Scotland voters weigh up priorities as polls approach
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,209
Independence, Covid, the economy and the NHS are on voters' minds ahead of elections in May.
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17/03/2021 10:25:58 6 37
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Expect lots of criticism of Nicola and the Scottish nationalists by English nationalists. Good job Little Englanders can't vote in Scotland.
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17/03/2021 10:28:10 34 4
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Or wake up and realise what the SNP are doing to Scotland on a daily basis. Some people are just completely blinkered by the "dream" of independence. what's on the other side?
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17/03/2021 10:27:03 187 25
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Please vote tactically and rid Scotland of the corrupt SNP. People need to read in to the latest changes to the hate crime bill. People think it's funny when reference is made to North Korea but if people take time to read in to the changes it's pretty serious.
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17/03/2021 10:37:21 118 15
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Oh, and it's strange how she's picking on hospitality and tourism when that's one of the major contributors to the Scottish economy. Her personal war on alcohol is killing the country. No point of booking a hotel for a holiday to not enjoy yourself ....
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17/03/2021 11:37:55 3 15
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Ha ha ha

Get off your knees !!!
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17/03/2021 12:17:46 3 12
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Anyone voting Tory is now voting for a non democratic society. Their latest anti-protest law is borderline what the National Socialist party played with in the 30s. You have been warned. Never trust a Tory.
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17/03/2021 12:48:58 15 0
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The SNP want independence at ANY cost regardless of anything else. They are a one trick pony (lame) party.
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17/03/2021 21:24:48 0 0
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More than 700 of the UK’s leading legal academics have signed a stinging open letter urging Boris Johnson to ditch “draconian” restrictions on the freedom to demonstrate, in one of the largest protests of its kind in decades.

We have much more to fear from Johnsons version of North Korea! and the tories object to the hate crime bill in Scotland, aye right!
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17/03/2021 21:28:35 2 1
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I'll be voting tactically to keep the Tories out. That is all that matters.
18/03/2021 06:45:22 0 0
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Under the PR system in Scotland, you should vote for who you want as it is proportional, unlike the UK where the FPTP system means that you do need to vote tactically. If you back labour and want the SNP our then vote for Labour, as you them based on votes cast. if you vote tactically for the Tories, you will just get more of them and less labour. Every vote counts under PR.
18/03/2021 17:31:31 0 0
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Have you paid any attention to the corruption down south?
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17/03/2021 10:25:58 6 37
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Expect lots of criticism of Nicola and the Scottish nationalists by English nationalists. Good job Little Englanders can't vote in Scotland.
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17/03/2021 10:28:10 34 4
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Or wake up and realise what the SNP are doing to Scotland on a daily basis. Some people are just completely blinkered by the "dream" of independence. what's on the other side?
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17/03/2021 10:49:57 1 4
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What's on the other side? A country that has not lost it's head over Brexit, routinely breaks international law, allows the legal right to demonstrations and doesn't protect statues more strongly than women's safety.
Well, that's this weeks list anyway. There will be another list just as long next week.
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17/03/2021 11:37:20 1 2
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Independent and in the EU. It works for 27 other countries.
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17/03/2021 10:30:54 66 7
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The most important things these next weeks is for the real story about how so much in Scotland has been mismanaged by the incompetent for so long. The matters can be paraded in front of the Scottish electorate. One disasterous and laughable topic about ineptitude each day for the next 60 days...there is no shortage of misdirection: decisions for which a small clique can be held responsible.
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17/03/2021 13:10:46 16 0
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Watch out for more smokescreen changes to the lockdown timetable
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17/03/2021 10:31:09 19 3
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I've already decided who I'm voting for.

I'm hoping that there is a more even spread of parties. This whole SNP vs the world thing that appears on every BBC HYS and basically anywhere in public chat is entirely claustrophobic and doesn't leave room for focusing on a devolved Scotland. Both sides as bad as each other and extreme in their narrative.

Let's get on with the status quo of devolution
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17/03/2021 10:31:27 190 17
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I'm all for Scots voting in another indyref, so long as they are told the truth about post independence conditions. My worry, especially in light of recent events, is the SNP are not capable of being honest... independence at any cost!
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17/03/2021 11:05:13 41 101
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Just as those who were persuaded during the run-up to the 2014 referendum that "the only way to stay in the EU is to vote No" or that Scotland would be granted significant additional powers on a "No" vote were told the truth?

The promise to build 13 new Type 26 Frigates in Scotland didn't last either.

The truth about post Brexit conditions from the Leave campaign was demonstrably lacking.
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17/03/2021 11:52:52 14 1
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If you expect the truth from ANY politician, then you are living in cloud cockoo land. Todays political systems are broken, from US, to Scotland, to UK and Europe. Those that govern are driven by short-term personal glorification and self interest. The idea of a politician serving their country's best interest have long gone. The Scottish system has failed to deliver consensus it was intended to.
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17/03/2021 12:41:46 4 6
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Stop being so patronising!

Most Scots know full well the cost of independence it's why most of them voted against Brexit and the majority were not persuaded to vote YES to independence last time.
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17/03/2021 10:32:12 1 26
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All the Alex Salmond debacle highlights is that politics is a dirty businesses and the SNP like every other party has its share of infighting, deceit and scandal.

If NS does go, Scots will still be left with the same stark of English Tory or clueless Labour.

My monies on the Greens picking up the slack!
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17/03/2021 10:37:02 22 4
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The electorate have only jumped ship from clueless Labour to clueless and corrupt SNP.
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17/03/2021 10:34:44 163 23
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Scotland would flourish as part of the UK. We will not if we have another corrupt SNP government. Please use your vote to rid us of this government.
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17/03/2021 11:07:51 29 74
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Scotland is, currently, part of the UK.

The Scottish people voted for Devolution and vote in their choice of party in Holyrood.

That Labour and the Conservatives don't do very well, even under a PR voting system, says what the majority of Scots think of them.
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17/03/2021 16:41:57 2 2
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Yoons hate the idea of a soverign FREE Scotland
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17/03/2021 21:28:01 2 1
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Given that Scotland has been a part of the UK for a hundreds of years, according to many posters here scotland is broke and has to be bailed out by England. So exactly when do you expect Scotland to flourish in the UK?
18/03/2021 17:35:58 0 0
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We are currently part of the uk and have been for over 300 years. Can you show us where we have “flourished” in that time?
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17/03/2021 10:35:18 130 10
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SNP always say they are working for the benefit of the people of Scotland , but look at their track record in all areas and it’s abysmal. They have delivered on very little and huffed and puffed , whilst wasting Scottish taxpayers money on many vain projects . The most dangerous legislation is tied up in the Hate bill , it is truly an attack on free speech and democracy ...some SNP legacy...
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17/03/2021 11:47:15 73 5
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First SNP gagged their Westminster MPs,
Then they gagged their membership, including their MSPs,
Now they can gag what Scots can say, even in the privacy of their home, through the 'Hate Bill'.

They're now threatening expulsion for members who visit blog sites that fallen foul of the current SNP leadership.

It can't be long now until they're burning books on bonfires.
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17/03/2021 12:01:01 2 7
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Meanwhile in other news, Boris's vanity project is spending a lot of money on the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and N.I.

I mean how much will it cost just to install the 'Bridge Closed due to Severe Weather' signs.

If Carlsberg did vanity projects!
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17/03/2021 12:12:43 11 0
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Don’t forget Scotland under the SNP do top one unfortunate European league table - highest drug deaths by population.
18/03/2021 08:58:32 0 0
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Scot gov have delivered lowest unemployment, delivered on the environment & education with massive investment, highest numbers of teachers in the last 10 years and 100s of new schools built, & a new hospital in Glasgow opening in the next couple of weeks.

