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Posted on August 29, 2017 by

What Tories are, in two images from one week.

Never forget it until the day you die, readers.

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    1. Street Andrew says:

      I read recently – someone had done the sums – bank bailouts after 2008 would pay Jobseekers Allowance for 230 years.

    2. RogueCoder says:

      I have a stack of books on my desk about tax havens, tax avoidance, and money laundering. All of them are about the UK, specifically London.

      These spivs are presiding over the biggest transfer of wealth from the populace to the wealthy in the history of mankind.

    3. Bob Mack says:

      I believe it was Mark Twain who said “When the rich rob the poor, you can be certain it is business” Smart man Mr Twain.

    4. Chick McGregor says:

      “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    5. sassenach says:

      How can people still not see what these Tories are up to?

      Time to get out of this rancid union.

    6. Andy-B says:

      Both articles side by side denote beautifully, what the Tories are all about- No words needed.

    7. Haven’t we had enough yet?

      Centuries of unbridled theft perpetrated by sociopathic psychopaths to the detriment of us, the humans.

      The “Commonwealth”, a fig leaf to define the peaceful countries with millenary traditions that the British (or Brutish?) invaded, ransacked, famished and destroyed.

      The same Brutish which Union Jack flew from the slave trade caravels.

      The same Brutish that exterminated with lead bullets and biological warfare millions of Native Americans.

      The same Brutish that defined the Aboriginal Australians as fauna and kept them in chains.

      The same Brutish that invented and applied apartheid and imprisoned Nelson Mandela for decades.

      The same Brutish that spawned a mentality that led one of them, improperly gifted the title of statesman, to say “I abhor the Indians, they’re beastly people” or “I find the Irish odd, they refuse to be British”.

      The same Brutish that are pushing the UK down the Brexit ravine, blindfolded.

      Should I continue?

      It’s time for their last easy victim, feeding them with billions stolen from our natural resources and wasted in eternal warfare, to scroll these parasites off its back.

      Scottish Independence will starve the leeches, and they will fall off, empty and withered.

      It’s no longer time for dilly-dallying and easy does it. We need to save the planet from this umpteen nasty, vile (de)generation of demented inbred sub-humans, laying waste here and abroad.

      Cut the rope, and have ’em dangling by the short and curlies.

    8. Merkin Scot says:

      Better Together?
      In what way?
      Someone, do tell me.

    9. Clootie says:

      ….and many Labour and LibDem voters in Scotland chose to lend their vote to the Tories at the last GE.

    10. Ian McCubbin says:

      Decennt democratic countries jailed corrupt bankers. We see more corruption and cronyism every day on UK. Its time to leave before it bankrupts Scotland.

    11. donald anderson says:

      Of course, things were different under New and Auld Labour, weren’t they?

    12. Snode1965 says:

      May was hardly likely to cut fat cat pay…she’s married to one.

    13. Robert Peffers says:

      @donald anderson says: 29 August, 2017 at 5:22 pm:

      “Of course, things were different under New and Auld Labour, weren’t they?”


    14. Macart says:

      Basic humanity not their strong suit.

      There is no better togetherness with this.

    15. Calum McKay says:

      This is why ‘they’ don’t like you Stuart, you have an uncanny knack of highlighting the contradictions, absurdities and deceit that those who rule Scotland from another country possess.

      Mrs May is a lame dead duck with paper tiger tendencies who hasn’t a clue what she or anyone else in government are doing.

      Anyone who would appoint bo jo as a foreign minister, or fox or davis into any ministerial post, nuff said!

    16. Stoker says:

      Ruth, do you agree with your boss? Ruth? ROOTH? Nah! Waste a time!

    17. Alex Clark says:

      Our poorest living now under this Tory government are at the poorest they have ever been since the welfare state was created more than 70 years ago.

      A great many people in Scotland have nothing to eat tonight, absolutely nothing, those that are sanctioned have no money at all in their pocket or purse and are relying on foodbanks, family or friends to help them out and prevent them and their children living with hunger.

      Many of their family and friends have absolutely nothing either and this is a problem resulting in broken marriages, depression and suicides. The welfare state has been destroyed under this Tory rule since 2010 and by Blair/Brown before them. There is no longer a “safety net” and any of us could end up in the same boat.

      Our disabled are losing their motability cars and many are having to find new roofs over their heads since being subject to the Bedroom Tax and having their housing benefit cut meaning they could no longer afford the rent. This is the policies of only the most cruel, they have no heart and no shame. Sociopaths.

      The Scottish government have mitigated as best they can against these Dickensian policies while the Scottish block grant under the Barnett formula is being slashed by Westminster over many years now. That is a fantastic achievement, why so many fail to see this is as a result of our media. The bastards.

