As we start to gear up next year for the run up to the Independence referendum in 2014, already the Better Together cross party anti-Independence campaign led by Labours Alistair Darling has turned out to be not better together at all!
In fact it is falling into little pieces as it’s main players all set about running their own separate anti-Independence campaigns, all managed from London of course.
First we had the Scottish Conservatives, Conservative Friends of the Union Campaign, and now Johann Lamont has announced that Scottish Labour shortly Intend to follow suit early in the New Year with their own.
Their campaign is to be led by their Westminster Scottish Labour deputy Leader, Anas Sarwar MP.
Mr Sarwar had this to say:
“Labour’s vision for Scotland is different from that of the Tories or Lib Dems and that is why there is a recognition that we need a Labour voice making the case for wealth redistribution, social justice, tackling poverty and how this can be better achieved by working in partnership with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“Better Together has a job to do but it’s job comes to an end after the referendum. While people of all political parties and none will play their part working with Better Together, Scottish Labour also has a different and distinctive role to play. I look forward to bringing the Labour family together in this challenge.”
However I did notice dissenting voices their Left Foot Forward Site, with a contributor noting..
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If the Labour “vision” is all about social justice, as opposed to the union, it has lost the argument from the first day. The argument is only, and all about the union, and why it is better than no union. It is existential and social justice comes second (because it can occur with either result), and so for this vote social justice is irrelevant.
Perhaps the Labour “vision” for the referendum should be immediately put down, like a dog with terminal cancerous growths, and instead a proper campaign be fought based upon what normal people will actually be voting upon (as opposed to what the dim-wits in Scottish Labour imagine).
Perhaps this is too strong.”
And a YES supporter noting.. ”
“Anas Sarwar MP will co-ordinate Labour’s Scottish referendum campaign.”
“Better Together has a job to do but it’s job comes to an end after the referendum.”
If Mr Sarwar’s job is to co-ordinate the referendum campaign, won’t it too come to an end with the referendum. Not a lot of point in campaigning after the referendum is over….”
Ohhh Dear..Not the most auspicious of starts for them then?
It should be noted..just for the record, as all of the Anti-Independence parties play the same trick. There is no such thing as a Scottish Labour party, a Scottish Conservative party, or a Scottish Liberal Democrat party. They are all sub branches of their London run parties.
Indeed Scottish labour have also recently announced they are looking for their new Scottish General Secretary, and he/she will be line managed and report to Labours Party Secretary in London.
And should you doubt what I say that there is no such thing as these Scottish parties, check out the Electoral Commissions Website for yourself, where you will find the following registered..
PP 768 Scottish Democratic Alliance Political Party Registered Great Britain 03/07/2009 N Y N N N
PP 130 Scottish Green Party Political Party Registered Great Britain 04/04/2001 N Y N N N
PP 102 Scottish National Party (SNP) Political Party Registered Great Britain 14/01/1999 N Y N N N
PP 46 Scottish Socialist Party Political Party Registered Great Britain 25/02/1999 N Y N N N
PP 809 Scottish Unionist Party Political Party Registered Great Britain 10/02/2010 N Y N N N
PP 617 Scottish Voice Political Party Registered Great Britain 02/02/2007 N Y N N N
PP 1917 The Scottish Reformists’ Party
But you will see no Scottish Labour, Scottish Conservative( The Scottish Unionist party is a different party entirely) and no Scottish Liberal Democrats.
So to put it in the language used by all of them when attacking Scottish Nationalists …If you can’t trust them to tell you the truth on something as simple and basic as this, what can you trust them on?.
I just hope that they Intend to fund their Separatist Better Together Campaigns on the same budgetary allowance as the YES campaign will be allowed. And please further note another major division…The Better Together campaign is Politically Led and organised…The Yes Campaign Is Inclusive of everyone..and not politically led.
United we stand….Divided they will fall.