Monday, February 21, 2011

Tartan Tory poster girl candidate Davena Rankin defects to Labour Party, she probably thinks she is the ‘new’ Wendy Alexander, totally unelectable

Dear All

Oh the shame of it.

A former Scottish Conservative election candidate and union activist has defected to Labour.

Tartan Tory poster girl Davena Rankin’s defection is a blow to the leadership of floundering Annabel Goldie.

After May, Goldie will probably get the heave.

But to return to the Labour Party, they aren’t getting a prize, Davina Rankin is unelectable, period.

George Laird has spoken.

There is no way that traditional Scottish Labour Party voters are going to vote for this turncoat.

The former Glasgow University product is so false that anyone can see right through her immediately.

‘East Coast Weasel’ Labour MSP Iain Gray who is as equally unpopular with the public said:

"I am delighted to welcome Davena Rankin to the Labour Party. Davena joined Labour because she knows we are the party that stands up for ordinary working people now facing the onslaught of Tory cuts. People in Scotland are furious at David Cameron's Government. Even people in the past who backed them are appalled at their slash and burn approach to child benefits, tax credits for working parents and local services. Every time David Cameron says 'We're in this together', the more people stare in disbelief. Now the Tories are back Labour will work harder than ever before to protect Scottish families and working people. As a committed trades unionist and very active member of Unison, Davena is only too well aware of the impact of the Tory cuts."

No, it actually much simplier, she woken up to the fact that Tories are unelectable in the central belt stupid.

She might even see herself as the new Wendy Alexander!

Every time Davena Rankin goes to the ballot box for the public’s verdict is always comes back the same, no!

First election battle was against George Galloway eneded in failure; then was second on the Glasgow regional list at the 2007 Holyrood election behind Bill Aitken. The following year she contested the Glasgow East by-election and was completely panned.

The Scottish Conservative Party has declined to comment and a while ago, I heard rumours that things weren't going well for Davena Rankin within the Tory ranks.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the time I said:

‘I look at her and I see a Wendy Alexander clone, someone who wants to use voters as a stepping stone.

Although Ms. Rankin may tick a lot of boxes, the important one of 'giving a toss' looks to me to be completely blank.

I wonder why she got bumped and as Michael Howard famously said;

"Are you thinking what I am thinking?"

For the record; I am thinking arse!’

And for the record yet again, opinion not changed 2011.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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