      I’ve never been a member of the SNP nor even voted for them until the GE in 2015. I’m glad I have done so and will continue to do so until Scotland gains Independence or I die first, they are the only party trying to alleviate the real suffering that our poorest and disabled are facing in a Tory ruled Britain led by the self appointed elite.

      The SNP are the only party that will free us from the tyranny of a Tory government that robs the poor to reward the rich. Did anyone really expect May to follow through on her promise to crack down on the “fat cats”? If so, then you have been deluded. The only cracking down that is set to continue is on welfare and the NHS in order that our rulers can gain even more. Vampires.

      We will all suffer as a result of policies such as these, for Scotland a vote for Independence is the only escape possible.

      Free us from this tyranny by voting for Independence. SAY IT LOUD!

    18. Jason Smoothpiece says:

      British Nationalist Tories and Labour both the same. The Elite running the countries on behalf of the Elite.

      Lucky for them many of our fellow Scots can’t or won’t see what is going on.

      I think some simply know their place.

      It is actually very sad.

    19. Capella says:

      @ Alex Clark – well said. Freedom from this tyranny will be sweet. Hope it comes soon before many more suffer.

    20. William Wallace says:

      @ Alex

      Well said.

      It is criminal that their policies have created this level of poverty in society and worse still that they have purposely engineered it to be this way. Callous, mean-hearted and calculatingly cruel.

      Tory Bastards.

    21. Tinto Chiel says:

      Well said, Alex Clark.

      Let’s not forget the “roll out” of the disastrous Universal Credit system will ensure more hungry people suffering great distress and want as they wait 6 to 9 weeks for their benefit payments. Every SNP response to these measures has been ignored.

      Eat or rack up rent arrears is not a good choice is it? And eviction for the wrong choice.

      Tories are despicable, aided, it must be said, by a Labour party which does not vote against Tory austerity measures.

      But, hey, Corbyn’s groovy at Glastonbury…..

    22. Rock says:

      To think that the Tories increased their vote and seats in Scotland.

      The most stupid people on earth are in Scotland.

    23. Robert Graham says:

      And Labour’s target when they return to work at holyrood will be.

      three guesses – snp – snp – snp yep correct .

      Maybe one day these spineless b/rds will find a backbone to crawl up ,you cant shame them , embarrass them, or sack them ,
      Even when presented with their outright hostility over the forth crossing , they still lie ,these scabby excuses for people have the brass neck to take money under false pretenses, thats called theft .

      because of our now corrupt media this won’t be on a front page , tv news bulletin , radio broadcast ever , joe public won’t see it

    24. sassenach says:

      I just hope that when FMQs returns next week that questions will be asked that allow Nicola to rip into these Britnat party leaders. That will get some ‘media’ publicity (small though it may be!).

      Surely there is a vast amount of ammunition, lately, New bridge, Missing Rooth, gypsy referee etc etc. Hopefully the gloves will come off!

    25. Tam the Bam. says:

      Only Misreporting Scotland could turn a good news story into yet another ‘bash the SNP story.’David Henderson finds a lecturer from Napier Uni in Edinburgh to come up with a ‘has this money been well spent tho?’ story.Prof Eejit fae Napier reckons if the Scots Gov wants to improve economic performance in Scotland (which it IS doing anyway) the money could have been better spent on education.

      Presumably he has patented a new design for amphibious trucks so the Queensferry Crossing isn’t needed.Bawbag!

    26. ronnie anderson says:

      @ sassenach 6.40pm Alas your hopes will be dashed altho Nicola will have plenty ammunition & many Independinistas would like her to fire on all cylinders its not Nicola’s style of debating .
      All we can hope for is Kezia /Ruthie /Wee Wullie wind Nicola up then we might see Wee Nippy come oot.

      Bridges wont be a topic of FMQs no unless Kevin Bridges is mentioned . ( ok jaikits oan )

    27. Capella says:

      @ Tam the Bam
      “dilute their national pride”

    28. HandandShrimp says:

      Prof Eejit fae Napier reckons if the Scots Gov wants to improve economic performance in Scotland (which it IS doing anyway) the money could have been better spent on education.

      While the local butcher disagreed and said the money should have been spent on more mince. 😉

    29. Joemcg says:

      Reporting Scotland taking the total pish now with their coverage of the new bridge. Spinning a good news story into a bad one. Anti Scottish cunts.

    30. Bob p says:

      Rock 6.24pm. The most stupid people in Scotland ? Debatable. The most sectarian? Yes.

    31. Croompenstein says:

      They just want us to shut up, eat our cereal and sit and watch Diana:The Day Britain Cried on ITV… help!!!

