Friday, August 22, 2014

Ukip’s Deputy leader Paul Nuttall needs to stop fuelling English resentment by using Scotland as a political football over how Scots spend their block grant, Scots don’t get ‘freebies’ we just spend our money differently

Dear All

Ukip needs to grow up from being a party of protest.

The name Ukip means United Kingdom Independence Party, so it is rather poor politics by them to engage in demands for an English parliament when one already exist and is called Westminster.

To fuel the grievance culture, Ukip has highlighted that there is widespread resentment south of the Border over Scottish-only “freebies”.

They are talking about things like prescription charges and tuition.

But lets us be clear, the “free prescriptions” aren’t free and neither is tuition, the cost is met by the taxpayers through taxation.

The policies adopted in Scotland are political choices made from the grant Scotland gets from Westminster.

Ukip wants into power in the UK beyond councilor level; they have had a very good Euro election result, their problem is that their network isn’t very well developed as the mainstream parties on the ground.

As to their notion that there needs to be a shift in the political balance of power after a referendum No vote, to appease English concerns.

That is a total no starter, there is no justification for another tier of government model on the Scottish Parliament in England.

Westminster will not allow it as it would weaken their authority.

Ukip deputy leader Paul Nuttall said:

“People are increasingly fed up with the Scots getting free prescriptions and university tuition fees and their MPs voting on laws that only apply to England.”

Nuttall added:

“The majority want a new English parliament dealing with English matters. It is plainly unfair that both Scottish and Welsh MPs can vote on English-only legislation but English MPs can have no say in Scotland and Wales. There clearly needs to a re-balancing of power – and sooner rather than later.”

It is absolute nonsense to spend the best part of a billion pounds because some people are unhappy that a few Scots have the same voting rights as English MPs.

Would an English Holyrood have the same problems of the Scottish one in terms of quality?
I believe it would, Holyrood is very much seen as a second class institution when compared with Westminster.

To be blunt, Holyrood as more than its fair share of cretins right across the chamber and political divide!

Eddie Bone, from the Campaign for an English Parliament, said

“English resentment” was being openly expressed across the country on issues such as higher public spending in Scotland.

The reason for higher public spending is an acknowledgment of the problems that Scotland faces but those problems also exist in the North East of England and Westminster also address that problem with higher cash allocations.

Eddie Bone added:

“If and when the Scots ‘bottle it’ on 18 September and vote no, they will see a stronger English voice because the people of England have had enough of Scottish self-indulgence.”

For a guy who wants an English Parliament, he expresses himself rather poorly and stupidly.

Canon Kenyon Wright warned last week that the Scottish Parliament could be “undermined” after a No vote and that cuts under the Barnett formula funding system, affecting the NHS and social security, could be undertaken as an act of “revenge”.

After a No Vote, there will be no acts of “revenge”, Westminster has had a wakeup call; they will be keen to let sleeping dogs lie.

And let’s face it only an idiot kicks over the hornets’ nest.

I don’t think David Cameron is that stupid!

Ukip need to stop doing student union politics, abandon grudge and grievance; sorted their party out; yes, identify problems and offer real solutions. Or just as 2014 was a good year, they might find 2015 will be a disaster of epic proportions.

Nigel Farge needs to tell his deputy to shut up and stop using the language of a crank!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scottish independence: Sir Ian Wood is coming out against independence, the number of people saying no and actively campaign for no grows, SNP have reached a tipping point by their continual lying and deception, trust is dead in Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon

Dear All

One the failed key messages in the SNP’s Westminster campaigns was running with a slogan that’ it’s Scotland’s Oil’.

That one along with other crackpot policies saw the SNP remain a fringe party in Westminster politics.

The trouble with oil is that although it is a great asset, there will come a point where it will run out or the price will be depressed by economic conditions.

A country therefore cannot base its success on that one key asset.

A new person to enter the independence is one of Scotland’s leading North Sea businessmen, Sir Ian Wood.

