Friday, November 09, 2007

Ill In The Head *

Lawrence Donegan wrote this load of old bollocks in yesterday's Guardian:
Glasgow's chance
The city of Glasgow will learn this week whether or not it will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Let's hope it does. Let us hope, too, that Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, who has travelled with a delegation from Scotland to Sri Lanka, where the announcement will be made tomorrow, will use the occasion of Glasgow's success - if that is what it turns out to be - to celebrate the city's reinvention as a modern, vibrant metropolis capable of hosting the world and not, as the nationalist-run Scottish government tends to do these days, as an excuse to wrap himself in the saltire.

As I say, what a load of old bollocks!

*Dead Kennedys



Blogger Darren said...

Donegan had a piece in the Guardian a few days back about the noise created over John Terry's pay packet.

God it was awful. I had to drop Lloyd Cole and the Commotions from my paylist for a few days by way of punishment.

3:36 pm  
Blogger timesnewroman said...

I think Donegan was spot on, its what they do. They are opportunist scum. Pretty much like any other politicans In the event they didn't, that would have been a bit too much like stealing Jack's baby.

9:24 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Darren - I thought that one wasn't too bad. At least he was talking about the obscenities of City pay packets!

TNR - no he wasn't, he was talking fucking pish, for exactly the reasons you say ... they all do it. You, like Donegan, can't take the fact that Salmond is in power. Hold on, then you say that he didn't even do it. What the fuck are you talking about then? Are you, like Donegan, simply a Brit new Labourite?

8:44 pm  
Blogger Kevin Williamson said...

Alex Salmond's doing okay for a "nationalist opportunist". He and the SNP government are putting a positive case for Scottish Independence, they're opposing a new generation of nuclear reactors, they're opposing Trident 2 adn PFI, and they're prpearing a case for renewable energy. I'll take that over what that British muppet Gordon Brown is doing in Westminster.

It may go belly up. London may try to sabotage progressive politics in Scotland. Such is life.

But in my lifetime this is as good as it has ever got from a politician/party in government.

I'm pleased for the Weegies. 8000competitors will be housed in Glasgow's run down East End in a brand new housing development all of which will be turned over to the council for social housing at the end of the games. Fair do's. Bet naebody in Glasgow's East End is complaining.

I can think of so many things to have a beef about politically or socially, but this aint one of them.

12:06 pm  
Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Having an event like that can be a nightmare.

Next year in Minneapolis/St.Paul the Republican Party is having its convention. The federal govt. is spending 25 Million dollars on security.


5:48 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Kev - a case well made.

Ren - yes, it could turn into a financial nightmare, but, well, it might not. And, if the new infrastructure is put to good social use afterwards, then it is money well spent.

12:19 pm  

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