Sunday, 13 February 2011

DEEP DIVISIONS IN SCOTTISH LABOUR ABOUT GRAY'S LEADERSHIP.

DEEP DIVISIONS & RANK HYPOCRISY EXPOSED IN WAKE OF ‘IMMATURE’ BUDGET VOTE
 
NO CREDIBLE POLICIES AS IT IS REVEALED LABOUR’S DRAFT MANIFESTO UNCOSTED
 
An article in today’s Times newspaper and an online article by the New Statesman reveal ‘startling’ splits and problems within the Scottish Labour party only weeks before the Scottish Parliamentary election says the SNP’s Campaign Director Angus Robertson.
 
In today’s Times newspaper a queue of anonymous party sources criticise Iain Gray for deciding the Labour group should vote against the SNP Government’s budget, saying he was led by an ‘immature minority’ within the party and that they should have accepted what John Swinney offered them since it met their demands and would let them look like they were acting in the ‘national interest’.
 
And in an online article in the New Statesman it is revealed by Dan Hodges that Labour’s draft manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections is ‘uncosted’  - confirming SNP criticisms of Labour’s burgeoning policy announcements – and that the UK party will put all additional capacity into the Welsh Assembly elections  with only one additional party staff member seconded to the Scottish campaign.
 
Commenting Mr Robertson said:
 
"These reports just show that in May, voters will have a choice between a responsible, experienced SNP government aiming to protect Scotland’s progress by creating jobs, investing in essential public services and helping family budgets – or a divided and hypocritical Labour party putting immature political opposition before the people of Scotland.
 
“The revelations show Iain Gray was led on the Budget vote and that he isn’t even capable of leading his own group of MSPs, never mind Scotland.
 
“It just proves that they were offered all they wanted – and more – and put puerile political opposition before the national interest.
 
“It is obvious many of his MSPs are unhappy and have startlingly resorted to making known their unhappiness with Iain Gray’s leadership.
 
“The New Statesman is equally revealing in showing a lack of confidence in Iain Gray’s leadership by his London bosses who don’t believe the Scottish campaign is worthy of significant additional resources.
 
“Their revelation that their draft manifesto is uncosted only confirms what the SNP have been saying – that they have an uncosted wish-list of fantasy policies. They don't have a credible alternative for Scotland and their budget vote shows they are hypocritical, inexperienced and inconsistent.”

11 comments:

cynicalHighlander said...

They don't need to spend a lot when Pacific Quay beams their message at public expense.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

ch

If Ian doesn't work out as FM after we slaughter the snp at the next election..

we will install another either way the Nationalist are out for ever

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

ch

If Ian doesn't work out as FM after we slaughter the snp at the next election..

we will install another either way the Nationalist are out for ever

Dark Lochnagar said...

No, Highlander and to say nothing about those fucks on the Herald and Scotsman. I see someone from the US on the Newsnet Scotland letters page asking for different views from those advocated by pro-independence writers. Fuck me, he can read any other paper in the country!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Niko, I didn't think your comment was that good that you had to post it twice. We'll see BTW.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

DL

Hiccups! Er sorry

Dark Lochnagar said...

Niko, Ok I know you're not used to this kind of thing.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Niko, you can take the Mori poll today and shove it up Gray's arse. Here we go!

Anonymous said...

Mate, that banner pic sucks. The size is all tae fuck and takes up 50% of the screen with about another 10% taken up with that pointless 'translate' thing.

One thing you learn when you do 'web stuff' is that 'above the fold' web space is prime website realestate.

Do yourself and everybody else a favour and
1)get shot of that stupid translate thing and
2)Replace the picture with a more useful size.

Here's one of the same pic I cropped down and tweaked a bit for you: http://i.imgur.com/q74sM.jpg

Cheers!

PS - Fuck Labour, The Cons and the Traitorous LibDems.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Anonymous, thanks a million for that. It looks miles better as you can see and I got shot of the translate thing. In fact I think I'll get rid of some more widgets when I'm at it to speed up loading. I just noticed your comment because it was well down, I wished I knew who you were so I could thank you properly. I just wished I could get the banner to stretch right across the page without the black bits, or am I being a cheeky bastard now ? :)

Anonymous said...

Nae probs, mate. I've sent you an email.