Friday, November 16, 2007

A NEW SCOTTISH LANGUAGE SALMONDSPEAK

The SNP want to promote Gaelic while at the same time destroying English.
When is a thousand not a thousand ? when Salmond says 'a thousand policemen' that's when, when is a promise to reduce class sizes not a promise to reduce class sizes ? when Salmond says it, that's when, when is a promise to wipe out student debt not a promise to wipe out student debt ? when Salmond says it, that's when, when is a promise of £2,000 to new home buyers not a promise of £2,000 to new home buyers ? when it is said by Salmond, that's when.

What is two + two Mr. Salmond ? answer, 'weeellll it depends on how you look at it doesn't it' This man is a charlatan, he is the Arthur Daly of politics and we are stuck with him.

We would be better without any Govt. rather than this but, wow ! 'soft, what light from yonder is this' he rides to the rescue, with one bound he is free and glory of glories so are we, this time it's, wait for it, it's the year 2017, independence, it's official Salmond (for first minister) said it therefore it must be true, what do you mean 'this is the third time he's said it' no one remembers that, do they ?


Following Swinney's budget can we now put to rest this nonsense about the left of centre SNP, those kilted warriors for socialist independence, where are they ? where is the dissent ? not a word, where are the Bravehearts ?

Are we to believe that all members of the SNP are on board with this Tory budget, how do they keep all the sheep in line, did they get rid of the last radical when they done in Margo ? now is the time for the real SNP to re- emerge if they ever existed that is, my guess is they didn't.

35 comments:

Dandy said...

Just for comparison could you list some of the Labour executives achievements during their first term.

Anonymous said...

"We would be better without any Govt. rather than this but, wow ! 'soft, what light from yonder is this' he rides to the rescue, with one bound he is free and glory of glories so are we, this time it's, wait for it, it's the year 2017, independence, it's official Salmond (for first minister) said it therefore it must be true, what do you mean 'this is the third time he's said it' no one remembers that, do they ?"

I think the English language has more to fear from you, Tel.

David Duff said...

Forgive me, Coucillor, if say to you as gently as I can that if it is *your* particular English that Mr. Salmond wishes to destroy then I might well be prepared to roll up my sleeves and give him a hand.

Anonymous said...

"Tory budget"? What are you talking about? This is one of the most populist and left-wing administrations in years. Swinney has spent (I think) all the money he has at his disposal, mostly trying to appease cretinous local governments who have squandered away their cash reserves. If you think Swinney should raise taxes and raise public spending still further, then you must believe in fiscal autonomy, surely?

ASwaS said...

I'd rather promise decent things and only be able to partially deliver than openly go into an election on a right wing neo-Thatcherite manifesto.

(Hello there, I'm Aswas, and I'll be your troll for the evening.)

Anonymous said...

LOL

This weekend has shown us the kind of
language that 'new' Labour prefer ;-)

Rabbie said...

While raising a glass to celebrate the anniversary of H.M. and HRH. I found myself reflecting on the impact they, and you, have made in your respective spheres.

The conclusion, Cllr, has to be that you have both touched the lives of those you have met. They brought a sense of stability, unity and hope, while you brought a sense not dissimilar to contracting the Great Plague.

So, a crystal tumbler of Scotland's finest to Her Maj and Philip and a small Irn Bru from the bottle to Kelly.

Come on Cllr, join me - you know you want to.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Dandy) 16/11/07 -

I don't have time to play that wee game but, I'm glad that you accept my piece about Salmondspeak.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 17/11/07 - I doubt if anyone would have missed the point do you ?

Anyway when is a thousand not a thousand ? Do you understand the question ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(David Duff) 17/11/07 -

Some people have read that piece and told me it was funny and sarcastic and true. So, when is a thousand not a thousand ? Do you understand the question ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 18/11/07 -

describing an administration as 'populist' is an insult, claiming them as left wing after this budget is bizarre.

I don't think we need fiscal autonomy any more than we need a Scottish Parliament.
Part of the downside of being in local government is that you are obliged to deal with all sorts of cretins who write to you.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(ASwaS) 18/11/07 -

The SNP didn't promise and partially deliver, they lied.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 08:34 -

I assume you mean the Labour guy who resigned for offending all those SNP people who have led such sheltered lives.

Given the choice I would choose the lesser of two evils, that is to say I find this guy's bad language less offensive than Salmond's lies.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Rabbie) 11:58 -

Spoken like a true serf. Does your hair not get sore with all that forelock tugging ?

Rabbie said...

'Spoken like a true serf.'

That's the Kelly knighthood down the pan then.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Rabbie) 15:02 -

Knighthood ? Dignified people no matter how poor and disadvantaged are not impressed by baubles, try getting off your knees man you are an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

A knighthood is but a rank in today's world. A bit like "councillor" but a more competitive selection process.

Of course dignified people do not crave or cling to such ranks do they?

Anonymous said...

"I don't think we need fiscal autonomy any more than we need the Scottish Parliament"

1. You would abolish the Scottish Parliament? Do you think the Labour government was wrong to establish it against Tory opposition?

