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> Jimmy Reid Dies, Leader of shipyard work-in passes away
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post 11th Aug 2010, 07:04pm
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QUOTE (Melody @ 11th Aug 2010, 06:22pm) *
Isn't that the truth Martin. Workers today are being completely trampled upon as never before in my experience.

I wholly agree, Melody, and some the politicians who might help the workers are falling over themselves to discredit their profession!

Kenneth Roy has republished, in the Scottish Left Review, extracts from an interview he did with Jimmy in 2003. Mr Roy introduce the subject matter with the following:

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A great Scotsman is dead. The death of Jimmy Reid, trade unionist, journalist and broadcaster, former rector of Glasgow University, one of the great Scottish orators of the 20th century, was announced this morning. He was 78. Jimmy had charisma, intellect, panache, a gift for communication. He lit up any room, and not just because of his fondness for big cigars. He spoke for Scotland in so many ways. He spoke, too, of Scotland – of the Scots as a race. He represented our finer qualities – our idealism, our commitment to social justice, our concern for the poor. He was the most admirable and loveable man.

See here for the interview:
http://www.scottishreview.net/KRoy5.shtml

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post 11th Aug 2010, 07:16pm
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There goes a man who had principles. We need people like him today.

R.I.P. sad.gif
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post 11th Aug 2010, 07:25pm
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Reading that Martin, Jimmy Reid was so much a product of his generation, like my own father. I'm so sad to say that I believe that we are all stepping back in time to some part of the hardships that that generation knew. Intelligent, loving, humanitarian people and a stepped upon generation. I hope Jimmy Reid has found his Utopia he deserved to. R.I.P.Jimmy, you were a giant among men.

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post 11th Aug 2010, 07:31pm
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My sincere condolences to Jimmy's family. He was a true gentleman and a great role model for every working person throughout the world. He will rest in peace.
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post 12th Aug 2010, 01:17am
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Thanks for the information, it was really interesting, Lass.
RIP Jimmy Reid.
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post 12th Aug 2010, 03:11am
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Wonder if my uncle was involved in this?
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post 12th Aug 2010, 04:00am
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A fine man indeed..RIP...I was a Shipyard worker all my life.
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post 12th Aug 2010, 07:31am
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If any man deserved a statue to remember him by and to thank him for what he did for the people of our great city its Jimmy Reid.

God bless ye Jimmy.
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post 12th Aug 2010, 08:54am
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QUOTE (soapy @ 12th Aug 2010, 08:41am) *
If any man deserved a statue to remember him by and to thank him for what he did for the people of our great city its Jimmy Reid.

I certainly share that thought.
Wellfield's picture (full screen) is one to remember.


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post 12th Aug 2010, 09:04am
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 12th Aug 2010, 10:04am) *
I certainly share that thought.
Wellfield's picture (full screen) is one to remember.


Yeah that would make a great statute.

where would you put it tho ? Buchanan St?
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post 12th Aug 2010, 09:22am
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R.I.P Jimmie Ried.
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post 12th Aug 2010, 09:44am
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Buchanan Street? Naw Govan Cross.
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post 12th Aug 2010, 09:50am
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Soapy, there's only one place to put that statue and that's right outside the gates of Fairfield's Yard!
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post 12th Aug 2010, 10:05am
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Soapy, there's only one place to put that statue and that's right outside the gates of Fairfield's Yard!


Aye a no, but nobudy would see it a way doon there?
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post 12th Aug 2010, 10:07am
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It was sincere men like Jimmy Reid that made the Labour party and brought about vast improvements in Social democracy for the masses. I can quite understand his dissolutions with Labour in his latter years; from Blair down, there have been so many fraudsters within the party at the top level.
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