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Holyrood elections

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, May 7, 2021.

  1. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Bl**dy spell check. Always check what you write....:):)
     
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  2. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I'm sure I can recall something similar happening, about five years ago. Now, what could it have been........? :confused: ;)
     
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  3. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Shout it loud enough and long enough people either believe it or just give up and say just get on with it....
     
  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    In Wales at least, the independence movement is grassroots driven, not by politicians.
    Why?
    Because of a long-felt anger and resentment at the way Wales has been treated by England for centuries. Examples are the history of Plaid and the much more recent YesCymru movement.
    By the way, the English NIP is very much bugger-all to do with politicians. It was started as a joke but took off because the populace was behind it.

    S
     
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  5. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Nicola Sturgeon
    2ttSpondSsoaredh ·
    Today’s events were entirely down to Home Office actions. Police Scotland were in an invidious position - they do not assist in the removal of asylum seekers but do have a duty to protect public safety. They act independently of ministers, but I support this decision.
    I disagree fundamentally with Home Office immigration policy but even putting that aside, this action was unacceptable. To act in this way, in the heart of a Muslim community as they celebrated Eid, and in an area experiencing a Covid outbreak was a health & safety risk.
    Both as MSP and as FM, I will be demanding assurances from the UK government that they will never again create, through their actions, such a dangerous situation. No assurances were given - and frankly no empathy shown - when I managed to speak to a junior minister earlier.
    I am proud to represent a constituency and lead a country that welcomes and shows support to asylum seekers and refugees. The day when immigration policy is the responsibility of The Scottish Parliament can’t come soon enough.
    Another reason why my nation needs to leave - we have differant values,
     
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  6. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping that England leaves the UK, too, Willie. ;)

    Then we can put the current 'government' on a raft, and push it out into the Atlantic, where Johnson & Co can carry on their deeply unpleasant activities on themselves - Onanists that they are - and leave the rest of us alone.
     
  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I knew there was a reason why I haven't moved back to Scotland: the dulcet tones of the barmpots echoing through the canyons of Holyrood.
     
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Very wise. You really wouldn't fit in at all well.
     
  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that. I can be just as daft as the next person, if I try.
     
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  10. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    You have to try:eek::p?
     
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  11. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    To misquote a famous brother
    "I wouldn't want to be in a club where they let me be a member":rolleyes::D
     
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  12. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Alas, my accent betrays me when I try to pass as English. Mind you, when I was younger, I was often asked if I was Canadian! :confused::D
     
  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    That's a bit of a lumber Jack...
     
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I solemnly swear and affirm that I am not now and never have been a lumber jack; nor have I ever pressed a wild flower, put on womens' clothing or hung around... Oh! Wait a minute...

    :p :p :p
     
  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Demonstrators in Scotland make a lot of noise about welcoming refugees. I would like to know how the majority of Scottish residents feel about this issue.
    I am not making any assumption about the answer. Are there any genuine surveys made by unbiased organisations?
     
  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Well, a recent nationwide 'opinion poll' was carried out in which a majority of respondents indicated support for welcoming immigration and free movement opportunities. Does that help answer your question? ;)
     
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  17. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    And you moved to Devon for the scones on a Wednesday...
     
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Ha! Exeter isn't Devon. It's Nowhereland!
     
  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Well, sort of. The BBC report said...
    We don't know from this how many were questioned, how many answered, how the subjects were selected and what the percentage of the population by local area was. In other words, a typical untrustworthy poll.
     
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I am not now and never have been an inhabitant of Exeter, either. :mad:
     

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