Labour Appeals to Tories 209


The Guardian has published an open appeal to Tory and Lib Dem voters to vote Labour in Dundee West. I think that tells you all you need to know about the Red Tories and their priorities. It is also a new low in journalism even for the fanatic and increasingly desperate Severin Carrell, who is a total disgrace to his profession. The costs of publishing the Guardian ought to be counted against Marra’s election expenses: this is not journalism in any sense, merely a puff piece for a candidate.

The five million questions project was a Labour front headed by Marra and merely one of numerous fake “independent” bodies set up to provide the corporate media with disguised sources of unionist propaganda during the election campaign. It was based in the University of Dundee. It is seven years ago that I published a piece headed Dundee University – A Tool For New Labour. The hosting of the fake five million questions “research” for the Tory-friendly Labour candidate for the University seat is yet further evidence. This Labour/Dundee University scheme linked in to the Daily Record. Dundee University administration have a close relationship with this rag. When I stood for election as Rector against the administration’s candidate, fervent Unionist Andy Nicol, the University administration arranged for the Daily Record in Dundee to come out on election day with a full front cover picture of Andy Nicol and the single banner headline “I Was Born to Lead Dundee Students”.

Naturally, I beat the conniving bastards anyway.

I can today reveal from an inside university source that it was Dundee University Principal Pete Downes who fed Alistair Darling with the nonsense about loss of funding for medical research, which Darling used against Salmond in televised debate. All of which fires my determination to stand for Rector of the University again next year and put a stop to these shenanigans.

My good friend Chris Law is an excellent candidate and a truly interesting and dynamic individual with a quick, analytic brain. He is very much his own man. I am happy to say that despite Severin Carrell, Labour have as much chance of stopping Chris Law’s election as they have of turning back the River Tay.


209 thoughts on “Labour Appeals to Tories

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  • Gary

    Were these perhaps some of the ‘Academics’ who were oft quoted on the Scottish news criticising anything to do with independence? Thus allowing BT to respond with an ‘I told you so’. I rumbled them and complained. It stopped completely for quite a while. I was never sure whether it was poor journalism or poor propagandism. It took me 15 mins on my laptop to discover them, think what a journalist could’ve done with the story!

  • ishmael

    Ps, I think the smell thing is not just about the lack of care/dignity of the oppressed. It’s that dry toilet paper doesn’t get you clean. And people where designed to shit lower to the ground.

  • ishmael

    In the east they know they are under the boot. No cognitive dissonance. Something about understanding reality imparts a keen sense of self respect. I need to work on that again.

    Right, back to painting.

  • keaton

    “We had a referendum in 2011. The people voted for FPTP. Including 63% of those who voted in Scotland.”

    Yes, we voted for FPTP over AV. If those were the only two possible voting systems, you would have a good point. Unfortunately, since the SNP favour proportional representation, which we’ve never voted on, you don’t.

  • Ishmael

    erm, I paint, sometimes, used to more when I had more sensual feeling. It’s slowly coming back maybe. Right know it’s undercoat on a walls, and fillering. Taking care of the families house.

    “Do I look for those millionaires like a Machiavellian girl would

    When I could wear a sunset?”

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Geez. Craig used to have a world view that has morphed into etnocentric….as bad or worse than american narcissistic exceptionalism.

    Although severe, I think that’s a point that needs addressing rather than dismissing. It’s sorta central to the state of the world today: massive global power exerted by completely unaccountable money-manipulators versus the rapidly-shrinking capabilities of national governments tailored (sometimes) to the needs of specific localities and communities. What is particularly poisonous IMO is the marriage of American narcissistic exeptionalism with the globalising tendency. Throw into the debate the proposition that the US is not a single nation-state, but a proto-globalised vehicle for naked capitalism*…think it could get lively.

    *Note that many of the iniquities of globalism are firmly based on the longstanding US commercial model – if you don’t want to pay your workers MI rates, just move your factory to AL, and register the business in Delaware…

  • fred

    “Yes, we voted for FPTP over AV. If those were the only two possible voting systems, you would have a good point. Unfortunately, since the SNP favour proportional representation, which we’ve never voted on, you don’t.”

    The people voted for the status quo, the system they know and understand and they would have done so as which combination of letters had been offered as an alternative.

    If fairness was the only criteria we would use a full Condorcet system but people prefer transparency they want to look at the results and see who won not be told who won.

