Comment posted Dunoon Observer invites voters to pick their ghoul by Ken MacColl.
With his “colourful” past political history there is no saying where he could be.
Ken MacColl also commented
- Gone all quiet here! Well said, Bill.
You will wait in vain for Simon’s identity. He, while scathing about others, favours the snide comment and, ironically, the unsubstantiated innuendo, but always behind the screen of anonymity. He clearly has some “insider” connection to the present administration at Kilmory and is always the first to take the apologist’s defensive attitude when criticism is directed there.
It will be interesting to see how much we hear from him after May 3rd but, of course, as long as he remains hidden, he can always reappear with a new identity or,more correctly, a different pseudonym ; suits him really pseudonym/pseud.
There is an intriguing scenario in there somewhere about putting a copy of the Declaration of Arbroath up on your wall and then sooking up to English tourists -for their money! Tell us , Simon, how does that work and where on earth in your fevered imagination did that come from?
Apropos MR’s colourful past could I suggest that when you are in a hole it is sometimes politic to stop digging?
- According to the link above it was the Daily Express that did the dirty and it would appear that it was perhaps “substantiated.”
- I was being deliberately soft key in my remarks about Mick Rice’s past political history but the over the top reaction from Gus MacKay suggests that I hit a raw nerve.
- As an long time active member of the SNP -sorry John! – but someone whose family roots were deeply embedded in the Labour Party when it was a genuine radical organisation I despair at the continued failure of Scottish (sic) Labour to come to terms with the reality of the current political scenario.I cannot believe for a moment that Keir Hardie would subscribe to what passes for policy there now.
Anybody could see that the Blair years were a headlong rush to self serving greed and the man continues to demean himself and his family with his shameless self promotion.New Labour, once the answer to all our aspirations, has now apparently been supplanted by yet another sort of Labour but the same bile and negativity continues to flow.
South of the border the Coalition deserves all that they will receive on Thursday but it is difficult to see that Ed Miliband and his band has any of the answers that UK Ltd seeks. They criticise the First Minister for his contact with News International when it transpires that Labour has made numerous overtures to the same organisation, Ed was plugging The Sun very recently and David Blunkett, MP, formerly Home Secretary, is on News International’s payroll as an adviser at a useful £49K pa for what can only be a part-time job.
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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