All these attacks on SNP are just pure deflection from the real issue, which is why should Scotland continue to defer to WM on anything?
18/03/2021 17:40:37 0 0
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HS2 ,London Sewers, London Cross Rail, Thames Crossing, Big Ben, House of Parliament, Buck House. To name but a few projects that don’t affect the lives of ordinary Scots, but we have to pay towards their construction and refurbishment.
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17/03/2021 10:35:37 220 27
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I would be more concerned with wasted money on ferry building, prestwick airport, kids hospital that remains shut, education standards, policing, lies and deceit by the Scottish government and higher taxes for anyone with aspirations rather than independence.

Greens have no credibility either. Sturgeons lapdogs allowing them to do damage to Scotland.
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17/03/2021 11:33:29 103 11
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Go and look at the European Green movement's aims which the Scottish Greens want to follow. It is truly frightening.
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17/03/2021 11:33:52 27 4
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You also missed the highest drug deaths in the EU, the gap in premature mortality rates between deprived ad affluent areas, the number of children in homeless households rising, council funding cuts etc etc.........
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17/03/2021 11:37:33 7 17
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The problem is, the Conservatives have the same track record on wasting money and the recent Panorama and now Dominic Cummings coming out slating the Govt, does not make them a good choice either.

Who do you suggest?
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17/03/2021 11:38:27 5 1
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And that's the rub - who do you vote for?

Both the Scottish Tories and Labour are more focussed with following their national party lines than anything local - that's why the Scots have devolution and the English regions want same.

Lib Dems ????!

May's election is about to take on a whole new meaning - the future of devolution and that of the Scottish Parliament itself within the UK.
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17/03/2021 11:40:18 3 16
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Pretty sure Prestwick is turning a healthy profit based on refuelling of military and freight aircraft. Have been wrong before, though.
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17/03/2021 11:54:09 5 25
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who is interested in a tory bot and their pathetic anti snp posts NOBODY IN SCOTLAND
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17/03/2021 12:36:34 0 3
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You'll be voting con. then? LOL
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17/03/2021 15:37:17 6 1
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Oh God, and now they've just announced they are taking over the railways. That's the train service doomed then.
18/03/2021 17:30:04 0 0
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The kids hospital is due to open. Higher taxes? We pay less than they do down south FACT.
18/03/2021 18:54:23 0 0
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I agree with everything that is said. My husband has worked in some of these areas and has witnessed this discussing waste of taxpayers money first hand
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17/03/2021 10:36:27 85 5
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What about education, the economy, health? What about honesty and accountability in power?

This article makes out the election is only about independence now or later, which is the SNP narrative.
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17/03/2021 10:38:55 7 34
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It's also the narrative of dozens of posters on here. They're as one dimensional as the thing they're complaining against.
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17/03/2021 13:04:24 3 0
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With independence education and economy will go further to pot - most likely health too as a result. Thats why the independence debate will continue on until finally put to bed either way at least for a significant period of time. Not 7/8 years.
18/03/2021 17:45:51 0 0
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Yep, Boris and co should be held to account on all your points.
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17/03/2021 10:32:12 1 26
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All the Alex Salmond debacle highlights is that politics is a dirty businesses and the SNP like every other party has its share of infighting, deceit and scandal.

If NS does go, Scots will still be left with the same stark of English Tory or clueless Labour.

My monies on the Greens picking up the slack!
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17/03/2021 10:37:02 22 4
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The electorate have only jumped ship from clueless Labour to clueless and corrupt SNP.
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17/03/2021 10:27:03 187 25
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Please vote tactically and rid Scotland of the corrupt SNP. People need to read in to the latest changes to the hate crime bill. People think it's funny when reference is made to North Korea but if people take time to read in to the changes it's pretty serious.
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17/03/2021 10:37:21 118 15
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Oh, and it's strange how she's picking on hospitality and tourism when that's one of the major contributors to the Scottish economy. Her personal war on alcohol is killing the country. No point of booking a hotel for a holiday to not enjoy yourself ....
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17/03/2021 11:34:06 5 12
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Like you ken what life in like Living in North Korea. :lol:

So, aye, it's not 'funny', it's pathetic melodramatics. ;)
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atg
17/03/2021 11:33:13 4 14
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Eh? Alcohol isn't a prerequisite to enjoying yourself dude. Chill out. If you read the plan you'd see those kind of restrictions will be lifted when it's safe to do so
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17/03/2021 12:21:48 5 9
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"Her personal war on alcohol"

Right. That's why all of the supermarkets & corner shops have been doing a roaring trade in booze sales. And why off licenses were classed as 'essential' retail during our lock-downs.
And why whisky, gin and craft beer are currently booming in the Scottish food & drink sector.

Stop talking mince, lad.
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17/03/2021 20:40:29 1 0
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And why would you go on holiday to a country whose leader despises you?
18/03/2021 17:32:42 0 0
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How is she picking on them? Hospitality and tourism. Has been shut down south and all over Europe.
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17/03/2021 10:36:27 85 5
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What about education, the economy, health? What about honesty and accountability in power?

This article makes out the election is only about independence now or later, which is the SNP narrative.
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17/03/2021 10:38:55 7 34
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It's also the narrative of dozens of posters on here. They're as one dimensional as the thing they're complaining against.
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17/03/2021 10:43:49 14 1
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WM baad... SNP good

Indy over lives
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17/03/2021 10:39:06 108 9
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14 years in power has left the present Scottish Government arrogant and corrupt. The SNP is even fighting amongst itself now whilst chanting on about Boris, Tories and Westiminster. Time for a change - hopefully Sturgeon's Teflon is about to crack.
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17/03/2021 13:09:41 23 1
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My priority is to get a Scottish Government with some moral fibre

Anything else is a bonus
18/03/2021 10:17:50 1 0
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Thanks for your post - we’ll add it to the long list of out of touch comments clearly coming from South of the Border, where there is a concerted tactic to make up stuff to discredit the SNP, to try and influence Scottish voters away from their right to home-rule. Could this be due to Scotland holding all the UKs most valuable assets by any chance?
18/03/2021 17:43:45 0 0
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The latest polls say not. So, tough luck
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17/03/2021 10:39:37 77 3
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SNP in government is now like the Labour administrations in big cities that didnt have to worry about elections - complacent and inefficient and out of ideas. Time for a change. No great choices out there, certainly, but a change is sorely needed.
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17/03/2021 11:47:41 2 33
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A change to what though?

All of the WM centric parties banded together to make "The Vow" - making promises that were not kept.

Which party, other than the SNP, can believably say that it has Scotland as its main priority?
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17/03/2021 10:39:53 33 1
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Scots must be on their guard now. Some have already set out to narrow down choices over how Scotland is administered, by conflating the ballot with one issue. They hope to sideline every past failure, and distort the poll outcome, to justify another lengthy period of muddle and diversion tactics. Scotland deserves wise authorities, not those who sweep uncomfortable "detritus" under the carpet.
18/03/2021 09:44:49 0 4
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What are you spouting? Scotland has been continually ignored/shafted by Westminster, with us being dragged out of the EU & refusals to defer any more powers to Holyrood.

The contempt WM holds Scotland in & its ambition for self rule was all to evident with the responses from Westminster politicians during question time yesterday and it’s now only a matter of when, not if, for independence.
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17/03/2021 10:39:55 2 4
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When you're running away from a big nasty monster the important word is 'away' (and 'fast' is important too!). What is in front is only important to identify and avoid the trips, traps, barriers and pitfalls. But the final destination is strictly unimportant if the overriding imperative is to get away.
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17/03/2021 10:40:51 64 3
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Indy ref and the salmond saga let the SNP off the hook on policy failures. 150 million on a late failed IT system for rural affairs, 200 million for ferry failure, prestwic airport, bi Fab, Gupta Steel, college amalgamations etc etc. Multiply these up to UK equivalent figures and we are talking tens of billions of waste brushed under the carpet!!
18/03/2021 08:44:04 1 8
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And cue all the English-based posts still making up rubbish about an SNP government that has been excellent for Scotland and delivered on all the important issues of today like climate change and protections for the marginalised people in our society.

