"I doubt there were 100 party members at today's demo.
"That's what New Labour have done to our party. To those who cling to better together and the don't rock the boat brigade I'm calling ye out. Where were you today? Supportin CND is a pillar of what we believe in. I was proud to be marching under the lab4indy banner. But I was deeply embarrassed that it was the ONLY labour party banner there.
"The shame isnae mine, it's yours.
"Make yer mind up comrades. Whit kinda labour party dae ye want tae be in? One that supports keepin WMDs in the Clyde? A party that canny commit tae repealing the bedroom tax but agrees tae spending £100 BILLION buying MORE nuclear missiles?
"Is THAT why we joined the party! Miliband n Lamont don't speak for me. It's time ye grew pair and telt them they don't speak for you either."
Labour for Independence.
****I noticed that the MoD has made contingency plans for Trident when Scotland votes Yes in September 2014.
This U-turn made a quiet apprearance, the UK government having originally flounced off in the huff saying that if Scotland wouldn't house the WMDs then they just wouldn't be able to have them at all, and everyone in the UK would be left vulnerable to nuclear attack and it was all Alex Salmond's fault, and that, no, they couldn't have them in Portsmouth because it was too close to a large centre of population...like Faslane isn't!!
But, speaking in the House of Commons, the Defence Secretary, who is so unremarkable that his name escapes me, but you know him, pointy nosed, sharp featured, shift looking blokey with his money tied up in tax havens, has said that despite there being “no need for an immediately deliverable contingency plan” due to the negotiations that would take place following a Yes vote, “the House will, however, be aware that the MoD plans for a huge range of contingencies. For reasons of national security (or becasue wehaven't got a clue, or erm whatever,), we do not comment publicly on plans relating to the nuclear deterrent (and in any case it's none of your damned business pleb.).”
So, I guess they will put them in Wales.
****I was, like most people, appalled to hear the news of the bomb blasts in Boston yesterday at the end of the marathon. Whomsoever carried out this attack was callous beyond belief. One of the 3 dead was an 8 year old boy who had come to watch his dad cross the finishing line. What kind of people do that?
I was equally appalled to hear about the 55 people who were killed in bomb blasts in Iraq yesterday, although the BBC wouldn't have bothered to let me know if I hadn't listened very carefully, despite the fact that we (the Alliance of Britain and America) are the people who are responsible for letting the terrorists into Iraq.