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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 27 October 2006

Rosie Kane following in the footsteps of Tommy Sheridan?

Rosie Kane MSP has just been gaoled for two weeks for refusing to pay a fine of GBP300- incurred during a protest outside the Scottish Parliament in a model submarine last year over the presence of nuclear weapons in Scotland. Just like former Socialist colleague Tommy Sheridan, who seemed to take pleasure in 'martyring' himself in anti-nuclear and other protests, the feisty Ms Kane has gone for the empty grandstanding option - what a bunch of pointless idiots these Socialists are! I cannot imagine that anyone other than fellow 'comrades' are in any way impressed by this kind of behaviour - this is what those few who actually voted for her in the Glasgow Shettleston constituency (2,403 votes or 14.52 per cent) get for their loyalty to a failed ideology. She became an MSP, as did Tommy Sheridan, only as a result of the 'list' system; in Glasgow the Scottish Socialist Party got 15.6 per cent in the Glasgow Region (see Table 18), entitling them to 2 of the 7 list MSPs for the area. Of these two MSPs, one has now left the Party, the other is in gaol - 'nuf sed.

PS/ Just to add to the SSP woes, it seems that even the RMT union (led by firebrand Bob Crow) has broken off all relations with the Party, saying it is not in its members' interests to remain affiliated.

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