Friday, July 29, 2016

Broken Record: politically opportunist Henry McLeish trots out his tired old rhetoric that Scottish Labour must split from UK party, he cites Jeremy Corbyn wrecking chances of a election win, McLeish was pushing ‘home rule’ even before Corbyn became leader, someone should tell McLeish, we live in a digital age where his 'stories' are archived

Dear All

For quite some considerable time, Henry McLeish has been peddling the notion that Scottish Labour should split for the British Labour Party.

He has been doing this in print and turning up at numerous TV and radio shows to flog this idea, some people wrongly back it.

Scottish Labour has had some really bad election results over the last few years, in 2015; the Westminster election produced the worst result since 1918 for the party.

In 2016, the Scottish Labour Party not only lost the election, they got pushed into third place at Holyrood by the Conservatives who played a rather smart campaign.

The Scottish Conservatives backed the Union while some in the Scottish Labour Party tried to woo Labour voters who voted for the Nationalists.

Why did the Labour voters walk?

They did so because the Scottish Labour Party lost their trust, they weren’t being listened to and the continual failure to make things better in a real sense for those at the bottom was growing.

A huge part of 1.6 million Scots voted for independence because they saw that they didn’t have a future, not just for them but also for their children.

As part of Henry McLeish’s pitch he says Scottish Labour must split from UK party before Jeremy Corbyn wrecks chances of election win.

Jeremy Corbyn is not responsible for the decades of decline in Scotland for Labour; do you remember Jim Murphy and Co talking about deep seated problems?

How can any of that mess be laid at the door of Jeremy Corbyn when we think back to the 2007 election and the rapid decline at the 2011 Holyrood election blame should be assigned to those who ran bad campaigns!

So what happens if the Scottish Labour Party splits from the main party?

Will voters come flocking back to Scottish Labour because all their decisions will be made by people in Scotland?


People aren’t that simple and easily fooled; what the voters want in a politician?

They want them to take care of things on an industrial scale and when they come to them with a problem they want that problem fixed.
And that is a huge part of Labour’s problem, in the past some people simply relied on the huge majority of the electorate and as such some elected politicians just fobbed people off when they came through the door. Over time resentment grew and when the tipping point was reached we had the Westminster 2015 result.

After that, denial seemed to be entrenched as the Holyrood 2016 election campaign showed where some candidates standing simply didn’t try hard enough, especially when they ranked high on the list.

Henry McLeish says Corbyn was "not the answer" to Labour's decline, so who exactly is, someone in Scotland not by intellect but by having an address here, is that a criteria that makes any sense?

What I suspect is going on is sometime which I have touched on the push towards federalism, this is being done quietly by the Tories under the Constitutional Reform Group.

It seems that the ‘elite’ are trying to get a groundswell for federalism and make it out as a populist uprising.

Federalism doesn’t solve the constitutional question in the United Kingdom at this present moment in time, because people aren’t buying into it yet.

Henry McLeish is effectively in bed with the Tories, and the SNP will come along for the ride later down the line and try and squeeze in as the people who ‘done all the running’, but the reality is that the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon are just pawns who have little influence on events.

In 2014, they lost the Scottish Independence referendum badly!

For Henry McLeish to use the "discontent and bitter infighting" of the current leadership election shows he is just an opportunist since he was pushing separate party long before this contest was even thought of.

McLeish said:

"Regardless of the out -come an Independent Labour Party in Scotland is essential. He also added an independent Scottish Labour Party could be a "sister party" of UK Labour, which, he warned, had become dominated by "the interests of London, Westminster and England".

I just see Henry McLeish as a cheerleader for Scottish independence and a useful idiot for the SNP who occasionally throw him a bone.

I don’t see the majority of the Scottish Labour Party willing to vote for a split, this is wishful thinking on his part.

A question which might be worth asking is, does Henry McLeish have the best interests of the Scottish Labour Party at heart?

At the present moment, there isn’t a government in waiting sitting on the Labour benches at Holyrood having been pushed into third place.

To show that Henry McLeish is using the Leadership contest to his own ends:

Read this article of 2014, Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t even the Labour leader at that time, clearly McLeish falls into the category of not being the cream of political talent in Scotland.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Benefits of the Union, Nicola Sturgeon’s illiberal human rights abusing legislation is declared unlawful by the UK Supreme Court, SNP Named Person scheme yet again demonstrates that Sturgeon and her feral SNP mob are a complete laughing stock, who is the SNP Minister for Stupid ideas?

