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> Should Billy Connolly Enter Politics?, Big Yin wanted to front Unionist agenda
post 25th Sep 2011, 09:10pm
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Billy Connolly, the man who famously encouraged people not to vote for politicians "because it only encouraged them", has been touted as a future leader of the unionist campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. Such a move would mean that the former Govan shipyard worker would front a campaign supporting one of the main Scottish policy objectives of the Tory Party.

The proposal was put forward earlier this month by Tom Harris, Labour MP for Glasgow South. On launching his bid, Mr Harris said that the world-famous comedian was a "100 per cent Scottish hero" and the ideal man to assume leadership of the unionist battle to thwart Alex Salmond's drive for independence.

Although the Glasgow comedian is on the record as speaking out against nationalism, it remains unclear whether he would seriously consider such a high-profile move into politics. Observers are doubtful that the Big Yin would look favourably on Mr Harris's proposal, especially since the comedian is oft-quoted as having said that "the desire to be a politician, should ban you for life for ever being one".

Mr Harris, the former UK transport minister added:
"He would be perfect for all sorts of reasons. There is going to be this referendum but those of us who want to be part of the UK have no organisation and no figurehead. Billy might say no but we need to ask him."

Mr Connolly has yet to comment on the proposal.

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post 26th Sep 2011, 12:04am
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Yeah why not. The whole system is a joke anyway.
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post 26th Sep 2011, 12:45am
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QUOTE (Guest @ 26th Sep 2011, 12:50am) *
Yeah why not. The whole system is a joke anyway.

You tell em Billy. It's a sick joke and no very funny.

A naw from me, just cannea see Billly in a suit an tie telling porky pies and claiming false allowances.

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- GG   Should Billy Connolly Enter Politics?   25th Sep 2011, 09:10pm
- - tarheels   sorry GG i know nothing about the politics of Sco...   25th Sep 2011, 10:37pm
- - TeeHeeHee   I too know nothing about politics in Scotland and ...   25th Sep 2011, 10:47pm
- - Jupiter   Well I suppose the approach to your 70th birthday...   25th Sep 2011, 11:33pm
- - Guest   Yeah why not. The whole system is a joke anyway.   26th Sep 2011, 12:04am
- - Jupiter   "Yeah why not" MPs earn approx 68k pa. C...   26th Sep 2011, 12:40am
- - Alex Gray   Sorry, but this does have to be a joke surely. A d...   26th Sep 2011, 01:00am
- - buntygal   No not really, much as I love Billy Connolly,I...   26th Sep 2011, 01:19am
|- - benny   QUOTE (buntygal @ 26th Sep 2011, 03:05am)...   26th Sep 2011, 12:57pm
|- - bilbo.s   QUOTE (benny @ 26th Sep 2011, 02:43pm) Gl...   26th Sep 2011, 01:36pm
- - Garth Fletcher   I do live in Canada but am a Springburnian--born a...   26th Sep 2011, 02:09am
- - nome   Billy running for a tory campaign, a shounda think...   26th Sep 2011, 02:12am
- - Noonan McKane   QUOTE (Garth Fletcher @ 26th Sep 2011, 02...   26th Sep 2011, 02:37am
- - *dyer169*   He has every right to to run for a political offic...   26th Sep 2011, 02:55am
- - john1948   I think Billy would be a good politician, because ...   26th Sep 2011, 08:25am
- - Negotiate Now   No, the man is an entertainer, no more than that. ...   26th Sep 2011, 09:24am
|- - TeeHeeHee   QUOTE (Negotiate Now @ 26th Sep 2011, 10...   26th Sep 2011, 10:52am
- - tamhickey   This smacks of desperation. Tom Harris has just ma...   26th Sep 2011, 10:29am
- - GG   Billy speaking in 1998, prior to the opening of th...   26th Sep 2011, 11:22am
- - Mathieson   In his heyday, which was quite some time ago now, ...   26th Sep 2011, 11:23am
- - *misterglasgow*   As a nationalist ..... I think the GG has put the ...   26th Sep 2011, 01:14pm
- - droschke7   the last thing Scotland needs is independance, com...   26th Sep 2011, 01:30pm
- - JAGZ1876   If the unionists can't get the Big Yin on boar...   26th Sep 2011, 01:37pm
- - lord anthony   Only if you want a Scottish Banana-republic   26th Sep 2011, 02:42pm
- - wee davy   Now THERES a ticket to die for, if ever there was ...   26th Sep 2011, 04:18pm
- - angel   QUOTE Go on Billy,... you and Pammy will get free ...   26th Sep 2011, 04:31pm
- - *Margitsback*   In my opinion if you dont reside in Scotland full ...   26th Sep 2011, 06:39pm
- - Heather   Billy Connolly was born and raised in Scotland. H...   26th Sep 2011, 07:40pm
- - thepaperboy   he would do just tickity boo, he would fit in very...   26th Sep 2011, 08:26pm
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