Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pep talk by unpopular Nicola Sturgeon doesn't work out, Scotland's future lame duck First Minister tries and fails to inspire and be a leader of men

Scottish National Party votes against UK Government’s attempt to save innocent Iraqi civilians from Isis terrorists, major foreign policy blunder by SNP, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon leads backward small minded party, irrelevant on the World stage

Dear All

Last week on the 18th September 2014 about 1.6 million people in Scotland made a massive mistake, they voted for Scottish independence. If they had been successful it would have been a disaster domestically and internationally for Scots. Scotland is not ready to be an independent country, and the SNP have had their chance, their day is gone!

2 million people including myself voted No; it was the right thing to do, at the right time and for the right reasons!

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are completely unworthy and more importantly unfit to lead an independent Scotland.

After getting taken up the ‘political arse’ by 2 million Scots, Salmond took the petted lip. You would have thought after such extensive ‘political bummage’, the First Minster would have a ‘big smile’ on his face. To add to his tale of woe, he got booed at the Ryder Cup, deservedly so in my opinion.

Apparently there is also supposed to be a book in the pipeline about the Scottish independence referendum, I have been thinking about a suitable title for quite a while now, what sums up the Scottish National Party campaign as a title:

‘Born for Bum’!    

The Scottish National Party like to make out they have all the answers, but the reality is just as they were on the wrong side of history regarding independence, they are also on the wrong side of history regarding the problems in Iraq. In the world of international diplomacy, the Scottish National Party does particularly badly; they stumble about doing the politics of the student union.

As regular readers you will remember I have attended BBC independence debates both on TV and radio, one of the debates hosted by Gordon Brewer was held in Paisley, Gordon dubbed the audience the ‘Paisley Buddies’. During that show, the issue of Iraq and Isis came up, the politicians did the standard ‘isn’t it very terrible’ and ‘we need peace and to send supplies’. On the thorny issue of airstrikes, the MSPs particularly the SNP didn’t want to commit themselves. Gordon Brewer asked me did I support airstrikes. I immediately said “Yes”, but more than that, I said the Iraqi Government needed to send a request to Nato for a land force to re-occupy Iraq in order to protect the innocent civilian population and re-establish security and governance.

It is a job that must be done!

Two day later Prime Minister David Cameron said that Isis represented a threat to British National security and about five days after that President Obama made a statement about sending 300 advisors to assist the Iraqi government. Fast forward to present day, the allies have started come round to the George Laird view.

The House of Commons have voted by a majority for armed intervention against IS extremists in Iraq.  Opening the debate Prime Minister David Cameron told MPs Britain should not entirely "subcontract" to other countries' air forces the task of defeating an organisation which had murdered a British hostage. The killings by Isis show that they are nothing more than terrorists and criminals, they don’t recognise innocents in war; they have no code and are without honour, they are just recreational killers who don’t care who they kill, main or torture. Isis represents an unacceptable threat on the borders of Nato.

Cameron said:

"This is not a threat on the far side of the world. Left unchecked, we will face a terrorist caliphate on the shores of the Mediterranean, bordering a Nato member, with a declared and proven determination to attack our country and our people. This is not the stuff of fantasy - it is happening in front of us and we need to face up to it. The hallmarks of this campaign will be patience and persistence, not shock and awe."

The Prime Minster is right when he says that this will be a lengthy engagement, a mission that would take "not just months but years". In short, the allies left Iraq too soon for the government to establish total control of the country, major mistakes were made by not using the defeated Iraqi army and administration which was already there, in the vacuum this allowed terrorists to operate and flourish.

Now, look lets look at the Scottish National Party coming out of the ‘greatest political ass raping’ at the ballot box in living memory. Losing 28 areas out of 32 including all the SNP heartlands with the exception of Dundee, a total massacre, led to defeat by Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon. You would think that after being rejected by Scots on the independence issue because they are cranks, this would prompt a re-think of strategy.

No, no, no!

It is still the same miserable mindset that got them beaten being demonstrated, SNP MPs have voted against armed intervention against IS extremists. Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said recently about how the SNP needed a ‘different approach’.

To show how, out of touch with reality the party actually is, the SNP voted against the plan for air-strikes to save lives because, it said, the UK Government strategy lacked a coherent post-conflict peace plan.

Innocent people are being tortured, maimed and murdered and these clowns want to ‘jaw jaw jaw’ like they are at a student debate, how many more people have to have their fucking heads cut off before it sinks in at the SNP something needs to be done now?

As to "mission creep" as articulated by the Nationalists, we are already in a third Iraq war, its time to gear up, lock and load, and act.

