For Bob Hove: Read it again. We said …

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For Bob Hove: Read it again. We said nothing nor do we feel anything at all derogatory about the crew or the ship – each of which we support and admire (although we except the MoD’s procurement processes from our admiration and support).

This article is about the political machinations that, unless we are very lucky, will lead us into an unnecessary and manufactured war with Iran.

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  • Syriza, one seat short of overall majority, now talisman for the Scot Nats
    Could not agree more.
    Of course there is no effective Greek recovery. Mr McWhirter though, rightly identified the fact that – below the massive interest burden on the massive debt burden – the Greek economy grew [from a very low base] by what is now almost 4%. He did, foolishly – go on to compare that growth favourably with Britain’s. That’s the problem with polemic.
    As you say,there is no escape from austerity for Greece. It just depends on the specific source of that austerity, formal or informal, with the spectre you raise of it becoming worse in the chaotic collapse of an exit from Europe.
  • Syriza, one seat short of overall majority, now talisman for the Scot Nats
    This was no ‘offhand statement’ but a fully fledged major article, five columns wide in a six column page, six inches deep and with a two line two inch banner headline – text as quoted above.
    It is unprincipled to disavow Mr McWhirter when he is unhelpfully silly while trumpeting and basking in his dedication when he is helpfully astray.
    He put his career and is credibility on the line for indy. He may have written an awful lot of nonsense in the process – from the same unsound emotional basis as gave birth to the Syriza bonding – but those who were very glad of his open affiliation at the time look pretty shabby in distancing themselves from him in different times.
    The uncomfortable parallel is that, as may happen in Greece, Scotland could have been out of its union shelter, struggling with a currency problem out of the sterling zone and therefore, as Alex Salmond declared, defaulting on its share of the national debt it would responsibly have had to service.
    This is scary when we look at Greece. But it is what Scotland was seriously confronting only a few months ago.
    Just under 45% of us voted on a wing and a prayer.
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    Interesting, So we’re still using them – or a new generation of them.
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    Agreed, but is it not in the Kintyre peninsula? And we’ll be glad to be put right if the ‘peninsula’ is more narrowly defined than we have thought.
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    We had an overly literate tick in the headline. Apologies. Now corrected.

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  4. Hi Chaps re dispatch of HMS Daring to the Iranian Gulf…unless I mis-read it, found your report on this subject highly offensive and an insult to the brave women and men who are prepared to risk life and limb on our behalf.

    Daring was built in Scotland and is based in my home town Portsmouth.

    Just thought I had to say something about this

    Bob, Hove

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    • For Bob Hove: Read it again. We said nothing nor do we feel anything at all derogatory about the crew or the ship – each of which we support and admire (although we except the MoD’s procurement processes from our admiration and support).

      This article is about the political machinations that, unless we are very lucky, will lead us into an unnecessary and manufactured war with Iran.

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  5. I just wanted to express my sadness at hearing that Margaret Annfield, Co-ordinator of the North Argyll Car Scheme had passed away.

    This lady helped make my life as a long distance carer much easier and my mum would not have been able to attend hospital and doctor’s appointments without this invaluable service. Sadly residents living in rural parts of Argyll often find themselves severely disadvantaged because of their location. The North Argyll Car Scheme has helped to go some way to remedy this.

    My mum and I will always be grateful to Margaret for setting up this invaluable service – as we are to the many selfless volunteers who continue to keep it running today.

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  6. Your servers need looking at.

    Response times are becoming very slow from any of the fibre optic connections I use in West London.

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