I received this election leaflet from Douglas Alexander through the post the other day. Douglas is our local MP for Paisley South and as usual he, and Labour, cannot put out a leaflet without scaring and conning the electrate, and what a load of drivel it is.
First of all he states that the election is a two horse race between Labour and the Tories - No it is not Dougie, in England it is a two horse race between the Tories and the Lib-Dems with Labour in third place. In Scotland the people have the choice whether to vote for a Scottish party like the SNP, Scottish Socialists, Scottish Greens etc or to vote for an English-funded and run party like Labour, Lib-Dems or the Tories.
How can anyone vote for a party who continually lies and cons them - the biggest one on this leaflet on the other side is the one Labour always pulls out when it comes to an election - "Scottish Labour". There is no such party. Labour is an English-funded and run party - no other country in the world would vote for a party funded from another country and that includes England. Their slogan on the front is "A strong local voice" - who are you kidding so local you need to be funded and run from England and you do not even stay in the ward Dougie.
The fact is Douglas is one of the 59 Scottish MP's who are costing the tax-payers £35 million per year to do nothing for the people of Scotland with Jim Murphy wasting another £8 million using the redundant Scottish Office as a propoganda tool for the Labour party in order to keep Scotland down and keep themselves on the most expensive unemployment benefit in the country. This does not include the £9 million also being wasted on the Scottish peers in the Lords. How many NHS operations could this waste of money pay for?
I would list what Dougie has done for Paisley South but, since he has not done anything as he has confirmed himself on his leaflet by the lack of any claims, I cannot. He also proves how unemployed he is by the fact that just about everything on his leaflet has nothing to do with him but is Councillor and MSP work. The biggest laugh on the leaflet is how "he will campaign for much needed investment and regeneration in Paisley and Johnstone town centres" - which party was it that got them into that state again over the last couple of decades? Oh that's right, the Labour party!
Of course the Labour party's biggest con on this leaflet is where they are trying to pass the blame for THEIR cuts from Westminster to Scotland and the Scottish Government on to the SNP. Labour also claim that the choice for families and pensioners is that the Tories would be a change local families and pensioners can't afford - another huge laugh! It is Labour that has bankrupted this country, who deregulated the banks because the banks asked them to (why do they think the regulations were there in the first place - gross incompetence eh!). Labour claim to have provided all those benefits to families and pensioners and claim they have made life better for these people. Who are you kidding Dougie and Labour? You have been throwing around money that the country did not have, got the country into the worst debt in the world, and it is these families, pensioners and in fact everyone who is going to be worst off in order to sort out your mess.
Unfortunately there are too many people in Scotland in a cult, quite happy to put their English-funded party before their country. Quite happy for the Scottish people to be ripped off for their gas, electricity, petrol etc, whilst we produce and export most of the stuff, to keep the south of England in lower prices. Quite happy to let England build motorways and fast train links etc with our oil money whilst we struggle along with second-rate ones ourselves. Quite happy for the country to keep losing the best of our talent having to leave Scotland for decent jobs elsewhere. Quite happy to vote for a party that has Maggie Thatcher round for tea regularly - Labour that is!
We don't need three parliaments to run Scotland. We don't need Westminster with unemployed Scottish MP's doing nothing but interfere in English matters. We need Scots who put Scotland and it's people first - You fail these principles by a mile Dougie!