Friday, January 08, 2010


“As he was ambitious I slew him” (Brutus explaining why he killed Caesar) it has the power to inspire great deeds and vile acts; it is good for a scientist to be ambitious about curing cancer but bad for a politician (like Caesar) to seek glory for his own sake; at least that’s what the conspirators claimed and they were led by an ‘honourable’ man; Brutus. This week we have witnessed an act of revenge borne out of thwarted ambition as Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt threw their last desperate hand grenade into Gordon Brown’s lap; then hid among the corridors of Parliament; they ran up their flag and nobody saluted it. These two reached ministerial office under the patronage of Tony Blair; both were known to have a good conceit of themselves and both were ambitious; Brown’s ascent meant their descent and both skulked away to nurse their wrath until they could strike back; not as they have tried to say for the greater good but out of revenge for thwarted ambition; they are not unique, it was ever thus in all parties.

Take Charles Clarke; please! that’s an old joke; nearly as old as the wretched Clarke’s hatred for Brown; he was Home Secretary and saw himself reaching the very top of “the greasy pole” as Disraeli called it; No. 10. The clunking fist did for him as well and he became obsessed with causing Brown as much trouble as he could even to the extent of bringing down the Labour Govt. and handing victory to the Tories; this personal ambition is a serious thing; add it to the pride and malice of a Charles Clarke and you have a potent and toxic threat. Think of the loathing that Powell had for Heath and his former colleagues after they did for him; Heath in turn after Thatcher did for him and don’t forget the malicious presence of two of the most personally ambitious politicians of them all “Margo and Jim” both of whom would have shot their own parents to get to the orphan’s outing; Margo saw herself as Scotland’s first Lady and when she lost out she fled to the back benches as an independent where she sticks needles into Salmond (the spiv’s) effigy; and Jim? Just call him “3 parties Jim” and say no more.

Gorgeous George Galloway is another case in point he was a rising star who saw a dazzling career ahead; he became frustrated at people being promoted before him who were inferior to him as he saw it which means everyone; and he decided to become a big fish in a small pool; he now wants us to be beaten which makes me question his motives from the start, BTW I wish him every success in his GAZA mission. One of the most celebrated cases of comrades dislike for each other provided one of politics greatest ever quotes when someone described Labour’s Herbert Morrisson as “his own worst enemy” Labour Giant Ernie Bevin said “not while I’m alive he’s not” there’s nothing novel about this week.

Gordon Brown is still standing; bloodied but unbowed; a giant in the midst of those around him in the House of Commons; a man of truthfulness and integrity; a man with the courage to stand up for what he believes in and stand up to the orchestrated onslaught which continually surrounds him. He will lead us into the election and when the people see the stark choice between him and the representatives of the upper classes in the Tory cabinet; when Scots. see and appreciate that an SNP vote will only help the Tories we will win; Gordon Brown knows that his enemies are vicious but he also knows who they are and that sustains him as it does me; it will sustain the people when they focus their minds come the election; the questions will be the same; Labour or Tory? Cuts or services? NHS or private health? Education for all or Private schools? Fairness for all or privilege for the few. Yes it all has a familiar ring to it; that’s because it’s worth fighting for and we must never give in.

Anyone who had any doubts about the courage and strength of mind of the Prime Minister following the last couple of months should no longer have any reservations about him also the commitment and moral fibre of the man. Think about what he’s been through in the past year and a half; could you even begin to compare Cameron with him? who do you want making the decisions when the ventilation system starts to get clogged up? It’s a no brainer, it’s “a Gordon for me”


Anonymous said...

What a joke Mr Kelly! Gordon Brown only got to where he is by backstabbing and buying loyalty. Funny how two of his "Brownites", Alexander and Murphy, are being reported in the Eglish press to being also behind this.

Also nobody buys the Labour rubbish anymore about a vote for anyone else is a vote for the Tories. It does not matter who Scotland votes for it is who the English decide to vote for that matters.

Stop your drivel about how the Tories are going to cut or tax worst than Labour. Who ever gets in is going to have to do the same cuts and tax rises, no ifs or buts, your glorious clown Brown has bust the country. No surprise mind since he has never worked in his life and has no experience and it shows.

Medical Supplies said...

While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!

Anonymous said...

'Upper classes in a Tory Cabinet.'

Before playing the class card, a smart move would have been to check how many Labour Ministers had a private education.

Byeck said...

Mad Browns's latest press release from the bunker, says: 'Labour is on your side - wherever you've come from in life!'

I do not want this idiot on my side. He is the clueless incompetent leader of your party and you are welcome to him.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 08/01/10
“Alexander and Murphy, are being reported in the English press”

Your trust in the right wing press is touching; only an idiot etc.

“It does not matter who Scotland votes for”

With many predicting a hung Parliament; approx 70 seats in Scotland don’t matter; only an idiot etc.

“your glorious clown Brown”
A well thought out argument; only an idiot etc.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Medical Supplies) 09:51
Thank you I reckon I’m doing something reasonably well when I see who I am annoying.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Byeck) 12:12
“Mad; idiot; clueless; incompetent Brown”

Is this the same guy described by Nobel Prize winner for Economics Paul Kruger as the man who saved the world banking system? or is there another Gordon Brown; living somewhere in the vacant space between your ears perhaps?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

The point is that Cameron's upper class cabinet will govern for their class to the exclusion of the rest.

Byeck said...

Councillor@ 3.33

Kelly, what are you doing quoting Oom Paul Kruger at me? You've lost it completely! Go join The Great Demented Leader in the Bunker at once.

And congratulations on having the only Cabinet Minister - ever - to have pleaded guilty to a criminal charge. What constitutesa resigning matter for your Front Bench?

Anonymous said...

Terry @ 6.22
Thank you, Councillor, I didn't realise that!

Not like Mandelson, Blair, Jowell etc at all then?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Byeck) 09/01/10
“But the Brown government has shown itself willing to think clearly about the financial crisis, and act quickly on its conclusions. And this combination of clarity and decisiveness hasn’t been matched by any other Western government, least of all our own” –
(Paul Kruger) winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.

You described Brown as a clown/idiot and incompetent; I thought it worth pointing out to you that others think differently.

As far as the cabinet minister pleading guilty to a criminal charge; all I can say is it’s lucky for her that we don’t still have the death penalty.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

I don't understand this comment.

Anonymous said...

A hypothetical question?

If a member of your group had did something wrong and admitted it to your group but gave a totally different story to the outside world. Would you back him or would you insist that justice was done?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 17:21
If only the world were that simple; my instinct would be to insist on the truth but that could be influenced by the possible consequences; why don’t you give me an example?

Craig said...

"that’s because it’s worth fighting for and we must never give in."

Never surrender, eh?

You appear to have a siege mentality. And look where that intransigent mentality has lead people and communities on not so foreign shores.

Mr Kelly, you may not realise this, or indeed indentify with it, but your views are precisely why there is an SNP, and why lots of your fellow citizens gravitate towards their vision.

You are responsible for the erosion of all you believe in. Keep up the good work; we are all supporting you as it's working for us and ultimately against you and the Labour party in Scotland.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Craig) 14:40
“your views are precisely why there is an SNP”

The reason there is an SNP is anti English racism.

Your party is based on anti Englishness and as such it is a very unwholesome and abhorrent organisation; that is why you have never won a majority in Scotland and you never will; people including Scots. are above that kind of institutionalised hatred; you lot thrive on it.