English SNP MP Angus Robertson is the Nationalists' foreign affairs spokesman, he is also as I recall their defence spokesman, he pissed that position straight up against the wall with the Nationalist defence plan for an independent Scotland, pure back of a fag packet stuff. Yet again, the people of Scotland backed Trident, a key failure of the SNP strategy for independence.

Robertson said:

"We do need to support the Iraqi government, a government hopefully not pursuing sectarian politics. We need to support the Kurdish government; we need to stop equivocating just because that maybe a government that pursues self-determination in the future. We need to support regional responsibility, stability, economic development, a stand against extremism from the neighbouring countries."

Isis cut people’s fucking heads off; they don’t do regional responsibility, stability and economic development.

Robertson added, it would be much better if there were an express UN motion covering action against the IS threat. Given Russia’s action in Ukraine, it is doubtful that Russia would sign up to military action; that foreign policy blunder is down to Putin.

People, Robertson says are right to be sceptical because they had heard strong justifications in recent years for intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya that is about the only thing which is touches on as having any sense attached to it.  

The motion before the House of Commons he said "does support bombing but there is not a single mention in it anywhere about a strategy or plan to win the peace. The motion asks for a green light for military action which could last for years (but) there is no commitment in the motion for post-conflict resolution."

Apparently that is the feeble reason; the SNP would not support the UK Government motion.

Politically backward!

We are just about to enter the ‘era of tokenism’ under the inept leadership of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon who was as equally to blame for losing the Scottish independence referendum. Sturgeon isn’t a leader of men, so it is highly doubtful that she would back the required military action that is needed to protect Iraqi civilians. There has to be an occupation force sent in with vast numbers and resources to work jointly with the Iraqi army.

As to Syria, a mistake was made there supporting the rebels, the West need to restore diplomatic relations to assist the Syrian Government restore order. In an ideal world proper democracy would be the norm, in the Middle East matters are complicated and the West needs to work constructive.

On the brink of the Sturgeon era, the SNP enters it with a massive political failure under its belt regarding foreign policy, just as unpopular Nicola Sturgeon left Scots women to die of cancer by failing to ensure proper drugs were made available, the SNP are not supporting saving the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians.

Given this disastrous foreign policy intervention by the SNP who can deny the SNP are completely out of their depth politically, and as to unpopular Nicola Sturgeon being the “best person for the job” of First Minister, I think we already know the answer to that domestic question.


The SNP leadership should just stick to eating curries and let that be the limit of their foreign policy decision making interventions.

Finally, Angus Robertson foreign affairs spokesman is simply pitiful, as Prime Minister David Cameron aptly put it in the House of Commons previously …. ‘will you fuck off’!

Robertson really is a little Englander in every sense of the word.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon emerges to replace Alex Salmond as First Minister, is Sturgeon who left Scots women to die of cancer the “best person for the job”, the George Laird view is No, an angry wee Nat full of bile and hate isn’t going to unite anything much less a people

Dear All

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “more convinced than ever” that Scotland will one day be independent.

If you saw the look on her face as she sat in the BBC independence debate hosted by Gordon Brewer, you might have cause to question her sudden reconversion to faith.

But lets us remember this simple fact, Alex Salmond got taken up the political arse by about 2,000,000 people on the 18th September.

That is a heavy pounding in ‘terms of the debate’!

In fact it is enough to make your eyes water.

Now, that Alex Salmond has resigned, and given that the Scottish National Party is run as a one man band, the leadership has firewalled themselves by promoting idiots of no consequence into positions of power, there is no one credible to mount a challenge to Nicola Sturgeon.

Sturgeon isn’t a leader of men, she isn’t likeable and she isn’t a social justice champion.

She is a poor choice for the leadership of what is supposed to be a Nationalist party.

Nicola Sturgeon left Scots women to die of cancer by failing to provide the same cancer drugs available in England. The sycophants in the SNP never raised their voice against this state of affairs.

In her attempt to appear meaningful Sturgeon said that independence can only happen when Scots “choose that course in the polling booth”.

No shit Sherlock!

At the weekend, a petted lip Alex Salmond hinted that other methods could be used to obtained independence, one way is Universal Declaration of Independence. Sturgeon has distanced her from his suggestion, because lets face it free tickets to Wimbledon is free tickets to Wimbledon!

And she lacks guts and is common!

Not exactly hero material.

Some people in life can be ‘bought and sold for Punjabi Gold’, others sell out much cheaper.

As to future domestic adventures, she said was not preparing for another referendum and the timing would be dictated by circumstances. Apparently this includes whether Scots decided to vote Yes in/out referendum on the EU which is a possibility despite Ukip not being a force in Scotland being seen as an English Party by many Scots.

