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.

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  • lysias

    No question about whether the ancient Athenian system of choosing officials and representatives by lot works. It did work in Athens, for centuries.

  • Mary

    I am surprised that Craig has not commented on the appalling stuff coming out of the mouth of Michael Fallon today in support of Trident aka a mutually assured destruction project.

    BiBiCee 10pm ‘News’ has just carried the same propaganda under the guise of election news.

  • RobG

    9 Apr, 2015 – 9:51 pm

    Sturgeon has provocked a debate about UK nuclear weapons, that otherwise wouldn’t have been there, but notice that this debate in England never really touches upon the destructive power of nuclear weapons or the devestating effects of them on civilian populations.

    But most seem to be quite happy to be mass murderers, all under the control of corrupt politicians.

    South Africa remains the only country in the world that unilaterally gave up both nuclear power and nuclear weapons, after being a fascist white state.

    See, the ‘wogs’ can teach you a thing or too.

  • fred


    The SNP are not against nuclear weapons, they are pro NATO and NATO is a nuclear organisation. They are quite prepared to be protected by other people’s nuclear weapons so long as they aren’t in their back yard.

    Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons and look how well they are doing.

  • fred

    “But I’m sure that you’d rather shoot them in the back eight times.”

    Fuck off and die slimy retard cunt.

  • ishmael

    To be fair Mary, maybe he needs a break, or is doing other things. I don’t know how critical his influence is anyway.

    I think if people want to contribute, fine. But yea. This isn’t easy is it, and we all need time to reflect and relax at times. Though it’s obviously good to be our own people this results in being hard on eachother, and there are times to step back. Assessing that for other people, when and where, i’m cautious about it.

    It’s not as if we all think really different, (though I feel a bit far out sometimes, and maybe I am) And it’s not as if many core subjects haven’t been made quite clear. The establishment knows what we think.

  • Clark

    Democracy is a feedback regulation system.

    What matters about feedback regulation systems is that they be responsive. Their response does not need to be accurately proportional so long as a move in a particular political direction by the electorate is reflected as a move in the same direction in the complexion of the government. So long as the system is responsive, voter preference will normalise the system output.

    FPTP is unresponsive. It suffers from “safe seats”. If a system with behaviour similar to FPTP was used to regulate engines, most would either constantly stall or over-rev and destroy themselves because the regulator would fail to respond.

    FPTP tends to create two dominant parties. That’s why the two big parties supported it. Powerful structures such as corporations, mass-media and financial institutions prefer it because safe-seat representatives can mostly ignore their constituents, making representatives more susceptible to undemocratic influence.

    FPTP frequently returns biggest-minority rule. This is fundamentally wrong; to be elected, candidates should have to achieve support from a majority – this is a fundamental of democracy, so FPTP is undemocratic; even AV requires a majority.

    FPTP is misnamed – there is no “winning post”. The “winning post” should be when 50% is passed, of course.

  • RobG

    “Slimy, retard cunt” is a good one, even for you. I’m flattered.

    But of course still no mention from the likes of you about just how totally insane nuclear weapons are, or the death of the Pacific Ocean, or Fukushima.

    If I were a psychiatrist I would say that you are suffering from psychotic delusion; or perhaps to put it more kindly, you are very, very stupid.

    Do you have children and grandchildren?

    What the fuck are they going to think of the likes of you?

  • lysias

    There’s nothing about the North Atlantic Treaty that requires anyone to have nuclear weapons. NATO can still be a mutual defense organization even if none of its members has nukes.

  • fred

    “But of course still no mention from the likes of you”

    Fuck off and die retard cunt.

  • lysias

    In an Athenian-stype system, majorities would rule. But it would be a majority of the people chosen by lot, who, if the selection is genuinely random, will accurately represent every segment of the population in proportion to their share of the population, just by the laws of statistics, that rules.

  • fred

    “Democracy is a feedback regulation system.”

    Yes and the majority prefer the devil they know to the angel they don’t and to be democratic we must give them what they want otherwise it isn’t democracy.

