One might equally have asked the Member for Lothian Region if she could have come back from the Australian Jungle and got on with the day job.
Or maybe they might have asked her why, when she was leader of the Scottish Labour Party, she thought that it was a good idea to visit America to campaign for Hillary Clinton.
See, by now Kez, I’d have thought that you might have learned that people who live in glass houses should probably buy VERY big curtains.
Of all the train companies in this Benighted Kingdom, ScotRail has the best performance.
In fairness, Kezia may not have noticed that there is a howling gale across Scotland and that there has been torrential rain. An unfortunate outcome of this is that outdoor things tend not to work at 100% capacity… and I might say, wouldn’t do even if she, or her daft new boss, were the first minister.
As we have said before, reasoned and reasonable criticism is the job of opposition. Criticism for the sake of criticism is not.
Powerful and dynamic though the first minister may be, the winds and the waves do not obey her, no more does the rain.
Grow up, Kez.
Of course, it’s the Daily Mail, so it’s unadulterated rubbish.
In 2009, in private audience with the Queen at Balmoral (something not granted to the Daily Mail “journalists”), Alex Salmond and HM discussed flag flying after which he ordered that the Royal Standard be flown on “royal occasions”, rather than the union flag.
“I remember the occasion very well,” Salmond said in a post on his website.
“Her Majesty asked me if the Lion Rampant was a popular flag in Scotland.
“I was able to assure her that it was and indeed much beloved of Scottish football and rugby fans. Thus I brought the new policy into effect and left the union flag flying, as appropriate, at armed forces day and Remembrance Sunday.”
And that makes sense. Flying a royal standard is a great deal more respectful to the Queen personally than flying any other flag.
Happy to correct if wrong, but which part of the Telegraph front page article is wrong. They quote advice issued by your government that only the Satire should be flown on all occasions apart from Remembrance Sunday. Does that document not exist?
1/2 It has been practice to fly Lion Rampant on Royal occasions since 2010. I have not ordered, instructed, authorized any change – indeed there has been no change. Civil servants recently updated published guidance to reflect the long standing practice…
Needless to say the ever moronic Murdo Fraser made a fool of himself by comparing Nicola’s tweets to those of Donald Trump’s. UH? Get back on the meds, Murdo.
Fraser said: “This is a desperate attempt by Nicola Sturgeon to spin her way out of trouble.
“The SNP is more interested in lowering Union Flags than raising standards in schools and hospitals.
“The First Minister’s Trump-style Twitter denial by candlelight last night does nothing to change the facts.”
Well, in that respect, of course, he is right. The fact is that there has been no change.
Mr Fraser must have been going around with his head under his arm because this has been the policy since 2010. Does he not notice anything around him?
As we said, Murdo, it was agreed with the Queen 9 years ago!
Have you ever had a private audience of the Queen, Murdo? Awe well never mind. Maybe when whatever Rangers are called now win the Cup, huh?
Anyway, we look forward to the Mail’s apology in 5pt type on page 42.