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"You've Been Trumped" Scotlands modern day clearance!

janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 12:19AM
Did anyone see this programme tonight? I was completely shocked at the horrendous treatment of the fantastically heroic residents of the Menie estate by Donald Trump. Their dignity was in complete contrast to Trumps vile diatribe. The saddest part was the complete annihilation of such a beautiful part of the Aberdeenshire countryside and coastline. The Scottish parliament should hang their heads in deep shame that they allowed this to happen to such an environmentally important part of their country.

If you missed this programme then please try to see it. It makes for some very uncomfortable viewing but is hugely important that we are able to know exactly what people like him are up to and how they go about it.

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vetcameraman 13 145 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 1:04AM
Our local environmental sustainability group managed to get the local cinema to show it a few weeks ago as it was on release. I'm glad it made it to broadcast television as well. I think it needs to get onto primetime on BBC1 to a much wider audience.

Certainly puts a certain perspective on many things from Donald Trump through Scottish 'Politics' and Power structures to Police behaviour in a 'Democratic' society.

I wonder how Piers Morgan would explain the actions of his 'mate'.
RayBeck Plus
12 33 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 8:50AM
I really couldn't believe it was all real but I am afraid it is. I am English and supposedly we and the Scots are on different sides but this is far from the truth and my heart really bled for the brave people whose homes have been devastated. If ever there should be a Government enquiry into an environmental issue it should be this one. How on earth did Trump get permission?

One final point. If the Scots vote for independence then so be it. They have the right to decide but I really hope they don't end up with an even more powerful SNP Government who appear to have let this tragedy happen.
scottishphototours 14 2.6k 2
22 Oct 2012 9:19AM
Scots independence is one man's lifetime dream, not the desire of Scots in general.

It's interesting to note that while Mr Salmond was out of the SNP limelight, there were no similar demands from Swinney or Surgeon. I also note that most Scots couldnt't name another 3 SNP cabinet ministers.

This program highlighted Salmond's danger. He is power crazy....
janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 9:44AM

Quote:This program highlighted Salmond's danger. He is power crazy....

Couldn't agree more. The local councils views were completely completely sidelined so Salmond could jump into bed with Trump and all his money. I love Scotland and can completely understand why the Scots are so proud of their beautiful country and am horrified that he allowed such utter devastation to happen.

The attitude of those wonderful residents however, was inspiring. They did not shout, they weren't abusive but they stood their ground and managed to keep their homes despite that bloated, disgusting American's bullying tactics. I only wish I had known more about this before. I can't do much but at least show my support to the community.

This makes interesting reading
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 9:47AM

Quote:Scots independence is one man's lifetime dream, not the desire of Scots in general.

Spot on, he's looking for power and I strongly believe the majority of Scottish people do not want to break away. Mr. Salmond also want's the British Government to wipe off all Scottish debt, running into billions of pounds and for the Scots to have the oil revenue! The man is deluded if he thinks the Government will let the SNP get away with that.

Gaucho 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 10:18AM
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
22 Oct 2012 10:18AM
The common denominator in all things is "Money" always has been and always will be...........it's a sad reflection on life today............money talks, probably chattering away in brown envelopes as we speak...........GrinGrinGrinGrin
scottishphototours 14 2.6k 2
22 Oct 2012 11:13AM
The fact that the planning application was rejected by Aberdeen council then called in by the Scottish Government is really bad. Salmond knew this development was in his constituency and was interviewed on the BBC before the final vote, saying that he hoped the council "would do the right thing for Scotland". Clearly when they never, he thought he could..

As a supposed "man of the people" our great orator has really blotted his copybook here. He's even hacked off Trump by allowing an offshore windfarm to be built off the coast of the development.

His countrymen should see him for what he is - self-centred, power crazy and unstable.
janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 11:16AM

Quote:His countrymen should see him for what he is - self-centred, power crazy and unstable.

Very much like Trump then.
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
22 Oct 2012 4:55PM

Quote:His countrymen should see him for what he is - self-centred, power crazy and unstable.

Very much like Trump then.

Which is why they were best mates until the wind turbine issue occurred.

Trump really doesn't get the irony of his complaints about "spoiling the view" of his few mates when they play a round on his exclusive course and "spoiling the view" (& environment) of the residents of Menie.
Also, the guy really has no historic connection with Aberdeenshire; his ancestors came from the Western Isles.
22 Oct 2012 10:38PM
proposed windfarm is poetic, especially after watching how he piled earth up to block residents views.

"Does anyone have a mirror"... does he ever look in one, properly??!
Snapper Plus
13 4.3k 3 United States Outlying Islands
22 Oct 2012 11:48PM
It's on again at 1220am (ie very soon!) so I've set the recorder and will watch it tomorrow.
jimthistle73 14 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 1:15AM
I've been a member of 'Tripping Up Trump' for many years - as soon as I became aware of what was going on at my favourite beach, I joined up and petitioned. That film makes me shake with impotent rage - the brash arrogance of the man is despicable. Abhorrent.

A good part of my later childhood was spent on Sunday walks there, and as a student, we enjoyed whole days throwing sticks up the dunes for the dogs. Just a beautiful and wild place, ripped apart Sad

I said it on Facebook, and I'll say it again - if I ever meet him, I'll wipe a bogey on his jacket.
monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
23 Oct 2012 6:06AM
As an ex police officer and someone some on here thinks is a police fan boy, I am appalled at the actions of the police in the documentary, acting no better than jack-booted private security representatives of Mr Trump .. And the dereliction of duty from the SNP to their voters when tempted by a few dollars waved around by a vile, bullying, lying, greedy, obscene, pig of an embarrassment of humanity in the name of Donald Trump ... I was shocked at the treatment of the good people of the area and hope Mr Trump's empire disintegrates as fast as he removed the sand dunes on the beautiful Scottish coast. Sometimes development can't be measured in jobs and profit but in humanity and ecological expense.

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