Dear Orkney News,
I’m not one to complain but I have to register my outrage at the sight of the protests against our Prime Minister’s visit to Orkney.
Not much of an Orkney welcome for Boris after coming all the way up here, a distance that even a myopic government adviser would be hard pressed to drive during a pandemic. What these protestors fail to understand is that nobody voted for them to speak out on behalf of the people of Orkney against the elected leader of England and Wales.
Boris and his party have brought us the many benefits of the Union, such as having free movement and the ability to work in Europe until Hogmanay, and the exciting potential after Brexit of an entirely new career, depending on what is left.
The protestors are probably supporters of Sturgeon, who did not even have the common decency to respond to the announcement of the Scottish visit Boris didn’t send to her.
The eggs thrown at the PM were a particular concern, and to those denying this I can attest that I personally heard this from a friend who spoke to someone who was present when their husband overheard it in Tesco, so they need to accept the truth for once and own up.
These people simply think they have a right to protest whenever they feel like it, and although Boris was only here for a very few hours it was certainly not the right time for protests against his visit, which could have been held after he’d gone, and which would have been less embarrassing for us all here on Orkney.
I met my friend this morning just outside the Food Bank, and we talked together about the shame we both feel regarding these ridiculous and embarrassing protests, that Orkney has now come to this in the 21st century.
Yours, Emily Velzian, Orkney