HomeBlogLabour refuse to support Dundee SNP Council’s No Eviction Policy or the abolition of the Bedroom Tax
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  • Charles Sutherland-Boyce March 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Labour were formed long ago to be the champions of the Working Class, now it appears they have reneged and disserted a sinking ship. Whose going to be the champions of the working class now?

    • John Lanigan March 27, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      The working class Charles! Yes, the working class are their own heroes. If you seriously think that Labour has only now deserted the flock then take a good look at the history of the Labour Party.
      In truth, the Labour party like the other mainstream parties have never been socialist, they like to make out they are and that they support the working class, but in reality, they are nothing more than a big con.
      As for Jim McCabe’s comments? Well, have you ever heard such a piece of nonsense. It sounds like he couldn’t think of a decent thing to say and waffled till the cows came home, digging a bigger hole for the Labour party in the process.
      The working class have wakened up to the fact that they can control their own destiny, without the Labour party.

      • kittysjones March 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        What is the working class? How do disabled and unemployed people fit into that definition?

    • jack johnson (@jackjoh01219520) March 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      The Peoples Assembly will do.

  • alan March 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    according to this government everyone as a spare room and no one gets or as illnesses/disability money money was that abba or condems

  • ian maclennan March 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Just to let you labour councilors or members of the rip Britain parliament am ok jack you support the Thatcher government yes the Thatcher government you will never get the support of the Scots people again I will vote for two parties u kip or BNP ya bunch of corrupt scum

    • Thomas March 28, 2013 at 3:12 am

      UKIP are worse and BNP are Nazis though.

  • hugosmum70 March 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    for long enough now when dealing with officialdom it has been assumed that everyone has a driving licence, a passport, in other areas its assumed everyone has a TV and computer.
    not so. i have neither a driving licence nor passport…nor have i ever had either. my son and countless others i know have no TV,(either they cant afford the licence or simply do not watch TV. i rarely watch it myself these days.)and i know a good few people who dont own a computer, a lot of them dont WANT one.
    now its assumed apparently that, as Alan says above, everyone as a spare room and no one gets or has illnesses/disability …………..oh and dont forget that all on benefits are shirkers or scroungers.
    a lot of assuming going on in official places dont ya think? but its not new..most of the above has been going on for around 20 years,possibly more.

  • David Moynagh March 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Labour stance is purely anti SNP because they know that scottish voters have lost faith in the present blairite labour party and fully realise thst SNP offer more for the common man. They also know that with independence in Scotland, they will be wiped out at the polls. Alex Salmond has done more for Scotland and her people during his tenure than the labour party have in thr past 100 years.

  • j.bradley March 27, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    hugosmum70……………..to true!!!

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 27, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    The reason David Milliband deserted was to distance himself from his cowardly brother and the merchant wankers who have lowered the standards of Labour to zero….

    Yellow would be a more appropriate colour with a few white flags thrown in for good measure…..

    If we ever needed the Labour support, its now!

    Its reminiscent of being on death row and hoping for a reprieve……………

    Instead of the sound of the bugles and the cavalry coming over the hillside we have clowns in baggy checked trousers, scurrying like cockroaches………

  • John Ruddy March 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Firstly, the Dundee SNP policy is not a No eviction policy – you can be evicted if you refuse the offer of a smaller property, and secondly it is only for 12 months. The Labour group on Dundee City Council put forward a motion calling on the council to get the Government to change the legislation – as they are able to do — but the SNP refused to do so.

    Also, it is now the official Scottish Labour position to demand legislation to prevent ALL Scottish social tenants from being evicted – but the SNP say they dont want to do this – they prefer to scare people into voting Yes in 2014 by uding the Bedroom tax for their own political reasons. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-21945242

  • Annos March 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    They knew this was coming, THEY KNEW!!!, it was planned to happen, they only built THREE council houses in the whole of Scotland between 1982-2007.

    Why did they do this ?, they KNEW what/where it would lead too!!!, they KNEW what the consequence’s would be, something is going on, there is something else behind all this, things don’t happen by accident, what have they in store for humanity ?.

    I have thought and thought about all this, the ONLY reason I can come up with is that global resources are in a far worse state then we think, there is not enough left to keep things going as we have been used to in the past. All this is a global power grab to keep a system in place that is controlled by the few that have always been in control and have NO intention of allowing another system to take over. If I am right you truly have seen nothing as to what is going to happen in the near future, God, I hope I am wrong, but, with the best will in the world I can’t see ANY other reason for what is taken place before our eyes in so many ways…

    “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way”

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

    “We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we’d like to do our best to preserve that system.”

    Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

  • Thomas March 28, 2013 at 3:16 am

    We need a new left wing party,a proper left wing one. If the right wingers can form UKIP, why can’t the left wing form the left wing equvilent?

  • Serenity March 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    UKIP was formed by a tory millionaire, I can’t see any of the labour millionaires starting a new left wing equivalent sadly.
    Social housing in Scotland is in a bad state as the the South of England with people having no choice but to pay extortionately high rents in the private rental sector for substandard accommodation which offer no security of tenure and mostly refuse to house tenants on HB, a very profitable situation for greedy landlords.

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson

    http://www.sarahglynn.net/images/Mass%20Demolitions%20and%20Growing%20Housing%20Waiting%20Lists.pdf

    http://www.themoneymasters.com/the-money-masters/famous-quotations-on-banking/

  • Annos March 28, 2013 at 10:37 am

    “Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not exempt from threat of National Health Service destruction”

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/28/scot-m28.html

  • Serenity March 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    The SNP keep harping on about their oil, do they know how far English waters reach?
    Also that’s not their only problem.
    http://forargyll.com/2013/03/snp-boxed-in-corner-over-northern-and-western-isles-independence-move/

  • Serenity March 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Annos
    “Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not exempt from threat of National Health Service destruction”
    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/28/scot-m28.html

    Very interesting article Annos.

  • Annos April 7, 2013 at 7:16 am

    “Labour wants welfare to help those who ‘play their part'”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22056212

  • ian mccrae September 6, 2013 at 2:51 am

    jim mccabe,looks like mr grumpy!!,,,,,,,get a life mate,and help your scottish brothers and sisters!!!!!!it seems you and all your dimwitted cronies have no compassion,or any morality,,,,,is it because you are defeated people, who cannot admit defeat????,but will let people suffer,you should (all)be ashamed!!!!!

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