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

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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.

Guido is told Murphy approached Wishart and told him to: “f**k off, f**k off, f**k off”. SNP sources are bewildered as to what might have sparked Murphy’s f-bombing because the pair have “not had words today, not this week, not this month”. Take it outside, lads…

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 about how Britain is marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Apparently “David Cameron has decreed we hold jingoistic celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war”, and because the main event is being held in Glasgow Hall it is “a cynical attempt to boost Britishness ahead of the referendum”. Definitely not, you know, about remembering those who lost their lives.

She then goes off on one about “the outburst of hysterical patriotism in 1914 represented the worst of British – arrogance, self-delusion and a desire to dominate on the world stage”. Or as most people see it, helping to free Europe from a German warmonger. Further proof that the worst enemy to freedom for Scotland is the SNP themselves…

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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“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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Quote of the Day

Labour’s Austin Mitchell muses on the campaign:

“What’s the problem? No use pointing at the leader. Too late to change and unnecessary for Miliband is doing well at Question Time. His problem is connecting with the real world. He doesn`t speak people and his protective team of naive kids are playing West Wing rather than letting the leader relate to real people. We could point at the party, shrunk in numbers and enthusiasm because everything, from policy formulation to candidate selection, comes top down rather than bubbling up from below so campaigning becomes the opium of members deprived of any real role, though they`re not even sure what they’re campaigning about, with or for, but its role is marginal.”

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