It seems as if the Bettertogether contingent have had “projectfear” replaced by “project foot in mouth” if last couple of weeks are anything to go by,who would have thought after their recent win in Dunfermline the Unionist pact would immediately fall from the crest of their election wave and get washed up on a political desert Island like an old bit of driftwood tangled in seaweed with their heads buried in the sand.
During the by-election in Dunfermline it was “we will scrap the bedroomtax” and in less than 10 days the Labour council in Ayr are sending out Notices of eviction for bedroomtax arrears,that’s some leap to be promising an end to the bedroomtax in Dunfermline to be changing direction by throwing people out in the street in within the grand total of 10 days.
Lest we forget the council tax freeze that they were also brandishing about in leaflets around Dunfermline,which was changed by the following Sunday and had been demoted to
“The freeze is unaffordable” which made the bedroomtax backtrack a relatively long-held principle in Labour election pledges and chosen ideals?
As my Granny says“they change their minds like I change my socks”
Talking of driftwood I see George Gallous way is planning on doing the rounds with the “No respect” roadshow spreading his own brand of hypocrisy for the princely sum of £12.50?
(Half price if you are over 65 and accompanied by both parents)
He’s all heart is Mr Galloway who believes in respecting every Nations right to run its own affairs except his birth Nation,as is his other conflicting internal battleground of “Westminster is full of crooks” so he’s going to head North in his Union Jack boxer shorts and tell us were betterTogether being governed by these crooks and supporting successive right-wing Governments who put the pound before peoples needs?
George being the Grand old duke of the dichotomy thinks that Respect is only a one way street if his latest bombastic article in the Scotsman is anything to go by,where he claims“Scotland would have to compete with Cameron’s race to the bottom” and follow Thatcherism Ideologies?
George tends to forget we haven’t elected a Tory Government in Scotland for many years and us Scots just arent built that way,in the words of Alex Salmond“rocks will melt with the sun” before we elect another Red or blue Tory Government.
He also said the Unionist catchword of the week “Scots Mp’s leaving Westminster would leave Labour with an Everest to climb for election” which isn’t really true when you realise that our votes don’t really amount too much in the Westminster first past the South East popularity system.
Even if it was true(which it isn’t) when is a political party more important than the benefit of a nation and what kind of mind decides his country’s fate on such a whim and misplaced loyalty.
George also tends to have selective memory syndrome when he talks about his old party pals as if the are a people first socialist party with Keir Hardie inspired ideals and core values,sadly they aren’t as is evident by Rachel Reeves:
“Tougher than the Tories on Benefits” announcement.
All the while Labour say nothing on Grangemouth,tax avoidance,Social Housing and the many other things Labour could be doing at the moment rather than jumping on the benefit bashing bandwagon to appease the right middle vote.
This is what Labour should stand for
Not forgetting Johan Lamont who declared with a certain smugness and self-assurance the she didn’t say“Something for Nothing Nation” in her usual whiter than white way,using the “it wisnae me” evasion strategy.
Only to be sat later that same week with head in hands at First Ministers Questions While the First Minister read out her “something for Nothing” speech and revealing another one of the downfalls of dancing the Dichotomy.
It doesn’t stop there though as it seems like the GMB union will support a no vote as was said by their leader over the weekend:
“If Scotland became independent in September 2014 there would be a loss of 40 labour MP’s at Westminster – a major blow for the Labour Party achieving the return of a Labour government in the next General Election on May
7 2015, throwing doubt on the rest of the UK and its future political direction.”
uncannily enough its an almost direct quote from George Galloway,but even more strange is the GMB’s decision to put a political party before the democratic rights of its members.Not only that they passed this directive to its members without asking them,which sort of defeats the whole point of a Union if you ask me,whats the point of a union if it’s not working in the benefit of its members but in the interests of a political ideology.
Basically a union that has no concern or care for its members wishes is no longer a Union and becomes a strange gentlemen club,while waiting for ermine rewards and in reality are as bad as the corporations they claim to oppose.
I cant see why the Unions are so sycophantic if you look at Labours track record on the poorest in society with such heinous policies as Workfare,atos,esa and the capricious bedroomtax.
Remember also that Labour didn’t repeal Thatcher’s anti Union laws,also Labour abolished Clause IV which really meant Labour were no longer a true Labour party and had lost its core principles.
Its a very strange set of affairs if a Union are supporting a right-wing party agenda over the chance to construct a more equal society with workers rights at its core.
There again as the last statement has proven the GMB aren’t interested in what is best for their members but whats best for the Labour Party and be damned to the rest of us.
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