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Carmichael and Crockart rock at the Ice Bucket Challenge

Two very different but very funny takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon from the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West.

Mindful of some concerns of wasting water, Alistair Carmichael did his with iced sea water from the beautiful Tingwall Pier near his Orkney home. He started with a  thinly veiled threat of terrible revenge on those who nominated him and then:

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Nicola Sturgeon challenges Nick Clegg to do the Ice Bucket Challenge

ice bucket challenge photo by University of Central ArkansasWe can’t look at our social media at the moment without coming across an avalanche of videos of our own friends or celebrities doing the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and raise money for its charities across the world.

I have to say that I have actually refused to do the challenge. I am too much of a free spirit, I suppose. I don’t think I have the right to tell someone which charity to donate to or publicise, nor do I like being so told myself. This doesn’t make me a wimp (although I do not deny that I am about most things), or lacking in a sense of humour or heartless. I just don’t like the peer pressure element of it and I think it’s ok to say that you’re not going to conform. I felt particularly strongly about this after seeing one person say in their video that if those nominated didn’t do it, they didn’t care  and were basically evil.

I also have a bit of a worry about so much water being wasted. In so much of the world it’s such a precious commodity. I wonder what people in parts of the world where it is so scarce think of the waste.

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  • User AvatarChristine Walters 15th Aug - 1:56pm
    Just a short comment. At the next election, please do not allow the leader of the Lib Dems to claim they can be the next...
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    @ n hunter "IT IS TIME THE PARTY SHOUTED LOAD AND CLEAR ON OUR ACHIEVEMENTS ON ALL MEDIA" ...... Is this a Lib Dem version...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 15th Aug - 11:57am
    Three questions.... 1. Is the fact that Kirsty Williams is the only Lib Dem member of a Labour Cabinet of any significance ? 2. Where...
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    @ Michael BG Caution in using Wikipedia as a reliable historical source. It's true money was donated to the UDC from some Quakers e.g. the...
  • User Avatarrichard underhill. 15th Aug - 11:46am
    The oldest veteran at the event is 100. Prince Charles has a habit of reaching out to touch people and needs to withdraw his arm...
  • User Avatartim rogers 15th Aug - 11:38am
    Well done Kirsty Williams-its good to see a stand being taken by someone in our party.