Archive | March, 2017

Mandates for Dummies

30 Mar

Just getting the words to say it right,thanks Rod,the best bit so far;

Auld Acquaintance


Well what a week it has been…
May comes to Glasgow and meets with  Nicola Sturgeon in a wee hotel room, says nothing of any significance and sods off to do photo opportunities with the polis and then off to some place her government said in its press release is called East Kilbridge.
Nobody in Scotland knows where such a place exists, and Mays government knowledge of Scotland is such that they couldn’t care less what we Scots think, and will rename the Country to be called Maidenheid, after Thersa May in announcing in the Commons today as she actioned Article 50, announced that the views of the people of Scotland was of no more significance than her Maidenhead constituency.

On Tuesday we had the resumption of the #Scotref bill and debates in Holyrood..
Ruth the Mooth told wee Nicola, hey ya wee gobshite shut it and sit down! Heel!!

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Referendum Safeguarding

26 Mar

Aye Rod I remember asking at branch meetings about getting in observers or somebody else to count the votes but it was never even passed on up as far as I know.That for 2014 of course but who knows perhaps with 2014 as hindsight they may bring in the EU although in fairness I was on about getting the UN to look after our referendum.I was expecting it to be fiddled as we all know that there is form for fiddling by the unionist parties or am I just beginning to not trust the system now! Glad to see you’ve resurrected yourself for the up and coming battles.Up the republic that I hope is on its way.

Auld Acquaintance

As seems a distinct possibility, Scotland will sometime in the not too distant future be faced with another Independence referendum. This time as a matter of resolving Scotlands status with the rest of the UK and the EU.
Given that to all intents and purposes the UK government will be heading for a hard Brexit which not only is in opposition to the express will of the majority of Scots who voted to remain in the EU at the time of the UK European exit referendum, and also given that the subsequent stance of the UK government seems hell bent on taking us out of the Single Market too. Scotland is left with no choice but to have a referendum on Independence in order for our Countries express will to be known.

The circumstances of the time of the 2014 referendum have markedly changed, and promises made to the Scots…

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Not Much Longer for this World

6 Mar

Who knows how long any of us have but,most hope to leave something better for our children and subsequent generations.

Auld Acquaintance

In July last year after having taken a stroke the hospital consultant told me in no uncertain manner that I would die in the next 5 years. That is a pretty brutal thing to say to anyone. He was in no doubt that I would be gone from either a massive stroke or a heart attack. No Ifs, no Buts, No doubts about it.
Given my family history..he may be right. My mother died at the age of 62 from pancreatic cancer. My grandmother died of cancer in a similarly early age. My  father lasted a bit longer into his early 70’s before dying of heart failure. My brother died a couple of years back at the age of 67.
The prognosis is not good.

I may or may not make it much longer, only time will tell.

So given all that dire possible consequence, there would not be really…

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