Labour Party

Scotland has Been Changed Forever by the Outcome of the Referendum

Scotland has Been Changed Forever by the Outcome of the Referendum

Lamont finally agrees Scotland has been changed forever by the outcome of the Referendum – But can the Labour Party in Scotland Change?? or Will it Still, “Cow Tow” to the Instructions of the English Labour Party??

Johann Lamont smiled for the cameras, ignoring the abject failure of her Party machine to motivate Labour leaning voters to support a, “No” vote in the referendum. Instead she weakly offered a view that it was clearly time for change. Addressing colleagues she went on to express concern that whilst Scotland had voted decisively to remain part of the UK significant numbers of Scots had expressed a strong wish to be independent and it was important that the establishment directed efforts towards healing wounds bringing Scotland together once more.

She studiously ignored the fact three of the four areas of Scotland that had voted, “Yes” were Labour Party controlled previously impregnable heartlands, (North Lanarkshire, Glasgow and West Dumbartonshire. Indeed the constituencies of MPs, Margaret Curran, Tom Harris, Willie Bain, Frank Roy, Ian Davidson, Anas Sarwar, Gregg McClymont and Tom Clarke, as well as MSPs Jackie Baillie, Paul Martin, Patricia Ferguson, Michael McMahon and Johaan Lamont herself were among those that voted, “Yes. As is always the case Labour sought to point the finger of failure at other parts of the, “Better Together” campaign asserting it was the barnstorming intervention of Gordon Brown that had saved the day.

But some Labour Party activists did accept there were many shortcomings in the entirely negative campaign and direction the Party had taken in recent times that would need to be addressed and corrected, if the Party was to recover it’s former place in Scottish society. Noteworthy comments;

“The problem has been too many in Labour politics believe they’ve a seat for life. There was a mini-cull of Labour councillors in Glasgow several years back and there may well be one in Lanarkshire very soon.

“The party is too remote from the voters and needs to talk about its failures and failings. [Council leaders] Gordon Matheson and Jim McCabe have serious questions to answer.”

Tory Party

Ruth the Mooth Gives Early Warning – When The Tory Party Takes Up the Reins of Government at Holyrood in 2021 Lazy Scots Will Be Forced Tae Get Tae Work Or Feel Her Wrath








10 August 2012: Bull in a china shop –  Ruth Davidson Castigates lazy Scottish Electorate for living off handouts from Westminster

Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has claimed that nearly 90 percent of Scots households are currently “living off state’s patronage,”  reports.

Davidson cited that only about 283,080 households in Scotland – 12 percent of the total number – pay more in taxes than what they receive in public services from the state.

In addition, due to the dominance of the public sector in Scottish life, she said that state spending now represents at least one-half of Scotland’s wealth.

“It is staggering that public sector expenditure makes up a full 50 percent of Scotland’s GDP and only 12 percent of households are net contributors, where the taxes they pay outweigh the benefits they receive through public spending,” she thundered.

“The rotten system of patronage, which denies so many people real choices in their lives, has created a corrosive sense of entitlement which suits its political gang masters.”

Referring to the exalted 12 percent who are “responsible for generating Scotland’s wealth,” she rhetorically asked: “I wonder how many of them work on public sector contracts.”

Citing data from the Office for National Statistics, Davidson said that the average Scottish household uses £14,151 more in public services every year than it pays out in taxes.

Even middle-income Scots, she noted, consume £20,000 more in state spending than they pay out.

Only Scotland’s wealthy, that is, those who account for the top 10 percent of earners, pay £17,205 more in tax than they receive in public services.

She also alleged that over-dependence on the public trough has created a generation of Scots who are hopelessly loyal to the Labour and Scottish National Party, at the expense of the Tories.

“If the gang master state is the only provider people can see for their housing, education and employment, it’s no surprise those who seek to break the stranglehold find barriers in their way,” she declared.

But the facts are that Scotland pays 9.6 percent of the United Kingdom’s total tax bill, while accounting for only 9.3 percent of British public spending. (The btimes)

Davidson likes to get herself in the news just as often as she can.

Some of her more bombastic performances are listed below.





5 January 2012: RD keynote speech about Scottish Conservative Party policy.

29 January 2012: RD  and Cameron denying more devolution of tax powers to Scotland.

29 January 2012: Too wee, too stupid, too poor, to be independent, what a shower of toe-rags.

16 March 2012: RD Overstates her case again.

10 May 2012: Scottish regiments betrayed by Tory Party.

17 May 2012: The Leveson Inquiry.

28 May 2012: The big debate Part1.

28 May 2012: The big debate Part2.

31 May 2012: MSP’s agree that Scotland should be an independent country.–ET7PUI2wM

8 October 2012: RD. Scots are happy to live off welfare from England.

9 October 2012: RD. only 12% of Scots households are net contributors to tax revenues.






30 January 2013: Blair Jenkins and RD – Scotland Tonight.

31 January 2013: RD has lost the plot on Europe – failed to keep up with events!

8 March 2013: North Sea investments will generate an additional £3 billion by 2017.

26 March 2013: RD – Speech on strengthening Scottish Devolution.

29 March 2013: RD talking legal, political and constitutional nonsense.

23 May 2013: RD Gets over excited.

7 November 2013: RD questioned Scotland’s place in the EU following independence? The BBC said the Spanish Prime Minister said we would be out!

20 November 2013: RD MSP speaks in the Equal Marriage Debate.

12 December 2013: RD implied Alex Salmond was a liar by referring to him as Pinocchio.

12 December 2013:  RD calls FM Pinocchio – Reprimanded by PO.





2 May 2014: Bested by Alex Salmond,  RD slams her pen down in fury.

29 May 2014: RD rashly embarks on Treasury facts with predictable outcome.

2 June 2014: RD and Sarah Smith – More Powers for Scotland.

7 June 2014: RD – Oil and the economy.

2 July 2014: Referendum two months away. Campaign takes priority.

21 August 2014: RD speaking in the Scotland’s future debate.

14 September 2014:  Treasury briefing breaches Purdah.

15 September 2014: RD “I do not want an equal society” – in her own words.

22 September 2014: RD  implies illegal collation of postal votes.

28 September 2014: RD Speech To the Tory Party Conference.

29 September 2014: RD waffles and refuses to reveal target seats.

10 October 2014: RD comprehensively demolished by the First Minister.

12 December 2014: RD Defends flat-lining Tory Party.





12 April 2015: Unionist leaders bullying Nicola Sturgeon.

27 April 2015:  Tory Party not to blame for the alarming rise in food banks.

7 May 2015: RD wishes away the election outcome.

4 May 2015: RD and the success of the Tory party.

14 May 2015: RD on education.

28 May 2015: Question Time Aberdeen “Mr Plant”  back in the audience.