0. With just days to go before the historic vote on Scottish independence, a famous Scot is finally weighing in on the debate. written … Sept 13, 2014 4:47 PM. None other than Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons took to the airwaves to not only voice his strong support for independence but to also declare his intention to lead the 'New Scotland' onto the world stage. Scottish Independence( also groundskeeper Willie!) First Minister Alex Salmond said he’ll keep the Queen. Watch The Simpsons on Sky1 and Channel 4. Groundskeeper Willie picks his side on the Scottish Independence debate. Email This BlogThis! News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. WORLD'S favourite Scottish cartoon character backs independence in new video Pat Kane recently told Channel 4 News that he thought the direction was now towards “quite a big yes vote” and that he was “really quite excited”. Groundskeeper Willie, Springfield Elementary's Scottish janitor on "The Simpsons," has voiced his support for his homeland's independence in a humorous viral video posted to YouTube last week, just days from the official referendum which could separate the country from the rest of the United Kingdom for good. Your first-stop shop for all Scottish Independence themed Simpsons Memes. Kermit also warned that Miss Piggy was willing to serve as Queen of Scotland if there was a split. 1709 posts Member. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? September 13, 2014 6:27PM. Scotland's referendum: the end of Britain. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Michael Gove spoke of his fondness for Groundskeeper Willie after his behaviour over Brexit was compared to Bart Simpson. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. AYE OR DIE. The most famous Scotsman on television – Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons – follows Kermit the Frog in commenting on Scottish independence. The Simpsons’ Groundskeeper Willie Shares His Thoughts on Scottish Independence. Shaun Cronin. 3 talking about this. The Cabinet Office minister spoke of his fondness for Groundskeeper Willie – only to be told the cartoon character voted for Scottish independence. Michael Gove spoke of his fondness for Groundskeeper Willie after his behaviour over Brexit was compared to Bart Simpson. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. The Cabinet Office minister highlighted the fictional Scottish school janitor during exchanges in the House of Commons – only to be told that Willie declared his support for Scottish independence at the 2014 referendum. Aaron Sankin. Willie's Views On Scottish Independence | Season 26 | THE SIMPSONS Groundskeeper Willie has a few things to say prior to the Sept 18 Scottish elections. Younger Willie. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. poorly made memes for tory hating teens. A safe choice. “That’s not a tattoo, it’s a birthmark,” he roared. By Sharan Shetty. WILLIE, the groundskeeper from The Simpsons, has become the latest celebrity Scot to share his views on the divisive issue of Scottish independence.. … In a video clip, Willie talks about his views on Scottish independence and rips off his shirt to reveal a "birth mark" on his chest that says "aye or die". '. Grounds keeper Willie Views On Scottish Independence - YouTube The Simpsons’ character lends his voice to the Yes campaign But instead the Cabinet Office minister compared himself to Groundskeeper Willie - the fictional Scottish school janitor - only to be told that Willie declared his support for Scottish independence at … “Scotland could have some kind of new, ethical stance and it could take on some fresh ideas. But what if she doesn’t fancy the job? I personally hope it is a NO vote because I go up to Scotland … But for a leader who stands in the grand tradition of William Wallace and Andy Murray, ... Groundskeeper Willie? Not-affiliated with the Simpsons. 680 posts Member. Groundskeeper Willie said: "Both sides of this [independence] argument have valid points, both the freedom-loving heirs of the Highland tradition, and those who enjoy crawling like worms beneath British boots." kritisch, meinungsstark, informativ! Was Donald Trump destined to join the one-term president club? Michael Gove spoke of his fondness for Groundskeeper Willie after his behaviour over Brexit was compared to Bart Simpson. Groundskeeper Willie, who has been a firm favourite on the show since 1991, is known for being almost feral in nature and is immensely proud of his Scottish roots. In a YouTube video, Willie, Springfield’s resident Scotsman, ripped off his shirt to reveal printed on his chest the words: “Aye or Die.”. You’ll remember back in 2018, when the shortbread giant was at the centre of a Union Jackery row after a photo of their biscuits in a red, blue and white branded tin sparked an online storm. to the idea of Scotland remaining in the UK. “And to me, if you can’t survive, then what’s the point of breaking away?”. The most famous Scot in all of cartoons has lent his voice to the Scottish independence debate - and Groundskeeper Willie says "ach nay!" The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Willie, the groundskeeper from The Simpsons, has become the latest celebrity Scot to share his views on the divisive issue of Scottish independence. Groundskeeper Willie Has Come Out In Favour Of Scottish Independence. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The latter’s lead singer. 20 talking about this. Not-affiliated with the Simpsons. Willie, who would be unable to vote in the referendum as he lives in US, pleaded with Scotland to opt for independence, highlighting the country’s vast North Sea oil reserves and flourishing whisky industry as proof of its governmental competence. Groundskeeper Willie on Scottish Independence Posted by footalk at 8:22 PM. They sent Willie in to teach French class.) Living in the United States, Willie will be unable to vote in the referendum but his views are likely to have some sway on voters back home. He later reveals he has "Aye or die!" Scotland Independence Referendum :: 18 September 2014; Joe Egan - Back On The Road; Groundskeeper Willie on Scottish Independence; Frankie Boyle 'Live At The Referendum' Independence for Scotland; Festival City In Motion June (3) May (1) April (1) March (1) February (2) Rock’s counter-argument comes from Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri, who told the Daily Record newspaper: “We don’t have the resources – like oil and gas – we’d need to keep Scotland afloat. Groundskeeper Willie picks his side on the Scottish Independence debate. The Simpsons’ Scotsman has backed the Yes campaign in Thursday’s referendum in a new video, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Video Loading. One celebrity, however, stood out from the rest in throwing his support for Scottish independence. Posted in good faith and for all Scot-o- files. Sunday 14 September 2014 17:59 . THE Simpsons resident Scot, Groundskeeper Willie, has, unsurprisingly, come out in favour the "Yes" vote in the upcoming Scottish … How does Groundskeeper Willie feel about Scottish independence? The most famous Scotsman on television – Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons – follows Kermit the Frog in commenting on Scottish independence. