A poem written in the wake of Brexit
“It is a scary feeling. I want to be treated like a human being, not a bargaining chip.”
“Surely no-one with a conscience would wish to be investing directly or indirectly in this corrupt company and the weapons it manufactures”
Local SNP MSP Maree Todd has condemned the actions of Liam McArthur LibDem MSP for voting against investment in communities in Orkney which included the reduction of ferry fares.
“Speed of construction. This is very fast so much so that the term ‘baling frenzy’ has been coined”
“And he looked round him with an air of triumph. as much as to say, “There’s as muckle sense beneath some folk’s bannets as there is aneath ither folk’s hats.”
“Gulls would circle the herring fleet diving deep…”
A local developer has been given the green light to go ahead with building a tram line connecting Stromness to Kirkwall but which will eventually extend to Burwick.
“It is crucial that the UK Government honours its commitment to joint working and to take seriously the right for the Scottish Government to play a full role in decision making and negotiations of these key issues.”
“It is essential for our fishing industry that these powers return to Scotland after Brexit so it is deeply worrying that the UK government may be considering a power grab”