Turkeys voting for Christmas

I find somewhat baffling that there still appears to be a solid core of Scottish voters who appear to suspend all rational belief and continue to vote for Labour in significant numbers.
The fact that labour had 7000 votes in the Donside by-election, some 2000 short of the SNP, and indeed won two council by-elections in Edinburgh and Glenrothes on the same night proves that they still carry a significant level of support.
Personally I find it hard to understand the rationale and reasoning that Scots No Better Together supporters apply too, in the face of an almost entire absence of a positive case for Scotland remaining in the union.

I personally struggle to comprehend their cognitive processes, or lack of?
Is there really a hard core of masochistic Scots? I refuse to believe that they are all as thick as two short planks, In fact I know that they are not all lacking in basic intelligence. So what is it exactly that they are trying to hold onto? Some sense of symbolism? A quite strange attachment to a flag? A mistaken and possibly deluded sense of loyalty to something called Britishness? Some personal self gain of some description?
Goodness knows, I am well and truly flummoxed.

For some Labour supporters, they appear to be adhering to some primeval sense of tribalism, or loyalty to a party which no longer exists worthy of the name. The Labour party of today is so far divorced in ethos and social values from that of Keir Hardie and Bevan that it would be impossible for these forefathers of the Labour movement to even recognise them, other than as another version of the Tory party.
Why do Trade Unions even continue to affiliate themselves to this Right wing conservative movement?

As I say…It is all rather strange to me.

It is not even that they are lacking of the proof, It is not even being hidden from them, it is right in front of their eyes.

Take the latest pronouncements by Milliband today as an instance.

Under the Headline by the Heralds political editor today, “Milliband: Austerity must stay”

He writes thus:

“ED Miliband will today warn his party and voters that Labour will have to stick to the “hard reality” of austerity and cannot now promise to reverse any of the Β£11.5 billion of extra cuts for 2015/16, which the Chancell or will set out in a spending review on Wednesday”

“He will insist his government would not reverse the Coalition’s current spending cuts unless other cuts could be found from elsewhere or taxes were raised. He will insist Labour would not borrow any more money to make up the difference.”

“Mr Miliband will tell delegates a new Labour government would gain power in “tougher economic circumstances than we have seen in generations and that will have to shape the way we govern”.

He will make clear the party’s starting point for 2015/16 would be not to reverse any cut in day-to-day current spending unless it could be fully funded from cuts elsewhere – meaning the overall total would remain the same – or from extra revenue such as tax hikes. More borrowing would not be an option.

Mr Miliband will say: “So when George Osborne stands up next week and announces his cuts in day-to-day spending, we won’t be able to promise now to reverse them because we can only do so when we can be absolutely crystal clear about where the money is coming from. It’s a hard reality. But I am clear about it, Ed Balls is clear about it and everyone in the Labour Party should be clear about it too.”

It cannot be any clearer than that, can it? Labour will continue the punishing of the weak, the poor, the disabled. It will not repeal the Bedroom tax, and it will continue on as before, the rich/poor divide will continue to grow, and Social Fairness will be a forgotten thing of the past.

So whichever Westminster party is in Government, we will be faced with exactly the same neo conservative policies as we have had since Thatchers day. Only this time it is worse, much worse, and it will not be getting any better, Better together or Not!

Scots holding onto this failed state, are in my opinion at least….Turkeys voting for Christmas.

I await someone from the NO Better Together side to prove me wrong, and tell us what benefit we Scots gain from it in our daily lives…. WHY are we Better Together…Do Tell!

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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6 Responses to Turkeys voting for Christmas

  1. My take on Donside was there was a lot of voter apathy on the day.

    The SNP were, according to the bookies, MSM and the Labour Party (old trick that to make other voters inclined to stay at home as the result is in the back.)

    Thus a lower than previous SNP turnout, probably of the floaters?

    Labour almost certainly concentrated on getting their core vote out and then the postal vote too. It may be that there has been voter fraud, although there is plenty of circumstantial evidence that it does exist, but that they would have “taken in hand” those who would not have or could not have without difficulty made the trek to the polling station.

    Factor those two in and bingo.

    A propos the “knuckle dragger” SLab voters who vote congenitally and viscerally, they are never going to change and must be looked as the labour bedrock.

    It is the undecideds who must be convinced. If we can move them and to the extent that it is very obvious the vote will be YES, even the Labour postal vote will be of no import as their bedrock will have already crumbled and will not even bother to vote at all.

    I hope that the SNP have plans to tighten controls for postal voting in 2014, as they have that power to do so, as per the SalCam accord.

    It is not in the bag but the runes are looking good.

    God help us if it is a No vote.

    Vote Yes and get our Country and self respect back

    Vote No and get sweet FA and and gang raped by Westmister.

  2. Typo

    Second para after the parenthsis, “a shoe in.”

  3. sorry parenthesis

    Now you know why I call myself Bugger!

  4. Reading further into your piece.

    What motivates these people to vote for keep on voting against what you and I would see as their best interests.

    This is a multi-layered question and the answer is even more conplicated.

    These people are, for many reasons, not reading or seeing what is being done to them. They are at the bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy and they believe Labour is looking our for their needs.

    To understand why they still continue to believe so, after Labour has betrayed them you have to realise that they do not know or cannot believe it is so. The BBC does not tell them so and the comic MSM certainly do not also.

    Both the main politocal parties have become cheeks of the same erse. We are not allowed to understand that by the MSM and in place of informed debate and questioning we have propaganda and engineered news tides. Enemies are invented and vanquished to aid the mind control.

    They are browbeaten and are living in survival mode. They have no aspirations and are not allowed to be able to have any, except to serve the Labour Party and get on that Magic Carpet Ride to Ermine.

    Remember 1984?

    This analysis could go on for volumes but it is hope we need to sell and deliver!

    It is to the Internet we must turn for collectivity and then to the people, face to face, to take them to a YES vote and a destruction of our UK zombie politics.

    This one is a Four Pinter, down the Pub.

    • A four pinter is thirsty work πŸ™‚

      Of course this behaviour is not only evidenced in Labour circles…It can be found in plenty other groupings also.. Although Labour do excel at engendering it.
      As you rightly point out also , the Interests of State,and Media do nothing to discourage it, and indeed make full use of it.
      Coupled with the interests of Business and Finance… The incestuous relationships between those involved in these areas controls what the majority of people are led to believe, in order to keep power in select hands.

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