Moan McVulpine: It’s high time Nationalists put the people first

AS NEW figures reveal five million Scots have to listen to Nationalist grievance every day, Moan believes things will only get worse.
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By Moan McVulpineemphasing the grief in grievance

FIVE MILLION people in Scotland now live in political poverty according to everyone who lives here – same old same old.

Things will get worse – if we vote No we face further austerity, if we vote Yes we face a Nationalist regime with a centralised police force and virtually no clue as to what they’re doing.

Shamefully, the Nationalists are willing to let their noisy advocates say whatever it takes to get people to vote Yes.

Benefits will be higher. Wages will be higher. Business will flood into Scotland.  And we will be the best wee citizens in Europe while snubbing the currency Union for the UK pound and dictating fishing rights to the other treaty members.

Go figure!

Yesterday I read Joan McAlpine’s ramping up of the grievance train in the Daily Redcoat.

“The UK damages your weans” she paraphrased.

“Vote Yes and we will damage your husbands an’ marriages an’ aw,” she didnae quite promise – previous actions speaking louder than words an’ aw that.

Most telling, she listed several of the powers currently in the hands of Westmsinster – SNP code for the basturt English – and blamed it all on Labour.

The reason is patently obvious. To gain any traction on the stalled Yes campaign, Labour voters must be wooed by pointing out to them the shortfalls of the allegedly socialist party.

But most telling – and we*’re entering the realms of conspiracy theory here – was the following line summarising Labour’s post No devolution plans:

“It’s made them a laughing stock and was immediately dubbed devo-nano.” declared Joan.

The term Devo-nano was coined by the hate-preaching blogger, Stuart Campbell, of Wings Over Scotland.

It’s another tacit signal of official SNP approval of the site from the upper echelons of the party.

‘Dear dear’ and ‘my oh my’ as Moanie likes to say in the face of incredulity.

Curiously, and worthy of note, a SNP MSP referred to by Joan in her comedy relief column, James Dornan, wrote to Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) earlier this year, demanding to know why a political advert by Wings was taken down.

He implied censorship when it was just a matter of the (SPT) ad agency following the Local Government Act 1986, section 2 – something he could easily have checked for himself.

The fact he didn’t, tells you all you need to know about ‘populist’ James – a move guaranteed to gain him popular notoriety with the online MobNat crowd.

MSPs have an obligation to their constituents and to the people of Scotland at large.

Do they think endorsement of a hate preaching blog, which is an embarrassment to Scotland, sends the right signal to greater, non-online, Scotland?

Moan thinks we* should be told.

COMEDY RELIEF

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18 responses to “Moan McVulpine: It’s high time Nationalists put the people first

  1. Stuart

    SNP MSP’s are the political equivalent of the Stepford wives, decorative, mute, neutered, and totally submissive to the leadership, have you ever seen any of them dissent from the party line?

    No wonder wee Moan is so keen to distract from the SNP’s shortcomings after er 7 years in power…

    Distract and deflect, and make as many promises as it takes to get the vote in seems to be the SNP’s modus operandi, I caqn only hope people have the good sense to see through it.

    • To be fair to Christine Graeme, she showed some dissent when Kenny MacAskill was trying to railroad through the dropping of corroboration.
      List MSP Jean Urquhart dissented against the NATO vote and resigned from the SNP whip – although as a list MSP there was something ludicrously hypocritical about that.

      Can’t think of any others, so I tend to agree. Salmond’s babes doesn’t quite have the glitzy spin as Blair’s babes but the modus is the same.

      • Alec

        Did Graeme vote against it? That’s all that matters.

        As for Urquhart – and John Finney – their commitment wasn’t strong enough to resign their list seats.

        Then again, Urquhart was a glitzy girl.

        ~alec

  2. Jay2209

    Yes and Westminster evil and keeps people poor out of sheer badness. An independent Scottish Government would have the ability to eradicate poverty simply because we are indepndent and despite not having a national currency. Meanwhile unemployment in France and Spain is 15% and 25% respectively – major ‘independent’ economies that are struggling to adjust to the post 2007/2008 realities of world economics. John Swinney says we will spend spend spend and end austerity – this approach has been an utter failure for Hollande in France. We are also going to reindustrialise according to Herr Salmond, what are we going to produce? Who is going to work when the SNP alone will deliver wealth.

  3. Alec

    Do they think endorsement of a hate preaching blog, which is an embarrassment to Scotland,

    Sounds like most of Scotland.

    ~alec

  4. Alec

    The sad and tragic end for Wangs edges ever closer.

    A piffling HuffPo piece – which, at the the time of his writing, had no comments despite being up for 24 hours (and, for some reason, he insists on putting through Archive.is) – gets the Stu treatment.

