Which politician would you be reading about if you read the following from the Register of Members Interests at Holyrood. "I consistently rank in the top ten of hardest working Scottish MPs". The hubris gives it away a wee bit ; it is of course Alex (the spiv) Salmond, he is not referring to how hard he works because of having two seats; he is bizarrely referring only to his Westminster seat; note the words “hardest working Scottish MP’s”
You would have to have the kind of arrogance that would make Mrs. Thatcher look like Mother Theresa to say such a thing knowing that it was a load of bulldung but; this is (the spiv) we are talking about here, the man who can strut while seated. But the (wee spiv) should have paid more attention to Scotland’s famous drunken workshy plagiarist Bobby Burns instead of displaying his counterfeit appreciation of him. The poet wrote once in a rare moment of sobriety and; when not delirious from some squalid infectious disease or other that "facts are chiels that winna ding,/An downa be disputed" or if you like; for the cod Burns fans and the dumb patriots the translation is, ‘But facts are fellows that will not be overturned,/And cannot be disputed’ not even it would seem by Alex (the spiv) Salmond.
His voting record covering his ‘two jobs’ period is the worst among Scottish MP’s; in the year 07/08 he was present for only 9.1% of votes, better only than Labour’s John MacDougall who was tragically afflicted by terminal cancer at this time. Also in that year he spoke in seven debates; one of the worst records in the house; his last comment in Westminster was a full year ago, he did not table a single question either; can this be described as cheating the system? Perhaps the thing which will make decent people recoil the most in all of this; is his grubby stunt of donating part of his salary to a children’s trust in his seat, why so? Well, the trust has his name on it that’s why; he clearly lives by the cynical self seeking maxim, “what’s the point of doing good if no one notices it” “Alex Salmond for First Minister” anyone? That’s not a bad ‘quid pro quo’ for money off his salaries is it; it’s not lost is it? he can spend tax payer’s money boosting his popularity what a guy, what a low life.
Are the people of Banff and Buchan OK with this? Let’s face it, leaving aside the stench of these donations they don’t really have an MP do they; they are being cheated and others are now asking the obvious question; why do they put up with it? Broken promises and lies to the electorate are not the half of it are they, this is grand larceny and he is once again treating the Scottish people and particularly the honest hard working people of Banff and Buchan with contempt.
All of this foul mess arose because he arrogantly made false claims about his performance at Westminster, already SNP fire fighters are trying to dampen this down with their stories about other politicians whom they claim have worse records, these smoke screens are irrelevant, the story here is the first minister’s lies and arrogance nothing else; Scotland’s First Minister and his unsavoury character is what is on show here and it doesn’t look good, it’s about lying to the people folks, it’s that simple.