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Sturgeon’s unsubstantiated innuendo against Celtic

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Nicola Sturgeon, used her PR stage yesterday to posing a question implying Celtic were actively breaking Covid rules, which is clearly untrue.  The First Minister said:

“I have also seen some photographs, and I don’t know the full circumstances, that would raise a question in my mind about whether all the rules elite players have to follow in their bubble around social distancing are being complied with.”

This is a rhetorical device of those practised at manipulation.  Throw in an “I don’t know”, which technically negates what follows, but allows you to make any unsubstantiated allegations, even those you highly suspect to be untrue.

She has responsibility to set the rules and ensure they are monitored.  If she is unhappy with the rules she sets, she should own that responsibility.

This crisis is not a game.  Our First Minister used her position yesterday to throw unsubstantiated innuendo in the direction of Celtic.  Our political leaders need to be responsible when they make unsubstantiated comments THEY KNOW will stir up anger and resentment against a club who only hours earlier complained at not being protected from sectarian crime.  Cut the innuendo crap and find a better government that Boris Johnston’s to shadow, pretty much the entire planet is outperforming them both.

She is a clever politician who knows what she is doing and is taking us for fools.  I have no doubt how this played in the demographic she was aiming for.

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  1. Squire Danaher thanks for that I had forgotten about that piece of music.

     

    Malorbhoy thanks for your thoughts and wishes, Doing well so far. Just need a few more good wins to make me happier. Best wishes for 2021.

  2. Connaire12

     

    By virtue of the fact that Rockall is closest to part of Scotland bit obviously belongs to the UK.

     

    What about Gibraltar, Falklands I hear you say 🤭

  3. Squire D

     

     

    I took your Andy Murray reference as a bit of a distraction to the presenting Celtic situation which is why I challenged it.

     

     

    For me- no distraction. The situations are very closely compared. Andy Murray does regular warm weather training as do many other sports persons ( I could just as easily call out atheletes and cricketers and rugby players). Andy does not live a Spartan lifestyle so its not 24/7 sleeping and training

     

     

     

     

    I disagreed with the proposed easing of restrictions at Christmas but can’t recall if I did so on here. From your comments earlier today I am aware you’ll not accept this and that this makes me a hypocrite.

     

     

    I would not call you a hypocrite for failing to make your views on a Government decision known on a football blog. The hypocrisy element is in failing to call out Celtic for their trip to Dubai, until after we were angy with them for losing the Sevco match

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You are clearly someone who clearly likes to pride themselves in your ability to debate your case. I think your comments re: NS is a case of playing the ball, not the woman.

     

     

    I’m still pleading not guilty. The two elements I directed at her were for an admitted breach of the guidelines herself (it was no biggie and she apologised swiftly) and an imagined, though I believe true indicator of what she would do during a Covid pandemic if invited to address the EC on a future Scotland entry. I am not calling her out in particular here, or for personal characteristics . Any leading Nationalist politiician would respond to this invite or risk the ire of their followers for missing a golden opportunity. If she hadn’t made her snide comment on Celtic pictures, I would not even have grudged her her white wine in this imagined scene, though some of the purists on the Nationalist side might be outraged were the grapes not sourced from Mull or Tiree.

     

     

    No- I definitely feel I blootered the ball and not the woman.

  4. CONNAIRE12 on 6TH JANUARY 2021 6:08 PM

     

     

    As so many are playing politics and not talking about Celtic, I thought I would add my bit. Ever since my ancestor escape from the Williamites after the Siege Of Derry and escaped into Donegal to the Greencastle area, my family have been fishermen. As a youngster well over seventy years ago I heard talk of Rockall from my uncles and men around the village. They have fished there for centuries. Now the Brits tell them they have no right to fish there, The Brits claim it is theirs even though three other nations have equally good claims.

     

     

    Why do the Brits want a rock hundreds of miles away because they think there might be oil there. In the meantime, men whose families have fished there for centuries are warned off. I know the McClenaghan families , indeed my mother stayed with a family who were possibly the great grandparents of the skipper of the Northern Celt when she holiday there and met my father.

     

     

    Just thought I would change the mood a little.

     

     

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    Hi Connaire

     

    thanks for your valued post.it is an interesting topic indeed is Rockall.Only yesterday were frigates (may be your connections) were escorted away from their fishing grounds.(link1) link 2 highlights how the agreement over Rockall has never been voted through in the Dail.

     

    I would suggest The UK showing its strength is to assert their rights,not only post Brexit and with fishing rights but for the much more lucrative oil and gas rights which imo will come more into view as the north sea dries up and the westerrn atlantic is open up for exploration.Hope your well and all best for 21

     

     

    1https://twitter.com/vincekearney/status/1346508472129564674?s=19

     

     

    2https://twitter.com/PadraigMacL/status/1346530472487170049?s=19

     

     

    HH

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    I think you will find that a lot of pro independence supporters have never voted SNP in their lives

     

     

    Some of us still believed labour could mount a challenge in Scotland and Westminster

  6. BT

     

     

    Thanks!

     

     

    Hope you and your family are all good!

     

     

    Give your Dad a hug from me!

     

     

    See you at the next HOOT hopefully.

  7. TOSB

     

    He’s still married to Sue and moved in with her at No. 22, Linley Lane. He had the local priest in to exorcise Ernie’s ghost.

  8. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    MPs debating lockdown regs just now.

     

     

    Desmond Swayne (Conservative of course) just said “even within a household you can’t play tennis or golf”

     

     

    then went right on to talk about an “assault on liberty”.

     

     

    Finger on the pulse Des.

     

     

    Go get ’em !

  9. CONNAIRE12- the boat and captain you mentioned, were on BBC Reporting Scotland tonight

  10. garygillespieshamstring on

    Back to basics.

     

     

    The balls would smash the windaes in the household. :)

  11. ADI_DASSLER NOT FOR 2ND BEST on 6TH JANUARY 2021 7:28 PM

     

    ‘Tango face supporters storm Capitol.’

     

     

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    There’s reports that Trump has arranged to be at Turnberry on the day of Biden’s inauguration.

  12. Phil

     

    Friday I believe – they’re scheduled to go straight to the Brazen Head for a session. 🤭

  13. GENE on 6TH JANUARY 2021 7:08 PM

     

    TOSB

     

     

    He’s still married to Sue and moved in with her at No. 22, Linley Lane. He had the local priest in to exorcise Ernie’s ghost.

     

     

    ………………….

     

     

    Yeah 🤣 poor Ernie popped his clogs.

     

     

    I’msayingnothingcsc