The dust is settling, some good people have gone and new ones are here, that's politics, PR is in and deals are now being done. Here in Renfrewshire the Lib. Dems. got 4 seats and they are in a position to tell Labour & SNP ( 17 seats each ) what their demands are, apart from the sheer dishonesty and hypocrisy of their position, we now see what PR really means, with 4 out of 40 seats they get to make policy, that's what the Lib Dems call democracy.
I was delighted to be elected with more first preference votes than anyone else and doubly delighted to defy those reactionary thugs in the blogesphere who have been attacking me for over a year.
Is there no one in the SNP who is prepared to admit to embarrassment and unease with the 'sharp practice' of "Alex Salmond for First Minister" con trick, true leadership SNP style eh ? someone all Scots can be proud of ? a shyster, an absolute fraud, poor Scotland with that kind of political leader.
These poison pen writers all anonymous cowards, are a revolting bunch, they even went to the length of setting up a hate site dedicated to getting me voted out, a sweet victory for me and abject failure for them, ordinary people are disgusted by people like them. The blog sites ought to be looked at with a view to cleaning these diseased individuals out. Why should they be allowed to get away with the kind of opinions and language which would get them locked up if they said these things in the street ? The language they use would make decent people shun them, read some of it and ask yourself if you would want any of them near you, or your family.
THE NUMBERS GAME _ The SNP have never missed an opportunity to tell anyone who would listen that they got more of the overall vote at the last election than Labour therefore they had the moral right to form the administration of Renfrewshire Council. You've guessed what's coming next haven't you ? Labour 25,878 votes SNP 24, 875 votes Tories 8,115 votes Lib. Dems. 6,831 oh dear eh does anyone think that they will comment on this, will they concede that Labour have the moral right etc. I doubt it.