Watched Westminster questions yesterday. How any more out of touch can these politicians be? Time to end this union and take Scotland forward.
18/03/2021 17:53:16 0 0
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Rough calculation I get the above to come to approx £500, ,000,000 which is only 50% of £1billion. However, do you know that the Tories “world beating” useless track and trace at £37 BILLION is the 5th most expensive project in the history of planet earth? Now add the multi million £ PPE contracts of which most failed to produce the goods or the goods were substandard...........
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17/03/2021 10:40:57 48 8
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Priority

Get SNP out
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17/03/2021 14:21:17 6 0
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Whether you're a Nat or a Unionist, nothing born out of a corrupt regime will end well
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17/03/2021 10:41:27 163 19
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"They [England and Scotland] are not the same. The countries are very different."

No, we're actually very similar, we share the same island.

This is the effect of 14 years of SNP education, young folk have been brainwashed into believing that we're somehow become genetically different, and obviously superior. to the folk on the other side of our island.

It's all nationalist guff.
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17/03/2021 10:48:02 102 14
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It’s a remarkable statement , wonder how that would go down in the Borders? Problem here is that the bottom line is basic economics and I am not sure that’s taught in the SNP handbook, or if it is then there is never a downside.. Imagine the cost both socially, economically and financially of a hard English border ... just completely bonkers
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17/03/2021 11:06:17 21 5
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Absolutely. They are extremely similar.

And to account for the differences, devolved powers are managed by a Scottish government. A Scottish government which has crippled the country over the last decade or so.
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17/03/2021 12:28:03 14 2
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Yes, and this is why the SNP has given the vote to 16 year olds, who are more gullible. It is gerrymandering.
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17/03/2021 21:34:02 1 0
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Yes, we're all Europeans. Some people seem determined to cut us off.
18/03/2021 17:34:27 0 0
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You just made that guff up. We’ve continually been told by Westminster and her puppets that we are too wee, too stupid etc etc, while Westminster stole our resources
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17/03/2021 10:42:10 124 9
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The SNP spent more than £100K of taxpayers money on consultants to advise civil servants on how to answer questions from the Salmond enquiry committee. If they were simply told to tell the truth there would have been no need for consultants and it would have been free. We therefore have a Government spending our money to teach public servants how to lie to our own MSP's. Can anyone say that's OK?
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17/03/2021 13:08:13 41 0
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And they still couldn't get their stories straight
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17/03/2021 13:46:17 1 3
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£140,000 for Dom' to lie to U.K government & people, was that OK ?
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17/03/2021 10:42:18 106 11
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If ever there was a time for Scottish independence, this is not it.
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17/03/2021 11:48:16 5 49
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For the Unionists, there's never a good time.
18/03/2021 10:21:50 0 0
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Quite prepared to for the time to be now. Fed up with out of touch Westminster politicians dragging us out of Europe, eroding all our freedoms and now committing further hundreds of billions to more nuclear weapons. It beggars belief. If this is Westminster’s stance, and a continued denial to meet and discuss the handing over of more powers, then Indy vote next year please.
18/03/2021 17:44:25 0 0
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You Yoons would say that, you say it every year.
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17/03/2021 10:42:42 41 4
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Politics of truth, honesty, fairness and openess

Not

Conspiracy
Lies
Hate
Cover-ups
And deceit

And No One person, One Agenda politics

Run the country for the good of the people, not your party.
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17/03/2021 11:11:41 2 15
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The Tories seem to be running the country for the benefit of their pals (PPE contracts) and those who benefit from international tax avoidance - not for the benefit of the population as a whole.

The PM hasn't even been required to apologise for lying in the HoC (on several occasions).

Not publishing PPE contracts is a cover-up attempt.

.... and deceit was the tool used to achieve Brexit....
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17/03/2021 10:43:00 35 6
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You can tell there aren’t any books on economic/fiscal responsibility in that bookstore. Dear me.

Why can’t the Indy zealots tell us the plan other than independence? What happens then? The growth commission is out of date as its pre covid. Imagine the economic hit now.

I bet the zealots will be the first ones crying when the reality of independence hits home.
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17/03/2021 11:10:48 12 0
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An independent Scotland would mean they would sell a lot more books. The paper would make great kindling for fires to stay warm!
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17/03/2021 10:43:12 148 11
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Sturgeon “ judge me on education “ but you can’t see the OECD report on the standards of Scottish education until after the election. Another attempt to hide potential bad news and deflect attention to the alter of independence . It would be laughable if it weren’t so serious . SNP need to be held to account for their performance overall not their flag waving nationalism
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17/03/2021 10:51:36 11 103
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The OECD don't want the report released as it is a draft report. But you carry on with your conspiracy theories
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17/03/2021 11:06:12 18 1
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Scottish Education, Health, services, council has been failing under SNP
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17/03/2021 13:32:09 2 0
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I'd judge her on her haircut, which always looks immaculate despite hairdressers being closed for three months.
I'd also judge Boris on his haircut , which always looks like hairdressers have been closed for three years despite hairdressers only being closed for the last three months.

Right, judged them both and I don't like either of them, what we could do with is some credible alternatives.
18/03/2021 08:51:55 0 0
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This post is made on every Scottish HYS - more evidence of organised teams regurgitating the same misleading propaganda. Scottish literacy results have improved every year for the last year. And as for the aspersion that they are holding back a damaging report on education. Like all the posts on here attacking the SG - all based on bias and nothing on fact.
18/03/2021 17:36:56 0 0
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Have you seen the flag waving nationalism of the Tories?
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17/03/2021 10:38:55 7 34
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It's also the narrative of dozens of posters on here. They're as one dimensional as the thing they're complaining against.
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17/03/2021 10:43:49 14 1
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WM baad... SNP good

Indy over lives
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17/03/2021 11:01:03 4 9
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Yes, you prove my point with ease every time you post.
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DJL
17/03/2021 10:44:01 84 8
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Allegations yesterday of more lying "I don't seem to be able to recollect February"
Time for a change. SNP fresh out of ideas(other than indyref2) and the stack of embarrassing failures keep rising ferries, sick kids hospital, BiFab and now millions in loans to aluminium smelter and a FM who can't recollect the facts!
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17/03/2021 11:05:26 15 17
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I think labour will be a refreshing change
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17/03/2021 11:11:11 5 1
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People of Scotland wake up please and rid us of this SNP scourge.
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17/03/2021 10:45:03 138 15
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Excellent speech by David Davis in parliament yesterday laying out why democracy in Scotland is currently screwed.
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17/03/2021 10:54:59 20 101
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And you believe Wastemonster is so much better? Mass corruption and a steady shift by the Tories towards a dictatorship, yet no accountability or scrutiny in Wastemonster. Scrutiny it seems is only reserved for Scotland………..
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17/03/2021 11:05:48 4 19
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David Davis should concentrate on England's post brexit woes. Scottish politics is absolutely none of his business. Butt out Davis!
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17/03/2021 11:35:14 2 12
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I think you made a spelling mistake - Lying is the word. "used parliamentary privilege" to say whatever he likes without the need for any evidence or proof.
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17/03/2021 11:42:23 3 7
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YES, they are really getting worried when they use the old tactic of anonymous sources and make statements that they cannot be used about. WORRIED WORRIED
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17/03/2021 12:37:13 0 1
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Would that be the same who thinks it is wrong to encourage reports of abuse, even after the event ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-56422589
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17/03/2021 16:17:13 1 0
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Would David Davies care to step out of Parliament and make the same speech?
He's a mud slinging toe rag
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17/03/2021 10:46:29 9 1
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Sarwar v Sturgeon

Wouldn't that prioritise the voting publics view? ??
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17/03/2021 11:03:40 4 1
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Ones a new start the other a dilapidated has been. I know where my votes going, Labour!
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17/03/2021 10:47:29 78 3
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Wrap the saltire around your shoulders and you seen as are a proud nationalist.

