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> Should Billy Connolly Enter Politics?, Big Yin wanted to front Unionist agenda
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post 26th Sep 2011, 09:16pm
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QUOTE (wee davy @ 26th Sep 2011, 05:04pm) *
How's about Mr Speaker, eventually? biggrin.gif

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post 27th Sep 2011, 01:33am
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post 27th Sep 2011, 01:40am
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Why not? I am sure that Billy could do as good a job as the present lot who just seem to be in it for the money nowadays and are happy to take our votes and disappear for four more years to London. Go get em Billy!!!
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post 27th Sep 2011, 08:52am
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No, the man is an entertainer, no more than that. I am always wary of celebrities being drawn into politics. He no longer lives in Scotland anyway.

Irene.

he is a comedian he does not live in scotland he is very rich he has in my opinion lost touch with his roots sounds like scotlands got a new up and coming politician who who moves in the right circles and has a devilish talent for bu--sh---g his way thro tight spots "the big yin for president"oh thats america ahh well leave him there.
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post 27th Sep 2011, 09:11am
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I wonder what the hairy wan has to say about this!?


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post 27th Sep 2011, 09:57am
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He's just writing out his reply to you as we speak, Rabbie. laugh.gif

http://www.billyconnolly.com/

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post 27th Sep 2011, 10:02am
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OMG NO !

We already have enough comedians in politics throughout the world.

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post 27th Sep 2011, 10:42am
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post 27th Sep 2011, 12:34pm
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I think that Billy is a very good comedian and a decent entertainer but whether that would qualify him for a leap into the politics game I do not know. Also I am not sure what age the big chap is but I would have thought that it was not something he would want to do at his age.... surely he wants to sit back and enjoy the benefits of the kind of life his talents have helped him acquire. Stay well away from this one Billy as I think there could be a big banana skin waiting in the wings for someone without experience.
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post 27th Sep 2011, 04:17pm
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When Ronald Reagan became the president of America a remember saying tae ma mother is that no the cowboy fae the movies, aye Lass (and rumor has it that we are related to him rolleyes.gif ) can just hear people saying is that no the comedian Billy Connally, a think Billy will be much better off staying where he is and enjoying his great life, dont really think he would want to be bogged down wae politics.But maybe he would!
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post 27th Sep 2011, 04:34pm
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I don't really know, but if he has half a brain he should stay away from Scottish politcs, However, I do think that he would make a great ambassador, he certainly could do that job.


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post 27th Sep 2011, 04:37pm
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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:

Mr Connolly has yet to comment on the proposal.

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post 27th Sep 2011, 04:47pm
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I find it inconceivable that Billy Connolly should head any political organisation as he has no experience in such, and further more he has not lived in Scotland for decades so is not in touch with the needs of the Scottish people, just like Sean Connery who often spouts what should be done in Scotland. You earn the right to represent or to be critical if you live in Scotland and not before.
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post 27th Sep 2011, 05:15pm
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I find it inconceivable that Billy Connolly should head any political organisation as he has no experience in such, and further more he has not lived in Scotland for decades so is not in touch with the needs of the Scottish people, just like Sean Connery who often spouts what should be done in Scotland. You earn the right to represent or to be critical if you live in Scotland and not before.

Why not email Martin, telling him that his policy of encouraging expats, asking for their comments and votes, upsets you to no end.


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post 27th Sep 2011, 05:24pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 27th Sep 2011, 07:01pm) *
Why not email Martin, telling him that his policy of encouraging expats, asking for their comments and votes, upsets you to no end.

Sock it to him/her, baby ! mad.gif


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