Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, pants on fire! Is this what amounts to BritNat politics these days? It would seem so, and it is very unedifying indeed!
On a day when Alex Salmond was questioned in First Ministers question time in Holyrood. This was what amounted to the opposition leaders political statements. Nothing of any real substance, and a whole pile of disgraceful abuse!
Whatever one thinks of Alex Salmond personally, should not amount to be the sum and total of the content of your standard of opposition questioning.
These people are supposed to be representing the people who elected them, not indulging in playground name calling.

First up we had Johann Lamont,after her Mps dreadful attacks yesterday,calling Alex Salmond a blatant Liar, comparing Alex Salmond to Groucho Marx and saying that he was as straight as a corkscrew! That he is totally untrustworthy, that he makes things up, and that his deceptions have found him out,and we can’t trust a word that he says!


This was followed up by an even worse personal attack by Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader.
She compared him to Del Boy, ducking and diving, but actually more Bill Clinton..referring to the Monika Lewinsky affair!
She then went on to say that neither Alex Salmond nor Nicola Sturgeon could be trusted to tell the truth. Then calling him a Crook and comparing him to President Nixon!


There are very serious questions that need to be asked here, and they are not directed to Alex Salmond or the SNP Government.
But rather to what worryingly passes as the the Government opposition in the Scottish Parliament.
Not only are they showing themselves up, they are badly letting down those that elected them, and the rest of the people of Scotland.

All Governments need to be challenged, and questioned, and made to work. Without a properly functioning opposition, we get a less effectual government, because they are not made to justify themselves properly, and can do pretty much as they please. Not always in the interests of the country as a whole.
We are fortunate that in the SNP we have a government who puts Scotland first, but that doesn’t mean that even the likes of I, don’t take issue with them on occasion. I surely do.

Unfortunately we have an opposition who cannot see past their own blind hatred of everything Alex Salmond and the SNP stand for. Even when they should be ideologically be agreeing with them at times, they actually oppose without any good reason!

If all they are left with is infantile and nasty name calling, how on earth do they expect to be taken seriously? They are merely being obstructive and destructive, without a thought for what their constituents and the country needs!

Liar, Liar, pants on Fire…doesn’t even work in an infants playground, far less the Scottish Parliament.

If they hold themselves and their views,and their ability to debate up as being a standard which we should aspire to, how can we even begin to take them seriously?
These are the supposed standard bearers for Better Together, and for British Nationalism?

Why am I not surprised that they need us? They surely do!
Unfortunately, as their Westminster counterparts have adequately proved on far too many occasions for our liking.. To be bound to such nasty, incompetent and self serving sycophants, is to be dragged down with them.

As Ghandi is once reported to have said, in the struggle for Indian Independence from the British Raj..

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

We have been ignored for centuries, except when they needed us to fight their wars, or to prop them up economically. Or when we threatened to go our own way.

They have tried ridicule and personal attacks against us

Now they have resorted to name calling and every dirty trick they can think of.

You know what comes next, Dont You?!

About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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13 Responses to Liar Liar Pants on Fire

  1. antmcg says:

    “There are very serious questions that need to be asked here, and they are not directed to Alex Salmond or the SNP Government.”
    Surely questions also need to be asked of the Presiding Officer, in allowing this mockery to continue, especially as the Public Gallery almost always has at least some foreign representation, and what does this do to showcase Scotland in its best light?
    They keep harping back to the “Ministerial Code”, yet, they bring shame to the house, and mockery to anyone who dare oppose their wishes.

    • Susan says:

      I think by bringing shame to our parliment as you put it; they are trying to show: too wee and too stupied to run our own country.

      • They are certainly doing a Great Job, of proving that they can’t! And Thankfully aren’t.
        But unfortunately for them, the Government we do have, is proving to be more than able.
        How do you say Hara-kiri in Scots? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Tris says:

    The presiding officer needs to remind the party leaders that PMQs is also an opportunity for members to bring things to the attention of the government, not for them to do a party piece.

    As Alex said of Ruthie’s rant and series of impressions of American presidents, only a tiny fraction of it was a question.

    The idea is that you paint the background to your question, and then you ask it. Rambling on and spreading insult upon insult simply takes up time that could have been used to do the business that members have in the chamber on behalf of their constituents.

    Both of these women were completely useless yesterday. They failed to get to get the question answered, because instead of asking “Did you lie?” or “How did this misunderstanding happen?” or “What did you mean when you spoke to Neil?”, the whole thing was seen by them as an opportunity to show personal hatred of Alex Salmond, and all he stands for.