    32. yesindyref2 says:

      From Sturgeon’s Twitter in the Evening Times: “Government gives new powers to tackle Govanhill rogue landlords

      That’ll annoy those ignorant anti-SNP people who don’t understand the difference between an MSP and a councillor.

    33. Highland Wifie says:

      Or Horizon: What makes a psychopath?
      I think we all know the answer to that.

    34. Glamaig says:

      ‘ a lecturer from Napier Uni in Edinburgh to come up with a ‘has this money been well spent tho?’ story.’

      I heard that joker on GMS this morning. He must have been out of the country or in a coma last December when the Central belt ground to a halt due to the old bridge being out of action.

      BBC scraping the bottom of the barrel there trying to get a negative angle on it.

    35. Auld Rock says:

      Ian McCubbin, I take it you noticed that World Bankers
      ,AKA, Criminals and Thieves, held their recent meeting in Jackson’s Hole,Wyoming which was most apt given that it was the old Outlaws, Murders and Thieves hide out in the ‘Bad Lands’ of the Old Wild, Wild, West.

      Auld Rock

    36. Tam the Bam. says:

      Capella @ 7-21pm said:

      ‘dilute their national pride.’

      ‘They may take our land…
      they may take our lives…
      but they will NEVER….make me eat Mothers’ Pride!’

    37. colin alexander says:

      “Benefits claimants are subjected to an ‘amateurish, secret penal system which is more severe than the mainstream judicial system’, writes Dr David Webster of the University of Glasgow.”

      Well worth a wee read.

    38. Petra says:

      If the latest United Nations report, which outlines that the Tories have created a human catastrophe in the UK due to their welfare reforms, doesn’t have impact on these monsters nothing will.

      Meanwhile I’ve just been reading the National article ‘Ministers urged to back £5 child benefit top up’. Sorry can’t post as I’m on my IPad.

      It reads Scottish ministers are coming under renewed pressure to use new Welfare powers to top up child benefit by £5 and help take 30,000 children out of poverty.

      The Catholic Church has joined with the Church of Scotland, the Child Poverty Action Group and Sir Harry Burns the former Chief Medical Officer of Scotland to back the ‘Give me Five’ campaign which launches nationally tomorrow………

      However the Scottish Government says it would cost about a quarter of a billion pounds to implement and only £3 out of every £10 would go to the households in poverty.

      The SG’s own most recent statistics suggest that there are now more than 260,000 children living in relative poverty, after housing costs – about a quarter of all Scottish children. The majority in homes where the adults are working.

      And then comment after comment from Bishop this or that and the results of a Survation poll, such as two thirds of Scots are in favour of Holyrood increasing child benefits. Then there’s four paragraphs of Kezia Dugdale bleating on about the situation. The SG should use their powers and stating as one example that “the rise in the number of youngsters living in poverty should “shock” the Scottish Government into increasing child benefit payments. Scotland should be the best place in the world to live, work, grow up and grow old in – and that starts with a fairer country. There’s more from her but you get the gist.

      The SG point out massive Westminster cuts since 2010, mitigating the worst of Welfare reforms etc. Bottom line as far as I can see is that the SG doesn’t have the resources to deal with this and Kezia Dugdale is a despicable wee BritNat *rse that constantly puts her party before the people. There’s more to say about her and her party but I’d better leave it until I calm down.

    39. galamcennalath says:

      Ian McCubbin says:

      Decent democratic countries jailed corrupt bankers.

      It may be about to get worse! I read recently (can’t remember where) that all the clean above board regulated financial activity will leave London for Frankfurt. However, the same companies will concentrate all they dodgy high risk low regulation activities outside the EU in London.

      Let’s hope Scotland is not part of the UK next time Westminster needs to bailout its shady bankers.

      iScotland could have a healthy and lucrative financial sector … but we should have the good sense to ensure it’s strictly regulated and kept in check!

    40. Lochside says:

      Why would anybody except a cretin or greedy selfish bastard be surprised by the two (identical) faces of English tory rule? only a cretinous greedy bastard perhaps?

      Well, we have 3/4 of a million of them living amongst us who voted for these vermin in the last few months. Vermin who have destroyed people literally by suicide ( latest estimate 4000) after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP. Add in the shortened life spans of those living on less than poverty benefits and or minimum wages, or the iniquity of zero hour contracts.

      Walk through our streets littered with human castaways lying like beached driftwood begging to enable them a hot meal and a bed. The mentally ill and the emotionally damaged desperately awaiting the trickle down effect that will never come.Food banks for working people and an NHS poised to be swallowed up in the impending deals that Orange Hitler and the tory swine and their mates are waiting to clinch with their grubby bloodstained paws.

