• Brexit,  Toolbox

    Note to Douglas Carswell

    Everyone who voted in the referendum, whichever way, should read this – and worry about lawyers-in-wigs subverting our say https://t.co/pG1erq7mxl — Douglas Carswell MP (@DouglasCarswell) November 17, 2016 UK Supreme Court justices and lawyers appearing have long since dispensed with court dress. @stellacreasy I'd scrap Judicial Appointments Commissars and open up the judicial oligarchy we have in this country — Douglas Carswell MP (@DouglasCarswell) November 17, 2016 The correct term for rule by judges is kritarchy. @stellacreasy perfectly possible to democratise judicial appointments without interfering in courts. See other countries for details — Douglas Carswell MP (@DouglasCarswell) November 17, 2016 Where does he think he is? Scotland?

  • Brexit,  SNP,  Toolbox

    Then and Now

    Perhaps Sturgeon’s Law should be applied to any public statements by the SNP. Nicola Sturgeon is actively considering the possibility of investigating the means of opposing Theresa May’s appeal against the High Court’s ruling that control has been taken back for the Commons and the Executive does not have free-rein with Royal Prerogative. The rule of law remains sacrosanct. Except where you and your Party are introducing majoritarian demagogue table-thumping populism to the political culture, and seeking to hobble an unelected judiciary – in particular, the London-based Courts – I assume. No harm ever could come from that. Meanwhile, former Scottish government minister, Alex Neil (last seen looking for a…

  • Labour Party,  Toolbox

    Richard Burgon gives the game away

    You said it! Alec adds: Burgon is the 2015 intake MP who, 11 days after a Labour MP was murdered in the street by a literally mad political opponent, attended a mad rally in Parliament Square. Screaming down a loudhailer talk-piece – no podium mounted microphone for him – he mocked and sneered at opposing MPs then attending the PLP meeting, and exhorted a crowd waving SWP banners to resist them and any other Labour member (including those who’d been in the Party since before he was born). Deeply unpleasant. At least no-one is having a brick put through their window. Oh. MPs local staff are some of the most…

  • Football,  Toolbox,  Utter Clowns

    Euphoria In the Extreme

    THIS IS A GUEST POST BY DHAIBHIDH C MHAC DHUIHDHLHEIGH OF THE LENINIST VANGUARD (DRUMNADROCHIT CHAPTER). Police Scotland working out how to charge people arrested for fighting under the OBFA. pic.twitter.com/OHusGgSDJk — Brian Spujahideen (@BrianSpanner1) May 24, 2016 Greetings all. Benjamin Button John Nicolson MP called it right when he described opponents of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act as “sectarian dafties“. All fans are in favour, except for the great many who are not, but they are sectarian dafties as the Sage of Bearsden informs us. He was being restrained. Had he not been, he may have called them window-lickers or something more fruity. The need for the Act…

  • 'Islamic State',  France,  Stoppers,  Toolbox,  Utter Scumbags

    Compare and contrast

    A message from Kafranbel, Syria, where people have been the victims of both the Assad regime and the Islamic State: A message from the Stop the War Coalition (since deleted): Alec adds: The article has been removed from the Stop the War – no! Not that one! – Coalition site. Shame that means it is gone forever.

  • SNP,  Toolbox

    Mhairi Black: more popular than the Alex Salmond?

    THIS IS A GUEST POST BY POLITICAL JENGA. I’m an avid Twitter user and routinely browse through the “SNP” hashtag to keep up with the latest news of how wonderful the Scottish National Party (SNP) are and how bad everyone else is. One particular tweet caught my eye. Dated 15 July, it was from Paul Monaghan (Caithness, Sutherland, Easter Ross) who claimed that the YouTube video of the maiden speech (discussed here by a critic) from Britain’s youngest MP, Mhairi Black (Paisley and Renfrewshire South), had achieved an astonishing 6,500,000 views on YouTube. I was immediately skeptical. The SNP are not renowned for accuracy with numbers, their oil price predictions…

  • Scotland,  Toolbox,  Tossers

    Something Funny?

    As the Prime Minister was addressing MPs on the imminent threat to the life of Scots hostage, David Haines in Syria, at least half of the SNP Westminster group considered it a moment for cheap grandstanding and bandying around YES banners. From left to right: Angus Robertson of Moray; Pete Wishart of Perth and North Perthshire; Angus Macneil of Na h-Eileanan an Iar. Shortly after being elected in 2005, qualified and married school-teacher Macneil was caught in a hotel room with two 17 year old girls.