Comment posted Argyll First celebrate unanimous decision to return power to full council by Jnr Tick.
“When they finish the champagne , Argyll First might like to reflect on the fact , that thanks to them ,power in Argyll & Bute rests with a tightly whipped SNP group controlled by Michael Russell and SNP high command hellbent on destroying the United Kingdom as their number one priority”
Islay for ever, you say the SNP are hellbent on destroying the UK? It is not and never has been the SNP’s aims to have the UK’s best interests at heart. The clue to the SNP’s intentions or motives is in the the S and the N, the interests of Scotland the Nation. It is not to destroy the UK, why should they have any interest in the UK? The SNP, for their sins, a real Scottish political party who’s interets are solely for the people who reside in Scotland. If you are looking to apportion blame for the demise in the UK and its, in my opinion, eventual disintegration, take a long hard look at where we are today, the embarrassing and ever widening gap between rich and poor, depravation in our towns and cities, lack of opportunity for graduates/school leavers, retention and maintenance of the abhorent wmd’s at Faslane, lack of respect for authority, drug addiction, I could go on and on. All these ails whilst being governed by Westminster Tory, Labour, Tory, Labour,Tory when will we break this cycle, come on the level headed people of Scotland, time to put this wonderful country right, to lead the way. If a party looking after the interests of its county’s residents has the knock on effect of ‘destroying the UK’ then so be it, but the SNP cannot be blamed for the intentions it came into existence for in 1934.
Jnr Tick also commented
- Just wondering where in my reply to ‘Islay for ever’s’ post did I mention the word instantly? Independence might however go some way to solving people’s inability to quote from posts accurately by getting Scotland’s education system back to the way it used to be, revered throughout the world. Sadly, like many other things here in Scotland, eroding, gradually becomming mediocre. Given time, in an Independent Scotland whichever government, be it Labour, Conservative, SNP or other, can implement real change, change that can revolutionise the way we all live, get back a sense of pride in where we live and who we are instead of a future of generations who are disassociated, disillusioned apathetic to anything that really matters in life. Jim B, what do people like yourself expect to see in a future Scotland as part of this wonderful UK? more of the same?, except even more of a decline I think. Why? Because the Unionists of this country, Scotland, expect radical change for the better will surely happen some time, some year, some decade, just keep putting the same old Westminster Labour then Tory governments in down south and they’ll see us all right, time to be brave and believe in your fellow countrymen and women that together here in Scotland we have both the resources and the intellect to make it work. I’m quite young, but admittedly and ashamedly have been naive to think Scotland lacked the attributes I have just mentioned for long enough, read to many rags, believed too many ill-informed anti-Independence people, but since the invention of platforms such as this, many of the myths of ‘paradise Union’ and ‘poor skint havnae got the intelligence Scotland’ can be quickly and easily dispelled. Incidently, the contempt shown to us by both the media and Westminster’s misinforming leaves a nasty taste in the mouth creating individualls like myself who will follow the Independence goal until my dying breath, if neccessary.
Recent comments by Jnr Tick
- Challenge: see what you make of these VisitScotland statistics
OK, feels like being back at school but gets the old grey matter limbered up.
Looking at the initial figures mentioned, 1882 overnight visitors including 540 visitors (presumably day trippers?
The percentages go on to say 66% spend one or more nights thus leaving 34% being day trippers surely. Now, 34% of 1882 is not 540, I make it 640 (ish)
It also mentions “34% stayed for 4-7 nights and 18% stayed longer”, 34% + 18% does not add up to 66% (The % supposed to have stayed for one or more nights!
What about “The age profile of visitors to Argyll & the Isles is similar to that of Scotland as a whole with 29% aged under 35, compared to 32% of all Scottish visitors”.
If one of the serious weaknesses is a grammatical error then should it not be Scotland’s visitors?
I give up, go on tell us Newsie.
- White smoke rises from Councillor Duncan MacIntyre’s chimney as two-man College of Cardinals settle a deal
“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.
- Strachur Post Office under threat of closure
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.
- Russell to make parliamentary statement on rural schools today
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.
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
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.
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