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> Labour Routed In Glasgow, Every Labour MP in city loses their seat
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post 8th May 2015, 02:37pm
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Someone here said socialism is dead, socialism died when Blair came to office. Don't try to pull the wool over anyones eyes by telling them the Labour party is a socialist party, they have not been that for many years now. They turned their coats and abandoned the socialist principles that once made them great, all in order to line their pockets and keep in with the English in order to win seats. Do you know for example that their policies for the poor, were in fact actually worse than those adopted by the Tory members who set up the original party must be turning in their graves at this lot. Scotland had the guts last night, on the whole, to kick this bunch in the arse and vote for hope with the SNP. Good luck to the SNP, I believe the only thing to hold them back will be that shower down in Westminster, who are both creepy and dangerous.
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post 8th May 2015, 02:44pm
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Has to be said, the SNP will have no leverage now the Tories have a majority Govt so it really is all for nowt.

And what were the people of Paisley thinking, voting for a 20 year old? I can only imagine her first constituency surgery. ohmy.gif
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post 8th May 2015, 02:49pm
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I am surprised that it took so long for Labour in Glasgow to be ousted it should have happened years ago, I would have preferred anybody but SNP right enough but the votes don't lie
I have been dreading a one party State in Scotland for years and now its closer, my problem is who to vote for the next time, my Heart says they are all lying gits and so does my head but Vote I will

Bye for now, norrie
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post 8th May 2015, 03:12pm
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QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 8th May 2015, 03:35pm) *
What degrees Scotsman? laugh.gif


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post 8th May 2015, 03:26pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 8th May 2015, 02:52pm) *
Has to be said, the SNP will have no leverage now the Tories have a majority Govt so it really is all for nowt.

And what were the people of Paisley thinking, voting for a 20 year old? I can only imagine her first constituency surgery. ohmy.gif


On your first Point, it cannot all have been for nowt ... The Labour Party in Scotland is now dead and hopefully buried. That's not nowt, that's a good start.
As for that young lassie taking away a well established seat, it says a lot about the previous occupant when a political Student can remove him.
Yes sir, the times the are a-changing ( cue Dylan) biggrin.gif


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post 8th May 2015, 03:40pm
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Now we can enter candidates South of the border and eventually take over, calling the whole of UK ... SCOTLAND.

No stopping at Derby this time.
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post 8th May 2015, 04:30pm
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Seems like y'all took a Lesson In Change from Albertan Canadians. After 44 years if uninterrupted Provincial Tory Rule, The Progressive Conservatives (PC) were routed by our upcoming New Democratic Party (NDP) last Tuesday. The PCs lost a total of 61 seats in one fell swoop and our former arrogant PC Premier did us all a favour and resigned on the night of the election. Going from 21 seated representatives, the NDP now hold sway in our Provincial Legislature by a significant majority and now hold 54 seats total.

The Oil Patch are not happy (having been in bed with the PCs for so long and not paying their fair share) that they now worry that the NDP are coming after them to pay their share of taxes and support the economy.

It verymuch looks like a Time for Change everywhere.

The Federal Conservatives are fretting that change will catch on and that it might happen in our version of The House of Commons.

We might even see the ousting of our more-than-slightly-wooden Prime Minister and his cronies.

It took a while but we western worms did eventually decide to turn.


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post 8th May 2015, 05:05pm
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Well said GG but I bet some of these posters never even voted. Great to get rid of Labour cronies. They are gone now, what a great day this is!
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post 8th May 2015, 05:42pm
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Have to agree with guest and teeheehee...
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post 8th May 2015, 05:51pm
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QUOTE (GG @ 8th May 2015, 07:51am) *
It took only a few hours for Labour's Glasgow citadel to crumble to the ground after years of uninterrupted mismanagement and contempt for Scotland's largest city. At 3am this morning, Patrick Grady became the first SNP MP elected for the party in Glasgow during a General Election, when he ousted Anne McKechin from the Glasgow North constituency by a margin of almost two to one.

After that unprecedented event, all of Glasgow's sitting Labour MPs – most of whom thought they would be in a cushy job for life – tumbled like shaking dominoes. Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran was next to be resolutely voted out by the scunnered voters of Glasgow East, the poorest, most deprived constituency in the UK. Not far behind, both in time and in the scale of endemic deprivation of the constituency, was Willie Bain, who 'nominally' represented Glasgow North East. With electoral swings that broke British records, Ian Davidson, Tom Harris, Anas Sarwar and John Robertson were all swiftly removed from their seats by the long-suffering people of Glasgow.

As the defeated and clearly shocked Labour MPs departed the count at the Emirates Arena – itself a shining symbol of how Labour has abandoned its once-proud working class history in the pursuit of style over substance – only a few party supporters remained to hear the SNP victory speeches.

Natalie McGarry, the newly-elected MP for Glasgow East by an overwhelming 10,387 votes, overturning a Labour lead of 11,840 votes, said:

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"I would like to thank the constituency for placing their trust in me. My pledge to you is to be accessible and vocal on your behalf but also listening and active.

This victory is not for me alone; it is for every mother who has queued for a food bank, every member of the disabled community who has had benefits slashed, and for every lone parent who has suffered at the hands of austerity.

Whatever your opinion on Scotland's future may be, we have a lot of work to do. This election is about sharing the voices of people who live in Glasgow East.

We will fight for an end to austerity and the cuts tearing people's lives apart and some community like those in the east end. "

On a night of unrelenting failure, humiliation and embarrassment for the party, Jim Murphy, the Glasgow-born leader of Scottish Labour, lost his seat in East Renfrewshire after his 10,000 majority was unceremoniously overturned by the SNP's Kirsten Oswald. Following Murphy's defeat, ex-Labour MPs called for the Scottish Labour leader – who won his first Westminster election under Tony Blair – to resign immediately.

Across Scotland, the SNP won 56 of 59 Westminster seats.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon with her 'magnificent seven' Glasgow MPs.

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post 8th May 2015, 07:03pm
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Well done SNP! The future is bright the future is yellow :)-
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post 8th May 2015, 07:30pm
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QUOTE (norrie123 @ 8th May 2015, 02:57pm) *
I have been dreading a one party State in Scotland for years and now its closer, my problem is who to vote for the next time, my Heart says they are all lying gits and so does my head but Vote I will

A one party state is precisely what Scotland has been for the last god knows how many years. That was blown out the water last night. Let's look forward to some healthy competition.
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post 8th May 2015, 07:43pm
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QUOTE (norrie123 @ 8th May 2015, 03:57pm) *
I have been dreading a one party State in Scotland for years and now its closerl

Bye for now, norrie


Don't worry norrie we will never become a one party state anymore than England will.
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post 8th May 2015, 07:48pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 8th May 2015, 08:38pm) *
A one party state is precisely what Scotland has been for the last god knows how many years. That was blown out the water last night. Let's look forward to some healthy competition.


There was five parties to vote for on my ballot paper, hardly a one party state, or is it the SNP's fault that that the opposition is poor?
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post 8th May 2015, 07:53pm
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QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 8th May 2015, 02:09pm) *
Why don't you crawl back under the rock you've been hiding under, GG was much better without your bile you horrible little man. angry.gif

Not horrible and Defo not little Jagz1876, and what Bile would you be talking about? you mean the truth?
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