‘The peo­ple have spo­ken’

The Galloway News - - GALLOW Y VIEW - David Broatch South Lodge Auchen­cairn

Sir – The never end­ing saga of Brexit has re­sulted in all sides voic­ing their own def­i­ni­tion of democ­racy, while closer to home the SNP can­di­date for the Dee and Glenkens coun­cil seat Mr Glen Mur­ray has been strug­gling to come to terms with its painful re­al­i­ties fol­low­ing his re­cent elec­tion de­feat.

How­ever you jug­gle the fig­ures, it was a pretty com­pre­hen­sive win for Pauline Drysdale.

De­spite this, Mr Mur­ray calls those who voted for her guilty of “bizarre” and “deeply dis­turb­ing be­hav­iour”.

In­sult­ing the vot­ers does not seem a good move if you wish to stand again, so per­haps in­stead he should re­flect on why what he and/or the SNP had to of­fer was re­jected by the ma­jor­ity of those who voted.

I’m sure that los­ing an elec­tion is painful, but in the words of Mark Twain, “The Peo­ple Have Spo­ken - The B******s!” so suck it up and ac­cept the demo­cratic re­sult.

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