Watch Ian Duncan Smith Laugh at BedRoom Tax Debate


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Scotland THIS is why we need a new referendum

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/watch-iain-duncan-smith-laugh-4829195

I watched this in anger at Ian Duncan Smith, the man doesn’t know reality of the people of the UK. For him to laugh during a VERY IMPORTANT debate tells us all a story we should already know. The man is out of touch with himself and his job. I think his days should be numbered, the good thing is very soon he will have NO SAY AT ALL over Scottish benefits. Now that has to be a good thing. Make no mistake, the SNP have a date they were told in the event of a No vote thanks to the “Edinburgh Agreement” and the “Vow” that on this date certain measures come into play. Nicola has already withheld £2Million that was to support the Queen, watch this play out as the SNP take what is promised. Fun viewing it will be. Also for anyone having issues with the Bedroom tax here is a small trick. Turn your spare bedroom into a Dining Room. Legally it’s not a bedroom 🙂 Try it. Also I am not saying Labour’s John Robertson is any better, he voted for many things he now argues about… Anyway

Tory minster Ian Duncan Smith has sparked outrage by laughing during a heartbreaking debate on the affects of the Bedroom Tax. He was spotted throwing his head back and chortling while being accused by Labour’s John Robertson of simply not listening to anyone else and was “bored”. The comment came after the minister appeared to be talking to Tory MP Mark Harper as another MP spoke about the reality of the stress the Bedroom Tax would have on a Scottish estate.

Mr Robertson said: “The one thing that we can tell from the honourable gentlemen who are having a wee chat amongst themselves… This perhaps is exactly the problem with this government. They sit and have their little chats because they’re bored with the talk of people on this side trying to help them. “And they can say whatever they like, that is how it looks to me.”

Labour MP Jack Dromey described the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions as “grinning like a Cheshire cat”, while viewers took to Twitter to agree and voice their disgust. While Ed, branded the minster a scumbag, posting: “Dim-witted sociopath Iain Duncan Smith laughs as he hears stories of vulnerable people he has driven to suicide. He is absolute scum. #IDS”Russell Corbett tweeted that while the result of the vote was not surprising, Mr Duncan Smith’s behaviour showed how “evil” he was. While Ed, branded the minster a scumbag, posting: “Dim-witted sociopath Iain Duncan Smith laughs as he hears stories of vulnerable people he has driven to suicide. He is absolute scum. #IDS”

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No doubt Mr Duncan Smith would have had even more to be happy about when the Government defeated the Labour motion by a reduced majority of 32, winning the vote 298 to 266. A Government amendment was then carried 300 to 262, majority 38. The Lib Dems were criticised for voting with the Tories, as with their votes Labour would have been successful in getting the tax abolished.

In September Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves pledged to call a parliamentary vote to scrap the Bedroom Tax – calling Lib Dems to join her party. Labour has pledged to repeal the Bedroom Tax if it wins in May. New figures show victims have lost an average of £1,260 since the 2013 launch of the hated policy, which docks housing benefit of tenants deemed to have a spare room.

Labour's John Robertson sparked IDS' laughter

Labour’s John Robertson sparked IDS’ laughter

The Bedroom Tax debate was not the first time Mr Duncan Smith has appeared to laugh off misfortune of others. Almost exactly a year ago, he sneered at the plight of hungry families forced to rely on food banks. During the debate last December Tory MPs laughed and jeered as they were told how some hard-up shoppers were so desperate they fought to snap up discounted items in supermarkets. Astonishingly, all the Government ministers from the responsible departments – including Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith – sneaked out after just an hour of the crucial Commons debate.

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Have Labour learnt nothing? Check this!


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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

ARE YOU STUPID ENOUGH TO FALL FOR LABOUR LIES AGAIN?

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

OH DEAR, GORDON, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!

OH DEAR, GORDON, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!

