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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  • Ba'al Zevul

    Specifically: regarding intent to destabilise and style of propaganda:

    (Me) “The USSR wasn’t sympathetic to CND for any altruistic reasons – as a f’rinstance. It was sympathetic for the obvious reasons: its freedom of action was constrained by the West’s deterrent. And vice-versa, of course. And, you know what? That situation hasn’t changed at all.”

    (госпо̀дин госс) You must be living in a different world from me if you think nothing has changed. Warsaw Pact countries (continues with instances illustrating perfectly why Russia is now trying to recover from the erosion of its sphere of influence following the implosion of the USSR.)

    I repeat: the tradition of subversion and disinformation established by the USSR has evolved, but not changed in principle, since the 1950’s. And its motivation is enhanced.

  • Macky

    I share Lysias dismay that the late great classicist Enoch Powell may have been involved in the Westminister pedophile sex ring;

    Not long after he died, his book collection was auctioned off on Ebay, and I still lament that I was out-bidded on a book called “Hebrew is Greek”, (advancing the proposition that Hebrew is derived from archaic Greek), not because of the book itself, which I have since found, but because the Ebay sale included private letters of correspondance between Powell & the author, discussing the book, of which one extract I recalled was Powell saying something along the lines of “How fascinating that the Hebrew for Joseph’s colourful coat is the Greek for “, and frustratingly the end was cut off in the scanned image !

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “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”

    The above is correct only over time (as I4ve had to point out before to the same commenter, who has probably forgotten).

    I also fail to see what relevance – and prthe Athenian system has to the modern world

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    I also fail to see what relevance – and practical application – the Athenian model has to the world 2000 plus years on. But had I read Greats at Oxford (college still unidentified) I’d probably understand why our friend keeps banging on about it 🙂

  • Clark

    Readers please note; I am not permitted to question Russian policy; doing so results in the abuse of being called a “bullshitter”.

    Why? Why must I not question? What must go unnoticed?

  • Republicofscotland

    Ukraine and nuclear weapons,Ukraine has changed hands many times over the centuries,long before nukes,were even a dream,infact the name Ukraine,stems from the word Ukrania,which,literally means border lands.

    Some on here actually believe,that if Ukraine still had nukes that they’d use them now,they wouldn’t,because they’d be the losers as well.

    Just look at the large swathes,of Ukraine that are still uninhabitable due to Chernobyl.

    As for giving up nukes,South Africa,gave them up,and has never looked back.

  • Ishmael

    And so as I patrol in the valley of the shadow of the Tricolor (dark triad)
    I must fear evil, for I am but mortal and mortals can only die
    Asking questions, pleading answers
    From the nameless faceless watchers
    That parade the carpeted corridors of Whitehall

    Who orders desecration, mutilation
    Verbal masturbation in the guarded bureaucratic wombs
    Minister, Minister care for your children
    Order them not into damnation
    To eliminate those who would trespass against you
    For whose is the kingdom, the power, the glory for ever and ever


  • John Goss

    Clark, of course you are allowed to criticise Russia. Macky’s article itself is critical of Stalinist policies and uses the great novel of Bulgarkov, “The Master and Margarita” to make the point of how the Master (the Devil), himself a great liar, pale under the lies he finds in the capital. Perhaps the main paragraph Macky had in mind contained:

    “Let’s consider on the other hand, the statements that dominate the western coverage of the crisis. US involvement in Ukrainian affairs is well documented, from Asst. Sec. of State, Victoria Nuland’s assertion that US invested 5 billion dollars into Ukrainian project, to the conversation between Nuland and Ambassador Pyatt on who should be in charge of the new Ukraine, to the current decision to provide Ukraine with military equipment and training. What are we doing in Ukraine and why – could and should be the subject of public debate; what we get instead is the endless criticism of Putin and Russian politics. This is clearly intended to obfuscate. How else does one interpret this explosion of interest in ethnic or sexual minorities’ rights, whose violations we never bothered to criticize in our close allies, such as Israel or Saudi Arabia? But more importantly, how does one challenge this obfuscation?”

    That endless criticism which diverts from the main issue of supporting a fascist coup government is what makes your criticism and that of Ba’al, an obfuscation. These fascists were called by their proper name before they took power, before they crippled the economy, and before they brought ‘western values’ to a country that had not seen a civil-war in nearly 100 years. These are not the western values we should be trying to export.

    So Macky is not saying don’t criticise Russia. It is a matter of not using such criticism to cloud the main issue.

  • Macky

    @Clark, How rich ! An obfuscator complaining about things going unnoticed !

