And we start the week of the EU elections with the prospect of Boris Johnson looming over the Tory party’s leadership contest. Boris is in the lead with Liam Fox in a not very close at all second.
The talks with Labour have as predicted failed. Labour say TM would not compromise, TM says Jeremy Corbyn would not compromise.
What a waste of space they are.
It appears the Aaron Banks (the personification of Harry Enfield loads of money character) has given Farage – well – loads of money. There are calls for electoral commission investigation into this donation so they can sigh and maybe issue a fine or two but let’s face it – they don’t really DO anything much. Our electoral system is being manipulated left right and centre and apart from a wringing of hands there’s not much anyone is doing about it. Except banning Macdonalds from selling milkshakes in the vicinity of Brexit Party meetings.
The good news is that Tommy Robinson got short shrift around the North West this weekend. It was good to see the people of Liverpool send him away although not surprising after his stupid side kick James Goddard told the gathered protesters that Liverpool was a shithole. You can imagine how that went down.
And of course we have TM new bold deal coming to Parliament in the next week or two. New bold deal! Apparently nothing that the new leader of the Tories won’t change, still has the backstop – of course it does! Ireland has the full support of EU27 and that’s not going to be changing. Labour say they’ll vote against but remain confused on their position on a second referendum and the Libdems are rubbing their hands in glee.
All to play for folks.
Meanwhile in Scotland – despite Question Time producing a show that suggested that they were struggling – the SNP are topping the polls. There’s a bit of a stushie over the whole QT audience selection again. At least four Tory councillors sitting front and centre and even an ex Tory MSP – Mary Scanlon – was given the microphone to speak as she was in the audience too. It’s an amusing diversion but I don’t care about QT.
I do care about a strong voice for Scotland and even though the polls are suggesting big wins for the SNP that’s always a worry. It might lead to people thinking they don’t have to vote – like it’s a done deal. It isn’t. The SNP have a manifesto which puts forward plans for Scotland at the heart of Europe – Independent or not! The Brexit party don’t even have a manifesto for gods sake and yet suggestions are that they will take two seats in Scotland.
We need a strong voice because make no mistake, the Tories – and Boris Johnson in particular – will do everything they can to ignore Scotland and they already plan to remove powers from our parliament.
We need a strong voice, we need a strong Parliament – we need independence
Get out to vote!