THE TORIES BUBBLE HAS BURST.

30 Jul

Excellent Blog looking at the Tories and dissecting them I just hope none of them read this and start to change. Sometimes I think I should spend more time thinking and making a proper blog.

YOURS FOR SCOTLAND

Jackson Carlaw – Conservative – Eastwood
May 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

THE TORIES BUBBLE HAS BURST

Those heady days when Ruth Davidson boasted she would be the next First Minister and unionist journalists wrote about it as a serious possibility rather than a poor joke. As lifelong Labour voters abandoned Labour and voted Tory to “save the Union” , as they became the official opposition in the Scottish Parliament relegating the once mighty Labour Party to third place and an increasingly irrelevance within Scottish politics. The Tory good years. They are no more.

The General Election saw more than half their seats in Scotland disappear, and this in a “good election” for the Tories with Boris gaining an eighty seat majority at Westminster. The “survivors” clinging on with tiny majorities very vulnerable to complete extinction next time round, the more so in that Boris’s Government is proving to…

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The determination that’s needed

23 Jul

Some very good points and if only the hurry-up and get indy2 brigade would hang fire and see that some of us have wanted independence for 50 years or more. We have watched friends die waiting but they died sure that independence will come, I want to be alive when we get independence.

Wee Ginger Dug

There have been a number of credible reports recently about panic and despair amongst senior figures in the campaign to oppose Scottish independence. While it is of course distasteful to take pleasure from the misfortunes of others, the sole response of any independence supporter to these developments ought to be ha ha. Instead what we’re seeing from certain quarters is the deeply Scottish ‘Woe woe and thrice woe, it’s aw gaun wrang.’ So it’s perhaps useful to take a step back from what independence supporters consider our chances of wresting a referendum from a reluctant Westminster to be and instead to look at what is going on in the British Government.

We learned yesterday from the Sunday Times, a publication close to the highest levels of the Conservative party, that Michael Gove is in ‘panic mode’ about the consistent majorities for independence which opinion polls have been showing for some…

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Key workers and a Just Recovery

14 Jun

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The Politics of a Pandemic

20 Apr

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Being in that group of pensioner and COPD with another various other things wrong with me (apart from being daft) an aneurysm at the larger side of the middle size any bigger and I could be in for a very tricky operation, well tricky for the surgeon I’ll only be the patient COPD doesn’t help getting put into a sleep for an operation, Arthritis nerve damage on neck and spine other than that I’m doing alright for a boy my age ( decrepit ) I can still laugh and get annoyed at what these arses’s of people these Tories are how can anybody vote for them they should be ashamed of themselves.

The Politics of a Pandemic

20 Apr

Being in that group of pensioner and COPD with another various other things wrong with me (apart from being daft) an aneurysm at the larger side of the middle size any bigger and I could be in for a very tricky operation, well tricky for the surgeon I’ll only be the patient COPD doesn’t help getting put into a sleep for an operation, Arthritis nerve damage on neck and spine other than that I’m doing alright for a boy my age ( decrepit ) I can still laugh and get annoyed at what these arses’s of people these Tories are how can anybody vote for them they should be ashamed of themselves.

Auld Acquaintance

Anyone watching the daily reports on the pandemic would almost be forgiven that  politics had been suspended, journalists and politicians are almost bending over each other to appear to all be supporting each other and everyone is pulling together to get through all this. Almost, but not quite, it is not that suddenly politics has disappeared, it has merely become understated. Underneath it all, it is politics as usual, and there is far more going on than meets the eye.

I commented recently on the sneaky underhand attempt by a Westminster government department on Scots Law, but that is not all thats been going on while we have been distracted.
At a time when we are more reliant than ever on workers from elsewhere in our health service and other key areas the Home office decided it was a good time to update its guidance on its new immigration system…

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When You Are Not Looking

9 Apr

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The Salmond Trial

12 Mar

Excellent piece of journalism, and he can be trusted.

Grouse Beater

Referendum Debate Continues As Campaigns Enter Final WeekAlex Salmond

For reader’s information.

The first thing to say is obvious, readers are cautioned against prejudicing the trial by posting intemperate comments that, understandably, some might feel impelled to make, all things considered. Emotions and prejudices will run high, as they say, but the wise will keep an eye on the detail and not the over-wrought. Alex Salmond has already won the first part of his action against the Scottish Government. It remains to be seen what baring it will have on the main part of the case against him.

I shall try to attend the court proceedings on days available to me which may be few. Guest passes are strictly controlled. I have been inside the High Court only once, coincidentally a rape case on which I served as a member of the jury. I was not impressed with the reasoning of some of my fellow jurors, but…

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Our un(SU-N)g heroes : the explosive truth about the formation of the Scottish Parliament

8 Jul

Good read and if you never knew this before you should now.

A wee Sovereign Scot

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“The debating chamber of our Scottish Parliament”

Introduction

In Scotland we have a Scottish Government sitting in a Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood, Edinburgh. Why did we end up with that? What are the events that led to the formation or “re-opening” of such a thing?

If you listen to people from Labour discussing it, they claim the glory for it and the late Donald Dewar is held in almost saintly awe over his work to see the project come to fruition. Now let’s get down to the truth of the situation.

Labour were forced to form both the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly by threats to remove the UK from the CoE (Council of Europe) if they did not comply. A country cannot be a member of the EU without adhering to the democratic security principles and policy laid down by the CoE and can be ejected if…

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The DUP and the Orange Order in Scotland and Their Near 150,000 Scottish Voters Have Established Total Control of the Tory Party in Scotland-All the Evidence is in This Blog- Be Warned

22 Dec

A “Nazi Salute” or a “Roman Salute” no matter those with that “Butcher’s apron” always boast of beating the Nazi’s in WWII I suppose these grandsons and granddaughters have never got the message from their dead that the salute is an insult to their flag!!

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The Orange Order of Scotland, supporters of the DUP and the Tory Party in Scotland

The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland Grand Master Jim McHarg, in a speech in 2017 said:

“The bulk of the Lodge’s estimated 50,000 Scottish supporters are Tories, and more members of the Order are now serving as elected officials across Scotland than at any time in the past two decades.”

20 May 2010: Orange Order activist and DUP supporter, Richard Cook, creator of Conservative Future (Scotland)

The former Deputy Chairman of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party stated:

“I believe deeply in our party, its membership and in the need for a centre right party to represent the hundreds of thousands of Scots who believe in the same things we do.

Putting it bluntly, our General Election results were not good. In all but a few seats the people of Scotland turned out to stop…

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Ireland is a Key to Understanding Scotland

14 Sep

Read without taking a side.

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By Jason Michael

ON HOGMANAY 2014, as the year that saw Scotland split down the middle on the question of independence came to an end, Scottish Labour activist and journalist Aidan Kerr published a blog post describing what he saw as the “Ulsterisation of Scottish Politics.” Over a year later, writing in The Herald, columnist David Torrance capitalised on this term to describe what he saw in essence as an insular politics of conflict in which Scotland – like the occupied six counties before it – withdraws from British politics as it continues to polarise on the constitutional question. This was a clever manœuvre on the part of the unionist commentariat. At a stroke it brought the dark and awful shadow of Irish political violence down on the Scottish debate and, by associating Scottish independentistas with Irish “nationalists,” planted the idea that it was the campaign for…

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