There was a picture of their front page on the blog, but Niko, quite reasonably, pointed out that as the rest of the paper's page was dedicated to the horrific story of the barbarous slaughter of school children in Pakistan, the frivolous headline and pictures I used to illustrate the Tory revolt was inappropriate.
He was right and I was wrong. Apologies for any offence this might have caused.
Calman all over again! I'm looking forward to the new Scotland Act where they devolve the power to rage quietly against the dawn but only if the BBC and MSM don't report it.ReplyDelete
Yes supporters were called paranoid when we pointed out unionists were at it and trying every dirty trick in the book and guess what we were right. Have you been reading the Graun's breathless prose? I can only hope enough of the reluctant Nos that fell for FUD remember this every time they cast a vote.
I love this EVEL stooshie - 3 of the HoC Scottish Affairs committee represent English constituencies and nobody gives a monkeys about that.
Yeah PP, every day, it seems recently, it has been revealed that yet another branch of the establishment was being paid to be part of an orchestrated campaign against what Mr Cameron said was a decision for Scots alone.Delete
I'm in favour of EVEL, or an English parliament, but it's worth remembering that Scottish only laws were voted on by the whole Hof C, and HofL, before 1999!
I watched some of the debate yesterday and a lot of things lept out at me to be honest. There is a total lack of understanding on the part of many English based MPs about what is actually being ' allegedly ' devolved for a start. They believe the media mith that Scotland somehow has more power than it actually does, they also believe the whole free prescriptions, free personal care, free travel mith as if it's something that they pay for via their constituents. They can't or refuse to see the fact that the Scottish tax payer is paying for all these things.
The other thing about the debate yesterday was that it is all a Cameron Tory trap to hurt Labour in England. This is about ensuring that Labour cannot govern unless they get a wopping majority, Labour might form a government but without Scottish MPs , if they can return a high number, being able to vote on English laws they cannot make any as they will be defeated every time. No , the Conservative have pulled off the greatest power grab in the history of this country and Labour, aided by people like McDougall walked right into it. I can believe that Darling and Brown were calling everyone before Camerons press conference once they had sussed out they had be done like a pair of kippers. I wonder how they are both feeling now, they are not retiring from Westminster they are leaving so they don't have to face the stares of everyone who know they were well and truly suckered and fell for it, betrayed their country in many ways and killed off the Labour Party as a serious party of power. They won't ever admit it but it brings a smile to my face I can tell you.
I don't think the additional costly responsibilities will be blocked by English MPs sadly, they would be doing us a big favour if they did but we are not that lucky, no devo nano will go through and we will all be worse off. Lets just hope that we have learned the lessons from the referendum, campaign and what we are up against the next time as there will be a next time, and hope that somewhere within the northern branch of Labour someone somewhere wakes up and sees what is right in front of them, shafted by the Tories on world tv.
Well, I hope very much that they will block the meaningless devolution. It would scupper Cameron's little plan, but I doubt it will be allowed once whips start reminding MPs that their wives might find their London activities a bit of a barrier to continued marital status.Delete
In the meantime I'm looking forward to Murohy's plan to make scotland the fairest country in the world, without anything much n the way of powers to do it, and absolutely no money..
To imagine that any part of the Uk would be thought as as "fair" is worth a good laugh.
Let them. It'll only speed up the inevitable.ReplyDelete
I wish they would.Delete
I LOVE how the the Scottish Daily Heil reports this as news! I thought we all already knew this as FACT! LOLReplyDelete
It's usually behind the times... in some ways about 100 years!Delete
I foind this interesting anaylsis of the GE battleground 'tween SNP and Labour. If they analysis is right, then dislodging the Red Tories aint going to be easy.ReplyDelete
That is a good piece PP and a reminder to the SNP not to take too seriously the idea that they will have 50 seats at the next election.Delete
I think they should realistically target around 20 seats in total given that they will also probably take a few from the Liberals.
Then again so might Labour and probably the Tories will have at least 2.
You have a pic of those poor children and the reporting of that
terrible tragedy. And then underneath all that hogwash over silly
road signs all done in a jokey manner......not good not good at all
Point taken, Niko.Delete