He is now speaking out to say that Alex Salmond’s government has exaggerated oil reserves by up to 60 per cent.

As with much of what the SNP say, you can’t believe a bloody word they say, it is now lying and outright deception, anything to get a vote.

Unsurprisingly Sir Ian Wood is now warning against independence because he, believes that dwindling oil reserves will “seriously hit” the economy.

Independence because there is no planning means massive austerity, job losses in the public sector and significant cuts to public services as somehow the books need to be balanced.

Many people in many walks of life like Sir Ian are now joining a growing queue of people who are angry and dismayed that the SNP are wildly inaccurate misquoting estimates and opportunities that would be available to Scots, the stench of lying and deception has characterised the independence debate as a sham, a massive political fraud on the public.

Sir Ian speaking out is damaging to the Yes campaign who like to give the impression that Scotland is like some sort of Saudi Arabia of the North.

It isn’t!

The real failure of the independence bid is lack of planning; lies and deception are just the symptoms of that particular disease to mask it.

 Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said:

“In common with other independent forecasts, Sir Ian’s analysis shows that the Scottish Government’s oil projections are over optimistic and wrong.”

Clearly the North Sea is and will continue to remain for the foreseeable future a highly valuable asset, no one would dispute that, but you have to plan for the downturn by developing a manufacturing based economy like Germany to remain competitive as a growing economy.

The SNP economy plans make wild assumptions of hundreds of thousands of jobs, all high paid that just suddenly appear from nowhere. The bogus childcare policy is a classic example of policy of the hoof, policy by soundbite, nothing of merit exists on paper.

Sir Ian said oil reserves would be down to “very low levels” by 2050 and warned that offshore oil and gas “cannot figure significantly” in Scotland’s medium-term economic calculations.

Finally, an economic think tank has come in favour of Scotland being a banana republic using sterlingisation.

It says that banking systems do better without central lenders of last resort and uses Panama, Ecuador and El Salvador as examples.

Scotland isn’t a third world country; the countries above aren’t developing industrial powerhouses in any real sense.

I wonder what supporter of Yes will come out with a paper referencing the benefits of returning to ‘the Stone Age’!

I don't trust Alex Salmond, I don't trust Nicola Sturgeon!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Scottish independence: Guest post; Alex Salmond is now a desperate man who sits and waits the polls to open, he isn't going to win, he can lie, he can deceive, he can refuse to answer questions, but what he can't dodge is his day of judgment

The greatest propaganda is the truth.

So said Josef Goebbels on hearing of the German surrender at Stalingrad, and he had the Nazi radio announce the truth for once, with dignity. It steadied the German nation and made them resolve to fight total war.

We tell the truth do we not?

Day in and day out we read lies, misinformation, deception and tricks carried out by unscrupulous people intent on implementing their mis-shapen schemes. And we dislike them for it.

In 1942 Frank Capra, one of Hollywood’s greatest directors was called in to Washington by George Marshall, then Chief of the General Staff; he wanted Capra to make a series of propaganda films to be shown to service personnel before they went into action. They were to countermand the effects of Nazi propaganda and motivate the combat troops with the knowledge that they fought for the right. Capra undertook to examine the problem and report back.

In two weeks Capra watched every Nazi propaganda film he could get his hands on and was overwhelmed by the scale of the task. A mighty fear swamped his wish to do something- that the thing he was looking at was so big and so mighty that his feeble efforts could do nothing against it.

Then he went back and told Marshall.

Marshall looked at him, reached into his desk, pulled out a cigar and lit it. Then he puffed a cloud of smoke into the air.

‘Mr Capra – I have boys in foxholes all over the world. I have men in airplanes, landing craft, tanks and on battlefields in every theatre of war, wounded, captured and dying.

And you tell me you can’t make a film?’

There was a very very long pause. Then Capra said;

“General – I’ll make you the best god-damn propaganda films ever made’.

And he did.

