Kezia Dugdale Resignation

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by Celyn, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

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  2. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    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.
     
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  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    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.
     
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  4. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Guess I'm an idiot. A bit of a giggle rather than something to criticise Labour for. Lots of other material, as you say.
     
  5. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    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.
     
  6. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    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.
     
  7. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    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. :hmm:
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
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  8. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    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:

    [​IMG]

    I don't know why the Labour Party agreed to fund her in the first place, really. All quite interesting.
     
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  9. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  10. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    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.
     
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  11. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    The SNP really need to arrange a shaking of hands between Campbell and Dugdale as she announces her new-found support for independence.
     
  12. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    How about on on this thread too? Or maybe the hillsborough one?
     
  13. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Not that I've been following the shenanigans of the bliarites up here but is this the new tactic to oppose JC.
     
  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

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  15. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Is this one of those speculative "alternative universe" things? :D
     
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  16. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Mirror Dugdale.
     
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  17. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    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.
     
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  18. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Is that tirade in any way related to anything I said?
     
  19. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    pair of cunts.
     
  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    If there’s a way that both can lose in this that’ll be a satisfactory outcome for me.
     
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  21. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    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....
     
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  22. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Well, yes. Replying to your words 'less than relevant'. :)
     
  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Replying to, certainly. Related to, scarcely.
     
  24. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Qot homines, tot sententiae.
     
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    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.
     
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  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Ab irato, non sequitur.
     
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  27. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Err, per ardua ad astra?
     
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  28. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    Yeah, why not? Off you go.
     
  29. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    :)
     
  30. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Trust you are well, Sas.
     

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