MOAN reckons the voting populace can see straight through the naked opportunism of alleged Nationalists like Tasmina Sheik-Rattle’n’Roll:
MADAME POLITICAL Butterfly was her name and she lived up to it.
The Scottish Nationalist Party welcomed other women on board the grievance train but none could live up to Tasmina’s sobriquet.
Madame Political Butterfly spoke for herself alone. And she did it with an audcacious brazenness which took the breath away.
She reinvigorated the Nationalist independence movement’s most memorable rallying call: “We are all political opportunists and Tartan Tories. Don’t give the game away.”
In that vivid phrase, she captured the essence of what the Nationalists are all about today: seizing power by doing and saying anything – without principle, fear or favour.
Tasmina is now attempting to join the Euro gravy train where she too can pretend to have relevance while cashing in on a great big salary cheque with associated expenses.
There are many similarities with Tasmina and the Nationalist sub-text – talk left, act right, sell oot the country later.
And of course, being Asian, she’ll help keep the vitally important West Coast of Scotland Asian vote on board.
She also ticks all the boxes of the required ‘multi-cultural’ sobriquet, so important to reinforcing the self proclaimed Nationalist label of ‘progressive’, ‘inclusive’ and ‘civic’ to the party’s political CV.
You only have to look at the lengths Nicola Sturgeon, a qualified lawyer, went to to defend Asian serial benefit fraudster, Abdul Rauf, who stole eighty thousands pounds of taxpayers money. You don’t take that kind of political damage on board voluntarily unless there’s a pay off in votes.
But I digress.
Tasmina, in many ways, has everything the Nationalists want. She’s rich, female, photogenic, clever-ish, bristling with self ambition, toe’s the party line (so long as she isn’t asked her opinion on homosexuality) and will do and say what it takes to gain power.
As her Madame Political Butterfly political career has shown to date, she joins the party’s she perceives will suit her ambitions best to raise her own prestige and position.
It’s so transparent it’s embarrassing, yet the Nationalists welcomed her on board with open arms. Such actions speak volumes.
The first party in Tasmina’s quest for power was the Tory party where, ironically, she accused Margaret Thatcher’s poster boy, William Hague, of taking the party to the left.
Then it was the New Labour Party after they finally wrested power from the Tories.
Finally, she joined the Nationalist Party where anyone who’s scunnered with the other parties inevitably find themselves through a lack of alternatives.
So, welcome to the new Tartan Tory poster girl. She personifies and embraces every lacking in the Nationalist party today – principle, policy, consistency, integrity and trustworthiness.
Hurrah for Tasmina!
We’re sure she’ll do well in her naked lust for power. Maybe she has found the right party after all.
Time will tell. We’ll all see which party she stays with post Sep 18.