Scotland: Mark Smith’s reaction to the Johnson visit tells what he is really like

In February, Mark Smith told us:

‘I call up some teachers and parents and ask them if they’ve seen the new report on the Higher results. Yes, they’ve seen it, and no, they’re not surprised. They tell me about class sizes, and staff shortages, and the effect it’s all having on the kids. But they also tell me something interesting about how it might impact on the Scottish elections. My advice to the Government would be: sit up and pay attention because this is definitely going to affect you.’

‘I call up some teachers and parents’

You have to laugh. How many we wonder? Four or five? Less?

Five months later, the polls have the SNP up from 43-46% to 53-55%.

Smith has no scoobie about Scotland. More below after this today:

Leaving aside the lame claim with only a soupçon of truth in it, his idea that we are essentially unchanged has no basis. I can’t be bothered digging up the research findings if he can’t either but I have little doubt that many, especially those younger than me who support the SNP, are far more interested in progressive policies than just being grumpy with Tories, as he would have it.

Some of his serial misconceptions have been exposed here:

4 thoughts on “Scotland: Mark Smith’s reaction to the Johnson visit tells what he is really like

  1. They cannot address the democratic deficit so resort to English hating,Tory hating,Thatcher hating (true) etc etc. as the motive for people wanting the right to elect a government of their choice (Scotland being a country and not a parish).
    I suppose his readership must think that way too.

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  2. Scots wont vote Tory while a lying, racist, homophobic Scotophobe is in power—certainly not one who stated Brown should not hold high Office because “government by a Scot is just not conceivable” (and verminous?).
    Big Ruthie, the media construct, shows her true thuggish nature with her latest comments, as she seeks to slither into the Lords.

    Scots wont vote for a Labour party who used their elected status to fill their pockets and do zilch for their electors. Starmer doesnt look as if he is up to beating Boris dann saff.

    Our English neighbours LIKE Boris. They wont vote Labour by a large enough margin to form a government for many years. Maybe for ever.

    Mark Smith likes Boris. Does Boris like him?

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  3. I lost it at “…as I was enjoying a delicious bowl of Baxters Mediterranean Tomato soup”, his capitals not mine…
    Product placement is not unknown in the world of Herod but coming so soon after Johnson’s visit to the empty factory with Douglas Ross’s cheering ghost crowds, it is beyond ridiculous.
    Smith’s recipe for all that ails Scotland reminded me of a delicious bowl of Romanian Ciorba de Burta, or so I was told, repeatedly, yet I never did acquire that hankering for tripe, perhaps Smith might like to try it rather than print it…


  4. I have always contested the widely held view amongst Unionists especially English people that somehow feel they are being ripped off to subsidise Scotland with its huge ‘Deficit’ and as such gets far more financial assistance to pay for all those wonderful freebies. Of course it is all garbage but my point being is IF that is true why deny the Scot Gove ALL the requisite economic levers and borrowing powers to make us more prosperous which would then reduce the burden on the English taxpayer? No one ever responds but of course we/they know the truth in that affluent Scots would then realise they can do a much more competent job leading to demands for Independence. Which is why Unionists have never been in the business of making Scotland truly prosperous.


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