Saturday, February 19, 2011

‘East Coast Weasel’ Labour MSP Iain Gray not recognised by public in survey, voters thought he was expenses fiddler Jim Devine, oh the shame, unloved!

Dear All

The ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray is portrayed as the leader of the Labour Party in Scotland and hopes to become Scotland's next First Minister.

He isn’t the leader of the Labour Party in Scotland despite being fronted as this in the MSM; the leader of the Labour Party in Scotland is Ed Miliband.

According to a survey by The Scotsman newspaper, Iain Gray is struggling to make an impression on voters, he is as dull as ditch water.

Boring and droning, he is a turn off for voters, it is very much a case of Iain who?

A poll of almost 500 people in four cities found only 1 in 5 people recognised him.

20 per cent recognition for someone standing to be Scotland's next First Minister is nonsense.

One voter thought he was a character from the TV drama Midsomer Murders, presumably a murderer.

Because if he ever gets his hands on Scotland, so much of our country will be killed off!

And another voter thought he was Jim Devine, the former MP found guilty of fiddling his expenses.

Both appear to have a resemblance as they both carry the ‘bam’ gene which is so recognisable facially.

The dream of Iain Gray entering Bute House is far from certain with around 70% not feeling able to say he is doing a good job.
The survey for The Scotsman took to the streets of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness to test the two leaders' profiles.

In Glasgow, the ‘East Coast Weasel’ fared badly, only eight out of 125 people recognised him.


Less than 10%!Some people thought the Labour leader was UK Tory Chancellor George Osborne, with another thinking he was the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The ‘bam’ gene again!One Glasgow pensioner took Mr Gray for George Osborne, while city resident Gerry Docherty, 35, said:

"Yeah, Gordon Brown, isn't it? I'm sure it is." Only 27 out of 126 people polled in Aberdeen recognised Gray.
In Edinburgh, the political capital of the Scottish known universe, 39 out of 122 capital residents interviewed able to name him after seeing a photo.

Gray fared even worse in Inverness, 15 out of 125 people could name the Labour leader.Kevin Barclay, an Inverness resident, said:

"I watch the political shows on the telly and know a bit about it." On being shown Iain Gray's picture: "He's the guy who was done for fiddling his expenses (Jim Devine] isn't he?"

It seems that Iain Gray should take up fiddling as his Bute House dreams seem to be doing up in smoke. Name recognition can make all the difference.

I should known because on my world famous blog I went from circa 10,000 in my first year to 60,000 in my second year and without advertising.

With May Elections in less than 11 weeks, the ‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray isn’t a vote winner, I expect London Labour to take over the campaign sidelining Gray to set pieces.

Scotland’s Nelson Mandela, Tommy Sheridan has a higher profile.

And he is in the nick!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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