Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Unpopular First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that the SNP plan to vote on English matters, having run a technically bad indyref campaign operationally, the unionists need to tell Sturgeon that there will be no deals, no coalition and no talks, why be stupid and fall for the SNP ploy to let them stoke up resentment on "English Votes for English Laws" from within.

Dear All

Firstly, happy New Year, sorry I am rather late in getting that out, but better late than never.

Secondly, I have been rather quiet on the blogging and twitter front of late, the reason is I am seriously ill, in December, I was emergency admitted to hospital. Being in hospital is certainly an experience I don’t wish on anyone.

I was very lucky as for the most part the staff were great as was my GP who effectively saved my life, I was dying; my internal organs were all shutting down and I was in agony.

I have since been stablised and ordered to take it easy; I am still not out of the woods yet.

That being said, I have missed out on what has been going on for the last three months, anyway back to blogging, but just for today.

Kenny MacAskill has been sacked as Justice Minister, I said this should happen; unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is only two years behind me.

Mike Russell has been sacked as Education Minister, I also said this should happen; unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is only two years behind me there also.

Both of these incompetents had to be fired, so, George Laird right again, the first ‘George Laird right again’ of 2015.

Now, onto current, SNP MPs will vote on English health matters in the next parliament, while in the SNP, I spoke out that SNP MPs should be playing a full and proper role in the Westminster Parliament.

Now, the SNP has came round to the George Laird view but for the wrong reasons.

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, yet again, years behind George Laird thinking, this U turn by the SNP isn’t about doing the right thing in the interest of English patients; it is all about positioning her party for a possible deal to prop up a minority Labour government.

I seriously doubt Ed Miliband would offer a deal as it seems highly unlikely and would undermined Scottish Labour.

Westminster parties cannot and should not enter into any deals with the SNP, although they might consider this as a short term fix, in the long term, it would be storing up trouble on both sides of the border.

The independence campaign will be remembered for the defeat of Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond, but also for the anti English campaign which was run in Scotland. One should ask if as the Nationalists claim everything is the fault of the English, then why are they voting with them?

The SNP need a deal from any unionist party to try and push for devo max by holding a gun to Westminster’s head!
This election in 2015 could be very difficult for the unionist parties as they are all acting losers.

Labour voted in Jim Murphy, he is supposed to be a new broom, but Labour needs more than someone who drinks irn bru and can stand on a couple of plastic crates.

People need a vote reason to vote Labour, Murphy’s 100 day tour was great for him in terms of publicity for him, but in the wider sense, it done nothing, the people of Scotland won the Scottish independence debate not Jim Murphy.

When he and others wake up to that reality, maybe they will get their act together, a bad election in 2015, will be the precursor of an even worse one in 2016.

Opinion polls at present look bad for unionist parties, and in particular the Labour Party who stand to lose seats.

Perhaps Team Murphy will have to find out the hard way that ‘gimmicks’ don’t works and also that the New Labour revival plans will really died a painful death at the ballot box if they think business as usual.

Scots Tory leader Ruth Davidson who may not have a single MP after the 2015 election said:

"The SNP had previously taken a principled stance on this matter but it now seems principle goes out the window if it means stitching together a coalition deal with Labour
"We need to be clear - the price of that SNP deal would be to put our defences at risk and tear up the stable tax and spend system which keeps Britain's economy secure.
"It also risks letting independence in by the back door."

Although the SNP were defeated at the indyref, what we should all remember is that they didn’t work very well together. Better Together ran an operational poor campaign on the ground.

In simple terms it was like they couldn’t give a rat’s arse, well now they are paying for it, as to the Smith Commission, that was a betrayal of Scots who vote No.

Well done the Tories….. not!

Yes, that really was non strategic thinking, Professor Adam Tomkins spoke of the hell of that campaign, well, does he has transport because he and others might be making a return visit.

The SNP aren’t interested in helping English people, this really comes down to a ploy to stoke up resentment to fuel demands for "English Votes for English Laws".

Wakey wakey people, collectively the unionist parties should jointly say in an official statement there will be no deals with the SNP prior to the 2015 election.