Dear All

I said in the past on social media and on the blog, the SNP don’t do Law well.

And if look at what Alistair Bonnington former Honorary Professor of Law, Glasgow University said about unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, you can get an insight how bad the SNP leadership has developed into.

Bonnington said:

“I fear I must accept responsibility here. I taught Nicola Sturgeon when she was in law classes at Glasgow University. I seem to have failed to instill in her the most basic rules of how the institutions of government work in the free world. We tried to teach that a one-party government which tramples on the independence of the other arms of the state, and indeed the independence of its own members, is the very antithesis of true democracy. How sad that we failed”.

The Offensive Behaviour at Football Act is regarded a shining example of how the supposed talented SNP is anything but!

Now we have the next failure of note being brought to Court, the UK Supreme Court, judges have just issued a judgment that Scottish Government's Named Person scheme is 'unlawful'.

Have you the ability to analysis; you must wonder how the Scottish Government's Named Person scheme ever got passed the discussion stage, why didn’t they know it was unlawful, and morally dubious?

The SNP leadership like in a bubble, the bubble is generally referred to as the SNP Cult, no one gets to disagree, no one gets to have an opinion, and the lower Cult members are nothing more than drones to leadership collective.

It is a great decision that a supposed SNP ‘flagship’ government plan to assign a state-appointed figure to oversee the welfare of every child in Scotland has been blocked.

If anyone asks you for an example of what are the benefits of the Union, tell them the UK Supreme Court!

Judges said the proposals breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Any half decent first year law student could fathom that out, and another question worth throwing in Nicola Sturgeon’s face is “why do you want to keep the Human Rights Act 1998 when you clearly don’t and your government clearly don’t understand what the Act means in practice”?

I suppose we have to look again what Bonnington said:

“I taught Nicola Sturgeon when she was in law classes at Glasgow University. I seem to have failed to in-still in her the most basic rules of how the institutions of government work in the free world.”

Sturgeon doesn’t just surround herself with the ‘thick’ she also surrounds herself with the ugly, old tactic of the insecure to make them look better, Nicola Sturgeon is no mastermind, no genius, no high flying lawyer.

She is a political failure, a schemer and not a very good schemer as her recent barmy outbursts have demonstrated to the Scottish public.

Campaigners supporting the No to Named Persons (NO2NP) campaign were celebrating their £250,000 legal case succeeded in the UK’s highest court this morning, it is a victory for democracy, a victory for common sense, and another sorry tale of Sturgeon’s failure to grasp what government is all about.

What it isn’t; is an SNP plaything to abuse!

Liz Smith, the Tory education spokeswoman at Holyrood, said:

"Clearly we don’t know what the court judgment will be, but irrespective of the outcome l am sure the majority of parents still want to see the scheme dropped. So too do the growing number of practitioners who believe the policy is unworkable and taking far too much focus away from our most vulnerable children. It is a deeply unpopular, illiberal policy which has become a real headache for the SNP. The First Minister should swallow her pride and end it now."

Nicola Sturgeon, the famous ‘tampax’ campaigner should outsource her barmy ideas and get the life outside the bubble view, clearly she has become a laughing stock.

It is time that the major press organisations flagged up her incompetence and hauled her ass over the coals rather than trying to promote her as a ‘star’, anyone can act like her, shouting isn’t a talent, playing the angry wee Nat role is play acting.

Scotland needs better than a shop soiled great white hopeless from Dreghorn, and we need that in place damn quick!

Finally, to Nicola Sturgeon, 'you ain't no thinker bruv, and sure as hell no statesman'!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Europe at War: President Hollande says France is now at war with so-called Islamic State terrorists after Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest was brutally murdered in his Normandy church attack while holding mass, his killers shot dead by French Police, France’s attitude is hardening

Dear All

Europe is in a state of de facto war, it has been for some time, we have seen Islamic terrorism spread right across the continent.

We saw the horror of Paris, we saw the slaughter in Nice, the multiple attacks in Germany, and now we have the slaughter of a Catholic Priest who had his throat slit in his own Church in the quiet Normandy village of Saint-√Čtienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen.

Civil war is coming to Europe, President Hollande says France now at war with so-called Islamic State terrorists. Unlike conventional warfare, there are no front lines; the enemy has been allowed to live in our society. They have formed no go areas in places they have made ghettos to breed distrust, recruit for terrorism and then act.

