July 31st, 2013

Labour Freedom for Scotland Group are SNP Imposters

In the top photo five freedom fighting Scots smile for the camera as part of the Labour for Independence campaign in Scotland. Interesting that a group of Labour members would form a group arguing the case for independence, you might think. Just the one problem. Four of the five ‘Labour’ supporters have previously been photographed wearing SNP rosettes. The man on the top right is Douglas Reid, the SNP leader of East Ayrshire Council. Quite how they thought they would get away with this scam Guido isn’t sure…

Via Think Scotland


  1. 1
    Douglas Reid says:

    The populus in Scotland need bread and deep fried Mars bars to stay happy.

  2. 2
    bellacaledonia says:

    Nice comment Douglas – you wonder where the movement for independence gets its support with guys like you about?!

  3. 3
    Point of Information 2 says:

    The B’n’P in the UK are discredited, partly because their politics is awful.

    Why not so for the S’n’P in Scotland ?

  4. 4
    Lemmings are natural says:

    “Quite how they thought” is surely an oxymoron.

  5. 5
    A Man From Slough says:

    And their Bucky, which is made in England.

  6. 6
    England says:

    What did you expect? Scottish politics produces nothing but fraudsters, cheats and chancers.

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    EU fetters! What freedom is that? says:

    It is sad that the SNP are trying to play us for fools! They will find themselves out of government if they don’t play fair. I really can’t be arsed with the Independence debate anymore. It is all tripe!

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    Aleem Dar says:

    “Quite how they thought they would get away with this scam Guido isn’t sure…”

    Because they’re clearly thick as fuck.

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    Centre Parting says:

    I thought most of them were down here being Trade Unionists.

  12. 12
    EU fetters! What freedom is that? says:

    They are ok in a devolved parliament, better than Labour!

  13. 13
    EU fetters! What freedom is that? says:

    They are ok in a devolved
    parliament, better than Labour!

  14. 14
    The Fifty Seventh Earl of Perineum says:

    Ah! It’s Wednesday! What badge must I put on today?

    Some enterprising Scotsman should make reversible rosettes for these latter-day Vicars of Bray. He could make a wee killing before The Glorious Twelfth.

  15. 15
    Frack the fuck up... North says:

    Soon to get worse

  16. 16
    The Decent Thing says:

    So Douglas Reid will now resign.

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  18. 18
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Coz all soap dodgers look alike?

  19. 19
    HMRC says:


  20. 20
    Pontifex says:

    Plagiarism, Guido? And I thought you were different than the others. Better.


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    Point of Information 2 says:

    I would argue that the B’n’P are better than Labour in a regular government.

    The only reason the ‘nationalist’ moniker is tolerated is because they want independence from the UK in order to independently give away their sovereignty to the EU.

    This is the bigger scam they are trying to pull up there.

    Anyone know if Miliband supports their impersonation of his party ?

  22. 22
    MSM says:


  23. 23
    Private Eye says:

    Thanks for the exclusive scoop.

  24. 24
    BBC says:

    *Claps hands frantically*

  25. 25
    Ofcom says:


  26. 26
    Private Eye says:

    Exclusive: Guidogram going out shortly.

  27. 27
    Maqboul says:

    Best argument yet for Scottish independence – they’re a wee bit sensitive about the English taking the piss out of them.

  28. 28
    Nearly extinct lesser spotted Guardian reader says:

    Who ?

  29. 29
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Clearly members of the Not Terribly Bright Club (Caledonia) Branch…

  30. 30
    Polly Toynbee says:


  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    The SNP do claim that their party has people form every political wing and that the SNP will cease to exist after Scottish independent with its constituent members all going off to become Conservatives, Labour or Liberals in the newly-independent state.

    So, from a certain perspective, it’s not impossible that the people above are simply Labour-leaning Nationalists.

  32. 32
    John says:

    Presumably you missed the tag “via Think Scotland”.

  33. 33
    broderick crawford says:

    i thought most of them were down here kipping on euston rail station concourse pissed off their heads waiting for the england /scotland home international to be reinstated at wembley

    but perhaps after 20 years they ve got the message and got on the next train back to glasgow to try for home rule.

