Labour MPs join English Tories and Ukip to attack Murphy’s nurse plan

Labour MPs, English Tories and Ukip have attacked Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy’s plan to pay for 1,000 extra nurses through taxes on mansions south of the Border.Peter A Bell's insight:I really do wish people would stop referring to Murphy’s “1000 nurse” thing as a “plan”. The term implies that the matter was given significant … Continue reading Labour MPs join English Tories and Ukip to attack Murphy’s nurse plan

Johnson: Labour’s vindictive plan to pay for nurses with mansion tax funds will set one part of UK against another

Labour’s “vindictive” plan to tax London millionaires to pay for nurses in Scotland will set one part of the country against another and create resentment, Boris Johnson has claimed.Peter A Bell's insight:It is difficult to tell who are the biggest idiots here. British Labour in Scotland for coming up with such a totally incoherent “policy”. … Continue reading Johnson: Labour’s vindictive plan to pay for nurses with mansion tax funds will set one part of UK against another

Can Scottish MPs Make a Difference In Westminster?

David Younger looks at the mass of contradictions ahead of the SNP at the next general election and questions the strategy many on the Yes side have moved towards. No disrespect to the pollsters he…Peter A Bell's insight:The key word here is “options”. The most valuable commodity in politics. To put it as simply as … Continue reading Can Scottish MPs Make a Difference In Westminster?

Red flag or white? Murphy’s latest pledge hurts Labour and the Union | Conservative Home

In bleeding England to fuel traditional spending giveaways, has the Scottish Labour leader signalled his surrender to Scotland’s unsustainable status quo?Peter A Bell's insight:Health is devolved. While Henry Hill touches on the fact that MSPs at Holyrood cannot possibly ring-fence any part of the so-called Mansion Tax for spending in Scotland, he fails to acknowledge … Continue reading Red flag or white? Murphy’s latest pledge hurts Labour and the Union | Conservative Home

Peter A Bell: Big lie. Old lie.

"The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous." Joseph Goebbels See on peterabell.blogspot.co.ukvia Tumblr http://ift.tt/1BBeLur

Prison meals cost more than Scottish NHS patients’

NEW Year’s Day meals served in some Scottish hospitals cost less than half those dished up to prisoners in the nation’s jails, it has been revealed.Peter A Bell's insight:Is Murdo Fraser really such a buffoon as to suppose that the cost of providing a meal reflects only the quality of the food? Is he really … Continue reading Prison meals cost more than Scottish NHS patients’

A Tory-Labour unity coalition may be the only way forward after 7 May

Ian Birrell: The two parties have more in common with each other than with the insurgents. A national government would prevent a constitutional crisisPeter A Bell's insight:A few days ago there were a small number of people, including myself, positing the possibility of a Tory/Labour coalition after the UK general election. I initially asked the … Continue reading A Tory-Labour unity coalition may be the only way forward after 7 May

Catherine MacLeod: SNP are not a progressive party

The 2015 General Election campaign is about to begin in earnest.The result is difficult to predict but in the closing days of 2014 Ladbrokes offered 7/4 on Labour winning the most votes. The Tories were on 1/2.Peter A Bell's insight:If wishful thinking, self-deception and vacuous sloganeering could be weaponised then British Labour in Scotland would … Continue reading Catherine MacLeod: SNP are not a progressive party