Glasgow 2014 has not even started yet, but the FM has been said to have already secured over £2 Billion in orders for Scotland. That is four times what we have invested in putting on Glasgow 2014.
That's a lot of jobs for Scotland.
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Dave was in Shetland, although strangely Downing Street wouldn't confirm that he was. But no matter. He was politicking. He was accompanied by Godzilla, the Minister for Portsmouth, who has clearly moved up the ranks and is now bag carrier for Dave (he probably travelled economy). He it was who warned the Scottish government last week NOT to politick during the Commonwealth Games. Funny old world. Ordinary rules don't apply to Eton Toffs.
Let's be honest. With the Middle East blowing up around him, the Russia-Ukraine situation demanding attention, and what with him having all this clout in world affairs (big noise in the EU, G8, G20, Nato, World Bank, IMF, and a seat on the security council) Dave can hardly say he was in Shetland as part of his normal duties. After all it's 34 years since the last prime ministerial visit there. It was hardly urgent he get there this week.
Apparently he thanked the Shetland people for the economic contribution they make to his country (they couldn't afford nuclear weapons without Shetland's input, and said that he desperately wanted the UK to stay together, for he loved them with all his heart and soul, even the little Shetland Pony. He took his tie off. A sure sign that he was getting down with ordinary everyday common folk who didn't go to Eton (see above).
He refused to take any questions from the press while he was there. Now, isn't that strange.
Apparently the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony producers asked the Ministry of Defence, which at that time would have been under the ministerial hand of Po Face Hammond of the British Virgin Islands, if the Red Arrows could please just use blue and white smoke in their flypast. The flag of the host nation is traditionally used and Scotland is the host nation.
The answer was no. And some old duffer at the MoD probably choked into his bowler hat at the very idea (which at least is a cheering thought).
The planes were due to fly past at the time that the Queen and Philip were entering the arena. Apparently the Queen only has red white and blue, being only the Queen of the UK. Not Australia, or New Zealand or Canada or Scotland or Jersey or Gibraltar or anywhere else, just red white and blue.
So we had to have another bit of Union Jack waving at the games. NO politicking though, otherwise Godzilla Carmichael would be cross with them and you really wouldn't want to get Godzilla cross. Look what happened when Nicola bullied him!.
Cameron also gave a speech at Glasgow University. It was attended by a few people, who were probably especially invited so there would be no chance of anyone telling him to bugger off home. Some of the invited few presumably had better things to do on a warm day and there were empty chairs all around. Still the Tories are used to that in Scotland.
One of the Tories’ biggest donors and a major contributor to the Scottish “No” campaign runs a vast oil-trading company which has potentially avoided UK corporate taxes on billions of pounds of profit with the blessing of the tax man, according to this newspaper report.
So, they are fighting our freedom with money which by rights is owed to the taxman, and which might have helped pay down the £1.5 trillion of debt the UK has.
Nah, much better spend it on telling lies about how bad life would be in an independent oil rich country with massive tourism, energy, water and intellectual, etc, etc, etc... reserves, so that they can hang on to them.
The Caledonia song will be released on Sunday.
I'll post all the links then so you can listen to it, and hopefully buy a copy from iTunes or Amazon.
All money received from sales is going to help food banks. It's a great song and a great cause. I've been in touch with my local food bank and made them aware of it too. I hope together we can help the lads make a difference to starving kids.