Monday, November 9, 2015

The Vow : An Honest Translation

Daily Record, 16th September 2014


Westminster's three party leaders - one of whom (apart from Nick Clegg) will be the next prime minister - sign a historic joint bluff which, in their own words, "might just save our bacon here".


The people of Scotland want to know that all three main parties (and the Lib Dems) will deliver change for Scotland.


The Scottish Parliament is permanent, although please note that it can be abolished at any time by simple majority vote at Westminster, and we're not planning to do anything to prevent that.  We are, however, going to say the word "permanent" quite a lot, so that'll probably do.  We're also going to give the parliament extensive new powers over road signs, on the timetable agreed and announced by our three parties, starting on 19th September.  (Although, actually, that timetable may slip slightly - you know how these things are.  Also, please note that promises made by Gordon Brown on our behalf about new powers do not form part of this Vow, and we have no intention of sticking to those.  Didn't you know he's just some random backbencher guy?)

And it is our hope that the people of Scotland will go back to sleep as one of our three parties (it won't be the Lib Dems) gets on with deciding what is good for Scotland.

We agree that the UK exists to ensure that English MPs can decide on Scottish public spending without any Scottish democratic input.  We will introduce so-called "EVEL" to formalise this long-standing tradition.

And because of the introducion of EVEL, tied with the partial retention of the Barnett Formula, we can state categorically that the amount of money available to be spent on the Scottish NHS will be a matter for English MPs.

We believe that the scare stories that so powerfully make the case for staying under the thumb of our three parties (not the Lib Dems) should underpin the future of our power over you chaps.  We will honour all of our promises not only before the referendum but also...actually, we'll only honour them before the referendum.

People want to see change.  A No vote will deliver slower, riskier and worse change than separation.

It's a No vote.  What did you expect?

Signed : David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.

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  1. Still,not long to go now,eh?

  2. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 9, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    The Scottish Nat si Party are in power and have the powers to make changes. So when will the rich be taxed and the council tax unfrozen. The Scottish rich are getting richer as we speak.

    1. Mr McGibbon,

      You are a wag! I love the constant running joke. It reminds me of the Fast show (which I loved) and the guy who said "This week I mostly been ....".


    2. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

      Skewed, it should be spewed.

    3. Och that's a wee shame, poor wee lamb.

      There you were going for the classic laughs and now you just turned into the "See you pal! Think you're clever eh? Think you can outwit a fist?".


      You disappoint.


    4. Just about how I would have translated it as well,aye too many here want to believe lies,after all they had believed Labour for years.

  3. Well, tonight's Scotland Bill farce down in the English parliament takes us a good step closer to indy.

    Smith Commission agreement broken.

  4. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 9, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    If it is an English parliament why are Scottish Nat sis down there collecting 70k + from the taxpayer.

    1. Became an English parliament with the introduction of EVEL.

      How does it feel that the MP you vote for, even if elected, can never be PM or in a major UK cabinet position? No way that can happen now as they'd have to sit out debates or watch policies vetoed by English MPs, allowing the press to tear them to shreds.

      Like it or lump it GWC, you are second class like all us Scots, Welsh and N. Irish now GWC.

    2. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM

      You are a fool and a second class fool tae boot. As well as being a typical hard done tae Scottish moaner and embarrassment tae Scotland. Now go down tae yer local foodbank tomorrow and see what you Nats sis are overseeing while the Scottish rich are raking in the dosh.

    3. Seems I touched a nerve.

    4. Don't think so. To touch a nerve you have to have a nervous system. To have a nervous system you have to have a brain. Doesn't equate.

  5. Who is that obnoxious little shit Alberto Costa ? Him and GWC would get on famously.

    1. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 9, 2015 at 10:54 PM

      Costa is one of your own, a Tory.

    2. Eat your cereal.

  6. So.....the Commons has just voted 269 to 56 to prevent the democratically elected Scottish Parliament getting the power to call another democratic Referendum on Scotland's future.

    Labour, once again, mostly abstained and the Tory and Labour benches were almost empty during the actual debate.

    What a disrespectful, disgraceful, disgusting, disinterested and shameful show of utter condescension from the British Unionist Parties, in relation to Scotland's crucial interests.

    Why, on Earth, should Scots want to remain within this discredited, unequal and one-sided political union, when they are treated with such utter contempt by it?

    Time to ditch Westminster for once and for all - it has nothing more to offer Scotland.

    Time to move on and leave the Union to the dregs of history, where it truly belongs.

  7. SNP all alone on vote to devolve power over Tax Credits to Scotland - 477 / 56

    Labour SUPPORTED the Tories - yet STILL demand Scot Govt reverse the Tory Cuts.

    Utterly, utterly pathetic.

    What a spineless bunch of Unionist Twats, Labour really are.

  8. I watched the, almost completely empty, Unionist Party benches throughout this crucial Debate in Westminster - and then watched those Honourable Members pour themselves back into their places from the various Westminster Bars, just in time to vote-down Amendments, the merits of which they had played absolutely no part whatever, in debating.

    It was a truly a dramatic example of just how little Westminster gives a toss about Scotland.

    We really, really can do so much better than this, in Scotland's interests.

    Thankfully, plenty of our fellow Scots watched the same debacle I did and are now reacting furiously on various, very large, social media sites.

    The days when things like this can be brushed under the carpet by Unionist-friendly MSM/BBC etc... are long gone.

    Most Scots with a spine, will find the whole, sorry mess a slap in the face to our Country.

    Spineless Unionist sycophants - who matter less and less now - will ignore it and, on sites like this, post distractions from their back-catalogue of anti SNP/SG snippets.

    They are gutter-trash of the highest order, but, thankfully, are reviled by an increasing number of Scots every day, week and month.

    1. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 10, 2015 at 12:10 AM

      David Frances the Joke of the North. How much extra tax are you willing to pay for welfare top ups for the Scottish poor? Sorry have I shocked you, away tae the lavvie along with yer false conscience.

    2. Ah - McGibbon - the wee Unionist twat who pretends to be Scottish Working Class when he is more like the English Public Schoolboy, nanny-loving, all-boys-together Tosser.

      Go and play with yersel, ya wee freak.

    3. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 10, 2015 at 12:39 AM

      I did ask you a question that even a Geordie or Scouser would understand. So Joke of the north can you answer it? You can stop opening the sweetie wrappers in your pocket.

    4. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 10, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      David, the Red Lion on Whitehall closed an hour ago and Nat si Mps rolled out tripping over the Pailey Slapper. They missed the Bell.

    5. Eat your cereal.

  9. McGibbon, you are about as relevant on here as a non-criminal on the Rangers Board.

    Try and at least get it through that amazingly dense cranium of yours, that your views on here are treated in the same way as a two-year old's views on climate change.

    You are the dunce of the class, pal - a wee ignoramus who probably needs a Thesaurus to get beyond the first couple of words in a sentence. are consistently good for a laugh - so , maybe James tolerates your guff for that reason alone.

    Your are the Unionist version of Forrest Gump - but without his razor-sharp intellect.

    1. Glasgow Working ClassNovember 10, 2015 at 1:55 AM

      And the Rangers avoided tax like you Nat sis are doing. I was the dunce and stood in the bucket behind the blackboard however if the Scottish Nat sis collected more tax the bucket could be larger.

    2. Perhaps if you eat your cereal like a good little troll, your Unionist overlords might deign to permit you to have a biscuit.