Digging your own grave

British Labour in Scotland are finished, they were on their last legs anyway but tonight has demonstrated they are over. Tris over at Munquin’s New Republic sums it up brilliantly.

When you are tweeting the tweets below regarding the Scottish Government Cabinet reshuffle it not only shows a real lack of self awareness, class, decency, honour, it shows you have nothing to offer.

When a Tory has more class than the British Labour Party in Scotland you know it’s over.

When Tory politicians show more awareness of the real world and how the public will feel in the main you know it’s over.

When the public sum up your Labour supporting friend at BBC Scotland Kaye Adams to capture your true feelings on your country you know it’s over.

The British Labour Party have disgusted me for as long as I can remember politically. From Neil Kinnock to Jeremy Corbyn they are as much use as a chocolate tea pot. The British Labour Party are for the few and for themselves.

I really believe that the backlash tonight is another nail in their coffin. I’ve sometimes doubted that there has been a big shift in thinking in Scotland but the last couple of weeks feel like real change is coming. Scotland is changing in how it sees itself, people who I never thought would be getting sick of Westminster are now. A message to British Labour, change or fade into history as the irrelevance that you are right now.

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10 Responses to Digging your own grave

  1. James says:

    They cannot change, it’s all about them. The sooner their light goes out the better for us ……and, although they won’t know it, for themselves.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is about them and I don’t get them at all to be honest. I don’t think anyone would even notice if they were a party or not anymore but the tweets said a lot to me. You don’t have to agree with the policies of the SNP and how the Ministers have went about their job but they have done their best and esp Shona Robinson who I think has actually done a really good job overall. Labour are just a waste of time now and the tide I think is starting to turn more and more.

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. Kangaroo says:

    Things are getting really interesting now, with the royal assent given to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Tell me is the Consent means “Yes”, “No”, “Did not respond” in this Act or is it an Amendment to the Scotland Act 1998, if the latter then has it still to be given approval?

    • Anonymous says:

      I think they are, things are feeling different now and people I know who were staunch no voters are really starting to have their eyes opened now and not before long. Westminster have view Brexit as constitutional and therefor under the Acts of Union and the Scotland Act they can do whatever they want but I have always wondered if the Scottish Parliament of the past agreed the Act of Union then even though Westminster has the final say on the constitution what is to stop a Scottish Government repealing the Acts of Union, who is going to stop them?

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. Helena Brown says:

    Reading comments from former Labour voters this morning on Twitter, it can be only two sorts holding up Labour in Scotland, the terminally dim and the “Right on Brothers”. My reaction to Ian Gray was never good, I ranked him with McConnell. Teachers, all I can say probably safer in Politics than teaching your kids.
    Having been a recipient of assistance by our National Health Service under both Labour and the Scottish National Party, I can tell you that the latter was much better. From a ten month wait to discover that I had a malignant melanoma which was fortunately not as bad as it could have been, this in 1998, to falling and dislocation my shoulder whilst shopping in Perth, happened at two on the afternoon, up to Perth Royal I infirmary and home here in Fife by six thirty in the evening. Now that was service and been seen by Physiotherapy here within two weeks. So if we have a rotten NHS, it is a flagrant lie, being touted by Unionists for their o an ends. Ian Gray probably fancies a cosy wee seat in the HOL plus the money. A right lazy bunch the lot of them.

    • East Neuker says:

      Helena Brown,
      You’re right about both the Scottish NHS and the Labour Party, but obviously arrogantly and self righteously predujudiced against the teaching profession…. Your “probably safer in politics than teaching your children” jibe is cheap and nasty, and clearly aimed at teachers in general. What are you, that makes you good enough to rubbish a whole profession? Please don’t pretend you only meant the named individuals, not the lot, as it is quite clear you have contempt for all teachers, and a huge chip on your shoulder.
      PS I’m not a teacher, but I know plenty of good ones, and a few rubbish ones, just like any job.Just think twice before casually rubbishing a whole group of people.

      • Anonymous says:

        East Neuker
        I am assuming Helena means that she is glad that Jack McConnell and Iain Grey took up politics rather than stayed in teaching for the sake of the children who might be taught by them, I have never known Helena to ever take a cheap shot at anyone when commenting on the blog, and I must admit I wouldn’t want either Iain Grey or Jack McConnell teaching my kids and I can say that as I am involved in the education profession and work in both primary and secondary schools every day with pupils and teachers, and like all professions there are good and bad. Labour on the other hand are a joke and the tweets from politicians who you would hope would show some humility I found just very sad. It shows how far Labour have fallen when they could have just said good luck and thanks for your efforts while putting across alternative policies they didn’t and they don’t. I can’t stand Labour and I am offended at what they have become.

        Thanks for commenting.

    • Anonymous says:

      My experience of the health service overall is pretty good compared to say 27 years ago when our family GP at the time failed to diagnose an illness my Dad had which became terminal due to the year long delay in doing something about it. I don’t get the constant talking down all of the services in Scotland by Labour, and the other unionist parties to a lesser degree, when the statistics show different. They could, and should, have shown a bit more class and chose to make silly personal attacks that just make them even more unelectable to be honest. I can’t stomach them anymore, they have zero shame and are a total waste of time.

      Thanks for commenting.

  4. Alan says:

    All the whining is supposed to drown out the reality that the Scottish Government’s leader can reshuffle at all. Never mind on such a scale!

    Hard to imagine Theresa May doing a reshuffle which is remotely comparable.

    • Bruce Hosie says:

      Good point, Mayhem could only go from shit to really shit. Same as Corbyn.

      Thanks for commenting.

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