Monday, October 22, 2007

Head Staggered *

Most - if not all? - of the British state's nuclear weapons are based in Scotland. Scotland has its own government. The head of this government believes that the people of Scotland, through its own government, should play a part in next year's discussions on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. The head of the Scottish government writes to all 188 heads of state of those governments who have signed up to the treaty asking them to agree to his request to put a seat in the discussion room for a Scottish government representative. For doing this, the Labour Party accuse the head of the Scottish government of "undermining Britain's foreign policy." A British government minister, David Cairns (never heard of him), says that Alex Salmond "seeks to cavort across the world stage with his discredited looney left policies."
But the best of the twisted logic which is the Labour Party comes from an unnamed source who says: "For Alex Salmond to seek an alliance with Iran and South Korea is an unpardonable folly."
I was very angry after reading such quotes in this story yesterday.
Don't know if I can ever vote Labour again, whether in local or national elections!

* That Petrol Emotion



Blogger timesnewroman said...

Don't know if you can ever vote Labour again?? I'd be tempted just to leave it at Vote Again! Salmond is an opportunist prankster whose role in life is to irritate the fuck out of the Labour Party and the daft bastards rise to the bait every time. He's actually very good at it but nonetheless he's still a smug bastard.

6:12 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Our personal opinions of Alex Salmond are irrelevant, if you ask me. In fact, I also think he's a smug bastard. But he's a smug bastard whose policies were well understood by the electorate when they made his party the largest in the Scottish Parliament. Why shouldn't he write to heads of state about an issue which is very important to the Scottish people?

11:08 am  
Blogger timesnewroman said...

I think he should, but the last Scottish Parliamentary election was about as democratic and well run as George W. Bush's 2000 Florida vote. Democracy sucks. It just sucks less than other forms of decision making.

6:14 pm  

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