Last week at First Ministers Questions Johan Lamont asked Alex Salmond to name one of the Chief Execs of companies that support independence. This was in relation to the intervention, and according to BP, selective quoting of Bob Dudley regarding Scottish Independence. Now at the time I just thought, here we go again, Johan Lament has been reading the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, the FT and all the other right-wing rags that are the stable of Labour politicians these days.
However, on reflection, she hits the nail on the head. No wait, she does, don’t laugh. It makes perfect sense for Lament to ask that question because at the end of the day she is more interested in what the Bob Dudley’s of the world have to say than you or me. The fact that he doesn’t have a vote makes no difference to Labour, postal voting anyone. Tony Blair went to Libya to meet with Gaddafi, yes him who supplied arms to the IRA. Attending this meeting with him was a certain Peter Sutherland, the Chairman of BP.
So Labour have form in supporting anything that BP say, even to the extent of facilitating meetings for oil deals with the man who gave weapons to other men to attack and kill soldiers from the United Kingdom. Maybe that is the greater question, why is Lamont happy to quote executives from this company, a company who will do any deal in the name of profit, supported by Labour. Maybe Lament needs to look at her own associations before trying, and failing, to make cheap shots at the First Minister of Scotland. maybe she should concentrate on actually representing Scotland, go on, represent Scotland just once.