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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange how it takes public outrage to motivate them to do anything...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week is the Scottish Nationalist Party's conference week and consequently the political shows on TV have had interviews with the leading politicians from north of the boarder as their main feature's. I have to say, watching both Ruth Davidson [leader of the Scottish Conservative Party] and Nicola Sturgeon, I was mighty impressed with the clarity and reasoned arguments that both advanced in support of their relative positions across the board. The Scottish are very lucky to have such talent at their disposal, and seeing them cross-examined brought the comparatively low-grade nature of our own equivalents into sharp focus. I've watched Corbyn and May repeatedly and neither of them hold a candle to these two in terms of answering questions in an honest and straightforward way.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, to be fair, there are probably greater consequences for the latter if they're honest. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad but true Av; it's almost as if they are afraid to answer any question put to them!

I'm saddened to hear that a woman fell to her death from the Whispering Gallery that runs around the inside of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral yesterday. A rare, if not unprecedented occurence, it reminds us of the care we need to take when visiting even the most frequently attended attractions both at home and abroad. Tragedy for all concerned.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always think of the quote by old Edward Whymper, one of the pioneering alpinists:

Edward Whymper wrote:
Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime.

Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.


Words to live by.

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