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> Snp Takes Glasgow, Historic Scottish election defeat for Labour
Heather
post 6th May 2011, 12:47pm
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I voted for John Mason SNP although I don't agree with free Prescriptions or the five year freeze on Council Tax as there are many people in Scotland who can afford to pay for them.

I can only hope that Alex Salmond keeps his word and gets rid of the ALEOs who are costing Glasgow thousands of pounds in lining their own pockets.


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post 6th May 2011, 12:50pm
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QUOTE (Norman G @ 6th May 2011, 10:16am) *
The SNP have been a breath of fresh air in power at Holyrood.
They did more in 4 years than Labour did in 40 and it has shown at the polls.
Good luck to them.

That is so true and now with a majority win they will be able to do more. So Congratulations too SNP and Alex Salmond
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post 6th May 2011, 01:52pm
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SNP--BNP.

Same philosophy.

Both need someone to blame.

SNP--English

BNP--Johnny Foreigner.

Other famous Nationalists.

Hitler, Mussolini, Franco et al.

There is a dark side to Nationalism.

It is divisive.!!!


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post 6th May 2011, 02:20pm
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What a load of crap ! There is a dark side to everything, if one looks hard enough. I think you belong somewhere down on the borders buy the looks of things. mad.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 02:27pm
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Now that most of the results are it is shocking how poor the turnout has been at the polls. In several constituencies the turnout has been signifcantly less that 40%, Shettleston 37.7%, Provan 34.4%, Maryhill and Springburn 36%, Pollok 39%. How the heck can people complain about the performance of politians when nearly two thirds don't even bother to vote? Please don't tell me that folk are disenchanted with them, that would be exactly the reason for getting out to vote.

Perhaps we should make it compulsory to vote here.


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post 6th May 2011, 02:44pm
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As a Glaswegian living in Somerset for 11 years, This result by the SNP makes me feel proud that at last my fellow Scots have quite clearly giving a strong message to our neighbours south of the border that Scotland CAN stand on its own,All this nonsense that all we have is oil.....look at some of the worlds biggest exports, Whisky,tweed,Agriculture and good ole nessie. I feel like coming home.
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post 6th May 2011, 02:49pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 6th May 2011, 02:28pm) *
What a load of crap ! There is a dark side to everything, if one looks hard enough. I think you belong somewhere down on the borders buy the looks of things. mad.gif

Happily live in Glasgow.

So if I disagree with you it must be crap.?

One does not have to eat Scotty Dugs and get dewey eyes over a tin of Shortbread to be Scottish.!

I think Scotland is better served as part of the Union.

A political decision, nothing to do with Bannockburn or Wembulee !


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post 6th May 2011, 02:59pm
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As a eastender who has been voting snp since 1970 happy? You bet i am at last the electorate has shown some bottle, as a socialist it was my dream to see Independence leading to good left wing policies for Scotland the dream is still alive take your courage in your hands and go for it in the referendum that will surely come.
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post 6th May 2011, 03:18pm
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QUOTE (Dylan @ 6th May 2011, 04:57pm) *
Happily live in Glasgow.

So if I disagree with you it must be crap.?

One does not have to eat Scotty Dugs and get dewey eyes over a tin of Shortbread to be Scottish.!

I think Scotland is better served as part of the Union.

A political decision, nothing to do with Bannockburn or Wembulee !

Who mentioned shortbread or scooty dugs ? You methinks. You are perfectly entitled to your political views but I will not tolerate bilge, equating the desire for self-government to fascism. Have your leanings but spare us your warped logic.


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post 6th May 2011, 03:20pm
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QUOTE (marcam7 @ 6th May 2011, 05:07pm) *
As a eastender who has been voting snp since 1970 happy?you bet i am at last the electorate has shown some bottle,as a socialist it was my dream to see Independence leading to good left wing policies for scotland the dream is still alive take your courage in your hands and go for it in the referendum that will surely come

Cheers, but I fear it is still a long way off. sad.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 04:18pm
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Since I left Scotland on Sept 1959 I dont know much about politics there, one thing I did learn when I went to Scotland when my father died in 1968, I was told he had changed from Labour to the SNP in his politics.
I went to Canada and in the 60s supported the NDP, having left Canada in 1967 I am not familiar much with their politics either, however they did have an election the other day, and surprisingly enough the NDP took over second spot over the Liberal Party there, which apparently also was a big surprise!

Here in the States I support the Democrats and Obama, I guess I could be labeled a liberal Democrat, and in that I am very comfortable with. Currently and as time goes on, it mystifies me how people can be beaten down so much in regards to the comforts of life, or as was thought of for decades not now of course the so called American dream, that is gone stolen by the righteous right wing Republicans.

An analogy for me is the alcoholic that goes back to drinking expecting different results, aint going to happen, so why oh why do people continue to vote conservative when mostly what they do is bleed the country, hell on a daily basis the evidence is there, why be so blind?
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post 6th May 2011, 05:32pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 6th May 2011, 03:26pm) *
Who mentioned shortbread or scooty dugs ? You methinks. You are perfectly entitled to your political views but I will not tolerate bilge, equating the desire for self-government to fascism. Have your leanings but spare us your warped logic.

What a sweetheart.

If I do not share your views I talk crap, now I am warped.

I neither seek nor need your permission to Post.

You will not tolerate . LOL.

Away and lie in a dark rooom with your Jimmy Shand Records whilst playing with your Sporran.

Och aye the noo.!

I'm away for a Haggis Supper then a wee roamin in the gloamin.


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post 6th May 2011, 05:37pm
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The best thing that has happened to Scotland in the last 30 years.
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post 6th May 2011, 05:54pm
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Hi ashfield, well perhaps we could have compulsary voting but that may result in spoiled papers and create the same result, not enough people voting
I was going to say I was shocked at the low turn out in some areas but I am not
What was the overall Scottish turn out?
Bye for now, norrie
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post 6th May 2011, 06:12pm
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QUOTE (Dylan @ 6th May 2011, 07:40pm) *
What a sweetheart.

If I do not share your views I talk crap, now I am warped...

Q.E.D.


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