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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 AvatarPaul Barker 30th Mar - 2:33pm
    We should remember that there are small numbers of powerful people in The Media & in other Parties who do care about what we do,...
  • User AvatarJohnny McDermott 30th Mar - 2:32pm
    It sounds a lot like you think we should lie low for a year, Paul Barker? I get the logic, slow build - but that...
  • User AvatarPaul Barker 30th Mar - 2:25pm
    @Glenn The water inquestion is not just poisonous but likely to give you burns if you touch it. That hasnt stopped idiots swimming in it...
  • User AvatarMary Reid 30th Mar - 2:24pm
    @John Marriott - thanks, and I did see it. I haven't been out of the house at all for 2 weeks now, and I'm beginning...
  • User AvatarBarry Lofty 30th Mar - 2:18pm
    Hear Hear Phil Wainewright do we really need all this controversy during this present crisis?
  • User AvatarGlenn 30th Mar - 2:14pm
    Also have you noticed that we're already getting the one rule for thee and another rule me thing. Prince Charles, who has every advantage of...