Have Labour learnt nothing? Check this!


By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ShaunyNews

MP’s from England phoning Scottish LP members to ask them to vote Jim Murphy as leader, they are delusional, have they Learned nothing ?

After interviewing the candidates yesterday, GMB have today announced that they will be backing Neil Findlay to be leader of the Scottish Labour Party and Katy Clark to be deputy leader.

This makes GMB the seventh trade union to back the two candidates, and it is a particularly interesting announcement as earlier in the week there were suggestions that GMB would come out to back one of the other leadership candidates, Jim Murphy – which is also the union that he is a member of.

Harry Donaldson, GMB Scotland Regional Secretary explained the union’s decision: “After having gone through a thorough process in which all candidates for the Leader and Deputy Leader were interviewed, the lay member-led Scottish Regional Committee decided to support Neil Findlay and Katy Clark for leader and deputy leader.

“The view of the committee following a lengthy debate was that it was time for change and that Labour had to return to its roots and regain its Socialist values.”

This is the latest from the ongoing “Field Office” leadership for Labour in Scotland. I don’t think Labour realise that the Scottish people actually don’t like them any more. Labour thought Scotland was stupid, now Scotland know Labour are Stupid. They sold their souls to the Tories. For that! There is no come back. Expect a HUGE surge in the region of 70% SNP PM’s in Hollyrood next year. The thrashing labour will take in the election will be swift and hard, but they deserve it. Now they are calling Scottish people from England. Scotland’s Labout leader and her Deputy have resigned, Johann Lamont to be fair said it as it was, she admitted London Labour no longer look to Scotland for votes. I wonder how Ed Milliband feels knowing he has lost the Scottish vote and the dynamics of Scottish Politics have been changed for EVER!

I ask ALL Labour members one simple question


This is a hard truth for Labour to understand away down in London

This is a hard truth for Labour to understand away down in London



Jim thinks it's 'COOL' to have Nuclear weapons on Scottish soil but not in England.

Jim thinks it’s ‘COOL’ to have Nuclear weapons on Scottish soil but not in England.

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Scottish Referendum Is ‘Too Close To Call’


Too close to call? I don’t see it that way, Yes is way in-front

The Scottish referendum outcome is “too close to call” as both sides enter the final days of the vote campaign, a research agency has said. The TNS poll which puts the Yes and No campaigns equal on 41% came as the leaders of the three main pro-union parties put on a united front to pledge new powers for the Scottish parliament if it votes to stay in the UK on September 18. The measures, which will be contained in a new “home rule bill”, have yet to be detailed in full but the leaders of Scotland’s Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties said they had agreed there would be more tax-raising powers for Holyrood. It follows Gordon Brown’s attempt to wrest back the initiative for the No campaign on Monday saying he was firing the “starting gun” for the introduction of far-reaching devolutionary changes.  The former prime minister said work on the transfer of power would begin on the day after the vote, should Scotland vote to remain in the union. The Scottish political leaders on Tuesday endorsed his timetable but would not be drawn on precisely what new powers had been agreed by the three parties. Johann Lamont, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, said: “It is possible to vote no on September 18, the patriotic choice, but also to say that you are voting for change – more powers for the Scottish parliament.” Mr Brown is well aware that Labour supporters are increasingly anxious as the polls suggest significant numbers are being persuaded by the Yes campaign.

His proposal was welcomed by the Prime Minister but David Cameron was effectively bounced into endorsing Mr Brown’s initiative, knowing that he has the ability to energise an electorate that has been resistant to his overtures.

The Better Together campaign has denied the move amounts to panic measures. Labour leader Ed Miliband raised a Saltire over Liverpool on Tuesday and is encouraging other councils to do the same to send the message that England wants Scotland to stay in the union. TNS said the Yes and No campaigns were neck and neck with 41% ahead of the vote on September 18. Tom Costley, head of TNS Scotland, said: “This poll reveals a remarkable shift in voting intentions but the signs were evident in our last couple of polls which indicated a narrowing of the No lead, especially amongst those who told us that they were certain to vote. “It is too close to call and both sides will now be energised to make the most of the last few days of the campaign and try and persuade the undecided voters of the merits of their respective campaigns.” Some 600,000 people could still have to make up their minds in the referendum, with leaders attempting to win over undecided voters.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said pro-independence campaigners have “10 days of hard work” to win the referendum. The TNS poll shows backing for the Yes campaign is up from 38% last month, while support for maintaining the union has dropped from 46%. The momentum is for now with Yes, but were that to change the pressure would suddenly become just as strong on the other side.

Gordon Brown revealed a timetable for devolutionary changes on Monday

Gordon Brown revealed a timetable for devolutionary changes on Monday