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The Labour Party has unfriended a wannabe Scottish MP who used Twitter to broadside fellow politicos, potential voters and Johnnie Walker Red Label. Stuart MacLennan was pitching for the seat in Moray until it was discovered he'd called David Cameron a "twat", Lib Dem supremo Nick Clegg "a bastard" and Labour MP Diane Abbott " …
They're his opinions, and he has a right to them. The country is crying out for straightforward, honest politicians who speak their minds and they're silencing this guy? God, what I wouldn't have given to hear a Labour representative react to Obama's Nobel prize with "you've got to be fucking kidding me."
It's beautiful, but it's also bastard cold in winter. Not to mention the dire local radio.
And I mean CRIMINALLY dire. Plus you're literally in the middle of nowhere. A very beautiful nowhere, but it's almost 'Here Be Dragons' country.
Fine if you like the outdoors. And own a car that can handle serious snow. And lack either ears or taste in music.
Is dire wherever you go .. I have to put up with god awful Yorkshire drivel about how wonderful Yorkshire people and places are... or maybe its my Lancs roots showing 8-) ... its not better in the South East or South West and don't get me started about Welsh TV (which officially no one watches).
Nobody over 35 drinks blended, unless they're Highland toffs, in which case they'll arrive at university with bottles of Islay single malt. Or if they're over 35 drinking blended, they're probably also wearing a dire tracksuit, Reebok Classics, and have their greasy hair stuffed into a stained baseball cap, and just won the pools.
Six years in Scotland, and the only thing that rubbed off on me was the dour attitude. Bugger.
Mine's the one with a copy of the P&J stuffed in the pocket.
Dearie me, there are loads of amazing blends available. Oddly enough, Johnnie Walker is the name on many of those bottles (although I don't think anyone would disagree that Red Label is definitely not one of them).
Even "single malts" are blends of differing ages, strengths and flavours of whisky from the same distillery, with - eek! - added colouring.
Ok, multiple choice time. Complete the following phrase:
"Someone who claims that anyone over 35 drinking blended whisky is probably a tracksuit-wearing, greasy-haired, stained baseball cap and Reebok Classic-wearing pools winner..."
A) ...doesn't drink enough whisky.
B) ...doesn't know that blended whisky != bad whisky
C) ...has swallowed the single malt marketing BS lock stock and barrel.
D) ...is the most insufferable kind of snob - i.e. one who doesn't even know very much about the subject they're being snobbish about.
E) All of the above.
Sorry if that seems a bit harsh, but you weren't exactly being polite about it yourself. It takes a special kind of person to come away from half a decade in one of the most beautiful parts of this island with an attitude like yours and then try to blame it on your erstwhile neighbours.
>>Even "single malts" are blends of differing ages
Usually referred to as Vatting, to differentiate.
>>blended whisky != bad whisky
No, just 99.9999% by volume of it.
>>there are loads of amazing blends available
I would really like a few of your tips here, preferable ones which cost less than a decent single malt.
Only one that I've found that I would drink by choice within a selection including malts: Johnnie Walker Gold Label. The Centenary Blend for preference, with the big splash of Clynelish in it.
Other Johnnie Walker varieties:
Red Label: Perfectly acceptable cooking whisky (ideal for flambe-ing your salmon)
Black Label: Fine if you're one for mixing your whisky with Coke. And adding ice.
Green Label: At that price, might as well go for a single malt
Blue Label: It's all about the brand, not the whisky
Swing: Blue Label turned up to 11. 99% of it gets given as a high status gift and *never opened*.
Don't need the sort of raff riff in the political arena of virtual unreality if it is likely that the Oik will haxor the system then BFG9000 us with one of those IDD cheats.
He should cheat in the same way like what the rest of us do.
Ugh. I appear to have trodden in another Prole. I say, have yours clean this one off mine after it has finished your trousers.
Chin Chin Dahling. Hole time later if you ask nicely.
"Some of the things I twittered before I became a candidate were very, very silly and I can see they are offensive. I have let myself and my friends down and am really sorry."
What he should have said:
"Some of the things I Twittered before I became a candidate were succinct, accurate and to the point. I have no regrets, I stand by my Tweets. If you don't like my opinion, fuckoff."
If he didn't mean what he Twittered he should of kept his mouth shut.
Is not intended to be drunk on its own, much less actually savoured. It is designed as cheap gut-rot to be drowned in an appropriate mixer - i.e. drinks you wouldn't want to waste your half-decent stuff on.
So MacLennan wasn't being controversial when he slagged it off. Red Label is a truly shit whisky, as are all the cheap blends, but this is by design and none of them pretend otherwise. Hell, nearly all the whisky bottled in Scotland is made up of these, so _someone_ must be drinking the stuff. It's the £5,000+ bottles of single malt that should be pointed and laughed at. Anyone who buys into that marketing should have all their money taken off them.
I'm of the opinion he should stick to his guns and maintain his opinion, because not only is it a legitimate view, it is in my opinion a very accurate one.
The three main political parties and their leaders are the same as each other. I don't see why we even bother with this whole farce of an election. The only decent thing that can possibly come of this election is less of gordon's ugly mug on the television every time I turn it on. The lib dems are only slightly different and thats only because they can't possibly expect to win and can therefore afford slightly different views.
Yes, yes I know, if you don't vote it isn't democracy. But if you DO vote and nothing changes, that's not democracy either. As long as politicians are only concerned with keeping their jobs, the will of the people will always be ignored. It could of course be argued that the way politicians keep their jobs is by doing the will of the people, but in actual fact all it does is maintain the need for secrecy and arse-covering all around.
FFS, get over yourselves. He's a snivelling little f**king Labour arsewipe who rightly got punted from getting the opportunity to stand for public office.
Just because the current bunch are useless arseholes doesn't mean we should replace them with another bunch of useless arseholes simply because they don't tow the party line and post their verbal diahorreah on twitter.
I guess he's just learned a valuable lesson though - you can only get away with these things once you actually are an M.P.
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