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Yes I would say that sounds like Jim I do hope his wife has more input into their childrens' upbringing than he has or they will be doomed
Yep, I hope they turn out more like her than him.
Good manners cost nothing, I'm sure after Jim progressed from the sideboard drawer, he was brought up better than his behaviour now shows, a clip round the ear wouldn't go a miss. As they used to say, never did me any harm.It would be against the articles of the union, to prohibit the SNP from representing their electorate, whether in a governmental position or not.
Yes, to indicate otherwise is an affront.Some of us in the Union can vote for Sinn Féin, we can vote for Raving Loonies, but voting for the SNP is somehow illegitimate?We should remember that Sinn Féin only don't sit in parliament because they will not swear allegiance to the British royals. Many left wing Labour are republicans, but swear their loyalty with their fingers crossed behind their backs, which supposedly negates the vow.They should ask Gordon if he had his fingers crossed when he made all his promises.
Aye jimnarlene excellent post by Peter Thomson. As you commented "game on"
Just seen this.... Wow, and then some.We need to get 30!
So dont vote for Jim Murphy cos he was rude.............Cameron and Osborneare wery polite but then look what they have dun.O do leave it out being in parliament and being in the Government are two different thingsas the snp show at Holyrood..............
Of course Cameron and Osborne are ignorant pigs who treat ordinary people like scum and have overseen the deaths of tens of thousands because of their wish to save enough money to give the likes of HSBC chairmen loads of cash and peerages... not to mention tax cuts for all their rich mates.But most of us don;t even have the opportunity to vote for posh boys like them.This woman seems to live in Jim's constituency. Jim is busy telling his constituents how ordinary working class people are what he's all about, except in reality, he's not.If my MP treated me like a skivvy and allowed his children to make a mess, becasue the likes of me was there to clean up after them, I'd not vote for him.I have to say that many (although I'm certain, not all) white people who spent a lot of time in an apartheid regime are inclined to give themselves a superiority that they do not have any right to.The same with many Honourable and Rt Honourable members.
I dont recall anyone suggesting otherwise Nico a bit of deflection there eh?
You can tell a lot about someone by the way they treat people who are not "important". This scenario would suggest a decent woman married to an arsehole. I am really sorry for her.On Liam's point, indeed it does, and they are treating us as a hostile foreign country. England and Scotland are now two separate and distinct polities, as is shown by the fact that a GB-wide opinion poll makes no sense at all. This situation is unfortunately highly reminiscent of the breakdown of a marriage, and the English establishment and press are making it clear that it will be a viciously contested divorce. It needn't be this way, we would rather have an amicable settlement, and a close and friendly ongoing relationship.
Yes Fergus. The union may be there, in a political sense, but the feeling appears to have gone from it. For a long time it has been wrong that Britain has had right of centre governments, when this country has voted against the right.And what they seem to fail to see is that you can only go on lying your way through things for so long.Like a marriage gone bad, the time comes when we simply don't believe a word they say.
It strikes me that the proud Scotbuts are like a clingy wife/husband who cannot accept its over and demean themselves by clinging on to the (ex) partners ankle as they try to walk out the door,have some pride you clowns,remember if you get arrested for breach of the peace they will print your age! :)
trisA good read Now it’s official: voters are hurting, no matter how George Osborne spins itDavid BlanchflowerThe Tories will have to eat their own data just before the election: thanks to austerity, Britain’s growth rate is at only 0.3% – and we’re headed for deflationToday, just over a week before the election, the Tories were hit with major bad news. The ONS published a GDP growth rate of 0.3% for the first quarter of 2015, less than a third of the growth rate of the economy when they inherited it in the second quarter of 2010. Remember Cameron, Osborne and Clegg’s demonstrably untrue claims at the time of the 2010 general election, that the economy was bankrupt and comparable to Greece’s? Well, if that was the case then, surely we are even more like Greece now.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/28/official-voters-hurting-george-osborne-spin-ons-growth
Growth down, debt and deficit up but, hay ho the rich are even richer. For the Tories, job done. For the rest of us, grinding poverty and foodbanks, work till you drop, if you can find the work.The more things change, the more they stay the same. Is Victoria still on the throne?