As Frank Herbert said, Fear is the mind killer- and so it is.

They look big. Their obstinacy, their intransigence and their stubborn fanaticism make ordinary mortals fear that they cannot be stopped.

But they can be.

They have lost the economic argument.
They lie all the time now.
They scaremonger and twist things.
They trample over government procedures.
They peculate public monies.
Their mendacity knows no bounds.
And they say they are winning!

Why should I believe that any more than I believe their other lies?

All they have left is the stupid, the illogical, the unwillingness to accept evidence. Dull as lead, arrogant ignorance and false hopes drummed up by false oilfields, imagined grievance and conspiracy.

No person with half a brain would vote for the catalogue of lies and stupidity on stilts that they have set out in their prospectus for the future of Scotland.

And Scots, by and large, are NOT renowned for their stupidity.

Are they?

Don’t be scared of these people. Please.

You have won. They know you have won and they become desperate.

I do not advocate complacency, but I have not the slightest doubt of the outcome of this- and on the 19th September the depths of their defeat will be plain. Not more than 1/3 of Scots will vote Yes; I believe this as I believe in the fundamental decency of our campaign.

Sock it to them guys.

They are going down!

Scottish independence; Alex Salmond massively blunders on NHS scare tactics as it is revealed Scotland got an extra billion pounds, despite a ‘sea of cash’, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s inept stewardship of health created a crisis, another own goal

Dear All

You can’t have failed to have noticed that I have been quite adamant about saying there is a genuine lack of the talent in Scottish National Party under the leadership of Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.

In a recent post I also highlighted a serious problem in the Nationalist campaign…. using the dregs of humanity and firing them off to be activists. If you watch the Jim Murphy video in Shawlands you can see the dregs of humanity and ponder why they decided to film themselves being clowns. I personally don’t get upset in general when I run across an idiot, what tends to annoy George Laird is when an idiot assumes I am as stupid as they are.

Yesterday on twitter, I was alerted to a video where an independence supporter talks about how we ‘don’t have the right to ask questions’ about what independence would mean. You can find the video by scrolling through yesterday’s tweets. You have got to watch this video a couple of times because you wouldn’t get the full impact on the first screening.

The person concerned appears to be ignorant and angry, the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights makes it quite clear that free speech is allowed. By watching this video you will entirely understand what I mean by a genuine lack of talent on the Yes side, it starts at the top and runs straight down to the bottom.

Alex Salmond is a "desperate man" peddling a "desperate argument" according to David Cameron after the SNP leader decided to focus on the lie that Scotland’s NHS is in jeopardy.

Again, it is the wrong strategy!

Through-out this miserable and it is miserable campaign, both Salmond and Sturgeon have been shown to be completely out of their depth in more or less ever big issue of concern with voters. They boldly declared that they were running a ‘positive campaign; if anyone sees it could they drop it in at Yes Scotland, 136 Hope Street, Glasgow marked property of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.  

On the issue of health which has been outed a botched flagship policy under unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, who ran it into the ground, we should remember that the NHS is already fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The SNP would dearly love to blame the English for their failures but the blame over the last 7 years rests on Sturgeon’s watch, she laid the bricks on that bunny!   

David Cameron has called Alex Salmond a "desperate man" peddling a "desperate argument" after the First Minister said he will focus the final month of his independence campaign on claims Scotland’s NHS is in jeopardy.

Speaking with a month to go until the referendum, the Prime Minister said the NHS is already fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament and Mr Salmond’s decision to raise it as an issue was a sign that he knew he was heading for defeat.
As the 30 day barrier has been breached, Alex Salmond is using scare tactics, clutching at straws to try and ring every vote he can out of those gullible enough to still trust him.

Alex Salmond and the SNP had 80 years to produce a rolling blue print for independence. No one could be arsed within the party to do so.

Time for a quote:

“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions”.

Alex Salmond.

The First Minister has “warned” that the English NHS is being privatised.