Sturgeon added:

“If there is a commitment to a referendum in a manifesto of the SNP at an election and we win that election then that is a mandate for a referendum. I believe as strongly today as I did last week that independence is the best future for Scotland. And I am more convinced than ever that we will become an independent country. But that will happen only when the people of Scotland choose that course in the polling booth. I accept that last week the majority did not choose that future at this time. 1.6 million people is a remarkable number, but it wasn't enough. So my task will be to lead Scotland into an exciting new chapter in our national story. To unite our nation around a common purpose so that we can write that story together, and do so in a way that lives up to the hopes, aspirations and expectations of a country that is, on both sides, engaged, inspired and empowered by the referendum experience."

She isn’t leading Scotland anywhere, Holyrood isn’t the voice of the Scottish people; it is an institution that deals with devolved matters only.

As to Ms. Sturgeon’s idea to “unite our nation”, I have a simple message for Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minster, Deputy leader of the Scottish National Party:

“Piss off Sturgeon”!

In a piece of toadying worthy of SNP list MSP Bob Doris, Sturgeon said it would be the “greatest honour” and an “immense responsibility” to become First Minister of Scotland at such an “exciting and optimistic time”.


"I am putting myself forward for two simple reasons: I want to serve my party and my country. And I believe I am the best person for the job”.

Well, as we all know, there is very little choice and quality in the Scottish National Party, personally because she is so common, I thought she wanted the money.

Can anyone seriously believe that someone who left people to die of cancer is the “best person for the job” of First Minister?

“I also hope that my candidacy, should it succeed, will send a strong message to every girl and young woman in Scotland - no matter your background or what you want to achieve in life, in Scotland in 2014 there is no glass ceiling on ambition.”

Here is something to add to that sentiment from the women of Govan:

“Nicola Sturgeon is an arsehole”, there is no glass ceiling on that either.

In the traditional oily response to the departing loser Alex Salmond, she said he had transformed the SNP and made Scotland a better place, adding:

“He also helped to make me the person and politician I am today."

An angry wee Nat!

Sturgeon says she will plan a “different approach” after the referendum rather than follow Salmond’s course:

“His are big boots to fill, but if given the opportunity to lead, I will wear my own shoes, and they will certainly have higher heels. I will be my own person and set my own course. We would not have come so far as a nation without Alex's vision, tenacity and statesmanship. But the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow require a different approach. They will demand the ability, not just to argue a case with determination and conviction, but also to reach out, to work with others and seek common cause on the issues that unite us."

We are now entering the era of Sturgeon, the ‘era of tokenism’, if you are white working class and heterosexual, you are shit out of luck dealing with the Sturgeon Empire. 

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is this the first 'rat' to desert the sinking Nationalist ship, SNP MSP John Wilson resigns before the start of the Sturgeon Era, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon faces accusations about internal SNP democracy, it stinks, its anti working class

Dear All

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is a small man, a petty man, a man for the rich, and certainly not ‘a man for all seasons’.

He has reduced the Scottish National Party from a political party to nothing more than a vehicle for a rather vile nasty clique.

18th September 2014 was his Waterloo, the ‘boss’ as he was dubbed by the idiots had run the Nationalist party has his own little private gang, the ‘cult of personality’ used as dictators as Stalin, Hitler and Mugabe was the way it operated.

Alternative opinions were verboten, enforced by the ‘Yestapo’. Nationalism under Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon hung together by little fragmented groups who all had their own little agendas which had nothing to do with Nationalism.

One of the groups was ‘Sein Fein lite’, people whose loyalty was to Ireland rather than Scotland, their agenda was ‘hate the British’. The SNP was a platform to do just that, the Nationalist campaign in poor areas such as Glasgow was run as ‘get rid of the Tories’, but the subtext was ‘hate the British’ or to be more specific ‘hate the English’.

Another fragmented group was the CND group whom the Nationalist had cultivated to get support. At conference after conference, the CND lot would condemn Britain having nuclear weapons, at every Westminster election, the SNP ran with ‘get rid of nukes’. The lack of political talent in foreign affairs was laid bare for the World and Scottish voting public to see. Scots en masse refused to vote for to send the SNP to Westminster, the anti nuke policy was simply ridiculous, the product of student union politics were people didn’t need to grow up.      

Now, that Alex Salmond has been crushed at the ballot box, he has taken the ‘petted lip’ and he found out his ‘popularity’ much heralded by the Nationalists doesn’t actually exist. Alex Salmond’s popularity is based on buying the vote with an election bribe of a five year Council tax freeze among other little baubles.

