“Risk? Bring it on. What’s the worst that could happen? Is anyone seriously suggesting that this is as good as it’s going to get? Really?”
“What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? ” Tony Benn
When our democracy becomes a Spectator Sport
“Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy. – Michael Moore”
Irish Home Rule #OnThisDay
On 18th of September 1914 the Irish Home Rule Bill was enacted – The Government of Ireland Act 1914.
Maree Todd: “It is time to decide our own future.”
“We will focus relentlessly on building a fairer and more prosperous country for everyone who lives here”
UK General Election 2019 – Results
All the results across the UK (including Orkney and Shetland in detail)
Alistair Carmichael Re-Elected as MP for Orkney and Shetland
Alistair Carmichael won the seat for the Liberal Democrats with 10,381. Robert Leslie for the SNP came in second and polled 7,874.
Three billboards outside Stranraer
“This is unlike any election that has ever been. It’s not so much an election as two referendums rolled into one.”
General Election 2019 Climate Hustings
The packed room heard from Coilla Drake (Scottish Labour Party), Robert Leslie (Scottish National Party) and standing in for Alistair Carmichael (Scottish Liberal Democrats) was Liam McArthur MSP.
Letters: “Pin the Blame Where it Belongs”
“Thousands of women in Orkney and Shetland have been adversely affected by the pension changes brought in by the Liberal-Tory coalition in 2011. “