Tuesday, March 29, 2011

‘East Coast Weasel’ Iain Gray claims ‘Labour setting the agenda’, why are they stealing our people’s ideas then including George Laird's?

Dear All

If you didn’t know any better, you might be forgiven for thinking there wasn’t an election on.

In an outrageous statement divorced from reality, ‘East Coast Weasel’ Labour Candidate Iain Gray is saying that Labour has "set the policy agenda" in the run-up to the election.

He copied the policies of his main rival.

So, how is that setting the agenda?

Labour had been forced into policy shifts on issues such as fee-free education.

And the council tax freeze!

Despite being portrayed as a Leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, he isn’t.

His status at present is that of a Labour Member and Labour Candidate.

There is no Scottish Labour Party.

There is only a UK wide Labour Party and its leader is Ed Miliband.

Gray told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme:

"What we've seen in the past few months is that we've set the policy agenda, including on things like a single police force for Scotland, the single fire service, a literacy drive, an apprenticeship guarantee, reinstating the Future Jobs Fund to help unemployed young people”.

On the single Fire Service, Iain Gray is copying George Laird again.

On the 4th September 2010, I told my party’s national assembly that Scotland needed a single national police force and fire service.

Gray has run out of ideas and is the ‘photocopy’ leader.

Tonight we have the leaders’ debates which see Iain Gray under the spotlight, he doesn’t have the ability to think on his feet, take him away from crafted speeches and mental cupboard is bare.

The choice is simple: do the people of Scotland want the control of this country to be controlled by London based parties or by a Scottish Party?

We can’t step back and allow our country to be controlled by London Labour anymore.

That’s why I am voting to keep a proper Scottish Government, voted in by Scots, run by Scots, for the benefit of all within our borders!

The fight is to continue to push equality and fairness forward so that the many get access to what the few have denied them for so long.

Labour’s not working!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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