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    Windwalker reacted to Wheelsup in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    vote anything bar the sort that hang around Westminster. Including Ian Blackford and his pals!
    They are, after all,  politicians and in in for the glory and the power.  I don't believe the greater majority are in it for the People. They just want a seat at the Lairds table.
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    Windwalker reacted to Ghostrider in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    ^ Very true. The trouble is the arrogant know-it-alls who are trying to convince that Scot's independence is the thing and have their eye on the top jobs of such an entity. are giving scant sign of even giving a damn how others have made it work, let alone taking any of their tried and tested ideas on board.
    The 'Document' produced by the SNP prior to the last referendum is all the evidence you need, extremely heavy on soundbite, catchphrase romanticised 'independence' and fluffy light on any meat.
    Make the idea work robustly on paper, with hard facts and numbers, and enough folk might just go for Indy, but its pitiful the way indy supporters have gone whining on since the referendum with excuses as to how/why they were 'done over', when all they ever gave the rest of us to vote on was the sizzle, not the steak.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    If you came home drunk, you’d never find da cooch
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    Windwalker got a reaction from hakama in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Hakama
    my experience on here is if you dare to question anything about the SNP, several will come at you, but if you ask them to clarify, provide information or justify etc, they rarely do, with a few exceptions.
    Where some are concerned, their modus operandi seems to be, to try and shut you up and rather than discuss the issue they will say, such and such is worse etc. They cannot see any wrong doing by anyone in the SNP. Luckily there are a few SNP supporters who will have a good discussion and I appreciate they have their views as I do. Of course they are wrong though  
     
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    Windwalker reacted to Muckle Oxters in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Whit cooch? I see nae cooch?
     
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Yes, if I recall, you’ve brought that up a few times.
    The point is they all have many faults, but most of us can see that, certain Folk on here seem determined that the SNP must get in, regardless of the future effects independence  might have on people and the economy. Blinkers tightly secured and smash forward without knowing the consequences. Nothing matters except independence. I agree with Hakama, “these people are deluded” IMHO of course.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from hakama in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Yes, if I recall, you’ve brought that up a few times.
    The point is they all have many faults, but most of us can see that, certain Folk on here seem determined that the SNP must get in, regardless of the future effects independence  might have on people and the economy. Blinkers tightly secured and smash forward without knowing the consequences. Nothing matters except independence. I agree with Hakama, “these people are deluded” IMHO of course.
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    Windwalker reacted to Davie P in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Yes indeed @Windwalker. One of the challenges is that referendums are not ‘native’ to the UK/devolved parliaments’ legislative systems in that they’re not particularly regularly used so have few legal precedents, and each time they are used they need the rules to be agreed beforehand.
    Another challenge is that ‘democracy’ itself is a loosely defined principle rather than an off-the-shelf set of processes.
    It all sets the scene for claims and counter claims that referendums, their results and subsequent processes are either democratic or undemocratic. It’s understandable that the public might see it like that (most people don’t have an interest in the finer points of legislative systems) but it’s shameful when politicians, who are elected and paid to understand legislative systems, manipulate and deceive the public regarding referendums - Brexit was a prime example of how to use a referendum to debase a legislative system and manipulate the public which has led directly to another referendum which may well lead to the demise of the union that Brexit sought to embolden. It’s almost poetic!
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    Windwalker reacted to Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Jo Swinson declined to respect that the Liberal party had a number of supporters who were in agreement of Brexit ,which she was very much against, and IMHO this cost her,her place in parliament and the Liberal leadership. 
    Nichola Sturgeon would be well advised to take into account that not everyone who votes SNP necessarily want independence and may as a result vote elsewhere to her and her party cost.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from peeriebryan in Councillor Scott and the ethical standards commission   
    I though our councillors were bad at times, but could not stop laughing at the antics of these lot during their zoom meeting. Here’s a snippet, but it’s well worth watching the longer version.
    starts with “are we ready to begin”,  ‘f’off can be heard as a reply. 
     
     
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    Windwalker got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Thanks for that George, glad to make someone a bit happier in the current climate. I must point out though, that whilst I see a way that ‘a’ Scottish government might over a long period of time convince the Scottish people, I no way agree with the current thoughts and attitudes of the SNP, in particular to how they are going about it, their timing and the disregard to more than half the populations previous vote less than 6 years ago.
    The unfortunate outcome is that our country remains so divided. 
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    Windwalker reacted to Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Shetland aims high in wake of Brexit - an interesting article from The Herald I saw on the national sources news section. It’s quite a good summary of Shetland’s post Brexit economy
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    Windwalker reacted to Colin in Brexit (merged threads)   
    It most likely means that it has become cheaper to make it here than elsewhere..
    Anyway, there's always time for chocolate.. 
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Ironwithin in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    We are clearly at opposite ends on this and I agree I’m completely against independence in this manner, where the country has already made a decision some short years ago and were in the middle of a pandemic. My position was that I wanted to see if I was missing something. Unfortunately there is little that has convinced me that we’re not better of in the union.
     
