FMQs at Holyrood..the Twitterline..16th.June 2011

Posted on 17/06/2011

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PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

“To ask the First Minister for a colourful insult about a dowdy judicial figure of his choice….” #FMQ

Witty as ever

newsdirect newsdirect

The First Minister notes proposals for carers parliament and notes that he’ll be meetin with some unpaid carers today #fmq #sp4

FM makes his preferred statement

newsdirect newsdirect

Iain Gray goes on Lord Hope comments #fmq #sp4

twodoctors James Mackenzie

The TLOLITSP quoting @AMacleodTimes on Twitter at #fmq today on judges. Got a tart wee “No” back from the Great Puddin’.

TLOLITSP = The Leader Of Labour In The Scottish Parliament

scotlibdems Scottish Lib Dems

Iain Gray asks if FM has “lost the plot” over comments on Supreme Court. FM says “No” – but he has lost respect #fmq

The official LD line & prepped

caronmlindsay Caron Lindsay

Just cos it was two weeks ago, doesn’t make it right. Salmond’s attack on Lord Hope was appalling. #fmq

penguinos99 Margaret Young

@AlexSalmond4FM moves forward the issues surrounding the Supreme Court. #fmq

twodoctors James Mackenzie

The Great Puddin’ delves deep at #fmq. “Happenchance”. Surely “happenstance” would be better? And are either a good way to get the word out?

scotlibdems Scottish Lib Dems

Thought the FM’s spokesman said we should look to future? Blunkett quote shows FM thinks past is fair game #fmq

loveandgarbage loveandgarbage

#fmq An odd defence by Salmond: Blunkett (who was wrong and stupid) did it so it’s okay for me to do it

newsdirect newsdirect

IG asks for FM to retract “crass” comments. FM says comments are weeks old and notes David Blunkett’s remarks about lawyers in 03 #fmq #sp4

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

FM says everyone has right to fair comment and says ex-home sec David Blunkett was in a similar row #fmq

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

Alex Salmond: “Tell you what, Lord Hope *really does* look like goggle-eyed hawk-owl. How’d you like that speccie lawyer man?” #FMQ

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

Iain Gray says FM must “own up and grow up” but Mr Salmond showing no sign of making apology #fmq

caronmlindsay Caron Lindsay

This isn’t about the Supreme Court issue, although I don’t agree with Salmond on that, it’s about the FM personally attacking a judge! #fmq

theSNP The SNP

Lord McClusky review will get to the heart of supreme court issue #fmq

The official SNP line & prepped

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

#fmq Salmond says he has made “no complaint” of Lord Hope’s comments, to laughter from Labour benches tinyurl.com/5vq34h8

SophiaPangloss SophiaPangloss

Ah still havnae heard a thing fae this Holyrood mag article that upsets me… #fmq #Salmond

loveandgarbage loveandgarbage

#fmq Salmond exercises his duty to articulate public concerns as follows; “See those judges, they’re rubbish and unelected – not like me.”

darkskyman Steve Owens

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@twodoctors Any idea why I no longer get #FMQ as a podcast? I know it’s nowt to do with you, but just wondered if you get it and from where!

UnionStronger UnionMakesUsStronger

Salmond evading the point that his and MacAskill’s outrageous burblings have obscured the very debate he wants to have. #FMQ

SophiaPangloss SophiaPangloss

Manufactured bluster. #Gray #fmq

twodoctors James Mackenzie

RT @caronmlindsay The way Salmond is going on makes you understand why it’s good that judiciary and executive are separate. #fmq

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

Not a terribly good idea, Mr Salmond, to refer to the Judiciary & Courts (Scotland) Act. The press might just read § 1. #FMQ

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

#fmq Salmond: slopping out issue should have been dealth with when Jim Wallace and Iain Gray dealt with justice matters tinyurl.com/5vq34h8

loveandgarbage loveandgarbage

Calling journalists #fmq Here is section 1 of Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 http://is.gd/p77DLS cf acts of Salmond & MacAskill

twodoctors James Mackenzie

Hard to imagine a better Scottish Tory leader than Matron. She’s also going on that Holyrood mag interview. #fmq

caronmlindsay Caron Lindsay

Salmond’s bluster is not dealing with the issue of what he actually said about Lord Hope. #fmq

theSNP The SNP

Question is does parliament, Scots legal system and Scotland’s courts stand on an equal basis with every other legal system in Europe #fmq

penguinos99 Margaret Young

@AlexSalmond4FM stands up for the Scottish legal system. #fmq

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

Tory leader Annabel Goldie also goes on supreme court, saying FM has gone on a ‘rant’ #fmq

newsdirect newsdirect

Annabel Goldie continues on Holyrood interview and suggests that the comments have obscured the issue and diminished office of FM #fmq #sp4

JTSmyth Jamie Smyth

I’m going to miss Goldie from #fmq, can’t see another Conservative member doing better than her.

tommy_ball Thomas Ball

Gray is utterly pathetic. An establishment lickspittle of the highest order #fmq

BryPot Bryan Potter

#fmq hate the tories, love Annabel Goldie.

scotlibdems Scottish Lib Dems

Two answers from FM just a single word “No”, followed by a chuckle. The FM should take Lord Hope issue more seriously #fmq

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

#fmq Salmond attacks Tories, says they have previously ignored Supreme Court issue, and failed to recognise problem tinyurl.com/5vq34h8

theSNP The SNP

Opposition parties must answer questions on supreme court – are they happy with current situation or will they support change #fmq

penguinos99 Margaret Young

Annabel Goldie sticking up for her profession as a lawyer but not addressing the issues brought up by the Supreme Court. #fmq

theSNP The SNP

FM agrees he would like to change the law to put Scotland on equal terms with every other European jursidiction – powers reserved #fmq

jeffbres Jeff Breslin

I can understand Holyrood leaders sensing when Salmond is over a barrel but is this #fmq really of any relevance to Scots?

twodoctors James Mackenzie

The Great Puddin’ given another chance to appeal to UK Ministers on unionist grounds over defence closures. Not one he ever refuses. #fmq

scotlibdems Scottish Lib Dems

.@willie_rennie “Will the FM withdraw these outrageous remarks on Scotland’s senior judge?” Again a chuckle from the FM #fmq

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

LibDem leader Willie Rennie now asking for an apology over supreme court. FM says, wait for it, ‘no’ #fmq

caronmlindsay Caron Lindsay

End of short sentences is a tiny part of solution to Cornton Vale. What about the woman whose mental health needs aren’t met? #fmq

dhothersall Duncan Hothersall

There’s something biblical about this! Three times Salmond was asked to apologise for his intemperate remarks, three times he refused. #fmq

dhothersall Duncan Hothersall

There’s that “centre-left” party the SNP calling for tax breaks for the oil industry again… #fmq #sp4

HolyroodPatter RL McCafferty

Glancing at #fmq feed in work, so salmond is salmond, gray is atlee reincarnate and goldies new role is of a Victorian gaoler?

newsdirect newsdirect

Richard Baker goes on energy prices. FM says Finance Sec met with Scottish Power and notes Scot Gov energy efficiency schemes #fmq #sp4

theSNP The SNP

£20m extra for UK from just 1% of the 5% VAT on energy – price rises will bring £100m to treasury – should go to fuel poverty #fmq

newsdirect newsdirect

FM notes six-month fall in unemployment and highlights a 6% rise in self-employment #fmq #sp4

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

Must say, I’m disappointed that Salmond wasn’t asked about the Cornton Vale inspection report in specific detail at today’s #FMQ

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