We return with our occasional series ‘Moron of the Day’. Now to be honest we have not blogged much recently due to a shortage of time and to an extent a shortage of suitable material that hasn’t already been well covered elsewhere. But we couldn’t resist today’s subject, John Lamont MSP (Conservative, Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire). Regular readers will know that Mr Lamont won our first two Moron of the Day awards so to return so soon is a real feather in his cap.
The reason he returns is to do with the picture on the right. Chap canvassing in the months before he is up for re-election is hardly unusual you may say and you’d be right except that isn’t what young John is up to. No, he and his little Tory chums are collecting signatures for a petition against…….. another independence referendum. Rest assured dear readers there has not been a shock announcement from the First Minister which you missed when you were out at the shops.
No referendum has been announced. It will likely be years before there is another one which makes it very peculiar to be promoting a petition against something which doesn’t exist. As has been stated ad nauseum another referendum on Scottish independence will not take place until the Scottish people signal that they want one. Referenda of course are the very bedrock of democracy. The one instrument where every vote really does count. It doesn’t bode well for democracy that anyone would petition to prevent the people having their say.
I trust the voters of Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire are taking note that only some four months before the election their MSP is devoting himself to this nonsense rather than laying before them, for their consideration, the admirable policies of the Conservative & Unionist Party.
May I once again remind you that you pay this fool £57,521pa plus expenses.