Thursday June 26 20 14 - 09.30am and the palace of varieties AKA Renfrewshire Council on the banks of the ancient River cart opens for a full council meeting. The behaviour, body language and dejected look of the snp councillors seemed to be driven by the certain knowledge that they are heading for defeat and humiliation at the laugharendum. Their barely concealed fear and resentment also spooked the council’s resident serial attention seeker (guess who) who went in to a frenzy which reminded this writer of Luis Suarez after being fouled by an opponent. Raving, ranting and over acting like a madman he treated us to an abysmal display of synthetic rage, laced with the usual ‘big words’ to impress us, the pip squeak voice and the smatterings of Greek, Dog Latin and pigeon English, we got the lot, he will be appearing at the ‘end of the pier show’ shortly . The kind of performance that was better described by someone else as “ a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, ‘the Scottish play’ by William thingmy.
The opposition rabble came armed with motions on such original issues as nuclear arms and the House of Lords, I tried to count the number of times we have heard this stuff but the task was too much for me. This laugharendum has been going on for approximately 3 years and the repetitive and patently disingenuous ravings about these two subjects have been getting raised since it started. We now have a situation where the snp have not managed to record one single lead in any poll for that 3 year period; in fact a recent poll showed that a majority of Scots are content to have the nukes. on the Clyde, reflecting what we have all surely known for some time which is that the snp’s commitment to removing the weapons from Faslane is based on gathering votes and nothing else. Even the patently ridiculous claims they have made about occupying the high moral ground were rendered bogus when they decided they wanted to be members of the organisation which they have openly reviled for years, NATO, which is of course a nuclear weapons organisation, Janus faced opportunists is all they are. Their exhausted and puerile tirades against the House of Lords do not stand up to close examination either when we consider that the last time the snp debated the subject of The House of Lords at their conference the abolitionists won the vote by a whisker and the most prominent snp member in favour of the snp having an ‘influence’ in that place was rather predictably the head of the snp’s own Royal Family. Queen Winnie Ewing, I reckon that her Royal Highness Queen Winnie believes in the right of Kings and Queens to rule and that includes her. The snp of course believes that the Queen should be the head of state in a separate Scotland but, no one seems to remember voting for her so, the snp’s increasingly bizarre position is that the Lords must go because they are unelected but the monarchy are OK despite not being elected?, have I got that right?. It’s a pity that the CCC TV cameras are not yet installed, it would have been illuminating for the public to see the opposition rabble in action, particularly the ‘attention seeker in chief’ as he babbled away with his foam flecked screeching, like a rabid dog which had spent too much time “out in the mid day sun”, still maybe we will see that in the future, we might even be able to sell tickets.