  34. 34
    Englander from t'up North says:

    And we are fed up with them coming south and breeding with our livestock

  35. 35
    John O'groats says:

    Interesting, but a great pity that hardly anybody living north of Carlisle is likely to be reading this Londinium metrosexually inclined blog post.

  36. 36
    Casual Observer says:

    Which would mean they are national socialists.

  37. 37
    Observer says:

    Different from.

  38. 38
    Rob says:

    Can they have the referendum today?

  39. 39
    Rusbridger's Piano Tuner says:

    Who ?

  40. 40
    Maqboul says:

    Come on Pontifux – APOLOGISE !!!

  41. 41
    Never evolved in the first place says:

    So when do we get a referendum on English devolution?

  42. 42
    A Jock says:

    Ay, as it has words in it.

  43. 43
    Maqboul says:

    Says who?

  44. 44
    A Caledonian Pedant says:

    Populace or are you Roman?


  45. 45
    porridge gobbler says:

    An ye cannae drank it

  46. 46
    Andy Burnham says:


  47. 47
    Dave should resign now says:

    When does the UK get its EU referendum ?

  48. 48
    A Caledonian Pedant says:

    Much prefer to do it yourself obviously………….

  49. 49
    Reason says:

    Frankly, the base, insulting & ignorance-strewn comments section on most national news sites (& Guido) is the best argument for Scottish independence.

  50. 50
    Douglas Reid says:

    populus – A cross between Populace and puss

  51. 51
    Maqboul says:

    How can you trust a man who insists on dressing like a Japanese schoolgirl? tsk.

  52. 52
    A Caledonian Pedant says:

    Because they are only economic cretins whereas the BNP are economic cretins with illiberal politics.

  53. 53
    Just askin' says:

    Please explain what makes the statement an oxymoron.

  54. 54
    Dougie says:

    “Better to stay silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and confirm it”

    The SNP members, forensically identified in the 2nd picture here were attending a “Yes Scotland” event in the first picture. These are cross party events to support the Yes Campaign, where members of each of the pro-independence parties work together for a common cause.

    Had the article that this was borrowed from (http://www.thinkscotland.org/todays-thinking/articles.html?read_full=12306&article=www.thinkscotland.org) not been so politically motivated, there may also have been some photos of Green Party members in front of an SSP banner, or Rdical Independence folk mixing with all of the others.

    Some further investigation will reveal that none of the apparent SNP people are masquerading as anything other than supporters of a Yes vote (apparently the sole purpose of the party they belong to).

    It’s a bit like Tory and Labour members working together towards the aims of the self-titled “Project Fear”, as they try to terrify Scots voters into embracing the Union.

    Still, if attacking Scots as a people for daring to voice anything other than conformity to Westminster is the most natural response from those down south, it can only increase the speed of Labour members joining Labour4indy, as only Labour members can.

  55. 55
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    You ain’t seen me… right?

    I’m in hiding.

  56. 56
    Salmond fishing in the Yemen says:

    Scottish Nazi Party reveal true colours.

  57. 57

    “Ok here goes ” beware people of sedgley there is a dwarf and his mate sneaking round at night scratching peoples cars, putting bum cheek prints on windows and pouring pop all over them. Keep a look out for them “

  58. 58
    EU Watch says:

  59. 59
    Ed Miliband says:

    Bedroom Tax
    Andy Coulson
    Rebekah Brooks
    Food Banks
    Leon Brittan
    Peter Morrison
    Osborne’s paddock scam
    Children left in the pub
    43 Government U-turns
    Minimum alcohol pricing
    Anthony Bamford
    Adrian Beecroft
    Michael Spencer
    Peter Cruddas
    Lord Green
    Cigarette packaging & Lynton Crosby
    Fracking & Lynton Crosby

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    broderick crawford says:

    oooooo aaaaaah !!

    go on gweeds get back in the ring and smash this hadrians wall-ite in reverse to pieces of peat bog !!

  61. 61
    EU Watch says:

    Off topic, but Spain has privatized the Sun: The big yellow thing in the sky…


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    porridge gobbler says:

    Bollocks. They could only scrape together one Labour member to pose under the Labour banner?

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    Come off it, they are wearing SNP rosettes.

