There's continuing disquiet in political circles over the apparent disappearance of Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont. Ms Lamont hasn't been seen for about a month. She had a shadow cabinet reshuffle and then dropped below the radar. There are fears that re introducing the toxic Iain 'Elmer Fudd' Gray to her cabinet was a step too far and she's now had to retreat to a secret bunker ( aka Subway sandwich shop ).
Ms Lamont recently made a speech deploring the 'something for nothing' culture in Scotland and is keen to see the introduction of university tuition fees, increases in the council tax and to scrap free prescriptions etc. This saw her being accused of being a 'Blair babe' and raised hackles inside her party. Maybe the cabinet reshuffle disaster was the final straw ?
While the SNP are getting set up by the media to take pelters on a daily basis Ms Lamont hasn't given us her pearls of wisdom on any of the recent Unionist 'Project Fear' propaganda. Her new Finance spokesman Mr Gray has also had numerous reasons to speak up with the constant lies being put out by the BBC over financing in an independent Scotland but hasn't taken the bait. Where is the new rejuvenated Elmer ?
BBC Scotland were forced to have two independence supporters on last nights Newsnight special 'independence and the monarchy'. Such is the dearth of Scottish Labour fear mongers willing to stand up for the party. Admittedly one of the independence supporters, Michael Fry, was a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Claiming that the Queen was a bit skint as she was falling down the world wealth rankings and couldn't afford to pay her own way in the world. Forced to use one bar of a two bar electric fire etc etc..
The rotund Conservative and Unionist MSP Jackson Carsatlowprices added a bit of zany comedy relief as he jabbered on a lot of nonsense about how we all love the monarchy and made his usual attack on First Minister Alex Salmond. A light hearted question to finish the show asked who the panel would want as Head of State in an independent Scotland should the people vote for a republic. Christine Grahame from the SNP said Annie Lennox as she was kind and good to charities etc. Jack didn't say who he wanted as he wanted to attack the First Minister instead. He claimed Alex Salmond would get no votes. Such is the standard of person supporting the Union. Blind hatred is their only weapon. No answers. Just blind hatred.
Back to Ms Lamont. I hope she is in good health and nothing untoward has happened to her. We need to hear what the leader of the opposition thinks. She did tweet about a week ago but her blog has nothing new on it since the middle of May.