One thing and one only (Andy Holt)

The SNP are making a huge fuss over Alistair Carmichael’s lie about the leaking of a conversation between Nicola Sturgeon and the French ambassador in which she is alleged to have expressed her preference for the return of David Cameron to Downing Street.

There are three reasons for this behaviour. First, to cover up the fact that if Nicola did indeed utter such an heretical view, she should by rights be cast into outer darkness (support of vile Tory toff, Etonian, Bullingdon Club member etc).

Second, to cover the paucity and failure of actual policies, more than adequately displayed at the SNP museum roadshow (a race to the bottom for Scottish education, the £178,000,000 rural payments computer fiasco, the now abandoned named person scheme etc).

Third, to go on repeating the accusation ad infinitum and ad nauseam hoping that something will stick long enough to seriously taint the rival.

However, if telling a lie makes one a liar, who among us is so pure as to be qualified to caste the first stone? Not Ms Sturgeon and her acolytes. (Once in a generation referendum anybody?)

Make no mistake, this election is about one thing and one only for the SNP, independence. Their sole raison d’etre. At any cost.

And that price will undoubtedly include not only the fishing industry but our real independence and the chance to once more control our own destiny.

The idea that Scotland will retain her independence in Europe? Not tenable. In the EU Brussels rules, OK?

Andy Holt
North House,
Papa Stour.


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  • James J Paton

    • May 22nd, 2017 12:27

    Mr Holt is correct in so much that most of politics and politicians these days are involve in a race to the bottom. The best we can do – Green Party excepted – is choose the lesser of evils. People should remember that post independence, I have no doubt, that having achieve its, understandable goal – giving the seeming permanent Tory majority in England – the SNP would, less than now, not hold an overall majority in an independent Scotland. This, with PR, leading to much better progressive and consensual politics. My line has always been that the SNP are no better or worse at doing politics ‘as usual’ compared to the Lib- Dems, Tories or Labour. However, there is one big difference, it was Alistair and his ilk who so calously sold out in 2010 to the Tories, with huge consequences for the poorest and most vulnerable. This is the thing we should not forget in this election, not Alistair’s big lie. He is guilty of a huge immoral error of judgement to gain the pretence of power.

  • Charles L. Gallagher

    • May 22nd, 2017 14:50

    Mr Holt would serve himself better if he read the Court’s judgement and not forgetting the statement by the French Ambassador.

  • Neil Leask

    • May 22nd, 2017 19:02

    Andy, I have just got the SNP/Miriam leaflet through my letterbox and see no mention of Alistairs name or of the lying which he did! Can you tell me how this constitutes a “huge fuss” as you state? Sometimes the truth hurts! Although we could all be classed as liers, we are not MP’s trying to sway voters on important voting matters, he was! Are you saying its OK to lie and that you endorse it?
    The SNP may not be perfect but at least they are trying to make Scotland a fairer better place to live in. We need a strong voice in Westminster to oppose the drastic measures and policies being introduced by the Tories. Vote SNP!

  • ian tinkler

    • May 22nd, 2017 19:55

    I just love the sanctimonious and hypocritical comments from the holier than though brigade. Sturgeon’s and Salmond’s lies are the stuff of legend. “Once in a generation”, If elected we promise etc, etc etc. Now we have Miriam promising a positive campaign, then sharing a stage with Ms Black, there combined comments were negative and grim and wholly unpleasant, “The Gruesome Twosome”, springs to mind! Perhaps a pair made from the same mould, however that breaks the laws of physics, two negatives are supposed to repel each other, not combine.

    • Graham Fleming

      • May 23rd, 2017 21:32

      But GAURENTEED she will perform better than YOU in her first attempt in election.With your retro- nonsense your vote certainly declined. Keep up the sterling work!

      • Ian Tinkler

        • May 24th, 2017 11:01

        I achieved one of my principle aims, Graham, highlighting the truth. I will not explain as that would be pertinent to Shetland west side only. Believe me, what I said contributed to a big change in Shetland.

  • Colin Hunter

    • May 23rd, 2017 10:31

    Perhaps Nicola Sturgeon DID say she would prefer Cameron to be returned as PM in preference to who was it again? Ed Milliband!! A less suitable tenant for No 10 I could barely imagine, even though I am, by definition, a socialist. So, who could blame her IF she had.
    That was not the whole story though, because, having authorised the “leak” of this supposedly scandalous information, a certain person then said he know nothing about it and continued to deny all knowledge of it until the £1.5m enquiry led back to him!
    Bang to rights! You couldn’t make it up!
    And, regarding the “once in a generation” referendum. Yes Alex Salmond did say that when he was SNP leader and FM in Scotland. A position he no longer holds.
    But do you know, I don’t believe I ever heard Nicola Sturgeon saying it, so can she be said to be lying?
    What she DID say was that she would seek a second referendum if there was a material change in Scotland’s circumstances, such as being dragged out of the EU against our will. And included it in the manifesto which got her re-elected!
    Even the most hard nosed Unionist cannot deny that that change of circumstances now exists!

    • Gordon Harmer

      • May 23rd, 2017 13:41

      Colin could you supply proof that there was a £1.5m enquiry, I understood that the inquiry cost around £7,000, I wait to be corrected. Also the inquiry would never have happened if certain vindictive constituents had not started the ball rolling towards a court case paid for by more vindictive separatists who were not constituents of AC.

    • Gordon Harmer

      • May 23rd, 2017 20:45

      Colin, it is amazing what research can do for the validity and honesty of ones statements. You say you couldn’t make it up, well it looks very much like you just did.

      QAsked by Paul Flynn(Newport West)Asked on: 02 June 2015
      Cabinet OfficeGeneral Election 2015: Scotland861
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the Government was of the inquiry into the leaking of a memorandum relating to the First Minister of Scotland during the General Election campaign.
      AAnswered by: Matthew HancockAnswered on: 08 June 2015
      The inquiry into this leak was conducted by serving Cabinet Office officials responsible for security and propriety matters; it was carried out within existing resources and no additional costs were incurred.

      • Ian Tinkler

        • May 24th, 2017 11:11

        Colin must be taking lessons from Ali C, he is a fast learner!

    • Gordon Harmer

      • May 24th, 2017 15:34

      Colin here is a link of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon saying the independence referendum is / was a once in a lifetime / generation opportunity. It is also shown in the nationalists Bible known as Scotland Future published by none other than the SNP, which I would have thought you had read.

  • Ian Tinkler

    • May 23rd, 2017 13:12

    £1.5m enquiry led back to him! There we go with another lie. The enquiry cost nothing like £1.5 million, just another lie, happy being spread by Colin Hunter and many other SNP supporters. Now to kill another lie, Colin Hunter, Sturgeon endlessly repeated the once in a generation mantra. As you are, an SNP sycophant it is hard to believe you never heard her. Listen to the below and dispel your ignorance.

    • Graham Fleming

      • May 23rd, 2017 21:05

      As we know most Westminster politicians tell untruths,one fact will remain British state pensions will lag at the bottom of the Euro league will those in the Junta do o.k, the politicians military police etc.

  • Ian Tinkler

    • May 23rd, 2017 16:54

    Gordon, there is no proof, the £1.5 million is a lie, made up by Labour and used by the SNP. As is so much of the SNP story, just hype and lies.. Very sadly the Yes people care nothing about the truth, it is just like a cult, blind belief of all, question nothing, just scorn and insult all who disagree.


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