Politicians have said they are ignorant, how could they know this situation could have developed, well the people knew, that is why they are angry, not just in France but right across Europe.

My post of Dec 2015 makes it clear detention camps needs to be built in Europe.

If anything is going to bring to power the rise of the far right, this situation is tailor made to do so, keep an eye on Austria, the far right may take the Government since the election is being re-run.

Father Jacques Hamel, an 84-year-old priest in the quiet Normandy village of Saint-√Čtienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen didn’t deserve to die; he was a good man who devoted his life to the service of God and others.

His throat was slit in his own church.

Father Jacques Hamel was saying morning mass when two Islamic killers stormed in and took him and other people hostage, the terrorist pleased with their efforts decided to film the event, perhaps they wanted their handiwork to be posted on social media sites to encourage others to join their cause.

In what must be an embarrassing security lapse which will come back to haunt the Hollande Government, one of the terrorists, a 19-year-old trying unsuccessfully to travel to Syria to fight with IS.

Why was he allowed to walk the streets when the French knew he planned to be a terrorist?

Why did they think that having been in prison that an electronic tag would act as a deterrent?

Are these people who made the decision to let him out, plainly stupid?

The two Islamic terrorists had a rather short jihad, the police shot them dead as they attempted to leave the building.

The French it appears now have hardened their attitude to terrorism; it is shot to kill and taking no prisoners.

A nun named as Sister Danielle held captive said afterwards:

"They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself and that's when the tragedy happened. They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar in Arabic. It's a horror."

Europe will never be the same again, and it is only a matter of time before the backlash begins, what is needed in Europe is new leadership; the failure of the present political class is painfully obvious.

Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest will be a huge loss not just to the quiet Normandy village of Saint-√Čtienne-du-Rouvray but to France.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, July 25, 2016

Wave of Horror: 4 attacks hit Germany in one week, how much longer can Angela Merkel be allowed to continue as German leader, where is the leadership, where is the plan to cope?

Its SNP Grievance Monkey time: Nicola Sturgeon and her feral SNP mob come up with Five Key Brexit Tests to hoodwink Scottish people, the net result of this con trick is Sturgeon saying "Independence may emerge as the best option”, failed politician resorts to old cheap gimmick of the ‘five tests’, talk about deluded!

Dear All

Recently the public and the press have been treated to the spectacle of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon acting like a deluded fool.

People have remarked that she is carrying on like she is the leader of an independent country which she is not.

The leader of Scotland aboard is the Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

One of the aspects of a failing political leadership is the use of gimmicks.

When politicians get in trouble they seek to hoodwink the public because they know that they are on a sticky wicket.

Think right back to Gordon Brown’s five economic tests in the year 2000.

Why is that it wasn’t four or six or fifteen, why do they use five?

The use of the number five is a gimmick, not high enough to produce reams of work and data and not lower enough to be accused for being lightweight.

Now sixteen years down the line, we have unpopular Nicola Sturgeon coming up with guess what?

Five key Brexit tests!

The five key Brexit tests which she says could determine whether Scotland faces a second independence referendum within the next two years.

Nicola Sturgeon is attempting yet again another dishonest con trick on the Scottish people; there will not be a second referendum in Scotland in two years.

Sturgeon has no legal authority to call a second referendum, she will not get a section 30 order out of the Westminster Government, and she cannot run a referendum off her own bat through the Scottish Government.

I fought for Brexit in Scotland, and I did so on national and economic security grounds, something which Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t care about, have you seen how Europe is collapsing under terrorism?

Sturgeon is attempting to play mind games, at least in her little mind, she has drawn up a list of the "Scottish interests" she believes must be preserved as the UK withdraws from the Brussels bloc.
If you don’t know where this bed time story is heading, I will cut to the chase, Nicola Sturgeon after pre angst and post angst will declare that Scotland needs a second referendum to join the EU.

She will cite that Scotland's voice isn’t being heard and the SNP (Scotland) wishes aren’t being respected.

You probably guess it grievance monkey time, no different form all grievance monkey time done by the Scottish National Party.

UK Government have declared  the idea of a Brexit deal that would allow Scotland to remain in the EU is a non-starter, no part of a country in this case the UK can hold EU membership, it’s all in or all out, no middle ground.

