Thanks to David Partner Esq. for the Vole’s new slogan -‘a secretive, pernicious, underhand movement’ and proud.’

partner letter

I would like to thank Mr. David Partner, Secondary School teacher, (retd) late of Stromness Academy for his kind correction of our errors.

We are mortified by his revelations  we are  not the  above-paws sort of creatures we have pretended to be and are instead,  given to the furtive and the burrowing. He is cross that we have mocked poor Alistair for being part of the Coalition and for suggesting that the Vow would not be fulfilled.  It gets even worse, he has implied that we are not really furry creatures but humans and that most of us were ‘Yes’ voters and some of us even in the SNP. How dare we now raise our defeated heads and challenge our wise benefactors who have done no more than tell political lies to the electorate?

Oh the shame, the pain and my poor paws. Mrs. Vole has given me dirty looks and even young Sweyn looks ashamed. They know I am a disappointment and discredit on those who had such high hopes for me when I was but a Volette, the youngest of four and a pompous, wee mite. For, Mr. Partner taught me at school. How well I remember the classes where I with my fellow creatures of the night sat in eager rows before him. I have let him down.  How much he must lament how little effort his attempts to shape the moral fibre of this vole have worked.

The classes that thrilled us most (and Mr. Partner was as exciting a teacher as he is a contributor to ‘the Orcadian’) were those on the American War of Independence. We felt our  fur quiver at the story of Paul Revere so rivetingly told – and of brave Tom Paine, author of the ‘Rights of Man’ who challenged arbitrary privilege and power wherever he found it, who wrote,“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry,” a mxim that served for so much of the politics of the unlamented Coalition.

Paine also wrote, and he may be thinking of those heirs of Grimond who consider us but voting fodder and think that they have an automatic right to represent us, irrespective of what we actually do;

Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interest, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”

Mr Partner notes that we, nasty creatures that we are,  want to end Liberal Democrat representation in the islands. One of the very few parliamentarians brave enough to state their support for Unfortunate Alistair is Chris Rennard who encouraged Liberal Democrat candidates to  ‘be wicked, act shamelessly, stir endlessly.’  That is a tradition that needs to end.  It is neither Liberal nor Democratic but after power for its own sake and incompetent when it gets it for it has achieved nothing but its own destruction in nearly all parts of the country.

Mr. Partner, you taught me well.

Pinocchio Carmichael greets first time delegates to the Scottish Fiberal Conference.

lib dem conference smallPinocchio greets all five, first time members to the new multi purpose, media connected, conference centre enhanced for Liberal Democratic purposes.

He is anticipated to address the fervent crowds later today –

” The vast throng gathered here represents a bright light shining in  a dark world.  The crawl back starts from this very pleuk, it is time for the world to embrace our new reality. We are the only answer to the SNP. Labour is finished as the opposition in this country and is heading for the abyss. We will overtake them as we stride forward into the future tomorrows for hard working trolls and hogboons.

We have nothing left to lose. Our credibility has been sacrificed for the good of the nation.  We have declared our past forgotten and reality outdated. Together, we can boldly defy both gravity and grammar in our pursuit of power. Sleeping Beauty awakes and  Wee Willie Renwick will lead us into a sustainable, new days as we become the brains of Labour, the heart of the Tories and the bowels of Scotland!”

In other news, The Queen of Hearts said, ‘Off with his head.’

Nicola Sturgeon turns down invitation to palace banquet in honour of Chinese premier Xi Jinping | News | The National

Nicola Sturgeon turns down invitation to palace banquet in honour of Chinese premier Xi Jinping OCTOBER 20TH, 2015 – 12:07 AM ANDREW LEARMONTH

Sturgeon has turned down an invitation to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit to the UK.The news came as Buckingham Palace prepared to roll out the red carpet for the Chinese premier’s first visit to Britain.It is understood the First Minister had been invited to the state banquet to be held in honour of the Chinese premier at Buckingham Palace tonight but has declined due to “existing commitments”.

Source: Nicola Sturgeon turns down invitation to palace banquet in honour of Chinese premier Xi Jinping | News | The National

Mr Carmichael is right!!! Orkney Vole approves. Resignation expected any minute.

IMG_0186Yes you read that. We agree with Alistair. Totally. Completely. Could not have put it better ourselves.

According to reports by Pete Wishart MP, Mr Carmichael, the last and latest Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland  said that MPs are not above the law.

Exactly. We could not have put it better themselves. So, this means, we assume, that Mr. Carmichael will do the Rt. Honourable thing and resign today.

Upholding electoral law is the first and foremost duty of all citizens in a democratic society. All us little vermin wish him all the best for a long and peaceful retirement.

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Sturgeon: “Trust me, I’m a social democrat not a flags and anthems nationalist”

Iain Macwhirter

Trust. It’s a perishable commodity in politics. In fact, it’s hard to think of another politician in Britain right now who could get away with asking for it – other than the SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon Most politicians today are regarded as corrupt until proven otherwise.