Do that with the flag of St George and you are branded a racist.

Go figure.
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17/03/2021 10:49:40 20 1
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He got rid of a dragon..... Didn't he?
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17/03/2021 10:53:40 2 3
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... or a football hooligan.
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17/03/2021 11:04:15 2 7
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Agreed. As a Scot, proud of my national flag, the Saltire, I can never understand the negativity shown towards the St. George flag. I wonder why England still has to hide behind the Union Jack which is now history.
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17/03/2021 11:12:44 0 0
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Absolutely fine by me and I am a proud Nationalist.

Enjoy 23rd April ????
18/03/2021 17:47:21 0 0
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I’m happy to see every Englishman or woman proudly wear the St G cross. The butchers apron on the other hand.....
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17/03/2021 10:41:27 163 19
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"They [England and Scotland] are not the same. The countries are very different."

No, we're actually very similar, we share the same island.

This is the effect of 14 years of SNP education, young folk have been brainwashed into believing that we're somehow become genetically different, and obviously superior. to the folk on the other side of our island.

It's all nationalist guff.
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17/03/2021 10:48:02 102 14
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It’s a remarkable statement , wonder how that would go down in the Borders? Problem here is that the bottom line is basic economics and I am not sure that’s taught in the SNP handbook, or if it is then there is never a downside.. Imagine the cost both socially, economically and financially of a hard English border ... just completely bonkers
94
17/03/2021 11:18:16 1 2
bbc
518
17/03/2021 13:21:09 6 1
bbc
A hard border will be required by the EU if Scotland somehow manages to join.
33
17/03/2021 10:48:42 18 1
bbc
The Truth shall set you free

Or lose you your seat

Anybodyelse.... Anybody....
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17/03/2021 10:47:29 78 3
bbc
Wrap the saltire around your shoulders and you seen as are a proud nationalist.

Do that with the flag of St George and you are branded a racist.

Go figure.
34
17/03/2021 10:49:40 20 1
bbc
He got rid of a dragon..... Didn't he?
18/03/2021 17:47:44 0 0
bbc
Packed your bags yet?
3
17/03/2021 10:28:10 34 4
bbc
Or wake up and realise what the SNP are doing to Scotland on a daily basis. Some people are just completely blinkered by the "dream" of independence. what's on the other side?
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17/03/2021 10:49:57 1 4
bbc
What's on the other side? A country that has not lost it's head over Brexit, routinely breaks international law, allows the legal right to demonstrations and doesn't protect statues more strongly than women's safety.
Well, that's this weeks list anyway. There will be another list just as long next week.
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17/03/2021 10:51:00 43 2
bbc
My priority

No more lies
54
17/03/2021 10:58:46 7 40
bbc
So you want independence away from liar Johnson then? Great stuff!
76
17/03/2021 11:09:22 7 0
bbc
I agree - that makes SNP a no vote party.
173
17/03/2021 11:35:58 1 6
bbc
Mine: No more torybots on the HYS peddling lies, hearsay and deceit. ;)
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17/03/2021 11:36:41 1 2
bbc
What, like the truths of an extra £350 million per week for the NHS, or having a world beating test and trace system?

Be honest with yourself: Politicians will tell you what you want to hear; no more, no less.

Your choice is either to weed out the dross and go with the least worst option, or to fill yourself with angst and bile and vote against people rather than for them.
18/03/2021 17:54:32 0 0
bbc
Bags packed?
37
17/03/2021 10:51:18 30 4
bbc
The problem with all National Socialist parties (like the SNP and Green party) is that they are obsessed with control and repression of free-speech. Scotland will not move forward until we lose the ridiculous PR system in Scotland. First pass the post has problems, but it does means that the loony left (e.g. Greens) can be put back in their box and forgotten about.
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17/03/2021 10:54:45 2 6
bbc
>FPTP has problems

Indeed, considering the vote share UKIP and Lib Dems received in comparison to actual seats, it's a poor alternative.
100
17/03/2021 11:19:40 2 1
bbc
Oh dear I don’t agree with a party so shut it up. How democratic!
124
17/03/2021 11:09:39 1 2
bbc
Oh please he replies lol

FPTP would have resulted in colossal landslide victories since 2007 for SNP.
26
17/03/2021 10:43:12 148 11
bbc
Sturgeon “ judge me on education “ but you can’t see the OECD report on the standards of Scottish education until after the election. Another attempt to hide potential bad news and deflect attention to the alter of independence . It would be laughable if it weren’t so serious . SNP need to be held to account for their performance overall not their flag waving nationalism
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17/03/2021 10:51:36 11 103
bbc
The OECD don't want the report released as it is a draft report. But you carry on with your conspiracy theories
82
17/03/2021 11:12:36 13 3
bbc
Aye Rite. You get oot on the randan and leave the politics to the adults. ....
85
17/03/2021 11:14:59 22 0
bbc
That will be like the details of the Salmond issue - didnt release until given no option. SNP are incapable of effectively managing a project far less a country. Get rid now and save our country from disaster.
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17/03/2021 11:20:20 9 1
bbc
You are so wrong Randan
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17/03/2021 11:52:04 17 1
bbc
Given the Sturgeon said education is her priority, I would have thought she would be very keen to get this report out. Clearly, education no longer a priority
305
17/03/2021 12:23:45 7 1
bbc
Yeah, because it would be inconceivable for the SNP to pull a stunt like this, right?
502
17/03/2021 13:09:08 5 0
bbc
And the yet the author of the report says there is no reason why it can’t be published. So more lies from the SNP.
665
17/03/2021 14:35:05 1 0
bbc
The OECD won't publish the report until ScotGov have done their fact check and confirmed it's accurate so it is the ScotGov that is holding up the publication of the Report not the OECD.

So they could say, we haven't fact checked anything that makes us look bad so nothing will ever get published!

Has any governments here or abroad done that before ????
39
17/03/2021 10:52:49 31 4
bbc
Save the Union.
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17/03/2021 11:01:29 6 26
bbc
Too late. The union died when England tried to force Scotland out of the EU against our democratic vote.
31
17/03/2021 10:47:29 78 3
bbc
Wrap the saltire around your shoulders and you seen as are a proud nationalist.

Do that with the flag of St George and you are branded a racist.

Go figure.
40
17/03/2021 10:53:40 2 3
bbc
... or a football hooligan.
41
17/03/2021 10:53:55 89 7
bbc
This vote will be abused (once again) by the SNP to push their one horse agenda of independence, no matter the cost. And what a cost it would be. Scotland would have been like a 3rd world country through the pandemic were it not for financial support from the Union. Their governance over the past decade has been a shambles. Schools, NHS, the police - all sidelines as far as the Nats are concerned.
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17/03/2021 11:06:59 4 47
bbc
Still the majority will disagree with you.
330
17/03/2021 12:31:31 0 2
bbc
I understand that you oppose independence but I do not follow how the SNP pushing independence is an abuse of the vote. They are quite clear that this is their policy and if people vote for them then they do so with that knowledge.
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17/03/2021 10:35:39 2 0
bbc
No way. You cast your vote and for the next five years you never hear a word from them or about them until the next election. They all sing from the same song sheet anyway, rather spend my voting time constructively.
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17/03/2021 10:51:18 30 4
bbc
The problem with all National Socialist parties (like the SNP and Green party) is that they are obsessed with control and repression of free-speech. Scotland will not move forward until we lose the ridiculous PR system in Scotland. First pass the post has problems, but it does means that the loony left (e.g. Greens) can be put back in their box and forgotten about.
43
17/03/2021 10:54:45 2 6
bbc
>FPTP has problems