Alan Cumming, the actor and Yes campaigner recently caused an outcry when he blamed Brexit on "stupid English people", you may remember his arse was flung out of a Glasgow Casino for doing a handstand.

I don’t think with people of this calibre backing Sturgeon, the majority of Scots have anything to worry about. His comment on "stupid English people" regarding Brexit will be seen for what it is, the ravings of a nutter. Cummings reminds me of Bob Geldof and his ‘fuck the poor’ episode on the Thames, little rich men playing at politics badly.

Nicola Sturgeon said:

"I am determined that we find or create the options that best preserve the five key interests that depend on our relationship with the EU. Our democratic interests - the need to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard and our wishes respected. Our economic interests - safeguarding free movement of labour, access to a single market of 500 million people and the funding that our farmers and universities depend on. Our interests in social protection - ensuring the continued protection of workers’ and wider human rights. Our interest in solidarity - the ability of independent nations to come together for the common good of all our citizens, to tackle crime and terrorism and deal with global challenges like climate change. And our interest in having influence - making sure that we don't just have to abide by the rules of the single market but also have a say in shaping them."

As we graphically saw in the Brexit campaign, the EU takes no notice of the wishes of member states; so how is it that Nicola Sturgeon thinks she can shape anything?

Do you see now why people are saying that she is an embarrassment to Scotland?

If the UK was snubbed by Brussels and we were footing 20% of the entire EU budget, what chance does Sturgeon think she will have with a country which would fail to meet the criteria for entry based on its economic deficit?
Finally, are you are familiar with the old saying ‘all roads lead to Rome’?

Well in Scotland, all political gimmicks by Nicola Sturgeon lead to a Scottish independence referendum, the main problem for her are that ‘events’ as we have seen have been taken completely out of her hands.

She has got nothing to bargain with, nothing to offer and her support is dropping; the window for Scottish independence has closed for the foreseeable future.

And let’s get it straight, Scotland and its people will not vote for independence under her spineless useless leadership or that of the SNP run by another deluded fool.

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Another step is taken, the road to ‘civil war’ in Europe gets closer as Muslim Gunman murders 9 people in Munich, this time the terrorist targeted the Kids of Munich at a fast food outlet near a shopping mall, Europe is shaping up to be the new ‘Middle East’ battlefield

Dear All

Another step on the road to civil war in Europe has been taken by the Munich killings that have left nine innocent people dead and another 21 people injured.

Yet again, terrorism has reared its ugly head in Europe.

Do you remember what I recent stated what was going to happen in Europe re terrorism?

I stated in my post of 19th July that violence in Europe would escalate upwards, and that you could expect attacks at large soft targets, football matches, concerts and ultimately schools.

I said “ultimately schools” because I recognised that the terrorists would ultimately single out children to be killed.

An eye witness to the killings in Munich said to CNN:

"He's killing the children. The children were sitting to eat. They can't run."

You can listen to her account here:

One the things that the mainstream liberal press has decided to do is to paint the Munich murderer as being a mentally ill loner.

How did the Iranian –German Muslim get the gun he used to murder people?

How did he acquire the 300 rounds of ammunition in his rucksack, the Germans have strict firearms control in their country.

One of the other eye witnesses has said that the shopping centre gunman screamed:

'I'm German' and 'Allahu Akbar'.

The gunman did not have a licence for the weapon he used which was a Glock 17, a popular firearm used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. 

Glocks can come with high magazine capacity, 17 rounds of 9×19mm Parabellum rounds, standard ammunition in through-out Europe.

The killer has been named as Ali Sonboly, an 18-year-old Iranian, who has been living in Munich for over two years.

Munich police chief described Soboly as a 'classical shooter without any political motivation' and added that he committed suicide as he was not shot by police.

This statement that he had no political motivation seems to be rather off the cuff, it is too early to have built up a complete investigation in his life and what connections he had made and with whom.

French President Francois Hollande branded the killings a 'terrorist attack'.

He said:

“The terrorist attack that struck Munich killing many people is a disgusting act that aims to foment fear in Germany after other European countries. Germany will resist, it can count on France's friendship and cooperation”. 

I suppose a question which will occupy German intelligence and other agencies in Europe is how many ‘lone wolf’ attacks will happen and is there a pattern emerging?

On twitter several controversial twitter users have expressed their outrage over Munich.

“Another well integrated Muslim migrant commits mass slaughter. How's that "diversity" working for you?”

