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David McCann, You are a true martyr to the …

Comment posted 10 Downing Street to fly Saltire with Union Flag tomorrow for Andy Murray by Ken MacColl.

David McCann,
You are a true martyr to the cause! I do know one person who reads the “Scottish” Daily Mail but you go beyond the call of duty in reading what passes for its journalism elsewhere. I frequently despair at the Scottish media but the item you refer to surely plumbs new depths -even for the Daily Mail.
Sometimes when on holiday in Greece I purchase the Grauniad in the absence of anything better but its almost total lack of informed comment about Scotland is wholly depressing.

Ken MacColl also commented

  • Read the Daily Mail link above and the comments below it from Daily Mail readers.
  • WS is only another of the anonymous UK nationalist critics of Scottish nationalism who hurl insults from below the parapet. Would they be as gratuitously insulting if they were using their own names? You have to wonder who it is that states that he/she “does not care about what some toffs(sic) are at who live 500 miles away” when those are the people, along with their cronies, who are presently pulling the strings of the failing UK economy while they themselves prosper.

    Some MPs attend Westminster to represent their constituents and as an MP and as an MSP Alex Salmond has enjoyed over the years an unprecedented level of support from his own constituents, the people who know him best-check the figures if you doubt me.

  • The First Minister indicated his interest in attending the Gentlemen’s Final at Wimbledon more than a week prior to the event.
    This was merely a corrective to the predictably petty negativity demonstrated above by Messrs Graham and Mackay.
    I wholly agree that Andy Murray was a great credit to his country as was Roger Federer.
  • With his deathless phrase of “73 years of hurt” rhyming as it does with”three lions on my shirt” it would seem that Ed Milibland is already on this particular bandwaggon.
    For the record the First Minister booked his Wimbledon tickets more than a week ago.
  • Best to treat such comment with a contemptuous silence, Robert.

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    My thanks should, of course, have been to Robert Wakeham who contributes regularly and always has the courtesy to associate his name to his opinions.
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    Thank you ,Hugh.

    I stopped contributing, or indeed reading, FA some time ago as I can’t see the point of repeatedly inane comments from a small group of anonymous armchair critics-the contribution from OBAN4ME illustrates that in spades. For his/her information the audience was self selecting from the public and the questioners were chosen at random. There was an opportunity for around 30 minutes following the meeting for further interaction between public and elected members. The contrast between the conduct of this event and the closed shop cabals of the likes of Gordon Brown or PM Cameron are revealing.

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    Glad to see that Brendan O’Hara was able to squeeze in a mention of the Scottish Cabinet visit to Oban and Lorn on Monday. This was the seventh time that the Cabinet had met outside Edinburgh combining official business with various engagements across the area from school and housing projects, innovative energy developments and service providers.
    All this culminated in an open public meeting in the evening attended by more than 300 at the Atlantis Leisure Centre where the First Minister led her Cabinet in responding to an extensive open Q&A session followed by an informal opportunity for meeting with the cabinet members over tea and cake.
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    How sad to see that what started some years ago as an informative and sometimes challenging website has descended to this juvenile level of political commentary.
    Carries a distinct whiff of the Daily Mail.
    Certainly has no connection to the late and great Spike Milligan.

    “For Argyll?” In your dreams!

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    I met a colleague in Oban this morning who advised me that the SNP had won three by elections on Thursday of this week. I knew that those contests were being held but had heard nothing in the morning news bulletins so I asked him where he had the information from.
    “Oh” he replied, ” I have not yet confirmed the news but I knew that as BBC Scotland had not announced the results or even put them on their website they could only be positive for the nationalists.”
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