As many of you will have picked up, not from the mainstream media of course, but from blogs and serious news sites like http://wingsoverscotland.com/ MPs in Westminster voted to cap social security other than pensions and unemployment benefit. Only 22 principled MPs voted against this measure and 520 voted for.
The first thing that sticks out was that 30 Labour MPs in Scotland voted for this cap, I have highlighted in particular the ones that are very active working in partnership with the Tory funded Better Together campaign and are all very good at talking their country down, talking its people down and telling us that we are better together. They 30 are: Margaret Curran – Glasgow East, Tom Greatrex – Rutherglen and Hamilton West ,Ian Murray – Edinburgh South ,Willie Bain – Glasgow North East ,Gordon Banks – Ochil and South Perthshire ,Tom Clarke – Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill ,Dame Anne Begg – Aberdeen South , Alistair Darling – Edinburgh South West ,Ian Davidson – Glasgow South West , Thomas Docherty – Dunfermline and west Fife , Frank Doran – Aberdeen North , Gemma Doyle – West Dunbartonshire ,Sheila Gilmore – Edinburgh East , David Hamilton – Midlothian , Tom Harris – Glasgow South , Jimmy Hood – Lanark and Hamilton East , Cathy Jamieson – Kilmarnock and Loudon , Mark Lazarowicz – Edinburgh North and Leith ,Gregg McClymont – Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East , Anne McGuire – Stirling , Anne McKechin – Glasgow North ,Iain McKenzie – Greeenock and Inverclyde , Grahame Morris – Livingston , Jim Murphy – East Renfrewshire , Pamela Nash – Airdrie and Shotts , Sandra Osborne – Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock , John Robertson – Glasgow North West , Frank Roy – Motherwell and Wishaw , Lindsay Roy – Glenrothes , Anas Sarwar – Glasgow Central.
When you add in Johann Lamont’s Something for Nothing speech , too poor, too wee, too stupid and Scotland not deciding the BIG THINGS with the above, a picture is emerging that most of us have seen for many years but that Scottish Labour followers continue to deny . The Labour Party is dead, not just in Scotland, but all over the UK. Labour no longer exists. The followers should probably go to Court to get their tithes back as what they think they are tithing for is certainly not what it being delivered.
How much longer will we allow this party in particular, alongside their friends the Tories and Fibdems, to dictate our future? A future that is based on attacking the weakest and most vulnerable, a future where they can save their own skins and their friends the wealthy 1%. There will be far more eloquent words written about this than mine, there will be better analysis and debate than that which I am trying to stimulate, but my opinion is about trying to open eyes and ears. Our country, by that I mean Scotland, is being taken away from us right before our eyes, we have to keep up the pressure, we have to inform, we have to highlight the shift to the dark side that is New Labour, we have to encourage as many people as we can to vote YES.
This blog is not about the rights and wrongs of how we support vulnerable people, this particular blog today is about the hypocrisy of the Labour movement and people like Murphy, Davidson, Curran, Brown and the HATE filled Lamont. It is time we got rid of these horrible, uncaring, self-effacing bunch of right-wing nutters from Scotland for good.