Comment posted Tarbet and Luss en fete as Olympic Flame brushes Argyll by Alex W Tickell.
Intolerence? Not at all, simply a point of view shared, I’m sure, by many many more in Scotland. The Olympic flame, yes probably bring sections of communities together, sport tends to do this. When the comparison to the Golden Jubilee was made by Islay for ever I am sure I was not alone in noticing the lack of enthusiasm north of the border, wonder why?
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- Regrettably we do have a mindless anti-English element who give the rest of us here in Scotland a bad name. Thankfully they are well and trully in the minority and hopefully will remain so. It’s all very well having a bit of sporting rivalry and friendly banter however, when it descends into nasty insults or verbal abuse simply because of your country of birth then this is very disappointing. This said, waving the National flag of your country be it England, Scotland, Wales or N.Ireland I don’t think should ever be deemed inapropriate or merit disdain.
- Spot on, during the Jubilee the Republicans joined hand in hand with in happiness & unity. Don’t know where you were in this country (Scotland) but here in Dunoon you were very lucky or unlucky depending on your viewpoint if you clocked a small red white and blue streamer fluttering from someone’s door handle or the odd elipse of bunting. Apologies if you are posting this from England or Northern Ireland as they appear to favour this abhorent circus and obviously brought people together in happiness and unity.
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“His action on Thursday is simply beyond understanding or defending; and would appear to have been executed without thought for those he led into territory they had never anticipated entering when they took office a year ago – and whom he has left beached”.
Newsie, good to see you’ve finally seen the light when most sussed Robb out a long time ago, except oor Mary on here.
Listening to several who had far closer contact with him it very quickly became obvious where his motives lay, hence his demise.
Your informer/source’s judgement prior to now has been well short of the mark.
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I used to drive from Dunoon to use this p/o because it stayed open late.
Sandbank post office used to stay open until 9pm, that is if the particular member of staff on at the time knew how to operate system and process parcels etc., One or two of the less experienced could provide a very basic service but definitely better than no later service at all.
Like our banks, most post office’s opening times don’t always suit the 9-5 working day so looking forward to Sandbank providing the later service.
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Your opinion, generally political, is going to be divisive regardless, and is what many of us “really dislike”.
Well researched factual information is greatly appreciated.
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Herbie Dice – re your post dated 11th June 8.48
No need to apologise.
I am voting ‘Yes’ and will continue activism for an independent Scotland till the grave.
Pigeon hole me any way you see fit, Nationalist, social democrat, separatist but please do not mistake those of us who wish the country we live in to do what every other independent country takes for granted by aligning us with Nazism, a pathetic boring many times tried & failed weak inaccurate attempt to entwine us with that filth.
You say “Most intelligent and modern liberal people consider it an evil creed”.
The SNP should it be re-elected in 2016 post independence wish to keep Scotland a member of the EU, not very insular Herbie? Open borders, free to travel and integrate within EU member states.
The union you support has a government unelected by this country, Scotland, who wish to shut off movement of peoples from other EU states by wrenching UK from the EU appeasing the UKIP movement down south.
This sounds more insular and most definitely further to the right than an independent welcoming Scotland would be.
- New major financial issue, supposing Scotland voted ‘Yes’ to independence
“Have the proponants of separation, the SNP, made our society the slightest bit fairer in the seven years it has held power here ?”
Have the SNP had full fiscal autonomy? What about the powers to reform Welfare?
There’s two biggies for starters completely out of the reach of any democratically elected party here in Scotland.
Devolved matters such as health, education, agriculture and justice although hugely influential in progressing our society, will not give us the tools to close the ever widening chasm between the haves and have nots. This problem as good a starting point to creating a “fairer” Scotland as any.
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