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Response to Bad Dog (Reply #64)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:26 AM

65. He's passing show.

She'll still be doing her thing in whatever capacity the electorate allows when he's long ensconced in whatever lucrative post he's gifted after he quits. The idea she'd try to do backdoor deals with him after the perfidy around Smith and its aftermath is far-fetched, to say the least.

The SNP carries the can for the austerity measures it can't mitigate up here. That's part of the Tories' plan, as it will be with the other devolved assemblies that exist and are being set up around the UK. The fact that enough people have seen through it up here so far to still afford the SNP at least a rough working majority is testament to something - either a more sophisticated electorate, or the fact that we see the battle lines clearly drawn up here.

We still remember the Poll Tax, when we were used as guinea pigs. I thoroughly enjoyed my little chat with a bailiff at my front door when we were skint and had a poinding court order granted against us without even the privilege of being informed about the hearing.

I was a Labour member at the time. They ditched us when they gained some relatively minor concessions in that struggle by moving to the rebranded Council Tax - "We Labour Party members have been withholding our Poll Tax, but that fight's won now, so you should pay up." "Eh?! The reason we weren't paying was we can't possibly afford it because they keep 'losing' our rebate paperwork." *crickets* That was the first real schism with Labour for me. It went on from there.

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