OOh Ahhh Jeremy Corbyn came up here to Scotland a few days ago with a certain amount of media hype in his sails.
Jeremy was on early election footing and bouncing up here to take back control for Labour, seeing as he couldn’t trust his ineffective Branch office to do it for him.
Fresh from the successful failure of not being beaten as soundly as predicted in the last election and with the Tories almost permanently having a Brexit meltdown, an early general election has been predicted in the political tea leaves. This time Jeremy intends to win back control for Labour, and winning back Scotland is very much part of his plan.
So up he came, with the BBC dutifully following him on his every move, even following him to his first stop as Jeremy did the Western Isles. Well, Stornoway to be exact, the rest of Lewis and the rest of the Western Isles would have to go there to see the white linen suited Labour messiah.
Jeremy has become rather used to the English Momentum movement arranging large turn outs and adulation for him South of the border, would it be repeated here in Scotland we wondered?
What was it about this man who had come from years in the wilderness of the political back benches in Westminster, brought him against all odds to winning the Labour Leadership and despite fierce opposition from his own MPs, a hostile media, to winning a leadership challenge to coming from nowhere in the polling predictions and be seen as a possibility of being the next Prime Minister?
The people of Scotland do like an honsest doughty underdog, and the labour party was born here with another down to earth politician in Keir Hardie who also refused to change his dress style or way of speaking to suit a stuffy pompous Westminster, So could Jeremy resonate with us where other London politicians had so often met with disdain?
Unfortunately not,because Jeremy has never been working class and certainly never understood what it was actually like to be poor, nor would he be found working down a coal mine like Keir did.
Indeed while the predominately right wing press and media painted him out to be some revolutionary left wing marxist taking Labour back to the dark ages, Jeremy was no such thing. He is a career back bencher that found himself leader of the Labour party almost by accident, and because ordinary members were so sick of the Tory Lite party it had become under Blair that almost anyone would do.
So No… Jeremy is no revolutionary…although he does sort of play up to the image. He reminds me more of a fictional character played by Robert Lindsay a number of years ago called Wolfie Smith (Citizen Smith) than he does of Hardie.
But here was poor Jeremy trotted out, and from day 1 it was blunder after blunder…
First that racist Momentum video claiming that the SNP had any any option at the time of the last rail franchise to nationalise, and having a go at the Dutch Government sponsored company, all the while completely Ignoring that they also run rail services south of the border.
When he went to the Western Isles, he claimed Labour were going to take back that seat, and would be offering rural initiatives in the UK when in government… Not a squeek though that Corbyns Brexiteering was going to hurt these Highlands and Islands far more than the rest of the UK. These Islands were going to lose out on all of the EU funded projects they had benefited from. The crofters were going to lose out massively with the loss of sheep subsidies. The fishermen and fish farms were going to lose the bulk to their business due to trade restrictions to their main European market. Jeremy is a disaster to them!
He then trotted off to the Central belt to target more SNP seats, not one Tory seat would he contest.
Labour tried to prove they really could actually manage a piss up in a brewery in Glasgow, and failed miserably.
He highlighted homelessness, poverty, and low life expectancy in Glasgow promising Labour would instigate a new Social Housing program when in power. So we can expect them to build 7 new houses if they can get back to power. Last labour Scottish executive built 6.
He of course declined to say that poverty had escalated in these areas of Glasgow during 40 plus years of a Labour council, and labour Governments.
Off he popped to Lanarkshire and protested outside a Job Centre marked for closure but of course made no reference that labour had demonstrated there before during the Indy campaign claiming that these workers had to vote NO or risk losing their jobs!
They then popped into Liberty steel…. and proudly proclaimed its success, but no mention that the SNP Scots Government had been the ones who had actually saved them of course.
The right wing press were praising his success to the hilt and claiming mass attendances at his appearances, unfortunately the Lie was soon highlighted by Independence Supporters posting up actual pictures of scant attendances.
He claimed all sorts of policy Initiatives, only to discover that they were already been implemented here by the SNP.
So with that failing he criticised the Scots Government for not mitigating against Westminster austerity, when they actually do. He really was on a roll, there was no stopping the Socialist Messiah.
So he topped it all off by stating in an Interview…… and he really did… I had to listen to this 4 times to believe it myself…. that in effect Scotland was a Nation of England! And almost as good…. that Scots Law does not exist! We don’t have our own law.
For someone who wants power over Scotland, he proved he knows nor cares very much about us at all. He is a Fraud!
Power to the people Jeremy…Power to the People!