  64. 64
    broderick crawford says:

    who is raisa ??

    are you referring to mr gorbachev s much cherished and sadly departed spouse ??

  65. 65
    Lady Astor's Son-in-law says:

    One lardy jock looks much like another to me!

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    Anonymous says:

    Just to Let you in on the truth, cos who’d want facts to get in the way of a good story… This was taken at a Yes Scotland stall complete with our LFI banner… seen as how we campaign in the Yes campaign. the caption on this picture (which was taken from our Facebook page) reads…Lab4indy in Killie today campaigning alongside Yes East Ayrshire.

    Not sure where in that caption we claim they are all LFI but good luck to you

  67. 67
    Rip Van Winkleopolous says:


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    William Wallace says:

  69. 69
    porridge gobbler says:

    Sensitive soul.

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    Things you learn from Reid says:

    Populus is gaelic for: ‘worthless trash which votes for me’ – synonymous with: ‘electorate’.

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    Dougie says:

    In the second picture they are wearing SNP rosettes because they are SNP members / supporters at an SNP event.

    In the first picture, they are not wearing SNP rosettes, instead they are wearing YES Scotland clothing because they are at a YES Scotland event. There will be SNP banners out of shot, but this picture was of the Labour4Indy banner.

    SNP, Labour4Indy, the Green party, Radical Independence, and the SSP, all work together at these events, just as Tories, Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP work together for the No Campaign.

  72. 72
    Dave, I did not shag anything including the ex-police horse / gay marriage, Cameron says:

    Independent Scotland could be England’s Macedonia…

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    porridge gobbler says:

    Absolutely no mention whatsoever that they are SNP.

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    J.Goebbels ghost says:

    Yum yum!

  75. 75
    Andy Burnham says:

    Thank fuck he left me off that list, and the NHS deaths.

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    The Union Is Not Fair on England says:

    Go on, shoot the messenger

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    Hans, auf der anderen seite des teiches says:



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    English Not British says:

    Soon be rid of them anyway, this is a non story.

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    Dougie says:

    So, you’re saying that the SNP (who’s membership is now the largest in Scotland due to an influx of traditional Labour voters) would risk a split in their own membership by setting up a dummy party that pretends to be the type of Labour party that would have prevented these new members from even thinking about joining the SNP in the first place.

    That would work!

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    English Not British says:

    You should have made that “Rome rule” that would have really got there sporrans In a twist.

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    A reader says:

    I do not watch films made by that anti-semitic nut job.

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    The SNP says:

    And we’re already making promises:
    “On July 24, the Scottish National Party-led Scottish Government said it would take on the UK government’s £20 billion pledge to help with the cost of decommissioning North Sea oil rigs. First Minister Alex Salmond said oil and gas revenues would offer Scotland a huge advantage as he announced the pledge.”
    full article>>>


  83. 83
    Maqboul says:

    ‘Fraid not. It is well understood that most Scots will vote to stay in the Union. It would be very nice, though, that those who vote against are kicked out and sent back to southern Ireland whence came their ancestors.

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    Gordo Brown - (retd) says:

    Are you referring to me jimmy?

  85. 85
    Anton Diffring (deceased ) says:

    Vee haf vays ov meking yoo fote fur ze independence.

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    porridge gobbler says:

    Of course not. Salmond would never do anything devious or underhand…..

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    Dave should resign now says:

    The ******n / *****s triangle could yet be David Cameron’s Waterloo.

    Look forward to seeing if Alexander Cameron, or another from the same chambers will be representing *****s.

    Any feathers rustling in the roost for a possible leadership challenge ?

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    Ed Miliband says:

    Rebekah’s gee gee

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    WW says:

    In other news, apparently Alistair Darling is a Tory – I saw pictures of him at their national conference!

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    English Not British says:

    Ah cannae git the matches tae light.

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    Casual Observer says:

    The EU really do see Scotland as a nail to strike in order to smash the United Kingdom.

    One suspects those in Scotland have rumbled this.

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    porridge gobbler says:

    You’re getting fucking desperate now. Why did they remove all SNP paraphernalia?

    So that assumptions would be made……

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    Dougie says:


    Ahh, because Westminster politicians are so honest, ans anyone who disagrees with them must be devious.

