Poor old Jim, he must have sunk ever deeper into the sofa last night when his boss threw what remains of “Scottish” Labour to the wolves of Scotland. They were mercilessly devoured all over social media and now appear to be no more than a husk, an empty shell full of empty rhetoric. This election campaign has clearly taken its toll of the branch manager, as can be seen from the photo above. Oh well, he wanted the job. He stuck the knife into Johann Lamont to get it, hope you’re enjoying it Jim.
In case you missed it (I doubt anyone did but you never know) Ed stated on live TV, “I am not going to have a Labour government if it means deals or coalitions with the Scottish National Party. If the price of having a Labour government was coalition or a deal with the Scottish National Party, it’s not going to happen.” Thus ruling out any working relationship with the SNP to support his government. He would rather have the Tories in power! Scotland was astonished and any wee hint of red left on those electoral maps has now changed to yellow.
This was pure electioneering of course, but it shows a darker side of Ed which we saw once before when he knifed his brother in the back to get the leader’s job. He is prepared to sacrifice all Labour’s Scottish MPs in order to get a couple more seats in England. He has surveyed the wreckage of his Scottish branch and decided that there is nothing there worth saving.
So where does that leave him in the event of a hung parliament? The word on the street is that he is preparing the ground for a Grand Coalition with the Tories, the likes of which we have only seen before during times of extreme national emergency. It would be suicidal for his own party and for the union of course, but he doesn’t seem to care. English votes are all that Ed cares about, which put’s him nicely into the SNP’s pocket as well as the Tories (and quite a few others too.) So to celebrate the demise of the Scottish branch we are offering your very own cut out and keep in your pocket Ed, courtesy of Guido Fawkes.