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Oh how I laughed.

The MP for Skye, Lochaber and Ross is accused of libelling Ollie Taylor by using Twitter to ask if he had a “valid reason” for taking pictures of the Northern Lights in Caithness at the weekend.
He told how Mr Blackford called him yesterday to try to defuse the row, adding: “He’d deliberately stoked the fire then tried to run away.
“He grovelled a bit, even more, so it seemed when I told him lawyers had contacted me.
“We had a small chat about the fact he has distant English ancestry, and I have a mix of Scottish, English and Irish family.”
In Mr Taylor’s letter of claim, his lawyer Charles Holland points out that his client lives in Halkirk, Caithness and is paying council tax.
It also accuses Mr Blackford of behaving in a manner that was “likely to cause serious harm” to Mr Taylor’s reputation by falsely suggesting he had “committed a criminal offence.”
The letter alleges Mr Blackford sought to humiliate and shame the photographer, adding: “My client appears to be the only recipient of a tweet of this nature from you.
“My client and no other person has been selected by you for a public dressing-down.
“This constitutes unlawful discrimination and harassment.
“You sought to bully my client in public, and you did so in a fashion that can fairly be described as menacing and sinister.
“Your tweet appears to have been designed to humiliate my client. It was discriminatory.”



The photographer does usually travel a far bit during the course of a year, Iceland, Tenerife, Dolomites are his preferred haunts.
He specialises in photos of stars, planets, and coast lines in dim light so mainly in places with no light pollution. As such Caithness is an ideal base as they hope to finally get electricity some time next year!
His work is very good, https://www.ollietaylorphotography.com/

Blackford, as always is attempting to throw his not inconsiderable weight around.
 
Oh dear
How sad

Get on with the court case! :)
I am pleased that Mr Taylor is persuing this, otherwise "Bully" Blackford would think that anti English racism is perfectly acceptable. Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot, Blackford would be calling for jail time.
 
Oh how I laughed.

The MP for Skye, Lochaber and Ross is accused of libelling Ollie Taylor by using Twitter to ask if he had a “valid reason” for taking pictures of the Northern Lights in Caithness at the weekend.
He told how Mr Blackford called him yesterday to try to defuse the row, adding: “He’d deliberately stoked the fire then tried to run away.
“He grovelled a bit, even more, so it seemed when I told him lawyers had contacted me.
“We had a small chat about the fact he has distant English ancestry, and I have a mix of Scottish, English and Irish family.”
In Mr Taylor’s letter of claim, his lawyer Charles Holland points out that his client lives in Halkirk, Caithness and is paying council tax.
It also accuses Mr Blackford of behaving in a manner that was “likely to cause serious harm” to Mr Taylor’s reputation by falsely suggesting he had “committed a criminal offence.”
The letter alleges Mr Blackford sought to humiliate and shame the photographer, adding: “My client appears to be the only recipient of a tweet of this nature from you.
“My client and no other person has been selected by you for a public dressing-down.
“This constitutes unlawful discrimination and harassment.
“You sought to bully my client in public, and you did so in a fashion that can fairly be described as menacing and sinister.
“Your tweet appears to have been designed to humiliate my client. It was discriminatory.”

March the guilty b&£tard in
 

Dentistry still badly affected by Covid, despite the fact that the Chief Dental Officer stated that more normal dentistry should start 1st November, 2 of my clinics are still closed.
(My staff and myself redeployed elsewhere in the meantime)
Been told by management that be lucky to be cleared for opening before next year.

As a dentist, do you support all the shutting down of dental treatment due to this nonsense? Do you think Dental Surgeries are really a hotbed of Covid transmission?
 
I take it you go through Blackburn, if so, you are supposed to go straight on at Longridge to avoid Fauldhouse :-D

Blackburn was on the milk round I did as a kid. Rough as.

5 am start, 3 of us on the back step, holding the top bar of the cut out transit van in all weather, racing to deliver bottles in Blackburn's honking estates.

The flats were the toughest - skinny kid humping 2 crates up the stairs was bad enough, but on cash collection night on a Friday we'd get ambushed, filled in and robbed - until the driver came up with the genius plan of bagging the cash and dropping it to him from the top floor.

Saved the cash, but didn't avoid the slaps.

I still shudder when I drive through.
 
Blackburn was on the milk round I did as a kid. Rough as.

5 am start, 3 of us on the back step, holding the top bar of the cut out transit van in all weather, racing to deliver bottles in Blackburn's honking estates.

The flats were the toughest - skinny kid humping 2 crates up the stairs was bad enough, but on cash collection night on a Friday we'd get ambushed, filled in and robbed - until the driver came up with the genius plan of bagging the cash and dropping it to him from the top floor.

Saved the cash, but didn't avoid the slaps.

I still shudder when I drive through.

Do you know people in Fauldhouse? Genuine question. Had a lot of guys from Fauldhouse in my old unit.
 

Auld-Yin

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Blackburn was on the milk round I did as a kid. Rough as.

5 am start, 3 of us on the back step, holding the top bar of the cut out transit van in all weather, racing to deliver bottles in Blackburn's honking estates.

The flats were the toughest - skinny kid humping 2 crates up the stairs was bad enough, but on cash collection night on a Friday we'd get ambushed, filled in and robbed - until the driver came up with the genius plan of bagging the cash and dropping it to him from the top floor.

Saved the cash, but didn't avoid the slaps.

I still shudder when I drive through.
Being on the front line on the Western Front was never easy!
 
Mostly old school pals I haven't seen in years.
They bussed all the protestants from there to Whitburn Academy every day, and iirc the Catholics were dispersed to Bathgate and Blackburn.
Young pup, the prodies used to go to Blackburn Academy when I went to St K's, we used to meet up at the back of the shops for the daily fight :-D
 

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Enlisting was the easy way out.
Unfortunately, I sort of went t'other way. I married a lass from Seafield, married in Bathgate and had the reception in Blackburn.

I am still recovering!
 

Auld-Yin

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Young pup, the prodies used to go to Blackburn Academy when I went to St K's, we used to meet up at the back of the shops for the daily fight :-D
A left footer, the Wild West, which started at Livingstone Station, is full of them! ;)
 

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