You may find his sudden “concern” rather strange because the SNP and in particular their 6 MPs at Westminster don’t give a shit, this was a policy that I disagreed while a member in the SNP, the ‘feeble six’ headed by Englishman Angus Robertson might as well not be there.

They offer no constructive help to other people in Britain to ease suffering as they don’t want to be involved in ‘English matters’. You could raise an argument that lot wouldn’t be able to contribute much anyway and that any learning would be a one way street but that is a post in itself on their failings as politicians. For the SNP MPs, it’s one big holiday at Westminster; of course there are many attractions in London worth a visit. If I was leader of the SNP, these people would be in for a very rude awakening and a workload that some people would not find funny.

In the Scottish independence referendum, David Cameron has had a ‘good’ referendum; this is based on having the sense to give it a ‘body swerve’ entirely leaving Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon to stew in their juices. Cameron pops in and out and doesn’t get involved in the fight. He has decided to pitch in on the phoney Scottish NHS row because Salmond has left himself exposed. The bizarre claim, he says does not stack up at all” as his Government has protected spending on the health service in England and this has resulted in Scotland receiving more than a billion pounds extra.

A billion pounds extra!

Salmond therefore doesn’t have an argument as Scotland has gained a benefit and not just a little one, you can be surprised that everyone is now derided the SNP tactic as scaremongering.

For the SNP to focus on health is a nonsense, there isn’t any traction or mileage in this, you can sell having been given an extra billion pounds as a cut, even if you use EU style accounting which hardly anyone can understand even those doing the books!

Apparently there is such a thing as Yes strategists!

Dismissing the claims Cameron said:

"Health is a devolved issue, so the only person who could, if they wanted to, introduce more private provision into the NHS in Scotland is Alex Salmond. So this is a desperate man, recognising the argument is going away from him, making a pretty desperate argument."

The Prime Minister added:

"Because of the protection on NHS spending that the UK Government has given – that we would not cut NHS spending while we have had to make difficult decisions elsewhere – that has made sure under the Barnett formula that money is available for Scotland as well, so that argument does not stack up at all."

To add petrol to the already flaming SNP house of cards, we find that Scotland’s NHS has spent more than £400 million on private health care since the SNP came to power in 2007.

So, the SNP’s scaremongering about privatisation is something they are already doing within the service.

Douglas Alexander, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, said:

“Alex Salmond also destroyed his own argument on NHS funding by admitting that more money is coming to Scotland to spend on the NHS through the Barnett Formula. Everyone can now see his NHS scare stories for what they are.”

It looks the Allison Hunter Training School is going to have a lot of high profile pupils on the register for the autumn.

Alex Salmond
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon
John Swinney
Alex Neil
Tasmina Ahmed Shiekh
Pete Wishart
Angus Robertson

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond’s ‘Sterlingisation’ plan categorically proves he is an economic illiterate; Scotland is not a ‘banana republic’ and the "transition option" means only one thing, the SNP wants the Euro, Salmond and Sturgeon are toxic assets

Dear All

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond famously said in an interview:

“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough of Cabinet positions”!

Looking at the utter shambles of what passes for an independence campaign you can be in no doubt that Alex Salmond has warped judgment.

In more or less every single issue, Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are on the wrong side of the polls and on the wrong side of destiny.

Yesterday saw Alex Salmond trying an utterly crass stunt to get voters to compare with Robert the Bruce, Braveheart which was abandoned at the start of this independence bid was dusted off.

How Alex Salmond and his advisors thought there was any mileage in this tripe escapes me, this is the 21st Century and Salmond is stuck in the 14th Century trying to stir up anti English sentiment.

Scottish independence has nothing whatsoever to do with England.

On the key issue of currency, Alex Salmond decided to play a game of cat and mouse, a guessing game because he is so “smart”, and the rest of us Scots are such Neanderthals.

But like all his petty meaningless stunts and gestures, it has blown up in his face.   

