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Both votes SNP or not? That is the question.

19 Apr

Posted to Facebook and on Twitter needs sharing will down to brother in Liverpool he might even share around there.
Now my reply, More thought provoking for all of us, good stuff. Your logic is sound but I do see the list as an insurance policy if we don’t get all those constituency seats. I just have that bad feeling about this election. Somehow if possible I’d ask as many postal voters to let us know online how they voted. I know its a secret vote for good reasons, main two are bribery and intimidation, but if we could get some numbers and area voted in we may be able to see if postal votes were safe. I think this will be my last election by going to vote in person all future ones will be postal for me. Health getting worse, fell into lighting up again. Bought the Tabex to help me get back off them again, breathing is getting harder and pained cravings get to strong. Must succeed this time.

Auld Acquaintance

It is not the first time that the Both votes SNP has been questioned, and no doubt the argument for and against will rage on indefinitely until such times as either the voting system changes or we get Independence.
Personally In my opinion it doesn’t stand water.
I can see why the SNP leadership pursue it, but I doubt their reasons have anything to do with gaining Independence. Being a political party, they are behaving the way that all other political parties normally behave, that is because they don’t want you voting for anyone else but themselves, irrespective if that stance hinders Independence or not.
Now this is something I would never have considered or even entertained a couple of years ago,but given how antagonistic some in the leadership has been towards anyone who might think differently to themselves has been, I have begun to believe that is the case.

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How Not to make friends and Influence people

8 Apr

How Not to make friends and Influence people

8 Apr

This election is for our country and so many cant see it WHY? I cant work it out needs somebody smarter than me to fathom it out. I do wish we could come together and work on the good of ourselves instead of petty squabbles getting out of hand. Squabbles becoming big fights and no purpose served in our quest for independence. It will be a case of, after the election, if only! and then we make up and maybe even become friends again and restart the work, we don’t need to we can do the job this time if we really want to or are there too many infiltrators among us nudging some of us on and egging up the voices. Remember how Ireland had a civil war after regaining independence looks like we maybe in for something similar not as bloody I hope but bitter fighting, without any agreements only for spite.

Auld Acquaintance

Prior to the last minute announcement of Alex Salmond and the appearance of the Alba party on the scene I was so downhearted that I was seriously considering not voting at all in the upcoming Scottish Parliament Election.

I didn’t feel that I could give the SNP my vote after the debacle of the Salmond affair and all that had come out in the Holyrood enquiry. Nor could I understand why they were seemingly intent on holing their chances and our chance of Independence under the waterline by introducing 2 seriously contentious issues as the Hate Crime Bill and the Trans rights issue just prior to election.
I had watched the run of 22 positive polls for Independence come to an end during all of these things. To say that I was seriously depressed about it all would be an understatement.

I had however joined the Independence for Scotland party…

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SO WHY DON’T WE DO THIS NICOLA?

6 Sep

via SO WHY DON’T WE DO THIS NICOLA? Follow link to Iain Lawson an excellent blog by him (as always) and we are on the same side as both of us are independence seekers. I have always been an independence supporter and always an SNP man and as boy, Iain came from being a prospective candidate for a different party but when he thought about it he also became an independence  supporter. Much smarter than me a clever man who was well versed in the political ways of Westminster and Holyrood.

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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