Indeed, considering the vote share UKIP and Lib Dems received in comparison to actual seats, it's a poor alternative.
125
17/03/2021 11:10:41 0 3
bbc
At least with PR you lot get to be somewhat relevant.
29
17/03/2021 10:45:03 138 15
bbc
Excellent speech by David Davis in parliament yesterday laying out why democracy in Scotland is currently screwed.
44
17/03/2021 10:54:59 20 101
bbc
And you believe Wastemonster is so much better? Mass corruption and a steady shift by the Tories towards a dictatorship, yet no accountability or scrutiny in Wastemonster. Scrutiny it seems is only reserved for Scotland………..
51
17/03/2021 10:58:33 17 2
bbc
You've clearly not watched his speech
66
17/03/2021 11:04:53 16 4
bbc
Dont think westminster is any better, but SNP are quick enough to blame them for everything, its about time someone came out and told the public what the SNP are actually doing to Scotland, Ruining it
87
17/03/2021 11:15:24 10 1
bbc
This is not about Westminster...The SNP give classes in corruption on Saturday mornings in Westminster.
160
17/03/2021 11:18:37 9 2
bbc
You have just described Holyrood and the SNP. So much for 'Truth'
292
17/03/2021 12:18:23 3 0
bbc
If course Westminster is better,it could not be worse
324
17/03/2021 12:30:13 3 1
bbc
Westminster has its faults but it is not a one-party state like Scotland. The SNP government have avoided scrutiny and criticism for years, in a way which could never happen in England.
758
17/03/2021 15:50:52 0 1
bbc
It appears the only dictatorship in GB at present is run by a corrupt SNP.
45
17/03/2021 10:55:16 53 2
bbc
Priorities

Who knew what, when?

David Davis questions evidence

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-56423567

And my priority is not to be told lies and untruths constantly
49
17/03/2021 10:58:03 9 37
bbc
Better not listen to Boris then!
53
17/03/2021 10:58:44 1 6
bbc
I suggest you don't vote tory then...
103
17/03/2021 11:04:39 1 1
bbc
What you hanging your hat on now lol

How many times do you want to be burned !!!
145
atg
17/03/2021 11:13:52 0 2
bbc
Happy to peddle your own version of the truth to others on here though eh?
18/03/2021 17:54:10 0 0
bbc
Already been refuted by a key witness.
46
17/03/2021 10:55:57 29 1
bbc
Isn't it revealing that the SNP and its supporters like to portray unionists as "running scared" of indyref2.
What exactly is there to fear? Perhaps our resident Nats can elaborate?
50
17/03/2021 10:58:14 19 2
bbc
I'm not sure they're out of bed yet - give it half an hour :)
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gjb
17/03/2021 10:56:45 20 1
bbc
I want a politician that puts the needs of the electorate and country first. Ask the person who is standing to publicly state whether it is the electorate or the party that comes first and always. If the answer is the party vote for someone who is going to represent the electorate.
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owl
17/03/2021 11:20:04 3 0
bbc
Good luck with that one.

The first thing they will do is lie to you
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17/03/2021 10:57:31 35 3
bbc
The Greens showed their true colours last week, in the quite ridiculous assertions of Baroness Jones, and their flip-flopping over Sweeney (everyone knew it would eventually be flop). Yet they prop up a party which doesn't even attempt to tell the truth these days. Salmond hasn't gone away, and today's assertions by David Davis shows that Nicoliar still has a few questions to answer.
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zap
17/03/2021 11:27:23 2 14
bbc
Well there you go - assertions, no facts. "used parliamentary privilege" meaning he is allowed to say anything he likes, truth or lie, to pursue the conservatives agenda of trying to undermine devolution
18/03/2021 09:47:34 0 0
bbc
And so that gives propriety over tackling the current climate emergency?

Utter nonsense and just further evidence of WM spin from those terrified of Scotland leaving the Union.

How about negotiating a better deal for Scotland rather than trying to post this propaganda to try and influence Scottish voting?
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17/03/2021 10:55:16 53 2
bbc
Priorities

Who knew what, when?

David Davis questions evidence

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-56423567

And my priority is not to be told lies and untruths constantly
49
17/03/2021 10:58:03 9 37
bbc
Better not listen to Boris then!
59
17/03/2021 11:01:46 7 0
bbc
Boris doesn't run Scotland though
65
17/03/2021 11:04:50 4 0
bbc
What was your User Name yesterday? Or last week? Last month?
202
17/03/2021 11:44:25 1 0
bbc
Nor Double D. There are many explanations for his nickname lol
340
17/03/2021 12:36:26 2 0
bbc
Better than memory-loss Sturgeon.
46
17/03/2021 10:55:57 29 1
bbc
Isn't it revealing that the SNP and its supporters like to portray unionists as "running scared" of indyref2.
What exactly is there to fear? Perhaps our resident Nats can elaborate?
50
17/03/2021 10:58:14 19 2
bbc
I'm not sure they're out of bed yet - give it half an hour :)
61
17/03/2021 11:02:04 2 0
bbc
Well they are sat in the data centre located in another time zone I suppose.
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zap
17/03/2021 11:29:18 1 5
bbc
Where as the unionists get an early call from their handlers to pile onto another BBC HYS, got to earn your 30 pieces of silver
44
17/03/2021 10:54:59 20 101
bbc
And you believe Wastemonster is so much better? Mass corruption and a steady shift by the Tories towards a dictatorship, yet no accountability or scrutiny in Wastemonster. Scrutiny it seems is only reserved for Scotland………..
51
17/03/2021 10:58:33 17 2
bbc
You've clearly not watched his speech
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17/03/2021 10:58:37 22 3
bbc
I wonder if those who say Scotlandcand Englabd are very different countries have actually been to England. Are whether they are honest with themselves that the picture of difference is a construct of their own imagination.
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17/03/2021 11:14:28 5 1
bbc
Lived in England, worked in England. Yes, they are very different countries in terms of their priorities.
45
17/03/2021 10:55:16 53 2
bbc
Priorities

Who knew what, when?

David Davis questions evidence

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-56423567

And my priority is not to be told lies and untruths constantly
53
17/03/2021 10:58:44 1 6
bbc
I suggest you don't vote tory then...
36
17/03/2021 10:51:00 43 2
bbc
My priority

No more lies
54
17/03/2021 10:58:46 7 40
bbc
So you want independence away from liar Johnson then? Great stuff!
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Wes
17/03/2021 11:30:40 7 0
bbc
Johnson is PM at the moment and the political tide will ebb and flow - independence is for ever. Are you really happy spit the dummy in the knowledge that there is constant political movement in the UK as a whole - remember, it wasn't that long ago we did get what we voted for when Labour were in power. It's swings and roundabouts. Take your blinkers off and see the bigger more realistic picture.
299
17/03/2021 12:20:03 1 0
bbc
Boris is not a liar! Why do people keep repeating the se lies about him?
55
17/03/2021 11:00:25 39 3
bbc
Only one priority to consider & that's to make sure the snp are out, doesn't matter who replaces them and their poodle greens.
Get the country open again, raise education standards, sort the many failures, ferries, hospitals etc etc. Then maybe, just maybe in a decade or so, think about another indyref. Until then, forget your obsession.
18/03/2021 09:39:04 0 3
bbc
Thanks for your Westminster-based opinion. Scotland no longer wants Westminster controlling the main levers of power - that’s why the SNP, greens and the other pro-Indy parties will continue to make up the majority rule at Holyrood after these elections, and all your posts of made-up anti-snp propaganda will count for nowt.
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17/03/2021 11:00:51 29 3
bbc
I will be voting labour, I just cant bring myself to vote for SNP anymore witht he lies about salmond, and the missed chance to clear the air, and greens are a total waste of a vote with their ridiculous "ban men after 6" jibes, and puppet strings to SNP, chances of tories doing anything in the North are zero.
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zap
17/03/2021 11:24:31 2 12
bbc
C'mon Derek, tell the truth now. You've never voted SNP in your life. Quite probably because you've never had the opportunity, since you need to live in Scotland to do so.
144
17/03/2021 11:12:58 5 0
bbc
I agree with your comments about the SNP and the Greens. But, the Scottish Conservatives are the second largest party in Scotland and the most likely to beat the SNP in many areas
27
17/03/2021 10:43:49 14 1
bbc
WM baad... SNP good