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    Anonymous says:

    So where are the others? When people work together, they are generally together.

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    A Darling says:

    Oh that was easy, have you seen the state of the Labour party lately?

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    P l e b says:

    So any PI investigating police malfeasance will need a licence — from the police!! Nice one Theresa

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    Dougie says:

    “Why did they remove all SNP paraphernalia?”
    Because it was not an SNP event. It was a Yes Scotland event.

    Many from different parties set aside their party identification in order to promote the Yes campaign as a “all party and none” movement.

    The SNP’s the biggest party, so they’ll naturally provide the biggest number of volunteers.

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    David Cameron says:

    I did not have sexual relations with that horse.

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    No Thanks says:

    “You must log in to view this page”

    Log in to be monitored by the NSA / Facebook? Not a chance.

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    Duncan Disorderly says:

    Salmond is in the pocket of the Norwegian owned fish farming industry in Scotland which is making a short term mint at the cost of the destruction of the Scottish coastline environment just so the Noggies can exceed their agreed export quotas of farmed salmon (claiming it is “Scottish”).

    The billions of sea lice and disease emanating from these floating cesspits contaminating the sea lochs and destroying 10 million years of evolution of the wild salmonids is a national disgrace and shame to Scotland.

    I wonder how much this industry contributes to the SNP coffers?

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    Anonymous says:

    Police state without a judiciary. It will not be needed as we all will be tracked and traced. Guilty when charged.

    Please never suggest Theresa May as leadership material. We do not want to work with constant supervision.

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    Owen sucked Chuka's cock says:

    They’re Scots – who cares what they do? Leave it another 20 years till all the accessible oil and gas has been sucked out of the North Sea then give them independence. Then they can make their money from whisky, haggis and putting on skirt and bagpipe shows for yanks. Combined with a redraw by the electoral commission we can guarantee no more Liebour governments for England & Wales. Alex Salmond, Sean Connery and the Krankies will have what they always wanted – rain sodden miserable country with nothing to eat but haggis, fried mars bars and porridge oats. If we want to live and work here they will have to go through the same hoops as someone from Nigeria.

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    Billy Boy says:

    As a true Scot— Never saw— BRAVEHEART—- its fiction- something like Corrie street.

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    English Not British says:

    Dougie, you`re preaching to converted here. If the referendum were UK wide, the English would vote overwhelmingly for Scotch independence and you could go off into your midge infested Soviet gulag, never to be troubled by the “Inglish” again. Unfortunately, the vote is confined to your fellow dentist avoiders and so far, you`re having trouble convincing a majority to support the cause. I regret that, but recognise that the ESH N PEE have the right to try any tactic, underhand or otherwise, to boost their campaign. So get off the moral pinnacle.

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    porridge gobbler says:

    It was a Yes Scotland event. That would explain why LABOUR is all over the banner. Thanks for the explanation.

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    Dougie says:

    Well, have a look at this picture, before it was cropped


    You can see other stalls round the corner, there are likely to be others to the side and behind the camera.

    It’s just a simply photograph, never intended to document the full attendance of the event.

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    Sir William Waid says:

    Shoudn’t it be the “Och aye!” campaign?

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    Policy Idea says:

    Perhaps before independence they may feel it a great idea to concrete over the highlands with low cost accommodation for economically useless immigrants.

    Then we can shut the border and watch the enrichment from afar.

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    No Thanks says:

    Socialist politics are ruinous, divisive and poisonous. International socialist or national socialist, makes no difference, they are both cancers in the system.

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    Sir William Waid says:

    Some Ocker in a ridiculous mini-skirt and his face painted blue!

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    You need to join our ranks – the independence movement , then you may be able to extract yourself from the tribal politics that paralyses this country.

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    Anonymous says:

    Was in famine ravaged Africa a few years back. We went into a local shop. Every shelf was packed with large round tins of porridge oats. There was no other food in sight.

    They could not give it away.

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    Dougie says:

    This is for “English Not British” below (somehow he doesn’t allow replies)

    Such an enlightened view, and one which will bolster the BetterTogether campaign.

