Considering UKIP seem to have one answer of blaming Johnny Foreigner for all the ills which plague Britain, why the fuck could I be bothered in giving coverage since last Thursday to the UKIP’s GE2017 Manifesto launch, plus wasn’t it so opportunist for the party of bigots launching their manifesto so soon after the Manchester terror attack & of course the terrorist atrocity in Manchester has been something which UKIP haven’t been slow in making as much political capital as they can from.
I’m sure UKIP might pick up a few more votes from bigoted morons in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, but UKIP are pretty much of a political inconsequence as was shown by their electoral collapse at the recent local elections now Tory voters who had defected to UKIP in recent years prior to the EU Referendum are now defecting back to voting Tory.
When it comes to England & Wales the 2017 General Election, it’s a straight two party fight between Labour & the Tories, other than the odd Lib Dem or Green Party or Plaid Cymru stronghold, oh by the way have I stated on this blog how much I love Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood, well I have now even if it’s not the point of this blog post, well as I was saying this election on the whole is a two party race between Labour & theTories, however it’s obviously a different story north of the border in Scotland.
So yesterday the SNP officially launched their manifesto & it kind of puts me in a dilemma, because as a paid up Labour Party member I meant to say nasty things of Nicola Sturgeon & the SNP, despite the fact that I like much of what the Scottish Nationalist Party have to say in their manifesto & in general & if I had lived in Scotland back in 2014 I’d of voted for Scottish independence in the referendum there was.
I personally think Labour should have entered some kind of electoral pact in Scotland with the SNP for elections to Westminster parliament, though I kind of understand why Scottish Labour might have be opposed to such a pact, however I think Scottish Labour should be a completely separate entity from labour in England & Wales, but hey I’m the person who reckoned the likes of Ed Miliband the then Labour leadership should have stayed neutral about the Scottish independence in the lead up to the referendum on Scottish independence back in 2014 & certainly shouldn’t of appeared on the same platform as the Tories & UKIP in campaigning for a no vote to Scottish independence.
I’m not the first to cite Labour sharing a platform with the Tories during the Scottish Independence referendum campaign as the major factor for Labour’s collapse in Scotland at the 2015 General Election & I’m not sure Scottish Labour in particular have learnt from this, now we are seeing the real possibility of a Tory resurgent in Scotland where once the Tories were an endangered species.
I quite like Ruth Davidson, I know some peeps will actually be in shock having read that statement that there’s actually a Tory I happen to like considering I generally express the opinion that the Tories are evil cunts. I like Ruth Davidson because I think like me she’s a cat lover, like me she’s also an out lesbian, plus she’s into martial arts big time so she can handle herself & thus handy to have her by your side if you get into a scrape in a dark alley.
It’s not as if I agree with Ruth Davidson politically but she has detoxified the Tory brand in Scotland by moving the Tories far more to the centre of political spectrum in Scotland if not slightly to the left, but though Davidson’s leadership of the Tories in Scotland might be more progressive, any Tory MP elected in Scotland will be under the Tory whip at Westminster & the Tories at Westminster aren’t at all progressive.
If Scottish peeps in favour of Scotland staying in the union vote Tory they’ll only bringing misery upon themselves as they’ll not get any social justice where its much needed, Labour are still in support of Scotland staying in the union & you will get any Labour MP elected in Scotland fighting for social justice.
Yes at the end of this I’m still going to say to vote Labour not Tory, but hey did you expect any different from me, really?