Sunday, April 1, 2018

Winning With Willie: The Naked Truth

It's amazing how often a full-scale Scottish poll has been published on Easter Sunday, and this year is no exception, courtesy of YouGov.  Unfortunately, however, the poll doesn't have any voting intention numbers (unless those are to come later) - it just asks about the strange recent trend of Scottish opposition politicians taking part in reality TV.

In recent months, a number of Scottish political party leaders have participated in reality TV programmes or game shows.  Before today, which of the following were you aware of?  (Select all that apply.)

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's appearance on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!:  61%
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson's appearance on the Great British Bake Off: 34%
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie's forthcoming appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction: 7%

Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, has agreed to appear in a celebrity edition of Naked Attraction, a Channel 4 show in which contestants vie for a date by taking their clothes off.  Do you think Mr Rennie has made the right decision?

Yes 4%
No 56%

Willie Rennie has made clear that his appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction will be tasteful, and that his modesty will be protected at all times.  Knowing this, do you feel more or less sympathetic towards his decision to take part?

More 9%
Less 2%
No Difference 61%

Willie Rennie says that he is appearing on Celebrity Naked Attraction as a light-hearted way of raising money for charity, and to help increase young people's interest in politics.  Do you think young people will become more or less interested in politics as a result of Mr Rennie's participation in the show?

More 3%
Less 21%
No Difference 57%

Does Willie Rennie's appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction make you feel proud to be Scottish?

Yes 5%
No 48%

Do you think Willie Rennie's appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction will make it easier or harder for you to take him seriously as a politician in future?

Easier 7%
Harder 65%

And there's the rub.  I have to say I think the man has taken leave of his senses.  We may be used to seeing him indulge in publicity stunts such as sheep-wrestling, but this is in an entirely different category.  As George Galloway proved by "being the cat", there are some mental images the public can't easily dispel.

36 comments:

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    1. Wee Willie Rennie naked.

      Dry boaks thoughts

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    2. Panda Buggers Wee Willie. James, do people actually participate in those polls or is it a wind up?

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  2. Can't be an April Fool as he would do these things. :)

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    1. Oh yes he would!

      Thanks for the smile, Mr Kelly!

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  3. This must be an April fool! He’s a very popular politician (see his constituency result) even if his party only polls 5-10%

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  4. We'll need to see the cross tabs but on the face of it its only those that intend voting LibDem that are aware of Willie's appearance on CNA. Makes me suspicious that this is just another publicity stunt with the rigged MSM to promote Anyone But The SNP :(

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  5. To quote George Bush the Younger: "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

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  6. "in which contestants vie for a date."... Does his wife know? She's no April Fool!

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    1. Nice pic Jane, was that taken before you goat the heid cleaners joab at Holyrood and started smokin 40 fags a day.

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  7. James - you had me! :-D
    And because you really can't put it past some of these politicians...

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  8. Jock adopted McPanda Yang Guang to be sent back to Beiging due to low sperm count. . However a Scottish Government transgender spokesperson said Yang will go out with a bang and travel first class not crate class.

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  9. If this an April Fools joke it's a good one, as the person in question does fit the role and so delivers the article credible. if it is the case that the article is true then credit to Willie Rennie for confirming just how foolish he can be.

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  10. GWC2 - do you receive a fee for playing the court jester? You wouldn't be "Fred," moonlighting from Craig Murray's blog would you?

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    1. Nah it is a regurgitated article from today's Hootsman and my mrs nearly fell for it but laughed.

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  11. Great April fool but, "And there's the rub."

    Was that really necessary?

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    1. A Winter of Our Discontent.

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  12. Speaking of bad jokes. How about a poll on which of D Leask of P Hutcheon is more of a batshitmentalmoonhowlingwindowlicker.

    Has anybody else had the unpleasant thought that a government which has stated that it will do anything and everything within its powers to keep Scotland enslaved to england would happily sacrifice a Russian traitor in order to damage the SNP?

    The entire SMSM has been running the SNP in Putin's pocket. Putin supports Yes. A vote for Yes is a vote for Putin for the past 5 years. This would just be the next logical step.

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    1. The Nat sis damage themselves by taking the Queens Shilling and the trappings of Westminster. The English working class are mere bystanders and guilty of nothing.
      The so called educated middle class bunch of Jock nat si numpties that line their pockets are the enemy within. They would be immune from a nerve agent attack due to their brass necks.

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    3. You must be the repetitive idiot that rambled on about Cox and May.

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    4. State of this and its impotent rage.

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  13. In fairness to wee Willie, I’m just now reading the National item on him having run 117miles in aid of Scottish Association for Mental Health, at the weekend there.
    Full marks for that - chapeaux!
    Now he should get his own mind in order and get the Liberals on board for Indy!

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    1. Wee Wullie is a pleasant man of small stature and intrgrity. He would never decend into the English hating Nat si gutter.

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  14. Did morbidly obese Cyril Smith lookeelikee and part time human S Daisley utter a single word of condemnation for his beloved israel slaughtering children this past weekend?
    I couldn't see anything on his timeline. Just the usual neo-nazi child abuse loving rants against anything Scottish.

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    1. And here wis me thinking that Iranian backed Hamas Islamic religious nutters were attacking a sovereign State called Israel. And obesity is trending in Scotland moreso with its fat ugly women who require the postal vote which is preferable to wabbling to the local school where they never attended.

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