Scrap this madness (Robert Smith)

I wonder when Danus Skene feels it would be an appropriate time to tell the voters that the Scottish government’s legally binding CO2 reduction plans will mean all of Scotland’s oil and gas has to be left in the ground?

I’d suggest before they cast their votes.

Ukip will repeal the Climate Change Act and scrap this madness.

Robert Smith

Ukip parliamentary candidate

South Ronaldsay,



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  • Robin Stevenson

    • May 4th, 2015 13:31

    I wonder when Robert Smith will actually bother to show up at any of the hustings and have his party exposed to what it actually is?

    • Robert Smith

      • May 4th, 2015 15:53

      I’m here … on the record, ready to be fully “exposed”.
      Fill your boots. 🙂

      • Robert Smith

        • May 4th, 2015 21:02

        Cat got your tongue buey? 🙂

    • Aaron Foord

      • May 4th, 2015 16:58

      Totally agree Robin.

      “I’m here” and actually showing up are two completely different things. The first just means that Robert Smith can read a webpage, the second requires a show of effort and commitment.

      • Robert Smith

        • May 5th, 2015 10:23

        Actually Aaron, the written word … on the record has much more weight than waffling on a doorstep or during a hustings. I prefer the written word because the “one answer rule” doesn’t apply. As long as a candidate has an answer on hand he can trot out with confidence during a hustings, he has won the point regardless if his answer was accurate.
        They don’t get away with that here.

      • John Tulloch

        • May 5th, 2015 10:46

        @Aaron Foord,

        Mr Smith has to fund his own campaign expenses and – not being ‘of independent means’ or an aristocrat’ – he has to take time off from his self-employed work as a fisherman, at a critical season to do so.

        He has made himself available to the ‘great unwashed’ like you and me, arguing his views, not only here but also on media Faecebook pages, which is more than can be said for any of the rest.

        Whether or not we agree with UKIP’s policies, we have to respect him for that.

        I’m voting Liberal however I have to say Mr Smith is refreshingly free of humbug.

  • Robin Stevenson

    • May 4th, 2015 17:35

    Excellent Robert, sadly we can’t discuss the Scottish UKIP manifesto as [like your invite] seems to have been lost in the post too? However, I take it that you’re quite happy that Scotland should be given less of a “handout” through the Barnett formula then? Therefore between Scotland and Wales, England will receive an extra £8 Billion more while we’re getting less?
    What percentage of UK funding is actually spent on EU membership Robert? I heard it was roughly 0.5% but this would seem terribly low when the UK receives 52% of all it’s trade from the EU, worth more than £400 Billion a year?
    While we’re on the EU how’s yer man David Coburn been performing? [I mean apart from insulting the terminally ill or disabled or foreigners or indeed the SNP] what’s he done?
    Is it still UKIP policy to not allow child bearing women to hold ANY position of authority in the event of them becoming pregnant, or has that been scrapped?
    “International aid is unnecessary and needs to be cut completely”, Now this is from 2014 so I’m not quite sure if it’s still UKIP’s policy?
    Oh! is it still UKIP’s belief that those in the forces should be given priority over everyone else for housing, welfare, and the health service regardless of whether or not they are still active in duty?
    I guess that’ll do for the moment, I think perhaps I may need another pair of boots 🙂

    • Robert Smith

      • May 5th, 2015 10:37

      Thanks Robin.
      Here’s the manifesto:

      Barnett Formula: UKIP policy is to scarp the Barnett Formula and give the Scottish government tax raising powers with any shortfall made up by the Westminster treasury as the need arises. This is apparently what the polls showed the Scottish people wanted during last years referendum. It is projected the initial shortfall will be £1.5 billion which compares favourably to the £7.6 billion shortfall in the SNP plans.

      EU membership costs £10 billion per year net. Withdrawal will not effect trade.
      The housing shortage in the MoD is well documented and veterans should properly be given priority on housing lists.
      International aid will be reduced into line with that of the Obama administration at 0.2% of GDP. Disaster relief and medical aid will be prioritised. Do you realise that much of the foreign aid budget goes to sweeteners for trade deals … often arms deals?
      I’ll treat the childish remarks with the contempt they deserve. 🙂

  • Sandy McDonald

    • May 5th, 2015 8:24

    I wonder if UKIP could offset current CO2 emissions against CO2 expelled by foreigners during the normal course of breathing.

  • John Tulloch

    • May 5th, 2015 11:10


    I’m voting Liberal to keep the SNP out of Argyll.

    I don’t doubt that UKIP has attracted some unsavoury, xenophobic individuals, just as the SNP has attracted some anti-English bigots, however, there seems to be an element of folklore and frankly, bullying, about the other parties accusations of racism while they are promising draconian measures to reduce immigration, themselves e.g. Ed Miliband on Question Time, last Thursday.

    The main parties position is completely transparent. This is the kind of behaviour voters are sick to the back teeth with and the more the main parties try their same old tactics of ‘smoke, mirrors and humbug’, the more votes will accrue to UKIP.

    The internet has changed politics for the bette. People are seeing through the bovine fall-out, across the policy spectrum.


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