Friday, 6 January 2012

Alex Salmond and the love that dare not speak its name

If there was a brass-neck championship of Scotland there's no doubt that oor wee Eck would be a prime contender. Taking advantage of the new released film in which Meryl Streep gives an "eerily accurate" (critics everywhere) impersonation of Maggie Thatcher, the First Comedian (FC) has been claiming that it was his interruption of a budget debate that led to Maggie's eventual downfall.

Which is rather strange since the same FC claimed a couple of years ago that "we" (that's us Scots, all of us, Eck speaks for us all, didn't you know?)  didn't mind Maggie's destruction of the Scottish economy. This is a mystifying misunderstanding of the real Scottish fury and hatred at these policies. Coming from a supposedly mature politician, it is a level of misreading which leads to the suspicion that Mr Salmond himself "didn't mind" Maggie's feral politics and he has just projected his Maggie Love on the rest of us. An easy mistake to make, especially if you are, as Mr S seems to think he is, The Appointed (should that be Anointed?) Voice Of Scotland.

Certainly, of the "successes" that the SNP claim over the last few years the Council Tax Freeze is a straight steal from the Tories. The consequential weakening of Local Government and cutting teacher numbers by 4000 are outcomes to make any Conservative leader salivate. So Eck has no especial objection to Maggie's economic vision and he has no practical objection to stealing Tory policies and he has no apparent problem with the results and outcomes of these Tory policies......

You and I might think that there is a measure of contradiction in these claims that, on the one hand, Eck love Maggie economics, and on the other hand, he claims the credit for destroying her career. There is even a hint of  Shakespearean tragedy: the bold young Eck loves his hero's economic policies but he also lights the economic fuse that brings about her downfall....


I always say "credit where credit is due". So all credit to Eck vis-a-vis Mrs T.... he admired her policies and doesn't mind who knows it.

As for "Eck Brings Maggie Down"..... as my young relatives would say .... puleeez..... 


  1. Your right.

    The "First comedian" was laughing his socks off when he wiped the floor with the other three partys in May.

    As for opposition to the "First Comedian" as my grandchildren would say "whatever"

  2. Typical, put rubbish on here then run away and hide.

    Chickenheart puleez

  3. Dubbieside, have I upset you in some way...?

    You have to admit, Eck's Maggie obsession is a bit strange...

  4. Upset me? after May I will probably never be upset again.

    I think your obsession with Alex Salmond is stranger than his with Maggie.

    No stranger than some peoples obsession with a dysfunctional union.

    But then I suppose unionists have not won anything in Scotland for a while so they need something to write about.

  5. Dubs

    May has come and is now gone!

    Two Loves

    'Sweet youth,
    Tell me why, sad and sighing, thou dost rove
    These pleasent realms? I pray thee speak me sooth
    What is thy name?' He said, 'My name is Love.'
    Then straight the first did turn himself to me
    And cried, 'He lieth, for his name is Shame,
    But I am Love, and I was wont to be
    Alone in this fair garden, till he came
    Unasked by night; I am true Love, I fill
    The hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame.'
    Then sighing, said the other, 'Have thy will,
    I am the love that dare not speak its name.

    Probably over Dubs head Braveheart wee shame!

  6. Niko

    True May is gone but the majority (majority I like the sound of that) continues until May 2016.

    Never mind Niko only four and a half years till your next defeat.

    The only question is this will Johan Lamont be a worse leader than Michael Foot? You would need a heart of stone not to laugh.