Wednesday, 22 July 2015

EVEN THE DAILY RECORD...

Just saw this on the Twitter feed. 

No apologies for a second post on Labour in as many days. It's all about an important part of politics that appears to be disintegrating in front of our very eyes.

The Record's piece, albeit damning for the Labour Party which they have supported through thick and thin, to the left and to the right, for as long as I can remember, is narrow here. It talks as if single mums were the only people to suffer under Osborne's budget. They are not, as I'm sure some people are about to find out.

I've just spent the last hour with a staunch Labour supporter. Somewhere in his late 60s, he has been a Labour man all his life. He voted NO in the referendum, although he loathes almost everything about Britain from the monarchy and the House of Lords down, because it was Labour's line.

He thinks Labour is finished for at least 10 years, possibly forever, and he considers Blair almost single handedly responsible for the mess.

I've yet to meet a Labour supporter in Scotland that has anything but utter contempt for Blair. I haven't much of an idea how they feel about him in England, but I was much amused to see when I got back on-line that Blair has waded in to the leadership battle by advising people not to vote for Corbyn.

I wonder how many people, at least in Scotland, have had their minds made up by that intervention! If Blair dislikes him then it's a pretty safe bet that he's a sound man.

Talking of Blair, I'm sure you will have already seen Stuart's piece on his inability to see Britnationalism as nationalism.

What a stupid, as well as evil, man he is.

And talking of stupid, how's this for an attitude. We lost the election so it no longer matters what we do or don't do! In other words:

We are pointless!
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13 comments:

  1. Duncan Hothersall is a complete and utter deluded clown.

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    1. Seemingly yes, Anon.

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  2. Well what do you know?

    According to the paper, laughing calling itself Scotland's paper, Labour supporters have been skewered by decisions taken on the basis of English priorities. Well you'll excuse me here Tris if I don't hold my breath cause I thought, like Stu over on Wings did, there was a possible *ahem* cure for this problem. I guess I was wrong!

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    1. I think, Arbroath, we were trying to tell them that, but someone in head office must have been telling them otherwise.

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  3. Hothersal is part of the problem, he is truly indicative of the calibre of mind Labour have currently forming policy - you don't need to look much further that McTernan and McDougall for confirmation

    They said during indyref that the Yes crowd were only ever talking to themselves, Labour currently (especially in Scotland - although possibly because there's only two left) are doing exactly that - and the advice they're giving themselves is rubbish.

    As for the Daily Record? It is the newspaper equivalent of the inside of John McTernan's brain.

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    1. I can't understand them at all.

      How they have managed to let such hegemony in Scotland go to the point that they are now equal with the Tories in seats is beyond me.

      I imagine most people would agree that if a year ago someone would have prophesied this situation, everyone else would have laughed like drains.

      Now they are being torn apart in England insulting each other and arguing like they never would with Tories.

      What on earth is wrong with them, in Scotland, where as you say, the calibre of thought is simply zero, or in Britain where it's ...well zero as well.

      Ah bless the Daily Record. It seems not to know its arse from its armpit.

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  4. This is what Ian Murray really meant to say: "I will abstain tooth and nail to help my Morningside constituents."

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    1. Clearly, because that is what he has done. I wonder if Ms Harman told him to jump off the Forth Bridge he would do so to keep his shadow cabinet post.

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  5. Roll on independence ,you can then subsidise your own underclass benefit addicts !

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    1. Yes, quite right. And you can subsidise your tax dodging billionaires.

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    2. ...oh yes, and your house of lords and your royals and your nuclear weapons... and you can be the 2nd most important nation in the world all to yourselves.

      I look forward to it.

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  6. It is symptomatic of British Labour's woes,or noes even,that their sole representative elected in Scotland was from a constituency which traditionally voted Tory or Liberal.
    The middle class professional constituents have only changed in their voting preferences in order to keep the SNP out because their identity is British who through employment happen to find themselves resident in Edinburgh.
    Labour hang on through Tories supporting them.
    Should a genuine Scottish Labour party ever come into being,people like Murray will be toast,after all he knows which side it is buttered on!

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    1. I wandered through Morningside a few years ago, marvelling at the big posh houses and beautiful gardens. It's the last place I'd imagine a Labour MP!

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