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I hate myself for it but I can see me voting Labour in the Constituency Ballot. :ph34r: As much as I hate Iain Gray and I just cannot vote for any other of the mainstream parties and the Labour candidate doesn't stand a chance in my constituency so it might be worth helping them out. :lol:

My regional ballot is going to SSP obviously.

Wait, you think Labour are the least worst of the mainstream parties? :blink:

If you can vote SSP, why can't you vote SNP?

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They have established themselves as a credible party of government, which deflates about 98% of the SCOTLAND WILL DIE IN THE MORNING unionist bullshit at, oh, every Scottish election going. They still shouldn't be losing to Iain fucking Gray though.

And that, sadly, shows you all you need to know about the Scottish voter. Realistically, they are the best placed party to govern Scotland from Holyrood. And they have done a pretty decent job in their first stab at it.

The Scottish voter, sadly, doesn;t seem to be sophisticated enough to realise that when voting for Holyrood and voting for Westminster, they are voting for two very, very different things.

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Wait, you think Labour are the least worst of the mainstream parties? :blink:

If you can vote SSP, why can't you vote SNP?

I'm not dropping that idea completely but the whole Donald Trump debacle has put me off the SNP (along with some other of their policies) and when you see articles like this is makes one wonder how committed to independence the SNP really are. I might vote SNP due to the fact its going to be a fight between the Lib Dems and the SNP. For my constituency vote I'm a floating voter. I'm not going to be a c**t and deliberately spoil my ballot, I want to take part in the democratic process.

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I'm not dropping that idea completely but the whole Donald Trump debacle has put me off the SNP (along with some other of their policies) and when you see articles like this is makes one wonder how committed to independence the SNP really are. I might vote SNP due to the fact its going to be a fight between the Lib Dems and the SNP. For my constituency vote I'm a floating voter. I'm not going to be a c**t and deliberately spoil my ballot, I want to take part in the democratic process.

The exact reason my mum will not be voting SNP this year.

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Well no, but neither is it disastrous, especially if they lose having increased their vote numbers since 2007.

If they increase their vote numbers then I suppose they could say it was some kind of improvement. But if they lose then it's likely to be because Labour got their vote out anyway. It's not likely to be a high turnout all the same so if the SNP increase their vote they will probably be in a very strong position and might well be supported by the minor parties formally or informally like now.

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They have established themselves as a credible party of government, which deflates about 98% of the SCOTLAND WILL DIE IN THE MORNING unionist bullshit at, oh, every Scottish election going.

I think that's more of a Westminster General Election scare story.

No one really cares who is in power in the toytown Parliament. I'd be willing for it to go on rotation - give the Green a shot next time with the play money.

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I think that's more of a Westminster General Election scare story.

No one really cares who is in power in the toytown Parliament. I'd be willing for it to go on rotation - give the Green a shot next time with the play money.

The Scottish Sun had Scotland in an SNP noose on the day of the 2007 election, the Record went for a less striking but similarly loaded front page.

The main aim of Westminster elections is to keep the Tories out, citing the SNP as a wasted vote (or wilful collaborators) is the typical Labour unionist ploy.

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The Scottish Sun had Scotland in an SNP noose on the day of the 2007 election, the Record went for a less striking but similarly loaded front page.

The main aim of Westminster elections is to keep the Tories out, citing the SNP as a wasted vote (or wilful collaborators) is the typical Labour unionist ploy.

The SNP are an irrelevance at Westminster. They should stick to the diddy parliament and keep out of the important stuff.dry.gif Or at least do a Sinn Fein and don't turn up.

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More Labour fun and games:

http://www.newsnetscotland.com/scottish-news/1765-labour-colleagues-failed-to-confront-disgraced-councillor.html

Councillor William O’Rourke, who represents Pollok in Glasgow, was sacked from several council positions yesterday and suspended from the Labour Party after the leak of shocking comments at the personnel appeals committee hearing the case of a care worker dismissed for allegedly having sex with the child.