    Forget the listed errors many of which are minor to the point of irrelevance [1] and others are non-points [2] or equating his opinion with fact with truth [3] or flat-out lies [4], and feast your eyes on this:

    There was an article on independence in the Huffington Post yesterday, which we’ve [EDIT: it’s comically effective only when Longshanker does that] only just seen. Penned by one Dr Nicholas M Almond, a “cognitive neuropsychologist and author” who also has cerebral palsy – a physically debilitating condition but one which doesn’t affect mental capacity in any way – we think it may, word for word, be the most spectacularly ill-informed and offensively moronic article on the subject of Scotland ever to appear in a recognised and vaguely respectable publication.

    This muttered mocking of the disabled is actually pathetic rather than objectionable, like that Tory PPC for the Western Isles in 1992 who decided to curry favour with the Presbyterians with a ticket against the Papist intrigues of Europe”… only to alienate the southern half of the constituency.

    ~alec

    [1]

    “Scotland has the ability to provide free health care to older adults and free higher education to students etc.”

    DING! ERROR 2: Um, everyone gets free healthcare, not just “older adults”.

    [2]

    “Finally, we have the drug culture and obesity/diabetes problem, which is higher in Glasgow than anywhere else in the UK. The NHS serves the United Kingdom”

    DING! ERROR 15: No it doesn’t. There is no UK NHS and never has been.

    It is perfectly acceptable convention to use NHS Scotland and NHS England interchangeably as far as funding and right-of-access is concerned for the same reason Scottish residents cannot use the the Danish health system as they can NHS England.

    [3]

    “It is completely impossible for Scotland to retain the British pound and therefore there would be a massive loss in that Scotland must either accept the Euro or create their own currency (costing billions).”

    DING! ERROR 10: It doesn’t cost “billions” to create your own currency. But we wouldn’t need to anyway, as noted above. Sterling is a fully-tradeable currency. Scotland can keep it if it wants to.

    [4]

    “This economic and societal burden has not been considered in the financial repercussions of Scotland becoming independent.”

    Probably because it’s total b0IIocks.

    Sheesh, it’s not as if he thought that the SUnday Times didn’t have a Scotland edition, is it?

  5. Alec

    The sad and tragic end for Wangs edges ever closer.

    A piffling HuffPo piece – which, at the the time of his writing, had no comments despite being up for 24 hours (and, for some reason, he insists on putting through Archive.is) – gets the Stu treatment.

    Forget the listed errors many of which are minor to the point of irrelevance [1] and others are non-points [2] or equating his opinion with fact with truth [3] or flat-out lies [4], and feast your eyes on this:

    There was an article on independence in the Huffington Post yesterday, which we’ve [EDIT: it’s comically effective only when Longshanker does that] only just seen. Penned by one Dr Nicholas M Almond, a “cognitive neuropsychologist and author” who also has cerebral palsy – a physically debilitating condition but one which doesn’t affect mental capacity in any way – we think it may, word for word, be the most spectacularly ill-informed and offensively moronic article on the subject of Scotland ever to appear in a recognised and vaguely respectable publication.

    This muttered mocking of the disabled is actually pathetic rather than objectionable, like that Tory PPC for the Western Isles in 1992 who decided to curry favour with the Presbyterians with a ticket against the Papist intrigues of Europe”… only to alienate the southern half of the constituency.

    ~alec

    • Alec

      [1] “Scotland has the ability to provide free health care to older adults and free higher education to students etc.”

      DING! ERROR 2: Um, everyone gets free healthcare, not just “older adults”.

      [2] “Finally, we have the drug culture and obesity/diabetes problem, which is higher in Glasgow than anywhere else in the UK. The NHS serves the United Kingdom”

      DING! ERROR 15: No it doesn’t. There is no UK NHS and never has been.

      It is perfectly acceptable convention to use NHS Scotland and NHS England interchangeably as far as funding and right-of-access is concerned for the same reason Scottish residents cannot use the the Danish health system as they can NHS England.

      [3] “It is completely impossible for Scotland to retain the British pound and therefore there would be a massive loss in that Scotland must either accept the Euro or create their own currency (costing billions).”

      DING! ERROR 10: It doesn’t cost “billions” to create your own currency. But we wouldn’t need to anyway, as noted above. Sterling is a fully-tradeable currency. Scotland can keep it if it wants to.

      [4] “This economic and societal burden has not been considered in the financial repercussions of Scotland becoming independent.”

      Probably because it’s total b0IIocks.

      Sheesh, it’s not as if he thought that the SUnday Times didn’t have a Scotland edition, is it?

  6. Completely unrelated, but have you seen this item about the man who threatened to bomb a Better Together office?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28167744

    It does seem that its only the Yes side that attracts this sort of nutter …

    • Alec

      Charlie, here’s what I wrote elsewhere:

      I have a very high tolerance for berkish remarks made on social media. The Police’s refrain that we should not say Twat about anything that we shouldn’t be prepared to shout across the street misses the immediacy of social media and sense of being in an unreal world, and that many of those doing so simply have poor interpersonal skills when not behind the computer screen.

