Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by Celyn, Aug 29, 2017.
Englishman leading the Scottish Labour Party ..... shame Spitting Image still isn't on.
I see Sarwar is worth millions thanks to his shareholding in his family company. Here's hoping the prick becomes Labour leader and dooms the branch office.
What? Of all the things worth criticising Scottish Labour over, this is not one of them. Anyone who thinks it is is an idiot.
Oh, wait, Sputting Image was shit and would probably think it was worth "satirising" this.
Guess I'm an idiot. A bit of a giggle rather than something to criticise Labour for. Lots of other material, as you say.
Neil Findlay is 100% Corbynite. I get his contituency messages. I've also met him a few times.
The first time we met we were discussing fracking, which he opposes. It only took a minute or two to realise that, although he opposes it, he knows little about it.
His father's career was murky, to say the least. His employees, who were voters in his constituency, 'encouraged' to use postal votes, which were inspected before being posted.
As there isn't a Katie Hopkins' memorial thread for really stupid libel cases that should have been settled in a couple of weeks instead of lining the pockets of expensive lawyers, I'll just bump this on here.
Some time back in 2016 Kezia Dugdale MSP, at the time Scottish Labour Leader, accused blogger [not MSP see below] Stuart Campbell of homophobia for writing the following tweet about Tory MSP Oliver Mundell after his father, the Scottish Secretary David Mundell, came out as gay:
"Oliver Mundell is the sort of public speaker that makes you wish his dad had embraced his homosexuality sooner.”
The accusation was in the Daily Record and not in the chamber so no immunity.
This gets messy because instead of leaving it to the newspaper to handle someone (Iain McNicol?) decided the Labour Party would fund her defence. That funding has now been cut as the case is due to go to trial and the Daily Record will take over. Cue kerfuffle in the Labour Party.
So instead of a prompt apology and at most a few grand changing hands we have another pay day for m'learned friends. Only this time it seems one party has very deep pockets.
One to watch.
Stuart Campbell is not an MSP. He runs the Wings over Scotland blog.
Interesting letter apparently from the General Secretary regarding Kezia Dugdale's case: (Squawkbox)
Excl: Formby’s letter to MSPs clarifies Dugdale case and commitment
Background mumbling among the troops from various sources collated on Wings over Scotland:
The So Solid Crew
The letter previously mentioned:
I don't know why the Labour Party agreed to fund her in the first place, really. All quite interesting.
Huh, first page of letter eaten by gremlins. For letter, hit the Squawkbox link above or Cutting your losses
I suppose if it goes ahead, Kezia Dugdale will have a high-circulation tabloid supporting her.
Still, she might have been wiser just to stay in that jungle in Australia.
Oops, thanks for the correction (reference to him as an MSP edited now) and for the links.
It's amazing how easy it is to just nod through spending thousands of other people's money on a vanity projrect.
Since this seems about to impact more than just Scottish Labour I think I'll drop a link into the Jezza thread.
The SNP really need to arrange a shaking of hands between Campbell and Dugdale as she announces her new-found support for independence.
How about on on this thread too? Or maybe the hillsborough one?
Not that I've been following the shenanigans of the bliarites up here but is this the new tactic to oppose JC.
She’s the ex-leader of a less-than-relevant party, so I’m not up to date on her stated views, but as far as I know they haven’t publicly changed since this confusion a couple of years ago: Kezia Dugdale backtracks after saying "not inconceivable" she would back independence
Is this one of those speculative "alternative universe" things?
Less than relevant? Extraordinarily relevant, together with the Conservatives and the Lib Dems. The Greens are bought and paid for by the SNP, that may cost them in 2021. half a dozen seats to other parties, and Sturgeon is fucked, and she knows it, but doesn't have the guts to go again on a referendum.
When the SNP lose power in 2021, that is the independence question settled.
Is that tirade in any way related to anything I said?
pair of cunts.
If there’s a way that both can lose in this that’ll be a satisfactory outcome for me.
I'm not entirely sure why members money (90 odd grand?) has been spunked on this, maybe theres a valid reason for that. A Blairite shite from a party thats still in the anger stage of the grief stages and Wanks over scotland, a hillsboro joke twat who made a living out of his long distance nat blogging tedium. Some day a real rains gonna come....
Well, yes. Replying to your words 'less than relevant'.
Replying to, certainly. Related to, scarcely.
Qot homines, tot sententiae.
And i doubt any one of them would agree that your latest outburst was in any way relevant to the post you imagine that you were replying to.
Ab irato, non sequitur.
Err, per ardua ad astra?
Yeah, why not? Off you go.
Trust you are well, Sas.
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