Make the SNP what they really are irrelevant.

Oh and again sorry for being away so long, which I have to do so again, back in about two weeks hopefully.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Unpopular SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says “Westminster will be 'shaking in its boots”, Alex Salmond wants to return to Westminster, is there anyone seriously scared of a man who is married to a woman old enough to be his mother, wrong again Nicola!

Dear All

Delusion plays a fundamental part of Scottish National Party politics.

Scotland’s unpopular First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that:

“Westminster will be 'shaking in its boots”.


It is because Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has decided to attempt to return to Westminster.

Why Sturgeon thinks a man who is married to a woman old enough to be his mother could frighten anyone is beyond me.

Such people are laughed.

If Alex Salmond does return to Westminster, he returns a loser, the man who lost the attempt to win Scottish independence, in reality his bid was never credible because it was based on lies, lies and lies.

Salmond and Sturgeon would have plunged Scotland into chaos because of their illiterate economic policies particularly since it was based on oil, and that price has fallen through the floor.

The idea he would head a “strong group” of SNP MPs is equally bizarre, if you think back to 2010 and his ‘elect a local champion’ campaign, it was stuffed fill of his and Sturgeon’s cronies, people who were not local and importantly not champions either.

The SNP entered that election with previously having 7 MPs, the day after the vote, they had 6 MPs.

No one believed the nonsense of electing a local champion, because it didn’t exist.

As to Salmond saying he will hold the will hold the balance of power in the next UK government, again this is delusion, there is no deals to make by the unionists, even if the SNP did get an increase in numbers.

Clearly the strategy is to plan a campaign of grievance regarding the Smith Commission report that somehow Scotland has been robbed and cheated.

We weren’t, we were asked did we want independence and the majority said no, that being said, many unhelpful interventions were made by people on the unionist side.

The people of Scotland won the Scottish independence referendum not the unionist politicians who efforts were in some case particularly poor, it is an open secret that Better Together in Glasgow was exceptional poorly run, these people are now helping run the Labour MP Jim Murphy campaign.

With Alex Salmond standing it was thought he would face off against Liberal Democrat Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey. It now seems that he plans to stand in Gordon were Sir Malcolm Bruce is retiring. Lib Dem candidate is Christine Jardine who isn’t exactly a superstar politically, she said the area had been “short-changed” during Mr Salmond’s time as first minister.

She added:

“The people of Gordon deserve better, just as they deserve an MP who will stand up for what’s important to them, not chase their personal political agenda at the cost of what’s best for the people of the North-east. I intend to be a strong voice for all the people of Gordon.”

Jardine will have to hope that people will back the Lib Dem brand.

Sir Malcolm Bruce won a credible majority of 6,748 over the SNP in 2010,

He said:

“People in Gordon rejected the first minister’s independence plans overwhelmingly at the referendum. I am sure that they would be delighted to have the chance to reject him again in May. Bring it on.”

The Lib Dems will have to work their socks off as the SNP will flood the area to try and get Alex Salmond elected to keep him out of Holyrood so Sturgeon doesn’t look like his puppet.

Salmond said:

“The North-east of Scotland has led the way in Scottish politics before, and I believe we can do it again next May.”

The North East massively rejected independence in Salmond’s own backyard, he should remember that, also the anti English hate campaign run in places likes Glasgow will not work in the North East.

Interestingly, Salmond said that would not seek to replace deadbeat SNP MP Angus Robertson as SNP group leader at Westminster.

If anyone should be removed from that position it should be Angus Robertson, he leads nothing and does it exceptionally poorly.

Obviously the SNP want a Labour Government to try and get more power, but it may transpire that although wanting a deal, Salmond will get nothing; people could be facing the prospect that there may be a hung parliament and it could be Ukip that is calling the shots.
If that is the case, the Nationalists will have nowhere to go politically.

Lib Dem candidate Christine Jardine exactly isn’t the best choice for the Liberal Democrats, they will have tope their brand is the key factor with voters, that and many people’s dislike of Alex Salmond personally.