Indy over lives
57
17/03/2021 11:01:03 4 9
bbc
Yes, you prove my point with ease every time you post.
109
17/03/2021 11:21:57 7 2
bbc
Don't have any desire or need to prove anything..your point is not worth consideration. Away back out to the playground..
39
17/03/2021 10:52:49 31 4
bbc
Save the Union.
58
17/03/2021 11:01:29 6 26
bbc
Too late. The union died when England tried to force Scotland out of the EU against our democratic vote.
155
17/03/2021 11:15:51 4 0
bbc
It was a UK vote Alex. Perhaps you have forgotten that
622
17/03/2021 14:09:39 1 0
bbc
why would you want to be independent and yet be ruled by EU run by France and Germany. Money grabbing thieves who hate United Kingdom. Only want the money we poured into their coffers.
49
17/03/2021 10:58:03 9 37
bbc
Better not listen to Boris then!
59
17/03/2021 11:01:46 7 0
bbc
Boris doesn't run Scotland though
64
17/03/2021 11:04:35 0 5
bbc
When did Scotland get independence? No one told me! Hahaha! Boris doesn't run Scotland! hahaha!
60
17/03/2021 11:01:51 33 4
bbc
Given the lack of trust that is now surrounding Nicola Sturgeons government it would be nice to see Holyrood return to a position where independence no longer has a majority and the real worries of ordinary Scots are addressed instead.
Investigation into Sturgeons handling of Salmond case has uncovered not one piece of evidence of any scandal - Sturgeon has and will always remain completely trustworthy - a politician doing her best for a country she loves Removed
50
17/03/2021 10:58:14 19 2
bbc
I'm not sure they're out of bed yet - give it half an hour :)
61
17/03/2021 11:02:04 2 0
bbc
Well they are sat in the data centre located in another time zone I suppose.
30
17/03/2021 10:46:29 9 1
bbc
Sarwar v Sturgeon

Wouldn't that prioritise the voting publics view? ??
62
17/03/2021 11:03:40 4 1
bbc
Ones a new start the other a dilapidated has been. I know where my votes going, Labour!
166
zap
17/03/2021 11:34:04 0 1
bbc
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Labour are dead in the water. Labour represent the "United" Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so if you want to talk about dilapidated has beens...
31
17/03/2021 10:47:29 78 3
bbc
Wrap the saltire around your shoulders and you seen as are a proud nationalist.

Do that with the flag of St George and you are branded a racist.

Go figure.
63
17/03/2021 11:04:15 2 7
bbc
Agreed. As a Scot, proud of my national flag, the Saltire, I can never understand the negativity shown towards the St. George flag. I wonder why England still has to hide behind the Union Jack which is now history.
157
17/03/2021 11:17:40 3 0
bbc
what a ridiculous comment. No one is hiding behind the Union Jack Alec
59
17/03/2021 11:01:46 7 0
bbc
Boris doesn't run Scotland though
64
17/03/2021 11:04:35 0 5
bbc
When did Scotland get independence? No one told me! Hahaha! Boris doesn't run Scotland! hahaha!
149
17/03/2021 11:14:32 1 0
bbc
Funny, but not ha ha funny
49
17/03/2021 10:58:03 9 37
bbc
Better not listen to Boris then!
65
17/03/2021 11:04:50 4 0
bbc
What was your User Name yesterday? Or last week? Last month?
78
17/03/2021 11:10:40 0 4
bbc
What was yours last week, month? Mine has been the same for several years
44
17/03/2021 10:54:59 20 101
bbc
And you believe Wastemonster is so much better? Mass corruption and a steady shift by the Tories towards a dictatorship, yet no accountability or scrutiny in Wastemonster. Scrutiny it seems is only reserved for Scotland………..
66
17/03/2021 11:04:53 16 4
bbc
Dont think westminster is any better, but SNP are quick enough to blame them for everything, its about time someone came out and told the public what the SNP are actually doing to Scotland, Ruining it
6
17/03/2021 10:31:27 190 17
bbc
I'm all for Scots voting in another indyref, so long as they are told the truth about post independence conditions. My worry, especially in light of recent events, is the SNP are not capable of being honest... independence at any cost!
67
17/03/2021 11:05:13 41 101
bbc
Just as those who were persuaded during the run-up to the 2014 referendum that "the only way to stay in the EU is to vote No" or that Scotland would be granted significant additional powers on a "No" vote were told the truth?

The promise to build 13 new Type 26 Frigates in Scotland didn't last either.

The truth about post Brexit conditions from the Leave campaign was demonstrably lacking.
95
17/03/2021 11:18:33 33 6
bbc
So how many defence contracts would an independent Scotland get from rUK?

I will help you out. None!

Take away all the rUK jobs, Faslane ext and where will the big employer come from?

As you well know, a yes vote in 2014 would have taken you out of the EU anyway, with no certainty to get into it.
309
17/03/2021 12:25:23 20 0
bbc
The truth about Scottish 'independence' , which would prevent people from voting for it if they knew, is demonstrably lacking. The SNP say nothing about the economy or defence.
641
17/03/2021 14:22:02 9 2
bbc
And...Brexit is responsible for the climate crisis, plastic pollution, air pollution, pot holes, the pandemic....give it a rest. Change the tune.
673
17/03/2021 14:47:18 12 2
bbc
And if you didn't like Brexit, what sort of mess do you think Scotxit would bring...... Brexit × 100 would be my view
18/03/2021 00:15:13 1 0
bbc
That was the only way though. If we voted for indy we would have been out of the EU in 2014 and everyone was aware that there was going to be an EU referendum. Why is that so difficult for you guys to understand after 7 years!

It rather funny you talk about the truth of post brexit conditions when remaoners were predicting the apocalypse. No medicine, no food.... That didn't age too well did it?
28
DJL
17/03/2021 10:44:01 84 8
bbc
Allegations yesterday of more lying "I don't seem to be able to recollect February"
Time for a change. SNP fresh out of ideas(other than indyref2) and the stack of embarrassing failures keep rising ferries, sick kids hospital, BiFab and now millions in loans to aluminium smelter and a FM who can't recollect the facts!
68
17/03/2021 11:05:26 15 17
bbc
I think labour will be a refreshing change
29
17/03/2021 10:45:03 138 15
bbc
Excellent speech by David Davis in parliament yesterday laying out why democracy in Scotland is currently screwed.
69
17/03/2021 11:05:48 4 19
bbc
David Davis should concentrate on England's post brexit woes. Scottish politics is absolutely none of his business. Butt out Davis!
92
17/03/2021 11:16:50 10 0
bbc
Big Fierty who does not like the truth are ye
177
17/03/2021 11:19:08 4 1
bbc
Butt out Alec
26
17/03/2021 10:43:12 148 11
bbc
Sturgeon “ judge me on education “ but you can’t see the OECD report on the standards of Scottish education until after the election. Another attempt to hide potential bad news and deflect attention to the alter of independence . It would be laughable if it weren’t so serious . SNP need to be held to account for their performance overall not their flag waving nationalism
70
17/03/2021 11:06:12 18 1
bbc
Scottish Education, Health, services, council has been failing under SNP
21
17/03/2021 10:41:27 163 19
bbc
"They [England and Scotland] are not the same. The countries are very different."

