Now when I listen to Leonard and Sweeney and Co. prattling on about the working-class it means nothing. Their insincerity and lack of authenticity no longer upset me. Council housing area vermin (CHAVs) like me stopped caring about their hypocrisy years ago. Most of us gave up on politics altogether, thinking no doubt that David Cameron was at least honest about his loathing of us as a class without aspiration. As we awoke during the 2014 independence referendum campaign, after a long sleep, we saw up close how Labour campaigned against us.
Voting Tory – to coin Theresa May’s comment on Brexit – means voting Tory... and everything that Toryism in Britain stands for. They are kidding themselves on.
The Conservative Party does not have “a racism problem.” The Conservative Party is a racist party. Racism is so much more than the spoken or written word; racism is a whole set of attitudes and assumptions about one’s own superiority and the superiority of one’s own group over and above an inferior and dangerous racialised other.
What Britain's wealthy élite want – need – now is an equally powerful tool, but one that is designed for a completely different purpose; the defence of the wealth transfer system from a resurgent and transformed political left.
This is real terrorism, and it is being used by Ruth Davidson and her élitist London friends every day against someone on your street – against your mother, and until we can come up with effective anti-terrorism measures we can’t tell Westminster’s Tories that Scotland’s no longer their slave.
As the SNP wins a historic third term in government a discernible shift in support from a dying Labour Party to the Scottish Conservatives has been felt. Is this a return in Scotland to Tory ideals, or is there another, more fundamental battle beginning in Scotland? We think this is more like the last gasp of unionism.
What is evident, and now beyond all doubt, is that service industry, minimum wage, and zero hour jobs are not paying, and that the promise of ‘trickle-down’ from the thieves in London was yet another Westminster lie.