As everyone knows I am not a fan of Johann Lamont in any way, shape or form. I find her to be a vacuous and nasty piece of work more interested in her career and her broken political party / beliefs than she is for the betterment of Scotland and Scottish people.
Labour northern branch called the region of Scotland have not had any decent, and for that matter honest, leaders since Dewar and McLeish. McConnell did nothing as a leader of any note and was in many ways in place to ensure that the Scottish Parliament, as it was known then, was seen and not heard in Westminster. Iain Grey was poor at best and again not a political thinker of any sort, but Lamont.
Here is someone who is not slow to say she was a teacher (50 years ago), that she is a mother (well she gave birth) and believes in everything that everyone else does just not if it’s nationalism, social justice, anything proposed by the SNP, nuclear weapons being gone from Scotland, fair taxation, devolution of any real kind, free prescriptions and travel at the point of need, dignity, welfare reform and democracy because London decides the big things.
But she stooped to a new low at the weekend I thought when she said of Alex Salmond, and I quote
“But there is one thing which the First Minister has discovered this year. Women give birth to children. Then they look after them. So when his focus groups tell him women don’t like him he discovers childcare. It wasn’t exactly the same as Fleming discovering penicillin. Splitting the atom it was not but I suppose the First Minister learning anything about how real Scots live their lives is some sort of progress. I’m not going to give any theories about why the First Minister has a problem with women. “
There can be no other explanation or interpretation of this other than an attack on Alex Salmond and his wife not having children. How low can you get in politics in Scotland when someone can say this and smile. Johan Lamont is a nasty piece of work and no matter the result in September the sooner the better her kind are out of Scottish Politics can’t come soon enough. If we are to have a chance of building a better Scotland, a more prosperous Scotland, an honest and decent Scotland then the likes of Lamont have to be consigned to the rubbish heap.
I hope that those labour followers in the hall who cheered and clapped have a wee think about what they are followers of; it’s certainly not anything that I want to ever stain myself, my family, people I know or my country with.
Lamont you are a disgrace to Scotland.