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Comment posted Turkey’s military coup raises issues to be confronted here in Britain by Robert Wakeham.

Has the swing had a safety inspection recently?

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • When we have a government in Edinburgh that has no appetite for taking decisions on the future of a handful of beavers in Knapdale you have to wonder about their appetite for taking any decisions at all, as opposed to an inordinate amount of tub-thumping and a distressing tendency to resort to an adult version of ‘mummy, mummy, she kicked me’.
  • Surely the EU was/is in no hurry at all to admit Turkey to membership, and one of the major issues is not just the rising tyranny of Erdogan himself but the uncomfortable fact that he has a very large following – in what’s still a democracy (manipulated as it may be).
    And if anyone thinks that there are no flies on our democracy, you can see where they’ve been – very recently.
  • ‘The truth of democracy, though, is that small majorities carry the day, and must be accepted by all concerned’
    – that’s certainly true of elections, at whatever level of government (and hence the debate over proportional representation versus ‘first past the post’), but surely – when it comes to voting for other things – there’s a fairly widespread tendency to impose a minimum majority of well over 50% of the vote, to avoid precisely the sort of concerns raised by the recent fairly narrow Brexit vote, where there’s widespread public suspicion that the electorate was quite disgracefully misinformed by some of their elected representatives, with a mixture of inaccurate facts, blatant scaremongering, and cultivation of ignorant prejudice.

Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

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    MM – lies coming from Obama? – I seriously doubt it, perhaps you’ve got him confused with Trump?
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    ‘Shear arrogance'(sic) is over-egging it by a long way, Malcolm, and remember just how much vindictive sniping there was by people without the guts to identify themselves.
    I think that the For Argyll folk deserve great credit for tolerating all the garbage in the interests of free speech – I would have been sorely tempted to ‘out’ some of the more vicious commentators (and recommend they seek counselling on the state of their mental health, before they get into real trouble).
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    So, if I understand you correctly, different Calmac ships require different, mutually incompatible, linkspans.
    A polite response is ‘Oh dear’ but there are far less polite reactions that would surely be in order.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    It’s Buckfast, not buck fast – and is named after a Benedictine abbey (also known locally in South Devon as ‘Fast Buck Abbey’).
  • New Transport Minister humiliates CalMac MD
    If a second ship was added to the Craignure route because the Isle of Mull couldn’t cope with the traffic, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when she’s on her own again.

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