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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

  • What now for Scotland?
    Oh where to start?
    Tbh John, I’ve exhausted the arguments for some time now elsewhere, besides, they are all moot points now. I say moot points because I now believe we as voters of Leave have saved Europe in undermining the foundations of it, leading the way giving other Member States the confidence to regain their independence, in turn controlling borders and all the benefits this permits. At long long last the UK having a positive influence on something!
    Never thought I’d hear myself saying this but well done Farage for his noble and determined pursuit of self determination done achieved against the sort of UK establishment influenced propaganda I witnessed as a Yes voter during our own referendum here in Scotland – I doth my cap to anyone who has the courage to ‘steer their own ship’ and to belief in a people’s potential and abilities to decide what is and isn’t right for them and the future of others.
    North Britain soon to become a unique identifiable independent Scotland next?
  • Johnson remained the entertainer while Gove sold his integrity and his friends
    Gove for Prime Minister is a non-starter.
    His line only four years ago, “I’m not equipped to be PM” will come back to haunt him. Only four years has elapsed since this enlightenment so how has he acquired the ‘equipment’ in such a short period. The equipment I suspect he was referring to might be best explained by himself in the following quotes –
    “No, I’m constitutionally incapable of it. There’s a special extra quality you need that is indefinable, and I know I don’t have it. There’s an equanimity, an impermeability and a courage that you need. There are some things in life you know it’s better not to try.”
    “I don’t have what it takes… I have seen David close up on a variety of occasions: he just has an equanimity and a stamina, a sense of calm, good judgment… The pressure of the job is phenomenal and it takes a toll on you and your family and I don’t think I could do that.”
    ” I don’t know what I can do in a way but if anyone wants me to sign a piece of parchment in my own blood saying I don’t want to be prime minister, then I’m perfectly happy to do that.”
    Instil confidence anyone?
  • What now for Scotland?
    Address the concerns John and never mind the boring smears please.
  • What now for Scotland?
    I am a Scottish European but choosing not to pull & share sovereignty doesn’t make any of us any less European.
  • What now for Scotland?
    Hello Integrity. I agree in part with your observations/predictions.
    I’m not so sure with your 60% victory for Scotland’s independence, be that within or outwith the EU.
    I’ve a feeling we have as supporters of indy wrung the cloth dry for now, two fairly entrenched sides. Time will shift this one way or the other although I suspect the United Kingdom has (as has the EU) served it’s time.
    I voted Leave, I’d confidently do so again and for imho valid rational and certainly not racist reasons as the lazy tend to claim.
    I’ve little sympathy for the man who played his part in ensuring Brexit won the day but agree he must ultimately hold the can and do the decent thing as Alex did.
    He, as did every other Remain and that includes oor Nicola it pains me to say, failed to engage in grown up conversation about the subject that brought us to an In/Out referendum – Schengen.
    We witnessed on televised EU debates during ‘Immigration’ sections the side-stepping or the boring race card used as a convenient way to avoid this admittedly hot potato. To be fair, the opportunity was there many times during debates for the proponents of Brexit to cajole more from those Remains who parroted the line, “I know immigration policy isn’t perfect, but …” then go on to advise us of the benefits of immigration. Why didn’t they tell us exactly what it is about immigration/Schengen that ‘isn’t perfect’? Brexiters aren’t allowed to talk of the impracticalities not to mention the fundamentally unfair long term results of Schengen We don’t feel the effects of immigration as our neighbours in England, so no surprises Scotland’s vote differed to England’s.
    It genuinely gives me no please to say Cameron and the proponents of Remain got precisely what their lack of courage deserved.

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