Alex Salmond’s plan for a separate Scotland’s currency now a stop gap; this means he has left voters mired deep confusion. If you a regular reader you will know I have said on currency that there should have been a plan for a Scottish currency, there wasn’t, a key plank of independence was discarded without serious thought.

As well as that inept decision by the Alex Salmond Party within the SNP, I have always said their protestations regarding currency union with the UK are a complete smokescreen.

The SNP in my opinion have always wanted to take Scotland in to the Euro currency despite the fact it is a danger and it is unstable. You only to look at Greece to understand how the Euro has failed to work for them and is in fact a burden! It isn’t enough to be in the Euro while things are all hunky dory, not enough thought was placed in what was needed if a country needed to drop out.

Now, Alex Salmond is talking about a viable "transition option" which is code for living in a ‘banana republic’ like Panama where an independent Scotland would have no lender of last resort which means if a bank goes under you lose everything including your savings.   

There is about a month to go before the September 18 referendum, Salmond is refusing to say which of the two long-term options the euro or a new currency are option.

By going the way of Sterlingisation, this is a clear indication of Salmond wanting to join the Euro. Why start up a Scottish currency and have all the set up costs when you can have others do the work for you?

It’s the Euro!

The Better Together campaign said the SNP leader has “dug an even bigger hole for himself” on the currency.

Salmond has to commit to something, he simply can’t “run and hide” from providing answers from voters before polling day.

If some people of Scotland have believed the lie of Nordic welfare, I can offer a "transition option"; buy a boxset of Borgen because that is as close to it as you are ever going to get to it.

The Euro has torn apart countries in Southern Europe like Greece and to a certain extent Spain and Italy. Scotland has a sizeable public sector in relation to its size, this would have to be severely curtailed and budget cuts right across the board and services diminished. If you think you have seen austerity, you haven’t seen it Euro style. It would also require deep spending cuts to build up reserves of sterling and ensure there is enough money in circulation while ‘sterlingisation’ was in place.

Sometime ago I wrote two articles on ‘white collar flight’, part 1 & 2, now Economists have warned Salmond’s disastrous plan would lead to a “flight” of money from Scotland as it would have no central bank or lender of last resort. It won’t just be money that goes south; some businesses would also up sticks and relocate.

In business, you never invest in a collapsing market that is the same in politics, the Scottish National Party is in meltdown; Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are toxic assets on the books for Nationalism.

Salmond says that there will be a Sterling Zone pact and the Chancellor, Shadow Chancellor and Chief Secretary to the Treasury are all bluffing about rejecting his plan for a formal currency union between a separate Scotland and the remainder of the UK.

They aren’t, this will be in everyone’s manifesto commitments going into the 2015 election.

There is no deal to be had!

Recently, John Swinney’s former chief of staff has vowed to vote No to independence after claiming the SNP have lost the economic argument. He also says that even among the elected SNP Councillors of his local authority, they are ready to reject the party’s core aim. Stuart Borrowman says he has gone through the ‘white paper’ and couldn’t find an economic argument that stacked up.

The vote against Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon will take place on the 18th September.

Vote early because traffic is going to be busy, I will be right up the front of the queue to save Scotland and its people from the SNP’s gross stupidity and I suspect so will many SNP activists and politicians.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights a Glasgow University  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond tries to bring Braveheart centre stage into indy campaign while rumours of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon planning a ‘coup’ after No vote, Scots woman delivers damning verdict on Sturgeon, “‘she looks like a guy in drag’!

Dear All

As we hit the 30 day mark to the end of Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond political career with an historic No Vote against his poisonous independence bid, people are starting to think about the post Salmond lunar landscape in Scotland.

It is doubtful that Alex Salmond will step down and there will be no doubt a pathetic attempt at ‘unity’ not just within the Scottish National Party but also within the political elite.

