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.

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  • Labour commits to full replacement of Trident submarines
    Astonishing!
    You had the opportunity to ensure once and for all with one simple cross that never again would Tory policies be inflicted upon ‘Patriotic Scots’, in fact all citizens of Scotland, by using your spine and voting for Scotland to take responsibility last September.
    You chose not to, so expose us in Scotland to that very same risk yet have the audacity to blame SNP!
  • Labour commits to full replacement of Trident submarines
    You wouldn’t be one of those in a packed Ibrox singing in unison vulgar songs about Bobby Sands or the Pope would you Ian or are you by chance one of the very odd ones out?
    I used to attend the odd Rangers game at Ibrox in my youth but the venom reverberating from every corner of the stands turned my stomach and wasn’t long before I cut all ties fearing any accusations of even the slightest association.

    “The Labour stance is fantastic news for Gibraltar and southern Spain which will see the benefit of all that investment and jobs from the UK Government”

    I as an SNP supporter and member believe “fantastic news” is when Scotland, the country I like to put first (not Spain or Gibraltar) benefits through investment and jobs.
    More and more Scotland focused people thankfully share this view.

  • Forget tactical voting for unity. Forget the coming of the one-party state. Your party matters more?
    “So you think the nats, who have been 3rd in the past 3 General Elections are going to win in A&B?”

    Not just contributors on here, the bookies have an SNP win in A&B at 1/16 ON! Unbettable, racing horse certainties. Latest poll I saw for A&B was -

    SNP Brendan O’Hara – 40%
    Tories Alasdair Redman – 20%
    Then the also rans, Labour’s Galbraith, Reid & Santos.

    This might explain the ridiculously short price for an SNP victory in A&B.

    An elderly ex-nurse who I spoke to during the referendum advised she had never voted before but was going to vote NO in the referendum to retain the union. She has since advised she will continue not to bother voting in this GE or any future election as firstly, the SNP aren’t offering the choice to break up the union and secondly if and when they do she will then exercise her right to reject independence. “There is no threat of Scottish independence until the choice is offered to us”.
    If this Daily Mail reading determined British Nationalist can see through the faux threat the unionist parties claim then this may be a fairly accurate representation of other NO voters mindset throughout Scotland other than the even more gullible amongst them. It might give weight to the reasons we have such a weak collaborative weasel like unionist vote (not just in A&B, throughout Scotland) and explaining the reasons the bookies have offered such generous odds on an Alan Reid, Alasdair Redman or Mary Galbraith victory.

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    “It is more than likely to be the last General Election in the United Kingdom of which we have been a part for over 300 years”

    A very long shot, where has our additional 6% come from since 19th Sept? Way too risky to bring another along too soon after the narrow NO vote.
    Far from being the threat to the union so often claimed, this faux threat is simply used as desperate vote magnets for the tories & Lib Dems, not to mention a grand excuse for Labour to point the finger should they not manage to wrangle power. This and the 2016 Scottish election doesn’t and won’t offer Scotland another independence referendum.
    2021 a much more realistic probability imo.

  • Dear Alex…
    Speaking of tribal warfare.

    http://www.thenational.scot/news/party-activist-trapped-as-glasgow-snp-office-is-attacked-by-a-gang-of-thugs.2557

    Wonder whether the Express or Daily Mail will feature this or is it only vile cybernats they want to bring to their readership’s attention?

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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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  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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