Monday, 15 December 2014

Murphy’s ‘New Laws'

Jim Murphy has been elected to hold the North Britain Labour Party’s poisoned chalice - the leader of the party in Scotland.

As you can see many of us thought Neil Findlay would perhaps achieve the dizzy heights but he didn’t disgrace himself with 35% of the vote. Jim Murphy received 56% with Sarah Boyack in third place with 9%.

Apart from his rather nasty remarks about Alex Salmond, Jim Murphy proposes to rewrite Scottish Labour’s Clause IV. I find myself swithering between amusement and pathos at the bullet points in the New Statesman. How sad that a party which ruled Scotland for decades has to incorporate into its constitution the fact that it’s a ‘patriotic party’.

I’m not sure if this is vacuous nonsense from Jim Murphy because some time ago I read that the Labour party in Scotland could not have a separate constitution from the main party  i.e. London based labour.

We shall see.  I doubt if he’ll appeal to the younger generation even with Kezia Dugdale as his deputy.


JRB said...

I must confess I am a tad confused . . .

So Mr Murphy is the new leader of Scottish Labour, and says he wants a patriotic Scottish Labour party free from the shackles and dictats of Westminster - "We will set the political agenda and strategy for Scottish Labour, in Scotland, for Scotland.”

Is that not the very essence of independence?

subrosa said...

Exactly JRB! But he won’t see it. Blinded by the Westminster bubble.

Stewart Cowan said...

According to Wikipedia (unusually behind the times),

"The Scottish Labour Party is registered as an Accounting Unit (AU) of the Labour Party with the Electoral Commission and is therefore not a separately registered political party under the terms of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. As such Scottish Labour does not have a "party leader", although Johann Lamont leads the Scottish division of the UK party, having been elected by members in 2011. At party conferences she appears under the title "Leader of the Labour Party in Scotland"."

We know the Labour Party has no "commitment to patriotism."

Just the opposite; they are traitors. Gordon Brown's signing of the Lisbon Treaty, their policy of mass immigration to change society and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", their subversion of our culture in other ways, the Climate Change Act 2008 committing the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 = economic sabotage.

For some reason, people forget history (or never learned it) and reinvest their trust due to a soundbite or two. They are as much to blame.

Elby the Beserk said...

"How sad that a party which ruled Scotland for decades has to incorporate into its constitution the fact that it’s a ‘patriotic party’."

Well, it may be a patriotic party in Scotland, but it sure as hell isn't in England. What Orwell noted all those years ago still holds sway...

"England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution."

Indeed, to be proud of being English, is to be racist in the view of the Left in England. Twats.

subrosa said...

Wondered where I’d read that info previously Stewart. Many thanks for reminding me.

subrosa said...

But it’s not a patriotic party in Scotland Elby - that’s the irony.

Such a pity English politicians have sold you good people to ‘multiculturalism’.

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