Yours sincerely

George Laird 
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Four senior SNP councillors in Paisley are suspended for burning Smith Commission report, it seems the pathetic inept leadership of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is falling apart already, many nationalist idiots rushed to the defend ‘book burning’, 1930’s Germany book burning was common to silence other opinions

Dear All

There is a consider lack of talent in the Scottish National Party, I have said this for years on end.

In a word, you could aptly describe some of their elected representatives and prospective candidates as dross!

And that would be the kind version.

Four deadbeat nationalist councillors decided as a stunt to film themselves burning a copy of the Smith Commission report.

During the 1930’s, it was popular with the Nazis in Germany to burn anti German literature so that other voices and opinions were silenced.

Fast forward to 2014, we have people connected to the senior leadership of the SNP doing likewise.

I previously blogged that the SNP have voted for the return of fascism, in a party led by the stupid, you can’t expect much better.

To show how incredibly stupid beyond belief they are, the four nationalist councillors thought it was a good idea to upload the video to YouTube.

Sadly for them, others have copied it so, the SNP ‘book burning’ scene is still kicking around on the internet, how lucky for them…. Not!

After the ‘stars’ put up their work, it was swiftly deleted, allegedly prompted some kind of anger and embarrassment among the SNP leadership.

Sturgeon is apt at doing fake outrage.

Anyway, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is now First Minister of Scotland, she is at present trying to re-invent herself as a “caring individual”, which is a bit of a stretch when you remember she left Scots women to die from cancer because they could get the right cancer drugs.

The three councillors who were caught on film are Brian Lawson, Will Mylet and Mags MacLaren.

Nobodies in reality; typical cannon fodder in the party, the director of photography was SNP Cllr Kenny MacLaren who was behind the camera. Holywood won’t be calling probably on the basis; the idiot didn’t use a tripod to steady the shot.

All the cretins who took part have since been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing which I suspect will be a farce, Ms MacLaren runs transport minister Derek Mackay's constituency office.

Derek MacKay is a rat but also part of the SNP clique that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon relies on, MacLaren’s husband also involved is a researcher for SNP MSP Stuart McMillan.

I haven’t blogged on the Smith Commission recommendations, published last week because it was always going to be a pre determined offer, a form of dog and pony show to give the appearance of democracy.

Westminster had an offer.

Although, it has been largely been hailed by the pro-union parties as delivering on the pre-referendum 'vow', the SNP see it differently, in fact the Smith Commission was rushed, pushed through to clear the way for the Westminster 2015 election, not more, I would have given it more time.

Sturgeon said:

“Many people are disappointed with the result of the referendum and the level of devolution recommended by the Smith Commission, however Scotland will only make progress if we debate our views openly and with respect”.

The “many” she refers to is a minority, and as to the crap of “debate our views openly and with respect”, she is a two faced rat, she just covers it up better than most and the press goes along with it.

On the burning incident:

“It is essential that in that debate, conduct does not fall short of the high standard that is rightly expected by the public. My clear view is that setting fire to something because you don’t agree with it is not acceptable behaviour.”

That is code for the SNP wanting to be seen as victims for the 2015 election with Sturgeon playing the woman who has been wronged. If that is her tactic, she should wake up to the fact that the majority of Scots can’t stand her personally, she is on the ticking clock like ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond towards the exit.

Labour MP Jim McGovern said the burning of the report was reminiscent to the actions of the Nazis burning books before the Second World War.

Funny how many different types of Scots recognise the connection between 1930’s Germany and 2014 Scotland under the SNP.

Speaking at the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, the Dundee politician said:

"I have quite often read books and followed documentaries about pre-war Germany, and one of them was where ... the National Socialist Party, which became obviously the Nazis, burned the books. Yesterday, apparently, SNP elected members filmed themselves burning copies of the Smith Commission report."
Lord Smith, author of the report responded:

"I'm chairman of the Green Investment Bank - I'd rather they had recycled them."

I expect many copies will be!

So, there will be a farce of a disciplinary hearing in the SNP, the way I found they operate is to effective accuse you of being guilty and for you to prove you are innocent. You have to explain yourself, my "hearing" which I blogged on shows how corrupt the SNP system actually is, justice isn't part of it in the same way it wasn't of the Nazis Courts. 