2. Let me explain this v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. Under the Barnet formula, taxation revenues are collected centrally and distributed regionally. Since the devolution settlement, the power to spend that money has rested with the Scottish Government and Parliament.

With me so far? ("Fiscal" means "money".)

Right. That means that John Swinney cannot control how much money he gets. Most, but by no means all, economists agree that he gets more under the Barnet system than he would if Scottish taxation revenue stayed in Scotland, ceteris paribus, although that is a point of contention.

This year, Swinney and Salmond decided to spend most, and probably all, the money they got from Mr Brown. The only way they could have spent more money would be in a hypothetical situation where Scotland had control of its own finances, and the economic policies of the Scottish Government generated higher taxation revenues.

Therefore, if you support a more "left-wing" budget (i.e. one with a higher level of public spending and taxation) then you must support fiscal autonomy.

As for my point about local government, COSLA has persuaded Swinney to give a much higher settlement to councils than he appears to have envisioned. This would not be needed if local councils weren't run by "cretins" like you, who have thrown away millions of pounds over the years. Although this is pure conjecture, it also seems to me that Swinney/Salmond would be much better able to deliver on their election promises if central government's money didn't keep dissappearing into the local governmental sinkhole.

Think about that the next time you bemoan another "failed SNP promise".

Anonymous said...

"Part of the downside of being in local government is that you are obliged to deal with all sorts of cretins who write to you."

The Terry Kelly approach to democracy.

Rabbie said...

Hope Mrs Kelly doesn't aspire to be Lady Kelly, otherwise there could be harsh words the nicht.

Betcha if HM came to Paisley there'd be Labour elbows flying to be first in the queue.

Dandy said...

I wasn't playing a game, I just wasn't in Scotland much during Labour's last term in office and was wondering thats all.

The Incorrigible Plagiarist said...


I assume you mean the Labour guy who resigned for offending all those SNP people who have led such sheltered lives.


Priceless Terry!!! Absolutely priceless.

"The Labour guy" being Mathew Marr, Wendy Alexander's press advisor - nice choice Wendy well done...

Here's what Scotland on Sunday had to say on the matter

quote:
It is understood that at various points in the evening, Marr was discourteous to other senior figures within the SNP and was also rude to cloakroom staff at the Prestonfield Hotel, Edinburgh, venue for the Politician of the Year Awards.

Marr's resignation is an embarrassment for Alexander, who hand-picked him to advise her on getting the best press coverage.
end quote.

I don't know why Labour attend these events anyway. No chance of getting a winner and their track record hasn't exactly set the heather on fire... the curtains are another matter of course ;-)

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 19/11/07 -

You seem to be very upset at me pointing out the failures and lies of the SNP.

I never wanted a Scottish Parliament and still don't it gives cretins like you and Salmond a platform to spout anti English rhetoric and con people ( Salmond for first minister )

Prima facie you feel the need to sound clever, causing you to go on ad infinitum, and even ad nauseam, in extremis. You're ex parte comments convince me that you are de facto a pompous idiot.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 19/11/07

"The Terry Kelly approach to democracy." No, the Terry Kelly approach to anonymous cretins like you.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Rabbie) 19/11/07 -

I don't speak for labour Cllrs. I have been invited to be in the presence of the Queen on three occasions and have yet to accept one.

In my 58 Yrs. I have never heard anyone use the word 'richt' perhaps if oor Wullie could speak though.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(The Incorrigible Plagiarist) 12:57
As I said he should join the SNP and get appointed to the post of the Scottish Communications Director, after all if McAskill can get to be Justice Minister !

Must you be so verbose ?

Anonymous said...

"Prima facie you feel the need to sound clever, causing you to go on ad infinitum, and even ad nauseam, in extremis. You're ex parte comments convince me that you are de facto a pompous idiot."

You don't know what ceterus paribus means, do you? Could you explain how it differs from your previous use of the phrase "sub judice"?

actually, I try and avoid using jargon wherever possible. However, the phrase "all other things being equal" is so clumsy that this is one of these situations where using the technical term is justified.

Scunnered O'Aberdein said...

Y' nae heard 'richt'? Onyw'y, 'twas 'nicht'. Or wir ye j'st ticht?

And can you please stop abusing the English language as well? Learning where to put full stops would be good place to start.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Scunnered O'Aberdein) 20/11/07
I will if you will.

Rabbie said...

Cllr, get you to Westminster, join the Government of All the Talents, find the missing disks and become Prime Minister.

My apologies for ever doubting the Kelly intellect, compared to this lot, you're Einstein, Sherlock Holmes and the Terminator in one stout, but sensitive shell.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Rabbie) 14:52 -

When Prime Minister Harold MacMillan was asked by a reporter what kept him awake at nights he replied "events dear boy, events'

Rabbie said...

'Events, dear boy.'

Maybe Sunny Jim's 'Crisis, what crisis?' would have been more appropriate.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Rabbie) 22/11/2007 - that Tory regime.

Anonymous said...

I really fear for neo labour's elected politcians. If Maggie Broon and the Alexander sisters continue the way they're going, a lot of these salad dodging labour councillors will be having heart attacks.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 28/11/07 - you have the debating skills of a true gnat.