I would venture to suggest - and I think I have touched on this subject before, that a diatribe against all and sundry, who do not share your views, tends to alienate you from your readers as a bigot
Please, oh please, if we are going to have a political debate on this website, could it be fair and representative and not a diatribe against all things anti SNP, as it is currently.
Jim, you don't seem to be capable of actually reading a post without jumping to conclusions, which rather impairs your ability to take part in a 'fair and representative' debate.
A few questions:
~ do you actually know anything about the so-called 'Frenchgate' affair of the leaked memo ?
~ are you aware that Carmichael orchestrated this smear against the First Minister to try to influence the election result ?
~ are you also aware that approximately 80% of those polled in a Press and Journal poll said they thought the election result in Orkney and Shetland would have been different if Carmichael had been exposed or had confessed before the vote?
~ are you further aware that Carmichael has only 'come clean' after he was found out by an enquiry that has allegedly cost the taxpayer £1.5 million?
You seem to exist in some strange political fantasy world populated by herds of fanatical and mindless SNP activists, a world where any criticism of politicians of any other hue is no more than propaganda, not worthy of any consideration.
What Carmichael has done is to make a travesty of the democratic process. What is even more despicable is that his party intends to do nothing about it. He is a rotten egg.
You may like living in a 'democracy' where liars and cheats can pervert the course of an election, but some of us don't, and to portray myself and Bill as brainless SNP propagandists when we call for Carmichael to do the decent thing and fall on his sword is unreasonable. If his party removed him swiftly and called a by-election there is every chance the folk of Orkney and Shetland would still return another LibDem, but the longer he squats in a constituency he does not have the moral authority to represent the more chance there is that the LibDem's last Scottish bastion will fall.
As to my previous post - the man's conduct was and is indefensible, so rather than rant apoplectically I thought a little humour might be appropriate. Try a wee grin instead of launching into yet another diatribe against the other posters on this forum.And while we are here do remember that calling other posters 'bigots' is most definitely against the T&C of the forum and would perhaps be best avoided in future.