UKIP in Scots are Nazis Slur

Is anyone else a bit confused by this latest UKIP advert?

100,000 Scots died in The Great War, and another 50,000 in WWII.

“Don’t let their sacrifice be in vain?”

So if the SNP hold the balance of power, then the memory of the war dead will be desecrated? Errr…

What does a poppy have to do with a hung parliament?

Baffling.

 

SNP & Labour: Or How I Stopped Quibbling and Learned to Love the Bomb

Labour have just about sorted out their message on Trident today, despite some confusion from Ed Balls. Meanwhile, the SNP are still toying with Miliband on the issue. “I can’t be clearer,” claims Nicola Sturgeon, while obfuscating on what the SNP will demand from Labour in return for a confidence and supply deal. This is her line today:

“Any confidence and supply arrangement would require the non-renewal of Trident.”

This line was backed up by Angus Robertson on the BBC today:

“There would be no confidence and supply arrangement with the Labour Party if there was a renewal of Trident commitment by the Labour Party.”

So would the SNP vote against a Labour Queen’s Speech – including plans to renew Trident – then?

Sturgeon won’t say, because she doesn’t want to: “get ahead of the election process”.

Yet during the Scottish Leaders’ Debate last night, the SNP leader implied her party would still prop up Labour even if they went ahead with Trident renewal:

“You can beat minority governments on policy issues and force them to change direction without necessarily bringing down the government”

Sturgeon’s deputy Stuart Hosie also confirms that even if Labour voted to renew Trident, the SNP could still do deals with Labour on other policies:

“there would have to be negotiations and we would want to get as many of our progressive policies through as possible”

So the SNP will vote against Trident, but possibly not against a Queen’s Speech that includes Trident, and may still prop up a Labour government even if Trident passes… Everyone got that?

Salmond Orders Pink, Causes Stink

The former First Minister sat down to be interviewed by the Staggers‘ Jason Cowley and ordered a bottle of pink champagne, which reminded Guido of this picture. Meanwhile, Salmond also appears to have shot down any hope the Tories had on relying on SNP numbers post May 7:

“The Tories would have to go straight effectively for a vote of confidence, usually the Queen’s Speech, although it could be otherwise, of course, and we’d be voting against. So if Labour joins us in that pledge, then that’s Cameron locked out.”

Salmond confirmed the SNP would instead do a deal with Labour:

“I think… probable would be vote-by-vote [support for Labour], and possible would be confidence and supply. This arrangement is . . . a narrow range of policies, and a narrow range of supported votes, obviously: that’s confidence and supply. And then in turn, of course, there has to be an agreed number of policies . . . not like the full coalition, where you take responsibility for every dot and comma, but a narrow range of policies, in return for which you make it possible for the government to function – over a period of time.”

Shouldn’t he run that by Nicola Sturgeon first…

Miliband Rules Out SNP Coalition… As Dave Did For Libs in 2010

After Balls failed to rule out a coalition with the SNP 13 times on Marr yesterday, Miliband has cracked:

“Labour will not go into coalition government with the SNP. There will be no SNP ministers in any government I lead.”

That should do wonders for their already strained relationship.

 

So a Miliband government would be propped up by Salmond on a confidence and supply basis…

Of course we’ve heard such promises before:

Whatever ever happened to that guy?

A Shoal of Salmonds

Tory stunts at Miliband speech…

New Tory Poster Targets Miliband and Salmond

Guido is told this has just gone up to target all those Scottish voters at Vauxhall Cross roundabout in London. Happy Friday afternoon photoshopping…

Amateur Hour: New Scot Dep Leader Blows Labour Negotiation

Labour’s newbie Deputy Leader in Scotland is clearly not a poker player. “I have no qualms whatsoever about working with the SNP,” says Kezia Dugdale. What a great bargaining position she is building for her party’s real leadership there.

Such a blunder should come as no surprise. After staying at university to work for her student union, Dugdale progressed to the dizzy heights of the NUS before becoming office manager to piss artiste peer and MSP Lord Foulkes. She replaced him in the Scottish Parliament in 2011. What was it about her CV that qualified her for this sensitive job?

Socialist Disease is Returning
Support for Nationalisation of Railways on the Rise

socialist-disease

This YouGov poll courtesy of The Times’ RedBox is disturbing, it shows runaway support for re-nationalising the railways.  Crowded commuter trains and shoddy services are blamed on the privatised rail companies. People forget how truly abysmal the railways were when they were nationalised and called British Rail. Despite more people using the railways and higher satisfaction levels the rail companies have a terrible reputation.

The left goes on about public subsidies to private profit, which is true and something of which Guido would normally disapprove, however the alternative is to close the railway network. The truth is that very few railway services anywhere in the world outside metropolises are economically viable. This has basically been the case since the automobile became ubiquitous, and the situation has worsened as flying has become relatively cheaper. So either the taxpayer subsidises rail travellers or we tarmac over the railways and introduce speed limitless auto-routes…

The rail companies and the utilities better start investing in self-defence and explaining their case to the public, if they don’t, the most left-wing socialist government since Clement Atlee will nationalise them – with popular support. The Blairite vaccination of the Labour Party has worn off and the socialist disease has returned.  Red Ed and his increasingly probable coalition partners in the SNP are gagging to nationalise the railways…

Jim Murphy to Pete Wishart: “F**k Off, F**k Off, F**k Off”

The red mist descended for Labour’s Jim Murphy as he saw SNP MP Pete Wishart counting Scottish Labour MPs taking part in the spare room subsidy vote this afternoon.

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Salmond’s Joan: Remembering War Heroes is “Jingoistic”

With the Scottish referendum back in the news today, it’s worth taking a look at what the SNP have been up to. Alex Salmond’s favourite columnist Joan MacAlpine MSP has written a bizarre piece for the Daily Record, ranting […]

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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 […]

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Compare and Contrast

August 2009:

“Gordon Brown today broke his silence on the release of the Lockerbie bomber, saying that the UK government had done no deal with Libya and that he was “angry and repulsed” at the scenes of jubilation in

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