Orkney Trows prefer Tories to SNP – Labour loses plot and says Sod off Scotland’

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Orkney Trows sulking at the voters.

Orkney Trows break the mythological consensus. Jim Murphy in the poots tries to elect a new Scottish people that will finally appreciate him. 

Orkney Trows are sulking that Scotland is fed up with middle class politicians pretending to be in touch with normal people. It shows its contempt for the electorate as it commits the greatest sulk in British history by saying that it will not co-operate with a democratically elected party of the Left. Milliband and Murphy would rather have the Tories in Government than any form of agreement with the SNP.  So vote Labour, get Tory.

Mrs Vole read out Sillbland’s comment,

“I am not going to have a Labour government if it means deals or coalitions with the Scottish National Party,” he said, ruling out a so-called confidence and supply arrangement. ”

“The man is daft as a box of bonxies”

In latest news, the Hogboon is still swithering, ‘My vote is all to play for, I know Alistair Carmichael has done things to hurt real people, that farmers are worse off, expanding and that he wants to deal with the Tories. I am sure that there is no truth in the cover up stories really, honestly, definitely. But I just don’t like change. Things might happen

 

 

LibDems EU Referendum confusion. ‘What about our farming subsidies? Orkney Hogboons ask Alistair Carmichael.

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Worried cattle discuss leaving the European Union

The Hogboon came rushing in to the burrow clinging to a copy of the LibDem Manifesto.

“Lib Dem are wanting an EU referendum if the EU is after new powers. That’s what the manifesto says.  That did not worry me but the Guardian said Clegg is going further and has even refused to rule out supporting Conservative plans for a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. Its not even a red line!!

He kept on going, “That means he will support it. Risk   Big everything.  England may pull us out of Europe what with UKIP being more popular than his party  south of the Border.”

“Yer farmer will not be happy about that” I stated. “And your folk voted ‘no’ because they were scared of leaving Europe.”

The Hogboon looked worried,”Aye that’s right, it’s a lot of money. In 2012, 607 farmers in Orkney got £19,484,000.”

“They will miss that.”

“They will indeed. The kye are worried. Bessie is losing weight.”

” I noticed that,” I said, “well no wonder, not since Carmichael agreed to those funding changes. The NFU and the Scottish Government thought that was a really bad deal.”

The Hogboon waved his paws in the air, “Aye. Its enough to make a farmer vote SNP”

Alistair Carmichael wants Orkney and Shetland ferry prices to go up!! The truth about Road Equivalent Tariff

The ferry link Carmichael wants
The ferry link Carmichael wants

Alistair Carmichael, the LibDemSleaze candidate for Orkney and Shetland is lying when he says that we are being untreated unfairly in the Northern Isles because we do not have Road Equivalent Tariff .

He is doing everything he can to foster division between the Northern Isles and the rest of Scotland.  This is a daft policy of the kind of thing his colleague, Tavish Scott came out with when he wanted home rule for Shetland and got laughed at by everyone.

RET is a distance based fares structure, which underpins the Scottish Government’s commitment to providing one single overarching fares policy across Scotland’s entire ferry network.

The Scottish Government makes no secret of why.

For the Northern Isles, due to the longer distances involved, rolling out RET now or in the next few years would mean an increase on a range of fares currently available.

We have said that no one will pay more for an RET fare than their current standard single fare, therefore the intention is to phase in the introduction of RET to the Northern Isles over a much longer timeframe.”

The current system was begun in 2006, by no other than Tavish Scott when he was transport minister in the Labour/Lib Dem coalition. He was responsible for the current boats that many say are not cost efficient. The ferries are yet another mess that the LibDems have left us with that the Scottish Government now has to sort out.  Many skeptics thought that in the last consultation they would take the boat from Stromness but they listened to local concerns and made sure that we continue to have a choice of routes and that, in Orkney at least, no company has a monopoly.

Oh and Alistair, don’t forget to answer our questions about Cyril Smith. You will one day to the Goddard Inquiry  and under oath. Then we will find out what you have been covering up for Mr. ‘I am so sorry’ Clegg. Oops, not ‘covering up,’ I meant the files that you have decided not to release and the papers Liz Lynne is alleged to have burned.

11 questions Alistair Carmichael refuses to answer about Cyril Smith.

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Cyril Smith having a nice time at party conference

Alistair Carmichael is still not answering the VOles questions about Cyril Smith. We invite him to post a response. Please email him and if you get a new reply let us know. If he knocks on your door, give him a warm welcome, a homebake and a grilling.