    Far from not being permitted, you are free to carry on as you have been doing, I’m just merely pointing out the bull-shitting nature of your posts, whetever you realise it or not, and the chances are that you probably don’t, as you really just a loyal parrot, both for Craig & RD;

    ” To label as “lies” western media’ and politicians’ attempt to camouflage their involvement in Ukraine through Putin-bashing would be wrong and therefore ineffective. To call this deflecting tactics “propaganda” would be imprecise. Nor does the word “doublespeak” really capture it.”

  • Republicofscotland

    More revelations from,Jim Murphy’s BBC debate promises.

    Murphy says only the Barnett Formula,will protect Scotland from a £7 bn spending black hole, but Sir Nicholas MacPherson of the UK Treasury,say Barnett cash to be cut,by two-thirds.

    No wonder Labour are plummeting, faster than a lead balloon,you just can’t believe a word, that comes out of Murphy’s mouth.

  • Clark

    Giyane, 5:46 am:

    “So why is Obama, by green lighting Iran’s nuclear project, igniting a nuclear power race in the Middle East?”

    The US administration does not share my position that pressure-cooker reactors are inherently dangerous, and anyway probably wouldn’t care much if Iran had a nuclear disaster.

  • Republicofscotland

    I found this rather amusing,and befitting,a record label are preparing to release,a completely silent track,called “The Wit and Wisdom of Nigel Farage.”

    The blank 7inch vinyl single will go release on May 4th, on the B” Side,sounds of a dripping tap can be heard amongst other annoying ambient noises.

    The idea is based on a 1980’s record,from Stiff Records,called, “The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan.”

    We could of course all club together,and release,the record,”The Wit and Wisdom of Habb.”

    A 12inch vinyl version,of the sound of a creaking hinge.

  • Republicofscotland

    Following the very successful “Bairns not Bombs” rally in Freedom Square,aka George Square,last Saturday,the Scrap Trident Coalition,are holding a blockade at the Faslane Nuclear Base,on Monday the 13th of April.

    Patrick Harvey the leader of the Scottish Greens,will be in attendance,along with thousands of CND activists,campaigners will sit in the middle of the road,preventing nuclear carrying vehicles, from entering the base.

  • Republicofscotland

    The Scottish National Party have reached 49% in YouGov’s latest Scottish poll – and Labour are down to 25%, their lowest level recorded by YouGov

    With four weeks to go until the election, a new YouGov survey for The Times gives the SNP their highest ever poll lead.

    After a run of good news for Nicola Sturgeon, including a win in both the British and Scottish leaders’ debates (56% of Scottish adults who saw some of Tuesday’s debate said she performed best, in our latest poll), the SNP have a 24 point lead over Labour.

    The SNP are on 49%, up three since March, while Labour are down two points to 25% – their lowest level of support since YouGov began recording Scottish Westminster voting intention in 2007.

    Very encouraging indeed,the London Labour branch in Scotland, looks to be on its last legs, north of the border.

  • Macky

    Clark; “Macky, are you saying that my comments are bullshit?”

    As feared;

    “whetever you realise it or not, and the chances are that you probably don’t”

    I would ask you to read the article, but I already know that will be a futile excerise for you even if you did.

  • fred

    “The position contradicts Ruth Davidson, Scottish Tory leader, who said at the BBC televised debate on Wednesday that her party would not block a second referendum if it came to it.”

    And David Cameron, he has ruled out a second referendum too.

  • glenn

    Have you got a robin… ?

    No pet robin, but a magpie allows me to hand feed it. Maybe they recognise the lack of danger from a vegetarian.

  • Republicofscotland

    CND’s survey of Labour candidates suggested as many as three-quarters opposed the replacement of Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.

    The anti-nuclear group said last month it had polled a ‘representative sample’ of Labour candidates, including sitting MPs. But Labour critics claimed only 73 candidates had been surveyed with 50 or so anti-Trident.

    The finding suggested anti-nuclear Labour MPs could make common cause with the Scottish National Party, which has said it wants to ditch Trident. Labour’s official policy is to maintain a continuous, submarine-based deterrent.

    But many senior figures want Labour to back a more limited, cut-price deterrent – while others believe the party should scrap it altogether.
    Kate Hudson, CND’s general-secretary, said: ‘Labour candidates are in step with public opinion. The majority of the public don’t want to see £100 bn spent on nuclear weapons.

  • lysias

    Speaking of “The Master and Margarita”, I recently watched the Russian television miniseries dramatizing it. It is really excellent. In particular, it contains the best dramatization of Jesus’s crucifixion I remember ever watching.

    I can’t say how close it is to Bulgakov’s novel, as it’s been too long since I read that. I read it back in my Berlin days. (Kieperts Buchhandlung, in downtown West Berlin, had — and probably still has — a really excellent department of books in Russian.)

  • lysias

    Anyway, what I meant to say in conclusion was what that television dramatization of “The Master and Margarita” shows is how Christian post-Communist Russia has become.

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