No, we're actually very similar, we share the same island.

This is the effect of 14 years of SNP education, young folk have been brainwashed into believing that we're somehow become genetically different, and obviously superior. to the folk on the other side of our island.

It's all nationalist guff.
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JGR
17/03/2021 11:06:17 21 5
bbc
Absolutely. They are extremely similar.

And to account for the differences, devolved powers are managed by a Scottish government. A Scottish government which has crippled the country over the last decade or so.
320
17/03/2021 12:28:05 6 6
bbc
How exactly has the SNP 'crippled the country'?

This is a line that keeps getting thrown around by anti-nats but never has any substance behind it - and the data rarely backs up the claim. I'm genuinely curious to hear how things are so much worse now than, say, when Jack McConnell was FM.

Anyone?
72
17/03/2021 10:45:18 17 6
bbc
The hatred, division and vitriol spewed out by the SNP should tell everyone what they need to know
The are NOT a force for good
Sturgeon will be out on her backside soon anyway
Corruption must be made accountable, even if she is the BBC's darling
91
17/03/2021 11:16:47 3 2
bbc
Hatred? When exactly did the SNP do this?
113
zap
17/03/2021 11:22:38 1 4
bbc
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Get a grip you muppet
154
17/03/2021 11:15:32 0 2
bbc
Just like the bilge you have just spewed out hence why Scotland is lost to the likes of you.
73
17/03/2021 11:07:13 6 18
bbc
For me, Independence is the priority - we can only put Scotland back at the top by making our own decisions . Many many people agree as shown by the still majority polls. You're welcome.
139
17/03/2021 11:11:20 0 1
bbc
Look at the recent polls Gavyn; SNP support is melting away
8
17/03/2021 10:34:44 163 23
bbc
Scotland would flourish as part of the UK. We will not if we have another corrupt SNP government. Please use your vote to rid us of this government.
74
17/03/2021 11:07:51 29 74
bbc
Scotland is, currently, part of the UK.

The Scottish people voted for Devolution and vote in their choice of party in Holyrood.

That Labour and the Conservatives don't do very well, even under a PR voting system, says what the majority of Scots think of them.
311
17/03/2021 12:26:47 6 3
bbc
Scotland will remain part of the UK. The SNP edifice is crumbling under the sleaze.
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DSA
17/03/2021 17:05:27 1 2
bbc
It looks like majority has a different meaning to SNP voters!
75
17/03/2021 11:08:40 30 4
bbc
Can the SNP stand on a record of success? The simple answer is no. 14 years shambling along a road to nowhere.
36
17/03/2021 10:51:00 43 2
bbc
My priority

No more lies
76
17/03/2021 11:09:22 7 0
bbc
I agree - that makes SNP a no vote party.
77
17/03/2021 11:10:14 4 1
bbc
Remember one thing, and one thing only: Saorstat Alba.
65
17/03/2021 11:04:50 4 0
bbc
What was your User Name yesterday? Or last week? Last month?
78
17/03/2021 11:10:40 0 4
bbc
What was yours last week, month? Mine has been the same for several years
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17/03/2021 11:27:03 1 0
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Fibber. Want me to tell everyone?
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17/03/2021 11:15:04 3 0
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How come we have never seen you here before then?
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17/03/2021 10:43:00 35 6
bbc
You can tell there aren’t any books on economic/fiscal responsibility in that bookstore. Dear me.

Why can’t the Indy zealots tell us the plan other than independence? What happens then? The growth commission is out of date as its pre covid. Imagine the economic hit now.

I bet the zealots will be the first ones crying when the reality of independence hits home.
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JGR
17/03/2021 11:10:48 12 0
bbc
An independent Scotland would mean they would sell a lot more books. The paper would make great kindling for fires to stay warm!
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17/03/2021 11:23:49 0 0
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Kindle the fire with that e-book, would you...?
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DJL
17/03/2021 10:44:01 84 8
bbc
Allegations yesterday of more lying "I don't seem to be able to recollect February"
Time for a change. SNP fresh out of ideas(other than indyref2) and the stack of embarrassing failures keep rising ferries, sick kids hospital, BiFab and now millions in loans to aluminium smelter and a FM who can't recollect the facts!
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17/03/2021 11:11:11 5 1
bbc
People of Scotland wake up please and rid us of this SNP scourge.
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17/03/2021 10:42:42 41 4
bbc
Politics of truth, honesty, fairness and openess

Not

Conspiracy
Lies
Hate
Cover-ups
And deceit

And No One person, One Agenda politics

Run the country for the good of the people, not your party.
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17/03/2021 11:11:41 2 15
bbc
The Tories seem to be running the country for the benefit of their pals (PPE contracts) and those who benefit from international tax avoidance - not for the benefit of the population as a whole.

The PM hasn't even been required to apologise for lying in the HoC (on several occasions).

Not publishing PPE contracts is a cover-up attempt.

.... and deceit was the tool used to achieve Brexit....
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17/03/2021 10:51:36 11 103
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The OECD don't want the report released as it is a draft report. But you carry on with your conspiracy theories
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17/03/2021 11:12:36 13 3
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Aye Rite. You get oot on the randan and leave the politics to the adults. ....
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17/03/2021 11:25:29 1 11
bbc
That's just a fact I'm afraid. Even on the randan I'm more informed than you are
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17/03/2021 11:13:49 18 2
bbc
I expect the SNP will garner the most seats but will have no overall majority. The main reason is that most Scots are unable to see what has happened and is happening in Scotland. The majority of Scots are unable or unwilling to think for themselves and simply follow the view of the particular paper they read. Our system is wrong in that the loons in the Green Party have too much influence.
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17/03/2021 11:17:35 2 7
bbc
"The main reason is that most Scots are unable to see what has happened and is happening in Scotland" - they can see and that is my poll after poll show majority support for indy.
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17/03/2021 11:21:35 1 4
bbc
You've just described England perfectly there - 'unable or unwilling to think for themselves and simply follow the view of the particular paper they read'
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17/03/2021 11:29:28 1 3
bbc
Why do you say members of the Green Party are loons?

Is it because they want to fix environmental issues that other governments side-lined?

Is it because they are well placed to influence the Scottish Governments' policies?

Or is it, an uncomfortable truth that maybe, just maybe, members of the Green Party are simply different to you and you deal with that by resorting to personal insults?
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17/03/2021 10:58:37 22 3
bbc
I wonder if those who say Scotlandcand Englabd are very different countries have actually been to England. Are whether they are honest with themselves that the picture of difference is a construct of their own imagination.
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17/03/2021 11:14:28 5 1
bbc
Lived in England, worked in England. Yes, they are very different countries in terms of their priorities.
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17/03/2021 11:28:12 1 0
bbc
In terms of your priorities! Don't kid yourself.
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17/03/2021 10:51:36 11 103
bbc
The OECD don't want the report released as it is a draft report. But you carry on with your conspiracy theories
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17/03/2021 11:14:59 22 0
bbc
That will be like the details of the Salmond issue - didnt release until given no option. SNP are incapable of effectively managing a project far less a country. Get rid now and save our country from disaster.
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17/03/2021 11:15:17 36 0
bbc
For anyone who has not listened to Davies' speech, do so. It's a bit lengthy, but is revelatory.

