Monumental hypocrisy

There is something almost magnificent about the monumental hypocrisy involved in British Labour in Scotland claiming a victory on behalf of transparency hot on the heels of their embarrassingly inept efforts to eradicate all traces of their dishonest denigration of NHS Scotland. (Labour claim victory after ministers unveil new website to make Scottish NHS among most transparent in world)
Rather than trying to sneakily steal credit for the SNP administration’s moves to improve access to relevant statistical information, it would be more appropriate if Murphy’s Mob were to take responsibility for their atrocious conduct in rushing to malign health service staff with such unseemly haste that they couldn’t even be bothered to read the figures properly.
This whole affair has exposed the corrosive cancer at the heart of British Labour in Scotland. A combination of hunger for the status that they themselves squandered and intellect-crippling hatred of the party which has filled the space they themselves chose to vacate drives them to latch on desperately to anything which looks even remotely like a stick with which they can beat the SNP. All too often that stick turns out to be a serpent which turns around and bites them on the proverbial.
What hope is there of the kind of “change” which the political automatons and ex-Project Fear spin-quacks of British Labour in Scotland talk about incessantly when they can’t even bring themselves to acknowledge the savagely bitter mindset; the arrogant sense of entitlement; and the gaffe-prone pettiness that was so starkly evident in the relish with which Murphy slandered NHS Scotland over the issue of cancelled procedures?
Nobody from Murphy’s Mob has apologised for a malicious attack on our NHS which was only the latest and the worst (so far) in an ongoing campaign of calumny. Nobody has taken responsibility. Instead, they laughably try to blame the SNP, and/or push blame onto some anonymous staffer. Mealy-mouthed Jenny Marra will concede no more than that “a mistake was made”. Damn right a mistake was made! It was Marra and her boss, Murphy, who made it!
I have long maintained that all elections – and, arguably, this coming election in particular – are decided, not on the issue of the economy as is invariably maintained, but on the issue of trust. Voters do not vote on the basis of the details of party policy on the economy and other issues. They vote on the basis of who they can most trust with the task of running the economy and the country. Or, who they least distrust. It’s all relative.
Jim Murphy and the whole of British Labour in Scotland seem intent upon providing almost daily reminders that they simply cannot be trusted.

6 thoughts on “Monumental hypocrisy

  1. Dear Lord, lets remember that not so long ago the 'Tartan Tories' were only too happy to climb into bed with the real Tories… know the SNP like re-writing history especially about airbrushing out their dodgy nazi sympathising and anti catholic past… has still not been renounced or apologised for to this day…But the idea that Labour are just misguided and waiting to climb into bed with the SNP is laughable…After all just look at all the right wing millionaires backing the SNP…We could start with Brian 'Soapy' Souter, a God fearing, homophobic religious, bigot, and one of the SNP's biggest financial backers, strangely enough and I'm sure purely by co-incidence (allegedly), Tom Harris's proposal never saw the light of day.\”What is it about the anti-regulation arguments of multi-million pounds SNP donor Brian Souter that Scottish Ministers find so persuasive?\”'Soapy' of course is not the only right wing millionaire to support the SNP…Even the Scottish Socialist Party recognise the 'Tartan Tories' for what they really are… SNP are in no sense a left party. Incredibly, despite colossal levels of inequality, they still support tax cuts for big business, the oil companies and the billionaire elite.In government the SNP have implemented every penny of Tory austerity leading to wage cuts and the slashing of jobs and public services across Scotland. In what way is this in the “best interests” of working class people in Scotland?Indeed!Why would Labour supporters like me want to settle for second best by voting for the SNP?They are simply the same old 'Tartan Tories', as for the 'voices being in his own head' Aidan Kerr hits the nail on the head…However Pete Wishart does it much better…. to Pete Wishart for setting out in clear graphical form why Labour doesn't need to do a deal with the SNP. As Pete Wishart says, SNP will never vote with Tories. So if Labour fails to gain a majority, we can safely govern as minority. Cheers Pete!


  2. A wee walk down memory lane there with some classic oldies from the British nationalists' Big Book of Anti-SNP Lies and Smears. Yet more evidence that, for all Mendacious Murphy's talk of \”change\” in his pretendy wee party, the die-hard loyalists of British Labour in Scotland have learned nothing from the events of the last few years.Apparently, some of them have learned nothing new since the 70s. I can't help but picture Anonymous in brown flares and a kipper tie.


  3. Peter, as an exercise in evasion and wriggling about on the hook your 'reply' is a classic…Lets take Ian Smarts article; why does the SNP still have an annual memorial lecture named after Donaldson a Nazi sympathiser at its party conference?The 'Green Terror' the SNP launched against Irish Catholics, is that a lie and smear as well?The trouble for you Peter, is much as you would like to 'uninvent' the SNP's past it is there for all to see…Even South Africa had a truth and reconciliation conference, but sadly the SNP have no Mandela to deal with the mistakes of the past…However the SNP's closet (and not so closet) racism and bigotry has also been carried forward into modern times;, McLaren apologised for any offence caused, saying that her comments were \”open to misinterpretation.\”Some misinterpretation!I won't even mention Wings over Scotlands' ranting tirades….Oh go on then, I will….. mean what can I say about this?“THE WELSH ARE SNIVELLING, FORELOCK TUGGING WRETCHES”“THE SCOTTISH ARE CRINGING, PITIFUL SCUM”“THE ENGLISH ARE WHIMPERING, SPINELESS COWARDS“THE NORTHERN IRISH ARE POTATO-BRAINED HALFWITS”You really expect Labour supporters to look at 'Scotland's Ambassador' and not think that he is a racist, misogynist bigot?I'm sorry but there is no way on earth I would want to get involved with a party like the SNP, when so many of its MSP's endorse 'the Rev'…,But no doubt such things are just 'smears, lies, and 'Anti-Scottish' to your mind.Oh and for the record I've never worn brown flares and a kipper tie, but as your reply proved Peter.When you have no answer to the points made, just insult your opponent, its a tactic you have learned from 'The Rev', and which is used by pretty much standard for every cybernat….So much for being a 'Thinker, Talker, Reader, Listener, and Writer' then Peter!Which is why 'Red Tories' like me would never want to get into bed with the SNP, I did not take part in anti racism campaigns against South Africa, to climb into bed with a party of bigots at home…


  4. Just when you thought it couldn't get any more hilarious, this clown starts quoting Ian Smart. The well-known racist who famously announced his preference for \”100 years of Tory rule\” rather than an independent Scottish social democracy.I am not going to be distracted from more important tasks by your deranged rehashing of smears which have already been comprehensively and repeatedly debunked. The fact that you cling to such drivel despite the debunking exposes you as a bigoted troll who is best ignored.I will not delete your posts or block you as is the standard practice on sites run by your fellow British nationalist fanatics where challenges to unionist lies and smears are routinely censored. On the contrary, I would encourage you to continue exposing the bitter vileness at the core of British labour in Scotland. Although I should advise that few will have the patience to wade through the garbage you post.You will now be ignored.


  5. The vast majority of political activists in Scotland now support the SNP with it's circa 100,000 members.Where did these members come from?Not from the Tory party,for sure,but mostly disillusioned social democrats who see the British Labour party as being indistinguishable from the British Tory party and the SNP being their best bet to return policies to Scotland that reflect our culture and needs.Every political party has skeletons in it's cupboard but as they say,it's not where we came from but where we are going that counts and 100K activists are not going to allow the SNP to drift off into Thatcherland along with the other London based parties.


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