Aye Murdo, the depths to which some people stoop, eh?

!M

 

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Oh wait, there’s the Tory Daily Mail doing it… Y’know, Paul Dacre’s paper, Theresa’s mate… you must have come across him? No? Pay grade or 12 above you? Still, at least you’d NEVER do anything like that… eh?

 

 

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Ooooops…
amurdo
Of course you wouldn’t. Slips of the fingers, eh?

 

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POTS AND KETTLES

The Labour party are so busy fighting amongst themselves they can’t deliver for the country

Yes, the brand new team at the Conservative Party Headquarters tweeted yesterday that the Labour Party is split. Which, of course, it is.
However, it is unfortunate to make a big thing of their differences when …
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… And Owen Paterson who, I think, used to be someone, openly invited Philip Hammond, who still IS someone, to resign:

No one arguing to sever trade with Europe, but only clean break from Single Market and Customs Union gives freedom to embrace huge opportunities around the world. Cabinet Ministers who do not support Government policy and manifesto commitments can always resign.

TORY AND LABOUR MPs CRY TOGETHER AT THE PLIGHT OF POOR HUNGRY KIDS

I WONDER HOW THE DWP SECRETARY CAN STAND TO LIVE WITH HIMSELF

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OH DEAR, OH DEAR, OH DEAR…

SHOULD THIS BE A RESIGNATION MATTER?

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I mean, just how much more of a joke can this government become before something happens?

Today Davis admits lying (which explains all the prevarication when he was told by the queen to produce copies of the analyses for the Commons). How can we believe anything he says now? Did he tell the Prime Minister he was lying about these analyses or absence thereof? If not how can he stay on as SoS for Brexit? If he did, how can she stay on as PM

Yesterday Theresa May made a fool of herself in Brussels by appearing to come to an agreement with Jean-Claude Junker over the Irish border situation, only to be stopped in her tracks by a phone call from an incandescent DUP leader, presumably warning her that she would bring the government down if it went ahead. Why wasn’t Foster, as a de facto coalition partner, kept informed of the steps her partner was taking, at least over a matter of significance to the Irish parties? What was May thinking keeping it secret? And how can we tolerate an effectively unelected person (Foster) undermining the government, in the middle of an international negotiation?

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Added to all this Brexit clutterwhatsit, we shouldn’t forget that there is an ongoing investigation into the personal habits of the First Secretary of the Presidium (and others in the party) and the use of workplace computers for personal pleasure of erotic nature. (Sacking offences in many organisations.)

Add to that that several Tory MPs have, in a misguided attempt to save their friend, Mr Green, admitted (seemingly unaware of the security implications) that they allow their staff to know and use their personal logins. (Also a serious offence for which, in some organisations, you can be sacked.)

And all the time Tempus Fugit and that clock on the wall is getting closer to the point at which the wee bell will right and negotiations must stop so that individual governments and parliaments all over Europe can scrutinise the work of the Commission, and say Yae or Nae.

Isn’t it time that we got rid of the whole rotten bunch of incompetents? After all, what’s another two months taken out of negotiations now? We’re never going to get there on time anyway.

But then, what would replace them? Has anyone any idea what Labour’s position on Brexit would be? It changes by the day depending on who you ask.

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Not that that’s exclusive to the Labour Party!!!

SILLY SATURDAY

 

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At least most of the letters are still there…
br1
Bye then…
br2
I’ve got a little list…
br3
Thank goodness for Jam, I say.
bre12
When times are tough you fall back on what you are best at. Killing folk.
bre5
PS, We’ve only written this message in the Queen’s English because you damned foreigners ought to speak it.
brextlab
What will be put on the Customs Union?
brex2
And this is their idea of an exciting future for Britain.
abr
Nice to know everyone else is going to be getting richer though.
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So now we are at two-thirds, and we’re getting nothing!
adundee
Well done, Dundee.
ascotbrex
They mean the Jocks might get shirty if they knew how catastrophic it was going to be for them.

 

TORY CONFERENCE TIME

 

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This is all so confusing: “Centre”? “Social Justice”? Even “for” is a bit dubious in this context, unless followed by “oneself”
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Apparently, the massive cost of policing this bunch of third-rate, z list reprobates is to be shouldered by the taxpayer (broad shoulders, you’ll remember). It’s only in Scotland that the UK government won’t pick up the tab for these jamborees.
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Busy?
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Just Tories at play. 
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Drawing big crowds.
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In case you ever forget what kind of people they are…
ator mund
Fluffy got a record-breaking crowd. And little wonder. Can you imagine how riveting it must be to sit through a Muddle speech?
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Preparation is everything. Mind you don’t cut your thumb, Govey. 
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Just in case that didn’t go in the first time. These are the people that shed a crocodile tear for the residents of Grenfel Tower.
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Fortunately, the ex-Labour MP Bomber Harris has returned to the Press (having found that his safe seat wasn’t, after all, safe) to keep a critical eye on, and a sharp tongue for, the Tories. “We Socialists…” How we laughed!”
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Ah yes, what kind, indeed? A Tory leadership hopeful. Where there is money to be made, the conscience and religious sensibilities of the Rees-Moggs of this world go flying out the window.

