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?!