Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Fears grow over missing Scottish Labour leader.

There's continuing disquiet in political circles over the apparent disappearance of Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont. Ms Lamont hasn't been seen for about a month. She had a shadow cabinet reshuffle and then dropped below the radar. There are fears that re introducing the toxic Iain 'Elmer Fudd' Gray to her cabinet was a step too far and she's now had to retreat to a secret bunker ( aka Subway sandwich shop ).

Ms Lamont recently made a speech deploring the 'something for nothing' culture in Scotland and is keen to see the introduction of university tuition fees, increases in the council tax and to scrap free prescriptions etc. This saw her being accused of being a 'Blair babe' and raised hackles inside her party. Maybe the cabinet reshuffle disaster was the final straw ?

While the SNP are getting set up by the media to take pelters on a daily basis Ms Lamont hasn't given us her pearls of wisdom on any of the recent Unionist 'Project Fear' propaganda. Her new Finance spokesman Mr Gray has also had numerous reasons to speak up with the constant lies being put out by the BBC over financing in an independent Scotland but hasn't taken the bait. Where is the new rejuvenated Elmer ?

BBC Scotland were forced to have two independence supporters on last nights Newsnight special 'independence and the monarchy'. Such is the dearth of Scottish Labour fear mongers willing to stand up for the party. Admittedly one of the independence supporters, Michael Fry, was a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Claiming that the Queen was a bit skint as she was falling down the world wealth rankings and couldn't afford to pay her own way in the world. Forced to use one bar of a two bar electric fire etc etc..

The rotund Conservative and Unionist MSP Jackson Carsatlowprices added a bit of zany comedy relief as he jabbered on a lot of nonsense about how we all love the monarchy and made his usual attack on First Minister Alex Salmond. A light hearted question to finish the show asked who the panel would want as Head of State in an independent Scotland should the people vote for a republic. Christine Grahame from the SNP said Annie Lennox as she was kind and good to charities etc. Jack didn't say who he wanted as he wanted to attack the First Minister instead. He claimed Alex Salmond would get no votes. Such is the standard of person supporting the Union. Blind hatred is their only weapon. No answers. Just blind hatred.

Back to Ms Lamont. I hope she is in good health and nothing untoward has happened to her. We need to hear what the leader of the opposition thinks. She did tweet about a week ago but her blog has nothing new on it since the middle of May.


  1. I hope Mrs Lamont is well. Her politics may be a mystery to me, but I trust that her absence is due to her inability to cope with her job, rather than anything more sinister.

    i understand that, at one time, a picture appeared of the queen greeting some dignitary in a grand room with a small electric fire of dubious vintage in the grate.

    I seriously doubt that this had anything to do with HM not being able to afford to heat her house.

    In the last two years her income has increased in leaps and bounds, and in fairness to the woman, she has always been incredibly mean when it came to spending.

    The royal fortune will no doubt e massive in comparison to what she inherited.

    Her sons on the other hand are spendthrifts, who spare no expense on their own grandeur. I believe that Mrs Parker Bowles follows their example.

    Carlaw is always good for a laugh though. Did he manage to get rid of that 1999 Vauxhall?

  2. http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02489/queen_2489915b.jpg

  3. hi tris..good pic. I love that kind of propaganda. Subtle but effective. The Queen is the world's biggest landowner and her personal wealth varies from £500m to £33trillion depending where you read. Not 'held in store for the nation' wealth but personal wealth.

    Hopefully Ms Lamont is well. There's a sinister history for Scottish Labour politicians who go 'off message' for her to be wary of.

    I wasn't going to bother with last nights program me about independence and the monarchy until I saw fun boy Jack sitting there looking like the cat who got the cream. He's a hoot and should never be missed.

  4. Rumour has it that she has taken flight to some horrible foreign country to tell them we are better together, she has a new nickname of 'Wonder wummin' as everyone is wondering where she hides.

  5. hi cynical...I used to love 'wonder wummin'...proper telly. Hopefully Ms Lamont is ok and is just on a planning /training course at the BBC or something.


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