      Meanwhile, Tommy Shepherd flies the latest kite on behalf of the SNP. More delays…more body swerves by our National party. The one that seems uneasy with its own title. I answered Tommy’s questionnaire recently knowing full well that the info all goes up the way..but the feedback no longer comes back down…all we get is obfuscation…silence in the face of Tory fascist action…contradictory, illogical, but always inexorably aimed at destroying us economically, culturally and even as a name.

      We have 3/4 million others…SLAB voters….ostriches and fearties caught up in straw clutching knee jerks voting for ‘Labour’…but which one?.. ‘Loyal’ Kezia sleeping with the enemy or Jeremy toon clock Corbyn English imperialist and lover ofall the world’s oppressed except for guess who?..aye us.

      So what do we have we to do to get these people on our side? Well how about standing up and demanding our voice is heard NOW. After all, if
      NOW IS NOT THE TIME…when FFS is it? People say bide your will all come good..if we go too soon, we’ll have lost forever, or a generation. Well we lost one battle but even if we lose another, it won’t stop, we will go on until we win. We must win. Our very existence as a nation is at stake and unless we stand up and be counted we dont deserve to exist.

      Wait too long and it’s very possible they’ll pull another snap stunt and pull us out of the EU without any deal reneging on the ‘bill’ owed and getting totally into bed with good old USA.And where does that leave us?

    41. louis.b.argyll says:

      Where is the UK opposition to this..?

      Hello! LABOUR, where…are…you?

      Sitting on their thumbs,
      til it’s their turn for power.

      Labour keeps the gravy train
      rolling by applying hypocracy
      laced with jealous hope.

      A more left wing gravy train.

      Labour in power causes those expelled
      from the previous gravy train, to
      close ranks, shrink their assets offshore.

      Labour’s influence is less effective
      in the lobbies than those waiting
      for the Tories to get back in.

      And so it pathetically goes on..forever?

      UK? My arse.

    42. Shinty says:

      Tam the Bam – I’m of an age when living in rural Scotland we only had ‘plain bread’
      I remember my mother making sandwiches for visitors, she’d pile the whole lot together then saw off the crusts with her big bread knife – wholesale yummies for kids. (every crust having a wee bit something from the prepared sandwich)

    43. yesindyref2 says:

      So there are perhaps 4 aspects of Independence – internal to Scotland, the rest of the UK, the EU and the Rest of the World. And to get the YES vote people have different priorities, but all have to be addressed in a way.

      The rest of the World is the easiest, yes we’ll trade with the rest of the world and play our part in global politics. The second is harder because of the leavers, and the case does have to be made for the EU if it’s to be part of Independence. There’s a lot of misinformation and that has to be tackled. Meanwhile Scotland is set to be dragged out of it, whether we want to, or not. And then we’d have to set up our own trade deals if we’re not in the EU. Or have a lesser load of trade deals via EFTA, or just plain old unfavourable and complicated WTO. Which, for some extraordinary reason, seems to be what the UK would settle for.

      The rest of the UK – and do we really want to continue a relationship with Westminster where we are bound by what they do, rather than look on as a neighbouring country, that’s tackled by this sort of article, and the Tories are definitely our best allies in this! They just can’t help themselves, it’s in their genes to be arrogant, cruel and merciless. We’re peasants, they’re the lairds. We’ll just dig up that field for them when they want us to, and they’ll pay us IF they want to, Otherwise go and eat wild mushrooms, tree bark, who cares? Let there be cake.

      Before the last, there’s our interaction with the rest, and that’s currency and the central bank. Well, we have to hope that one’s being sorted, it ain’t rocket science. I mean, seriously it ain’t, even I understand it.

      So finally our economy. Is it GERS? What some of us said back in the day was that the best thing the SNP majority Government could do is – Govern. To show that a capable government could look after Scotland, even with limited tools and devolution.

      Things like the NHS, schools, universities, police and fire are mostly revenue DEL – that’s that part of the block grant. There’s capital DEL for all, a new hosptial, schools, but the within the limits of revenue DEL, there’s not much can be done about any of them – there are costs, they ahve to be paid, and that’s that.

      But for the economy itself what can be done? Well, there’s APD which halving of will increase flights to Scotland and make business more competitive. Hop on a city hopper and go to London, Frankfurt, Paris, do some busines, come home. Then there’s trains,, well, even Network Rail have an ambitious improvement plan in place as part of the Scotrail alliance, as do Scotrail themeslves.

      But hey, we now have a bloody great new fabulous bridge (I built) connecting Fife and Angus, and the east coast, there’s motorway all the way from Glasgow to Edinburgh for the first time ever, the A9 is getting dualled and a new section opened, and guess what? The SNP are telling us about it:

      So is a plan coming together, I love it when it does? I think so. Certainly HOPE so!

