To all the lassies (and laddies)

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Yesterday at Scottish Labour’s conference in Edinburgh, MP David Hamilton stood up and delivered a speech in which he threw out cheap shots at the First Minister of Scotland.  He looked at Scotland’s first female First Minister and attempted to reduce her to a mere hairstyle in order to secure some laughs.  And laughs he did receive, alongside whoops and applause as he referred to Nicola Sturgeon as the “Wee lassie wi a tin helmet”.

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The call yourself whatever you like party.

I received a Scottish Labour campaign leaflet through my door this afternoon; I picked it up with an uncontrollable groan as I cast my eyes across more empty rhetoric on our supposed NHS crisis.  NHS crisis klaxon is the new oil is running out klaxon, just in case you didn’t know.

I was just about to crumple it up and chuck it in the recycling bin when the imprint caught my eye:

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“Promoted by Brian Roy, Scottish General Secretary, on behalf of the Scottish Labour Party…” Continue reading