SNP: Murphy discounted after fewer than 50 days in post – Liar Gordon Brown to the rescue again


He can't carry the Scottish branch office, he knows it

He can’t carry the Scottish branch office, he knows it

By @ShaunyNews Via: http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2015/jan/murphy-discounted-after-fewer-50-days-post

PLEASE REMEMBER: Gordon Brown was wheeled out, sold a lie then retired. He can’t be trusted, please spread this from the SNP far and wide. We can’t make the same mistake 3 times, Labour are dying, Jim is disliked in Scotland, so all off a sudden the man the UK voters blamed for the financial collapse is now touted as a Saviour. Desperate or desperate? Red Tory’s are gone, WE here in Scotland changed UK politics forever, we won’t be fooled again, in-case, we drive this message home with no hatred, just a love to be free from it all.

Reports today that Scottish Labour are turning to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in an attempt to turn around their fortunes at May’s General Election have been described as “disastrous” for Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy by the SNP.

In today’s Herald, Labour sources say Mr Brown will be Labour’s “secret weapon” in Scotland and will be “deployed” in an attempt to win back support.

Gordon Brown was also described as Scottish Labour’s “secret weapon” in the run up to the Scottish elections in 2011 – which resulted in a landslide victory for the SNP with an unprecedented majority at Holyrood.

SNP General Election campaign coordinator Angus Robertson MP said:

“This is a disastrous story for Jim Murphy – he was supposed to be the person who would turn Labour’s fortunes around, but is obviously being discounted by his own colleagues after fewer than 50 days in the job.

“Just last week, the SNP had a tremendous council by-election victory in Gordon Brown’s constituency, which will no doubt have chilled Scottish Labour to the core.

“Labour have clearly run out of options – and in their desperation to try to hold on to votes they are turning to Gordon Brown as a last resort. Mr Brown of course isn’t a candidate in the General Election, and described himself as an ex-politician.

“Labour are paying a heavy price for their toxic alliance with the Tories – and in recent weeks they have made clear the alliance lives on as they voted with the Tories to support £30 billion more austerity cuts and waste £100 billion on Trident renewal.”

STILL too much red

STILL too much red in 2015

Would be world news in ANY other country with way over 50%

Would be world news in ANY other country with way over 50%

We can remove them ALL

We can remove them ALL

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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy insists he is ‘not a unionist’


Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

By @ShaunyNews Via http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/scottish-labour-leader-jim-murphy-4973610

SCOTS Labour leader Jim Murphy has insisted he is “not a unionist”, nice catholic man. Lets see how he handles the Scottish branch of Labour, will he fight for the ‘Edinburgh Agreement’ his boss said 10 days ago would be delivered in full? or am I being a fool?

The Scottish Labour leader, who famously embarked on a 100 towns in 100 days tour in support of a No vote in last year’s referendum, rejected the label at a lunch with journalists. “I have never been a unionist,” he said. “It’s never been my political tradition. “As a family of Irish Catholic immigrants we’re not unionists. “I grew up in a family of trade-unionists, but we’re not political unionists.”

Murphy instead said that during the referendum campaign there was a “temporary alignment” of “two different unionist traditions”. He added: “A Conservative & Unionist tradition inside the Conservative Party and elements of the Liberal Democrats, and you had a trade-unionist and socialist solidarity tradition inside the Labour Party.

“For a moment there was an alignment for different reasons of political culture and history, but that moment is gone.” Scottish Labour are behind in the polls with many former supporters appearing to have defected to the SNP after voting Yes in the referendum

 Sandra White

Sandra White

SNP MSP Sandra White ridiculed Murphy’s remarks. She said: “With Labour struggling in the polls, it’s no wonder that Jim Murphy is desperate to rewrite history and try to distance himself from the Tories – who Labour spent two years working hand in glove with in the referendum. “Does Jim Murphy really expect people to believe that despite having spent the entire referendum campaign arguing for a No vote, he does not believe in the union?  “It is utter nonsense and a sign of desperation that he would even attempt to claim otherwise. If it walks like a unionist and talks like a unionist, it is a unionist – and Jim Murphy will never sound like anything else.”

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Scottish independence: Cameron ‘nervous’ over vote


David Cameron said he was 'nervous' about the referendum vote.

David Cameron said he was ‘nervous’ about the referendum vote.

DAVID Cameron has admitted he is “nervous” about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks.

The Prime Minister’s comments come after the results of the first poll since a second televised debate showed the No campaign’s lead was cut in half, to just six points. He told the Scottish Daily Mail: “I’m emotional and nervous because it matters so much.” But he hinted there were a “silent majority” of people who were afraid to speak out, citing academics in particular. “Recently I was talking to university vice chancellors who are very much part of the silent majority. They don’t want to speak out … because they worry about retribution from the Scottish government,” the PM told the paper.

Mr Cameron, who visited a marine engineering firm yesterday, also condemned an attack on Labour MP Jim Murphy, who was egged by a Yes supporter while on a visit to Kirkcaldy, in Fife. Mr Murphy suspended his 100-day Scotland-wide referendum tour for Better Together, claiming that Yes Scotland is employing intimidation tactics by co-ordinating mobs of protesters to disrupt the meetings. Mr Cameron described the incident as undemocratic. He said: “There’s nothing wrong with a bit of heckling but throwing things isn’t necessarily part of the democratic process.” Yesterday, a Survation poll for the Daily Mail revealed Better Together’s 13-point lead in a previous poll earlier this month had dropped to just six, with the ballot in three weeks’ time.

Of the 1,001 Scottish residents over 16 who were surveyed, 47.6 per cent said they were planning to vote No on September 18 – down from 50.3 per cent three weeks ago, while support for independence rose from 37.2 per cent to 41.6 per cent.

The number of Scots still undecided fell from 12.5 per cent to 10.8 per cent. When those who are undecided are excluded from the research, support for No is at 53 per cent, with Yes on 47 per cent. Interpreting the results, Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins said: “The poll underlines that the result is on a knife edge and that support for Yes continues to build, while the relentless negativity of the No campaign means it continues to lose ground.” But Better Together chief executive Blair McDougall said: “This is yet another poll showing that the majority of Scots want to keep the UK family together.”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/scottish-independence-cameron-nervous-over-vote-1-3525799