  • Mary

    Interview: Jim Murphy
    SNP will not dictate our Israel policy
    By Robert Philpot, April 6, 2015
    http://www.thejc.com/node/133197

    ‘”I was a friend of Israel before I became a member of Parliament and I will be afterwards. It’s a life-long commitment to the idea and to the democracy of Israel,” he said.’

    Philpot also writes for Mandelslime’s and Liddle’s Policy Network
    http://www.policy-network.net/
    and the NuLabour Progress think tanks.
    http://www.progressonline.org.uk/about-progress/who-we-are/

    ~~~

    Also on JC see Murphy – http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/55188/jim-murphy-labour-still-loves-israel

    ~~~

    Boris Johnson says JC poll is ‘great news’ for Tories
    Boris Johnson has said an exclusive JC poll showing that 69 per cent of British Jews plan to vote Conservative is the result of the party’s work for the community.
    http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/133574/boris-johnson-says-jc-poll-great-news-tories

  • Mary

    Dundee never took away Cox’s honorary degree. Her name is still on their list sadly.

    Gaza Genocide Promoter Baroness Cox – Dundee University Must Withdraw Honorary Degree
    Jul 31st 2014
    Baroness Cox is a prominent supporter of organisations which actively and openly promote the ethnic cleansing of all Palestinians from Gaza. She was incredibly given an Honorary Degree by the University of Dundee in 2006. I call on the students and academic staff of Dundee University to campaign to have this award stripped from her. […]
    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/07/gaza-genocide-promoter-baroness-cox-dundee-university-must-withdraw-honorary-degree/

    ~~~

    The latest recipients of honorary degrees.

    Danny Wallace to receive honorary degree from Dundee University
    3 June 2014
    http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/danny-wallace-to-receive-honorary-degree-from-dundee-university-1.402417#poll

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Boris Johnson has said an exclusive JC poll showing that 69 per cent of British Jews plan to vote Conservative is the result of the party’s work for the community.

    Not the community’s work for the party, then…

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/18/conservative-party-tory-fundraising-dinners-donors-general-election

    Temerko:
    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2015/02/funding-the-tories-payback-time-for-david-cameron/

    Shore:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2933061/Im-an-entrepreneur-interested-in-finance.html

    Lord “Everyone does tax avoidance” Fink:
    http://www.thejlc.org/author/sfink/

    Lord Kalms:
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Stanley_Kalms

    History corner: Lewis:

    http://powerbase.info/index.php/Michael_Lewis

    But you don’t have to be Jewish to pull the strings…
    Hintze (Catholic, allegedly)

    http://powerbase.info/index.php/Michael_Hintze

    Just very, very rich.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Large oil find in South East England.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32229203

    Any news of the secret oil field off Shetland that the government wasn’t telling us about till after the referendum yet?

    Better together.

    By the time oil prices return to the level at which that field starts paying, the North Sea will be well back in business. Still, look forward to seeing the Tory nimbies of the SE suddenly going all hippy and conservationist as the rigs move in.

    And the SNP MPs’ casting vote forcing them to sell their land to the frackers. PMSL.

  • John Goss

    Breaking news. I’m getting reports that Right Sector made a decision last night to attack Donetsk and Lugansk today in contravention of the ceasefire agreement.

  • John Goss

    None of those. It is Hunter News Ba’al. I have questioned it myself. However we always have to ask “Whose Fake News” because there is that dreadful disinformation site that Habbabkuk keeps linking to and the Guardian has hardly been an impartial reporter and seems to be getting worse.

  • Ishmael

    “Naturally, I beat the conniving bastards anyway.”

    This exuberance makes me smile. Isn’t false modesty ugly.

    I was thinking isn’t joining the Greens tempting? but wonder it’d render less effective kicking teeth in.

    Sometimes, without going Clarkson, it’s appropriate to be unrestricted. (I harboured a thought me may be ok under the persona, but obnoxious basters seems closer to the mark)

    The Dark Triad. I’d hope with such a revival people are aware of such ideas.

  • keaton

    “The people voted for the status quo, the system they know and understand and they would have done so as which combination of letters had been offered as an alternative.

    If fairness was the only criteria we would use a full Condorcet system but people prefer transparency they want to look at the results and see who won not be told who won.”

    I wonder why we bother with referenda at all when we could just get the electorate’s view straight from you.