 

OH, JEREMY CORBYN

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You may remember that we at Munguin’s Republic were pleased when Corbyn won the Labour leadership over the bunch of Blairite Tory-lite contenders.

We were happier still when the disloyal ex- front benchers tried to remove him and first one, and then another, no-hoper, third-rater stood against him, and he not only beat them, but beat them by an ever bigger margin than his first victory.

We laughed too,  at Dugdale’s off on relationship with him. He was useless, then he was the leader and would lead them to victory, then he was useless again, and so on… Not quite sure where she is with him at the moment.

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We don’t rate and indeed have never have rated Dugdale from way back when she was the Noble ffoulkes’ assistant and ran a blog. We’ve no idea what she is like as a person, but as a political leader, she is worse than useless and she’ll never be the first minister.

However, we did rate Corbyn. A proper Labour man, we thought. And we laughed like a drain (even if he did win some seats from the SNP) when he overturned Mayhem’s expectations of an overwhelming victory in her humiliating 2017 General Election. The one she couldn’t lose, but that put paid to “strong and stable”, and left her even more weak and wobbly than before.

OK, we didn’t like his attitude to Scotland, but reckoned that with a bit of time, and given the chance to develop from being simply a North London MP into a supranational leader, he would learn about us, learn what makes us tick… and conclude that we’re not Englishmen with Mc in front of our names. We thought too that he might come to respect the SNP for the left of centre party it was. OK, opposition party but with policies worthy of respect.

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Wrong. He must get his information about the SNP from the Daily Mail.

He came to Scotland this summer to tour marginal seats that Labour might hope to take from the SNP. (Taking seats from the SNP will NOT reduce the number of seats the Conservatives hold… and at the next election they may have a proper leader, a real challenge and not the chaotic, stupid, weak, uninspired and uninspiring waste of space they have now.) But no, Jeremy only wanted to take seats from the SNP.

Unfortunately, he seems to have learned nothing about Scotland.

He seems to think that we are a nation of England.

He appears to be unaware that we have a separate legal system and totally separate laws. He is clearly also unaware that parts of the Kingdom of Denmark are members of the EU, and other parts are not.

He has criticised the SNP for failing to nationalise the railways. This despite Labour in England failing to nationalise the railways in 1997 when they fought an election campaign on the matter, and for the following 13 years in which they were in power and could have done so at a stroke.

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He seems not to know that it was against UK law (including in Labour’s 13 year governance of the UK)  for railways in Scotland to be privatised, until very recently (after the last franchise was awarded). Nor did he seem aware that since that law changed, the Minister for Transport has been working on a plan of how to do this. (NB, I’m not entirely sure why the Herald would call ScotRail troubled, given that it is the best performing rail service in the UK. Odd how the press just hates the Scottish government.)

He doesn’t know about Scottish Water still belonging to the people instead of being a money making concern as in England and Wales.

It would seem that no one told him about the Scottish government mitigating some of the worst of the Conservative’s harsh social security policies. More than £100 million of relief for young people who need housing benefit; for anyone forced to live in homes with a bedroom they do not want or need, due to a shortage of housing, for example.

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He gives the impression of knowing nothing about the setting up of a social security ministry in Scotland that will not operate sanctions that apply in Tory England and Labour Wales.

And he is either ignorant of, or has chosen to ignore, the fact that from next year, carers in Scotland will be £600 a year better off than they are in the UK. And that there will be extra help for the poorest parents.

Free prescriptions, eye tests, bus passes, elderly care all seem to have passed him by.

In all that he has been saying, Mr Corbyn has failed to explain why the Welsh government, a Labour government, has seemingly failed to mitigate Tory cuts. I challenge Mr Corbyn to suggest these changes to Wales, and to pledge them for England should he be their prime minister.

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And his volte face on the single market and customs union, is singularly unimpressive.

I had great hopes for Mr Corbyn. I feel a bit let down.

His motto does seem to be, Tories are a pain, but SNP, no matter what they do, are plain BAD and must be expunged, even if the method of achieving this is to lie through one’s teeth.

Shame.