    But, on moral standings, it’s all a matter of perspective. I make no pretence to be on any kind of highground, but I can understand it may have appeared that way from your position in the gutter.

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    porridge gobbler says:

    Out of shot. Didn’t you read the excuses? About 50 miles out of shot but who’s measuring?

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    No Thanks says:

    Ah yes liberal and enlightened Scotland.

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    Point of Information 2 says:

    Without water / milk, a means of heating it and then cleaning up the mess afterwards, porridge is pretty useless.

    Locals may be sensitive to it as well.

    It isn’t meant to contain gluten, but it triggers similar reactions in many.

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    James says:

    Also read the comments. especially of the Labour member who was not particularly impressed by SNP’s blatant stitch up.

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    Samondnet says:

    Scottish independence will set England free, so encourage them to vote yes (but sign this first): http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48812

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    Dougie says:

    Ok, I can see you’re confused.

    Here’s another example.


    This is Alistair Darling (of the Labour Party) at the Scottish Tory Party conference as they prioritise saving the union above any oarty political differences.

    Yes Scotland events are similar, except that they put Scotland before party politics.

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    Anonymous says:

    Maybe we should get together and actually claim independence from London.

    I am sure without their inward looking self-serving ideals we could do well together.

    Yorkshire is ignored, and the NE is desolate. Fancy negotiating the supply of water and gas to the London and having Boris and Dave beg.

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    Geldoff Was A Mug says:

    Similar experience in Port Sudan a few years back. Shops laden with not very much except tuna fish – a gift of the Japanese people

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    Sir William Waid says:

    In forty days’ time it is the 500th anniversary of the glorious Battle of Flodden. Every patriotic Englishperson should raise a glass in memory of Queen Katharine’s army, under the Earl of Surrey, beating seven shades of haggis out of the treacherous Scotch king, James IV.

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    James says:

    Yes I saw that too. He was wearing a blue tie, stood under a Conservative banner and swilling a G&T. Stitch-ups are nothing new.

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    Point of Information 2 says:


    To qualify my first paragraph above, I would not wish to see B’n’P in real power, but did mean that of the socialist options open to the UK they probably would have done much less damage to the country than Labour did 1997 through 2010.

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    Stinkypup says:

    First up…lets change the headline to “UNWASHED SEPERATISTS IN WORKING TOGETHER SHOCK”…. Second up….Im cutting and pasting all the comments on here on every pro indy FB page, blog, twitter feed etc to show everyone what a bunch of small minded xenephobic arseholes you really are.

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    Dougie says:

    Yes, there are many Labour people who are following the party hierarchy’s line that independence must be resisted at all costs, even if it means putting aside all differences with the Tories.

    Increasingly, though, a growing number of members are questioning why preservation of the UK state has now become more important to the the Labour party than the party’s founding principles.

    Labour4Indy have emerged from this frustration, and the attacks they’ve received recently indicate a fear at the heart of Scottish Labour.

    Ask yourself why calls for a new English party of the left by Ken Loach, or Owen Jones, or Billy Bragg were not met with the same ridicule from south of the border.

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    Don't sniff the glue says:

    Oooh. ‘Cut and paste’.

    Please ask a responsible adult for permission to use properly approved round ended safety scissors and wear appropriate plastic glasses.

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    James says:

    Point taken although I can’t quite see the word “Conservative” on the banner under which the extremely well known Labour face of Darling is shown. Perhaps it is in fine print.

    Yes mate that really unconfuses me.

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    Stinkypup says:

    Bettertogether, Aye Right.

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    Tight fisted Jock says:

    Are they not re-usable Hamish? I’ve been holding on tae them for years.

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    Heel Patch says:

    England are playing Scotland on Aug 14th at Wembley stadium in a friendly [sic] match, get the popcorn ready, battle of Bannockburn round two, oh, and there might be some people trying to play football on the pitch as well.

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Why wouldn’t Labour support an independent Scotland?
    They’d only lose 50 seats in Westminster, can’t imagine why that wouldn’t suit them!

  133. 133
    Pontifex says:

    I apologise for the church’s appalling history of child abuse.

  134. 134
    Stinkypup says:

    Sling it spunkbubble….This stuff is comedy gold. Why would i pass up the chance to make an arse of small minded britnats.

