Scotland's First Minister Disrespects D Day Veterans

#1
In another thread, I said politicians shouldn't play a role in D Day commemerations. However, here is one jumped up politician who was invited but prefers to stuff his fat face at a golf dinner. And if the veterans want him at D Day commemerations, who am I to say otherwise?


http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/ma...04.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/04/ixnewstop.html

D-Day veterans were outraged yesterday that Scotland's First Minister turned down an invitation to the ceremony honouring the soldiers who liberated Europe so he could go to a golf dinner.

W4NKER! :evil:
 
#2
He's been shamed into giving up the chance of getting his snout in the the golfer's trough. Now he is going to to the D Day memorial after all. Not sure I'd want him after his obvious preference was not to bother himself until he was forced into going for the sake of votes...
 
#3
how can you be shamed as a politician , they are all shameless PF , I'd wait till he turned up and then get all the old boys to totally blank him and not give the tw*t any photo opportunities.
 
#4
Not exactly what you'd expect of someone in office. Not good for his public image at all but I'm sure the golf dinner will be a smashing do.... like the one next week and the week after! :?
 
#5
I wonder if his p.a's ears are still ringing , cos it wont be his fault he double booked , i mean how was he to know the 6th of june was D-D ay?? :wink:
 
#6
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3776163.stm

Is this reverse gear or a U turn?

In the face of fierce criticism from the British Legion and opposition parties he has pulled out of a golf club dinner at St Andrews.

He will now join world leaders at the commemorations in France.

Mr McConnell said: "Given the legitimate concerns expressed by decent families here in Scotland, I think that is the right thing to do."
 

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#7
Mr McConnell declined an invitation from the French government, because he had already accepted one from the Duke of York to a dinner celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
WTF is the grand old duke doing away from Normandy that day?
 
#9
Why would you want some 'here today, gone tomorrow' politician turning up anyway?

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#10
Unknown_Quantity said:
he had already accepted one from the Duke of York to a dinner
WTF is the grand old duke doing away from Normandy that day?
OOPS! I wonder if it was another mistake by another PA accepting the golf dinner invitation for the Duke of York without mentioning to him that it would clash with D Day remembrance. :roll:
Bet you 87pence and a bag of maltesers it was :p
 
#12
Unknown Quantity asks

WTF is the grand old duke doing away from Normandy that day?
He's a young duke but he's old enough not to have to follow his mother and father around. :wink: Or is UQ confusing York with Edinburgh?
Maybe the DoY hasn't been asked.

About the insufferable McConnell's 180 about,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3776163.stm

In the face of fierce criticism from the British Legion and opposition parties he has pulled out of a golf club dinner at St Andrews.

He will now join world leaders at the commemorations in France.

Mr McConnell said: "Given the legitimate concerns expressed by decent families here in Scotland, I think that is the right thing to do."
Decent families? What the fcuk is that cliche all about? His response should have been:

'How could I have been such a tit? I will not now be attending the golf dinner, nor, given the offence my crass actions have caused would it be appropriate for me to attend the D Day ceremonies. I will resign and donate the First Minister's pension I will receive (while being paid as a back bencher) to a service charity. I am sorry.'

Is that coffee I smell?
 
#13
thats a bloody joke and an insult. the bloater has no public respect as it stands and this just shows him up for the tosser her is!
 

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#14
Seadog said:
Unknown Quantity asks
WTF is the grand old duke doing away from Normandy that day?
He's a young duke but he's old enough not to have to follow his mother and father around. :wink: Or is UQ confusing York with Edinburgh?
Maybe the DoY hasn't been asked.
What I was getting at was that as a Colonel-In-Chief of numerous regiments and a corps, should he not have been there? If not at the beaches, then with one of the regiments that landed in Normandy? I would rate even the smallest veterans reunion/memorial as more important than any poxy golf dinner.

Honorary appointment list available at: http://www.regiments.org/milhist/biography/royals/1960andY.htm
 
#15
I wish I had the capacity to be surprised at the gross insensitivity of this man, but I am too far gone down the Avenue de Cynicisme to be taken aback at this sort of ignorance. I note his mentioning 'decent families'. Surely this fellow is not playing the class card? For 'decent' are we unreconstructed conservatives meant to read 'left-wing' or 'working class'? Mark my words, with the passing of the years, the fewer veterans left living amongst us will allow this sort of behaviour to occur more frequently. I suppose his sort were hedging their bets in the period 1939-1941 when Hitler and Stalin were allied. The dead and war veterans do not matter to such a political spiv as this one.
 
#16
McConn is scum. Man has the leadership ability and common sense of a dead slug - actually that's an insult to dead slugs...

Sooner he and the rest of his useless tosser politician chums are got rid of the better. A more useless bunch of t*ssers you would be harder put to find than the Scottish Parliament.

They make me glad to have left Scotland.
 
#17
Re DoY's absence from D Day Events, Unknown Quantity wrote

What I was getting at was that as a Colonel-In-Chief of numerous regiments and a corps, should he not have been there? If not at the beaches, then with one of the regiments that landed in Normandy? I would rate even the smallest veterans reunion/memorial as more important than any poxy golf dinner.
I overlooked that. You are of course, correct UQ.
 
#18
This sums up the lying s**t that the Jocks have as their first minister. Note that he isn't so quick to turn down invitations from fundraising parties attended by Glasgow gangsters!
 
#19
If McConnell has the neck to turn up in Normandy, with a bit of luck the Duke of Edinburgh will give him an ear pounding and some more important politician (that’ll be all of them) will say to McConnell, who the fcuk are you fatty?

Or the Gendarmes don’t let him into the areas reserved for VIPs. Because he isn’t.
 
#20
I have an idea and I hope all the funny individuals who think its cool to blow themselves and others up, are not reading this.

Lets invite all the royals, presidents and politicians from all over europe and the world to one place, on one of the most momentous and historical days mankind has ever witnessed. And blow them up!

So maybe its a good idea some royals and politicians stay away.

BUT NOT! TO FCUKIN PLAY GOLF, THE DISRESPECTFUL C$#TS! :evil:

Id love love to go this weekend but booked for Arnhem in September, any takers.
 

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