Knocks the Fox (John Scholtz)

It was with unforgiving knocks
that Tavish clobbered Billy Fox,
who had for months been in the mood
for Tavish’s seat at Holyrood.
The seat was unobtainable
and Billy unsustainable.

Against the future let him fight.
It is his curse. It is his plight.
At countless windmills let him tilt.
His travails will be sadly spilt.

John Scholtz
Bridge of Walls.


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  • Gordon Harmer

    • May 17th, 2011 13:51

    Twas Tavish who endured the knocks,
    Rightly handed out by Billy Fox,
    Tavish may not have been the loser,
    But Billy emerged the mighty bruiser,
    Had the whole population gone and voted,
    A significant defeat would have been noted,
    Tavish’s majority was severely battered,
    And his reputation is severely tattered.
    He’s back in Holyrood not as commander,
    Knocked out by the AV gerrymander.

  • Donnie Morrison

    • May 17th, 2011 17:38

    Has the windfarm supporters group run a workshop recently on how to write McGonagle type poetry? We now appear to have two exponents writing in his distinctive style.

  • Sandy McMillan

    • May 17th, 2011 21:59

    What a lot of wind coming out of Scholtz

  • Gordon Harmer

    • May 18th, 2011 13:32

    Mr Morrison Sir you made me smile,
    By saying I write in McGonagle’s style,
    Sir I think I differ by half a mile,
    But feel free to put my words on trial.

    I try to humourize what I am saying,
    So with some words Sir I am playing,
    Its better than sarcasm and needles braying,
    About the wind farm for which I’m praying.

  • stevie fox

    • May 22nd, 2011 11:47

    To stop the wind farms would be a crime against shetlands future ,apprenticships ,unskilled labour ,clean viable sustainable windpower.When the oil & gas are teetering on extinction, wind power and sea farming will be shetlands most powerful exports .To stop this would be suicide for a small island in the middle of the north sea, think what will be around for our future generations if we say no to a sustainable future . I am sure if Mr Fox did get the main vote he would change his mind like most of them do whence they get in power .Mr T avish Scott has served as a good msp for us for years and he looks to the future of shetland i hope he stands independent for shetland ,as without a doubt he is a true voice for shetland

  • Gordon Harmer

    • May 23rd, 2011 14:35

    Stevie you are so right about the wind farm, bring it on, Shetlands future depends on it.
    But what you say about Tavish is not so right, he has a safe seat here and in my eyes he is complacent. His majority was eaten into by Billy Fox not just because Billy is against the wind farm but because people believe Tavish needs to do more.
    First Tavish sat on the fence on the wind farm issue and he has not listened to the Shetland voters because he is still sitting on the same fence. He made all sorts of promises during his campaign one big one was on the price of fuel so why is he not stomping around with guns blazing to find why we are being ripped of at the pumps. He is in last weeks times saying about the disastrous election results why is he not there banging his fists in the table asking for answers about fuel prices and other issues that affect us all, do we really care about his party’s election results, i don’t think so.
    What was the first thing he did when he retuned to Holyrood, he resigned as Scottish leader of his party, not a sign of strength in my book but a sign of weakness. What good did resigning do for us, no good at all at least as leader he got a chance to ask questions at Fisrt Ministers Questions that were important to us, but not now he has to wait along with the rest of the back bencher’s. Stevie has has learned nothing from having his majority reduced, all he has done is retreat to his back seat in Holyrood to lick his wounds when he should come out fighting for you and me.

  • stevie fox

    • May 24th, 2011 21:32

    Leta all hope Tavish has not given up the ghost , and does go out for the full ten rounds of his term for the sake shetland and all who voted for him , point taken gordon


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