    44. colin alexander says:

      @ Lochside

      Good comment.

    45. Glamaig says:

      O/T this article in the National today was good. Why is called the ‘Battle of Tranent’ and not the ‘Tranent massacre’ which it actually was? Another example of the distortion of our history. Its good that theres a memorial in Tranent though.

    46. yesindyref2 says:

      @Lochside: “Wait too long and it’s very possible they’ll pull another snap stunt and pull us out of the EU without any deal

      Don’t forget, as Macart pointed out in his National article, that has to be ratified by the UK Parliament, and receive Queen’s assent, leaving time for a snap Indy Ref to be held, and the EU asked to give us transistion time. That’s all that’s needed to counter that one.

    47. Smallaxe says:


      Your article archived.

      Scottish Government urged to back £5 child benefit top-up;

    48. colin alexander says:


      Ever the optimist.

      A “snap indyref” that also needs permission from the Commons and Lords to be held.

    49. Robert Graham says:

      Petra – Just read your post and by f/k the the brass neck and hypocrisy is beyond belief from Dugdale, her party down south who assisted the Tory party in passing the legislation that has led to these cuts, Then without batting an eyelid and at no time showing any sense of shame or Embarrassment she calls for the magic bloody money tree to finance out of thin air anything that comes to mind , she’s lining up behind her representatives of various churches to aid her, this while blatantly hiding the true story of her parties involvement , how low can this Labour Party in Scotland sink , trying to build up trouble to embarrass the Scottish Government on the back of a downright lie is disgusting and despicable , Then again its Labour in Scotland should we be surprised.
      Her and her party need to be reminded of the one Billion pound legacy they left us in the shape of PFI , that’s where the money is going Kezia thanks to your bloody party.

    50. shug says:

      Should the Scottish government try and mitigate Westminster policies or should they let Westminster policies apply on the grounds the people voted to have London run their affairs to get on with it.
      They can only be mitigated with independence.
      If the SG do mitigate London polices it must be in the most public way possible.
      food kitchens, food bank support with Scottish Government carrier bags and leaflets included

    51. yesindyref2 says:

      A “snap indyref” that also needs permission from the Commons and Lords to be held.

      No it doesn’t, but thanks for the opportunity to expand.

      The Scottish Parliament can call a Referendum, and even if the Presiding Officer objects it’s not in the scope of parliament, he can be removed by a vote in parliament and a new one elected by majority vote.

      Then the only way to stop that referendum legally is a court challengem in the Court of Sessions.

      Meanwhile the UK Parliament somehow manages to get its vote past the DUP and Labour, LibDems and the SNP and rebel Tories to boot, but that is challenged in court by – the Scottish Government. So two related court cases, cases that relate to the UK Constitution itself.

      And according to the wording of the Article 50, it has to be carried out according to the member state’s constitution. But that is a subject of court hearings IN the member state, so the EU can not accept the finalisation of Article 50 withdrawal of the UK, until that is resolved.

      So, what a pickle the UK finds itself in. Pass the popadums.

    52. yesindyref2 says:

      Did I forget to mention the CJEU (ECJ)? The UK of course is still a member of the EU at that point, and fully subject to the ECJ. Now that could take years …

      meanwhile the UK is unable to make trade treaties of its own, as it’s still a member of the EU,and any such trade deal could, yes, end up in court.

      Oh dear. Oh dearie dearie me, as John OBE would have said.

    53. Fireproofjim says:

      Kezia Dugdale to step down. Breaking news on Sky.

    54. Petra says:

      My God Kezia Dugdale has resigned!

    55. Sinky says:


    56. Jock McDonnell says:


      Indeed, a referendum, with EU acceptance of the outcome & we are on our way.

      Ohh – Dugdale gone.

    57. Robbo says:


      Kezia Dugdale has resigned

    58. paul gerard mccormack says:

      fantastic news.

    59. Proud Cybernat says:

      BREAKING: Dugdale to resign as Scottish Labour Leader tomorrow.

      Hmm… wonder why?

    60. heedtracker says:

      But at the weekend, BBC r4 gimps were boosting up Mrs May going after “boardroom excess,” even played some of the mad old trout’s speech to the greedy bastards, where she said that UKOK’s reputation had been dented. And then she said curbing boardroom excess would be one way of knocking out those dents.

      Its easy to picture a hall full execs laughing like fcuk.

      And tonight BBC r4 gimpery is using floods in Houston to boost up Orange Hitler. Its a toryboy world of neo fascist bbc media out here in teamGB.

    61. louis.b.argyll says:

      colin alexander says:
      29 August, 2017 at 9:45 pm
      @ Lochside
      Good comment.


