/ You've Been Trumped
It's been shown in Scotland before (though I seem to have missed it) but this is UK-wide. Apparently Mr T isn't too happy about it. There's a couple of articles about it on the Guardian web site today, including one by Bill Forsyth (of Local Hero fame):
The Scottish Government's willingness to kow-tow to Trump over this issue, against the wishes of both the local authority and local residents, and overriding the protection of an SSSI, left me with serious concerns about the integrity of Alex Salmond.
I watched this last night, gobsmacked.
If all that is true, then Alex Salmond should resign, along with all the other people responsible for allowing Trump to bully and intimidate the locals, and to ignore the law.
i was shocked too, disgusting but believable behaviour by a global tycoon.
How awful for the local people.
What everyone's said. But if the media haven't taken an interest up to now, I have the feeling they are not going to.
I'm disgusted by the treatment of the residents.
The least you can do if you feel equally outraged is share the article on facebook. The first one is more cogent.
If ever there was a case of "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely", this is it.
What got me was his blatant arrogance is his objecting to an offshore windfarm there because that too would spoil the view!!!
> I watched this last night, gobsmacked.
> If all that is true, then Alex Salmond should resign,
Wee Eck will not resign, his ego won't allow it.
> The Scottish Government's willingness to kow-tow to Trump over this issue, against the wishes of both the local authority and local residents, and overriding the protection of an SSSI, left me with serious concerns about the integrity of Alex Salmond.
I never had any doubts about the integrity of Alex Salmond.
His unimpeachable integrity is my only real objection to Scottish independence.
Apparently, he's also got a really tiny cock too.
Oh I don't know, he could have done a Michael Jackson...
Instead I guess he's decided to share his misery with the rest of the world.
But seriously.. I saw a few minutes of the programme last night and thought it may have been a bit one sided. As far as I'm aware there are plenty of people in the area who are in favour of the golf course. Were any of these people interviewd in the programme?
Re the behaviour of the Fat Controller, hardly surprising that a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing brown noses the rich and powerful.
On BBC iPlayer here:
People may also be interested in this report produced by Andy Wightman in May 2011:
He really is an odious scumbag, isn't he? IMHO, of course...
He really is an odious scumbag, isn't he? IMHO, of course...
Thanks for the link and thanks Doug as well for the links, my blood is boiling. I'm shocked that politicians, the local papers AND the police seem to be in this man's pocket.
Let's hope the wind turbines get built and the sand dunes shift to cover his golf course.
I think their quick fling is truly on the ropes:
I think you are slightly over dramatising but I agree with what you say. The only reason I say that is that I don't think what happened with Trump can be applied to all other developments, thankfully! I haven't been able to watch the programme yet as I don't have the internet at home until next week but will do so then.
Required viewing on i-player. Not at all good for the blood pressure. Only the resisting locals and their supporters come out of this one in decent shape.
Salmond? Has he uttered anything on the subject at all?
> Thanks for the link and thanks Doug as well for the links, my blood is boiling. I'm shocked that politicians, the local papers AND the police seem to be in this man's pocket.
> Let's hope the wind turbines get built and the sand dunes shift to cover his golf course.
Salmond is a tw*t in my opinion, and so too is Trump, however, that is no need to build turbines just to make Salmond happy, and annoy Trump , as that will cost me (and you) more money on our fuel bills,hamper our industry with higher fuel bills making them less competitive, just to line the pockets of rich foreigners with over generous subsidies.
If they want to build turbines at their own cost, and then try get their pay back off the electricity they sell on a OPEN (and not a fixed market place) then that is another issue.
But of course no one would buy the electricity at the cost they would have to charge (the true cost) and of course they would not be able to provide it at the times their customers want it and they would go bust.
Rant over. (its been a stressful day)
I do agree he's a massive bell end though, and £120 a round on local resident discount is a bit steep, although there is no shortage of people playing it, I've met loads of folk who've played one or more round who love the course. I'd hack it up with a 9 iron, that's more to do with my terrible technique than any out right desire to smash the course.
The whole Trump vs Salmond stinks to high heaven, Trump manages to get his new course in the international press and No. 8 in the world because of wind turbines in the North East of Scotland, a part of the world very few people really hear much about. Salmond gets his name in the same press, saviour of green energy, plays the David Vs Goliath card. It reminds me of the Random house v Random house court case, that apparently served no purpose except to put two books at the top of the fiction and factual charts worldwide. I genuinely think Salmond and Trump have used the whole thing to up their media stock.
Trump's behaviour is disgusting and terrifying in equal measure. That such a campaign of harrassment, intimidation and general 'seige warfare' can be launched against a UK community in the 21st century is appalling.
Where once the attacker used knights and soldiers, they now use the police and politicians. The levers that launched the trebuchet have been replaced with the levers of financial power.
Alan Taylor in the Herald
WHAT an odious fellow is Donald Chump. I refer to the documentary, You've Been Slumped, in which the great frump was seen swilling across Aberdeenshire like a hog in search of a dump. That he has ruined a gorgeous site of special scientific interest goes without saying. That this was done simply to build a couple of duff golf courses requires a suspension of disbelief beyond anything Shakespeare ever imagined. The man blights everything he touches.
What is truly galling and appalling, however, is the craven manner in which those and such as those have bowed before him, be they my old chum, Alexei Salmonella, the dunderheids in Aberdeen Council, Grampian cops, and my own alma mater, Robert Gordon's University, which gave the almighty Heffalump an honorary degree for god knows what.
What was wonderful about the film, however, was the dignity and politeness of its makers and the quiet, rueful and philosophical response of those immediately affected by the building of this humungous carbuncle, namely the residents of the Menie Estate who, despite being harassed and bullied and abused, continued to stick up for their rights. Good on them!
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