Alistair Carmichael Libdem MP is being hounded by nationalists for getting rumbled telling porkies about a leak to the press. Part of the reason they are after him is because "he knew this before the election and withheld it from voters" therefore they didn't cast their vote in possession of the full facts.” Meanwhile the SNP went into the election saying they wanted Full Fiscal autonomy (it was their central demand) and now they are immediately binning that proposal. Does the Carmichael principle not apply here too? Surely they knew they were going to run a mile from this policy as soon as the election was over.
I welcome the fact they are running like Usain Bolt from this crazy idea that would leave us £8billion worse off but the point is they are just as guilty as Carmichael of misleading the public. (Neil Findlay Labour MSP.)
Make no mistake about it dear readers I hold no brief for Alistair Carmichael MP. He is after all a Libdem which makes him in my experience akin to the Tories who were described so eloquently and famously by Nye Bevan as lower than vermin. They have shown themselves over the years to be the political whores of British politics, prepared to do deals with whoever pays them enough. They provide a political home for the mediocre and spineless who know that they would sink without trace in a bigger political pond, one example of this is the ex Libdem MP, the unctuous, squalid Simon Hughes who won his seat by beating Labour Candidate Peter Tatchell for the Bermondsey seat 1983 he lost the seat at the last election after 33 years. What makes his victory and lengthy parliamentary career so notable is that that Bermondsey election was and is still referred to today as one of the dirtiest most vicious electoral contests in British political history. Tatchell was openly gay and was subjected to the most atrocious abuse observers had ever seen, his opponents, prominent among whom was Simon Hughes persecuted him because of his sexuality and Hughes won. What no one except Hughes and a close number of equally squalid friends knew was that Hughes was also gay. 23 years after his election he was forced to admit this and issue an apology to Mr. Tatchell. This is the Liberal Democrat Party. And this is the SNP.