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When the things you love keep changing

Posted on March 10, 2012 by

Tom Harris MP on Twitter, 10th March 2012:

"To the homeless, the unemployed, the hungry, the vulnerable, I say this: the SNP will give you a Scottish passport!"

Oof! That's some biting satire from the Scottish Labour man there, suggesting the SNP will do nothing for these unfortunate people other than change their nationality! That's going to sting those pesky "Tartan Tory" Nats! Hurrah for the good comrades of the Red Flag who stand up for the poor and the dispossessed!

But wait a minute – who's this vile, compassionless Tory slimebag sort, being quoted approvingly in the Telegraph by arch-Tory columnist Alan Cochrane barely three months earlier for telling those same unemployed, homeless and vulnerable to go and get stuffed, because his party has nothing to offer them?

"We were set up as the party to represent the values of working people, working being the key word. We weren't set up as some sort of charity to help the poorest in society – the long-term unemployed, the benefit dependent, the drug addicted, the homeless."

What? It's Tom Harris of the Scottish Labour Party, you say? We're confused again.

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    1. Bugger (the Panda) says:

      THe more I see about what  Cochrane is writing, I don't bother to read him anymore as he has an adverse reaction on my blood pressure, the more I become sure that he is increasingly losing the plot.

    2. RevStu says:

      On the contrary, I love reading him, because every week he gets more and more purple-faced with rage at the SNP's continued success, and I'm curious to see when he'll actually burst.

    3. Bugger (the Panda) says:

      Harris is of the Tony Blair Socialist confessional, that is to say superimposable on the Thatcher dogma mindset.

    4. Tearlach says:

      Reading Cochorane is fun, as he increasingly turns into a caracture of himself, if such a thing is possible. I've run across him a few times at parlaimentry evening events, when the great and the good of civic Scotkand use the Garden Lobby for a few wines and nibbles. Always on the fringes and always on the phone. Kind of sums up the Torygraph in Scotland. I do wonder what happeended to his fragrant wife Jenny, last timeI looked she was relegated to writing puff pieces in the Scotsman, but that was over a year ago.

    5. Angus McLellan says:

      The fair Jenny was last seen in the Courier  Mock ye not. That means her words are seen by far more eyeballs in Scotland than see her other half's ruminations.

    6. Longshanker says:

      Aye. It''s a Billy Connolly paraphrase for the twitter age right enough. How do you tell if a politician is lieing? His lips/fingers are moving.
      Some things never change though.

    7. DougtheDug says:

      Jenny Hjul (Mrs. Cochrane) is also editor of "Equipped, The Armed Forces and Veterans Magazine.", which appears to be a freebie distributed to past and present members of the UK's armed forces.
      I haven't read any of her Courier articles but I used to read her pieces in the Sunday Times when she worked there and she easily matches good old Cochers in her outright hatred of the SNP.
      It's no wonder Alan Cochrane thought Tom Harris was the best thing since sliced bread in that Telegraph article.

    8. Lesley-Anne says:

      That will be the Tom Harris who appears to have conceded defeat tonight!

      Just heard on Newsshaft that Fife is rumoured to have turned completely YELLOW! πŸ˜›

    9. Lesley-Anne says:

      Just hearing Labour candidate in East Lothian has congratulated #SNP candidate and count is still on going!

      Battersea result

      Con 26,730
      UKIP 1,586
      Lab 18,792
      Green 1,682
      LD 2,241

      turn out 67.1%

      Tory hold

    10. Lesley-Anne says:

      I’m hearing on twitter and Facebook that Ian Davidson is GONE and David Mundell is GONE!

