Jim Sillars lays into Salmond and co:
“Totalitarian would be a fair description of Scotland’s majority party.”
(h/t and full story over at Left Foot Forward)
Totalitarian compared to who ? The guy who took his party and his country into war on two fronts – Iraq and Afghanistan – in complete disregard of international law and the protests of millions of Uk citizens. Aye right !!
And if any SNP MPs/MSPs disagree with Salmond in the way many Labour MPs/MSPs did with Tony Blair over Iraq – they would be out. De-selected, banished and retired – permanently. Some might be able to make a come back (such as Jim’s wife, Margo McDonald) – but not many.
And they all know that. One wrong move, and its gone.
To be honest I’ve always thought that there’s something of night (to quote Ann Widdecombe) about Salmond. Too presidential for my liking.
Does anyone really care what Sillars thinks? He did n’t have the courage of his convictions in the 1970s when he formed the Scottish Labour Party with Dick Douglas. His problem is that it is Salmond at the top of the tree and not him.
All leaders who have a grip on their party will be accused of acting like Stalin at some point, usually by a disgruntled bitter ex-rival. I’m not flag waving for Salmon, but any leader who doesn’t have a grip on their party is not going to win an election.
Everything Labour. Every weekday morning