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The Simpsons' cult character Groundskeeper Willie has given his red-blooded support to the cause of Scottish independence even if his ultimate boss, Rupert Murdoch has continued to prevaricate. '. Michael Gove spoke of his fondness for Groundskeeper Willie after his behaviour over Brexit was compared to Bart Simpson. The Simpsons’ Groundskeeper Willie Shares His Thoughts on Scottish Independence. September 13, 2014 6:43PM edited September 2014. Willie is the groundskeeper at Springfield Elementary School and is a stereotypical angry Scotsman with a heavy Scottish accent. William “Willie” MacDougal III – originally from Kirkwall – is the fiery Scottish groundskeeper of Springfield Elementary School in the animated series. submissions welcome. Michael Gove has been compared to Bart Simpson for his refusal to accept responsibility for the "chaos" caused by Brexit. Friday, September 12, 2014. The Cabinet Office minister spoke of his fondness for Groundskeeper Willie – only to be told the cartoon character voted for Scottish independence. Prev 1 2 Next. Brevis45 wrote: Which ever way it goes one way or another Alex Salmond will end up with egg on his face. to the idea of Scotland remaining in the UK. Your first-stop shop for all Scottish Independence themed Simpsons Memes. “I’ve lived in America most of my life, so I’ve seen first-hand how not to run a country,” Willie added. The proud Scot, dressed head to toe in his country’s traditional attire, began the video by framing the independence debate as one between “the freedom-loving heirs of the Highland tradition, and those who enjoy crawling like worms beneath British boots.”, He said: “I am hesitant to throw my support to either side – be it the right one, or the obviously wrong one.”. As well as calling for independence, Willie says he should lead the new country, decrying Alex Salmond as the "safe choice" while he is the better one. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Scottish fans of The Simpsons have told critics to 'lighten up' after the character Groundskeeper Willie was branded a 'stereotype' Jon Rogers 27 Apr 2018, 15:36 Groundskeeper Willie, Springfield Elementary's Scottish janitor on "The Simpsons," has voiced his support for his homeland's independence in a humorous viral video posted to YouTube last week, just days from the official referendum which could separate the country from the rest of the United Kingdom for good. Following Kermit’s comments, Channel 4 News contacted Willie from The Simpsons to see what he had to say. Mike Myers, who voiced Shrek, said: “Shrek wants what the will of the Scottish people want.”, The Liverpool-born actor added: “I love Scotland; I hope they remain part of Britain.”. Typically, however, Willie remained cagey about the topic. Legendary singer Annie Lennox is one of the artists backing The National Collective – a cultural organisation supporting independence. The character has a heavy Scottish accent and is immensely proud of his roots. Groundskeeper Willie declares support for Scottish independence, The famous for and against Scottish independence, David Attenborough signs open letter against Scottish independence, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. by Flo Perry. BuzzFeed Staff, UK. That could be amazing, really amazing.”, Other backers include the Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, Mogwai, indie rockers the View, and Scottish 80s icons Deacon Blue and Hue and Cry. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. In September 2014, Groundskeeper Willie featured in an official video in which he endorsed a vote for Scottish independence in an upcoming Scottish referendum, and put himself forward to lead a potentially independent Scotland while standing in front of the St. Andrew's Cross with a tattoo on his chest that read: 'Aye or Die! 0 comments. Willie, the groundskeeper from The Simpsons, has become the latest celebrity Scot to share his views on the divisive issue of Scottish independence. Groundskeeper Willie does not sit on the fence. First we had Groundskeeper Willie coming out in favour of independence, and now it looks as if they’ve possibly taken a swipe at Walker’s infamous Union flag tin. Aye or die. No comments: Post a Comment . Video Unavailable . The most famous Scot in all of cartoons has lent his voice to the Scottish independence debate - and Groundskeeper Willie says "ach nay!" Picture above: The Simpsons © 2013-2014 Fox and it related entities. Willie is the latest famous Scot to speak out about the referendum on 18 September. er. Aye or die! 3 talking about this. Groundskeeper Willie said: "Both sides of this [independence] argument have valid points, both the freedom-loving heirs of the Highland tradition, and those who enjoy crawling like worms beneath British boots." 19:25, 13 SEP 2014; Updated 18:06, 10 FEB 2015; News. The Cabinet Office minister highlighted the fictional Scottish school janitor during exchanges in the House of Commons – only to be told that Willie declared his support for Scottish independence at the 2014 referendum. He worked in the same amount of years as Principal Skinner. Please feel free to comment. A collection of facts about Scotland that you may or may not be aware of. Listen up, people of Scotland: Groundskeeper Willie has some political advice for you. It comes after Kermit the Frog of the Muppets weighed into the debate and urged Scots to vote No in the referendum. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Not-affiliated with the Simpsons. Mar 1, 2020, 9:35 pm* Streaming . The video will start in 8 Cancel. First we had Groundskeeper Willie coming out in favour of independence, and now it looks as if they’ve possibly taken a swipe at Walker’s infamous Union flag tin. But instead the Cabinet Office minister compared himself to Groundskeeper Willie - the fictional Scottish school janitor - only to be told that Willie declared his support for Scottish independence at the 2014 referendum. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? “Willie won’t back down to world leaders, because I haven’t a clue who they are and I’m not willing to learn.”, Shrek, the other famous animated Scot, backed the union earlier this summer. He was originally hired at Springfield Elementary as "Swim Teacher Willie." 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