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    pedant says:

    Battle of Branxton you mean.

  136. 136
    David Cameron says:

    Who is Peter Cruddas?

  137. 137
    Stinkypup says:

    Thats because Farage and UKIP are xenophobic Isolationist arseholes

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    Pte Frazer says:

    So they’re trying out – maybe just to see what it feels like – a “Labour” identity, to embarrass the Labour Party

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    Cornish Pilchard says:

    They get away with it cause naebaidy gaes a fook about this. Pass the Buickie friend

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    Check out this picture

    Glasgow SNP Councillor plus one other known SNP member, the capation reads:

    labourforindy ‏@labourforindy 6 Apr
    We’re out in Glasgow this afternoon at Pollok Civic Realm. pic.twitter.com/agOQlRQIpn

  141. 141
    Anonymous says:

    This was in pollock do you want to show the next picture in which several LFI fully paid up members of the Labour party were there

  142. 142
    Nworb Nodrog says:

    LIK today YEA (Lab4indy in Killie today campaigning alongside Yes East Ayrshire. )

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    Tories can be bought easily says:

    Well he is the only non ch osean film producer in Hollywood so he does deserve some respect for his persistance.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Quite. I tend not to engage with this as many folk south of the border talk out of their arses from complete ignorance.

    They hardly know where Scotland is let alone anything about her politics.

    Is there anything wrong with looking at the antics of Westminster & thinking we can do better?

    Over & over I see the same insults. There is no considered debate.Perhaps this will change over the next few months.

    At the moment I’m tending to vote a big fat YES to rid me of the sewerage seeping from Westminster.

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    But did you ever get a drink out of him ? says:

    Thought he’d provided them with plenty of snow.

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    Hope Springs says:

    Brilliant brilliant !

    Satire at it’s best …..

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    William Pollock Vss says:

    salmon fishing you are a disgrace and a racist. and too big a coward to post your name ,unlike me SAOR ALBA

  149. 149
    William Pollock Vss says:

    english not british is a coward hiding behind an alias, unlike me. He is a pathetic little man who probably got bullied at school

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    Not from the shitey south says:

    An astonishing amount of cider soaked ignorance on this thread. Sober up and lay off the raw nettles ye big Sassenach jessies

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    jude says:

    Nonsense! Look at the labour for independence site and you will see it was labout for independence campaigning with Yes east Ayrshire.

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    Owen sucked Chuka's cock says:

    The Scots could make some money from fracking.

    Then fill in the holes with imported processed nuclear waste.

    Never had a good meal in Scotland. Even the salmon is now all farmed. They sell overpriced sickly shortbread outside Edinburgh Castle I think. Maybe they could reawaken the volcano as a tourist attraction.

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    Anonymous says:

    Take away our Bucky and we will only become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Seriously, Bucky’s holding us back, keeping us drunk enough to not mount any major sacking campaigns on, say, York. Speaking of which, try deep fried Jaffa Cakes, they’re awesome and dangerous in equal measure.

    We’re having Harry, you get William, let the practical joke competition commence.

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    Londoner says:

    It seems to have slipped your memory Mrs Hiss that it was Scotch cvnts like Brown, Blair, Reid, and Darling etc who did all the f*cking damage to the country in the first place. Had they not been in power for all those dreadful years, the call of the SNP might still not be being heard anywhere.

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    Ben there, done it, but no t-shirts in any of the shops says:

    Most Africans do not like oats anyway, their preferred sustenance being ‘mealie meal’ – ie finely ground corn – which also takes water and heat to cook.

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    Scotch mist says:

    Ach it is no’ oor fault, sonny, if ye cannae acquire the taste of fried Mars bars.

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    Billy Boy says:

    Hoops–Hoops—What hoops??.

  158. 158
    Billy Boy says:

    Thank the good LORD— Gazza— is not playing.

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    Pete Macleod says:

    Perhaps Guido might to examine the concept of groups working together for a common cause? Helping each other out? I know how you could have missed that, since the Labour Party feels the need to start their own unionist campaign because they can’t work with Tories and Lib Dems

    I note the people you are claiming as pretending to be LFI supporters are, shockingly, posing in from of an LFI banner holding Yes cards. That they’ve then turned up wearing SNP stuff does kinda show they’re SNP. Are you actually trying to imply that this is dubious? There’s a picture of me somewhere standing outside a strip bar in Cairns a few years back; sure as hell was not me trying to pass myself off as a stripper.

