What you’ve read online
Margaret Ferrier MP’s reaction to the Queen’s Speech caused debate on our social media sites this week.
Ms Ferrier said the speech was “out of touch”.
Here’s what you had to say:
“There’s a surprise! She is snp, not that long ago they did there best to smash the union” - Davy Robertson Oneil (via Facebook)
“A state-sponsored billionaire delivers her ministers’ plans for austerity measures that will impact the weakest in her realm... Immoral.” - Murray A. Nix (via Facebook)
“She’s not telling any lies though is she? I honestly think the Queen of England along with her government really are quite delusional if you ask me. You only have to ask her the cost of her crown and other jewellery which could build a new housing scheme; hospital or school! A real eye opener.” - Chris Ford (via Facebook)
“Your headline of course is misleading. She knows the Queen is only speaking the words of the Tory government and we did not expect anything different from them. And she is correct in that the Tories have no mandate to run Scotland. But I think they will get the double lock on the EU referndum because that will suit the Tory Government, Labour and the Lib Dem who want to stay in the EU and they know there is a good chance Scotland will vote to stay in, after all it is the reason Mr Cameron wanted to keep Scotland in the Union.” - Elaine Nicol (via Facebook) Ms Ferrier’s support for the wind turbine protestors in Halfway was also picked up on:
“Doesn’t the SNP support renewables? What’s wrong with community raising some cash for local services?” - Hilary Paton (via Twitter)
“Location is v bad, directly behind homes in last stretch of undeveloped green belt land in area” - Shona (via Twitter) Not everyone was happy that McDonalds had taken another step towards opening their Rutherglen restaurant:
“Great. More unhealthy eating options. That’s just what Rutherglen needs...” - Murray A. Nix (via Facebook) Finally, there were some nice words after we reprinted an interview with Colin Jackson following his death at the weekend:
“I met Colin Jackson at a book signing, a true gentleman” - David Stewart (via Twitter)
“Lovely reprint of an interview with Colin.” - Maxie (via Twitter)
Go to www.facebook.com/ RutherglenReformer or www. twitter.com/RuglenReformer and get involved in the debate. Our top five stories online last week were:
1. Man hospitalised after blaze
2. McDonald’s latest
3. Wedding gift plea
4. Turning the Hydro purple
5. Queen’s speech “out of touch” I think we will get a draw but still qualify. It’ll be a wee score draw.
I think they will win. We have improved big time under Strachan. John Barry (50).
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