Over the past two weeks we have all witnessed another “mega-shambles” in “Wasteminster”.
All those who have brought about the greatest threat to our economy in decades – Farage, Johnson, Gove, Fox, Leadsom and Cameron himself – are all abandoning their “Little England” like rats fleeing a rapidly sinking ship, just as the full effects of their crazy Brexit are starting to bite.
With the blue Tories in turmoil what do the red Tories do? Get stuck into the dis-united blue Tories? No, not to be outdone the red Tories embark on their very own version of “hari-kari”. The ancient Japanese ritual method of suicide, by disembowelment, really does fail to adequately describe their leadership spat.
With Kezia off in America on a state department-sponsored “leadership course”, better late than never, let me offer her a piece of free advice.
Get yourself back to your desk and set about declaring UDI from your London head office and reconstitute the original Independent Scottish Labour Party.
I would remind her, however, that this included the original aim of “home rule” which in those long-off days meant “dominion status” and now means independence from Westminster.
Meantime the Liberal Democrats on Thursday 7th July presented a rather intriguing “early day motion”, sponsored by Norman Lamb and Alistair Carmichael.
Now what is really interesting is the nature of this motion, which urges the government to set-up a body to “verify the truthfulness of claims made during political campaigns, with powers to issue clarifications and fines where appropriate”.
It goes on to say: “This motion will help to ensure that future elections and referendums are contested on the basis of accurate, honest and verifiable facts … etc.” Ring any bells?
With this “Damascene conversion” can we now expect total honesty from our local parliamentarians? Time will tell.
Meanwhile, to Tavish Scott: I’m still waiting for my “super-fast” broadband and my wife didn’t get the 50 per cent reduction to her ferry fare you promised.
Tigh Na Mara,