Don't conflate this with independence. This is about a concerted effort by the senior administration of a govt to besmirch a former leader, & potentially have him incarcerated & his reputation ruined. This is about the subsequent attempts to whitewash & bury the lies. This is about those who rule you.
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zap
17/03/2021 11:21:21 2 22
bbc
David Davies "used parliamentary privilege".
Meaning that he used the protection of parliament to make unfounded allegations against the Scottish Government
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jon
17/03/2021 13:39:10 0 0
bbc
Was Sturgeon's evidence, given on oath, sound?
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17/03/2021 10:54:59 20 101
bbc
And you believe Wastemonster is so much better? Mass corruption and a steady shift by the Tories towards a dictatorship, yet no accountability or scrutiny in Wastemonster. Scrutiny it seems is only reserved for Scotland………..
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17/03/2021 11:15:24 10 1
bbc
This is not about Westminster...The SNP give classes in corruption on Saturday mornings in Westminster.
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owl
17/03/2021 11:15:46 14 0
bbc
Nicola has said that she wants us to judge her on education

Have a look where we stood in Europe when the SNP came to power, and compare it to where we are now in Europe.

Then judge her accordingly.

By that measure she will get zero votes
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17/03/2021 11:38:40 0 4
bbc
yet she'll get MILLIONS.

That must really annoy you. :lol:
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17/03/2021 11:16:07 15 1
bbc
To the diehards of the Independence movement - put down the banners, wipe the blue paint from your blinded eyes and look just look at the SNP record in government. By all means favour independence if you wish but the end doesn’t justify the means under this abject administration.
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17/03/2021 11:25:50 7 1
bbc
Unfortunately many of these diehards are politically naive and dont understand, or dont want to understand the disaster than full independace would bring. Sturgeon has managed to radicalise so many.
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17/03/2021 11:17:58 0 1
bbc
Of course it does and your hatred of the Snp shines like a beacon from your napper.
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17/03/2021 11:37:31 0 1
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/\ not how to win friends and influence people.
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17/03/2021 11:16:46 16 0
bbc
So what is the SNPs track record of success? Little to be proud of. What a terrible legacy. Years of stirring grievance and division has to end. Scotland deserves better.
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17/03/2021 11:20:16 1 12
bbc
Bit of a fan of the English right wing press I see. That just makes you look ridiculously misinformed. Start here https://www.snp.org/start-the-clock-50-snp-achievements-in-government/
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17/03/2021 11:19:02 0 0
bbc
Up to the Scottish People......

48% SNP support.
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17/03/2021 10:45:18 17 6
bbc
The hatred, division and vitriol spewed out by the SNP should tell everyone what they need to know
The are NOT a force for good
Sturgeon will be out on her backside soon anyway
Corruption must be made accountable, even if she is the BBC's darling
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17/03/2021 11:16:47 3 2
bbc
Hatred? When exactly did the SNP do this?
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17/03/2021 11:21:49 2 0
bbc
I guess you stop noticing when it’s everyday - vitriol and division are the background elevator music of the SNP, always there often heard.
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17/03/2021 11:05:48 4 19
bbc
David Davis should concentrate on England's post brexit woes. Scottish politics is absolutely none of his business. Butt out Davis!
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17/03/2021 11:16:50 10 0
bbc
Big Fierty who does not like the truth are ye
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17/03/2021 11:13:49 18 2
bbc
I expect the SNP will garner the most seats but will have no overall majority. The main reason is that most Scots are unable to see what has happened and is happening in Scotland. The majority of Scots are unable or unwilling to think for themselves and simply follow the view of the particular paper they read. Our system is wrong in that the loons in the Green Party have too much influence.
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17/03/2021 11:17:35 2 7
bbc
"The main reason is that most Scots are unable to see what has happened and is happening in Scotland" - they can see and that is my poll after poll show majority support for indy.
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17/03/2021 10:48:02 102 14
bbc
It’s a remarkable statement , wonder how that would go down in the Borders? Problem here is that the bottom line is basic economics and I am not sure that’s taught in the SNP handbook, or if it is then there is never a downside.. Imagine the cost both socially, economically and financially of a hard English border ... just completely bonkers
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17/03/2021 11:18:16 1 2
bbc
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17/03/2021 11:05:13 41 101
bbc
Just as those who were persuaded during the run-up to the 2014 referendum that "the only way to stay in the EU is to vote No" or that Scotland would be granted significant additional powers on a "No" vote were told the truth?

The promise to build 13 new Type 26 Frigates in Scotland didn't last either.

The truth about post Brexit conditions from the Leave campaign was demonstrably lacking.
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17/03/2021 11:18:33 33 6
bbc
So how many defence contracts would an independent Scotland get from rUK?

I will help you out. None!

Take away all the rUK jobs, Faslane ext and where will the big employer come from?

As you well know, a yes vote in 2014 would have taken you out of the EU anyway, with no certainty to get into it.
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17/03/2021 11:52:11 7 26
bbc
How much defence would Scotland need - given that it does not suffer from the delusions of Empire?

Scotland would be well rid of Faslane.

Leaving the EU, temporarily, after 2014 (and we don't know how long the Independence timetable would have been) would be a finite time - as it is, England and Wales have removed Scotland and Northern Ireland from the EU against their wishes.
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Ken
17/03/2021 11:18:43 25 1
bbc
The priorities must be recovery from C-19 pandemic.
Indy must be on the back burner.honour the 2014 Ref.
Shows us fully costed plans for indy not pipe dreams
We need honesty from the SNP. OECD education report, Gupta steel underwriting, BiFab, Prestwick, underfunding of local authorities, disastrous centralisation of public services, ferries not fit for purpose, not to mention Salmond/Sturgeon
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17/03/2021 11:28:24 1 9
bbc
Yet brexit put at the fore front during a pandemic cost the highest death toll in Europe, South of the border. Nearly £200 million wasted on post brexit shipping deals which weren't needed, overpaid by £10 billion on PPE, helping their pals to trouser millions, £2.6 million for a press room, billions on more nuclear warheads, etc.
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zap
17/03/2021 11:18:54 4 9
bbc
The balance of views on this HYS is not representative of the views of the people of Scotland.
BBC HYS relating to Scotland are invariably invaded by a majority of unionist views, mostly from people who do not live in Scotland
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17/03/2021 11:25:28 3 0
bbc
You’re dribbling
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owl
17/03/2021 11:27:17 1 0
bbc
Thanks for your thorough insight on where people are from
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17/03/2021 11:23:07 0 1
bbc
Absolutely Tragic and wholly unrepresentative.
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17/03/2021 11:03:26 3 8
bbc
Interesting that the unionist has been running scared so much so that they hang their coats and reputations on collecting political scalps. The yoons of Scotland and the tory unite the union club should look to their overlords in Westminster before commenting on Scotland. A grimmer set of lying cheating corrupt politicians you will ever see.
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owl
17/03/2021 11:22:32 5 1
bbc
Are you saying that it's Westminsters fault, or that two wrongs make a right?
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17/03/2021 12:01:23 0 0
bbc
Maybe voters should look back at the horrendous failure of an SNP government. Education one of the worst in Europe and declining, Policing, NHS, Named Person Scheme, Sleaze and disgraced MSPs and MPs, Covid and the transfer of elderly lies by Freeman, Queensferry Crossing, BiFab, Calmac, New Hospital failures, Prestwick and the Hate Crime Bill removing free speech. Complete shambles no matter what
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17/03/2021 11:19:28 1 6
bbc
Most Scots don’t want to go backwards into full WM control (which is what a vote for Labour or Tory effectively means). They are also fed up with the status quo and for that matter so are a lot of English voters.

One way or another, devolution is about to run its course.

Life is for living not politics!
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17/03/2021 10:51:18 30 4
bbc
The problem with all National Socialist parties (like the SNP and Green party) is that they are obsessed with control and repression of free-speech. Scotland will not move forward until we lose the ridiculous PR system in Scotland. First pass the post has problems, but it does means that the loony left (e.g. Greens) can be put back in their box and forgotten about.
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17/03/2021 11:19:40 2 1
bbc
Oh dear I don’t agree with a party so shut it up. How democratic!