Under the headline:
‘Labour bankroll Kezia Dugdale’s defence in Wings Over Scotland defamation case’
the Herald tells us about Kezia Dugdale’s defence against a £25 000 defamation case brought by outspoken, spirited, lively and sweet-toothed, pro-independence blogger, the Reverend Stuart Campbell and that her legal fees will be met out of the London Labour Party (no relation) income of £56 000 000 from massive recent increases in working-class membership – the ‘Corbyn Dividend.’
There’s no hint of recognition, in the Herald, that this may be in any way hypocritical or of moral condemnation other than in the Reverend’s own earlier comments:
‘Not by an open public crowd-funder, where thousands of ordinary people kick in a modest few quid of their own free will, not even out of the money she grabbed by leveraging her modest fame and power to abandon her constituents and go on a celebrity TV show, but by a shady backer who hasn’t been officially identified, isn’t answerable to anyone, and isn’t available to ordinary members of the public.’
I thought crowd-funding to raise legal fees was ‘dragging Scotland into the gutter’, intimidating the victim and make decent people angry? See:
As a person of professorial standing (sometimes?), your village (global) teacher perhaps (???), here, I think it only right that I side with that second pillar in our very stable Scottish community, the minister. Ultimately, I expect to stand with the Reverend, the bank manager Fred Goodwin Junior, and village constable, PC Ayerite, when they leave the local boozer, in condemning the hypocrisy of Scottish Labour.
Who’s with me?