    62. frogesque says:

      Dear Kezia,

      Don’t let the door skelp yer earse on the way out!

    63. Meg merrilees says:


      WHO will replace her?

    64. Robert Graham says:

      Stop press- Stop press Kezia has f/I’d off

    65. defo says:

      The Dugs been hoofed. Laugh ? I need to change my Y’s !
      Poodles aren’t known for longevity. Even French ones 🙂

    66. Meg merrilees says:

      It must have been a bridge too far for Kezia…

    67. Robert Graham says:

      Has Kezia been turned ? , Christ that was quick ha ha . Read what you want into that comment .

    68. Meg merrilees says:

      Must have been a Bridge too far for Kezia…

    69. yesindyref2 says:

      Mmm, for sale, poisoned chalice, well used, battered and bruised, leaking at the seams, wanting good Tory home. No references needed.

    70. ScottishPsyche says:

      Well, well.

      Has Kezia joined the Tory party?

    71. defo says:

      Lying, to the death.
      “”Nobody has ever told me what to do in this job – it is not something dictated from London any more, that is beyond all doubt.”
      Or maybe just willfully delusional.

    72. Fireproofjim says:

      Kezia – Speculation is that the Union bosses in Scotland wanted her to back Corbyn more strongly. Look out for a left winger.

    73. Morgatron says:

      What is so disturbing here? News like this isnt one bit surprising. Lets not forget , a barrel load of selfish shits voted for these moral corrupt bastards up here only a few months ago.

      While the rotound mooth basks in the glory that the MSM bestows on her. They whole lot of them make me fucking sick.Scotland getting dragged out of Europe, more vulnerable people and family’s persecuted , their shame not ours.

    74. asklair says:

      Who is Kezia…….move on, please?

    75. heedtracker says:

      KEZIA Dugdale is expected to resign leader of the Scottish Labour party saying it is time to “pass on the baton”.

      Wow she has.

      Is “pass on the baton” a thing, like pegging:D

    76. North chiel says:

      Did her new hero Corbyn ” snub” her on his recent trip

    77. HandandShrimp says:

      Surprised that Kezia has resigned at this point with no elections due for years. She didn’t seem to be under any particular pressure from any sector of the party either.

      I’m guessing key Corbynite Findlay will go for the leadership again. His main (possibly only) attribute is an absolute and undying hatred of the SNP.

      That should be interesting.

    78. cearc says:

      I guess Corbyn was not best pleased to find hardly anyone anywhere to see him and to find out (presumably briefed by SLab) that all the stuff he had been telling the SNP to do had already been done. Not to forget the little matter of the impractitude of Scot’s law!

    79. Tam the Bam. says:

      Enter the Findlay.

    80. yesindyref2 says:

      A decent interval, and then she’ll join the SNP.

      Basically speaking Scottish Labour haven’t backed her whatever she wanted to do. New faces in the elections – see Rev’s article at that time. Neutral on Indy? Didn’t happen. As a lone voice in the wilderness, I always thought she was better than her party.

    81. Robert Graham says:

      You have to laugh at her comments, she took over when the party was on its knees, well great job Kezia now it’s on its back and on life support, there yah go job well done, Three cheers for the new leader , Eh what’s his name oh that dope from rutherglen , you know him sit down mr , leave the chamber mr , oh his name is on the sole of my shoe , I can see his baw face but nope it’s gone

    82. Still Positive says:

      My son suggested she was influenced by her father and her girlfriend who is the SNP’s Jenny Gilruth.

      Has Kezia seen the light?

    83. Capella says:

      A bit extreme just to upstage The Bridge.

    84. ElGordo says:

      Love, love changes everything
      Hands and faces, earth and sky
      Love, love changes everything
      How you live and how you die

    85. Maryscot says:

      Why has Dugdale resigned?

    86. cearc says:

      She took SLab from the 2nd party to the 3rd. both at Holyrood and Westminster! Quite an achievement.

      Jamie Rooss has tweeted,

      ‘A senior Scottish Labour source tells me Kezia Dugdale was “hounded out by JC’s mob”.

      So, yep, looks like JC was not best pleased with his progess.

    87. James Barr Gardner says:

      heedtracker says:
      29 August, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Is “pass on the baton” a thing, like pegging:D

      Is that the same as a “Tent Peg” ?

    88. What a difference between Nicola and Theresa May,

      Nicola will be one of Scotland`s greatest assets when we get Independence,she looks comfortable in any company from helping a group of kids with their reading to talking to the power brokers of the world,she has great empathy,

      whereas Theresa May looks uncomfortable in any company almost on the sociopath scale of lack of empathy,don`t know enough about asperger syndrome to say she might qualify for suffering from it,

      to be able to cause so much suffering and still function requires you to be lacking in mental and social compassion,

      always thought Gordon Brown was either a sociopath or had asperger`s ,every emotion looks rehearsed not natural.

