Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that Lentils and Watermelons are utterly dreadful if they watched the meltdown in the Scottish parliament yesterday by ace Tory troll Murdo Fraser MSP.
Murdo was fair doing his dinger at Patrick Harvey and the Scottish Green party because they did a deal with the SNP to allow the budget to progress.
“lentil-munching sandal-wearing watermelons” he called them.
Well poor Murdo who has been a list MP since 2001 and who has failed to ever win an election in his life can only be pitied for his grandious sense of self importance. If ever there was a Minister for Twaddle role created he must surely be a main contender for it.
As it is, Murdo seems to spend most of his life trolling on twitter.
However today he is venting his ire on the Greens in the Daily Mail again, by saying “punished for working in Scotland by flat earth minnows”
I have no idea whether Murdo had a really bad experience as a boy with being forced to eat his greens, or whether as a fully paid up member of the Queens 11 he just has an aversion to anything with the colour green. Whichever it is, the poor man needs counseling urgently, he is just not right in the head.
Mind you, Murdo was not alone in his Ire…Labour were doing their nuts about the Greens too….how very dare they do a deal with SNP BAD…..That is just totally unacceptable in their books….never mind public services, never mind social justice and all that Green claptrap….Everything that is wrong with Scotland is all the SNPs fault, and nobody should be doing deals with these Devils.
Willie Rennie and the Lib Dems just sulked and said that Green wasn’t green at all, but was grey. It seems that Willie needs to go and get his eyes testing, he has gone colour blind.
The Torys were outraged. Scotland is now the highest taxed part of the UK they claimed, when it actually is the opposite when all forms of taxation are taken into consideration.
Oh sure…the Greens pressurised the SNP into keeping the 40% tax band threshold the same as it has been, when in England and Wales the threshold on earnings to take people into that tax band is being raised to £45k before they have to start paying the 40% band. So the lie that by the earnings level of remaining at £43K in Scotland is somehow a rise in what people pay in tax is utter bunkum. Remaining the same does not in any perspective amount to people paying more tax.
Even those who earn over £43k only pay the higher rate on anything earned over £43k. So if they earn £45k for instance, they only pay the higher rate on £2k of these earnings not the whole £45k
What the Torys are really moaning about is that the better off are not getting more tax breaks, and even worse the Greens persuading the SNP to use the current level of taxation are now using it to put £160 million extra into local services… How very dare they give the plebs more at the expense of the rich!
Labour on the other hand are howling about SNP cuts! The SNP should be forcing people to pay much more in tax to pay for all these cuts the SNP are responsible for.
Of course they completely have amnesia when it comes to who is really responsible for all these cuts. Oh no it wasn’t a Labour government that totally messed up and started this austerity lark.. Oh no..it wasn’t Labour MPs abstaining that allowed the Tory government to punish the poor even more… Oh no….it wasn’t them, never them.
If any cuts are happening it is solely down to scotlands block grant being shredded year on year…and yet somehow managing to prevent the worst happening is the SNPs fault?
What the Greens did teach all these Unionist parties is that considered negotiation and a willingness to reasonably compromise, rather than attacking and being totally unrealistic just for the sake of opposition achieves results.
Now that really gets up Labour and Tory noses, the wee Greens showing them up for being the totally ineffective numpties that they are.