Hepburn has tabled a motion to the Scottish Parliament on
"The Achievements of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela".
The preamble states:
"That the Parliament considers that Venezuela has been transformed through the progressive policies pursued by the Chávez administration in the last decade…"
This'll be the same Bolivarian Republic led by Arch-Loon Hugo Chavez , not only dictator of his own country , but a man who has recently threatened ours' (i.e. Jamie Hepburn's hated British Oppressor-State) with war over the Falklands .
It goes on to express concern that Chávez has been undermined
"by reactionary elements in the United States"
and that America is co-operating militarily with Colombia; attributes the
in Honduras to
"reactionary forces in the area".
Gerald Warner , in Scotland on Sunday , goes on to demolish the arguments (or should that be attitudes) far better than I could .
One thing he doesn't mention , though , does occur to me .
Both Christine Grahame and Jamie Hepburn are "list" MSPs . That means they are chosen by the party and not the electorate . They are not renegades thrown up by a fickle electorate ; they have been chosen by Salmond himself . It is safe , then , to assume that their lunatic anti-western views are shared off-camera by the great man himself .
Viva El Caudillo Salmond !
As Warner goes on to say
the whole scenario is redolent of an independent Scotland. A state-controlled oil industry haemorrhaging revenue, while the lights go out in the absence of any energy policy, and a president trying to bully his way on to television – that is a vision of Salmondland. No wonder Hepburn and his SNP colleagues identify so closely with Chávez, the paradigm of the Latin-American idiot.
Hugo Salmond (or Alex Chavez) Yesterday .