Intolerence? Not at all, simply a point of …

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.

Recent comments by Alex W Tickell

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    Speaking of our referendum, Ian Bell one of Herald’s & National’s journalists has just produced a magnificent piece. This is journalism.
    It’s lengthy, but if this piece doesn’t stimulate the cells, little will.
    http://www.thenational.scot/comment/2014-the-year-of-our-revolution.485
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    Their strategy is indeed desperately out of touch, very naïve.
    Their General election paraphernalia cunningly disguised as the ‘Argyll & Bute Gazette’ was slipped through my letterbox yesterday.
    I took the time tonight to read this single newspaper sized sheet folded in half, not for political educational reasons but just to reinforce my gripe with Alan Reid who seems unable to contribute any piece in our local newspaper without mentioning the SNP.
    So, in a single sheet with approximately 12 articles guess how many times the SNP was mentioned? A staggering 25 times!
    Does Alan Reid and his party not have something positive to sell to our Argyll electorate, hasn’t this party learned anything from Scottish politics of the past decade or so? Labour’s infatuation with the rise of the SNP in attacking them persistently instead of offering anything positive has contributed hugely into getting them into mess they have ended up in today.
    The Liberals pathetic claim that this a two horse race is quite simply inaccurate, the Tories are not out of the running in A&B.
    Also, their claim that it is “a race between Alan Reid and the SNP” is insulting, it’s insulting the intellect of our savvy electorate not to mention the SNP candidate Brendan O’Hara who will be campaigning Argyll & Bute to serve Argyll & Bute.
  • Sting on sticky fingered Straw and Rifkind: the murk thickens
    Not at all Robert, that’s just being petty & silly.
    Honesty, transparency, fairness, forward thinking, just a few of the very basic attributes most decent folks should expect from those with the power regardless of where they work.
  • Sting on sticky fingered Straw and Rifkind: the murk thickens
    I haven’t said all the vulgarities we have witnessed in more recent times from Westminster couldn’t happen at Holyrood?
    I am no seer and can only commented on what has actually happened not what may or may not happen, that would be hypothesising.
  • Sting on sticky fingered Straw and Rifkind: the murk thickens
    Then tell me Lowry, why do the same old parties keep flagging up as the cheats?
    It just so happens Straw & Rifkind were the only two who took up the offer to talk, had the others done so even more of these politicians would have been exposed in the same manner.
    Hard to comprehend how over 50% of Scotland’s electorate chose to have these types overseeing our interests. The penny will drop sooner or later, I mean, we’ve only had, paedophile rings accusations/cover-ups, expenses scandal, cash for questions, the list goes on but the straw that will break the camel’s back must surely be just around yet another corner.

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17 Responses to Intolerence? Not at all, simply a point of …

    • 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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  4. Pingback: Argyll News: For the record: the 2012 Olympic Flame in Argyll | For Argyll

  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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