It's easy to forget how pernicious the Tory Party really can be when they're not in power and are nowhere near getting into power. That's certainly been the case in Scotland for a long time although as we're shackled to the UK for now, if England does as expected and votes Tory next year, we'll be lumbered with them again.
As I say, it's all too easy to forget what they're like and simply see them in the same way that you see your right wing old auntie - lost cause but good for entertainment.
Then they come up with crap like this! For those who can't be bothered reading it (and who can blame you?) Alex Salmond is being attacked because his official Christmas Card has an image of a girl carrying a Saltire.
How dare SCOTLAND'S First Minister send Christmas cards with SCOTLAND'S FLAG on them! He should hang his head in shame, he should hide the fact that he is Scottish, that it's Scotland he's First Minister of. In fact, he should send the cards from "First Minister of Unnamed Country numero 20" (where we tend to hover in the economic league tables thanks to successive Unionist parties)!
The accusation is that our First Minister is POLITICISING Christmas. So even acknowledging that we are Scottish is out of bounds now. They must be preparing the way for taking power next year and how long will it be before they're imposing experimental policies (remember the poll tax) on Scotland and using us as guinea pigs again? Let's not EVER forget who they really are. And lashing out at fellow Scots for daring to use a Saltire is just the start of it.
Politics Live - readers' edition - Friday 21 July
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