A TALE OF TWO LEADERS

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The Daily Borisgraph called this “ungracious and nasty”.

And they weren’t the only ones. Twitter was raging about the First Minister celebrating a victory for her party. I read comments about how disgusting it was that she, a woman, would rejoice in the humiliation of a young woman ( well youngish, and Amy Callaghan, who beat her, is a good ten years younger!)

Incidentally, I’d have thought that it wasn’t particularly “humiliating” to lose your seat in an election. It’s normal. More people lose in elections than win. Surely everyone goes into an election anticipating that it can happen.

It’s even less humiliating and more to be expected if you didn’t bother to live in the constituency… or to spend much time there during the campaign (or ever).

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It seems, however, that when Boris Johnson celebrated in a not dissimilar way, far less was made of it. I think it is utterly natural to celebrate a win, and I’m sure that Swinson and Corbyn did it when they took or held a seat. A win for someone means a loss for someone else, but that’s competition for you. That’s politics.

 Boris throws his arms up in celebration as he celebrates with James Cleverly at Tory HQ

In any case, rumour has it that having been rejected by the electorate, Swinson will not be humiliated by anyone in her next job.

She may be appointed to the House of Lords where she will be able to snooze away at £300 a day for the rest of her life, so I’d save my pity if I were you.

NO matter what you think of the SNP, at least their politicians are elected (in what passes for a democratic style in Britain).

 Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid enjoy a group hug as they celebrate the win

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In other news, the bloke that managed to lose more than half the Tory seats in Scotland has apparently said that he won’t accept Coburn (ex-UKIP) into the Tory Party.

Not that I have a problem with that. Coburn isn’t an asset to anyone, anywhere. And it’s noticeable that Farage also refused to have him in the Brexit Party. (And when you think of some of the loonies that he took on, that’s saying something.)

But I wasn’t aware that a branch office temporary leader could refuse membership to anyone. And doesn’t Coburn live in London?

Enjoy your wee bit of power while you can, you wally!

17 thoughts on “A TALE OF TWO LEADERS”

  1. Personally, I thought Nicola’s reaction was, in the circumstances, quite appropriate. If it lacked anything in restraint it more than made up for it in honesty and I don’t see anything ungracious and nasty in that. Actually in politics, quite the opposite.

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    1. Surely the reaction was to the SNP candidate, Amy Callaghan, winning the seat, not to Jo Swinson losing it? Any other interpretation is for the miniscule minded people who just hate the SNP and probably Scotland as well.

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      1. Yes, exactly. As presumably was Boris Johnson’s delight at winning a seat at the expense of Labour or the Libs, that, presumably, he hadn’t expected to win,

        Every seat counts.

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  2. Mundell almost did a stage dive after hearing his result. I thought, “Oh, he’s having a stroke”.
    Wishful thinking?
    Perhaps…
    The wee slimy bastard

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    1. LOL.

      I was right disappointed when I saw the wee git had hung onto his seat, after him being suck a crap MP, what with encouraging jobs from his constituency to go to English.

      Still, I guess that area is blue, through and through.

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  3. What do you expect from HM press,Nicola isn’t British so is to be treated with contempt along with all the other foreigners which they hope to be shot of soon.
    However,not shot of Scotland which has resources they covet,just not Scottish people.

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  4. I wonder if they’re aware of the double standard they’re applying here? It’s at once very obvious, while at the same time fitting right in with the SNPBAAAAAAD messaging. It’s like British nationalism and exceptionalism themselves – they are so axiomatic and so deeply ingrained among those who suffer from them that they’re incapable of seeing them – and themselves – as they truly are.

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