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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #975 on: July 09, 2013, 08:35 PM »
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Andy may have been born in Glasgow but he didn't come up the Clyde in a banana boat.   Someone posted a brilliant cartoon with them all hanging on his back.    He will ignore them all.
I don't usually read these comments, but did read some out of curiosity.  Luckily Andy has better things to do with his life, which is more than can be said for these sad people.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #976 on: July 09, 2013, 08:48 PM »
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Yes Cameron is not above trying to use Andy for the Better Together camp. It works both ways so Andy is better left out of it. He will not vote anyway as he lives in England.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #977 on: July 09, 2013, 09:51 PM »
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Yes Cameron is not above trying to use Andy for the Better Together camp. It works both ways so Andy is better left out of it. He will not vote anyway as he lives in England.
Which is one the main reasons I don't want him adding his tuppence-worth here.  In fact both Cameron and Salmond should have the wit to realise that he isn't eligible to vote unless he becomes resident in Scotland by the time of the referendum, which I'd say is extremely unlikely.  There's no point in Andy making trouble for himself unnecessarily.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #978 on: July 10, 2013, 02:01 AM »
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ALMOST £6 million is to be spent modernising Scotland’s tennis facilities in a bid to capitalise on the success of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.


Sport Scotland, an agency of the Scottish Government, said £5.8m would be invested over the next four years to help encourage a new generation of players to take up the game.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scotland-s-6m-quest-to-find-the-next-andy-murray-1-2994850

They didn't want to capitalise on the Olympic gold or the US Open win then? Think
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #979 on: July 10, 2013, 02:08 AM »
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ALMOST £6 million is to be spent modernising Scotland’s tennis facilities in a bid to capitalise on the success of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.


Sport Scotland, an agency of the Scottish Government, said £5.8m would be invested over the next four years to help encourage a new generation of players to take up the game.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scotland-s-6m-quest-to-find-the-next-andy-murray-1-2994850

They didn't want to capitalise on the Olympic gold or the US Open win then? Think


The money can be spent in a better way anyways, imo.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #980 on: July 10, 2013, 02:43 AM »
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Well, there is that - but I didn't see Cameron behaving like an arse trying to wave the Union Jack flag in the Royal Box to make cheap political publicity from Andy's triumph.

As a Scot I have to say I was mortified at Salmond waving the Saltire. I love my flag and I'm all for Scots in the crowd waving the Saltire or any Brits waving the Union flag in support of Andy but for a political leader to do it in the Royal box was just embarrassing. He may as well have held up a sign up that read, "ANDY BELONGS TO US". I've no doubt Salmond would have had plenty to say if Cameron had pulled the same stunt with a Union flag.

I think we all know that Andy will have no say in next year’s referendum so I just hope he stays silent on the matter. He would come under fire whatever he had to say on the subject. Stick with the tennis and ignore the politics please Andy.

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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #981 on: July 10, 2013, 02:58 AM »
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ALMOST £6 million is to be spent modernising Scotland’s tennis facilities in a bid to capitalise on the success of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.


Sport Scotland, an agency of the Scottish Government, said £5.8m would be invested over the next four years to help encourage a new generation of players to take up the game.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scotland-s-6m-quest-to-find-the-next-andy-murray-1-2994850

They didn't want to capitalise on the Olympic gold or the US Open win then? Think
What about Salmond's 'promises' of government help when he met Andy and Judy in Dunblane to discuss a possible tennis academy?  As far as I know they came to nothing, as usual, so it's a bit pathetic that it's taken his Wimbledon win to shake them up.

Certainly the municipal courts near where I live have improved beyond all recognition in the last three or four years - the dreadful old concrete, crumbling, pot-holed courts have vanished and been replaced by twice the number of courts with proper hard-court surfaces.  Also there are coaches on hand to give free coaching lessons.  But the funding for all this comes from the City of Edinburgh Council.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #982 on: July 10, 2013, 04:05 AM »
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Aileen for Scottish PM
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #983 on: July 10, 2013, 04:06 AM »
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yay  Very Happy
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #984 on: July 10, 2013, 02:15 PM »
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Andy......Where politics are concerned, hawd yer wheesht son!
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #985 on: July 10, 2013, 02:47 PM »
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^^ I sincerely hope Andy leaves this alone. He has won many friend and getting into politics is a good way of losing some of them again. It's a lose-lose situation for him
  I'm sure he will. I thought his response was a classic kick into the long grass.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #986 on: July 10, 2013, 03:15 PM »
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Andy......Where politics are concerned, hawd yer wheesht son!
I'm sure he will Caz.  Anyway I expect this piece of nonsense will blow over pretty quickly and the referendum is still a long way away.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #987 on: July 10, 2013, 04:10 PM »
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What about Salmond's 'promises' of government help when he met Andy and Judy in Dunblane to discuss a possible tennis academy?  As far as I know they came to nothing, as usual, so it's a bit pathetic that it's taken his Wimbledon win to shake them up.

Certainly the municipal courts near where I live have improved beyond all recognition in the last three or four years - the dreadful old concrete, crumbling, pot-holed courts have vanished and been replaced by twice the number of courts with proper hard-court surfaces.  Also there are coaches on hand to give free coaching lessons.  But the funding for all this comes from the City of Edinburgh Council.


But where does the funding for the City of Edinburgh Council come from?   They decide how to spend, and well done them for spending on sports facilities, whether tennis or any other kind, but the bulk of local authority money comes from the government.
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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #988 on: July 14, 2013, 02:35 AM »
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I shall state my political  position, I am a socialist and an active trade unionist who has never been overly conserned about this issue one way or another. However if Westminster and their representatives continue to cheapen the debate with scaremongering and spurious points I can see many people like myself rather than be frightented taking the opinion surely we can do better than this?

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Re: Scottish politics « Reply #989 on: July 14, 2013, 02:45 AM »
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But where does the funding for the City of Edinburgh Council come from?   They decide how to spend, and well done them for spending on sports facilities, whether tennis or any other kind, but the bulk of local authority money comes from the government.


It comes from people like me paying my council tax to the city of Edinburgh council then our elected officials prioritising and justifying the spend ( and no I do not work for the council) 
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