Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Joining the unbanned but rejoining the unwilling

Well well, the things you learn when you least expect to! It would appear that I am not banned from sitting in the House of Commons because I am ordained as I had first thought. (see here). When the changes were made in 2001, (see here) it was explained to me that I could stand as a clergyman but if I were elected I would have to demit my status.

On closer checking after being asked if I would put myself forward as a candidate to replace Gavin Strang, I discover that that's not the case and the 2001 act removing disqualification went all the way.

However, does it change my view about putting myself forward? No. I have said I won't stand and so I shall stick to that.I felt no sense of disappointment when I said I "couldn't" stand for reasons that appeared out of my control and so I read that as me knowing intuitively that whatever is ahead of me politically, that's a journey I should take in Scotland.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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