    It’s bollocks. It’s people working together for a common cause. And that’s all it is. Stick your funny wee conspiracy theories where the sun does not shine.*

    *It’s a place near Ullapool. Nice for a holiday.

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    Anonymous says:

    No, because National Socialism is a distinct political ideology and, anyway, at this stage I’m not certain that Labour counts as a socialist party in any meaningful sense.

    Just for the record, the joke you’re making first originated with Scottish Labour in the late 1970s.

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    Tom Catesby says:

    Is it the case that William Wallace was born in Essex?
    (This is not a joke).

  162. 162
    JPJ2 says:

    Story totally debunked by “Wings over Scotland”.

    I thank the unionist idiot Sarwar for the great publicity for Labour for Independence

  163. 163
    geordieboy says:

    Sounds like Labour MP’s to me.

  164. 164
    Davie boy says:

    Is this the best the English can do to make us vote No?

    Arf, fucking, arf!

    You really must do better with your, erm, scoops.

  165. 165
    John Smith's ghost says:

    Guido Guido Guido- are you really that stupid to fall for doctored pictures from Better Together? Better Together are good at doctoring, they doctored the last couple of so called leaked documents and fed it to their lackies in the media
    Labour in Scotland are on a downward spiral with the leader of the party in Scotland no where to be seen or heard. The polls speak volumes, when support for the SNP has increased and Labour are heading downwards. Membership of Labour is heading for the toilet!. The Labour votes for Independence (LFI) group has been on the go for a good few months. But it wasn’t until the BBC in Scotland did an item about an LFI conference at the STUC offices in Glasgow did the shit hit the fan. You see the BBC in Scotland were not supposed to broadcast the item, but they did. Now everyone knows about the LFI, so now Better Together and Labour are attacking them with the use of doctored pictures and using the usual suspects in the media to prop up the story. I hadn’t taken you to be a Labour or unionist lacky…………………

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    Davie boy says:

    Here’s the link for hard of thinking south of the border types…


  167. 167
    Davie boy says:

    Come on George, spoil us with some more photos.

  168. 168
    Dougie says:

    It looks like Scottish Labour are Tory imposters


  169. 169
    Graham says:

    Oh come on Guido, don’t fall for this like Carrel did today:


  170. 170
    Big swinging dick says:

    The Mingers in Stinkland need their deep fried chip butties to go with their jellied eels (turds in cum) while drinking their cows’ piss aka scrumpy.

  171. 171
    Big swinging dick says:

    Hey Maqboul, I’ve got an excellent joke. What do you call a racist right-wing nut case that dances around with bells on their shoes, handkerchiefs and sticks while shoving tripe (aka sheeps’ rectum) down their mouth? A Minger. HAHAHAHAHA!!! LOLZ!!!

  172. 172
    Big swinging dick says:

    And English politics produces nothing but fraudsters, cheats and chancers. Now who’d a thunk it?

  173. 173
    Big swinging dick says:

    Wassup? You’re just annoyed that they are stealing all your girl friends.

    Joke: Bloke from Barnsley with a sore bum asks chemist “Nah then lat, does tha sell arse cream?” Chemist replies “Aye, Magnum or Cornetto?”

  174. 174
    Anonymous says:

    Can you please tell me at what point in your upbringing you were taught it is acceptable to be offensive to an entire nation of people? I would kindly suggest that next time you decide to post a comment you should focus on enhancing the discussion surrounding the article instead of making cheap jokes about the way your closest neighbours look.

  175. 175
    Bob Duncan says:

    There is no Nationalist ‘moniker’ in the SNP. It’s the Scottish NATIONAL Party. The national party of Scotland. As in National Library or National Theatre. Not the Nationalist Library, or the Nationalist Theatre. Do you get it now?

    The SNP are a left of centre, social democratic party who are fighting for self determination for the people who like and work in Scotland and who have governed the country very succesfully for the last 6 years.

