Not our judgement, you understand, but that of Scottish Labour spokesclown Michael Kelly, former Lord Provost of Glasgow, speaking on today’s Good Morning Scotland:
(Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 August 2015, 2h 47m)
Appearing with a clearly embarrassed Stephen Purcell – the party’s former leader of Glasgow City Council who’s now in the running for the job again following the departure of Gordon Matheson – Kelly echoed the view of right-wing commentators like STV’s Stephen Daisley, the Spectator’s Alex Massie and Chris Deerin of the Daily Mail that the Scottish electorate is in the grip of a kind of quasi-religious mania, hoodwinked out of all reason by the dastardly brainwashing SNP:
“At the moment we’ve got a Teflon-covered SNP and Scottish Governmnent that appears to be able to do no wrong… Nothing sticks, they can get away with all of these things and people still fall over themselves to vote for them.
That’s why I think it’s an irrational kind of voting, and until voters come to their sense and actually look at the arguments again, and appreciate them, the Labour Party’s going to have a very very tough time in Scotland.”
So there you go. You’re just a bunch of thick morons who haven’t appreciated the arguments for the last eight years and need to come to your senses and vote Labour again. We trust you’ve all learned your lesson.