After a lifetime paying attention to politics and over 17 years activism on behalf of my home town/county/country, I may be de-sensitised to what lengths the Labour party will go to rubbish any opposition. But years of close observation of their greed for power in Haddington, Edinburgh and London still had not prepared me for what Wikileaks has dragged, squirming, into the light of day.
Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy MP is described in the secret papers as “an up-and-coming Labour leader from Glasgow” is said to have told the Americans that “economics is changing the politics in Scotland,” and in his opinion “the economic crisis has embedded for a generation the idea that Scotland will be better served as part of the United Kingdom.”
On hearing this, Education Secretary Mike Russell retorted angrily: “What type of politician would want to see his fellow citizens bankrupted? So much for Labour’s ‘moral compass’!” Having witnessed how Labour runs things, maybe I’m not so surprised.
Schadenfreude (Ger): perverse joy in the discomfort of others