Comment posted Launch of ‘Scotland Yes’ campaign contradictory, lacking information and out of touch by Ken MacColl.
AC is air conditioning.It has been warm in Oban.
I wholly accept your right to say what you think and I said so.In this case I just feel you have wholly misread the runes which is why I mentioned the Daily Mail and, I see, so does Andy!You can do better than that.
The Independence proposition, I assure you, has been on the agenda for far longer than you seem to realise.And those who advocate federalism have also been around and have even shared power at Westminster and Holyrood in recent years without advancing their argument by a whisker
Ken MacColl also commented
- A week is a long time in politics and the period running up to the autumn of 2014 will have ample time for a sustained campaign on Independence. You must know that this launch was relatively low key and far from being dominated by the SNP sought to give a broader appeal. How would it be otherwise than measured in the midst of the media onslaught that is presently engulfing us with news of the Olympic torch campaign-closely monitored by the iconic principle sponsors; a fizzy drink manufacturer, a mobile phone company and a bank, the ubiquitous Diamond Jubilee memorabilia to say nothing of the cultural feast that is ongoing in Azerbaijan?
There were no business endorsements but you know that they exist and will appear in time, there were no sporting celebrities but they will appear as the campaign progresses. This was merely a start but I am concerned at the massive front page banner headline that I saw on the newstands from the Scottish (sic) Daily Mail labelling the First Minister as “The Great Dictator” Where does that come from?
FA can and doubtless will say as they see on any and every topic but you may care to reflect on the cheerleaders you have attracted in this particular instance. If I was getting the thumbs up on any subject from W.S., Lowry and the deeply unpleasant Islay for Ever- all, as usual in hiding – I would be reading over my copy and reflecting.
Maybe you need a break or has the AC broken down on Loch Fyneside?
Recent comments by Ken MacColl
- The Stones, The Stars and Professor Thom
Genuinely sorry to miss this talk but Putechan Lodge is a long haul from Oban!
Professor Sandy Thom is the grandfather of my sister-in-law and was a genuine polymath-with wideranging interests and considerable expertise in engineering, mathematics, astronomy, sailing and almost any other field that attracted his interest.He was truly “a living example of the power of a flexible mind and a versatile disposition.”
During the war he worked on the aereodynamics of fighter aircraft.
Only after retiring from the Professorial Chair of Engineering Science at Oxford did he devote his undivided attention to one of his many other interests, the locatin and distribution of megalithic monuments across the west coast of Scotland and further afield.He worked closely with Marion Campbell in Mid Argyll. He is considered to be the father of archaeoastronomy.
If you are able, go to the talk and enjoy.
Then support the campaign to safeguard the Sighthill Stone Circle.
- Disappointing stunting from Michael Russell
And, W.S., if you reveal your name, will we be entitled to make assumptions or presumptions about your ethnicity -as if it should matter?
- Another question for Andrew Mitchell
Were it not for whistleblowers and serious investigative jounalists-for too few around at present-we would know far less about those entrusted with our government.
- Campbell Cameron: Saying Yes
Pot, kettle , black….responding to Gus mackay is rarely a productive exercise but could I suggest that while the march was in support of Independence for Scotland, those who carried placards stating “YES” were in support of that cause.
My family had a long tradition of active support for the Labour party in Argyll and I recall how my father used to explain to me when I was a child the importance of countries like India and Ireland gaining control over their own destiny. Mind you he also spoke about the obscenity of nuclear weapons and the massive importance of the NHS and the principle that care should be free at the point of delivery.At that time the abolition of the House of Lords was a stated aim of the party.As a working class boy who got to university he would have been appalled at the notion of the Labour Party introducing student fees. I suspect that he would not have been singularly unimpressed with either Blair or Brown.
Devolution, even in times of financial stricture, has mostly worked well for Scotland and it has worked best in those areas where services, like Health and Education are in our Holyrood’s control and our own priorities are able to be addressed – contrast those with the chaos under Westminster control! The progression to independence is part of the process started in 1999 and perhaps the most significant factors of Saturday’s rally were the contributions from Dennis Canavan, Ruth Wishart and the growing Scottish Labour for Independence movement.
- Campbell Cameron: Saying Yes
I am the bloke in the blue fleece and I am entitled to look older than Campbell Cameron for the simple reason that I am considerably older.
Campbell is as hale and hearty as ever.
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