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  1. If you look at the sentence statement then you will also see that by publishing the petition, i.e. the detail of the charges against him - which also identified complainers - he didn't do himself any favours whatsoever.
  2. I think that's the key thing, it was obviously a mistake and was quickly corrected. If it was Philip Sim who was reporting from the trial, I saw a comment from him around the time Murray was in court to the effect that his notifications were full of examples of contempt of court, ie. people were responding to his tweets and openly naming the complainers. On Dani Garavelli and Paul Hutcheon, I strongly suspect that first of all you are talking about two experienced professional journalists who know their way around things like court reporting and contempt and libel and also that their pi
  3. TBH, I thought it might be a bit longer. The guy from Rosyth who got six months outright named some of the complainers but then he pled guilty. Murray while his offence related to jigsaw ID pled not guilty, he has/had a wider reach than some random on twitter, he'd been warned about his behaviour but ignored that warning and he also didn't take down any of the articles that were in question - some of which I see have been copied verbatim on here, so those responsible might want to think about that - until after he was found to be in contempt.
  4. I suspect you won't get an answer to that - at least not one which is coherent or rational.
  5. It was still working after his shot so that probably proves it was him.
  6. Apologies in advance if this is another long and condescending post but its not something which can be explained in a singles sentence. Alba never spoke in details about how many seats a super majority was or what they would do if they achieved that. I think there's good reason because at this point I suspect that would scare a lot of voters off. The super majority was introduced as part of the Smith Commission recommendations and means that certain legislation must have at least 2/3rds of the parliament backing it. That's 86 seats, that's the number you need to get to for it to be
  7. Incoherent indeed. I see that the majority of the media* aren't buying this line so I expect it will quietly get dropped. *that's a majority of the media that covers politics, not including those that cover TV, Sport, Royalty, Celebrities and reality TV so not a real majority so it doesn't count according to Unionist maths.
  8. 33 out of the 64 SNP MSPs are women - that'll piss off a few people.
  9. 😄 Well in the past I have built websites and sold T-shirts. Hell I've even built a website to sell T-shirts. Never for the SNP though😉
  10. I'm genuinely intrigued as to what you think my employment is as my background is as politically neutral as its possible to get. As for Salmond. I used to have a lot of respect for him. I can never hand on heart say that I liked him, he has, IMHO, an arrogance that goes beyond gallusness and that is a trait in people I don't like. When he was acquitted I thought - and still think - that was the right verdict as I don't think there was enough evidence to prove criminality. However the behaviour that came out during the trial - and which was admitted to - was totally unacceptable fo
  11. A couple of weeks ago you told us you'd met Salmond and that he'd told you that everything was going to be good. You constantly stated that you thought the polls were underestimating Alba. Then on Friday you come out and say that it wasn't a surprise as internal polling was showing them at 3% or whatever. I could repeat that for just about everything related to Alex Salmond that you've said over the last two years. So either you're being fed falsehoods and believe them or you know its false but push it regardless.
  12. Surely - like pretty much everything to do with the "Indy offer"- that would be something that would be debated when the referendum comes around.
  13. Is this the point where you tell us that there will be loads of defections coming up, some time soon but I can't tell you when but just you wait and see. Seriously, you need to look at what you've been told on a raft of things, who's told you those, how true they've turned out to be and consider whether or not you've had the wool pulled over your eyes.
  14. Well the Greens were some way from picking up a second seat in West but they were way way way closer to doing that than Alba were, although even if all the Alba votes went to the Greens they would still be short. You didn't make a difference either way but I won't be asking you for your lottery numbers any time soon. If you're happy and comfortable with your vote regardless of how it turned out then that's all you can ask for. I voted tactically once and have regretted it ever since. I always vote with my conscience now although as I live in a solid Tory constituency I freely admit
  15. I'd characterise it as a group of disparate people who have two things in common. A support for Independence and a dislike of the SNP, or at least the leadership. The reasons for that dislike though are many and various and in some cases are mutually exclusive. I suspect that sooner or later they will all start looking at each other and think "wtf am I doing with these people". I think it will be interesting to see if they can put some sort of coherent policy platform together.
  16. This is why the Scottish Government didn't support Martin Keatings' case. For maximum political capital, if that is going to be decided in the courts - particularly if the judgement goes against the SG - it *has* to be the UKG that brings the case and so is seen to be acting undemocratically.
  17. Why it's almost as if people say different things either side of an election and there's a political reality than kicks in when the results become known.
  18. Having had a look at the List results, the nightmare scenario of Alba polling to few votes to secure a list seat but just enough to deny either the SNP or the Greens one. Their vote share was so low that they had no impact on the list allocations. Had some of their votes in Glasgow and South Scotland gone to the Greens then potentially they might have gotten additional seats. Lets be honest though, the majority of pro-Indy people who would vote Alba would never vote Green. Anyone who weighed up between voting for Alba and the Greens to try and get an Indy seat and went for the form
  19. No, it's BridgesForIndy which is the guy who organises the flag displays on bridges - I think but don't quote me on this - he was also behind the protests on the border last year. He's a very vocal Alba supporter thigh.
  20. That's hardly surprising as they're largely the same people who have spent the last 7 years shouting loudly at No-voters because that's the way to get people to change their minds. They do a nice line in casual homophobia as well.
  21. Because on the list there's three things that feed into how many seats you get. How many seats you pick up in the constituencies. How many votes you get. How the rest of the votes are distributed across the other parties - including those parties which don't get seats. If you compare 2011 to 2016 then the constituencies were unchanged - 6 for the SNP and 2 for the Lib Dems. In 2011, the SNP got 47.5% and three seats, Labour were on 14.5% and got 2 seats, the Lib Dems got 12.1% but didn't get any list seats because they'd won the other two and the Tories were 4th with 11.6 w
  22. Got them now. To pick up a list seat in Lothians, SNP would've needed another 58458 votes.
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