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« Reply #13200 on: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 14:36:31 »

Angela Rayner would be up for a scrap no doubt
Would love to see her knock JRM straight out!🙂
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« Reply #13201 on: Monday, April 29, 2024, 07:53:12 »

So Scottish politics is usually fairly dull compared to Westminster, but we've had a doozy of a last 96 hours or so.

We've had SNP/Green coalition for a few years since the last election, obviously with a change of First Minister in that after Sturgeon resigned and was replaced by Humza Yousaf, who was generally seen as a fairly hapless politician, but not particularly controversial in his views (as opposed to his main competition, who was seen as much more competent but a serious rightward shift for the SNP politically). Yousaf was the health secretary during the pandemic, so if you imagine a Scottish Matt Hancock you'll not be far wrong.

Anyway, there have been some disputes within the coalition as is fairly normal, and the Greens were talking about balloting their membership on whether to break the agreement or not. The suggestion was that if they withdrew from the formal power sharing agreement, they'd probably still provide the votes to allow the SNP to continue as a minority government.

Mr. Yousaf reacted to this by essentially publicly sacking his coalition partners in a "you didn't dump me, I dumped you" move so poorly handled that the Greens are now willing to vote to bring him down personally, leaving his only possible chance of survival on the one Alba MSP (that's Alex Salmond's - remember him- new ego vehicle) who absolutely hates his guts.

So he'll probably resign today as the pressure is pretty clearly on him personally rather than the party. I guess that's the difference between the situation in Scotland and Britain more widely - whilst Sunak is unpopular, so is every other option for the Tory party to turn to, whereas Yousaf is personally unpopular but the SNP vote is still holding up pretty well (neck and neck with Labour in the polls).

So yeah, fans of political drama, one of the greatest acts of political self-sabotage since... well, Liz Truss' entire premiership. So not that long, but still...
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« Reply #13202 on: Monday, April 29, 2024, 11:32:21 »

And the Labour motion of no confidence in the govt is still tabled... even his recognition might not be enough to stave off an election.

Interesting for sure.
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« Reply #13203 on: Monday, April 29, 2024, 12:17:44 »

I enjoyed this quote from the Tory Scottish Secretary, in which he opines on the shading of the kettle from within a pot.

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It was the right thing for the first minister to resign.

Humza Yousaf’s leadership has lurched from crisis to crisis from the very start, and he could not command the confidence of the Scottish parliament.

Scotland now needs a stable, functioning Scottish government focused on the issues that matter most to people – fixing public services and growing the economy.
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« Reply #13204 on: Monday, April 29, 2024, 12:38:35 »

The SNP is dead in the water - for the time being anyway. All that’s happened today allied by sticky fingers Mr Nicola Sturgeon has seen to that.

Can’t trust any of the fuckers.
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« Reply #13205 on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 08:09:56 »

Made me chuckle  Cheesy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68947834
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« Reply #13206 on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 08:18:18 »

Tories getting a hammering in the local elections?
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« Reply #13207 on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 08:31:27 »

Tories getting a hammering in the local elections?

Looks like it. Locals are a bit unsatisfying as the results drip out over a few days, so the story can shift a bit. Houchen and Street are the two interesting ones, very popular mayors who will run a long way ahead of the party - if they lose (or even if they win narrowly) it's a big sign that we're into "the Tories will get less than 100 seats" territory rather than just "the Tories won't win" come the GE.
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« Reply #13208 on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 11:24:43 »

the Tories will get less than 100 seats



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« Reply #13209 on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 11:53:15 »

Tories getting a hammering in the local elections?

The Boris thing mainly
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« Reply #13210 on: Friday, May 3, 2024, 12:05:49 »

Daniel Adams retaining St Andrews. God damn it Ridge people, you had one job.
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« Reply #13211 on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 14:41:59 »

Smoke signals say we're getting an election over the summer...
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« Reply #13212 on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 14:58:26 »

Smoke signals say we're getting an election over the summer...

4th July
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« Reply #13213 on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 15:15:37 »

Plenty of time for our glorious leader to do his finest King Cnut impression on the shores of the English Channel to sway a wavering electorate doubting our mastery over the waves.

All the while thinking, what would Boris have done.
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Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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« Reply #13214 on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 15:41:41 »

Smart. Get the inevitable shoeing and have the summer off not worrying about it.
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