During the Nazis era, this is exactly how they operate, accusation equals guilt.

Interim leader of Scottish Labour, Anas Sarwar, called on Sturgeon to issue a personal apology to Lord Smith for the behaviour of her councillors.

Don’t see that happen, the SNP leadership doesn’t take responsibility for anything.

Unsurprisingly many nationalists rose to the defence of the councillors in defiance of the SNP leadership, it seems Sturgeon isn’t just unpopular, no one respects her authority either.

I will be putting up a ‘director’s cut’ of these fools, you should listen to the voice of the main star in the video, he comes across in my mind as a complete cretin which begs the question, how can he be employed as a researcher!

Obviously there are a few bams in Paisley who like to film their stupidity for the rest of the world to see!

And they are all close to the senior leadership surrounding unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’ Nicola likes them thick to secure her position, you only have to look at Glasgow SNP, wall to wall cretins down in councillor group.

Yours sincerely

George Laird 
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pop Singer Myleene Klass ‘wipes the floor’ with Labour leader Ed Miliband over mansion tax, at the top and bottom of society the Labour Party aren’t listening to people who put them into power, the Labour Party is imploding because the product is tainted

Dear All

It seems that Labour leader Ed Miliband isn’t looking like a Prime Minister in waiting but more like a dog to kick as you pass it by.

Recently Ed Miliband was dragged over the coals by Myleene Klass, the ex model and Hear’Say singer, she utterly savaged him on TV and wiped the floor that people began tweeting that she should stand for Prime Minister.

To make matter worse, if they can get any worse, he has been mocked for “fewer people in Scotland believing in his leadership than the Loch Ness monster”.

The brutal barb happened during exchanges across the dispatch box during fierce exchanges in Prime Minister’s questions.

And things don’t look too rosy in the Garden from his supporters as there was a failed coup from Labour backbenchers to remove him as Labour leader.

The incident with Mylene Klass on ITV’s Agenda is fairly interesting in that people are getting angry with Labour, voters are leaving the party behind to transfer their votes elsewhere to parties such as Ukip.

On top of that Labour members are leaving the party resulting in Labour branches shutting down.

It seems that the Labour Party could be reaching a tipping point where people of the UK think that Labour’s time is over.

What does Labour stand for?

This is a question asked by many and few if any can answer, the Labour Party is run by a professional elite straight out of University and College, they don’t connect with ordinary people, they don’t take their problems on board and their public service ethos is questionable.

The extent that Mylene Klass tore into Miliband’s proposal for a levy on properties worth more than £2 million shows how deep the Labour Party’s problems are. In Scotland, there is a Labour leadership contest doing on, but that is in the shadow of only 1 in 50 Scots having full trust in Ed Miliband.

Labour is in trouble on both sides of the border, many people I know hope that Labour MP Jim Murphy wins the election to be Scottish leader, but Labour need more than a personality, it isn’t simply about having a smart mouth at FMQs which are a joke.

It is about delivering for people who attend the surgeries of MP, MSP and Councillors, it is about rebuilding trust, it is about new vision, fresh talent and a real commitment to public service.
If Jim Murphy wins, he will need to have a cull because the problems go beyond more than image.

Scotland is different post 18th September, it isn’t business as usual and if the Labour Party do not adjust to the radical change then; they will start to sink towards the levels of Conservative support; more newer parties will enter the market making a return to power very difficult.

Ed Miliband became the leader of the Labour Party through the Union votes, perhaps it is time that voting is restricted to Labour Party members only. At present rather than being the voice of the people, Ed Miliband is looking like someone who doesn’t understand or fails to understand the concerns of people.

Immigration is a problem, his solution is to talk utter rubbish and ignore the ordinary people of the UK, but guess what; they have clicked on to the fact that they can just ignore him and cast their vote elsewhere.

Things for the Labour Party are particularly bad in Scotland, down south you can multiply that problem x 10 and still have room for others.

In 2015, Ed Miliband might not be Prime Minister because he might not have a seat in the House of Commons.

