Our old pal Jim Murphy MP, branch manager of the North Britain branch of the UK Labour party couldn’t resist a at the home of football – Pittodrie. There he was showing the assembled press his silky skills while the UK parliament voted on fracking in Westminster (546 miles away by road).
This was a bit odd after he and his party had spent the whole weekend telling us that they were going to vote to stop fracking from taking place, however when the vote came the majority of the Labour MPs abstained from voting at all. It would appear that they lied.
Labour’s Fracking Poster
They also lied about voting to transfer powers over fracking to the Scottish parliament, they lied about that too. This just after they had voted with the Tories for another £30 billion in austerity cuts and voted FOR spending over £100 billion on renewing Trident nuclear missiles.
Jim Murphy wants to replace Trident
Who can trust a party like that?
Jim Murphy plays keepy-up instead of voting
Jim “Omelette” Murphy just loves war. He has voted FOR it 4 times (Iraq, Libya, Syria & Iraq), although he was strangely absent on the Afghanistan vote. He has never voted against the party whip, which says a lot for the rest of the Labour Party.
Jim Murphy Loves War
Jim Murphy MP has never served in the UK Armed Forces, he was too busy feathering his nest.
It’s always good to know where people stand on the great issues of the day. Jim “Omelette” Murphy voted FOR renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear missiles at an estimated cost of £100 billion. We all know how easily these estimates on defence contracts can spiral out of control so I wouldn’t be surprised if the total cost was double the estimate.
Jim Murphy Loves Nukes
These hugely expensive weapons of mass destruction are illegal under international law since they do not discriminate between civilians and belligerents, they just kill everyone. They are an incredible waste of money and the only purpose they really serve is to salve the egos of Westminster politicians by keeping the UK’s permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Ed Miliband is having a tough time deciding who is to be the next Scottish Branch Office Team Leader. The UK Labour Party leader praised the former Team Leader, Johann Lamont, saying that, “She campaigned the length and breadth of Scotland making the case for social justice within the United Kingdom.”
The former leader said that some Westminster Labour MPs were “dinosaurs” who had failed to see that “Scotland has changed forever”. I wonder who she was thinking of? Was it the Dear Leader himself?
Her resignation comes at a time when the pro unionist Labour party should be riding high after the referendum result went their way. But by aligning themselves with the Tories in the Better Together campaign they have alienated themselves from their core vote, a substantial proportion of whom voted Yes. But she was only following orders. Like the time when she failed to criticise the bedroom tax for a whole year while Ed made up his mind if it was good or bad. That must have been a hell of a decision to make, I decided that it was immoral in about 5 minutes.
Nobody and Has Been
So who’s it going to be? Who will Ed pick? Well various names are being touted as you would expect. But I bet you didn’t expect our former Dear Leader Gordie Broon to be up there at the top of the list? The former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister, who had the famous mantra, “No more boom and bust,” but presided over the biggest bust since the Great Depression, has been named as a possible candidate. I’m sure that the Big Beast o’ Fife would love to retire to Holyrood, the expenses are nay that great though.
Another name on Ed’s mind is Anas Sarwar. Ed has decided that he should be the caretaker leader for now but sending his son to the fee paying Hutcheson’s Grammar School is not likely to endear him to the majority of Scots. But I doubt that Ed would even think about that. Looking at his voting record he does appear to be Old Skool Labour, but he is New Labour through and through which should endear him to Ed. Yet another red tory.