But why did the SNP leader need to appeal to the people of Scotland to trust her – she said it seven times in her conference speech – so soon after they had expressed their faith by awarding her party the greatest election landslide in history?

Normally politicians make such personal appeals when their backs are to the wall and their government on the rocks. Trust me, they say. Whatever it is, I’ll sort it out. There will be no whitewash in the White House, as Richard Nixon said during watergate.

Of course, there have been the sleaze headlines in the press following the…

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Mhairi Black: ‘I was born. I went to school. I left. I fried a fish. Now I’m an MP’ | Politics | The Guardian

Ooops!!!!! The heart almost bleeds.

Mhairi Black was 19 when she joined the SNP and 20 when she casually relieved the seat of Paisley and Renfrewshire South from the Labour party’s time-honoured, glass-eyed discipline-keeper, Douglas Alexander. “I thought he was very respectful on the night, I can’t fault him,” she says, from her constituency office in Paisley, a room containing nothing but three chairs and a two-bar fire, straight out of a Smiths song. “If anything, that’s the bit I didn’t like, thinking: ‘This guy’s going to lose his job.’” The slightest pause, and then: “I mean, he was poisonous during the campaign.”

Source: Mhairi Black: ‘I was born. I went to school. I left. I fried a fish. Now I’m an MP’ | Politics | The Guardian

Alistair Carmichael:Come In Your Time Is Up | fionamoragrahame

The Vole’s Comrade, Fiona Grahame describes what is going to happen at the Electoral Court on November 9th.

We need your ongoing support. Every point raised has been won by our legal team so far. 

 

The date has been set for the trial of The People v Carmichael for the 9th November 2015, Edinburgh and may last for 4 days. During those 4 days Alistair Carmichael MP for Orkney & Shetland will be required to give evidence to explain to the court why he lied to the people of Orkney & Shetland over his involvement in what has become known as ‘Frenchgate’.As one of the petitioners I have been accused of being part of a mob, being on a witch hunt and even being a black shirt. Fortunately my father, K.O.S.B. World War II veteran is not alive to hear those offensive remarks. Those who now shout loudly in defence of Alistair Carmichael MP self-confessed liar should reflect on his voting record over the most recent years in Westminster. As the Deputy Chief Whip (12 May 2010 – 7 October 2013) and the Secretary State for Scotland (7th October 2013 – 8th May 2015) he was instrumental in pushing through the Tory/LibDem coalition policies which saw unprecedented welfare cuts to the most vulnerable in our society.

Source: Alistair Carmichael:Come In Your Time Is Up | fionamoragrahame

Alistair Carmichael memo row: judges set date for evidence hearing (From Herald Scotland)

Judges have set a date to hear evidence in a legal challenge to the election of former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael. A four-day Election Court hearing will take place at the Court of Session buildings in Edinburgh from November 9. Four of Mr Carmichael’s constituents, known as the petitioners in the case, have launched a bid to oust him after he admitted allowing the leak of a confidential memo which wrongly claimed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to remain in Downing Street at May’s general election.

Source: Alistair Carmichael memo row: judges set date for evidence hearing (From Herald Scotland)

Celebrities back the Orkney Four as Carmichael case returns to court and crowdfund passes £110,000 | Politics | The National


Celebrities back the Orkney Four as Carmichael case returns to court and crowdfund passes £110,000 OCTOBER 12TH, 2015 – 12:39 AM GREG RUSSELL  13 COMMENTS FRENCHGATE returns to court today as the Orkney four’s crowdfunding bid to help them unseat disgraced Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael powered past £110,000, including contributions from some high-profile backers. The four launched their legal action under Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 after the former Scottish Secretary admitted leaking and lying about a false memo critical of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Source: Celebrities back the Orkney Four as Carmichael case returns to court and crowdfund passes £110,000 | Politics | The National

Independent MSP condemns MP’s ‘deliberate attack on a fellow politician’ | The Orcadian Online

Independent MSP condemns MP’s ‘deliberate attack on a fellow politician’ Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7:12pm Jean Urquhart MSP An independent Highlands and Islands MSP has condemned Alistair Carmichael for not taking responsibility for the leaked memo before the findings of a Cabinet Office inquiry were released this afternoon. Jean Urquhart MSP said: “Mr Carmichael’s actions go far beyond a simple ‘error of judgement’ – this was a calculated and deeply cynical attempt to undermine the integrity of Scotland’s First Minister during the election campaign. “It was a deliberate attack on a fellow politician and this incident seriously calls into question Mr Carmichael’s fitness to continue as MP for Orkney and Shetland.” She added: “Politics is all about best judgement and integrity, and he has failed his constituents on both counts – by falsifying the memo and leaking it in the first place, and then by delaying his admission of guilt until after the election.

Source: Independent MSP condemns MP’s ‘deliberate attack on a fellow politician’ | The Orcadian Online