Maybe another Scottish Liberal Democrat MP could help?

These are the old questions.

-When did you first learn about Cyril Smith’s criminal activities as an MP?
-What did you do to ascertain further information?
-What files has the party held on Cyril Smith? Where are they now? If they were destroyed, on whose orders?
-What advice did you give Nick Clegg on how to handle the situation?
-Did David Steel know about the system that was in place that enabled Smith to make one phone call to get out of trouble?
-David Steel’s unwillingness to act enabled Smith to continue his activities. Will you disassociate yourself from him?
– What practical support will the party offer the people Smith victimised as an MP?

And two new ones.

Did Liz Lynne ever tell you about the conversation she had with Martin Digan in 1996? The one she does not remember and is alleged to have burned the files over?

What is the difference between a cover-up and refusing to release the information?

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Did Liz Lynne order files burned?

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Where is Cleggie? Carmichael’s leaflets do not show Nick Clegg and admit, its the SNP or Him.

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Who in their right minds would trust the LibDems to keep a pledge?  We remember what they did last time. 

Alistair Carmichael has been distributing leaflets around the county that do not mention the truth about what he has done in Government. You would almost think he was in opposition as opposed to being one of the most powerful people in Britain. His leaflets make no mention of  Nick ‘I am so Sorry’ Clegg. Is he ashamed of him? He should be. We are!

The worst of Carmichael’s policies do not affect him or his family but people in England and Wales. Students have to pay tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year and have to take out a loan.  In England and Wales the cost of a prescription is £8.20. How much would a trip to the Doctor cost him back home, nothing. He is making other people pay.  Scottish Liberal Democrats are in a Government that makes English and Welsh people suffer, but thanks to the SNP they and their families are protected.

Carmichael seems to think that his personality should be enough and that he is not accountable for what the Government he has been in has done in power. He hardly mentions policy and behaves as if the LibDems own the people of Orkney and Shetland. We have had enough of being taken for granted. It doesn’t matter if he is a nice man or not. His policies have meant that 600 people in Kirkwall are using foodbanks. Even in Shetland, in the middle of all the oil work, the Salvation Army had to give out food- parcels. No matter what he says, Alistair Carmichael is part of the Government that has done that, has taken away the dignity from ordinary people/

Carmichael  admits that it is a clear choice between him and the SNP. Look at the reality of what he has  done in Government.   If you vote Labour, he WILL get back in and he will support the Tories, or anyone else who might just give him a job. Vote LibDem and nothing will change for the better.

Vote SNP and send Danus Skene to Westminster as part of a team that will represent Scotland’s interests and support a Labour Government. It is the only chance that ordinary people have of clearing out the corruption that has made our politicians a disgrace.

Saturday Breakfast with the Voles, Svein asks, ‘Why do people hate the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Daddy?

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Since Svein upset Mr. Carmichael by asking questions he has become very interested in politics. This morning, it being Sunday, we had a conversation on about the News. Mrs. Vole joined in. She thinks children should know about these things. 

He asked us “why do Scottish people hate the Liberal Democrats now?’

Mrs Vole started off, “We don’t hate individual Liberal Democrats, not even Mr. Carmichael. We don’t know if he is a good man or a bad man, that’s not up to us. We judge him by his public actions and what his party has done. They have been very bad. About how he is as a man, we know nothing.”

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Carmichael accuses Vole of inbreeding but does not answer questions. Shocked Vole denies smear.

Alistair_Carmichael_MP_at_Bournemouth_2009YESNP Brigadoon & Shortbread West asked Alistair Carmichael on facebook to “help the paedophile-obsessed Orkney Vole with their research.”

He got a reply,

“Thank you for contacting me with respect to my constituent, The Orkney Vole. Unfortunately that particular rodent and his family are beyond help due to generations of interbreeding, a practice that he continues to this day with his sister.”

This is a fine example of playing the Vole, not the issue, and he accuses me of smearing! He seems to think that he does not need to answer questions from political opponents and complains that repeated attempts to get him to respond are harassment.

Various people in Facebook have mentioned other scandals as if this is some kind of ghastly tit for tat , Bill Walker, Ian Campbell Dunn of the Paedophile Information Exchange and the terrible things that happened  to Hollie Greig.

This is not a nationalist issue. There is a difference in scale. The current Labour MP for Rochdale, Simon Danczuk accuses the current Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of colluding in covering up activities that involved Cyril Smith and may have also protected Lord Janner and Leon Brittan.

