Friday, May 8, 2015


1 comment:

leftcoaster said...

It's not a 'rout of the left' in Scotland. The Labour Party has tracked to the right now for years, thanks to pols like Tony Blair. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is closer to what Labour used to stand for - anti-austerity, anti-nuclear, etc. In the run-up to the independence referendum last September, the British MSM and politicians begged Scotland to stay with the UK, and made all sorts of promises if we voted to stay. None of those promises were fulfilled and the British MSM in the run-up to this election has been incredibly racist and dismissive, and people in Scotland will not get fooled again. If we must stay in the UK, then we want a strong Scottish voice in the UK Parliament. Of the 59 Scottish Parliament seats, there remains one Labour, one Conservative, one Lib Dem and 56 Scottish National Party. If Labour had won in England, perhaps the SNP would've worked with them. But the SNP will not work with the Conservatives, and perhaps another referendum will be on the cards in the next few years, especially if the Tories push through a referendum on staying in the European Union. Scotland has subsidised the UK with its oil revenues to the tune of BILLIONS for over thirty years; Scotland is also the (reluctant) "host" to the UK's Trident nuclear submarine "deterrent", a nuclear weapons system whose guidance system is completely controlled by the US - these are the only two reasons why Westminster wants Scotland to stay in the UK - otherwise they couldn't give a s*** about us.

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