30, yes thirty Labour MPs stick the knife in yet again!?


30, yes thirty Labour MPs stick the knife in yet again!?

This post is credited to Pete Wishart;

It’s very difficult to believe that yet again thirty Labour MPs backed the cut-throat Tory mob yet again – this makes it blatantly obvious these MPs are more worried about losing their £67,000 plus expenses than anything else – their constituents mean little or nothing to them which is obvious by their voting without shame.


Pete Wishart;

It almost seems another age, but it was only last weekend when they came to Perth. This was where our comrades in the Labour Party got back in touch with their ‘core’ Labour values, where the word ‘Socialism’ was banded about as if it had just been discovered and Blair had never existed.  The SNP were the party of ‘big business’ of ‘Osborne max’. Only these great tribunes of the people could rescue Scotland from the Tories that were everywhere in our midst – except in ‘Better Together’, obviously – where they actually work with them! So what did these ‘weekend socialists’ do when they returned to the day job at Westminster? Well, they voted with the Tories to put a cap on the amount of money the Government  can spend on the welfare budget. A callous, reprehensible and regressive measure that will once again disadvantage the poorest  in our communities. A stupid, crude, blunt instrument to hammer the poor. Way to go comrade.

As a service to you, here is the list of those ‘weekend socialists’ who voted with the Tories to cap the level of spending allocated to helping the poorest in our community. These are the ‘weekend socialist 30’. You can put them up there with the 10 bedroom tax skivers from last year.

Margaret Curran  – Glasgow East

Tom Greatrex – Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Ian Murray – Edinburgh South

Willie Bain – Glasgow North East

Gordon Banks – Ochil and South Perthshire

Tom Clarke – Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

Dame Anne Begg – Aberdeen South

Alistair Darling – Edinburgh South West

Ian Davidson – Glasgow South West

Thomas Docherty – Dunfermline and west Fife

Frank Doran – Aberdeen North

Gemma Doyle – West Dunbartonshire

Sheila Gilmore – Edinburgh East

David Hamilton – Midlothian

Tom Harris – Glasgow South

Jimmy Hood – Lanark and Hamilton East

Cathy Jamieson – Kilmarnock and Loudon

Mark Lazarowicz  – Edinburgh North and Leith

Gregg McClymont – Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

Anne McGuire – Stirling

Anne McKechin – Glasgow North

Iain McKenzie – Greeenock and Inverclyde

Grahame Morris – Livingston

Jim Murphy – East Renfrewshire

Pamela Nash – Airdrie and Shotts

Sandra Osborne – Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

John Robertson – Glasgow North West

Frank Roy – Motherwell and Wishaw

Lindsay Roy –  Glenrothes

Anas Sarwar – Glasgow Central