Cheers for posting that. I'm off to gym Niko...will read it when I get back.Here's the facts for pensioners (albeit as reported by the Express!!)http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/527544/British-pensioner-poverty-EU-worstYeah Jim, and they are proud of it!!!!!!
Off to the gym eh? Munguin lets the hired help use his facilities, he is indeed a gracious master.
Couldn't ask for a better boss Jim... He even lets me sleep sometimes.
Good article Niko.Economics is such a complex discipline and they say that no matter what the situation, put ten economists in a room and every one of them will have a different answer to your problems.But inescapable is that fact that Britain has a debt of £1.6 trillion pounds which grows by thousands of pounds ever second. It seems the interest accruing will soon take all of our taxes and we won't have any to spend on anything else (except Trident, I assume).I though we already had deflation, albeit by 0.2%. If it gets much worse than that they will have to do something to get people buying.I'm not about to buy a new car, carpet, mower, holiday, when it will be cheaper next year!Under employment is a huge problem, as is the ridiculous minimum wage which, even in the cheapest part of the country you couldn't hope to live on.Rents some times for slum properties increase on the basis that they will be paid by the government. Strangely a lot of the landlords are Tories or Ukippers. And still, for all that, we have to have a nuclear deterrent, while Germany manages fine without one.
Met a friend for coffee today. He has no time for an independent Scotland (yet) but he is a true floating voter. He runs his own small business and very much into current affairs and politics.He is going to vote for the SNP this time around. He sees through all the patronising pap that politicians like to push during a campaign, but takes time to examine the policies. He doesn't like all the SNP's policies, but sees them as the better choice. One of the main factors he told me, without me asking, is Murphy. That shows what a poor - disastrous? - choice Murphy is.Politicians should also remember who pays their wages, and that they are responsible for all citizens of the UK. Their role is not to play the "Big Man". Last year I saw Vince Cable about to go into a building. He held the door open for people coming out at lunchtime. That is how you should behave.
I think that Jim was a HUGE mistake, as I've probably said before.Scotland wanted someone to look out for its interests. It wanted someone left of centre.Scottish Labour seemed to see that. Even the not too overly bright Curran got the message that the working Scottish man wanted left of centre policies.So instead of electing a left of centre leader, they chose a hard line right winger, who despite 15 years of Blairite rantings and running up and down the country painted red white and blue for half of last year announced himself to be a socialit, and a proud patriotic Scot and no unionist.Struth! It's like he said to them... look, leave it to me. I know they think I'm a right wing nut job, but I'll tell them I'm not. They will believe me because I'm trustworthy Jim, and they are all thick neds.And all us Neds thought... Get off Jim, yer having a laff.Then he announced he was the boss, and no one was telling him what to do.The various and sundry big wigs from London came up and told him what to do.Sheeeeeeesh.
Tris, I think I recall voting on here for Jim for deputy. Knew he'd be great for us SNPers 8-)
Yes M... although obviously I don;t know who voted to whom, but I remember there was a majority who believed it would be he!It seemed that from the get go, the London party wanted Jim to win (possibly to get rid of him).(Well we all know that he and Miliband don't get on. He backed David and Ed won.)The BBC had decided that Jim was going to get good publicity.They gave him precedence and they treated Boyack and Findlay as if they were SNP people.No possible chanceFor the good of Scotland I wanted Neil. He's a decent guy, and a good socialist.For the good of the election I wanted Murphy. I was convinced he was be a catastrophe.
Hi Tris, sorry I would say that Neil may be a good guy but he suffers from Labouritis that is he is a feartie he would not stand up to anyone. This is the problem with the working class Labourites they leave things to their betters as they see it.Catching up, been out of touch for a few days and it seems I missed a lot.
Aye your right ElainePick it up and take it home with you and bin it there Mrs Murphy,and while your at it pick up your shit as well.
Absolutely.That's the way we were brought up