Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Today April 18th 20 13 saw the funeral of Baroness Thatcher the most reviled and divisive politician of my lifetime, much has been said in relation to her over the last few days by far more able commentators than me and I will not attempt to add any more about her time in power or what she did with that power, suffice to say IMO she gravely misused it.

This short post is however about power and control with a somewhat different slant and in this case the power and control I refer to lies with the snp Scottish Government. A government and its followers who never tire of telling us how much Thatcher was despised in Scotland and about how her influence did not run to Scotland. I'm sure you can all quote for yourselves the insults and declarations of hostility which the snp have shown her, I will add a note of caution however; the insults and hostilities were never more than paper talk.

Consider this; today all flags on Scottish Government buildings were flown at half mast to honour the late Baroness Thatcher. The decision to issue such an instruction rests with and was made by the Scottish Government, yes that Scottish Government, that snp Scottish Government . They decided (which means Salmond decided) that the flags would be flown at half mast. This most recent act of duplicity by them comes as no revelation to those of us who really know them. When next you hear Salmond and the rest of the snp braying out their anti Tory (Engurlish) rhetoric remember, the lies and deceit. The Queen, Sterling, NATO etc. but above all keep in mind the snp and Thatcher. Remember their lies and disdain for the Scottish people when next they ask for your vote.


Byeck said...

"Most reviled," Councillor, surely not. Are you forgetting Stalin, Castro, Mugabe, Hitler, Amin and any of the other unelected murderers you admire so much, plus the Kirkaldy Clown and Mr Blair?

To misquote Bunyan...'So she passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for her on the other side..'

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Byeck said...Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:06:00 pm

I wish the designers of this computer could invent a way of penalising someone for excessive repetition.

Byeck said...

So do I, do I. But if you will keep on spouting the same old rubbish, it's bound to generate the same sparkling response.

And at least I introduced you to Bunyan.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Byeck said...Friday, April 19, 2013 4:33:00 pm

"Quotes only sparkle but once, the first time" (T Kelly)

I found Bunyan difficult to make 'progress' with, my loss I suppose.

Anonymous said...

And Ed Milliband turned up in a black suit at her funeral, just as Salmond did. What's your point?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Anonymous said...Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:00:00 pm

The point is somewhat obvious, he (Salmond) tries to depict himself as a dissenter and more anti establishment than other political leaders, the phony ‘man of the common people’ if you will, and some idiots swallow it.

When you think about his record though; on junkets, The Monarchy, NATO, Sterling, his willingness to turn a separate Scotland into a giant USA military landing strip and his zeal, and absolute determination not to let anyone or anything stop him from being at Thatcher’s funeral, a different person is evident. A devious con man and a political fraud, people like you can only sympathetically be described as easy to fool for buying the snake oil he sells.

Anonymous said...

Salmond tries to present himself as a dissenter: and Ed M presents himself as what? A champion of the status quo? Has Ed M suddenly outed himself as a republican who wants to take the UK out of NATO? It's your party that wants to keep a redundant nuclear deterrent in Scotland-not the SNP. I assume Salmond was at the funeral because he was invited. Or do you have evidence that he called No.10 or the Thatcher family begging to be asked? No? Didn't think so.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Anonymous said... Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:30:00 pm

The difference is that Milliband does not make bogus claims about himself it’s Salmond who does that, he claims to be something that he isn’t and that is because of the idiots who are quite happy to be fooled by him.