You should read the twitter feed #Munichshootings to give you an overview of the public mood.

Some other tweets which caught my eye are these ones:

“When you shout Allahu Akhbar before killing children your motive is Wahhabism”.

Mensch is the former Conservative MP.

“Why a terrorist shoots kids at McDonald's: destabilization. Goal: make West as unstable as East.” #MunichShooting

I think this is a fair assessment which is no doubt sitting on the desks of countless intelligence agencies right across the EU.  

The attack paralysed the southern German city of Munich, bringing renewed fears of terrorism to mainland Europe just a week after the Nice atrocity and the another teenager attacker who launched an ISIS-inspired axe attack on a German train.

One thing is certain, Europe is fast approaching a state of civil war, with the targeting of the kids of Munich; this is a significant development.

I seriously doubt that Angela Merkel can continue as the leader of Germany, it is in the interests of Europe that she is removed from power. 

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Angry Little Man of Europe, SNP MEP Alyn Smith gets back to ‘begging’ again, this time the future unemployed MEP wants to be Deputy Leader of the SNP, he pleads: 'Make me Nicola Sturgeon's roving sherpa', honestly someone get this loser an application for KFC, and evening classes in ‘do you want fries with that’!

Dear All

Prior to me joining the joining the Brexit campaign, I wasn’t impressed with the SNP MEPs, they had over the course of their tenure at the European Parliament accomplished nothing of note.

Can you think of anything significant that the SNP have done in Europe?

The only thing which has brought him any attention is this speech in the European Parliament where he was pining for the loss of his job.

In the video he says:

“do not let Scotland down”.

For the record, I didn’t let Scotland down; I was one of the people who helped to lead the people of Scotland towards the light, towards democracy, while this clown wanted to see Europe rule us from afar.

Like the rest of the fake Nationalists in the SNP, I don’t see them or Alyn Smith has having Scotland’s people best interests at heart.

Now, while the post of SNP Deputy Leader being vacated by the fact the former holder Stewart Hosie has disgraced himself by his squalid little affair behind his wife’s back, Alyn Smith sees an opportunity for possible future candidate selection either at Holyrood or Westminster.

The favourite as I understand it is the buffoon Angus Robertson, the Englishman born in Wimbledon, London who likes to try and pass himself off as Scottish.

In this contest I route for no one, because no one is likeable or indeed capable as I see it.

As the contest begins to hot up the future unemployed MEP Alyn Smith is back at the ‘begging game’.

MEP Alyn Smith pleads: 'Make me Nicola Sturgeon's roving sherpa'.

So what is a Sherpa?

No, he doesn’t want to be a British Leyland van, he wants to be a guide but another definition of Sherpa is working as a ‘porter’, the guy carrying the bags up the mountain.

As part of his pitch to the SNP members, he says that attitudes to Scottish independence have almost completely reversed on the continent after previously being hostile. If you think back to unpopular Nicola Sturgeon trotting off to Brussels, she had her ass handed to her by the Europeans.

With the people that matter, Nicola Sturgeon found no room at the inn!

Alyn Smith wanting to be a "freelance, roving sherpa" should is qualify him as a potential SNP deputy leader, he appears to want to continue his European lifestyle and then probably get in somewhere for an earner.

Other contenders for the deputy leader role are Westminster group leader Angus Robertson, MP Tommy Sheppard and Inverclyde councillor Christopher McEleny.

Not exactly a host of talent, Sheppard has no chance, McEleny has an outsider’s chance, and Robertson arguably has the best, and probably the support of the Cult leaders.

As to Alyn Smith’s claim that him winning the SNP's deputy leadership would add weight to his continental charm offensive that is just nonsense, if you can’t win by the strength of your arguments then clearly you don’t have a case worth considering.

Alyn Smith should remember that the facts speak for themselves, bed stories are soon forgotten.

I have to say that helping put Alyn Smith and Ian Hudghton (SNP President) out of a job is one of the highlights of my political career, as I took him apart along with Ming Campbell while I was a guest on the BBC Big Debate radio show. If you managed to listen to that 10th June show, you would have heard awful defence of the EU by Smith.

Alyn Smith left the BBC an angry wee man who drowned in his own rhetoric.

I take great satisfaction in removing this deadbeat who accomplished nothing of note.

Pack your bags Smith; you’re history, not part of history, and don’t cling onto hope for SNP Deputy Leader, that is a bridge too far for you as well!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University