As general readers know I am a bit of a blogger in
anyway I was doing my normal thing, know what I saying when up pops someone and
asks me would I like to join a BT Group.
I thought hmmm!
The person said;
‘we know that you don’t need us but we would really like you to join, and we need you’.
So, I decided to stick my head through the door so to speak and see the lie of the land. After being welcomed I found that people really liked my blog and the fact I had done my bit for keeping
Scotland in the UK. The next thing I knew people
were asking me to join other groups and give my advice on campaigning.
Apparently I am a team player after all!
One of the other groups which I am not in, but aware of is Scotland in Union, they are doing research and analysis which is always handy and they have connections to other people and groups.
The truth being she is a dud!
The tactical voting guide in an ideal world wouldn’t be needed, it would be everyone for them; but at this juncture in Scottish history, it is needed, the general election in
Scotland has to return the best
placed candidate in each constituency to beat the SNP.
I would strongly urge people to pop along to the
Union website and have a read, as well as analysis, there is the bookmakers’
odds for the victor this time. If you want to try and have a punt down the
bookies, the name of the Labour, Tory or Liberal Democrat candidate with the
best chance of beating the Nationalists is highlighted in bold.
As well as Scotland in Union, there is also United Against Separation (UAS), this is the new kid on the block of political campaigning which is emerging as a frontrunner in ‘on the ground’ campaigning. UAS is seeking to unseat Pete Wishart, the SNP MP for
and North Perthshire, using tactical voting.
Pete Wishart must be thinking how did I get so much attention and heat on my ass?
Well, Pete, have you considered it might be because of Tasmina Ahmed-Shiekh, a notorious carpetbagger who has been in more political parties than some people have pairs of shoes?
When you call down the rain, you have also got to deal with the mud.
United Against Separation (UAS) is a fairly open group, they have people from all strands of the political spectrum, Labour, Tory, Lib Dem members as well as people who are not in a political party. In what must be seen as an extraordinary move, UAS wants people who voted no to back the Tories. Andrew Skinner, of UAS, told the Dundee Courier it was a “tall order” to unseat Wishart who is defending a majority of 4,379 but the good news is that around 60 per cent of voters in
and Kinross rejected independence. And in more bad news of Pete Wishart, Andrew
said the group was “really shocked at the positive reaction we got” in the North Muirton area of the seat.
Politics is a funny old game! I mean who would have thought a Tory revival in
would be done by people in the Labour and Lib Dem Parties. As well as UAS
wanting Pete Wishart to get shafted, up pops, Forward Together, they have
been formed in the area to have a crack at Pete Wishart also. The analysis shows
that the Conservative Candidate Alexander Stewart has the best chance of
beating Mr Wishart in Perth and North Perthshire.
Go that Tory!
Personally, I have no ill will to Pete Wishart, if you have ever heard him ‘standing up for Scotland’ you will be drawn his unintentional comic touch, I mean who can talk such utter shite, keep a straight face and look like they believe it. Wishart even said once if I recall correctly that he wasn’t a ‘Nationalist’, well he isn’t a politician either in my opinion but that is another matter.
When it comes to Tasmina Ahmed-Shiekh, I will settle for her not getting elected if given a straight choice between Wishart and Shiekh, she is a Sturgeon crony or as some SNP describe the clique surrounding Sturgeon, part of ‘the sisterhood’. Tasmina doesn’t deserve to go to
Westminster, just like she didn’t deserve to
go to the European Parliament.
One of the things that needs to be pressed home by all the parties, is Nicola Sturgeon’s financial incompetent by wanting FFA, (Full Fiscal Autonomy), people are right to be concerned about the SNP’s plans to cut all financial ties with the UK. If anyone was dopey enough to give it to them, the country would be in chaos and unstable, this would also trigger problems in the rest of the
and on the financial markets. Laughingly, it is said that the SNP want Full
Fiscal Autonomy in the ‘good times’ but also a Barnett style ‘get out of jail
free card’ when they mess up.
Maybe someone should tell unpopular Nicola Sturgeon it doesn’t work that way, its all or nothing.
Back to Pete Wishart who might be seeing the end of his political career if the wind is blowing in the right direction, he in an act of sheer desperation said to the press that traditional Labour voters would be “absolutely appalled” that party supporters are asking them to back the Tories.
The SNP keep saying there is no difference between Labour and the Conservatives, is that a lie Pete by the SNP leadership?
And becoming hysterical he called the campaign “bizarre and poorly thought out.”
Niet Comrade, us, proud Scots have a tradition of putting political boot to political ass, what has Pete Wishart done for Perth and North Perthshire, some people say sweet FA, and that is more than enough reason to give him the heave ho!
Finally, my advice to Pete Wishart if he loses, blame Tasmina Ahmed-Shiekh, and be quite vocal about it to Dundee SNP, after all, the Hosie clan might have an eye on moving into Bute House.
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