Thursday, 22 August 2013


Many years ago the UK Labour Party gave up any pretensions that it was a party that actually believed in protecting the marginalized and the most vulnerable in society.

Instead  it now routinely rants and raves at the SNP when the latter says what Labour should be saying.

The independence debate which is now hotting up and going more in the Yes campaigns direction has brought this to the fore.

The SNP are starting to put some meat on the bones of a new Scottish constitution under independence. They recently announced that every Scottish citizen would have the right to be housed and to have a free education. And there will be no nuclear weapons on Scottish soil.

Until the Blairite, Mandelson, Balls, Milliband ‘image over substance’ group took over the once great Labour Party that was what Labour believed in and they achieved a significant amount between their election in 1945 and the 1970s, before the Thatcher Government of 1979 onwards.

Slowly but surely that inheritance has been whittled away. The Labour Party of today simply join in the poor bashing with the Tories and say it cannot be done. Do we not deserve something better than this?

Today's front page article in the Daily Record indicates that the Labour Party no longer believes in protecting the poor and most vulnerable in society. Well there's a surprise!? NOT!