The Unionist side on the Scottish Referendum reverted to Gutter politics at the Labour party conference when in a speech peppered with references to Alex Salmond, Labour Scottish Leader Johanne Lamont delivered a virulent attack on the “politics of nationalism”.
Although she did not name any particular examples, such as Nazi Germany, she described it as
a “virus that has affected so many nations and done so much harm”.“For the Nationalists the misery of the people isn’t a wrong to be corrected – it is a chance to be exploited. For them, grievance is not to be addressed – it is to be nurtured,” she said.“And that cynicism, that calculation which leaves families suffering now is a price worth paying if it translates into votes next September. It’s a cynicism which corrodes our politics. It should create in us a revulsion.”
Although opposition is always “frustrating” in politics, she said it was particularly so in Scotland because the SNP acts like a “reckless opposition” itself despite being in power.
Ms Lamont said the Scottish Government was happy to take all the credit, “energetic” in blame that Alex Salmond’s government is not interested in using its powers to dilute the impact of the Coalition’s austerity programme and benefits reforms.
Instead she told delegates that they see a “political opportunity” to stir up antipathy towards the rest of the UK in the hope of winning next year.
Except the SNP government have been trying to mitigate the effect of the bedroom taxas one example.
Nationalist in Wales and Scotland don't need lessons on the "virus of nationalism" from a British Unionist/British Nationalist who supported the media wrapping themselves in the Union Jack pretending they are still a world power and taking part in illegal military adventures
Is British Nationlism of the Labour type more ethical than than that of Wales and Scotland?
I leave it to you.
And who can deny that there a certain glee in Labour Shadow Ministers eyes as they see the Con/Lib government implement cuts that they would have liked to impoe in order to please that mythical beast "Middle England".
If Johanne Lanont is the sort of Unionist Politician who wishes to run the Scottish Government then it would be clearly the omly way to avoid this for Scotland to vote yes.