I watched the Scottish parliament on BBC Parliament this afternoon debating the Economic Opportunities of Independence Debate. I caught Michael Russell talking about child poverty and the removal of Trident. The camera ranged from the Labour to the Tory benches to show their members hooting with laughter and jeering with derision. What have the Labour Party come to? They can openly laugh at the effrontery of the people of Scotland getting rid of the obscenity of weapons of mass destruction and having the audacity to plan to do something about child poverty in our country instead of slavishly following the planned Tory cuts, as Labour have pledged to do in the unlikely event of Ed getting the keys to No. 10 when they get their turn on the swing.
As I watched the camera moving from Tory to Labour bench, I was reminded of the passage at the end of George Orwell’s Animal Farm:
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”