The 66 Labour MPs who voted in support of Cameron's lets bomb Syria motion have f***ed their party for a generation. The SNP all but wiped them out Labour in Scotland by labeling them, the "Red Tories". Now their grandees have confirmed that label as correct. In contrast the SNP spokesman Stuart Hosie presented a reasoned critique of Cmaeron's silly motion and gave a clear plan of how to hurt ISIL without risking civilian casualties and what to do afterwards. It sounded like sound common sense to me. Click below to listen to his Marr interview last Sunday.
Sure Hilary Benn made a fine speech. I listened to his father make many fine speeches but they had no effect outside the Westminster bubble. It was one of the Emperor Augustus's favourite sayings, "Fine words butter no parsnips". Labour need a new set of grandees who live and work in the real world of ordinary people. Beckett, Mrs Balls Chukka etc just don't cut it with us plebs. They all live a cosseted comfortable life at our expense.
One of the many things our political elite did not mention is, what happens when a RAF plane and its crew ends up in ISIL hands? I hope it does not happen but if we are there for any length of time its an odds on certainty. A similar situation finished Jimmy Carter as US president. I guess Obama may be lucky enough to leave before the sh1t hits the fan but Cameronis there for the next 4 years so his chances of escape do not look good. Teflon Tony he is not.
PS Listen to Alec Salmond's take on Benn's speech