Comment posted Argyll First celebrate unanimous decision to return power to full council by Jnr Tick.
“When they finish the champagne , Argyll First might like to reflect on the fact , that thanks to them ,power in Argyll & Bute rests with a tightly whipped SNP group controlled by Michael Russell and SNP high command hellbent on destroying the United Kingdom as their number one priority”
Islay for ever, you say the SNP are hellbent on destroying the UK? It is not and never has been the SNP’s aims to have the UK’s best interests at heart. The clue to the SNP’s intentions or motives is in the the S and the N, the interests of Scotland the Nation. It is not to destroy the UK, why should they have any interest in the UK? The SNP, for their sins, a real Scottish political party who’s interets are solely for the people who reside in Scotland. If you are looking to apportion blame for the demise in the UK and its, in my opinion, eventual disintegration, take a long hard look at where we are today, the embarrassing and ever widening gap between rich and poor, depravation in our towns and cities, lack of opportunity for graduates/school leavers, retention and maintenance of the abhorent wmd’s at Faslane, lack of respect for authority, drug addiction, I could go on and on. All these ails whilst being governed by Westminster Tory, Labour, Tory, Labour,Tory when will we break this cycle, come on the level headed people of Scotland, time to put this wonderful country right, to lead the way. If a party looking after the interests of its county’s residents has the knock on effect of ‘destroying the UK’ then so be it, but the SNP cannot be blamed for the intentions it came into existence for in 1934.
Jnr Tick also commented
- Just wondering where in my reply to ‘Islay for ever’s’ post did I mention the word instantly? Independence might however go some way to solving people’s inability to quote from posts accurately by getting Scotland’s education system back to the way it used to be, revered throughout the world. Sadly, like many other things here in Scotland, eroding, gradually becomming mediocre. Given time, in an Independent Scotland whichever government, be it Labour, Conservative, SNP or other, can implement real change, change that can revolutionise the way we all live, get back a sense of pride in where we live and who we are instead of a future of generations who are disassociated, disillusioned apathetic to anything that really matters in life. Jim B, what do people like yourself expect to see in a future Scotland as part of this wonderful UK? more of the same?, except even more of a decline I think. Why? Because the Unionists of this country, Scotland, expect radical change for the better will surely happen some time, some year, some decade, just keep putting the same old Westminster Labour then Tory governments in down south and they’ll see us all right, time to be brave and believe in your fellow countrymen and women that together here in Scotland we have both the resources and the intellect to make it work. I’m quite young, but admittedly and ashamedly have been naive to think Scotland lacked the attributes I have just mentioned for long enough, read to many rags, believed too many ill-informed anti-Independence people, but since the invention of platforms such as this, many of the myths of ‘paradise Union’ and ‘poor skint havnae got the intelligence Scotland’ can be quickly and easily dispelled. Incidently, the contempt shown to us by both the media and Westminster’s misinforming leaves a nasty taste in the mouth creating individualls like myself who will follow the Independence goal until my dying breath, if neccessary.
Recent comments by Jnr Tick
- Promising start for Kezia Dugdale on North Sea oil as SNP front bench reverts to Salmond’s schoolyard
Richard says, “The sooner the SNP have to produce policies, implement them and let the public judge them the better, the days of blaming Westminster are numbered”.
If the following aren’t policies what are they?
1.Creating more jobs here in Scotland is a top priority for the SNP. Our policies include:
2.Supporting Scotland’s Small Businesses – We will protect the Small Business Bonus, ensuring £450 million of support for the small businesses that form the lifeblood of local economies. The small business bonus has saved jobs in the downturn and create jobs in the recovery.
3.Action on Youth Unemployment – We will provide support for 125,000 modern apprenticeships over the lifetime of the Parliament and a commitment that every 16-19 year old in Scotland not in work, part of a Modern Apprenticeship scheme or receiving education is offered a learning or training opportunity.
4.Growing the Green Economy – Scotland is leading the world in offshore renewable technologies and the SNP will continue to support the rapid growth of this sector. The National Renewables Infrastructure Fund will help leverage private investment into Renewables, part of over £200 million of investment in Renewables.
5.Improve Connectivity – we will invest in the electrification of the central Scotland rail network, reducing journey times between Glasgow and Edinburgh to just over 30 minutes. And our plans include the rapid expansion of high-speed broadband so Scots can take full advantage of our new digital age.
6.Protecting family budgets – At a time of inflation, higher VAT and sky-high fuel prices we will continue to protect family budgets here in Scotland by freezing the Council Tax. We have also removed prescription charges, saving people with long-term health conditions £180.
Might it be fair to deduce that your views/opinions on national politics expressed here are brutally tainted by your blind hatred of Scotland’s Party?
- Argyll & Bute MSP reacts to Council’s wrecking ball on community ownership of Castle Toward
Our Cowal community and as our MSP correctly points out, those who have for some time put in the ground work to try and make the buy-out happen for the benefit of our community are the real losers in all of this, not to mention tax payers. Funding the continued existence of what will be, whilst waiting for that elusive buyer, a decaying building and grounds seems so futile should the ambition and foresight of those involved in the buy-out be thwarted.
Am I the only one who think there is something far more sinister behind this entire debacle than what appears to be the excuse of hanging off for more money for Toward? Madness in today’s climate where property and the construction trade have yet to recover fully from years of recession. Can’t see developers clambering over each other to pay the sum requested.
- Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
What’s wrong or worthy of chuckling about an oil fund? What in my post do you disagree with regarding trading prices of natural commodities?
- Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
Anyway, are you suggesting terrorism isn’t the biggest threat to the civilised world?
What part do nuclear weapons have to play in this and can you or your Westminster government justify the spending of obscene amounts of cash to renew Trident in todays austere climate and if so, for how much longer.
The world will always carry threats to our safety, are possessing nuclear weapons going to make us any safer from new threats?
- Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
Why do you continue to communicate with ‘fools’ then?
Might I suggest you ignore me, don’t waste your time even reading ‘fools’ posts. skip by, much more productive and a better use of your time?
Do you have anything constructive to comment on rather than resorting to insults. If my opinions and/or arguments are so weak your counter arguments rather than slurs should be sufficient in exposing my input surely?
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