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Old 28-03-2023, 05:05 PM #1
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Lightbulb The Scottish Politics thread

A lot is going to happen until the next election so I thought an on going thread

This letter appeared in Scottish left-leaning papers today

The start of a Labour charm offensive to get SNP voters

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If Labour can make some headway in Scotland, they'll have more chance of forming a government. May as well lay the foundations as the SNP goes to the dogs.
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If Labour can make some headway in Scotland, they'll have more chance of forming a government. May as well lay the foundations as the SNP goes to the dogs.
it's not dogs, it's furry, 4 legged friends
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it's not dogs, it's furry, 4 legged friends
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mind boggling, he clearly did not want her in his cabinet....that bit sounds a bit odd sorry
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He has literally picked up Wee Nic's torch without changing course even slightly, it's bizarre, how can he possibly imagine that public opinion has had a significant shift in a matter of weeks?
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He has literally picked up Wee Nic's torch without changing course even slightly, it's bizarre, how can he possibly imagine that public opinion has had a significant shift in a matter of weeks?
I think he believes that because of his colour and religion that he wont be subject to the same fate as Nicola, and he could be right, why else would he think pushing through a legislation that toppled Nic would be a good idea
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I think he believes that because of his colour and religion that he wont be subject to the same fate as Nicola, and he could be right, why else would he think pushing through a legislation that toppled Nic would be a good idea
The guy worked in a call centre prior to getting into politics and has been constantly fast-tracked due to his skin colour.

He said yesterday he is a socialist and will focus more on the "Wellbeing" economy rather than the actual economy

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What am I missing when people say Sturgeon is a great politician?

That she is a great orator.

I see all kinds of people praising her 'skills'. I just don't see it. All I see is a very bland politician. Nothing special about her at all.
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AN independence campaign group of genuine nutters has branded the language
used by Nicola Sturgeon in her resignation letter to the King as “deeply
disturbing”.

In her letter, the former first minister signed off by saying: “I have the honour
to be, Sir, Your Majesty's humble and obedient servant."

Sturgeon also wrote it had been “my pleasure to serve Your Majesty, Her
Majesty the Queen and the people of Scotland”.

All Under One Banner (AUOB) took to social media to condemn the language in
the letter and said it should be a “heads up” to self-declared republican and
incoming first minister Humza Yousaf, who was selected by the Scottish
Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.


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[Fury as new SNP leader Humza Yousaf
appoints a taxpayer-funded
'Minister for Independence'
as party descends into civil war
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[Humza Yousaf (pictured with new deputy Shona Robison)
- who will take his first FMQs at Holyrood
today - has completely overhauled
Nicola Sturgeon's Cabinet,
with only two ministers retaining
their former roles]


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ependence.html

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Even the Commies coming for self ID nonsense

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"Unfortunately, discussion around the GRR bill has now become so acrimonious and toxic as to obstruct meaningful and respectful debate"

Not me unknowingly campaigning for the CPB on TiBB for months
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In all seriousness though I agree with their stance - they're not taking a particular side on what the outcome of a debate around the GRR should be ... they're lamenting the fact that the SNP have taken a "no debate" stance and sent away academics, professionals and organisations (not just Twitter rabble) with real concerns, with a dismissive wave of the hand. It just generates more distrust and anger.

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Humza Yousless instead of appointing a Transport secretary he has appointed a junior transport minister who cannot drive. He has also appointed a minster of independence on £100k a year.

A Cabinet minister – such as Neil Gray – will get £116,759, as Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing, Economy, Fair Work and Energy and what that is i have no clue.

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"Independence minister" is a ludicrous appointment tbh.

To be fair though I imagine most Transport stuff related to public transport rather than roads, so "not being able to drive" is potentially a plus. Better to have a minister for public transport who actually uses public transport.

My wife had to take her car in for MOT today and get a bus home ... I think it's going to take her a while to get over the trauma.
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Sturgeon AGAIN denies she is a Lesbian




Ms Sturgeon yesterday said scurrilous social media gossip had prompted her
to want more anonymity.

In particular, she shot down online claims that she was the proud owner of
an expensive global property portfolio, as well as being a 'secret lesbian'.

In one account often repeated on the internet, users say she engaged in an
extra-marital relationship with a female French diplomat.

Some of the rumours allege the pair bought tennis legend Judy Murray's old
house in Bridge of Allan to use as a secret love nest.

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