When she asked if there was “no end to the Tories’ desire to ensure those with the least have even less” I was – in spite of myself – standing right there with her. She was saying everything so many of us have been demanding and protesting for so long.
On 19 September 2014 Labour could claim victory, but in reality it was nothing of the sort. It was the victory of an unprecendented Westminster-driven political and media terror campaign, in which Scottish Labour showed itself to be the master’s factor.
Jezza, or “Jezbollah” as his friends in Labour like to call him, is a twanged banjo – a broken reed of a man, and a spectacular failure of a politician. If he couldn’t lead Labour to general election victory against this shower of Tories, considering the length of their charge sheet, he can’t be up to much.
Even her flatulent outbursts about federalism are a betrayal of the sacred principles she inherited when she took the helm of the sinking ship HMS Scottish Labour. She knows as well as anyone that her party is dead already.
In reality the difficulties faced in education and healthcare were inherited by the SNP from the last Scottish Labour government. This legacy has pinned the SNP down to the task of repairing the damage caused by years of neglect and cuts.
On top of the repugnancy of spending so much on weapons of war, and the real and significant risk these weapons pose to Scotland, we can’t avoid the fact that they are weapons of a by-gone age.