Essentially, it's just yet another rehash of the now far too familiar refrain about BLiS needing to 'Learn and Change!'. How many times have we heard that one?
BLiS will jump on any bandwagon that looks like it might take them back to the good old days of uncomplicated two-party politics and BLiS hegemony in Scotland. And that is what they are doing now.
Scotland cannot affect the outcome of this UK general election. The most Scottish voters might hope to do is slightly reduce the Tory majority.
If I am cynical about British Labour it's for good reason. This is a party of back-stabbers who have no qualms about turning their blades on voters should self-interest demand it. They betrayed Scotland for their precious Union before. They will do so again. They colluded with the Tories in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum … Continue reading Read the words!
Even if Article 50 is revoked, there can be no return to the status quo ante. Too much has already happened. Too much damage has already been done by the bewildering madness of dumping all the solutions that the EU has come to provide for no sufficient reason and without either a viable plan or a credible alternative.
The thing calling itself 'Scottish Labour' is not a political party. There is no 'Scottish Labour', there is only British Labour. And there's a bit of British Labour which is in Scotland and which, therefore, should properly be referred to as British Labour in Scotland (BLiS).
The first imperative is spiteful. The second is self-serving. The third is treacherous. Petty, partisan and perfidious. We could be describing any of the British parties currently squatting in Scotland's Parliament.
When an anonymous "insider" speaks of "an opportunity to prove that Scottish Labour is not a branch office" what they actually mean is a chance to perpetuate the ancient deceit that 'Scottish' Labour is something more than a branch office. Of all the con tricks played on the people of Scotland by the British establishment this … Continue reading The big wolf in little wolf’s clothing
I don't care. I've thought about it. I've tried very hard to think why I should care about the internal squabbling of the British parties in Scotland. But I can't think of a single good reason. Of course, I object to the way they treat the Scottish Parliament - our Parliament - with open contempt. … Continue reading Yawn!
Unless Jenny Marra had good reason to believe her claim of a £300,000 "golden goodbye package" then the claim was a malicious untruth. If she cannot demonstrate that she had reasonable grounds to suppose the figure she quoted was accurate then she must, perforce, be branded a liar. Of course, we know from the Alistair … Continue reading The habit of malice