Monday, 27 October 2014
Labour In Scotland To Reinvent Itself - Again
Since last week Labour in Scotland has been without a leader. Did you notice? No? Neither did I.
To be fair to Johann Lamont she accepted a poisoned chalice but it was her intense hatred of the SNP - visibly palpable at First Minister’s Questions - which didn’t permit her to be anything other than a Labour Westminster stooge.
She managed to finger her (dis)associates in London on her way out of the door but methinks her criticism will be a nine day wonder.
Who is left now? Most of you will have read the Sunday papers by now so will be up to date with the suggested candidates. I’ve placed a poll in the right hand column is case you wish to place your own bet. No prizes available but the satisfaction of knowing that whoever wins will continue to be under the Westminster cosh. I have not included Gordon Brown as he has apparently ruled himself out. A few speeches in the last days of the Referendum campaign has left him totally exhausted I’m informed.
It’s with some reluctance I made Sarwar the image on this post. My dislike of this career politician knows no bounds. Since he became deputy to Johann Lamont three years ago I’ve had to restrain from throwing something at my television countless times. Never have I heard such automated nonsense from a Scottish politician and that speaks volumes. But the man will very possibly go farther. He reiterates the same drivel day in day out in the media and some of it will be believed by his party faithful I suspect.
It would appear Labour in Scotland will have a new leader by the 13 December. Yesterday I read that each MP’s vote is worth 100 times that of a grass roots party member. That’s about par for the level of democracy wielded by London Labour.