    You will be surprised to learn that I’m not completely against independence. Personally what I’d like to see is the Scottish government convincing me they can improve our lot, devolved issues like education improve rather than decline, then let’s seek more devolved areas and bit by bit get to a stage where it makes sense to our population to take that final step, where the evidence is clear that it makes good sense for the country. I’m sorry if you disagree with me but I can’t see the evidence at this point in time. It just too big a risk in my opinion.
    Clearly my joke offended you, that was not it’s intention so I’m happy to apologise, I thought the winky emoji would confirm that it was a joke.
    Where we stand at present I’m not convinced that Sturgeon will get another vote in the near future and even if she does, I hope that with the obvious lack of clear information she doesn’t win. As a back up plan in case she wins, I hope Shetland has the sense to become a crown dependency. I’ll likely be 6 feet under by that time.
    However if we were to take peerie steps meantime. I might jump on board.
    Lets agree to disagree.
     
     
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    Windwalker reacted to Ironwithin in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    The mussel farmers in Shetland don’t export any to the EU so they will be fine.
    Griegs problems had nothing to do with brexit as they themselves have said and the other salmon companies in Shetland are doing fine.
    The main impact on the mussel and Finfish industry at the moment is COVID and not Brexit, as restaurants etc are closed or needing less product.
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    Windwalker reacted to admin in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    @George. you've peppered this and many other threads with vague, inaccurate and often xenophobic posts about things being 'inflicted' on 'us' and how it is 'undemocratic' but have failed to offer any detail. You ignore questions directly posed to you about your accusations but you demand that other users justify their points. You're trolling, and it's tedious. You have also been warned and blocked several times so we're removing your repetitious posts and our fingers are hovering over the 'ban' button unless you back up your accusations with evidence or reasoning.
    So in an effort to move on positively, please do provide some evidence or reasoning why joining the EEC or EU was undemocratic, why Westminster is undemocratic or what exactly Ted Heath, Anthony Eden, James VI or whoever else did that you don't like. Thanks in advance, the Shetlink admins.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Davie P in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    They did and they called them the SNP
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Having followed many discussions for some time, it comes up, particularly with one individual, in addition whilst the word may not be mentioned the content says it all.
    unfortunately all governments be it U.K. or SNP make false and misleading statements all the time, as far as I’m concerned I really don’t trust any of them. My worry is those who can’t see fault in certain parties and hit out at anyone who dares not to agree with their views, over powering the conversation, nit picking and therefore stiffening discussion. I’ve seen that on many forums including Shetlink.
    For clarity the last sentence is not aimed at you or anyone in particular, it’s how I often feel and why I gave up posting earlier in the year. Dealing with COVID was enough hassle. 
     
    Whilst I accept that government are constantly trying to score political points against each other, wouldn’t it be great if those in power would all work together to defeat this pandemic for the good of the population. Rant over.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Roachmill in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Having followed many discussions for some time, it comes up, particularly with one individual, in addition whilst the word may not be mentioned the content says it all.
    unfortunately all governments be it U.K. or SNP make false and misleading statements all the time, as far as I’m concerned I really don’t trust any of them. My worry is those who can’t see fault in certain parties and hit out at anyone who dares not to agree with their views, over powering the conversation, nit picking and therefore stiffening discussion. I’ve seen that on many forums including Shetlink.
    For clarity the last sentence is not aimed at you or anyone in particular, it’s how I often feel and why I gave up posting earlier in the year. Dealing with COVID was enough hassle. 
     
    Whilst I accept that government are constantly trying to score political points against each other, wouldn’t it be great if those in power would all work together to defeat this pandemic for the good of the population. Rant over.
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    Windwalker reacted to Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Yes indeed @Windwalker. I'm quite interested in politics but I felt iill-equipped to make an informed decision on Brexit due to the amount of conflicting information in circulation, and most other people I spoke in any depth about it were in the same boat. TBH I was quite suspicious of folk's motives if they proclaimed to be absolutely sure one way or the other!
    I did find it helpful to discuss it here on Shetlink though as there are many people with different views and discussion was often around the Shetland context, and I find it helpful to have my opinion challenged - all too often discussion happens in groups or media sources that have already made up their minds and it just attracts people with the same opinions, thus bolstering the single point of view.
    At the end of the day, I suppose any vote comes down to (a) how satisfied you are with the status quo and (b) how willing you are to roll the dice in the hope something better will emerge if you vote for a change.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Completely agree. I can’t think of any vote I’ve made recently where I felt either side was providing sufficient information for myself to make a “well” educated decision. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    I agree that the tories attempts to bypass parliament was unacceptable. This was quite rightly dealt with by the high court. The final decision on the outcome was democratic. My general concern about democracy is to do with both Brexit and Scottish independence and continued unjustified quotes that they were undemocratic made on these pages. If folk want to make these statements, they should at least back them up.
    For the record I have no more love for the Tories than I do for the SNP.
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    Windwalker got a reaction from Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Not at all roachmill everyone is entitled to their views and to question the government. God help us when folk don’t.
    My issue with not accepting democracy was aimed at those who keep saying it was not done democratically, whilst at the same time unwilling to provide any proof of that.  You go ahead and and stick to your views. Fill your boots.
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    Windwalker reacted to Colin in The Republic of Shetland   
    I was a little surprised that Crown Dependency was omitted, and maybe Denmark should get a ention as well.
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    Windwalker reacted to Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    @George. perhaps you could explain your point(s) about Westminster rather than just repeating it every few posts on every thread related to politics. Simply saying Westminster isn't democratic doesn't cut it.
    In this instance, do you expect a democratically elected government to ask your permission before it negotiates trade agreements? Negotiating new trade agreements was one of the key pledges of both the Brexit referendum and subsequent general election. The government won both - ipso facto negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership is democratic.
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