Spot on, during the Jubilee the Republicans joined …

Comment posted Tarbet and Luss en fete as Olympic Flame brushes Argyll by Alex Tickell.

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.

Alex Tickell also commented

  • 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.
  • 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?

Recent comments by Alex Tickell

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    For someone who’s contributions I more often than not agree with, Tbh Integrity I find your last sentence astonishing.
  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    “JnrTick is incapable of understanding that there are two sides to everything. I have friends who were there and can assure you, it was mutual.”

    It’s just the 60 or so thousand Scotland supporters decided to whisper their anti English bile then?

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    Listening to Radio 4 tonight the account of a lady who thanks to Maggie, purchased her council house in London for 19 grand then went on to sell for 700 grand. Shocking.
  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    Maybe I don’t spend as much of my time on here as you, however, when visiting I have yet to see any of the contributors who share my political view to refer to anyone else as a Scottish bastard or and English bastard. Had I encountered the sort of language displayed by many of the travelling support at the Scotland England game it would have taken a huge amount of restraint not to condemn on here.

    You’ve clearly come across these racist terms used on here, care to cite any such instances?

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    Yes, fair point. I did raise it as this game would have been viewed by a huge audience yet to the best of my knowledge not a single report of this chant has appeared in the papers. Yesterday I read the mother in law’s Daily Record and saw about four readers views in the Record’s comments page quite rightly condemning the booing of the national anthems but absolutely zilch regarding the much more serious racist chants from the stands. If the words Paki Bastard were used instead of Scottish bastard can you just imagine the outcry?
    This article, although unrelated to my point, was petty, it smacked of desperation when there are actually some more important issues nationally that are worth commenting on. It is true also to remind contributors and visitors on here that this site chose to wrongly misrepresent the YES campaign as being intolerant, nasty, violent, anti-English Scottish Nationalists. How far off the mark was that?
    In the interests of balance I’ll continue to attempt to highlight issues this site may be uncomfortable reporting.

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17 Responses to Spot on, during the Jubilee the Republicans joined …

    • 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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        • 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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    • I have a long professional history of being seduced by the apparent confidence of titles and not proofing them.
      Many thanks for this prompt – and the location for the visit of the flame this morning is now correct.
      Lynda

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  1. Having been at Luss this morning and taking a few soundings among the locals {like myself},We compared the crowd to-day to a day at Luss Games. The committee members of Luss Games have estimated the crowd at 3000. They were four and five deep all the way from the hotel to the pier with the first of them arriving at 8 am

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  2. The only blot on the event was the racial abuse of a local for holding a saltire by a bombastic guest from south of the Border who currently lives in Helensburgh

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    • We understand that the organisation itself was selling both Saltires and Union Flags to bystanders (£2 a pop) at Luss. (A post-Hampden revision, perhaps?)
      At Tarbet the guy with the bag of merchandise, seemed only to have Union Flags and whistles to sell.

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  3. I think that Graeme should have been at Tarbet where some idiots who were waving saltires let Scotland down by the signs they were making to tourists in coaches from south of the border. Is it any wonder that we are called anti English and ashamed to be Scottish.

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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.

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  5. You are quite right to condemn the behaviour of these small minded bigots, and I join you in that. I’m neither anti English nor ashamed to be Scottish and the actions of people like this won’t make me so.

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  6. If we don’t expose racial abuse now then the Independence referendum could become very nasty

    It’s important that all examples are exposed whether it’s by young beds or middle class or aged ones

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