Baillies Jim Scanlan and Jim Todd attended the same meeting, which took place last month, but do not appear to have taken any action about O’Rourke. Baillie Todd is also a member of the council’s children and families policy development committee. During the appeal O’Rourke suggested the girl “wanted it to happen” because no force was used and that she was not a “typical innocent nine year old.” He also made bizarre comments about promiscuous children and the need to lower the age of sexual consent.

His remarks only came to light when Strathclyde Police officially complained to the Standards Commission for Scotland, which regulates the behaviour of politicians. One of Strathclyde’s officers was a witness at the hearing and reported her concerns. That report was leaked to the press this weekend and only then did the council take action.

A council insider told Newsnet it was very unusual for a committee to be made up entirely of Labour councillors and suggested they might have closed ranks to protect O’Rourke

Well he sounds lovely (detail on what he said later in the article). At least it was for something other than the typical (but not systematic or endemic!) financial corruption. Oh...

...It is not the first time Todd has been embroiled in a row. He threatened to sue opposition councillors last year when they suggested that his employment as a taxi driver by Network Private Hire was inappropriate. Network was the subject of complaints by the police – now dropped – because it was making payments of £5000 a month to its former owner, James Baxter, a known criminal. The firm argued it was part of a buy out deal and now say they have parted company with Baxter.

Todd is also chair of City Building, the arms-length firm set up by disgraced former council leader Steven Purcell. City Building employs executives with Labour connections and was condemned for making donations to the Labour Party from what are effectively public funds...

Oh.

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For those concerned about the validity of my source btw, its also in the herald: Councillor is sacked over rape remarks

A COUNCILLOR at the centre of a storm over his comments about a nine-year-old alleged rape victim has been sacked from several political posts and suspended by the Labour Party.

Glasgow City councillor William O’Rourke is reported to have asked if the child “wanted it to happen” during a disciplinary panel into the dismissal of a care worker accused of her rape. Mr O’Rourke, 72, had been chair- ing a recent personnel appeals committee when he made the comments that have led to a police complaint to the Standards Commission.

Following the revelation about the comments made during January’s meeting, council leader Gordon Matheson sacked Mr O’Rourke from his position on Strathclyde Police Authority and several other posts that earn the Greater Pollok councillor around £20,000 on top of his allowance of around £17,000. Both the Liberal Democrat and SNP groups had written to Mr Matheson ahead of the announcement, calling for Mr O’Rourke to go. Both parties believe questions remain unanswered as to why no other councillor or official who was present reported Mr O’Rourke for his comments when senior members of the administration knew about them.

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Mr O’Rourke, who had been touted as a possible future chairman of the police authority, is reported to have asked if force was used during the alleged rape and when she told him it was not, he is alleged to have asked: “So she wanted it to happen?”

Wow, what incredibly dreadful logic.

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MAKE THIS PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST STOP, MAKE IT STOP.

haha - couple of major porkies in it too!

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MAKE THIS PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST STOP, MAKE IT STOP.

I thought it was one of their better efforts, to be honest.

Thank f**k they've got rid of that cringeworthy ode to Braveheart.

It's better than anything Labour's done for a PPP, except maybe Kinnock The Movie.

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I decided to listen to first ministers questions the other day on the radio. That Ian Gray bloke is a fucking walloper, I hope to hell he doesn't become first minister, Salmond is a bit of a helmet but at least he is a capable bloke. Gray is a fucking ear chewer.

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I decided to listen to first ministers questions the other day on the radio. That Ian Gray bloke is a fucking walloper, I hope to hell he doesn't become first minister, Salmond is a bit of a helmet but at least he is a capable bloke. Gray is a fucking ear chewer.

Iain Gray casts serious doubt over the theory of evolution.

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I decided to listen to first ministers questions the other day on the radio. That Ian Gray bloke is a fucking walloper, I hope to hell he doesn't become first minister, Salmond is a bit of a helmet but at least he is a capable bloke. Gray is a fucking ear chewer.

He's the man who has stepped forward to defend the cold dead Union though, and the craven North British will vote him.

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He's the man who has stepped forward to defend the cold dead Union though, and the craven North British will vote him.

They certainly will vote for him. You must be devastated.

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