Wednesday, 3 September 2014

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY

MR JIM MURPHY AND THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS
  • Session: 1995-96
  • Date tabled: 12.06.1996
  • Primary sponsor: Livingstone, Ken
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That this House condemns the intolerant and dictatorial behaviour of the President of the National Union of Students, Mr Jim Murphy, who has unconstitutionally suspended NUS Vice President, Clive Lewis, because he took part, in a personal capacity, in an open debate at Queen Mary and Westfield College on the issues raised by the Campaign for Free Education; further notes that along with President Elect, Douglas Trainer, both men have warned NUS Executive member, Rose Woods, that if she attends the Scottish launch of the Campaign for Free Education she too will be suspended from the NUS Executive; reminds Mr Murphy and Mr Trainer that freedom of speech is a right in the United Kingdom, that they have no power to overturn the results of elections that went against their preferred candidates and that, whilst these methods are a common practice in dictatorships around the world, they are not acceptable behaviour from someone such as Mr Murphy who is putting himself forward as suitable for election to the House of Commons.
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Interestingly Alex Salmond, MP for Banff and Buchan wanted to add "as a Labour MP" to the end of the motion and proposed an amendment to that effect.
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Bravo.
Seems like an evil little bucket of manure, doesn't he?
Think that Eton Dave must be putty in his hands.
So, no wonder Patrick looked like this when daft wee Ruthie
started burbling on about Putin invading Scotland and then talked
bullshit about the size of the British Forces.
They may be buying hundreds of armoured cars, but they don't have any drivers.
Almost as daft as building aircraft carriers when you don't have any aircraft
and who'd do anything that bloody daft...?
You gotta give the Brits credit. They are consistent.
They will keep on starving the lower orders until there are only
 just enough to serve champagne and canapés to their betters.
Don't know where they are going to be working.
There are no oil fields left.
Dave... yer patter's boufie mate.
We stopped believing a word you said 5 years ago
Ahhh, the British establishment.
As ever unaware of the situation outside of a few
select gentlemen's clubs in Pall Mall.
The Libations made it to the charts
But it seems that both they and the Proclaimers may be having problems
getting airplay. I wonder why.
So we have to do it ourselves. The BBC establishment will
 probably play Vera Lynn's White Cliffs of Dover.
If you know someone who doesn't have
Caledonia or Cap in Hand, persuade them to buy them.
It's not expensive and it will make a difference.
Remember the Proclaimers donated to the YES campaign and the
Libations to food banks.

18 comments:

  1. Can we have a post independence tattoo/glyph competition for YES voter patriots?

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    1. You know, it's something I've never really thought about, despite everyone getting them, but I might just do that...

      I'm just not very imaginative. But the YES symbol has been such a part of my life for so long. It will be strange for it no longer to be.

      Any ideas?

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  2. Tris,

    Do me a favour, please? Check out a song on You tube. It is called "Be a nation" by "macanta" and was written and sung by a neighbour of mine. It is well worth a listen and if you could stick it on your blog it would get more publicity than if I stick it on mine. It might even convert Niko??

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    1. I've sent you a mail, John.. to get some info on Macanta.

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  3. For readers of Wee Ginger Dug:

    I've just read on Twitter that Paul's partner, Andy, died this morning at 8.40.

    They were together and Paul was holding his hand as he died.

    My deepest sympathies to Paul.

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    1. My deepest sympathy goes out to Paul as well.

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  4. Soooo sorry to hear about andy, it's good that Paul was able to be with him at the end, my thoughts are with him at this time. Thank you for letting us know.

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  5. Smashing post tris thank you.

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    1. Thanks M.

      It's been somewhat overtaken by the news about Andy.

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  6. Just seen the news. My thoughts to Paul.

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    1. I've emailed Paul. Of course he won't be reading his mail at the moment, but at some stage he will. I've passed on the sentiments of Munguin readers. Thanks Conan.

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  7. Why do all the good and the great get taken from us before the final result comes in?

    My thoughts are with Paul at this sad time and hope that he realises that whilst we may not all be by his side in the physical sense we are all most definitely by his side metaphorically speaking.

    R.I.P. Andy and don't worry we WILL win this referendum for you and everyone else that has gone before, for everyone who is currently here and for all those yet to come!

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  8. Was up visiting friends in Dundee last weekend. Yes posters, saltire flags everywhere - definitely a Saltire City!

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    1. Aye, its a bit amazing Bigalan. Round where I live there are stickers on loads of windows and cars.

      Good feeling.

      I was up in Perth this afternoon meeting Pictish Beastie and his son whose been canvassing flat out. Perth's not looking bad at all, and on the fields between Dundee and Perth there's a relatively even number of Yes and No.

      Can't really understand farmers. if the Uk leaves the EU and they are still in it, what on earth will they do for subsidies?

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  9. Superb Posts Tris.

    Big rumor that the record has a poll with YES leading. They are panicking down WM way and The MSM is cranking up the scares. Saw someone on STV say he was a no voter because he doesn't know what money we will use. How sad.

    Great pics. And Thoughts go out to Paul and families .

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    1. Thanks Richy.

      I'm afraid Cameron won't be interested in that nonsense just now. He'll be leaving it to his deputy Alistair Darling, to deal with.

      For Dave's head will be in a spin. He is there, in the middle of everything that is happening in the world, close to the love of his life, the American president (any American president) and surrounded by heads of state and government. My god how his chubby wee chest will be puffed out with pride. I hope there are no jelly fish in Cardiff.

      Never mind that the pound is collapsing, Scotland's about to leave with it's wealth and he's not the foggiest notion about anything thats going on in the world, except obviously which is the right wine to have with the gravlax.

      There are some seriously thick people who just can't be bothered finding out anything. My brother amongst them. They are in the minority, and unlike the Better Together campaign thinks, they do not all throw mattresses out of their windows. In my brother's case it would ruin the swimming pool.

      Yes, I think we are all thinking of our blogging friend tonight. Thanks Richy.

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