  • Clark


    @”Alvin, if you’re so concerned about reactor safety, maybe it’s time you left nuclear power”

    Fateful words, but I expect you don’t know WTF I’m going on about, so shoot me in the back eight times please.

  • ishmael

    My thoughts. FPTP, a bad sort of a 10th rate idea when compared to direct democracy, devolution of powers to communities. Etc.

    Personally I think it’s all a bit of a cop out for people instead of activism. Though perhaps arguing for a better form of bad isn’t inappropriate.

    TBH, much of this shooting the breeze is tiring. Night time.

    ‘Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.’

  • ishmael

    “Yes and the majority prefer the devil they know to the angel they don’t”

    No, I think many rather their own judgement.

  • RobG

    9 Apr, 2015 – 11:01 pm

    Fred, we live constantly with total annihilation of all life on Earth, and if it kicks off it will all happen in a matter of minutes.

    Do you think that is sanity?!

    I guarantee that your grandchildren will think otherwise.

    Your grandchildren also won’t thank you for destroying the planet prior to nuclear war. RE: the death of the Pacific Ocean.

    Really, it’s all well documented. Go look it up.

  • Clark

    Alvin Weinberg designed the pressurised water reactor (PWR), for military use. He opposed the political decision to license the design for civilian power production because he considered it too dangerous.

    RobG, do you think global warming is a hoax?

    Yes, the power structures select for ruthlessness. But there are varying degrees of psychopathy in every one of us; blaming doesn’t really get us far.

    I’ve got £100 here says that when the results are in, in say five years time, we’ll see that the Pacific ecosystem had already begun to recover by now. You on?

  • RobG

    Clark, thanks for the good info about Alvin Weinberg.

    With three reactors in complete meltdown in Japan, and totally out of control, I will take your £100 bet:

    “Japan faces 200-year wait for Fukushima clean-up
    The chief of the Fukushima nuclear power station has admitted that the technology needed to decommission three melted-down reactors does not exist, and he has no idea how it will be developed.”

  • RobG

    Try putting that one in the totally surreal UK General Election 2015.

    You lot really are on another planet, and I’m not the only one who’s had enough of all the nonsense.

  • Clark

    Rob, no one gets out alive. No one ever did. Which is NOT an argument for nuclear power or nuclear weapons. I was already convinced that nuclear pollution was the major cause of cancer, but it’s not as bad as you keep implying, ie. it’s nowhere near wiping out life on Earth. Look at the cancer rates around Chernobyl and compare with the ‘flu epidemic after WWI.

    My position: all the power reactors must be phased out, shut down and dismantled, most urgently the pressurised, water-cooled ones (ie. nearly all of them). For research reactors and reactors producing useful isotopes, benefits outweigh disadvantages. Industrial processes must be developed which destroy the various nuclear wastes, but these will inevitably produce much heat which may as well be used to generate electricity, ie. destroying existing waste implies a new generation of power reactors.

    Sorry, the can of worms has already been opened. It’s manageable, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be well managed. So the pressure groups must learn enough so they can press for the best solutions.

  • John Goss

    “That would be

    Not a grindable axe in sight, then…”

    Yes, but that is the very reason I am getting my news from Russian sources rather than the propagandist western media.

    This is the sound of the thunder of artillary in Donetsk tonight according to a twitter site #Donetsk so it looks like Hunter News was right and the Guardian disinformation wrong.

  • fred

    “Fred, we live constantly with total annihilation of all life on Earth, and if it kicks off it will all happen in a matter of minutes.”

    When the world ends it will be “Not with a bang but a whimper”.

  • Clark

    Rob, I should qualify my bet; it’s too vague. I reckon that total biomass in the Pacific took a sharp dive because of Fukushima but has already started to return to pre-Fukushima levels. But isotopic pollution is worse for large complex organisms than for small simple ones, so there will probably be extinctions of species. Animal species will be hit worse than plants because plants survive rogue cell multiplication.

  • Clark

    John Goss, you really should answer Resident Dissident’s question as to the extent of the Russian “Homeland”.

    What’s your opinion of the OSCE these days? Did you read the article Ba’al linked?

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