Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MSP's on Chav Watch

SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn has tabled a Holyrood motion claiming that Venezuela has been "transformed" by President Hugo Chávez. His motion calls on MSPs to show "solidarity" with Mr Chavez's government and has been backed by the SNP's Bill Kidd, Alasdair Allan and Bill Wilson, as well as Labour's Elaine Smith. Let's just be clear here shall we. This is a country that recently devalued its currency and stands accused of becoming increasingly autocratic by imposing restrictions on the media and politicising the military and judiciary. In fact President Chavez is not some warm and cuddly man who you'd want to invite round for tea. What's more it's got bugger all to do with the issues facing Scotland and is a complete waste of the parliament's time and energy.

I wonder what these MSP's constituents would make of it all. "Aye that Hugo Chávez, he's that new signing for Celtic. He's the one one what wears the Burberry all the time.


r morris said...

*Gag* Chavez is the worst tyran in South America, and I include Fidel. Not to mention, he is a loose cannon bent on destabilizing the region.

r morris said...

Oops, my bad, I meant 'tyrant'

Anonymous said...

If you want to believe the propoganda fed to us by the fatherly US media spoon, go ahead. Find out properly who Chavez is and how much support he has outside of ultra right wing business interests, then say he's a tyrant.