Scottish Labour, bast*rds the lot of them

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by geminisnake, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    This lady HAS been evicted in Glasgow, just a couple of days after Labour MPs didn't turn up to vote on the abolishing the Bedroom Tax

    http://www.newsnetscotland.com/inde...4-fury-at-glasgow-womans-bedroom-tax-eviction

    These are the bastards that could have helped not only this woman but all Scots who are being robbed by central Govt.(and indeed all the people of the UK)

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    I genuinely feel sick that people are being treated this way by a bunch of wankers with less morals than an alley cat :( :mad:
     
  2. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    And now SLab have voted against free school meals. I really hope this is their downfall!!
     
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  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    What vote?
     
  4. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Blimses, so to the right of the lib-dems and tories in England.
     
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  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Such is the animosity towards the SNP that Scottish Labour frequently backs itself into such corners under Lamont.
     
  7. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    Kezia Dugdale tweeted that it wasn't a vote against free school meals, it was a vote against independence which was included in the motion. Meanwhile, I still have to pay £22 per week if I want my children to have school dinners, which is one seventh of what I earn in a week, because I am just over the threshold for free school dinners. Thanks, Labour.
     
  8. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Labour are full of SHITE!! I am disgusted at the way they have screwed over the people of Scotland, truly disgusted. As someone on Facebook wrote earlier from Keir Hardie to Laurel and Hardy :( If Labour are so fecking great at sorting out deprivation why are there still vast numbers of underfed kids in Glasgow?? A Labour run city for how fecking long?
     
  9. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    Bunch of fucking gangsters up here though aren't they. Take this story for example

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25646170

    Now what possible reason could a councillor have for writing a letter of support for scum like that? Apart from 'business interests' :rolleyes:
     
  10. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Scum-liitle-mafia cunts.
     
  11. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

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  12. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    At least the judge in that case had sense but FFS, that councillor need some constituents to go round and harass him!
     
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  13. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    He'll turn out to be "one bad apple".
     
  15. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    He's councillor for a ward which includes some pretty notorious recent turf wars. Who's going to go and harass him when he clearly has 'friends'?
     
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  16. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Aye, right! :rolleyes:
     
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  17. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    hope they change their votes then :(
     
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  18. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Alistair Darling is doing the debate, right?

    Should be fun.
     
  19. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    How can I check the veracity of that? I wouldn't put it past the SNP to play politics like that.
     
  20. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    They're both playing politics with it. Meanwhile kids whose parents can't afford it are still not getting a hot nutritionally balanced meal at school. I'm fucking sick of the lot of them.
     
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  21. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    You've three children, if memory serves. That means that each meal costs ~£1.50. Are they really getting a good meal for £1.50? Or is it just reheated turkey fat in breadcrumbs?
     
  22. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    £1.80 here, and they don't often have anything like that. It's usually things like pasta with meatballs or chicken curry with rice or breaded fish with potatoes and vegetables.
     
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  23. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    That, at least, is good news.
     
  24. gosub

    gosub ~#

    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_BusinessTeam/pm-v3n63-s4.pdf


    Independence was in the original motion, but none of the amendments were along lines of "yes, but what the fuck has it got to do with independence"
     
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  25. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Thanks. I'm reluctantly with Labour on this one. As a Unionist party they can't vote in favour of independence. I hope this backfires on the SNP: school meals has nothing to do with independence.
     
  26. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Closest was the lib dem amendment that literally no one voted for
     
  27. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Verify what, though? You can verify the wording of the motion by checking the motion number I gave in my post (that's if you don't believe the BBC, who also said the wording included a reference to independence, in the link I gave). Or do you mean verify the reason Labour gave? There's no way to verify that.

    The SNP will put references to independence in everything they do. It is their case that only with independence will a Scottish government have the necessary powers to fully do all it wants to. So you can expect a lot of that, especially this year. Did they know Labour would therefore be disinclined to vote in favour? Of course, but they also know that they (the SNP) have a majority, and so don't need Labour's votes. Is that playing politics? Of course it is. That's what politicians do. They're self-absorbed. We don't care about their semantics, we just want the best for our kids.

    However, Labour is allowing itself to be out-manoeuvred at every turn. It knew its amendment would fail (it doesn't have a majority). We know it is a Unionist party, so if it wanted a better press it could say "we reject the SNP's case about independence, but in order to support the school meal scheme, we will vote for this motion". As it is, it was backed into a corner, got some bad coverage, and looked stupid. Again.
     
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  28. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Very true.
     
  29. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Unscientific survey alert

    During the course of yesterday morning and over lunch, I asked some friends, colleagues and relations of mine who the leader of the Labour Party in Scotland was. The sample size is extremely small.

    I spoke to 12 people (5 men, 7 women, all of voting age). 2 replied Don’t Know. Of the remaining 10, not one correctly identified Johann Lamont. Here are their replies:

    3 said Alistair Darling

    2 said Jack McConnell

    2 said Douglas Alexander

    1 said Ian Lang (charitably, may have meant Iain Gray).

    1 said Alasdair Gray (probably meant Iain Gray).

    1 said Margaret Curran

    None of these are actually MSPs (except Iain Gray, who wasn't even correctly named), one is a Tory Peer, and one is a novelist.
     
  30. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Your unscientific research backs a poll I saw a few weeks ago, can't remember where. Hardly anyone knows Johann a) exists and b) is leader of Labour in Scotland.
     
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