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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SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond and Independece for Scotland


SNP conference 2013

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ShaunyNews

As I sat today and watched the SNP party conference in Perthshire. I watched a man I care a lot for, Alex Salmond say goodbye as First Minister. I then listened to Nicola Sturgeon explain what she intends to do in her leadership.
Scotland has always managed to snatch defeat from victory. September 18th gave Scottish people a democratic face and the winner on the referendum debate was Scotland. When the SNP has control Scotland becomes stronger. Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon both said “Westminster thinks it’s all over, it REALLY isn’t now” You must be Scottish and know 1966 to understand this.
Scotland is the 14th Wealthiest nation on Earth and our kids aged 4 to 8 are the smartest on Earth. If Westminster does not give Scotland ‘Home Rule’ Westminster will know a ‘Nation scorned’ We shall come again. We shall be free, independence is at hand, home rule is what we have now, but full independence will not, as Jim Murphy said, take another generation. The will of the Scottish people has been ignited by a passion and love for our people and our shores.
We carried ourselves with grace as best we can in defeat on September 18th. As Scottish patriots we now must forget cheating and use Democratic means to free Scotland. The only way this will happen is through SNP rule, over 90% in fact is the target Hollyrood needs to force another referendum. We can do, we will do and Scotland do not forget to fight but fight fairly. Be proud but be fair, love but don’t hate. Through this and a democratic process that Scotland holds near and dear to our hearts our day in the sun will come. Scotland I assure you, vote SNP and we will be free. I ask no voters to now look at what happened, we were cheated.
Scotland, let us not be fooled again. As a democratic nation with socialistic values, we can, we shall rise again.
The videos from the SNP party conference below. Listen, let your heart be filled with nationalistic pride but don’t forget, we must COME TOGETHER. We must understand Westminster tells lies, we were cheated in the vow but a vote for the SNP in March 2015 will being the vow home
Scotland, we can do this, we MUST come as one. The last thing, WE CAN NEVER FORGET THE LABOUR PARTY RUBBED SHOLDERS WITH THE TORY KILLING MACHINE! When the vote comes early 2015 and you are thinking “Well Labour sound good” Do not forget what Labour did on September 18th 2014. This will be a noose around the Labour party in 2015, 2016 in the general election in Scotland and many years to come. Make Scotland SNP and get Scotland out of the corruption. We are better than Westminster and Whitehall. We have politicians with morals, ethics and this will spread to our people. Let us go to the promised land of a Free Scotland!

Key Points:
Living wage.
1M = 200,020, Kids in poverty in Scotland
14th richest country on Earth

SNP will never allow a Tory Coalition.

Opportunity for all.
2014. SNP needs it’s people.
Home Rule in 2016.
Tory attacks on the poor are awful.
Lib Debs shame on them for having any
part of that.

We are the 3rd biggest membership
party in the UK. Democracy means the
SNP should be at ANY and ALL UK debates.

Paying NHS living wage.
SNP cleaning company, 117 now paid
living wage. Or will be by end of
year.

All new Scottish Contacts will have a
living wage. Scotland can become a
champion on ‘Living Wage’

SNP Will pay 1B to help Tory Austerity cuts.

SNP want to keep Scottish kids in the top 5
educated on Earth. Scottish Education is top
of SNP mandate, as educated people can decide
better.

Young people are not getting looked at, SNP/N
will change young people’s lives.

Early Years SNP will get stronger. Kids from age
3 to 6 will be the brightest in the modern world.

We didn’t win the referendum. But Scotland WILL
Become free in my term as first minister /NS

Childcare and Education. Manifesto to add
30 HOURS of free childcare each week.
Capital investment is needed. The new Forth Bridge
was build to help create more east coast business
Health, NHS. SNP will not allow London to ruin
the Scottish NHS. It can’t and won’t happen.
Funding for NHS 80M increase.
Living wage for Nurses.
Pledge to NHS will be a financial and real terms
better for all of Scotland.

