Sunday, 24 May 2015

There I was, digging a hole ...

"There I was, a-digging this hole. 
A hole in the ground, 
So big and sort of round it was
There was I, digging it deep
It was flat at at the bottom and the sides were steep

Then along came a 'bowler hat' who pointed out the hole was in the wrong place and the wrong shape so had to be filled in. The cost for this operation, working out the hole was in the wrong place and wrong shape, was charged out to the UK tax payer at a cool £1.4 million.

Just stop and think about that figure - £1.4 million. For that sum of UK taxpayer's money we could have funded 2,500 Shelterboxes for Nepal at a time when there are still far too many Nepalese earthquake survivors with no cover over their heads and the wet monsoon season only a few weeks away. Each box provides shelter for up to ten people.

Nearer to home, how many folk who need basic help from foodbanks would this sum have supported?

So the investigation has 'cost' the civil service £1.4 million and the result was much as many of the Scottish electorate could have told them for a minimal 'tuppence worth'; a political lie and deceit without foundation. In fact the UK Establishment was told it was a lie and a deceit in under two hours of the 'story' breaking in the Torygraph and yet the whole abysmal concoction was allowed to grow and grow and grow, like Topsy the elephant, only to deflate with a massive stench as Topsy could no longer hold the ever expanding fart in. The result is Carmichael has taken the rap as the 'fall guy' while protecting 'Fluffy' Mundell's backside in the process. As other commentators have made clear, are we honestly expected to believe Mundell was not in the Scottish Office decision making circle which agreed the overtly damaging press release to the Torygraph and its whipping up to a storm in the London based media.

I expected no less from what remains of the Libdems than for them to stick their heads up their own backsides. Some folk are shocked but what else could they do but their usual - a big boy did it and ran away. OK, it was our own big boy but the principle holds

Remnants of the Libdem Party are in headless chicken mode, they actually have no head. The Libdems have yet to cough up the £800,000 they owe Police Scotland for their Glasgow Conference and the chances are they will ever do so, as their party implodes, are next to zero as they are almost skint. The loss of MPs directly impacts on their party funding for next year coupled with how many 'backers' will support their next party conference or purchase exhibition space?

The Libdems are now so far behind, may I dare to say bankrupt, fiscally and electorally, denial is all they can afford and is all they have left. It is no surprise, just like Bernard Cribben's labourer, they have decided the solution to this lie and deceit was to bury it along with the messenger:
"Well there we were, discussing this hole
A hole in the ground so big and sort of round it was
Well it's not there now, the ground's all flat
And beneath it is the bloke in the bowler hat
And that's that"

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