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> Should Billy Connolly Enter Politics?, Big Yin wanted to front Unionist agenda
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post 26th Sep 2011, 10:29am
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This smacks of desperation. Tom Harris has just made an utter fool of himself with this suggestion, and landed Billy in jobbieland!
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post 26th Sep 2011, 10:52am
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QUOTE (Negotiate Now @ 26th Sep 2011, 10:10am) *
No, the man is an entertainer, no more than that. I am always wary of celebrities being drawn into politics.

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Yeah, Look at Ronald Reagan. rolleyes.gif


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post 26th Sep 2011, 11:22am
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Billy speaking in 1998, prior to the opening of the Scottish Parliament:
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"I think they should delay the Scottish Parliament by 10 years and let us all just live in the mood. The feeling of euphoria happens in every country about to go through such a change.

Yeah, it's going to be great. Yeah, we're going to be in charge. Tra- la-la. Then they go and spoil it all by doing it.

I wasn't in favour of it anyway. I was a 'no'. I wouldn't be terribly against independence, but I see that place in Edinburgh as a wee Stormont.

And I don't like devolved government."

Looks like he might lack commitment to the cause! huh.gif

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post 26th Sep 2011, 11:23am
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In his heyday, which was quite some time ago now, Billy Connolly was the funniest guy I had ever seen and heard.
I think we should leave it at that.
For any side to seek to use him in their campaign reeks of desperation on their behalf and a confirmation that society is indeed dumbing down when we need a past-his-sell-by-date comedian to help us decide how to vote.


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post 26th Sep 2011, 12:57pm
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No not really, much as I love Billy Connolly,I'm not sure he is the voice of Scotland, apart from that great Glasgow accent . . .

Glesga accent? Whitver kinda accent it is, it certainly didnae originate in Glesga, and bears nae relation tae any genuine Scottish accent ah've ever come across. Brigadoon, mebbe? Or mebbe Billy served on the Starship "Enterprise" under Scotty?


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post 26th Sep 2011, 01:14pm
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As a nationalist ..... I think the GG has put the question around the wrong way .I.E . Billy Connolly is a vote loser ... Not many people like him ....what about his statement about the poor guy ' Bigley ' ......urging the terrorists to chop off his head ..... Billy is a liability ..... Soar Alba
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post 26th Sep 2011, 01:30pm
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the last thing Scotland needs is independance, come to that the last thing the UK needs is for all the member countries to have independance because we'll al loose out
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post 26th Sep 2011, 01:36pm
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QUOTE (benny @ 26th Sep 2011, 02:43pm) *
Glesga accent? Whitver kinda accent it is, it certainly didnae originate in Glesga, and bears nae relation tae any genuine Scottish accent ah've ever come across. Brigadoon, mebbe? Or mebbe Billy served on the Starship "Enterprise" under Scotty?

Brigadoon, eh ? We´ll have to ask Ashfield about that, but I think he´s still in Blackpool . unsure.gif


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post 26th Sep 2011, 01:37pm
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If the unionists can't get the Big Yin on board i hear that Jimmy Krankie's available.
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post 26th Sep 2011, 02:42pm
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post 26th Sep 2011, 04:18pm
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Now THERES a ticket to die for, if ever there was one!

Billy Connolly's maiden speech in the House of Commons.

How's about Mr Speaker, eventually? or perhaps a Ministerial position - SMMP - Special Minister for Mince Pies?

Go on Billy,... you and Pammy will get free fish suppers for life! biggrin.gif


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post 26th Sep 2011, 04:31pm
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Go on Billy,... you and Pammy will get free fish suppers for life!

biggrin.gif Hi davy , it could be beans on toast . unsure.gif


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post 26th Sep 2011, 06:39pm
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In my opinion if you dont reside in Scotland full time you have no right to be a politician in this country, in fact you should also be born and bred in Scotland before you are allowed a vote on independence.
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post 26th Sep 2011, 07:40pm
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Billy Connolly was born and raised in Scotland. He worked in the Clyde Shipyards as a Welder.

I would certanily not vote for him as an MSP/MP.

Could you imagine him giving a speech, it would be littered with swear words, which is one of the reasons I stopped watching him on TV.

I don't think he would want to be an MSP/MP.


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post 26th Sep 2011, 08:26pm
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he would do just tickity boo, he would fit in very well with the rest of the lying two face gits,his pommy missis would tell him what to say she is good at that just read his books,his poor upbringing.my god billy yur no poor when your wearing a suit and tie
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