      I think we can safely say the SNP has surpassed its previous high of 11 seats. πŸ˜€

    11. Lesley-Anne says:

      Just heard Ochil and Perthshire seat has 58% for Tasmina Sheikh, S.N.P. πŸ˜€

    12. Lesley-Anne says:

      Turnout for Gordon Brown’s old Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath seat was 70%, up from 62.37% in 2010

    13. Lesley-Anne says:

      Nuneaton result

      Lab 15,945
      Ld 816
      Con 20,827
      Green 1,281
      English Dem 104
      TUSC 194
      UKIP 6,582

      turn out 67.2%

      Con hold

    14. Lesley-Anne says:

      STV reporting that Labour have conceded ALL seven seats in Glasgow! πŸ˜€

    15. Lesley-Anne says:

      Kilmarnock & Loudoun result

      SNP 30,000
      Lab 16,362
      Con 6,752
      LD 789

      turnout 71.6%

      S.N.P. GAIN!

      Western Isles

      Con 1,215
      SCP 1,045
      LD 456
      SNP 8,662
      Lab 4,560

      turn out

      SNP HOLD

    16. Lesley-Anne says:

      Paisley and Renfreshire South result

      Lab 17,864
      SNP 23,548
      Con 3,526
      LD 1,010
      SSP 278

      turnout 75.4%

      SNP GAIN!

    17. Thepnr says:

      Yeah Yeah Yeah

      We love you Mhari, do your people proud xxx

    18. Thepnr says:

      This is beyond my wildest dreams. From here on we deal with what comes next.

    19. Lesley-Anne says:

      Dundee West result

      LD 1,057
      Green 1,225
      TUSC 304
      Con 3,852
      Lab 10,592
      SNP 27,684

      turn out 67.5%

      SNP GAIN

      Glenrothes Result

      SNP 28,429
      LD 892
      Con 3,685
      Lab 14,562

      turn out

      SNP GAIN

      Falkirk result

      SNP 34,831
      Lab 15,130
      Con 7,325
      UKIP 1,829
      LD 1,225

      turn out 72.4%

      SNP GAIN

      Ochil and South Perthshire

      SNP 26,620
      Lab 16,452
      Con 11,987
      LD 1,481
      UKIP 1,331

      turn out 74.8%

      SNP GAIN

      Angus result

      SNP 24,130
      Con 12,900
      Lab 3,919
      UKIP 1,355
      Green 965

      turn out 67.6%

      SNP HOLD

    20. Lesley-Anne says:

      Dundee East result

      SNP 28,765
      Lab 9,603
      Con 7,206
      LD 1,387
      Greens 895
      CISTA 225
      TUSC 104

      turn out 72%

      SNP HOLD

      Dumbartonshire East result

      UKIP 567
      Green 804
      Lab 6,754
      SNP 22,093
      Con 4,627
      LD 19,926

      turn out 81.9%

      SNP GAIN

    21. Lesley-Anne says:

      Rutherglen and Hamilton West result

      SNP 30,279
      Lab 20,304
      Con 4,350
      UKIP 1,301
      LD 1,045
      CISTA 336

      turn out 69.7%

      SNP GAIN

      Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath result

      SNP 27,628
      Lab 17,654
      Con 5,223
      UKIP 1,237
      LD 1,150

      turn out 69.6%

      SNP GAIN

    22. Thepnr says:

      Well done Taranaich!! You done us proud.

    23. Lesley-Anne says:

      Midlothian result

      SNP 24,453
      Lab 14,594
      Con 5,760
      Green 1,219
      UKIP 1,173
      LD 1,132

      turn out 71.2%

      SNP GAIN106


      UKIP 715
      SNP 24,585
      CISTA 283
      Con 4,446
      Lab 13,532
      LD 1,106

      turn out 75.2%

      SNP GAIN

    24. Thepnr says:

      Fuck you skelator. We laugh in your face, Paula Rose has just fainted!

    25. Lesley-Anne says:

      Airdrie and Shotts result

      SNP 23,887
      LD 678
      Lab 15,108
      UKIP 1,088
      Con 3,389
      IND 136

      turn out 66.4%

      SNP GAIN

      East Renfrew result

      UKIP 888
      Con 12,465
      Lab 19,295
      SNP 23,013
      LD 1,069

      turn out 81.1%

      SNP GAIN

    26. Chris says:

      Tom Harris obviously didn’t get the memo from Harold Wilson, “This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.”

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