Scottish Referendum / Independence - Vol 10

Scottish Referendum / Independence - Vol 10

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Roderick Spode

994 posts

13 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Well that was a splendid line of questioning from Margaret Mitchell. prolonged and wordy without achieving very much at all. Fabiani shut it down on the grounds of 'rhetoric' and 'inappropriate tone' laugh an impartial Convenor indeed.

Then invites Sturgeon to answer whatever aspect of that questioning she felt like answering rolleyes

csd19

1,408 posts

81 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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And now more blethering arse gravy

paulrockliffe

12,076 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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And now the time limit doesn't matter. I suppose the bus has been missed so we can carry on until the next bus now?

csd19

1,408 posts

81 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Banging on about protecting democracy, how about standing by the 2014 result then you hypocritical wkstain.

Roderick Spode

994 posts

13 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Well that was a complete, total, and utter waste of nine hours of everyone's day. Mammy Sturgoen was allowed to bluster, talk around, obfuscate, blur, smear and misrepresent, all without reproach or recourse from the committee or the Convenor. What a shambles. Nobody managed to lay a meaningful hand on her. An utter joke of an undertaking, a waste of public time and money. She will get away with it, once again. The press won't touch her, the opposition are useless, and her fanatics are so devoted they will leap to her unquestioning defence.

ABZ RS6

572 posts

67 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Sturgeon would be out of her depth in a puddle of tramps piss.

Bluster, bullst, don't recall.... blah, blah, blah.

TheJimi

19,497 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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What he said was (I think) "You being a lawyer"

YouTube subtitles showed it as -



That tickled me hehe

Leithen

7,431 posts

231 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Roderick Spode said:
Well that was a complete, total, and utter waste of nine hours of everyone's day. Mammy Sturgoen was allowed to bluster, talk around, obfuscate, blur, smear and misrepresent, all without reproach or recourse from the committee or the Convenor. What a shambles. Nobody managed to lay a meaningful hand on her. An utter joke of an undertaking, a waste of public time and money. She will get away with it, once again. The press won't touch her, the opposition are useless, and her fanatics are so devoted they will leap to her unquestioning defence.
It's worked out pretty much as expected, with the upside of the prospect of a prolonged SNP internal war.

steely dan

216 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Mmmm ... I'm not sure what will happen next .
The woad wearers will consider it a victory for their leader and her transparent honesty and caring nature but there will be many ,many people who will be left with a distinct ill feeling that there was just too many unexplained and mystifying events smothered in a coating of rich legalesque innuendo .
What's that phrase " If it looks like a duck , quacks like ......"
I'm still hoping that there will be a proof positive leak or slip in the documents that are still to be handed to the commitee .
I still think there is a good chance of a vonc in her and her deputy .

As I also said earlier ,I hope the Greens are considering their association with the Devil .

TheJimi

19,497 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I think at the very least, this has given the independence movement a bloody nose - surely?

Quisling

539 posts

3 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TheJimi said:
I think at the very least, this has given the independence movement a bloody nose - surely?
Not a chance

team facepaint is marching onwards

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,614 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I wouldn't read too much into her performance today. It's not the committee she has to convince.

Rick_1138

3,197 posts

142 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
I wouldn't read too much into her performance today. It's not the committee she has to convince.
Is this in regards to the other review going on (Hamilton??) that may include the WhatsApp stuff??

Ridgemont

4,349 posts

95 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Gave up around half way through.
The damage has been done: she was clearly evasive and almost certainly (as per wings) lying. The idea she is a figure of competence and probity has been shown to be utter ste.

There’s more still to come but not likely from this committee. All eyes on Hamilton though I suspect given the evasions she put in place today, I still expect that Wolffe and Evans will probably carry the can and resign, but she’ll stick around though damaged. It will be interesting to see what Salmond does next.

paulrockliffe

12,076 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Rick_1138 said:
RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
I wouldn't read too much into her performance today. It's not the committee she has to convince.
Is this in regards to the other review going on (Hamilton??) that may include the WhatsApp stuff??
No, what he means is the Committee will conclude it's own view of what went on regardless of the impression given today. Sturgeon shrugged off a lot of questions with bluster and didn't answer beyond disagreeing with the premise because it was underpinned by other people's evidence. The Committee is entitled to take a view on the balance of probabilities that that other evidence is correct and therefore that Sturgeon was telling fibs.

Whether they will or not given the competent members appear to be heavily outnumbered?

TheJimi

19,497 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I genuinely can't believe the sheer amount and variation of "I can't remember" that came from Sturgeon.

Despite not being a fan, I expected more of her.

Nath911t

349 posts

161 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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How on earth does an SNP member get to head an enquiry concerning another SNP member spin

It was pretty clear to me that NS had an easy ride and the head of the committee on the last shut down of the deputy giving NS a free pass to reply to what she wanted to was just plain wrong. What can this committee actually do once it has come to a conclusion/decision? If the answer is nothing then what a waste of time and money.

This has made Scottish G'ment look like it is run by a bunch of clueless chimps. IMO.

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,614 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Rick_1138 said:
Is this in regards to the other review going on (Hamilton??) that may include the WhatsApp stuff??
Not really. More that the SNP itself, Scottish Parliament and ultimately the electorate are the ones who'll end up turfing Mammie out. She could be delivering a speech that'd make Maximus blush in the inquiry and still find herself at Jobcentre Plus.

Wombat3

10,041 posts

170 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Nath911t said:
This has made Scottish G'ment look like it is run by a bunch of clueless chimps. IMO.
No surprise there then , it has always been little more than a parish council with an overinflated view of its own importance. Waste of time & money.


Jasey_

3,238 posts

142 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ridgemont said:
Gave up around half way through.
Saw her puss filled face for 2 seconds (it was the one where she looks more like a bulldog chewing a wasp than usual) and decided it wasn't for me.

Doesn't sound like I missed much.