Labour Numpties 43


On Twitter, a bunch of Labour activists led by one Duncan Hothersall are having a hilarious time tweeting and retweeting their incredulity that I should have been both in the St James’ Centre during the fake nationalist “scuffle” with Miliband during the referendum, and at St Enoch’s in Glasgow during the fake Murphy Riot, or that I can be called an “impartial” source.

Well, I was in the St James Centre but I wasn’t anywhere near Glasgow. Nor am I impartial. The Labour numpties are incapable of distinguishing between a blog, and comments on a blog. What they are aiming their hilarity at is a comment left by a lady named Anne Keay at 7.38pm yesterday:

I was there. I am in the photo. I did not plan to be there. I was shopping and heard the crowd and went to watch. I saw nothing except healthy democracy in action – a politician goes walk-about and people gather passionately to protest, call out, crowd in and generally make a lot of fuss and noise, as is their right.

I had read on sites such as yours about these Labour rallies and watched in disgust at the stage managed event unfolded. There was no passion, no attempt to reach out to voters, no attempt to engage with the people of Glasgow. It was a press event, purely and simply. P

I also saw and heard around me, from the few people who watched, only bemused indifference and/or dislike of Labour then, gradually, disgust at the pointlessness of the whole event.

If I had ever believed that Jim Murphy cared one whit about the ‘ordinary’ men and women of Scotland, I would now know better. Neither he or any one of the Labour activists with him had any interest in talking to, engaging with or convincing anyone. It wasn’t about us – it was about tonight’s news and cheap headlines.

I was revolted by the whole thing and, pardon my ignorance, astounded at seeing for myself what depths modern politics Labour style has sunk to.

So far as I am aware I have no connection to Anne Keay, who seems a very reasonable witness. By demonstrating their typical Labour Party stupidity @dhothersall, @stuart_w64 (who has a strange interest in my sexual preferences), @kb32904, @rnzhdad, @BrianSpanner1 have given me reason to highlight Ms Keay’s testimony. To be fair to Hothersall, he has as many followers as there are members of the Scottish Labour Party.

I am so much looking forward to reading their tweets this time on Friday.

I am not going to apologise for not being profound. Have just reduced book from 212,000 words (originally 243,000) to 197,000. About to tackle footnotes which I want to get down from 1,480 to 800. But have a parting thought from David Hume, which points the way forward for the UK: “Let us therefore lay aside all Anger, shake Hands and part Friends.” Somebody might want to leave a comment explaining who David Hume was, for the benefit of Labour Party members.


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  • Resident Dissident

    Lysias

    I don’t think Hume would have been daft enough to suggest that the US colonies were a market for Scottish cattle!

  • RobG

    Lysias thank you for the brilliant info, which understandably comes from the Daily Mail and the Times.

    I wonder what Richard Littleprick gets paid to write this kind of stuff:

    Trust Labour? I’d rather trust Jimmy Savile to babysit, writes RICHARD LITTLEJOHN
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3068131/Trust-Labour-d-trust-Jimmy-Savile-babysit-writes-RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN.html

    Screaming Lord Sutch was definitely before his time. Sadly, I don’t think the MRLP will be fielding any candidates in the 2015 GE.

  • lysias

    There was other trade besides cattle. Tobacco Lords (of Glasgow):

    The Tobacco Lords (or “Virginia Dons”) were Glasgow merchants who in the 18th Century made enormous fortunes by trading in tobacco from Great Britain’s American Colonies. Many of them became sufficiently wealthy that they adopted the lifestyle of aristocrats, lavishing vast sums on great houses and splendid churches. Many would suffer severe losses during and after the American Revolution.

  • Abe Rene

    I see no good reason to doubt Anne Keay’s testimony, though her sympathies seem clear enough.

    Good luck with your book. David Hume sounds like a very sensible fellow, notwithstanding his scepticism about miracles. Regarding the latter, apart from books about healing miracles (I’m reading one at the moment) we might consider the proverb of Rumi, that so-called “fool’s gold” exists only because the real stuff does as well.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “I wish to offer a few observations about David Hume, the United States and the British Constitution…etc…”

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    The above from John S Warren (23h02) is the sort of useful and insightful contribution which one would hope for from American contributors to this blog.

    American contributors please emulate (rather than hammering on with info about Lord Janner, info to which UK-based commenters are already privy without help from their US cousins…)

  • Ba'al Zevul

    In other news, Tony Blair continues to do his best to destroy Labour’s chances:

    http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/blair-labour-will-continue-traditional-support-for-israel-in-government/

    n a rare pre-election intervention just two days before Britain goes to the polls, Blair hailed the Jewish state as “a beacon democracy, economic development and rule of law”, adding: “Its security is our security. Those who would threaten it, threaten us here too.” And the former premier insisted his advocacy for the creation of Palestinian state “in a manner protective of Israel’s security is a long term guarantee” of the security of Israel.

    I believe cannabis is good for treating the nausea induced by Blair, and any hallucinogenic effect it may have is negligible compared to the man’s own condition. (His orange colour may be symptomatic of something more serious.)

    However, against this must be set Cameron’s position on Israel, which is far inside its anal sphincter.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    The other David Hume…

    I think the point about the other DH is that he could present union as a paradoxically logical aspiration of a popular nationalism, whose aim was to improve everyone’s condition. In effect, the union, as it actually happened, mainly benefited elites and centralised power, wealth and influence more completely and further away from the Scots than any divine-right anointed Scottish monarch could hope to. I mentioned him to suggest that it might have been otherwise. The later Hume would probably not have agreed with the earlier one.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Ba’al

    “In other news, Tony Blair continues to do his best to destroy Labour’s chances:

    http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/blair-labour-will-continue-traditional-support-for-israel-in-government/

    n a rare pre-election intervention just two days before Britain goes to the polls, Blair hailed the Jewish state as “a beacon democracy, economic development and rule of law”, adding: “Its security is our security. Those who would threaten it, threaten us here too.” And the former premier insisted his advocacy for the creation of Palestinian state “in a manner protective of Israel’s security is a long term guarantee” of the security of Israel.”

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    Your headline implies that Blair’s support of Israel will be a vote-loser for Labour at the election.

    I hope you’re not also trying to imply that support of Israel per se is a vote-loser because I suspect that the sympathies of the general public are with Israel rather than with any of its Arab (including Palestinian) neighbours.

    That, at least, was what various opinion polls were saying some years ago and I wouldn’t be too sure that anything has changed.

  • lysias

    Lysias thank you for the brilliant info, which understandably comes from the Daily Mail and the Times.

    Thank you for the kind words. Our troll would have me report no news about Lord Janner and the like, because — he would have us believe — everybody in the UK is already aware of it.

    The way he tries to discourage people from reporting stuff that he does not like is too transparent.

    Let him know: telling me not to report something is no way to stop me from reporting it.

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