Monday, January 21, 2013

SNAPS ON SUNDAY (ON MONDAY)

I was reminded this morning that I had neglected to provide the weekly feature Snaps on Sunday...so a day late, I apologise, here it is!

AND THAT'S JUST THE INTRO...
AND IT'S NOT JUST KATE AND WILLY THAT LIVE A LIFE THAT BEARS NO RESEMBLANCE TO OURS. IT'S CAMERON AND HIS POSH GOONS IN THE GOVERNMENT TOO
THIS IS HOW MUCH BETTER IT IS TOGETHER
EVEN RIGHT WING LEADERS IN OTHER SUCCESSFUL COUNTRIES REALISE THAT FREE EDUCATION IS THE ONLY WAY A COUNTRY WILL BE ABE TO PROVIDE ITSELF WITH THE EDUCATED POPULATION IT NEEDS FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE
FOR A START SHE'S ONE OF THE NON CONTRIBUTORS ON HER OWN WEIRD LIST
BUT WE ARE NOT A NORMAL COUNTRY
NO WMDS, LOTS OF OIL....
BUT THEN JUSTINE REALLY IS AMONG THE STUPIDEST OF THE TORY GOVERNMENT AND GOD KNOWS THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING (5 IS BIGGER THAN 2 JUSTINE)
MAKES A BIT OF A MOCKERY OF TOO WEE AND TOO POOR AND TOO STUPID
THE OLYMPIC FLAG WAVING IS OVER AND WE MILKED IT AT THE  HONOURS, NOW BUGGER OFF; YOU'RE COSTING US MONEY
BLISS
LET OUT OF THE BUNKER WITH A CAREFULLY CRAFTED SPEECH BY ED MILIBAND'S TEAM
IT WON'T ANY MORE, BECAUSE WE'VE SUSSED YOUR LIES
WHAT CAN YOU SAY...CAN ANYONE THINK OF A BETTER DESCRIPTION OF CAMERON?
SO THIS ONE IS NOTHING TO DO WITH SCOTLAND, BUT IT'S FOR A FRIEND AND FAITHFUL READER, JIM, WHO LIKES PUZZLING OUT THE FRENCH POSTS, AND BENEATH, 4 SNAPS WE TOOK OF DAWN AT CRAIL HARBOUR WITH ANOTHER FRIEND, ZEK NIN TAN, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO (INCLUDED FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN I LOVE THEM AND I RECKONED YOU WOULD TOO)

8 comments:

  1. tris

    your command of Nationalist 'Positivity' is awe inspiring its almost negativity personified.

    The majority of voters either voted against the snp or did not vote at all but the snp claim a true democratic victory.

    so whats the gripe a distorted democracy at Westminster is horrid but fine and dandy in Scotland if the snp gain from it.

    The nats even threaten to kill Johann lamont
    in an Independent Scotland as wee bonus.
    what no opposition to the snp allowed then??



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    1. Why would nats want to kill a completely nonentity who, if anything, is an asset to the independence cause? You must be ever so proud of her ability to repeat, albeit haltingly, a prepared question after squinting at it - should have gone to Specsavers?

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  2. Thanks Tris, warms the cockles!

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  3. Erm... where did anyone threaten to kill Johann Lamont?

    Niko: Mr Sarwar said that the Scottish parliament was a dictatorship. Well, I have to point out that Labour devised the voting system so it must have been fit for their purpose when it was put in. It hasn't been altered since. In theory, the voting system used should provide a minority government which can then work against a majority opposition, or set up a coalition, or chose to work together where it can with opposition members.

    Unfortunately, all the opposition parties in Scotland proved to be so unpopular that the SNP won hands down. Labour lost because they were incompetent and led by a buffoon and dropped all their policies 3 weeks before the election and adopted SNP policies; the Tories lost because they are the Tories, and the Liberals lost because they have made it possible for us to be ruled by a Tory government in Britain.

    The system used does give everyone a say in voting. It is far more representative of the actual vote than the UK system. There are posts at Wings Over Scotland about this, and the actual figures, provided by a stats man and a graphic designer.

    The SNP won the popular vote, ie they got more votes than anyone else. This may not be perfect because as you rightly say they didn't get over 50% of the votes (45%).

    Although Mr Sarwar was elected with just over 50% of the people who bothered to vote in his constituency (but fewer than 50% of the voters*), many of his colleagues were elected with a minority of votes... not just from Labour but from all parties, including the SNP.

    *One can consider people who don't bother to vote to have given up their right to that vote. They have, some would argue, for the next 4 or 5 years, removed themselves from the democracy, so in these figures they cannot be counted. I mention them next to Sarwar, because you insist in counting them. Others would say that they were not lazy, they just didn't like any of the people, or did't think that voting makes any difference because in their constituency it is always the Tory that gets in, or always the Labour man that gets in.

    In London, no one won the election, despite it being run under the FTP system which is supposed to produce one party strong government. The Tories were propelled to power by the Liberals who seemed to feel that they could work better with Cameron than they could with Brown. This could be because Clegg shares Cameron's background of privilege and money, the best schools and Oxford, and jobs handed to him on a plate. Or it could be because frankly he couldn't face working with the Nokia throwing nut job.

    Were you aware that some 70+% of votes cast in the UK election didn't count at all?

    Mr Sarwar says that the unelected house of aristocrats, which his party from day one was determined to disband (and through which all English and UK legislation has to pass), is more democratic than the Scottish parliament which his party set up.

    Oh please...

    I don't think Mr Sarawar thought any of this through.




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  4. The Daily Mail is reporting that our Michael Moore got a £1500 ticket for the closing ceremony of the Olympics. He's come a long way since being a park attendent ;)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2264960/Ministers-received-SIXTY-Olympics-tickets-taxpayer-worth-725-seat.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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  5. He's got the Davidson bug, John. He thinks we want to kill people... He keeps very bad company...I've told him about it, but what can you do (as wee Willie, erm whatsit would say... )

    What is that dude's name again?

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  6. Oh dear, Monty.

    While I wouldn't have gone to the damned thing unless they paid me £15,000 (so no jealousy), I can't help but think that that wasn't supposed to be in the deal.

    I thought the posh boy told them to go on the train and buy their own tickets.

    I see he runs a tight ship... or maybe he was just lying.

    Have to say (wondr of wonders) that I can see the DM's point. They have decided to release the information at a rather strange tiome. I mean the Olympics were 4-5 months ago weren't they. Why are we only just now finding out that on top of cabinet secretaries' salaries, they were getting freebies that WE had to pay for.

    Jeez, I would NEVER have left him in charge of a park... what a notion!

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