      Even if they were to make a berkish remark on the street, chances are it would be heard by only a handful of people if that. Making a berkish remark on social media has the potential to reach a larger audience than Julian Clary’s “I was fisting Norman Lamont” remark at the Royal Variety Show.

      The law has to be applied equally, though. If we’re going to have arrest some nobodies for berkish remarks about the Cluthu crash, then so too should we have arrested a patron of the Cluthu that night who made berkish remarks about placing JK Rowling and others against the wall when independence comes.

      If someone can be arrested after one person took offence at a berkish remark they made about some race issue, then so should some nobody with the television show or newspaper column comes out with a similar brainfart. If ‘threats’ to have Robin Hood Airport blown sky high can result in arrests and convictions, so too should remarks about Brighton every time the Conservative Party conference comes up.

      When Norman Maciver twotted said remark about the orders of precedence at walls, I thought what a berk, but didn’t think he should be arrested. Shortly afterwards, a man was arrested under anti-terrorism legislation following unspecified comments against Alex Salmond… reading between the lines, I suspect there was a credible cause for concern about this individual.

      This latest case feels like being in the second category. This is more than the equivalent of berkish remarks on social media or being a wanker at pub closing time. There is a strong hint of the sectarianism which still is a very recent memory on the Scottish political merkat and which easily could result in self-propulsion into social disorder; and which the SNP simply does not have the emotional intelligence to control.

      Sub-state nationalism always tends towards political stupidity. Michael Igantieff recently wrote that it is the greatest political sin to engineer such a referendum when there is full parity of civic and democratic rights between the supposedly subservient and the dominant population and the economic situation enjoyed by both is roughly similar and especially highly favourable.

      Fish-heid McMoonface created this, and his Party – along with self-styled freethinkers who have no loyalty to the SNP except when they’re defending it – treat criticism of him like that of L. Ron Hubbard. They can complain all they like about being unfairly associated with this, but it simply is moral snobbery which sees the oversteps coming from the excitable masses unlike their more considered vanguardism.

      Moral snobbery is not morality. Their hatred is no less worse because of its intellectual basis. Like children who have eaten too much cake, they now are crying because their stomachs hurt.

      I think this theat is alarming. I link it to the mood music as scored by Salmond, but I also think saying only YESers are like this is a hostage to fortune when the Orange Order next marches.

      ~alec

    • There was the incident with an old boy in Edinburgh who got his wrist broken after an altercation with an alleged Better Together supporter.

      Hate-preacher Campbell ran a wee mini series of videos showing an alleged SDL heidbanger harrassing perfectly civilised Yes campaigners. Disturbing stuff, though Campbell was clearly revelling in the

      There’s nutjobs like that on both sides. The potential firebomber deserves special attention because he might encourage others.

      Pacific Quay was more of a worry than lone fringe nutters. There were a good few hundred there, and such shows of alleged strength will embolden the ‘democratic’ forces of Nationalism to put their ‘democratic’ case more forcefully in the future.

      Regards.

      • Alec

        There was the incident with an old boy in Edinburgh who got his wrist broken after an altercation with an alleged Better Together supporter.

        I’m surprised you of all people should repeat Campbell’s willful misrepresentation. what happened:

        Mr McMillan had been ­entertaining passers-by with an independence-inspired song when his attacker raced at him from the direction of a Royal Mile kilt shop.

        It is understood the woman did not say anything to Mr McMillan and then ran off with him lying on the ground.

        No indication of any allegiance held by the culprit. No words exchanged which would have given a clue as to her motives.

        Has an arrest been made? It’s 10 months ago, and I cannot find anything.

        ~alec

      • Alec

        Tags went completely screwy. The link.

      • Alec

        The hint’s in the use of “alleged”.

        I’ve read the Edinburgh News reports including the follow up. My understanding is that the female grabbed the old boy’s flag and he got knocked over in the altercation. Presumably, his wrist got broken in the fall.

        A dumb incident described by Campbell as a “brutal attack”.

        One side pointing fingers at the other for these kind of fringe nutter episodes is a bit silly.

        The organisation of fringe nutters such as Pacific Quay just witnessed is much more worrying. They had a professor justifying their paranoia.

        Small beer really, but still worth the watching. Pacific Quay taps into my, what I hope is, irrational fear of Nationalism.

        All those people were missing in my imagination was some hoods, a few pitchforks and maybe a rope or two.

        Regards.

      • Alec

        I am genuinely interested in what’s happening with this case. Also quivering in rapt anticipation for your take on the cerebral palsy comments plus the lack of declaration for what we are sure is a real £10,000 donation.

        ~alec

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