  • giyane

    “Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990. Nafeez Ahmed”

    The USUKIS alliance has been conducting a Muslim holocaust for the last 20 years.

    Britain divided and ruled India, giving power to a managerial class over the rest of the population. It is doing the same today, giving privelege and power to UK muslims and engaging them in groups like Al Qaida in Muslim countries like Syria.

    Same then same now. The Muslims will always betray their fellow Muslims for money and power, convincing themselves that when they come to power they will overthrow the existing status quo.
    Witness the contract between the Muslims who wanted to overthrow the Ottoman Empire and britain . End result; the caliphate was dismantled.

    now the Muslims are being enticed by Saudi money to attack the Sunni Islam of Syria as part of the USUKIS lust for hegemony over the entire world. The mercenary UK Deobandi imams who send
    thousands of their young men, their families supported by the UK welfare state, to jihad in Syria are in fact doing the colonial work for USUKIS, destroying the lives and fortunes of other Muslims in the process.

    This is the reality Craig refuses to be aired here. Shame on you Craig.

  • Ishmael

    Aren’t the SNP getting it a bit wrong with the focus on Oil, Wealth and Status? I’d harboured thoughts of moving, but no.

    Don’t get me wrong, they seem like a just-ish party. But a progressive example? Way to much power dressing for me.

  • Mary

    Three cheers for BDS.

    Veolia Sells BDS-targeted Israel Businesses
    April 9th, 2015 Palestinian BDS National Committee – Alternative Information Center (AIC) Report post

    Palestinian civil society activists have heralded the decision by French corporate giant Veolia to sell off nearly all of its business activity in Israel as a huge victory for the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The sale follows a worldwide campaign against the company’s role in illegal Israeli settlements that cost the firm billions of dollars of lost contracts.

    The boycott Veolia campaign was launched in Bilbao, the Basque Country, in November 2008, to pressure the company to end its involvement in illegal Israeli projects that serve settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT).

    Under BDS pressure, Veolia has failed to win massive contracts with local authorities across Europe, the US and Kuwait. City councils across Europe have passed resolutions excluding the firm from tenders due to its involvement in Israeli human rights violations.

    /..
    http://www.imemc.org/article/71183

  • Ishmael

    Giyane

    “The USUKIS alliance has been conducting a Muslim holocaust for the last 20 years.”

    Don’t forget the French.

    So your painting Muslims as pure victim’s? like everyone does not have the capacity for corruption. No think think some ‘Muslims’ have played just as significant a role. Don’t give us all this inherently weak and susceptible bollox.

    It’s seems very odd to try and cast shame on Craig, or most on this blog. Save the trolls.

  • Ishmael

    Maybe the perceived lack of good judgement by people, is something to do with the influence of an establishment that’s unable to form a coherent thought about the EU.

  • Mary

    ‘One of the few decent payouts was the post-war settlement of the welfare state. This was Britain’s genuine ‘we’re all in this together’ period, where the elites felt that the common people perhaps deserved something back (and feared what would happen if they didn’t get it) after building an empire, dying in the killing fields of World War One, starving in squalid slums, and saving the world from Nazi tyranny.

    The welfare state was the deal. As well as the NHS and the eminent nationalised industries of British Steel, Rail and Coal, there was the concept of free universal education, based on ability, irrespective of social background or parental finances. The radical engine of Labour Party Clause Four socialism helped forge this, but it was aided by one-nation Toryism (the Butler Education Act) and old school Liberalism, with Beveridge and Keynes the social and economic architects of the post-war consensus. Like the elements they gave birth to, those ideological forces no longer exist, sacrificed, like their creations, on the altar of a self-serving, reductive neo-liberalism. All that remains of them are the empty platitudes it’s expedient for the political class leadership of all parties to rhetorically spout (half-heartedly these days) in order to convince us that factors other than greed and power-lust are at work in Westminster politics. But the key is that this was more than an economic and social settlement: it provided the building blocks of a democratic, post-imperial Britishness.’

    Engerland swings like a pendulum do
    April 8, 2015
    http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2015/04/08/engerland-swings-like-a-pendulum-do/

  • Abe Rene

    The next government may have to involve the SNP and therefore risk breaking the country up again unless the more optimistic forecasts for the three major parties come true. How to bring this about? COMMIT TO BUILDING A MILLION Y-CUBES AND GRAB THE YOUNG VOTE YOU (blank)S! What are they messing about for?

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