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Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

His hypocrisy knows no bounds


The First Minister commissioned Dame Elizabeth Blackwell to produce the image for the First Minister's 2012 Christmas card and the art work will be auctioned next year in aid of good causes. Fine, but be prepared to throw up now:   

Mr Salmond said :"Throughout 2013 we will celebrate the outstanding and diverse beauty of this country in the Year of Natural Scotland, where we encourage people to get out and enjoy what the great outdoors has to offer".





  


16 comments:

  1. I notice, however, that the image on the card is not a landscape......

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    1. Very true Laura but he does say 'diverse beauty of this country'.

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  2. And he's also been caught lying about Europe.
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    His political capital is shrivelling fast.

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    1. Mr Sweeney thinks everyone is wrong about that issue except the SNP.

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    2. And the plot thickens. Numerous points made in that report, i as a 50% Scot never thought of. Although i did have in the back of my mind that if Scotland gained independence then it would have to give up the pound. Whether it went with the euro or it’s own version of the pound i don’t know. I know Salmond has said in the past he wants to join the euro. This point alone i feel is enough to stay with the UK and keep the pound.
      Bribery will probably play a big part yet as it did in the original 1700’s unification. Like i said. The plot will thicken, the rich won’t suffer either way.

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    3. We'll keep the pound and have interest rates set by the Bank of England, in the meantime at any rate. Independent?

      As a definite 'No' voter, I was a bit disturbed to read the comments section on the Spectator article. I hadn't realised we were disliked so much so I don't think I'll be heading south of the border next year!

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    4. Never read the Spectator. So i am non the wiser. I don't know of any Scot's that are disliked south of the border apart from political one's. Don't let anything put you off coming south. And make sure you keep plenty of space to take the Holts back.

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    5. Cheers Alan. Space for Holts is always a priority but our planned trip to the Lakes in October had to be cancelled because of my knee injury, so I haven't the selection for Christmas that I'd hoped for.

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  3. Obviously the waste product exit is blocked and it's coming out elsewhere.

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    1. On a daily basis Alan. I guess you folks south of the border are spared most of it though.

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  4. Where are the wind turbines in the background!?

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    1. We don't have any turbines up here Mark. At least you'll never see any when programme featuring the Highland landscape are shown on the BBC Scotland or elsewhere.

      I wonder if a single monstrosity will be visible on Mr McNeish's 'Scottish National Trail' programme later this month? I doubt it, but I won't be surprised if Mr Salmond makes an appearance.

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  5. You'll never beat a politician for sheer brass neck: "... we encourage people to get out and enjoy what the great outdoors has to offer". He should have added "while they still can".

    I wouldn't let the little Englanders on the Spectator site put you off, Gibson. They speak only for themselves.

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    1. I find it increasingly difficult to be objective about anything he says Dave.

      No doubt I'll be in the Lake District as usual next year Dave and get as warm a welcome as ever. Mind you, I regard that part of the world as a second home anyway!

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