Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’
Trump: Likes SNP, but Marches Against Obama.
Donald Trump is a long-standing friend of the Scottish Nationalist Party, according to this very recent article by JOYCE MCMILLAN about a documentary on Trump’s Scottish Golf Course.
…over a period of years Donald Trump’s organisation was allowed to brush aside objections not only from environmental groups and local residents, but from Aberdeenshire Council itself, whose initial refusal of planning permission was called in and reversed, in 2008, by the Scottish Government. Worse than that, local residents opposing the development were allegedly subjected to serious harrassment; and Grampian Police, according to the protestors, seemed mainly concerned to facilitate the smooth progress of Donald Trump’s plans, at one point actually handcuffing and detaining the film-makers for trying to record interviews.
It’s a shocking film; and the broadcast came in the middle of a bruisingly bad week for Alex Salmond and his SNP Government, following a series of negative poll results, a passionately divisive conference debate over NATO, and the growing storm over Alex Salmond’s apparent suggestion that the Scottish Government had clear and positive legal advice on an independent Scotland’s EU membership, when no such advice had been formally sought.
In the aftermath of the showing of the film, many former SNP supporters took to the social media to declare that they would never vote for the party again. And many others, of all persuasions, expressed a sense of shame that such a desperate capitulation to wealth and power could take place in Scotland; as if they had somehow managed to convince themselves that, in a world increasingly driven by the attitudes of capitalists like Trump, Scotland and its government were somehow categorically different and better, and more resistant to the blandishments of overweening power.
Now the SNP’s best friend is saying this,
DONALD Trump went into a Twitter meltdown after US President Barack Obama’s victory, blasting the election as a “disgusting sham” and calling for “revolution”.
Trump started out in a philosophical mood as the tide turned against Republican candidate Mitt Romney, musing “Well, back to the drawing board.”
But it appears it was all too much for the property tycoon as reality of Mr Obama’s clear win began to sink in.
“We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”, Trump fired off on Twitter.
The Apprentice star, who toyed with a Republican presidential run, became increasingly irate, even calling for Americans to reject Mr Obama’s resounding victory.
“Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us. This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy.”
The US “now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before”, Trump tweeted, adding: “the electoral college is a disaster for democracy.”
An ‘independent’ Scotland will be certainly be the democracy to live in with Trump and his mates in charge.
Scots Left Say he’s a Diamond Geezer.
My Scottish grandparents were Chair and Branch Sec. of a Branch of the ILP in Springburn Glasgow.
Comrades will no need no reminder that this was, and is, a poor district and the heart of Labour Movement.
It is with some distress that we read that the so-called ‘socialist’ party the SSP, has backed the Murdoch supported SNP in its demand for ‘independence’.
Going to the length of appearing on public platforms with – I like my bath-water so much I drink it Salmond.
And not saying a dicky bird about the SNP’s plans to raise the price of a pint to (rough estimation) seven quid a pint.
The cost of a bottle of me gramps daily tot (0r six) of whisky must be pretty stiff as well..
Galloway: No longer a Cuddly Pussy Cat.
From today’s Record,
GEORGE GALLOWAY yesterday revealed a peace pact with election rival Gail Sheridan.
They have vowed not to attack each other as they both fight to win a seat in the Scottish Parliament.
The former Glasgow Kelvin MP and the wife of disgraced Solidarity leader Tommy Sheridan will stand for a Glasgow list seat in May.
The move could split the left-wing vote and deny them both a Holyrood seat.
They were in talks about standing together until the issue of independence and Tommy’s tarnished image scuppered the deal.
Galloway said: “They have been in touch and we agreed that to slag each other off would not be a good idea.
Tendance Comment, come off it me darlings!
“But there has been no olive branch. That door is now closed.”
The Tendance Says: That’s more like it!
The Sage of Scotland continues,
He said: “In 2007, more than 40,000 people voted Labour with their second vote to no effect because the party did not get any seats on the list.
“So my main pitch is to Labour supporters. I would like also to appeal to former Lib-Dem voters who feel betrayed by the coalition.
“Thirdly, I would like to appeal to SNP supporters who like the party’s Labourish policies but don’t favour breaking the country up.
Tendance Comment:a modest objective to be sure.
“That’s why coverage of the far-left parties is misguided – because I’m not fishing in the same pond as them.”
Aye, you’re too grand for that!
Who’s a Sexist Lying Toss-Pot now?
Tendance Statement on Tommy Sheridan,
Tommy Sheridan has been found guilty. Not of being a ‘swinger’ but of being a lying toss-pot.
The comrades from the Scottish Socialist Party have been at pains to explain to fellow leftists the character of the man for some years now. Today they are free to vent their views in the press,
She told how she finally realised his true character after making a speech on International Women’s Day to condemn the sex trade. Sheridan sat boldly by her side despite, only a few weeks before, confessing to the SSP executive that he was a lying sex cheat who had visited sleazy swingers’ clubs.
Rosie said: “It turned my stomach that he sat by my side, clapping and shouting, ‘Well done comrade’.
“He knew I was making a point, speaking out against exploitation of women and his intention was to intimidate me. It was then that I realised how bad a man he was.
“The day of that speech was the closest I came to making a public announcement about what he had done. I’ll always regret not doing it.”
And she also regrets that the party did nothing to help and protect Sheridan’s wife Gail.
Anyone who goes to a club called ‘Cupid’ merits what he got.
Marg Bar Sheridan!