Friday, November 5, 2010

Woolas today, the Snarl tomorrow?

To turn now to a meatier aspect of the Phil Woolas ruling (assuming it stands), the first thought that occurred to me is that it's only a matter of weeks since Iain "the Snarl" Gray appeared in a Labour Party Conference Broadcast and uttered the extraordinary words "over the last three-and-a-half years, the SNP have broken every single promise they have ever made". If we are now going to have a firm legal precedent that politicians cannot knowingly make statements that are demonstrably untrue, presumably in future the SNP will be able to challenge such broadcasts. But what an immense pity Gray didn't make such an absurd claim during the formal period of an election campaign...

3 comments:

tris said...

On one hand it would be nice to see Iain "the Snarl" Gray hauled up over that ridiculous statement, but I'm not sure that I'd want him disqualified from parliament, at least until after the election.

He is, after all, one of the weapons in our arsenal for a second term.

James Kelly said...

Ah, but you never know, Tris. With Scottish Labour's track record, they might elect Maragret Curran as his replacement!

tris said...

EEEEEK James. It gets better and better...