... AND SOME THOUGHTS ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID
A former aide to Labour's Scottish branch deputy leader has announced that she will be voting Yes in the independence referendum.
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Anum Qaisar said UK Labour had turned "toxic" and abandoned its values in order to win power at Westminster, and that their plans for further powers for Scotland were uninspired and inadequate.
She worked in Anas Sarwar's office in his Glasgow Central constituency as an intern for nine months between 2011 and 2012.
In February, she was reported as saying she would be voting No because countries should be building bridges and not borders. However, Yes Scotland announced yesterday that the Glasgow University law student had said she had changed her mind.
She had originally been attracted to Labour by their vision of a social justice and equality. However, with time she had seen that these values had been abandoned for the goal of electoral gain in Westminster.
Like many other Labour voters she had come to the conclusion that the only way to revive the party was to remove it from the malign influence of London. She claimed "extreme" right-wing policies would be forced on Scots by Westminster regardless of who was in power after the 2015 election.
A Scottish Labour spokesman said: "We respect everyone's view in this debate but we know that the vast majority of our supporters agree with Barack Obama that we are better together as part of the UK." Jeez. It didn't take them long to latch on to that little beauty.
Interestingly, as an aside, it seems that Downing Street actually asked the BBC to ask Mr Obama that question, and Mr Obama to make the statement he did.
Within the period of the referendum for the BBC to undertake to do this is, of course, against the law, but that doesn’t matter to the BBC who have constantly given us their one-sided approach and have only charged us £145 a year for lying to us. Incidentally, the BBC seemed not to have reported that Obama also said that he wanted the UK to stay in the EU… Wonder why.
Craig Murray, who knows a thing or two about international shenanigans, having been on the receiving end of them as a high ranking diplomat with the British Foreign office, has looked at Obama’s statement and has concluded that if, as the President says, the US has a “deep interest” in Scotland remaining in the UK, we can expect hidden interference.
Lord knows what he means by that. But we are certainly up against it.
And can you imagine what Cameron has had to promise him for this service?
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Anyway, back to Labour’s Scottish branch deputy leader, he of the truth team that tells only lies. It seems that the poor wee soul's been pushed out of the way as no less a personage than JoLo herself takes the helm at the Labour Party’s life raft for Scottish dependence, with Gordon Big Clunking Fist Brown and seller of books, as her first mate. This leaves Sarwar to organise the windowless bus!
Now Anas isn't up to much, but, for heaven’s sake, surely the hapless, stumbling, stuttering, blethering, fish wife Lamont doesn’t think that she is any better.