    89. Gary45% says:

      Duggers resigns!!, there will be an election coming before the end of the year.(mibees she had insider info??)
      She has jumped before total embarrassment at the next GE.
      God only knows who will replace her, as there are NO serious candidates in SLab.(Rowley? Mibees aye a while back) now? another waste of space.
      Its another sorry mess that this country is bathing in, recent radio pish about the new bridge saviour “El Gordo” don’t be surprised if Crash gets fast tracked in to save Slab.
      Oh aye the new bridge, I drove past it today. I doff my cap to all involved, a thing of beauty.

    90. Petra says:

      Some great posts on here and no sign of ‘disruption’ from anyone – Fab.

      Smallaxe thanks for posting the link. You’re a darling X

      Dugdale’s gone! Seemingly to be covered on Radio Scotland / This Morning – tomorrow. Has the contents of Findlay’s book / first related article in the S Herald rattled her? Had enough of Stu exposing her? Or does it relate to the fact that she botched up Corbyn’s campaign with her non-stop SNP Baad bleats? What about the whispering of sweet nothings in her ear at bedtime followed by a No to Yes conversion, LOL!

      Who’s up next? Rowley? Corbyn’s right hand man in Scotland? Corbyn’s ‘fond’ farewell to her as he heads south?

    91. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Ronnie Anderson (10.34) –

      Had to laugh there mister, your comment could hardly have been better timed, when you look at the one which follows!

      Did you know?

      In any event, it’ll be *very* interesting to see the various explanations for Kez’s departure.


    92. heedtracker says:

      Is that the same as a “Tent Peg” ?

      You’re making me laugh so much my tea’s come oot my nose.

      She’s been pushed out by Momentum, and no wonder. Look at her choice of a neo fascist boot boy like that Daily Heil creep, cant mind his name, for SLabour spokesberk.

      Its an act of political suicide, bringing in hard core neo fascists directly at the top of the Labour movement.

    93. Maryscot says:

      Thanks folks, just seen it on Sky news and didn’t know why she resigned. xx

    94. GrahamB says:

      Always thought Kez was landed in a position above her experience and possibly ability. She rarely looked comfortable and flip/flopped too often to have instilled confidence in any intelligent supporters and she had a bad habit of digging deeper when she was down a hole.
      There will now be an unseemly scrabble and back-stabbing among those who have coveted her job but have been too feart to attempt a coup.
      Strangely enough the EBC seem to have been ready for her announcement with her ‘obituary’ all ready to dust down, dot some Is and cross some Ts and publish in minutes whereas it usually takes them hours to come out with a full story.
      Her dad must be relieved now that she has taken herself out of the firing line.

    95. ronnie anderson says:

      @ Ian Brotherhood I was in the process of copying the 1st one when I hear the report on Kezia’s resignation . Still its good news .

    96. Highland Wifie says:

      Wonderful photos Ronnie. I’m still wiping away a tear.

    97. TheBuchanLoony says:

      I think after her recent experiences with Corbyn’s mob Kezia finally realises what ‘Branch Office’ means.

    98. Capella says:

      @ ronnie anderson – great photos thx for posting. Gives a good impresssion of a happy meet up.

    99. ElGordo says:

      Love & a pending court case,
      Living it up when you are going down…

      Anyhow, given the circumstances, the poor wee lost lamb likeability, the potential upcoming conversion to the cause, maybe best to ask for the soft agreeable apology again, drrop the case, and be the bigger more generous and inclusive man.

    100. Robert J. Sutherland says:

      yesindyref2 @ 22:13, 22:19,

      Yes, a good old legal constitutional challenge by the SG is long overdue. It would really put a herd of cats among the proverbial Brexit pigeons. The powers-that-be in London might soon enough be begging us to quit the UK.

    101. cearc says:


      Nice pics.

    102. Morgatron says:

      I think a part of kezias statement has a typo. It should read ” it time to pass on to the next BOTIN , not pass the baton.

    103. jfngw says:

      I’m personally routing for James Kelly, a man of unique political abilities who will provide us with many happy hours on this forum.

    104. Smallaxe says:

      ronnie anderson;

      Thank’s for the pictures Ronnie, it’s good to see so many happy smiling faces.

    105. HandandShrimp says:


      Kelly or Baillie would certainly provide entertainment but I am thinking that it will be a Corbynista. That most likely candidate has to be Findlay who is incapable of rising above the tribal and isn’t desperately nimble of thought or media friendly.

