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The only thing that will matter is whether she is guilty or not by the letter of the law and whether it can be proved.Aldo
The article has the by-line "Gareth Platt" - is that an alter ego or a mistake?
It's a mistake - I've sent them a message to let them know, but it'll probably stay like that overnight.
Swinson & Knickerless just a pair of gobshit opportunists feeding aff the braindead gullible. On the real poitical front the EU beaurocrats and their floozies are attempting to obtain more money from the British taxpayer to feed their habits. And the Dug has resigned. Time for Labour to get rid of the Momentum fash and move on with progressive policies.
So relieved Dugdale is gone. She wasn't believable as a ready and willing agent of Corbyn socialism. Not that I admire socialism at all but in Scotland we need an identifiably left wing Labour party to suck the life out of the SNP and Greens. Mr Findlay, step forward. The hour is at hand.We should offer the EU a billion squillion quid if they want it - but in return we want full free trade with no other strings attached. If they will give us that, fine. If not, cheerio folks - we've got a meeting lined up with the Donald.Aldo
Well Aldo, seems the partnership of Labour and Tories is enduring.
Country before party.
The clear and present danger to the SNP is not from any supposed Tory/LibDem non-aggression pact but from a resurgent Labour. Ahead of the GE, Scottish Labour aspirations were limited to holding on to Edinburgh South and having a tilt at East Lothian. Believe me, by far the happiest contingent at the East Dunbartonshire count were those wearing red rosettes (despite their candidate finishing 4th). While the media focus in Scotland was on the 13 seats the Tories won in Scotland, the hidden story was the number of SNP seats that are now "in play" for Labour. Excellent young Labour candidates such as Callum McNally (who acquitted himself very well in East Dunbartonshire) will be licking their chops at their prospects next time around.
The unionist propaganda in the comments section of this blog is becoming less and less well disguised. Time will tell whether I'll ever find out if Callum McNally is "excellent" or not, but at the moment I don't know who he is, and that's probably because Labour, just like the Tories, wanted the Lib Dems to win in East Dunbartonshire and thus didn't put up any fight.On your broader point, the very fact that Labour's pre-election "ambitions" were so wide of the mark illustrates precisely why their sudden belief that they're going to win all of the SNP's seats is so silly. They could just as easily lose six of their own seats, leaving them with just one. I dare say the SNP will be "licking their chops", to use your own phrase, about their chances of unseating the Labour MP in Glasgow North-East, who will fall on the tiniest of tiny swings!
Your comment James about Glasgow NE (Lab Maj 242) is easily countered by similar observations about Glasgow E (SNP Maj 75) and Glasgow SW (SNP Maj 60). In fact, of the six Glasgow seats held by the SNP, the largest majority is 2561 - firmly in marginal territory.I've never voted Labour, and am unlikely to do so in my own constituency of Glasgow NW (where I also happen to think Carol Monaghan has been doing a good job). Political success in recent times has been more about momentum than ideology. For now, the fickle political tide is running against the SNP.
Not only have you not countered my argument "easily", you have failed to counter it at all. Indeed you appear not to have understood it. My point was that by banging on about how "the SNP are doomed because they've now got so many vulnerable seats" you were losing sight of the other side of the coin, namely that most of Labour's seats are DESPERATELY vulnerable to the SNP. They have only seven seats and just one of those is safe. Some of them are almost COMICALLY precarious. They are on the brink of an absolutely CATASTROPHIC result next time around, and that's an indisputable fact."I've never voted Labour"Of course you haven't, old chap. You're just propagandising for them on an impulse.
That's a shame James. I may have voted No but would regard myself as one of the "persuadables" Nicola realises she needs to convert to Yes. Your myopia does your cause no favours. And calling me "old chap" is just patronising.
Isn't astroturfing generally considered ill-mannered? I think it is, old bean. Now do toddle off, there's a good chap.