There are a few times in your life when national events capture your imagination to the extent that you feel you need to be there, even if it is in the role of a spectator. The World Cup rolls around every four years and is quite a spectacle which many people enjoy.
Doubly so if you have a team competing in the event!
team in the World Cup is England,
and this naturally has created a lot of interest, even in the political bubble
that is .
In what is an act of mean spirited pettiness, the SNP has decided to take the opportunity
to spoil it by forcing five votes during Westminster England's
World Cup knock-out clash with . Colombia
it isn’t uncommon for the SNP to drop the mask and show their true colours, but
on this occasion they are sinking to a new low. To actively go out of their way
to spoil people’s enjoyment is a measure of what the SNP have become under
Nicola Sturgeon. Douglas Ross, Conservative MP for Moray made the point that the
SNP's "pathetic theatrics" have affected staff in the chamber from having
a chance to watch the game. You could make the point that ‘they are paid to
work’ however, there are times when common decency dictates that the rules are
quietly forgotten. Westminster
The World Cup is one of those times.
Culture minister Margot James confronted SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford in the Commons, however this is a waste of time, and making a point, Conservative Sir Bernard Jenkin also questioned if so many votes would have taken place if
in action. Scotland
The answer is No, plus you could probably add to that the SNP MPs would have cleared out to the nearest Commons bar to load up on cheap booze. In an attempt to play the ‘honest broker’ and failing, Blackford insisted the Government was responsible for the timetable, and votes on motions linked to public spending could only take place from 7 pm.
It took 66 minutes to get the 5 votes done. The SNP also added this was their only opportunity to "speak out against the continued austerity".
The SNP are an embarrassment to the people of
Scotland and also a party out of friends at , they care
nothing for goodwill because they are ‘users’, and the only way to get rid of
them is the ballot box. Even then such lessons as handed out in 2017 were their
numbers were reduced from 56 to 35 MPs taught them nothing. In 2015, the 56 MPs
thought that they were the ‘new establishment’ in Westminster having wrestled the seats
from the Labour Party. Scotland
The SNP leader Ian Blackford said his party were acting on their vow to use parliamentary procedure to oppose the Government "every inch of the way". The thing about rules is that they can be changed by a majority of the House. The Government won all five votes in the end and the number of MPs voting in favour felling as the
game progressed. England
The gesture by the SNP was pointless; it was also a sign that will be picked up by the voters in
elected, people hope they don’t send a clown to , but the SNP are really kicking
the arse out of it. If there is a silver-lining, it is surely that down the
line the 35 SNP MPs will be reduced dramatically. Although most people are
disengaged from politics, they do play attention when the need arises, several
SNP MPs have blotted their copybook, and best start looking for a new job come
During one of the votes, a Conservative frontbencher approached Mr Blackford and SNP Commons leader Pete Wishart as they chatted on their frontbench with Tory business minister Richard Harrington.
She was heard to say:
"What about the people who work here?"
Easily answered the SNP Cult doesn’t care a jot, and hold the ‘workies’ in utter contempt!
The SNP's new resident comic Patrick Grady (Glasgow North) joked:
"I understand there are hoards of people around
looking for 90 minutes of entertainment on a green playing field. Where better
to look than the House of Commons? I think we've been thoroughly entertained
and I'm sure there's nothing else on this evening's line-up that could be as
interesting for people." London
A crude attempt to rub people’s faces in it, best to laugh now, down the line, Grady might not find the time for laughter because it rather looks like the SNP ‘Glasgow Six’ won’t all be going back in 2022.
Finally, in public office there is such a thing as the Nolan Principles.
The SNP MPs don’t seem to have read the principles, or don’t understand them; there is a complete lack of integrity and more importantly leadership for the Nationalists at
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