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Self-detemination motion

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#1 George.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:23 AM

At last a chance for Shetland to become autonomous. There's hope yet.
 

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#2 Colin

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:39 AM

One small step on a long and rocky road



#3 Capeesh

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 04:13 PM

I'm confused, why are the Daily Mail and Daily Express reporting this with such glee?

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 06:12 PM

Looks like it made YouTube.

 

 

Loads of comments. 



#5 Capeesh

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 07:13 PM

Aaah now I understand, thanks for the clarification.

#6 Colin

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 08:21 PM

I didn't bother reading to many of the comments though.

 

Kinda stopped at the "lets put it up Krankie" etc. brigade getting a little ahead of themselves.

 

Nobody seems to realise (yet) that Shetland has NOT had the opportunity to vote for anything.

 

Guess it sells newspapers .. ?



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 08:41 PM

While still being part of the UK, and going down the Isle of Man, Guernsey route could be good for everyone, as it is clear that devolution, and the powers of Holyrood have not worked well for the Shetland Islands.

 

Nice article below, excellent exposure.

 

 

https://uk.yahoo.com...-123728954.html



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 07:56 PM

https://www.shetnews...-determination/
Is stating facts and having an opinion not allowed in the council chamber or when talking to us plebs anymore? Do they all have to toe the line and say what they're told to say?
Stephen Leask is my councillor, he got my vote because he was the only candidate willing to put in the legwork and come to my door to try and win it in the run up to the election.
I didn't help vote him in to be a shrinking violet or cajoled into being silent by a council leader I've never even heard of.
Same goes for Ian Scott, I certainly don't agree with everything he says but we need people like him with the balls to speak their mind and ask uncomfortable questions, at the very least it helps spark some healthy debate.

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#9 Colin

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:01 PM

Totally agree.  A councillors first responsibility should be to his/her electorate and they are NOT elected to satisfy the whims of the SIC heirachy.

 

However, I am slightly disappointed that both Steven Leask and Ian Scott resigned their positions.  I feel that they would have been better to remain in place and force(?) a few issues into the public domain.







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