Everyone in Scotland knows the newspapers are anti-SNP so its no surprise when the likes of the Daily Record and The Scotsman declare Margaret Curran’s Labour campaign launch in Glasgow East to be the best thing since sliced bread and one in the eye for the SNP!
‘Round 1 to Labour’ the Scotsman headline screamed as she launched her campaign.
I have commented before that there is no newspaper in Scotland that is pro-SNP. Its remarkable that the SNP, the most popular government Scotland has ever had, has no mainstream newspaper sympathetic to its policies! It just shows that the newspapers, editors and journalists are struggling to keep up with the Scottish public’s endearment to the SNP.
They are gradually getting the message though. One only has to look at their online comment pages to see that the public aren’t buying their propaganda any more. Their falling sales are a testament to that too – money talks, and eventually they must change their stance! There simply isn’t room in the market for all these Unionist newspapers.
I have already commented on the despondency of Labour’s Glasgow East campaign launch.
Now, as the actual launches of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SSP are posted on STV’s site, we can see what really happened, and see through the newspapers anti-SNP spin.
The video is posted here.
Straight from the start, Margaret Curran says she has lived in Glasgow’s East End for all her life.
That is a blatant lie.
She has a £350 000 house in a middle class area of Cathcart, in Glasgow’s South Side. She has stayed there for many years.
Perhaps the SNP should run tours from Glasgow East to her home just to point out the difference in living standards between the MSP and the constituents she wants to represent! And then ask them if they want to give her another job, expenses and a John Lewis list!
Maybe Margaret Curran should also go on the tour.
Its obvious that she has no idea where her home really is! Perhaps she should ask to be checked out by a doctor for signs of dementia.
The other Curran hoping to be elected is Frances Curran, also seen in the STV clip. She does not want to be confused as the Labour hopeful. I have already commented on the fact that she fears she could lose votes over their similar names.
But she has hinted at the Glasgow East constituents’ attitude towards the Labour MSP. “People have already had a go at me in the street because they think I’m Margaret Curran.” she said.
That just shows how much support Labour has lost when a candidate with a similar name to the local Labour MSP is harassed by constituents by mistake.
‘Round 1 to Labour’ indeed! What a disgraceful press!
Labour are already down and out, seconds after the bell has rung.