Friday, April 1, 2016

Hmmmm. Doesn't Kenny Farquharson know the rules?

Fairly predictably, it's been confirmed that the SNP will use 'Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister' as their additional description on the regional list ballot in the May election.  Kenny "Devo or Death" Farquharson was quick out of the traps in claiming that they were getting it all wrong (again!), because they had absent-mindedly lost sight of the fact that the only reason they ever used 'Alex Salmond for First Minister' was because it got them to the top of the ballot paper, and that the same trick won't work for a leader whose name begins with 'N'.  How forgetful these people are!

Hmmmm.  You won't be surprised to hear that it's Kenny that's got it all wrong.  In fact, the rules were changed after 2007 to prevent parties jostling for position on the ballot paper by using alternative names beginning with 'A'.  So, in 2011, the SNP slotted into their customary position on the ballot paper under 'S' - and yet they still used 'Alex Salmond for First Minister' as an additional description, and it still seemed to work pretty well.  Given Nicola Sturgeon's current popularity, I suspect the mention of her name will work even better.

And you know what?  It's just possible that the SNP may know the rules, even if our most beloved journo trolls don't.

35 comments:

  1. I expect that the tirade and the hysteria from the Yoon Press and Media trolls will only get worse between now and the election. My nephew wants to pursue journalism as a career or at least is thinking about it. I told him that being a gigolo was a more honest profession and probably paid better.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2April 1, 2016 at 8:31 PM

      Glad to hear your nephew has a choice with being in the Union. He could be both gigolo and journalist as they come and go.

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    2. Either option beats bag carrying for Boris and Nigel. Now get back out there with those leaflets.

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  2. The SNP seemed to do rather well on the list in 2011 when they were listed down the ballot paper.

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  3. The smelly old Brits,
    Are having a party,
    Bring your zimmer,
    And your chanty.

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    1. I hope you've invited GWC 2nd class?

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    3. Glasgow Working Class 2April 1, 2016 at 10:18 PM

      Nat si Chanty Rastlers and you are full of pish.

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    4. Mcturnip's getting a bit grumpy. Maybe it needs a hug?

      On the topic . The whole A Salmond for First Minister was designed to stop people from switching votes on the list. Too many people still think they have two votes rather than one vote used twice.

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  4. One has to love the crayonistas. The ability to spout utter shite with complete certitude is a hard won ability.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2April 2, 2016 at 1:20 AM

      You must be proud of that comment. University educated no doubt.

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    2. No doubt the troll shares Mistress Munro's view that "education's dirt and you're better clear of it" ((c) Lewis Grassic Gibbon)

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  5. GW2 why can't you just come out and use the Nazi word? After all, its what you are inferring.

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  6. Cutting to the chase, perhaps Labour ought to put A Sarwar fot leader of the opposition?

    Shagpile.

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  7. I like "crayonistas" crantara!

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  8. Sometimes I wonder why we even bother to mention "journalists" that are incompetent,or blatant liars which I think some may be,depending on the story and who or what its about.Then I realise we do need something to laugh at,and the Kenny one is up there with the best laughs.

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  9. Aaron Aardvark for First Minister!

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  10. Forgive me, James, as it is the wee sma' hours her in the Far East where I bide for my penance, but a genuine question:

    Is it now fashionable to have a couple of pet uber-fascist BritNat pet trolls on ones superior blog?

    And your commentary is world-class, literally.

    Why do you allow "ALDO" and "GLASGOW WORKING CLASS 2" to persistently pollute your site with their fascist ravings?

    I guess you are a tolerant person who subscribes to open discourse and vigorous debate, but, Hell's Bells, these twa Janus faces of the same BritNat coin would tax the patience of Satan.

    I love your insights and widely share them despite these galoots crude attempts to de-rail you.

    Blessings
    Daibhidh

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2April 2, 2016 at 10:48 PM

      Just in fae ra pub alt muppet and it is pleasing tae read yer nonsense. Keep yer heatin oan now. That £300 quid fae Gordon Broon must have kept ye alive!

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    2. Oh do go back to your Buckie you pointless troll.

      Anyways James. We waded through the Eurovision dross on youtube tonight, and we would go with Spain/Sweden/France . The rest are the same or are so awful we had to fast forward.

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    3. I thought the Hungarian and Macedonian entries okay too.

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    4. I watched the Melodifestivalen final and was baffled by the winner, but maybe it'll grow on me.

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  11. GWC is just a drunk he needs help. This is not the place to find it. But it stops him stealing meths from Tesco. Care in the community.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2April 3, 2016 at 1:03 AM

      Sad Nat sis you do not know who tae crawl tae fur subsidies. You hate the English but take their money and then turn tae Hermam. Mein Gott you crawling bas@tards.

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    2. (sounds the shrill Kipper racist Klaxon)

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    3. Your displeasure satisfies me immensely, GWC.

      Can you please keep up these deranged rantings, I find your impotent rage very therapeutic.

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  12. Seriously, though, James these trolls are ruining the comments on your page. Please just block them.

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    1. He believes in free speech; that is why he doesn't get rid of the very unhappy human with drug and alcohol problems who calls themselves Glasgow Working Class.

      I think that is actually a good thing. The only person who isn't aware of how repellent and disturbed he/she/it is coming across is the person themself. I like how he makes ultra Unionist's sound like the creepy weirdos they are. It's like the convicted violent criminal George Foulkes on paint-stripper.

      There is an ocean of personal failure and deep unhappiness in GWC and that leaps off their every post.

      Nobody happy with their life writes stuff like that.

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    2. Glasgow Working Class 2April 3, 2016 at 7:06 PM

      Me unhappy I am oan ma second young wife ya knob. You are the saddo and a Nat si loser. We Brits are still rejoicing our victory over Nat si ism.
      Away and chug yer ding a ling saddo. Nuffin personal just politics!

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    3. For the seventeen billionth time, it is literally impossible to "block" people on the Blogger platform.

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  13. "I am on ma second young wife"

    The tendency to start off with an evidence-free and scarcely believable boast on the internet is actually a pretty good indicator of your deep, personal unhappiness.

    It also makes people reading it feel embarrassed for you. There used to be a boy like this in my school - "Oh, you won't know my girlfriend she goes to a different school when she isn't doing modelling"

    *Cringe*

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    1. Aye. He'll be telling us about his Ferrari next...

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    2. Glasgow Working Class 2April 4, 2016 at 10:06 PM

      My Ferrari is only second hand but my burd has two good hands.

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    3. Bet she's a wee hairy just oot of Cornton Vale, zombified on valium and giein baw hummers tae all yer best mates behind yer back for some superlager.

      Bet she has a fanny like a clowns pocket, kisses you with other men's spunk in her mooth and let a vagrant pummel her shit streaked dirthole with his cheesy penis.

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    4. Oh, that's brutal. A step too far for my liking.

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