Don’t get fooled again Scottish Labour voters. Corbyn remains a UK centralist.


I know it’s tempting. He seems to be a really nice guy. His social policies are just what we want here too. Actually, we’ve got some of them already, without his help, remember that.

But, we’ve been through this before for nearly a century, falling for Labour leaders who we thought might deliver the kind of Scotland we now should know only independence can deliver. When they’re in government, they’re first and foremost beholden to the English electorate. I voted Labour until Kinnock under the same delusions. I won’t get fooled again [hear the Who song every time you read that?].

Kezia Dugdale, who of course really disnae like him has suggested Corbyn is ‘very open’ to ‘her’ idea of devolving issues like immigration and employment law through a distinct Brexit deal. Not surprisingly, he has since contradicted her in the old tradition of London Labour leaders telling the Scottish branch what’s what. He said it would be ’very, very difficult if not impossible.’ And that ‘UK-wide agreement was preferable.’ So that’s her telt.

He then went even further to reveal how Anglo-centric he is by saying Scotland couldn’t have a separate legal system when, as we all know, we already have one.

7 thoughts on “Don’t get fooled again Scottish Labour voters. Corbyn remains a UK centralist.

  1. John August 29, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Think people are wakening up to the fact that Labour only ever intend to treat Scotland as an English region , (Corbyn actually does think Scotland is a region ) ,although this does not seems to bother some Scots very much . I do think some people are very Labour minded ,probably from previous generations in their family, no matter what you do or say it’s very hard to change them


    • johnrobertson834 August 29, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Yes that’s true but do you think it might be getting a wee bit less so if only because of less respect for elders! 🙂

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      • Brian August 29, 2017 / 6:07 pm

        It shouldn’t be (hard to change minds). I’m 68. I voted labour all my life…until 2014. The run up to Indyref changed my views completely. Once you look, rather than wait to be spoonfed by the msm, you begin to see the real facts. Then you change your mind.

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  2. Ludo Thierry August 29, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Hi all – Hi Brian. Here’s hoping that your particular journey is one that is taken by many more Scots in the time between now and Indyref. Your experience shows exactly why we must all find ways to get accurate info out to the wider Scottish public. That is why John’s (and other) blogs/websites are so important. Thanks, ludo

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    • Brian August 31, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Hi Ludo – yes. I write to my (SNP) MP regularly and meet him in the flesh to push the line you are advocating. I do not understand why they are not calling out the msm lies and distortions from the rooftops. I do not understand why they are not shouting out good news like this from the rooftops. Or pay somebody else to do it…fund sites like this and others…Wings, Indyref2, Bella etc. Up the ante. Make people make decisions based on facts.


      • John August 31, 2017 / 3:09 pm

        Hope he is sympathetic to your views then Brian , if he is soft soaping it he is in for a big shock when he is tufted at the next election !


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