    The BNP are a bunch of right-wing racist thugs. Clear enough now?

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    His birthplace is disputed but I have not seen any evidence to suggest he was born anywhere other than Elderslie in Scotland.

  177. 177
    Teri says:

    This is not a scam, Guido. People of all parties for Independence and none, all work together under the umbrella of Yes Scotland to get a ‘yes’ vote in 2014. On all work days, whether organised by the SNP, Green, SSP, Radical Independence movement, Trade Unionists for Independence et al, you will find a mixture of people campaigning together for Independence. Party political differences are set aside as everyone works together towards a common goal – Independence. Nobody bothers about whose leaflets they are giving out or whose banners they are photographed beside. The aim is Independence.

    They are all working together – and working well together. On the other side, under the umbrella of Better together, you will find Labour, Tories and Libdems all working together for a ‘no’ vote. It would be childish of the Yes campaign to publish pictures of them together.

    There is no story here.

  178. 178
    wax says:

    The thinkscotland article cropped out the key bit of info that details who they are.
    Nothing secretive about this, other than the tabloid, misleading journalism.

    A response and other side of the story here: wingsoverscotland.com/running-scared/

  179. 179
    Big swinging dick says:

    Aleem Dar
    The only thickos are Guido and his mates who believe this shit. But what else do you expect from thick as pig shit English?

  180. 180
    Big swinging dick says:

    prick crawford

    The French have a very apt description for the Mingers,…” filer a l’anglaise” … which in the argot (that means slang for you thick bastards) translates as … “the English always try to sneak away without paying.”
    At weekends at home and on holiday in the Costas, Greek isles and Eastern European capitals English males and females roll about in the vomit filled gutters of the towns, blind drunk, from cheap alcohol; it has to be cheap, otherwise they wouldn’t buy it. Filled with dutch courage they then constantly try to physically and sexually assault each other. I say try because they haven’t got the balls for anything else. I think the Mingers should let everyone know each year where they intend to go on holiday so the rest of us can avoid going there.

  181. 181
    Who me? says:

    Guido uses the cropped version and not the original. Here is a link to the original. It even tells you when the picture was taken, 15/12/2013

    If you don’t want to click, here’s the caption
    “Labour voters for Scottish Independence

    “Lab4indy in Killie today campaigning alongside Yes East Ayrshire. — with Douglas Reid, Helen Ross, Josh McLaughlin, Andrew Ross Vss and Alex Bell.”

    The only deception is by McColm, BetterTogether and here.

    Other pics on the Twitter Stream of the Photographer include the front of the stall (this is at the side) which shows it to be a YES SCOTLAND stall.

    I thought this side was supposed to cut through the bullshit, not get taken in blindly by it

  182. 182
    Who me? says:

    15/12/2012. Not claiming time travel

  183. 183
    Paco McSheepie says:

    Aw man. What a scoooooooooop. well done. “Variety of pro independence campaigners attend a pro independence event”. Brilliant.

    The top photo is deliberately edited to hide the fact they are all standing at a YES stall. I suspect you knew that already though, if not you need to be a wee bit sharper &/or get some more reliable sources for your site.

    Poor poor show from you.

  184. 184
    GeorgeMLaird says:

    Is this the George Laird that was allegedly thrown out of Glasgow University and the SNP for making inappropriate video recordings?


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    Indy_Scot says:

    “Quite how they thought they would get away with this scam Guido isn’t sure…”

    If you knew your stuff you would know that this was not a scam, merely made out to be one.
    Here is a good site. You might actually learn something.


  187. 187
    Indy_Scot says:

    If only people were not so gullible and did their homework before jumping on the bandwagon they might not look so foolish.

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:

    yes the smelly fat laird who creeps around the bushes of a night in Kelvin Grove park asking poofs for blow jobs

  189. 189
    Anonymous says:

    Nice to see that the cybernats are commenting furiously en masse. Toot toot! The McOutrage Bus leaves in five minutes!

  190. 190
    Anonymous says:

    It must be a nightmare always being wrong and have to resort to childish abusive comments.

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    The picture of Darling, sitting with former Scottish Tory leader Annabelle Goldie, was taken at the Scottish Conservative Party conference.

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