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