Scotland’s largest metropolis by inhabitants has made it onto the shortlist of seven UK cities that might host the Eurovision Music Contest in Might 2023 – and can be up in opposition to Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. London and Belfast have been surprisingly snubbed after 20 cities expressed curiosity within the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Britain is internet hosting Eurovision instead of war-torn Ukraine after British singer Sam Ryder completed second on this 12 months’s competitors.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wasted little time in celebrating the excellent news for Scotland doubtlessly internet hosting Eurovision, tweeting: “It needs to be Glasgow!” She accompanied this with a celebration hat emoji.
However her tweet sparked an indignant backlash, lots of which appeared against her relentless pursuit of Scottish independence.
Twitter person “Simon (spud) Wynn” (@simonspudwynn) fumed, “So you’ll be able to fill the world with EU flag-waving Remoans and switch it right into a political occasion? No thanks.”
Martin Minshall (@martinminshall) fumed: “They do not even need Glasgow to be a part of the UK! Such hypocrisy!”
Colleague on Twitter “Graeme Macdonald” (@Squirrelsings) wrote: Why? Exterior view of the Indy prism.
“Does the chief of a nationalist authorities who has promised a referendum in 2023 need a celebration of all issues British?
“From the opposite aspect: They are going to do all of it by the SNP, and it ought to be Britain and Ukraine.”
Bob Dryden (@bobbyd424) commented, “What number of selfies may you’re taking there? What an opportunity for you.”
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A number of different folks mentioned the Scottish Authorities ought to cease “losing” cash on internet hosting Eurovision and give attention to extra speedy points at residence, corresponding to the price of residing disaster.
“Ken McKirdy” (@kenmckirdy) mentioned: “Sorry, I do not need Glasgow taxpayers’ cash to be wasted on this slag when native folks cannot afford to warmth their properties and/or feed their households. “
His Twitter person Scott Knight (@scottknight12) additionally commented, “Possibly if we get it you assume we will empty the bins and get the streets cleaned?”
In an effort to maintain the Eurovision Music Contest, the host metropolis should show that it has all the required amenities corresponding to transport, lodging and worldwide connections at airports – and in addition undergo a tendering course of.
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The venue should additionally be capable to seat round 10,000 folks, be simply accessible from a world airport and have adequate resort lodging for not less than 2,000 delegates, journalists and spectators.
Final month Glasgow Metropolis Council declared the town’s bid the “most secure of protected fingers” after internet hosting the COP26 local weather change convention of world leaders in November 2021.
A Council spokesman mentioned: “Because it grew to become doable for Britain to host on behalf of Ukraine, we now have been working arduous on our bid.
“We all know we meet all of the technical necessities and we all know Glasgowers are eager to welcome the world with open arms.
A last choice on which metropolis can be named to host Eurovision 2023 is predicted within the autumn.