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Auld-Yin

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I am not long back from Sunny Oban and I have to say, it was a rather "Orwellian" or "North Korean" experience.

Every third lamppost had a "Vote SNP" placard tied to it. Many shops had similar. In the main street there were photos of the local SNP MP with messages that suggested that voting SNP was right and good.

I half expected yellow vans to trundle down the street blasting out Flower of Scotland and political speeches.

As a "White settler" it was rather unsettling and intimidating.

Still, Oban is a shit hole with plenty of druggies hassling folk in the street, run down buildings, charity shops left right and centre but with a rather good "War and Peace" museum.
Do you work for Visit Scotland?
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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Which probably means he is at a disadvantage in the Scottish leadership election. The vote in Scotland is not one member one vote but the old fashioned smokey room politics. Some apparatchiks may see him as too clever and not easily managed.

There's an interesting piece on the subject in today's Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...be-Labours-only-hope-to-halt-its-decline.html

Murphy does remind me of Brutus in the TV series 'Rome'.

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Perhaps Miliband should avoid attending any political assemblies if Murphy wins.

Personally I'm enjoying the sight of Labour's cunning plan to gerrymander the UK's political structures spectacularly blowing up in their faces.
 
In The Indy Labour facing complete political annihilation in Scotland as poll reveals party could win as few as four seats

Pretty drastic polling:


Could change a great deal but clearly the SNP have gained a huge boost thanks to secession's voter mobilization effect. The SNP in its rather similar insurgency against the Westminster elite may have become Labor's UKIP.

Special Ed loses 37 seats, Lib Dems also wiped out losing 9 seats, 54 SNP seats! Must be Music to Dave's ears however if that pans out it could make the Tartan Tories a Westminster kingmaker in 2015.

Now what does that mean for Dave's duplicitous bit of post-referendum Sweaty bashing English Votes For English Laws? Well he has Ed by the nads forcing him to run against it hard which won't play well with the self interested English. On the other hand imagine swapping the unhappy pairing with the Cleggites for a SNP-Con pact??? Only a miserable Milliband being ridden over the hedges by yerwoman Sturgeon would be more amusing.

Opinion polls rarely reflect reality though.
 
Still won't stop them I know of someone who owes over 5k in unpaid council tax and yet they still got housing benefit off the council......
 
Rant on...
IMHO, the more the political parties actually have to do in order to get our votes, the better. If the SNP look to crush Labours knackers in the north, then perhaps Labour needs to up its game re Scots voters. If not, then **** them, the Scots deserve better. I'm rather looking forward to the next GE where parties other than the big three look to upset the balance in Parliament. Then we might start getting a more dynamic lot in Westminster than we currently have.
Rant off.
 
My only surprise was the size of the blue bit.
Scotland's always at heart been a small-c conservative country and traditional 'wets' enjoyed decent levels of sympathy if not active support even amongst working folks.

Labour are being podgered senseless because finally there is a realistic alternative to them for people who can't countenance today's Conservative vision* for the nation.

*A synonym for which is, of course, "hallucination."
 
Do you work for Visit Scotland?

Come the revolution and my appointment as supreme leader for life Visit Scotland who, certainly as far as the North Highlands are concerned, are a useless bunch of tossers, will be the first against the wall - the sound of musketry will be drowned by the screams of Highland councillors having Gaelic road signs inserted in their fundaments.

Once that enjoyable piece of cultural cleansing is over we can turn out attention to the real work - 'Weegies - the Final Solution'
 
Come the revolution and my appointment as supreme leader for life Visit Scotland who, certainly as far as the North Highlands are concerned, are a useless bunch of tossers, will be the first against the wall - the sound of musketry will be drowned by the screams of Highland councillors having Gaelic road signs inserted in their fundaments.

Once that enjoyable piece of cultural cleansing is over we can turn out attention to the real work - 'Weegies - the Final Solution'

Before ye come, ye'll have had yer tea, then?
 
Once that enjoyable piece of cultural cleansing is over we can turn out attention to the real work - 'Weegies - the Final Solution'
You'll never get a Weegie into a shower, even a fake one.
 
Come the revolution and my appointment as supreme leader for life Visit Scotland who, certainly as far as the North Highlands are concerned, are a useless bunch of tossers, will be the first against the wall - the sound of musketry will be drowned by the screams of Highland councillors having Gaelic road signs inserted in their fundaments.

Once that enjoyable piece of cultural cleansing is over we can turn out attention to the real work - 'Weegies - the Final Solution'

Unnecessary duplication. Just let SNP "run" the region for another decade. Their ineptitude will do the job in a slow, subtle and insidious way - all the while proclaiming that they are the only option, all other Parties will do damage.

It's better than fiction.
 

alib

LE
I see Salmond has ruled out the SNP replacing the likely gutted Lib-Dems as a Tory ball and chain. He favors using a swoll up and vengeful SNP band in Westminster for harrying a minority government into subservience but is already toying with a SNP-Labor pact.

They don't need much assistance but Dave's cunningly divisive conversion of a scarily averted Scottish secession vote that had him near to tears into a bare faced demand for English Votes For English Laws was well calculated to wreck Labor in Scotland. Effing Tory effect innit. He could be on a roll here exploiting the politics of English grievance in the manner of the bold Farage.

There is a cynical opportunity to shoo the simple souls of the party heartland onto the Full English Outrage Bus. Dave could start hinting a vote UKIP will result in this terrifyingly effective SNP horde running rings round an Ed in No 10. Imagine Sturgeon reaping massive concessions to Scotland's Trainspotting style benefit chasers of the popular imagination while eagerly welcoming the dreaded dusky dregs of the EU to crap mountainously on Home Counties doorsteps. All with the oil price in free fall and Rab C like Scotland not paying its way.
 
The thought of a bloated SNP presence at Westminster next May, influencing UK policy as part of a Socialist coalition will be enough to keep me awake at night for the next few months. A truly terrifying prospect.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
Unnecessary duplication. Just let SNP "run" the region for another decade. Their ineptitude will do the job in a slow, subtle and insidious way - all the while proclaiming that they are the only option, all other Parties will do damage.

It's better than fiction.

A bit like the Greens in Brighton, then?

Let the idealists have their run with the party of their choice - you know, the one that'll make it all better - and then find that beyond the headline policy they have f*ck-all which actually works?

Ooo, you are awful.
 

alib

LE
The thought of a bloated SNP presence at Westminster next May, influencing UK policy as part of a Socialist coalition will be enough to keep me awake at night for the next few months. A truly terrifying prospect.
Dave or his replacement forming a minority government with a handful of traitorous Kippers and having to face a large demanding SNP block could be an even sorrier experience for Tories than the secretly concocted marriage with the Limp-Dems.

Last time this sort of North Of The Border coup happened in London a revolting sone of York tried "to blow you Scotch beggars back to your native mountains".
 
I would not mind an increased SNP presence - as it currently stands they do not vote on matters they consider to be English in the Westminster parliament. Would they change that if they were in a Labour coalition?
 
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