MurraysWorld  >  Chit Chat  >  Scottish politics
Poll
 If the referendum were held now, how would you vote?
YES to independence
NO to independence
Don't know

Pages: 1 ... 259 260 261 [262] Reply

Scottish politics

Quote

Davidson could do worse than learn from the development of Sturgeon's style. Initially it was very student politics like, but over the years it has become much more poised. Indeed she is arguably the most impressive leader in the UK just now,  coming across as less populist and egotistical than her hubristic predecessor.
Nicola is a very good speaker and quick thinking. However never let us forget her undignified screaming match with Lamont - see you tube- far from statesmanlike.
IP Logged
Quote

Nicola is a very good speaker and quick thinking. However never let us forget her undignified screaming match with Lamont - see you tube- far from statesmanlike.
Yes, not so impressive. But no different really from the Alistair versus Alex debates during the referendum. Alas female politicians still often get judged more harshly for similar behaviour to male politicians.

But I must admit I am not a fan of leaders debates anyway. They are very ineffective and usually inconsequential in terms of votes.
IP Logged
Quote

Yes, not so impressive. But no different really from the Alistair versus Alex debates during the referendum. Alas female politicians still often get judged more harshly for similar behaviour to male politicians.

But I must admit I am not a fan of leaders debates anyway. They are very ineffective and usually inconsequential in terms of votes.
Yes, not so impressive. But no different really from the Alistair versus Alex debates during the referendum. Alas female politicians still often get judged more harshly for similar behaviour to male politicians.

But I must admit I am not a fan of leaders debates anyway. They are very ineffective and usually inconsequential in terms of votes.
Agree it just reduces the whole thing to personalities and soundbites. and women do get more unfair criticism if they lose  their tempers. All our aspiring leaders should be made to sit an exam in economics, history, domestic and international law before they stand  and then we should get to hear their wrong answers read out on TV!  CPD like the rest of us.
IP Logged
Quote

Agree it just reduces the whole thing to personalities and soundbites. and women do get more unfair criticism if they lose  their tempers. All our aspiring leaders should be made to sit an exam in economics, history, domestic and international law before they stand  and then we should get to hear their wrong answers read out on TV!  CPD like the rest of us.
   In fairness leaders usually get to where they are by a rigorous party selection process and are judged by their success at the ballot box. And a bit of theatre in public debate is part of the exercise of capturing public attention. So I don't have much of an issue with this, really.
IP Logged
Quote

I think we would have to  go some to catch up on their public transport, excellent schools and sports facilities, architecture and home grown businesses. In UK I see nothing but huge supermarkets and big brand chains,   banks  and cafes and pubs everywhere but here there are very many more  individual Norwegian businesses and you have to work quite hard to get an alcoholic drink. Plus the schools and public buildings are spotless and very impressive - I get the feeling Norwegians cared much more about their environment and well being  when it mattered during the boom times.  They seem pragmatic, calm and sensible - not sure these are Scottish traits!
I can't comment on the current situation in Norway because my only time there was on a two week cruise to the North Cape in June 1968.  We did of course stop off in a few places and the cleanliness certainly impressed me as well as the friendliness and efficiency of the people in shops and elsewhere.  What didn't impress me though was the number of drunks falling around in the middle of the day because they'd stocked up at the local liquor store, since, at that time anyway, the only pub in Norway was in Oslo - much to my father's great disgust!  Also the queues outside these shops were enormous with people coming out with boxes full of booze, and it wasn't cheap to buy either.
IP Logged
Pages: 1 ... 259 260 261 [262] Reply