I think most of us would agree that hate is a horrible word to use. It is one of those words that I try not to use but when reading over the weekend about some of the hardest areas hit by the so-called welfare reforms, supported by Labour, who also promise more pain, you cannot but use the word to describe the Labour Party and their failure over a 100 years to protect the poorest in Scotland.
Several reports emerged over the weekend that the areas hardest hit by welfare reform have been:
Calton represented by Margaret Curran MP Labour Party
Springburn represented by Willie Bain MP Labour Party
Drumchapel represented by John Robertson MP Labour Party
Five other areas of Glasgow appear in the top 20 and all represented by Labour MPs. Anas Sarwar, Ian Davidson, Ann McKechin and Tom Harris are the guilty parties. These very same people are the ones talking you down, telling you that you are better together when what they really mean is they are better together while roughly every adult in Glasgow will be worse off to the tune of £620 a year due to the changes.
In a weekend when 50,000 people in London marching against this very austerity are ignored by politicians across all parties and the main stream media we learn that the Labour heartland of Glasgow is the worst hit. What will it take for people on the west coast to wake up to the sham and lie that are the Labour Party in Scotland. The Labour Party is dead, simple as that, it is dead. The party formed to protect the rights of the most vulnerable are now one of the largest causes of the misery faced by many in Scotland. Along with the Conservatives and the Liberals they are everything that I hate about this country now.
I don’t think Labour have ever truly served the poor and vulnerable but I think some of them tried many years ago. Now they are a disgrace of a party and please stop falling for their lies, they are killing the poor and telling you it is in your best interests but it’s in their best interests. It doesn’t serve the Currans and Sarwars of the world to make your life better, more equal, you might move away or vote them out. No, it serves their interests to keep you poor, ignorant and dying young and what a Christmas Present Ian Duncan Smith has been for them. They can blame the hated Tories for your pain while weighing your vote.
Think of the power they could Weald if every Labour MP in Scotland stood up and said ‘ right, we want this change or that change or we vote yes ‘ think of the shock waves that would bring and the opportunity for real change for the better and ask yourself why don’t they. Could it just be that your wellbeing is not their wellbeing, could it be that your prospects conflict with their prospects, could it be that your enlightenment is the very thing they fear.
I now HATE Labour in Scotland and if I were living in parts of Glasgow today I would be encouraging you to HATE them too. You can change things, you can make them better, the first step you can take is to lance the boils that are the Labour MP and MSPs in Scotland who are keeping you down. This is your time, your chance, I am with you and so are many from across Scotland because when you break from the liars of Scottish Labour and vote for yourselves and your children you will be helping to save us all.