      Outside runner is Anas but I think he might be too Blairite for the current Labour zeitgeist.

    106. Morgatron says:

      Ayr, please let it be Jamesie Cotter Kelly , a unique parliamentarian and a right good fucking laugh.

    107. Robert J. Sutherland says:

      I guess Corbyn would like it to be Findlay, but who gets to choose?

      And what a sorry wee pool to have to fish in!


      …a naughty passing thought…

      Could this possibly be the return…

      …no surely not…

      …of El Gordo?!

    108. jfngw says:


      Agreed, but I was purely going for the entertainment value.

      It may be the Dugdale is looking for a more secure job than being SLab leader, she is possibly eyeing up a Premier League management role.

    109. Petra says:

      @ Ronnie at 11:13pm ………

      Thanks for that Ronnie. Brilliant and it fairly cheered me up. Just reminded me that it’s too late for the Union now as we’re NEVER going back in that box. More than anything they don’t have one that’s big enough.

      Great to see Tommy Sheridan … and he’s looking good. One of the greatest politicians / orators that Scotland has ever seen, imo. As Kerevan has suggested we should all get together under the umbrella group SIC, as so much talent in Scotland is being wasted. When we do … come together as one … we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

    110. Graf Midgehunter says:

      It’s not so much a question of who is gonna step up to lead the BLis mob down to fourth place at Holyrood and that London place without the “Bong”, -but- who will have the stomach and the guts to march in to FMQs on Thursdays for their weekly beating from the “Queen of the North”, Nicola Sturgeon. 🙂 🙂

    111. ronnie anderson says:

      @ ELGordo 11.28 . Are you feking serious having sympathy for that nasty woman Dugdale deserves every derision coming to her . She will still be taking money from the Public Purse for mis representing the Scottish People , she will still have her column in the daily Rancid to spout her lies & bile.

      Save your sympathy for the more deserving people , that will be the Homeless & Poor People that she was party to keeping them Homeless & poor .

      Fek her & all who associate with her.

    112. Chick McGregor says:

      “Has Kezia joined the Tory party?”


    113. Chick McGregor says:

      New leader? Nobody mentioned Anas yet?

    114. ElGordo says:

      @ronnie anderson 12:05

      The road to truth has two mistakes, not going all the way and not starting.

      Lets see how it goes, more to this.

      As repugnant as it may seem, given some of the things that have been said, being open, not being hostile, and being welcoming is the key.

      Big change in life & hopefully outlook for someone, someone so young.

    115. K.A.Mylchreest says:

      So Kezia has had her career abridged you might say? 😉

      She was a gift that kept giving, but I suppose all good things must come to an end …

    116. Liz g says:

      ElGordo @ 12.27
      Being open and not hostile are indeed admiral traits ElGordo,
      But and it’s a big But….
      So is humanity…..and that’s what causes us to hesitate.
      The woman took a position and drew from the public purse.
      She had to know that Scots were at the very least better off out with this bloody Union,and,at most were suffering for still being a part of it.

      Has she stood by…it would have been bad enough….but she enthusiastically did her up most to keep the Treaty enforced.

      Now because I can remember another woman who found the dry docking of a boat more emotional than any human tragedy.
      I don’t think that it’s too cynical to assume that it was not justifying austerity that was a bridge too far…..but rather claiming credit for a bridge that was a bridge too far?
      Who knows?
      Even so…. it’s the impression that she gives that leads me to believe that she has nae honour…and I canny welcome that.
      I would rather that she demonstrate some and then I could rethink my position.
      Until then, I can only think that she was always Old enough to know better!!

    117. defo says:

      The new bridge is officially fab.
      Drove over at the second attempt. Tried to time it for the rolling roadblock changeover, but ended up having to go to NQ on the old, bumpy bridge for a coffee and smoke under the first bridge.
      The stay cables on the QC look like serious engineering up close.
      Southbound wasn’t opened yet, so drove back over the old girl.
      For the last time ever probs.

    118. Dorothy Devine says:

      Ronnie , thank you for posting the photos – strikes me that every time we see pro indy rally photos that a bunch of happy smiley people are what we get , never a glum physog!

      A big happy indy family.

      As for the Kezia one resigning , I agree with Liz – she has done her best to undermine , she has done nothing to help those in need in fact she has blatantly hindered. Yet she wants to claim the good bits.( did you iron that T shirt??)

      Would it not be wonderful if the person taking over had a wee brain and a sense of fair play ? Or has that all but vanished from the political opposition?

      Are they unaware that the electorate gave them their position to work for Scotland and all who live here? The idea being they improve the lot of the population, not denigrate and undermine while stuffing their wee faces with everything they can grab?

      Are they so unaware

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