Good Government started with Alex Salmond. Fair
Politicians. We won’t steal your tax money like the
London fat cats do.

SCOTLAND WILL BECOME INDEPENDENT.
Grasp the next opportunity for independence will be
before 2020. We must do better. We must double our
Efforts. We Will WIN THE CASE OF INDEPENDENCE. /NC

Scotland is ready to increase our base camp for freedom.
Challenge is great, but Scotland’s want is greater.
Equality, fairness, the prize is independence .

NC/ I am ready to lead this country, please join me
in taking Scotland into the promised land of freedom

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Farewell from Alex Salmond

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Welcome to Nicola Sturgeon.
Part 1

Part 2

part 3

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**BREAKING** Police probe stolen referendum ballot papers claim


Police are investigating claims ballot papers may have been stolen

Police are investigating claims ballot papers may have been stolen

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyGibson

POLICE have launched an investigation into the alleged theft of documents, including unused referendum ballot papers, in East Lothian.

A video posted on Facebook shows a person with the papers, which it is claimed were found beside a bin outside East Lothian Council’s headquarters in Haddington.

But the council has rejected the claim and said the papers were removed from a storage room.

Under election rules, unused ballot papers from any election or referendum have to be counted and retained for a year.

East Lothian chief executive and returning officer Angela Leitch said the matter was “extremely concerning” and both the police and the council were looking into it.

She said : “There is no implication that there is any concern regarding the integrity of the poll.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland is currently investigating an incident involving the theft of referendum materials in East Lothian. Enquires are ongoing at this stage and anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Police Scotland immediately on 101.”

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/police-probe-stolen-referendum-ballot-papers-claim-1-3596795

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‘Raw Video’ – Labour Party In Grand Central Hotel Gatecrashed


They say Labour are dead in Scotland, how dead?

They say Labour are dead in Scotland, how dead?

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Outside people demonstrated against the lavish food servings on offer to Labour MP’s at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, inside a few people managed to get in close and personal to Labour members. This is Raw video for people who have not seen it. There is swearing and the guys who are protesting Labour for thier £150 per person meal as people in Glasgow are homeless, dependent on Foodbanks and worse. Here is the video

The protest aimed to highlight the plight of the most vulnerable in society and featured a food bank collection. There was a strong police presence outside the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow as Labour figures arrived for the dinner. A line of police faced protesters waving placards with messages such as “Labour the Judas party – enjoy your last supper”, “Taxi for Labour” and “Labour, your tea’s oot in May”. The demonstrators shouted slogans such as “Red Tories out”. Jim Murphy MP, one of three candidates for the Scottish Labour party leadership following the resignation of Johann Lamont, was one of the senior figures to use the hotel’s main entrance.

He deposited a bag of food at the food bank collection point. Mr Murphy will face MSPs Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack in the leadership race. John Cooper, one of the protesters, said: “The reason we’re here tonight is because Scottish Labour are having their annual gala dinner in the hotel behind us and we’ve been told the figure for each person’s dinner is in the region of £100. “In Glasgow there are 34 food banks and there’s thousands of people starving in Glasgow and increasingly sanctions are being used by the Department for Work and Pensions to punish people in poverty.”

Will be interesting to find the REAL reasons for these 2 quiting

Will be interesting to find the REAL reasons for these 2 quiting

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Scotland: Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk


A pond containing spent nuclear fuel rods at Sellafield

A pond containing spent nuclear fuel rods at Sellafield. 

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Sellafield nuclear plant is on the South West of Scotland. This is why Scotland wanted this out of our Country. This has the potential to kill millions. When will we learn?

Previously unseen pictures of two storage ponds containing hundreds of highly radioactive fuel rods at the Sellafield nuclear plant show cracked concrete, seagulls bathing in the water and weeds growing around derelict machinery. But a spokesman for owners Sellafield Ltd said the 60-year-old ponds will not be cleaned up for decades, despite concern that they are in a dangerous state and could cause a large release of radioactive material if they are allowed to deteriorate further.

