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    This is kind of my point; a failed marriage can and does happen to anyone, it is like living in some sort of weird dystopian alternative reality that this has become a reason for a politician to be held in contempt And I dont think the public really give two hoots about things like that, or getting confused about motor insurance admin, they just get fed it by a media that has no moral compass, certainly no right to take the moral high ground. We're living in a world where the elected POTUS is a proud sexual predator and self evident racist FFS, where the British media collude with morally bankrupt policemen and aren't held to account, and hack dead kids phones. These are the things that matter.
    What is a moral compass and who makes them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hibs0666 View Post
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    What is a moral compass and who makes them?
    The Cambridge Dictionary says-


    a natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave:

    Some people believe that the increase in crime shows that society is losing its moral compass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hibs0666 View Post
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    What is a moral compass and who makes them?
    They are things with a pointy bit and pencil for drawing curves and circles and Helix is a popular make for people who are at school.

    I would have thought you were familiar with them.

    When you leave school you can graduate to better ones such as Rotring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beensaidbefore View Post
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    It's amazing how many perfect people who have never made a mistake in their lives are on hibs.net these days. Or could it be that this is a perfect opportunity for petty anti-snp point scoring... Hmmm let me see.

    My thoughts exactly.

    Life gets very complicated at times.

    And we sometimes forget things.

    Even important things, like motor insurance.

    And people in the public eye are easy targets for the Pharisees and the 'unco guid'.

    I'm hearing there's a scarcity of metal polish in certain parts of town these days. Must be from all the polishing of halos.

    (Or haloes?)


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    The 'I'm not a transport expert' statement is what has made all of the rest of his problems so magnified. Everything after that then gets permission to be a feeding frenzy and he has nobody to blame but himself for that.The insurance thing seems to me an unfortunate but frankly relatively minor detail. To be honest I thought Derek Mackay's 'budget' was considerably more of an embarrassment than the Transport Minister's clearly genuinely accidental and, in my opinion, entirely forgiveable insurance gaffe.

    His biggest problems are twofold - firstly that this is a serious Ministerial brief that (unlike a lot of others) can make or break the most assiduous and applied of Ministers, and I'm not convinced by how assiduous and applied he may have been. Secondly there is quite a bit of winter still to go and he's at the mercy of whatever weather we get.

    I quite like him in personal terms but I don't think his fast - and relatively easy - rise has done him any favours in preparing him for a gig that you cannot bluff your way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Day Soon View Post
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    The 'I'm not a transport expert' statement is what has made all of the rest of his problems so magnified. Everything after that then gets permission to be a feeding frenzy and he has nobody to blame but himself for that.The insurance thing seems to me an unfortunate but frankly relatively minor detail. To be honest I thought Derek Mackay's 'budget' was considerably more of an embarrassment than the Transport Minister's clearly genuinely accidental and, in my opinion, entirely forgiveable insurance gaffe.

    His biggest problems are twofold - firstly that this is a serious Ministerial brief that (unlike a lot of others) can make or break the most assiduous and applied of Ministers, and I'm not convinced by how assiduous and applied he may have been. Secondly there is quite a bit of winter still to go and he's at the mercy of whatever weather we get.

    I quite like him in personal terms but I don't think his fast - and relatively easy - rise has done him any favours in preparing him for a gig that you cannot bluff your way through.

    Very good and balanced post

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