30th September 2016
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Difference of opinion? (Stuart Hannay)

I was interested to read that Tavish Scott was pleased to be endorsed by the Wir Shetland movement.

With the upcoming European referendum in June, I wonder whether Mr Scott supports Wir Shetland’s opinion, stated on its website, that “Membership of the EU is damaging for Shetland’s fishing industry and the rationale for remaining a member is weak”?

Stuart Hannay
Westsandwick,
Yell.

4 comments

  1. John Tulloch

    What is important is that we arrive at a position where the democratically elected government of Shetland is empowered, subject to local referendum, to leave the EU in Shetland’s interests, if it thinks fit.

    Reply
    • Brian Smith

      Have you told Mr Scott about that aim, John?

      Reply
  2. Peter Dodge

    Is the Wir Shetland Movement a democratic political body with the ability to stand for election or some sort of cult?
    Why is there no “empowering” Wir Shetland candidate standing “democratically” for the forthcoming May election?
    It is perhaps too easy to gain the impression from the scores of posts over the years that we have an opinionated (Liberal) individual who gives every impression of desiring the post of Governor General of the Offshore British Territory of Shetland whilst managing every minute detail of Shetland’s day to day welfare from a potting shed in Arrochar!

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    • iantinkler

      O dear, nothing quite like an embittered Nationalist, is there Peter Dodge, did you contribute to Dannus’s fund? Note it below.
      The Orkney Four, after a nasty and vindictive campaign through the Law Courts, lost their case against Ali C. In doing so enriched the Lawyers by about £300,000. The unfortunate four had to find £200,000. In legal fees. Crowdfunding raised that for them at the expense of sympathetic Nationalists, mostly SNP members if you follow the “Yes Shetland” “Orkney Vole” et al web sites. Now Dannus tried to raise funds for his SNP campaign using Crowdfunding. O dear, dear me. After 35 days the modest target of £7000. was not even approached! A mere £2000 raised by 60 odd backers! Strange is it not, a vindictive and negative campaign raise £200,000, yet a far kinder positive fund raiser, for a, I believe, honourable man, fell flat. It speaks loads about the “Nationalist” psyche. Now as you were saying about potting sheds, Pete Dodge, exactly where were you?

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