In 2012, I told unpopular Nicola Sturgeon at the BBC indy debate hosted by Isobel Fraser, the SNP had to back Nato, and they had to back Faslane as continuing as a nuclear submarine base. The logic was undeniable, this guarantee Scottish sovereignty in the event of independence and neutralised the Americans. Salmond and Sturgeon bungled that by trying to have a ‘halfway house’ by simply going for adoption of Nato at one of their Conferences.

Alex Salmond is far from being the ‘master strategist’ as made out in the press, the SNP defence plans, pure back of a fag packet material, cut and pasted from the British analysis without the benefit of strategic thinking, however, Englishman Angus Robertson, an SNP MP did say the Norwegian Navy website was quite good. As to Robertson, he wouldn’t be the Defence Minister in an independent Scotland, which is a ‘huge thumbs up from me’.

Add to that….. Hooray!

Now, that issue of the referendum has been settled for a couple of years, the cracks are starting to open rather wide, the supposed ‘unity’ which never existed has begun to show through. SNP MSP John Wilson is said to be set to resign from the Scottish National Party.

But lets us be absolutely clear, I have met him, no loss and if anything he should be encouraged to go, it is highly unlikely that any party would want to pick him up to be their MSP, maybe Sheridan’s Solidarity or the SSP would be an exception. I would think even the Scottish Greens wouldn’t be interested in John Wilson.

As we enter the ‘era of tokenism’ as the Scottish National Party seek to anoint unpopular Nicola Sturgeon to replace Salmond, what does it say that poor Nicola is already losing support even before she gets the top job. I guess one can only wonder if given John Wilson’s rapid exit after a crushing defeat, how many SNP MSPs will also consider jumping ship.

Let’s get real, Sturgeon helped destroy the Scottish independence bid due to her gross stupidity but on the bright side, she gets to keep her free seat in the Royal box at Wimbledon. Little Nicola is rather common and unlikeable; these little goodies certainly brighten up her sad existence on Planet Earth. Despite having a few quid, wearing ‘good gear’, there is something missing, she has the look of someone who has been caught doing something obscene.

Not even in the top job yet and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon obviously has trouble generating loyalty.  

To leave Ms. Sturgeon for a moment, which it appears many have and will do in the future, Mr. Wilson said is understood to have made his decision to abandon the Nationalist ‘rat ship’ after “increasing conflict” over the SNP’s defence policy including its position on Trident and change of heart about membership of Nato.

As I previously blogged, Wilson is clueless on defence, his brand of politics is very ‘lite’ indeed, someone should explain the facts of life to him regarding the global picture, I am sure that TV and the internet has made it out to the provinces, it is a big wide world out there, and picking the right team is important. How anyone can think abandoning ‘the allies’ would sit well with Scots is beyond belief.

Can you imagine trying to sell that on a doorstep to the Punters:

“Not part of the allies, fuck off, just fuck off”!

Being part of the ‘allies’ is more than defence position, it is part of the shared history of the United Kingdom, even if Scotland had gone independent, you don’t abandon that heritage.

Plainly the SNP don’t grasp that concept in any shape or form.

Wilson, who was elected in 2007, in my mind, that is the best part of £400,000 pissed up against the wall, as he jogs off into the sunset, he said he was still committed to the concept of Scottish independence.

He told The Scotsman:

“I’ve made a decision to go to resign from the SNP and the SNP whip. It was in terms of policy about Nato. There was a divergence of policy differences. There were a lot of issues. Things were happening with local branches and complaints about the headquarters. It was about internal democracy.”

‘A lot of issues’, this is interesting, as I previously said the SNP was in effect a party within a party. In the SNP there is no internal democracy, it is a ‘rat ship’ run for the benefit of a few people. I was the subject of a smear campaign, the husband of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon refused to investigate, his name is Peter Murrell; the SNP also broke the law in relation to my data subject access request. After I complained, I was found I was targeted by a malicious complaint by the SNP National Sec William Henderson who was also in charge of running a hearing against me, and he was speaking to the ‘judges’ outside the process. When I use the term ‘judges’, these people were peasants from some rural shit pile in Scotland, and not to be confused with real judges.

Who got the last laugh?

I would have to say that was me.

The SNP lost the Glasgow Council election 2012, they lost the October Govan by-election and also failed to have a laugh at my expense, and of course they got their ass handed to them in the Scottish independence referendum.

They needed people like me, not the other way round, they lost 28 out of the 32 areas, winning only 4.    

Wilson, MSP for Central Scotland has said he would serve out his term at Holyrood as an independent MSP. He will decide whether to support the SNP in parliamentary votes on an “issue by issue” basis.

Who gives a shit!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University