That will be a dog and pony show amusing to watch to see people who obviously don’t like each other do through a dreadful routine of hugging and kissing each other. Presumably this will be done at the ‘Allison Hunter Training School’ for people who are up themselves!

If you want to see why unity isn’t possible; then check out Jim Murphy 100 Days tour event on youtube by clicking on the youtube link to see why this isn’t possible.

The Yes Campaign sent a hate mob to cause trouble as he tried to engage with ordinary voters, the numbers were about 10 to 15. A classic example of democracy is in danger if there is Yes vote on the 18th September. 

Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon have run an inept campaign populated by idiots. Applications to run the Alex Salmond Party within the SNP open on 19th September.

Working class Scots need not apply.

One of the lead contenders will be unpopular Sturgeon who failed to deliver the women’s vote.

Anyway before I continue, a little story, last night I bumped into a woman I know and we ended up chatting about the referendum and Ms. Sturgeon’s name came up. The subject then turn to the issue of clothes, I am not in any sense having an eye for fashion.

The woman mentioned to me that she had seen Ms. Sturgeon in a red dress to which her comment was that ‘she looked like a guy in drag’!

Ms. Sturgeon doesn’t appear to wear clothes well; on ‘white paper’ day I mentioned how she was wearing a ridiculous coat which made her look like a Pirate, my first thought on seeing her at Holyrood was why is she wearing fancy dress?

In a post I wrote about that day, I dubbed it the ‘coat of destiny’ which was sarcasm for the flop the event turned out to be. Then there was some discussion on why Ms. Sturgeon’s hair never changes or gets any longer or why it never appears to move!

I could never wear a wig myself; the awfulness of being called ‘wiggy’ would be too much. And how long would it be before someone adapted the Jermaine Stewart song; “we don’t have to take our clothes off” and substitute it with ‘wig’ as they sing in the corridors, “we don’t have to take our wig off to have good time” to the tune at Holyrood?

It is rumoured that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon will launch a bid to oust Alex Salmond “within days” of a No vote in the referendum. I have to say I find that hard to believe, Ms Sturgeon isn’t likeable and she and Salmond are tied to the hip regarding the coming failure to deliver. So, I wonder how a former SNP MSP can predict that Sturgeon who has no power base, failed as Health Sec, failed as the ‘face of independence’ is somehow the heir apparent.

To suggest that there will be an immediate “dogfight” for control of the country and the party doesn’t make any sense, Sturgeon can simply wait Salmond out, the worst the defeat the better her chances are that Salmond will jump. As Salmond likes luxury, he might decide to hang on and do a Blair/Brown pact with Sturgeon depending on the outcome of the 2016 election, stepping down in 2018 to the backbenches.

Alex Salmond is a poor leader, part of leadership is to know when to step aside, and he effectively runs a ‘gang’ which is based on the ‘cult of personality’ as used by dictators and despots. He doesn’t get it when it comes to leadership and that trickles down the ranks which makes the SNP just a rabble.

To try and survive the defeat, Salmond will now attempt to make up lost ground in the independence debate by setting out his own Declaration of Arbroath.

Braveheart which was officially abandoned is making a comeback to trick the gullible.

The idea is to make a personal comparison with Robert the Bruce, the legendary medieval king.

Clearly Alex Salmond as some people say has “taken leave of his senses” which is code for gone ‘bonkers’.

Following a Cabinet meeting in the ancient Angus town, Salmond will visit Arbroath Abbey to be hit by a bolt of inspiration from God. Arbroath Abbey is the birthplace of the document which proclaimed Scotland’s independence to the world.

This is a simple minded exhibition of symbolism which will do nothing to enhance him or the Scottish independence campaign. It is a stupid ill judged student politics stunt.

So, Salmond goes and views a copy of the copy of the original 1320 letter; then as if by magic, he will whip out his own “Declaration of Opportunity”.

What a clown!

In the “Declaration of Opportunity”, he will no doubt look to the heavens as he reads the three key benefits from breaking up Britain.

