Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Scottish Labour Mafia Explained

Craig Murray has an excellent POST showing how the Scottish Labour mafia works.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW

That is quite a read. The Labour corruption is deep

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that someone is surprised that this is how things work.

Anonymous said...

What a find ! What an excellent blogger.

Anonymous said...

Have long respected Craig Murray, now if only Cameron could get him "on board".

Anonymous said...

It is fast becoming Clear that Brown Is one of the Nastiest pieces of Shit ever. With him in charge of Labour then the rest of His pieces of Shit would take full control over academia and business of the country.

How the Fcuk did we get to this situation, did we learn nothing from Nazi Germany or Communist Russia?

Trumpeter Lanfried said...

Wholly disreputable and wholly unsurprising.

Anonymous said...

Sounds just like Harlow to me.

Auntie Flo'

dearieme said...

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge are still governed, in the last resort, by their dons' parliaments. They are under pressure from the government to turn power over to outsiders from the world of "business". I see why.

Anonymous said...

The Smith Institute seems to have earned its nickname yet again, dark forces indeed seem to be at work.

IanP said...

The Chairman that Craig refers to John Milligan, is also on the Board of Trustees of The Smith Institute.

The Director and major shareholder Ballathie Estates Ltd gave £25,000 to the Labour Party in May 2001. A month after the donation he was appointed as the Chairman of the Scottish New Deal Advisory Task Force.

He was previously Chairman of Aberdeen Enterprise Trust and Head Start Aberdeen.

John Milligan formed Strathclyde Process Engineering in 1973 and Atlantic Power and Gas in 1982, where he remained Chairman until 1998. made about £44m before tax for his stake in Atlantic Power that he sold in 1998. He is a non-executive Director of Petroleum Geo-Services (a company floated on the New York Stock Exchange) which merged with Atlantic Power in 1998. He is also a non-executive Director of Aberdeen Development Capital. He is a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at The Robert Gordon University and a long-standing member (including three years as Chairman) of their Board of Governors, and a sponsor of an Industry/Education Partnership with Kincorth Academy.

tedfoan said...

This is the future (as well as the past and present!) if Broon runs the government. He's a street fighter and knows all the nasty tricks of the spin doctors trade. (Look at the smoke and mirrors of his all his budgets.) Makes you wonder if he's had some coaching over the years from Peter Mandelson?

Whilst it's pleasing that he is reportedly depressed about his lack of support in the latest opinion polls he will fight back with all the dirty tactics he can muster. This could get very personal!

Roll on Thursday!

IanP said...

This is something that needs to be highlighted to the Charities Commission in their ongoing investigation into the Smith Institute.

craig murray fan said...

say his name a few times
I am sure he has friends in the SNP

Anonymous said...

What deep joy to read such a lovely dismantling of how New Labour really works.

Have to agree; first thought was what a first class nutter/nasty piece of work Broon is.

The Scots will do well to boot them out.

The Remittance Man said...

Anon @ 3:04

No, no, no! We don't want the Jocks to boot Gordo out. The English reserve that particular pleasure for themselves. Then he can be sent back in ignominy to the cold, damp, grey manse from whence he emerged.

The Scots are welcome, of course, to give the miserable, pension-thieving bastard a damned good kicking in the meantime, though.

Neil Craig said...

I agree with the assessment of Labour cronyism. With them about to lose in Holyrood & councils now being elected on PR which will overturn the FPTP massive labour majorities I think we are going to see a lot of things hidden under rocks exposed to the light.

Though I don't think the Tories are as deeply entrenched anywhere as Scottish Labour this is an obvious problem anywhere people have been in power for generations.

It brings up 2 other questions:

How independent are any universities? Certainly the reaction of the administrators of the scientific community to the global warming scare suggests scepticism & independence are having a hard time.

Patient line. How much an example of the free market is it. It has been given a monopoly by the NHS. It has also quite obviously totally misunderstood the nature of the electronic revolution. What sort of idiot bases their plans on the theory that a 15 year commitment to a particular wired system is going to work - a civil servant who doesn't understand electronics, that is what. I doubt if a real electronics entrepreneur would have made such a mistake. The compay is clearly bankrupt & should be allowed to die.