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    Oh the saga just goes on and on......

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ting-aide.html

    Boris puts Dominic Cummings on his 'last chance' as witness who went to police is HIMSELF accused of breaking lockdown, another admits he MADE UP sighting and Anti-Brexit peer is identified as plotter


    One of the Cummings accusers himself made a 250 mile trip and another allegedly made it up. Oh dear.......
    Last edited by orkneycadian; 31-May-20 at 10:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    But yes, as the thread title says - There is definately one law for some and another law for others.
    Yes, definitely.

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    I was always told that two wrongs don't make a right. Anyone who broke lock down rules/strong advice call it what you will, especially when they had the flipping virus must expect opprobrium from public opinion and clearly, there definitely has been one law for Dominic Cummings and his ilk and quite another for everyone else.

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    I think this sums up the public mood quite well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulmar View Post
    there definitely has been one law for Dominic Cummings and his ilk and quite another for everyone else.
    Alas, the SNP continuing to show this is the case. Paul Wheelhouse, SNP minister for the Islands (amongst other things) getting a grilling this morning on Radio Orkney. When asked about Mr Stewart and his jaunts home "because his family needed him", Mr Wheelhouse avoided having to give (much of) an answer by saying he wasn't really aware of the issue. Blimmin flip - He is supposed to be minister for te Islands and knows diddly squat about what is the main topic of conversation in the islands, this group at least. But then, this is what we have come to expect from a government based in the other end of the country. Where Edinburgh and Glasgow is seen as "central".

    It very much seems that the one law is for Mr Stewart, whilst the other law is for the rest of us, Mr Cummings included. I am sure if Mr Wheelhouse was asked about Durham or Barnard Castle, he would know exactly where they are.

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    Meanwhile, as NHS Orkney mire themselves in more scandal by releasing the personal and medical details of 51 patients to a local business......

    https://www.orcadian.co.uk/covid-tes...s-data-leaked/

    ......Ian Blackford still can't see past Dominic Cummings.....

    https://www.thenational.scot/news/18...ngering-lives/

    Things really going to pot here in Orkney under Iain Stewarts watch, but all the SNP seem to care about is what's happening in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    all the SNP seem to care about is what's happening in England.
    I imagine your application to join is in the post then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    Alas, the SNP continuing to show this is the case. Paul Wheelhouse, SNP minister for the Islands (amongst other things) getting a grilling this morning on Radio Orkney. When asked about Mr Stewart and his jaunts home "because his family needed him", Mr Wheelhouse avoided having to give (much of) an answer by saying he wasn't really aware of the issue. Blimmin flip - He is supposed to be minister for te Islands and knows diddly squat about what is the main topic of conversation in the islands, this group at least. But then, this is what we have come to expect from a government based in the other end of the country. Where Edinburgh and Glasgow is seen as "central".

    It very much seems that the one law is for Mr Stewart, whilst the other law is for the rest of us, Mr Cummings included. I am sure if Mr Wheelhouse was asked about Durham or Barnard Castle, he would know exactly where they are.
    Paul Wheelhouse is a list MSP for South Scotland, so not far from Durham and Barnard Castle. He has no apparent interest in, or connection to, any of the islands. He’s also an ex-Tory. So his behaviour is entirely as expected.
    Last edited by aqua; 02-Jun-20 at 14:59.

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    Talking of parliamentarians whose focus may be elsewhere I see that the Prime Minister has appointed Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes, as a Scotland Office Minister. He may be Scots by birth but he has been MP for MK since 2010. It will be interesting to see where his priorities lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky Smeek View Post
    Talking of parliamentarians whose focus may be elsewhere I see that the Prime Minister has appointed Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes, as a Scotland Office Minister. He may be Scots by birth but he has been MP for MK since 2010. It will be interesting to see where his priorities lie.
    C'mon, Corky...his proirities will lie in the same place as those of all our Scots born Unionist MPs, still living in Scotland and representing Scottish constituencies...wherever their political party tells them it has to lie..particularly if they want to keep on being MPs, aspire to furtherance in their political careers or are looking for a future well-paid sinecure in the House of Lords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddquine View Post
    C'mon, Corky...his proirities will lie in the same place as those of all our Scots born Unionist MPs, still living in Scotland and representing Scottish constituencies...wherever their political party tells them it has to lie..particularly if they want to keep on being MPs, aspire to furtherance in their political careers or are looking for a future well-paid sinecure in the House of Lords.
    OQ......Ohhh... Gosh you are so Jaded? Naaa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horseman View Post
    OQ......Ohhh... Gosh you are so Jaded? Naaa.
    Jaded? Moi? Nope....just completely hacked off, after fifty odd years of casting votes just to get, every time, elected by less than half of us, professional jobsworth politicians, who only do what's best for themselves and their party/supporters/funders and not what is best for all of us. I'd say democracy was broken in the UK...if there had ever been democracy in the UK to break in the first place.