Danczuk wrote on 7th March,

“Nick Clegg and David Cameron have colluded in covering this up. It involves their people and we should not have to learn about this piecemeal because of journalists pestering for information. Both men need to come clean and make a personal commitment to revealing everything that is now held by Government departments. The Prime Minister promised there would be no stone unturned into the inquiry of historic sex abuse in Westminster. But the Cabinet Office seems to be doing the opposite. Nick Clegg, who sits in this department, has already written to me refusing to carry out an investigation into who knew what about Cyril Smith in his party and it’s disappointing to see the Cabinet Office continuing this unhelpful approach.’”

The Vole is not ashamed of caring about child protection and wanting a system that means that people are not protected from the consequences of crime by virtue of their office, be that financial, sexual or indeed and perhaps most seriously, engaging in illegal wars.

The Daily Mail, hardly a nationalist rag quoted Danczuk challenge to Clegg on the 9th April,

‘I urge him to face up to the fact that one of his colleagues – somebody who he and other members of his party celebrated for very many years – was a paedophile.

‘I think it is a disgrace to try to avoid tackling this issue and to try to politicise this issue in the way that he is doing.’

Here are the questions again. This is not a personal issue.  No one is accusing Mr. Carmichael of what he accused me, an innocent vole.

-When did you first learn about Cyril Smith’s criminal activities as an MP?
-What did you do to ascertain further information?
-What files has the party held on Cyril Smith? Where are they now? If they were destroyed, on whose orders?
-What advice did you give Nick Clegg on how to handle the situation?
-Did David Steel know about the system that was in place that enabled Smith to make one phone call to get out of trouble?
-David Steel’s unwillingness to act enabled Smith to continue his activities. Will you disassociate yourself from him?
– What practical support will the party offer the people Smith victimised as an MP?

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Grimond opposed Trident. Carmichael abstained. Danus Skene of the SNP is his true heir.

Jo_Grimond (1)Jo Grimond was always opposed to nuclear weapons. Alistair Carmichael abstained  in the vote on the renewal of Trident. The SNP’s opposition to nuclear weapons makes them Grimond’s true heir.

I have always approved of mushrooms and all forms of edible fungi much to the despair of Mrs Vole. We agree on our opposition to mushroom clouds. Flushed with all the attention our little posts have had, even being parodied, the Voleings have been running around to see what else they can find.

“Who was Jo Grimond?” the oldest asked.

“You know Jo, he often comes over from the Kirkyard?”

“Old Bones, the ghost with the chains? I like him.”

“So did a lot of people in Orkney and Shetland but he is dead now although a lot of people think he is still standing for Parliament and vote for him. Why do you ask?”

This human called David Steel made a speech about him

“Jo Grimond …  was opposed to the Polaris project and later the Trident one believing them to be “unnecessary, dangerous and expensive” and argued that they made little additional contribution to that of the West as a whole and that they were maintained for “out of date reasons of national prestige”. In the 1959 election he set out the policy: “We of the Liberal Party say that Britain should not make its own nuclear deterrent. We believe the nuclear deterrent should be held by the West on behalf of the West as a whole and not by individual countries.”

‘What does our MP think now?’

Mr Carmichael once asked the Labour Government when they wanted to keep nuclear weapons,  to the the House of Commons, “In recent years, the arguments in favour of possession of nuclear weapons have become progressively thinner… Where will be our moral authority to attend the nuclear non-proliferation treaty talks in 2010 if we back the Government’s position today?”

‘Well, what does Mr Carmichael say now?’

“I don’t know,” I answered,’because he abstained when there was a vote to stop Trident in January but when he was asked in the Referendum campaign, ‘How can you justify renewing Trident when so many people are in poverty?”  He replied, ‘we are working to reduce poverty and we have a responsibility

‘Has he changed his mind?,” the youngest asked me, ‘I don’t know,’ I replied but he is Government minister now.”

Thank you, said the Voleings alltogether, I understand everything now.’

The Trow wants a Firm Manager for Scottish Labour

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Now my old friend, the Trow tells me that what Scotland needs is a firm leader. Now, I am not happy about giving Murphy any publicity in case it makes him more credible, and here in Orkney it’s Carmichael that’s the issue. I could not resist tho when the Tim’rous Beastie sent this through with the morning gull. He was a bully then and looks like he is a bully now. Aye! That’s what we want. Where is my cereal bowl?