“The concrete is in dreadful condition, degraded and fractured, and if the ponds drain, the Magnox fuel will ignite and that would lead to a massive release of radioactive material,” nuclear safety expert John Large told the Ecologist magazine. “I am very disturbed at the run-down condition of the structures and support services. In my opinion there is a significant risk that the system could fail.

The storage ponds at Sellafield, as shown in this photograph sent to The Ecologist, have been called 'disgracefully degraded' by the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies.

The storage ponds at Sellafield, as shown in this photograph sent to The Ecologist, have been called ‘disgracefully degraded’ by the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies.

“It’s like an concrete dock full of water. If you got a breach of the wall by accident or by terrorist attack, the Magnox fuel would burn. I would say there’s many hundreds of tonnes in there. It could give rise to a very big radioactive release. It’s not for me to make comparisons with Chernobyl or Fukushima, but it could certainly cause serious contamination over a wide area and for a very long time.”

Gordon Thompson, executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who is an expert at assessing radiological risk, said: “[Sellafield] contains large inventories of radioactive material that could be released to the environment in a variety of ways. The site’s overall radiological risk has never been properly assessed by the responsible authorities. [The] photos, showing disgracefully degraded open-air ponds at Sellafield, indicate that a thorough assessment of risk is overdue.”

The images, taken over a period seven years and leaked via a local nuclear watchdog group to the Ecologist, are said to show two ponds that were commissioned in 1952 and used until the mid-1970s as short-term storage for spent fuel until it could be reprocessed, producing plutonium for military use. One is open to the elements.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows a seagull bathing in the water of a storage pond used to hold radioactive material.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows a seagull bathing in the water of a storage pond used to hold radioactive material.

The government is paying private companies £1.7bn a year to decommission ageing buildings at Sellafield.

“It is urgent that we clean up these ponds [but] it will be decades before they are cleaned up. Before that, a lot of other work has to be done. We are aiming to get them to the point where they are in a condition where the waste can be taken out of them,” said a Sellafield spokesman.

In a statement, Sellafield Ltd said: “These dated pictures do not present an accurate reflection of work across the Sellafield site today, but they are an indication of the scale of the challenge inherited by the NDA, Sellafield Ltd and Nuclear Management Partners to clean up the UK’s nuclear legacy.”

According to Large, who gave evidence to the House of Commons environment committee investigation into nuclear safety in 1986, the ponds were abandoned after they were overwhelmed with spent fuel during the 1974 miners’ strike when Britain was put on a three-day working week by prime minister Edward Heath.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows weeds growing around derelict machinery within the Sellafield facility.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows weeds growing around derelict machinery within the Sellafield facility.

“In order the ‘keep the lights on’, the UK’s fleet of nuclear power stations were run at full tilt, producing high volumes of spent fuel that the Sellafield reprocessing facilities were unable to keep up with. During the three-day week they powered up the Magnox reactors to maximum, and so much fuel was coming into Sellafield that it overwhelmed the line, and stayed in the pool too long,” Large told the Ecologist.

“The magnesium fuel rod coverings corroded due to the acidity in the ponds, and began to degrade and expose the nuclear fuel itself to the water, so they just lost control of the reprocessing line at a time when the ponds were crammed with intensely radioactive nuclear fuel,” he said

The Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the statutory nuclear safety regulator, said: “The legacy ponds at Sellafield are old and as a result, do not meet the high engineering standards that would be required for modern nuclear facilities. These legacy ponds bring significant challenges, but we must focus our attention on improving the current situation. This does not mean that operations and activities on those facilities are unsafe.”

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Extensive Post On Why Alex Salmond Is Not Stupid


NOW CALM DOON PEOPLE - TRUST UNCLE SHAUN

NOW CALM DOON PEOPLE – TRUST UNCLE SHAUN

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