    They are not interested in the truth unless it is going to hurt the SNP or the FM.

    As Subrosa said on my blog, Scotland deserves better.

  3. fynesider says:

    I have to agree antmcg. I’ve never heard the PO issue much in the way of rebuke to anyone apart from “Settle down” and “Ms/Mr whoever, please keep your volume down” Is there a training course for POs ?

  4. smallwhitebear says:

    My gripe is not only are these opposition leaders frankly abusive and bring no substance to the debate at every FMQs, they let down the whole female sex.
    Politics, especially in Scotland is predominantly “pale, male and stale”, but here we have two women who are at the “top of their game”, whose only contribution to FMQs and the political landscape every week is to “cackle like witches”, make dreadful insulting “jokes”, scrap like fish-wives and are mostly, if not wholly, completely destructive to open debate. As a woman, I am frankly appalled.
    I know their “brief” from their Westminster masters is to throw as many spokes in the wheel of the SNP and the Scottish Govt as possible, but as supposedly intelligent women can they not think for themselves?
    Surely it is not too much to ask for our opposition politicians to grow up and start contributing. We, in Scotland do not need to follow the politics of Westminster, some co-operation for the greater good would not go amiss.

    • You are quite correct. They are far more Crass than Class. Abuse in any form is not a pleasant thing to witness, and it achieves nothing but bring the whole ,load of proceedings into the gutter.
      As someone else pointed out, the vivitors gallery is generally packed,with a number of foreign visitors in attentandeance to. These people are doing scotland a massive diddervice in more ways than one.
      Not sure if you noticed Annabel Goldied facial exprssion, as she listened on to Davidsons woeful attempt at questions?
      Whatever one thought of Goldies politics when she was leader, she was far more effective at bringing Alex Salmond to task,and used her humour to telling effect, while actually making Alex up his game to counter in similar fashion.
      Nicola Sturgeon is another woman who gives a good account of herself and her gender, So thankfully there are good examples to admire.
      Unfortunately, Davidson and Lamont are not good role models for aspiring politicians of any gender.

      • smallwhitebear says:

        Yes, agreed, Nicola and Annabel are great role models.

      • Rab o' Ruglen says:

        Hi there auldie,

        Is it my imagination, or at approximately at 12.30 in your link showing Johann Lamont’s performance, does the clown behind her left shoulder (I have no idea who he is) perform a Nazi salute?

        If so, this behaviour is absolutely unacceptable. He should have been suspended and thrown out of the chamber.

        It is high time the PO took a much firmer line. Alex Fergusson, to his credit, would never have allowed such thuggish behaviour to go unrebuked.


      • I looked at that last night sir…To be fair I don’t think he is doing that..but he seems to be trying to gesture in some way to somebody or some group of people, in a surreptitious manner.
        Bad enough behaviour from them all as it is!!
        lets say the Jury is out, on his gesture ๐Ÿ™‚
        With regards to the PO…she seems to be incredibly weak…I can’t for one moment think that any of the previous Presiding Officers would let such awful behaviour go unchecked by the Bitter Together mob..

  5. Dubbieside says:

    I agree with antmcg about the presiding officers role at FMQ. We need to get back to what it says on the tin i.e. “First Ministers questions” these are not questions they are rants, I keep saying to myself when I am watching is there a question in there? Is it maybe a case that Trisha is trying too hard to appear neutral, and should be clamping down harder.

    On one hand it is great as an SNP supporter to see this useless opposition in full bile driven flow, but as someone who wants my country to take it rightful place in the world, I shudder to think that they are supposedly the best the opposition has.

  6. Roddy martin says:

    i’m still raging over yeterdays FMQ’s pure gutter policies from the opposition parties as usual, PO asleep as usual

  7. Dave Smith says:

    If the Presiding officer is unwilling or unable to control the chamber, might I offer my own services?
    If I were to carry on in my professional capacity as these embarrassing and juvenile excuses for public servants have, behaving in a thoroughly abusive and unprofessional manner, I would rapidly find myself out of a job. As has been said; these people are supposed to be providing constructive opposition to the incumbent government but in fact are signally failing to serve the interests of their constituents and are demonstrably failing to provide value for money or justification for their not inconsiderable salaries and expenses. It makes me wonder if they are orchestrating a campaign to utterly discredit the parliament in the eyes of the UK in order to encourage its destruction in the event of a No (to hope) vote.

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