Red,White and Blue are the colours of the British Union Jack.
But what do the colours signify in this day and age?
Blue: Stands for Tory Market Capitalists
Red: Stands for Labour Market Capitalists
White? Well it stands for the white hanky Labour put up when then sold out all their principles a long time ago, in order to become Torys.
After the Scottish Council elections last week, where the SNP emerged as the party which won the most seats,won the highest percentage of 1st preference votes, and made more gains, doubling their lead over Labour since 2007. The business of deciding who will run the councils for the next 4 years is now taking place.
News has already started to filter through of some of the deals done over the weekend.
But already, we are seeing something which will upset a lot of Labour voters…Reports are flooding in to tell us that Labour and the Conservatives are joining forces all over the country to deny the SNP.
Very few would have foreseen this black day a few years ago,
Yes, Labour had sold out their principles under Blair, and yes we were aware that politically you couldn’t place a fag paper between them and the Torys when it came down to their economic policies, but few would ever have thought that Labour would be willingly seen in coalition with the Torys.
Sadly for Socialists, the day has arrived, they can view the New Labour Tory party in action at a Council near them soon.
The parties which brought the Edinburgh Trams to Edinburgh, are now in control of the Trams again.
The Labtory coalitions have already been decided for East Lothian and Edinburgh, and Inverclyde, with many more elsewhere under discussion.
In Glasgow where Labour have held control, the news which had been quarantined prior to the council elections came out today. Glasgow is the most Indebted Council in Scotland with 2.7 Billion in Debt, most of that because of Labours PFI contracts, and having the highest paid council officials in the whole of the UK. Absolutely criminal waste.
Who says, crime doesn’t pay?
Meanwhile Gerry Hassan has come out with an excellent article telling the story of the election in Glasgow, which the Media have kept quiet about.
“First lets take party share of vote. Labour won 47.91% of the vote to the SNP’s 31.76%. This represents an increase in the Labour vote of 4.6% and for the Nationalists of 7.18%: amounting to a swing of 1.29% from Labour to the SNP”
“Second if we look at the real change in actual votes of people rather than percentages a more complex picture emerges. All the parties lost votes in Glasgow on Thursday but some lost more votes than others
Labour’s vote across the city fell from 81,393 to 67,612, a decline of 13,781; the SNP’s vote from 46,185 to 44,827, a fall of 1,358; these represent falls of percentage wise 16.93% for Labour from 2007 and 2.94% for the SNP.”
Funny how the Media have been keeping quite right enough, its not like them to be so bashful at breaking news is it?
Perhaps the biggest kick in the teeth is to to the voters in the Highland Council in strathpeffer/Lochalsh ward, who voted in a Lib Dem councillor, only to be told 6 hours later that having secured the seat, the personage had resigned and joined the Independents!
Trust a Unionist politician or reporter? I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them. But do you think that all those people who have voted for them, and been taken in by them will ever learn?
But for Labour, as the saying goes…Its a Blue Doo.
Update: After the Greens refused to have anything to do with an alliance in Edinburgh which involved the Tories, a deal was done between Labour and the SNP to form a coalition of the the two largest parties in Edinburgh.