The winners take nothing at all!

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Let us go back a few weeks to the bells and whistles from the mainstream media as they championed the No vote.
No sooner had the film crews packed away their Union is pure dead brilliant hats,as the last bowls of JK curry were being wiped from the highly polished bowls with Fortnum and NAN bread.
Dickensian Dave came out in front of Number 10 to say,
“We respect the decision of Scots but we are going to be evel”
Eh?That wasn’t the deal David!
The ink hadn’t even dried on the NO votes and Dickensian Dave had decided to deceive the people of Scotland on the
“everything is possible under Devolution” ticket?
Which quickly became the
“nothing is possible under Devolution unless we say so”
which isn’t really what we signed up to according to the “Vow” but did we expect anything different? Did we? Did we really?

On a daily basis each and every vow,promised,pledge,pitch or whatever you call it!
In turn was broken,dropped like a hot potato and kicked into the long grass in spectacular style,without the slightest bit of embarrassment or even a slight blush from those of the highly polished brass neck brigade.
Aye,the great clunking fist of Gordyzilla vanished and became a toaty teeny furry glove of Gordon the Go for your ermine.
The vow that became a pledge,became a petition which if truth be told it’s a pleading letter asking for the scraps from Cameron’s table?
From “as close to Federalism as can be in the Union” to as far away from Federalism as man on the moon in less than 36 hours?
An impressive feat even by their low and despicable standards,to be honest that’s saying something considering the form of ex and current Governments.
I can’t say I was surprised by the speed at which the “Vow that never was” started to unravel but what did we expect,especially if we look at the track record of people like Gordon(I will give you a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty) Brown and Dickensian (The NHS is safe in my hands) Dave.
To be fair if we look at the track record of previous Prime Ministers they aren’t really renowned for their honesty to the electorate so we shouldn’t be surprised at their contempt for us.

What we should be surprised with is the speed of the unraveling of every ticket the No camp fought their campaign on,like “pensions are safe” spiel which they were touring old folk homes and sheltered housing complexes preaching,while at the same time they knew the UK pensions pot is in serious risk from Westminster mismanagement.
The other big-ticket they loved to shout about was Europe,which is now looking like we are going to be out of Europe before Christmas because Dave is refusing to pay Uk’s international debts?
Now is it me or did the Nay team not say that Independence would put our membership of Europe in jeopardy?
Honestly you couldn’t make it up?

Even if we ignore the vow,pensions and Europe we have those other muckle elephants in the room!
Like The NHS for example which we are well aware is in crisis down south,even though the whole line up of Vanilla parties were saying “Our NHS is safe in the Union and only Independence puts it in jeopardy”
A Union factoid which we have recently found out isn’t exactly true with TTIP and the reduction in funding for our NHS,but lets not let hard truths get in the way of a good snake-oil pitch ?
Then we have our Resources that we were told was about to run out and finite?
Funnily enough by the same chap who has just been given the contract to Frack the central belt for Shale Gas?
You couldn’t make it up eh?The collusion and blatant corruption of the British state is astounding and should be criminal in a healthy society,but there again rUK is anything but a healthy society if truth be known and “state” describes the state of the Union perfectly.

Needless to say the People of Scotland are no fools and weren’t going to accept the shenanigans from those who would do harm to Scotland.Within days the yes camp had reorganised and re focused their sights on other routes to self-determination.While at the same time the NAY team started to self implode and retreat to their bunkers in disarray,unable to fathom why the pesky Yes camp wasn’t giving up on the dream and getting back in their boxes as predicted by the merry pranksters.

All the While the No parties are hemorrhaging support,Yes Parties are seeing their parties membership quadruple in numbers with eager little beavers ready to use all the knowledge they have learned.The reality is yes activists have been cutting their teeth in the fruity world of street politics,manning stalls and knocking doors which makes them highly experienced in all factors of electioneering .
Lets just say you can be educated to the highest level and have been mentored by the biggest Political brains in the political world,even then you wont touch the standard of education you will get by being out there in the brutal but highly enjoyable world of street politics.
The winners took Nothing at all and the losers might be the winners after all
As this goes to print I have just witnessed Plaid/Greens and the SNP might be kingmakers in the 2015 General election.

The Scottish Labour leader and deputy has resigned and they are taking no prisoners on their way out

Who won the Indyref again?

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Theres Something about Labour

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Well what can we say about Labour in its current incarnation? Have you ever seen the likes?

Most folk in political parties have this thing called ambition and the pinnacle of that ambition is to lead the party they feel the closest affinity to. So you can only wonder why the Northern Office of the Labour Party, otherwise known as Scottish Labour, are having such difficulty finding a new head honcho at the top table — one that will potentially become the media darling of the clique that is the Labour-party-influenced Scottish media.

In normal circumstances (or in any other nation in the world) people would be lining up to announce themselves a candidate to become the next leader. But not in Scotland. And certainly not in Scottish Labour, whose bright young (and old) things are lining up to say, “Not me, I don’t want the job.”

How bad must things be inside the Red Tory Northern Division if none of the chosen ones of Blue Labour want the job? They would no doubt rather resign and become a branch manager at the nearest ASDA before they’d pick up the purple (formerly Red) flag and run with it.

Things are so bad inside the Blue Labour Northern Division they’re going to export the charisma-void-and-milk-crate-botherer Jim Murphy up to Holyrood, in hopes he will lead them out the wilderness like a modern-day Moses.

One might say Murphy is the Moses of the red roses without the burning bush and tablets bit. To be honest, I think the only thing Jim “the messiah” Murphy could part would be his hair, and even then I’d want evidence.

To be fair, at least Murphy is taking his new potential role of Messiah and Saviour of Scottish Labour seriously.  He’s apparently having his 40 days in the wilderness in preparation. Well, he’s not answering his phone and no one has seen him, so that could be the only answer, couldn’t it?

Then we have Mr. Eh-eh-eh-urrm Neil-Fifi-Findlay as second contender and the last lefty on the shelf — Labours my-dad-voted-Labour choice in the Quest for the Full of Holey Grail, or what’s commonly known as the proverbial poison chalice. A man who happens to be the shadow Health Minister and unlike Jim “the messiah” Murphy didn’t have a one-man-and-a-juice-crate roadshow where he went and talked down to a town near you. Aye, give Neil his due. He didn’t say to a member of the electorate that her backside was bigger than her argument and he didn’t get all “poor me its an outrage” over some miscreant lobbing poultry at him.

That doesn’t make Neil any less complicit in the Better Together “scare-old-people-and-make-stuff up” campaign, or, what’s more commonly known as “Project Fear” by those in the know. That’s what makes Mr Findlay’s campaign pitch of social justice all the more galling when his party could have stuck to its core values and supported a Yes vote, as Mr. Keir Hardie aspired to when he formed the Labour party.

Sadly, the party decided to form an alliance with the Conservatives and conspired to deceive and scare the people of Scotland about the “Boogeyman of Independence.”

Then we have the final contender, and the one I can honestly say I was shocked, stunned and a little bit amazed to hear announced. Sarah Boyack, who funnily enough is an unelected list MSP, isn’t known as one of the leading lights of the Labour party — which says it all about the ferret-in-a -thunderstorm strategy of New Blue Labour.

I can only assume at the meeting held at Scottish Labour HQ there were several rounds of pass-the-parcel, followed by deciding rounds of musical chairs to wheedle out the last candidate for the job as the new illustrious leader of the groovy gang. Either that or they had one of those step-forward-who-wants-it moments where everyone but Sarah Boyack stepped back.

Who would have thought losing would be so much fun?