Tuesday, 4 November 2014

One oot, another in.

Bit of de ja vu there, I've already published a blog by this title, still, it saves me from having to think of another one. I might just loop back to the beginning like they do every forty odd years with these referendums - wait till the electorate forget what really went on and are beholden to government for their pensions, have another vote on independence and terrify them in to voting no.

This time I'm talking about Johann going out and Jim coming in. Of course there are other contenders for the top Labour job in Scotland - a janitorial role who's main duty is covering the pools of policy vomit spewed out by London Labour with sawdust supplied by the Daily Record. No one really knows who the other candidates are; their names are Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay. The former is most famous for having a surname that Google Chrome wants to change to 'Bootlack' while the latter is famous for having a surname that Google Chrome wants to change to 'Finland'.

As usual, our illustrious broadcast & print media are painting the leadership campaign thusly:




Good guy.
If you strip away all the flim flam, all the hot air and breathy claims, the captions above actually are an accurate representation of 'Scottish' Labour's campaign paradigm for electing a new leader. Murphy also seems to have given jobs to Blair McDougall and John McTernan as campaign advisors. If any one was in any doubt about Labour no longer being in touch with the Scottish electorate, having these two gonks - especially the irreversibly stupid and out of touch McTernan - on your team pretty much confirms the notion. 

Putting McTernan to one side for a moment (with a rattle and something to gnaw,) the only people who voted No willingly and with pleasure were Tories and Labour activists, staffers and apologists - every one else did so under extreme political duress created by McDougall and his hand-picked team of pinch-faced twats. Sometimes its amusing to add a 'but that's just like having...' comparison, but I don't even know what this is like - its so stupid and out of touch.

McTernan is less well known outside of the political straight jacket, I use that word (instead of bubble) because McTernan needs one. He's supposed to be a pundit but it would be a ferocious understatement to say he hasn't got a fucking clue. He's been a Special Adviser to Tony Blair, Harriet Harmon (While she was Secretary of State for Social Security) and Henry McLeish (while he was FM.)

John McTernan. Clear your browsing history when you've finished reading this, you don't even want an image of the man on your device for long. Look at him, just look at that sleekit recreant face, he'll be in your temporary internet files looking for porn then briefing the Daily Record - mark my words...

Its difficult to know how he got those jobs (so long as you forget momentarily the kind of fuckwittery politicians get up to.) It may even be the case that Blair, Harmon and McLeish etc were thoroughly decent people who were getting truly woeful advice - its not hard to believe when you read some of the things McTernan puts out there. He's definitely one of those people who thinks a thing is true because he said it was. Him being on Murphy's teams is all by itself a pretty good reason to vote for Sarah Bootlack or Neil Finland.

To finish, I have to say something about Alistair Darling stepping down, I say stepping down but its hard to imagine where he could step down to given he's already lower than an Earthworm's baw sack. I know, you're thinking Earthworms don't have baw sacks and that they reproduce when children chop them in half in the garden with a spade - this isn't true. Apparently they are hermaphrodites that still mate in pairs and exchange sperm. Reading the Wikipedia description of how worms copulate and reproduce is somewhat akin to reading Alistair Darling's Wikipedia page - in that it'll probably make you feel a bit queasy.

I think that's as accurate a political obituary you're likely to get on Alistair Darling. No doubt we can look forward to several images of him sleeping in the House of Lords but for now, the miserable lying bastard is leaving public life.

In the mean time, we have the potentially gratifying spectacle of Jim Murphy being shoehorned into the Scottish leadership role, then being turfed out because Labour MSP's refuse to give up a pretty cushy job to make way for Lord Murphy of Breathy Rhetoric. Even if some poor dunce did, the only people who'd vote for Baron Jim of the Omelette would be Labour activists, staffers and apologists - and if we are to go by recent polls, there's probably only one of each currently living in Scotland - it could be the best political wheeze since Ed Miliband won his leadership election.


  1. Having won the referendum the BBC is about to install Spud Skelator as First Minister in waiting.

    Could you just imagine if ever he managed to become FM?

    We'd be like Chile under Pinochet or the UK under Thatcher.

    Right wing, warmongering, lying, corrupt, sack of shit that he is and they were.

    I don't know anything about Finland, other than its capital is Helsinki and they do everything very sensibly there... I'm afraid I know even less about Bootlack, except to suggest that perhaps there should be a B in the middle of it and then it would be useful for shoes.

    But it doesn't matter because neither of them is going to see the light of day. A bit like Helsinki in the middle of winter, I suspect.

    The Egg man will be by hook, or more likely crook, be propelled into the job.

    It would be nice if he lost his WM seat before he managed to get a place in the proper parliament, and be obliged to stand down...

  2. My preference is that he gives up his WM seat to stand for a HR seat (recently vacated by some Labour drone.)

    He loses HR seat which in turn is won by a Green, SNP or SSP candidate.

    Isn't it ironic though, they compared Scotland with Salmond as FM to places like Chile and RSK. Salmond doesn't have anything like the warmongering record of Murphy.

    I bet the Scottish press make no mention of it - there will be no dictator bingo for Murphy.

  3. Haven't they ruled that out though.

    All the possibles have told him to take a hike.

    I must admit it would be great fun...

  4. Pa

    Not sure that he will win or by much really. If he does then it's good for the YES side as it will mean business as usual for Labour. If the 200 members of Labour and their democratic block union vote actually go for an intelligent, left wing, caring leader then it might put pressure on the Scottish Government but what am I saying that is the Scottish Government.

    Murphy is a huge mistake that I hope happens for the red Tories as I don't think he will ever be FM, so the damage can only be done to Labour mainly but I will feel sorry for the rest of us in that he will still be in Wastemonster.

    McLiar is just a toilet stain and not worth talking about as is McPotofgold.


  5. Hi Bruce.

    As you say, Murphy is a business as usual type candidate and if he gets elected (which I think he might) it'll be another blow for Labour.

    I say that, but there is a sliver of Scotland's voting public whose rank stupidity should never be underestimated - I'm talking about those who vote labour regardless. Its not so much that they believe the party line, its that they've never looked at it since 1946 - they think they're voting for the old values and are so averse to change, the idea of opening their eyes to the reality... Well, they'd rather just close down.

    We've all had that conversation during the referendum campaign... You can see their eyes glaze over as they lose interest - its a self defence mechanism. They don't appreciate having their notions of reality challenged, instead of adapting, they stick their heads up their backsides.

    (Of course they say the same thing about us - we're all mindless automatons blindly following the SNP party line - however - empirical evidence is not on their side in this - despite what the MSM report.)

    Murphy is a New Labour creation coming in to parliament in 1997, there-for, is not to be trusted. He's never had a job and his wikipage could certainly stand being read by those thinking about voting for him in future.


Thanks for comment as always and I apologise if you have to jump through any hoops to do so. Its just that, I'm still being spammed by organisations who are certain I can't get it up or when it is up its not big enough or that I don't have anyone to get it up for.

Who knew blogging could be so bad for ones self-confidence?