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    Default Who will you vote for in the 2021 Holyrood election?

    The next Holyrood election is due to be held on 6 May 2021. Who do you intend to vote for?

    I am undecided. As usual!

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    certainly not the snp they talk about devolution up here in the north we had more control over our own affairs before the snp got in power

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    SNP. Its a means to an end. Throw off the shackles of Westminster and we can then vote for a Scottish government of any shade we want.
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    everything will still be done from the central belt,there is no difference from being controled from london than from edinburgh , it makes no differnce to us up here london or edinburgh, the only thing i will add is that before before devolution and before snp got in power we had more say in our own affairs up here

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc1 View Post
    everything will still be done from the central belt,there is no difference from being controled from london than from edinburgh , it makes no differnce to us up here london or edinburgh, the only thing i will add is that before before devolution and before snp got in power we had more say in our own affairs up here
    I take then you will be happy with a Tory government lead by Boris Johnson for the next four years or so, followed by another Tory government after that?
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    That would be great!

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    Will probably go lib dem for the sole reason that they will stand the best chance of keeping amp out of Caithness & Sutherland once more

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Will probably go lib dem for the sole reason that they will stand the best chance of keeping amp out of Caithness & Sutherland once more
    While I would like to support the Lib Dems or the Greens, I see no point in supporting unionist parties who take their instructions from their London HQ where Scotland's interests are so low on their priority list as to be non-existent. I'd rather aspire to independence and then choose a party that has Scotland's interested first and foremost.
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    I still don’t know who I’ll vote for. Perhaps no-one.

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    Candidates for the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency:

    https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/electio...land-and-ross/


    The candidates for the Highlands and Islands region are

    https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/electio...ds-and-islands

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    Interesting article in the Guardian today. The Guardian is one of the most Unionist of all newspapers yet even it sees what is happening in the UK. In the article Jessica Elgot, Deputy Political Editor comments on the view that Boris Johnson "speaks for England alone.".

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-servant-warns

    I'm not sure if the article is behind a paywall. Just in case it is here are the opening two paragraphs:-

    "The pandemic has seeded the idea of a prime minister “who speaks for England alone” as relations between the four nations of the UK deteriorate amid “deep-rooted complacency”, a senior former civil servant has warned.

    There is widespread ignorance towards the union, meaning ministers can be kept in the dark about major reforms with little consideration for the four nations, Philip Rycroft, the permanent secretary to the Brexit department until 2019, says in a report.".

    As if we didn't already know. Remember his assertion that a pound spent in Croydon is of more value to the UK than a pound spent in Strathclyde.

    I wonder if Boris Johnson could even point to Caithness on a map. Why would anyone want to vote for a party who has him as leader?


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