Interesting statement from the STUC today:
|Botox Dave and his Baby Face|
"Responding to the speech, and referendum question and answer session from Johann Lamont MSP at STUC Congress today, Grahame Smith Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:
“Overall Johann Lamont gave a strong and confident performance, showing that she has a close understanding of the priorities of Scottish trade unions. Particularly welcome was her announcement of a Workers’ Charter and pledge to continue to press for improvements in the Procurement Reform Bill to strengthen provisions on Blacklisting and Zero Hours contracts and to deliver a Living Wage.
“However, it was notable that her answers to referendum questions on reserved Westminster policy such as Trident, employment rights public spending cuts and Labour’s support for the Coalition’s Benefit Cap, appeared insufficient to convinced our delegates that the current policies of the UK Labour Party will be sufficient to achieve our social justice ambitions for Scotland should there be a no vote in the referendum.
“Johann’s expressed preference for a separate Scottish currency under independence was interesting. While a separate currency may offer considerable economic freedom longer term it would inevitably mean a period of austerity at least as severe as that currently being pursued by the Coalition.”
It isn't quite the ringing endorsement a Labour leader could have hoped to expect from the Trades Unions, is it? The illustration is mine!
|One of them is the prime minister of this sceptred isle, this England.|
The man who sees it as his job to sting the poor, found himself on the receiving end of the equation yesterday. Despite advice that it was dangerous to swim, Cameron decided that he was superior to jellyfish, and found out once again, that he was wrong.
The prime minister is one of those people who is lucky enough to be able to afford a holiday and is currently enjoying his break at a luxury resort on Lanzarote. Unfortunately he returns to England this weekend.
Apparently there were many volunteers keen to apply first aid to the Eton Boy. At first this may seem surprising, given his popularity, however it should be remembered that the best cure for jelly fish sting is fresh urine.
|We can't lose now!|
More importantly, the jellyfish was reported to be suffering from shock at having come into contact with something slimy, poisonous and vacuous, but he appears to have suffered no long term damage.
|Although, maybe he's only having a permanent...|
Has anyone seen this man? Last seen in Scotland with a fat bloke wearing strange clothing and talking agitatedly about aliens and cataclysms.
If you do see him, best thing is to ignore him.
|Sir George (they're all laughing at me) Robertson (redacted for safety reasons)|
He'll soon go away. He's a UK minister, and they never hang around for long in North Britain. As soon as the film is completed, he'll be back to his comfy padded cell at eh MoD.
|Coming soon to a picture house near you|