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Seadog

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During the trial, I expect there will be a constant presence outside the High Court of YesPests with banners saying ‘ I stand with Eck’, ‘Eck is innocent’. There may be irritating shouting like that shouty Brexit Man outside Parliament.

I may have mentioned before, that in the full charge sheets ( public domain) are the words ‘your erect penis’.

In my defence m’Lady, it was a better stiffy than any o yon Toaries could muster.......D’oh!
 
During the trial, I expect there will be a constant presence outside the High Court of YesPests with banners saying ‘ I stand with Eck’, ‘Eck is innocent’. There may be irritating shouting like that shouty Brexit Man outside Parliament.

I may have mentioned before, that in the full charge sheets ( public domain) are the words ‘your erect penis’.

In my defence m’Lady, it was a better stiffy than any o yon Toaries could muster.......D’oh!
I love the thought that he could be called 'Your erect Penis', in the sort of manner others may be called 'Your Royal Highness' .................. "Any more tea, Your Erect Penis?", spoken in a Dr. Finlay sort of accent.
 

Seadog

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Alex Salmond’s Defence Team is led by Gordon Jackson QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and a one time Labour MSP who lost his seat to Nippy.

One may think he’s an odd choice but lawyers may know their client to be guilty as the proverbial puppy collocated to steaming poo but their job is to set the conditions for a ‘not guilty’ verdict however guilty and loathsome the defendant.

Secondly, Eck is a boastful as they come. Being defended by the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates with 30 years seniority as a QC will inflate Eck’s ego to Jovian dimensions.
 

Seadog

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Regarding the police presence, previous pre-trial hearings have been in Edinburgh. Yesterday’s appearance was at Glasgow High Court and perhaps Polis Alba thought there would be a bigger crowd of selfie hunters in The Weeg than in Edinburgh and planned accordingly.

Just me thinking out loud and I haven’t even started drinking yet.


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Admiring mob outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
 

Dredd

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Regarding the police presence, previous pre-trial hearings have been in Edinburgh. Yesterday’s appearance was at Glasgow High Court and perhaps Polis Alba thought there would be a bigger crowd of selfie hunters in The Weeg than in Edinburgh and planned accordingly.

Just me thinking out loud and I haven’t even started drinking yet.


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Admiring mob outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
BBC Porridge showed a cluster around him as he came from the court, and gleefully commented that he was "mobbed" in the same way he was used to in his political life. It's been embarrassing how they have started to toe the YesNP lines now.
 

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Noticed a snide comment from the YesNP FB page yesterday about the SC&UP "cabinet" being revealed by their newly-elected Leader as having only 3 wummin in it. Looking at the current ScotGov site, it does actually appear that they have an even split of genders. So well done them - that will be why the NHS is consistently hitting the targets set for them (except when they aren't - which is nearly all of them), education is universally admired as not just good but the best in the world (and definitely not declining down global ratings), the police numbers are rocketing (except they are actually declining despite changing roles to pretend they aren't) and so on.

It is crucially important that there is an even split in terms of who is in control of the levers of power as that automatically translates to the best individual who is competent and capable in their field. In the same way that it is crucial that it has "Ra Bobbies" in Gaelic on a car in the Borders where they traditionally never spoke the language.
 
Let's not dismiss the possibilities of the infamous Scots Law "Bastard Verdict" of "Not Proven".
Historically....." We ken yer as guilty as sin auld son but we canna prove it"
Basically..."Guilty" nudge/wink.;) Like throwing darts to a revolving dart board.
Some might stick, some may hit the floor.
Then.. of course..."Leaves to Appeal"...just for the Hell of it, granted or not.
 
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Sturgeon and Swinney are getting a roasting from angry middle class Scottish parents whose high achieving children can’t get a place at Scottish Universities because of a cap on numbers of Scottish students.

Daily Telegraph.

Who remembers Salmond’s ‘rocks will melt’ boast?
 
Noticed a snide comment from the YesNP FB page yesterday about the SC&UP "cabinet" being revealed by their newly-elected Leader as having only 3 wummin in it. Looking at the current ScotGov site, it does actually appear that they have an even split of genders. So well done them - that will be why the NHS is consistently hitting the targets set for them (except when they aren't - which is nearly all of them), education is universally admired as not just good but the best in the world (and definitely not declining down global ratings), the police numbers are rocketing (except they are actually declining despite changing roles to pretend they aren't) and so on.

It is crucially important that there is an even split in terms of who is in control of the levers of power as that automatically translates to the best individual who is competent and capable in their field. In the same way that it is crucial that it has "Ra Bobbies" in Gaelic on a car in the Borders where they traditionally never spoke the language.
More interesting is that Jackson UsedCarSalesman has dropped his leadership opponent, Michelle Ballantyne (for those who paid no interest to this side show) from his front bench. It seems he didn't like the criticism that came with losing more than half of their Westminster seats.
 

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Noticed a snide comment from the YesNP FB page yesterday about the SC&UP "cabinet" being revealed by their newly-elected Leader as having only 3 wummin in it.
Here was me thinking that Nicola was one of them ‘biology deniers’. Are the SNP back to assuming gender, like most of the rest of us do?
 

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Let's not dismiss the possibilities of the infamous Scots Law "Bastard Verdict" of "Not Proven".
Historically....." We ken yer as guilty as sin auld son but we canna prove it"
Basically..."Guilty" nudge/wink.;) Like throwing darts to a revolving dart board.
Some might stick, some may hit the floor.
Then.. of course..."Leaves to Appeal"...just for the Hell of it, granted or not.
Gordon Jackson QC isn’t a fan....... he’d prefer bigger more definitive majority’s in Jury trials to gain conviction. Maybe that’s why Eck is using him!!

 
BBC Porridge showed a cluster around him as he came from the court, and gleefully commented that he was "mobbed" in the same way he was used to in his political life. It's been embarrassing how they have started to toe the YesNP lines now.
His escort is probably more to do with the Brexit public order teams that Police Scotland have been Forced to set up mob handed teams of cops looking for something to do.
 
Well that's OK now, Bercow the Cuckold has said so

As the odious little turd says in the second paragraph it wouldn't be legally binding, let them hold one every day of the week and twice on a Sunday and it STILL wouldn't be legally binding, PMBJ would still cock a deaf un
 

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Not much of a surprise, Jackson Carlaw is the new SC&U leader.

who? - seriously, this guy is a total nonentity with no public profile - no wonder we can’t get ridof the cult when the opposition parties barely have a public profile - for all I know he is a good guy but he needs to do some crazy shit with a smileon his face , a la Ruthie , to gain a public profile - starting small with throwing darts at a pic of sturgeon and ending up doing a naked BASE jump of Edinburgh castle with a claymore between his teeth shouting death to sturgeon! - that’s how to gain some respect!!
 
who? - seriously, this guy is a total nonentity with no public profile - no wonder we can’t get ridof the cult when the opposition parties barely have a public profile - for all I know he is a good guy but he needs to do some crazy shit with a smileon his face , a la Ruthie , to gain a public profile - starting small with throwing darts at a pic of sturgeon and ending up doing a naked BASE jump of Edinburgh castle with a claymore between his teeth shouting death to sturgeon! - that’s how to gain some respect!!
He’s a respected businessman with a long trail of insolvencies in his wake.
 

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