Maybe he should think on that!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Labour MSP Neil Findlay is 'closing gap' to be Scottish Labour against Jim Murphy, he says if elected he will campaign against Trident, copying SNP student politics to pander to unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is just risible, guess what Neil, your policies stink

Dear All

In May 2012, I was at the BBC Big Indy Debate, I have written on this before, during the programme, I got to speak, I said that any credible bid for independence had to have a commitment to Nato and a commitment to retain Faslane as a nuclear submarine base.

The Scottish Labour Party is without a leader since Johann Lamont stepped down, three people have put their names in for members to consider, they are Labour MP Jim Murphy, Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack.

In reality, it is a two horse race between Murphy and Findlay.

Whoever wins that election cannot simply think that there can be business as usual, the Labour vote has collapsed in Scotland, not only that the Labour Party structures appear to be in need of reform, not just in terms of their practices but also who they allow to run their operations.

Scottish Labour needs a new vision, new direction, new ideas, fresh talent and a cull to turn around their decline. They have reached a tipping point where things could turn extremely bad for them, so it is important who the next leader is.

Neil Findlay who is a Scottish Labour leadership candidate has promised to oppose Trident.

On that basis alone, he is showing he isn’t the person to be the leader that Scottish Labour needs in the Holyrood Parliament.  Findlay says he would lobby Ed Miliband not to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent if Labour wins the general election.

That would be a complete waste of time, because the Scottish Labour MPs would be under the control of the House of Commons whips, he also says he accepts defence should remain reserved to Westminster.

This is student politics, this is rubbish, this isn’t the way forward for Labour in Scotland.

Findlay doesn’t get it, his task isn’t to woo the party’s Left wing by promising to oppose the renewal of Trident; his task is to convince people to come back to voting for the Scottish Labour Party if he wins the contest.

Neil Findlay by admitting that Miliband would have the final say rather doesn’t address the real issues for Labour in Scotland, Neil Findlay or Jim Murphy would be the leader in Scotland while Ed Miliband isn’t there.

So, the leadership; isn’t leadership but rather middle management.

The ‘boss’ down the road makes the decisions, the Scottish leader in effective does housekeeping, also as everyone knows, Scottish Labour isn’t a separate party to the Labour Party. 

No one including Ed Miliband is going to devolve control over defence to the Scottish Parliament.

Neil Findlay says he is a contender for the leadership, but, someone should ask him why he is pandering to the nonsense of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.

Is she going to save your party?

Findlay appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show said the Scottish party should have more autonomy. He says by way of example, that Scottish Parliament should have the power to bring the railways back under public control. He would also like to see the tearing up private finance deals that have funded new roads, schools and hospitals.

Who was it that brought PFI in?

It was the Labour Party, short term thinking to try and make themselves look good, not solving problems but storing up financial disasters which would come back to haunt them in the future. 

Jim Murphy’s campaign has had to move ground to continue to pledge support for existing measures introduced by the SNP who bought the vote. He is also calling for cross-party talks on funding for elderly people’s services, including free personal care, the NHS, pensions and bus passes.

In the early days of her leadership Johann Lamont called for a public debate about the long-term affordability of populist policies such as free prescriptions but she never produced any firm recommendations.

Basically what she needed to say was that there would be no free prescriptions or council tax freezes for rich people, she failed that test and couldn’t get motivated to do anything about it.

Part of leadership is to have the answers to problems, so it is highly unlikely that there will be cross party talks on the issues Murphy mentioned, and still no word about Government or local government reform which was pushed onto the back burners because no one has a clue how to turn round the public sector. It is no good taking the railways into the public sector if the talent isn’t there to run them properly.

There cannot be a return to the 1970’s or 1980’s.

The United Kingdom is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, all the main countries such as America, Britain, China, France and Russia, are all nuclear nations. It is highly doubtful any British Government regardless of party politics will put the seat on the Security Council in jeopardy. 

Neil Findlay could be the next leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, but so far he looks likely to implode their vote.

It may have escaped his notice, but the Nationalists have campaigned on Trident removal at every Westminster and the public has generally said ‘piss off’.

Only an outright idiot would sign up for Trident removal.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University