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    That is Democracy.......The Majority! OR.....
    With reference to the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.......May the Best Man win! circa 1865.

    All of the greatest Statesmen used Subterfuge/an Untruth/lies to further their Quest! Its the way of The World!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddquine View Post
    just completely hacked off, after fifty odd years of casting votes just to get, every time, elected by less than half of us, professional jobsworth politicians, who only do what's best for themselves and their party/supporters/funders and not what is best for all of us.
    Indeed, just look at last year's election. 48 SNP MPs out of 59 seats elected with just 45% of the vote share. Interesting to note your views that these SNP MPs are "
    professional jobsworth politicians, who only do what's best for themselves and their party/supporters/funders and not what is best for all of us."

    I guess realisation finally dawns for everyone eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horseman View Post
    That is Democracy.......The Majority! OR.....
    With reference to the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.......May the Best Man win! circa 1865.

    All of the greatest Statesmen used Subterfuge/an Untruth/lies to further their Quest! Its the way of The World!
    It's only the way of the world because we allow it to be. Politicians, unless voting is compulsory, don't usually get elected by a majority, they get elected by the majority of those who bother to vote....and then we get ruled according to the dictat of party political brainfarts, which can be changed annually at conferences by the small minority of the voting public who are members, the "advice" of "special advisors", "special interest groups" and "specially convened to suit the current Government position" committees...like the one which advocated "herd immunity " as a response to the pandemic...and the majority of us are completely ignored. That isn't democracy, that is elected dictatorship, particularly when the parliament has Sovereign rights and can change laws, under King Henry VIII powers, on a whim. without even consulting our elected representatives.

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    Don't hold back Oddquine! I'm pleased however that you have finally realised what is going on with the SNP. Right with you there on the bit about the lack of majority. Having the SNP trying to run a government with a minority of seats being the prime example. Calling them "brainfarts" is quite strong, but I can see why you would think that way. And yes, you are right in that the Scottish Government is a dictatorship. Very apparent given their current performance.

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    OQ.......
    But once again.......... U Lost. Not enuff Votes.
    if you lost, you are the Minority! HUH!

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    Horseman, you need to remember, that in the mind of a separatist, minority means majority. 45% voting to leave the UK means "overwhelming majority". Same in Holyrood. Less than 50% of seats means "Unquestionable mandate to govern"

    Think like a seperatist and all becomes clearer when it comes to definitions. Basically, the rule of thumb is to interpret it the way you want it to be, rather than the way it is.

    Fortunately, Oddquine it's starting to realise the error of her/his ways.

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    The simple fact of the matter is that for once the BritNat from Orkney is correct - "I guess realisation finally dawns for everyone eventually.".

    It seems that the Scottish electorate are realising where their best interests lie.

    A recent Sunday Times opinion poll suggests that the SNP will win a record number of seats in the next Holyrood elections with twice as many seats as the second placed party, The Tories, and will get 51% of the vote. It's a long time since I passed my O-Grade Arithmetic but even these old brain cells can see that such a result would be a majority both in terms of seats and vote percentage.

    Indeed, the Electoral Calculus website currently shows the SNP on 50% support for the Westminster parliament. Just to ram home the message a bit more firmly Ipsos Mori's latest poll on the subject shows 53% of Scots want another IndyRef within 5 years and that 63% want one within 10 years.

    So yes, people are beginning to realise how little having Westminster running 85% of Scotland's economy is doing for the country. Add to that the complete and utter incompetence demonstrated over the duration of the Covid19 pandemic by HMG and it's easy to see why people are looking at alternatives to Westminster rule.

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    I heard this same story years ago.
    Not even the guy with the YES sign on Inverness River, could change anything!!
    Come onnnnnn...Its just a waste of money!
    Last edited by The Horseman; 03-Jun-20 at 16:44.

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