They are: 

Protecting the NHS “forever from Westminster privatisation and cuts”   

Ending the “unfairness which has seen a huge rise in the use of food banks in a land of plenty” 

Allowing young people to stay in Scotland and build their future here, thanks to a “strong economy, a just society and a good quality of life for all”

As a proud Scot, I turn to an Englishman called David Cameron and use a historic quote which he once used at the despatch box:

“Will you fuck off”!

How much more pathetic can Alex Salmond get?

Just recently the Labour leader Johann Lamont was having some fun at the expense of the unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon by goading Salmond that Sturgeon was behind the orchestrating an attack on his strategy.

Someone found the fag packet then?

Another State secret lost! 

Scottish Conservative MSP Alex Johnstone said:

“The SNP ranks have been in meltdown ever since Alex Salmond’s lacklustre TV debate performance. The more hopeless and unlikely their cherished hope for an independent Scotland becomes, the more fractious they get. It seems that, behind the scenes, the SNP are plotting and preparing for their very own Night of the Long Knives.”

The only laughable thing about unpopular Nicola Sturgeon knifing Salmond in the back will be the furious re-writing of history to distance herself from Salmond’s referendum. Have you noticed that Nicola Sturgeon is getting photographed more with kids? The idea is that kids like this ‘fun’ and ‘happy’ person who has suddenly popped up in front of them.

Another gimmick!

Time for a quote I used previously:

“Mummy, the bad woman is here, she is here now”!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Friday, August 15, 2014

World exclusive: Braveheart Hamish the 90 minute Nationalist turns up at George Laird blog without a complaint, in local news, failed SNP candidate Natalie McGarry has a bad haircut, teeth like Plug out of the Bash Street kids and bulging waistline, time you contacted her Hamish?

Dear Hamish

Is this the first time you have written to me without a complaint?

If so, does that constitute some sort of record?

How is the Scottish National Party’s independence campaign doing, are you actually doing anything yet?  

As a 90 minute Nationalist you should at least try just once to say you took part.

As you may not know, I was regarded by many as Glasgow SNP’s top Activist prior to the smear campaign run within the party against me.

Speaking of complaints, I had one about my contribution to save Scotland.

“You’re working too fast”!

The BBC (Manchester) have also got in contact with me asking me if I wanted to attend one of their radio programmes, as you know, I am the real Glaswegian working class voice in the independence debate read by thousands and the media.

I had to write back and decline the radio show as they were looking for undecided voters and I wasn’t prepared to pass myself as an undecided voter like the Nationalists have done in the past.

They wrote back and said they would be keen to use me some other time as they plan many BBC programmes on independence closer to the big day event.

Also the British Broadcasting Corporation ( in London has popped back again, different mob, seems people want to hear the George Laird view.

Now, to address your points:

“I seem to recall a photograph of a grumpy fat man (former fitness instructor) posing smugly with Nicola Sturgeon”.

Firstly, I am not a former anything, and as you can see by the picture available to view on Daily Record, I look quite presentable, this was unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s 2011 celebration party which I was invited to. 

To your point of being “fat”, sadly and with deep regret I have to inform you I have a 34 inch waist. 

I am slimmer now than I was when that photograph was taken. I would contrast my contracting waist line with that of failed SNP Candidate Natalie McGarry. Ms McGarry can be viewed online wearing a T shirt which says, “I‘m a Nat!

I wonder if she has another T shirt which boldly declares, ‘I’m a Fat’!

You would think that someone with a bad haircut, bad teeth and looking like a burst couch would remedy matters in a timeous matter! 

Hamish, what’s the deal with her having teeth like Plug out of the Bash Street kids?

“Could we see it again please George”!

Available to view on the Daily Record in the article where the SNP tried to smear me as homophobic which led me to say enough’s enough dealing with the idiots Hamish.

Not doing so well since I left Hamish, did you notice that?

Apparently several in Glasgow SNP did which is why they stop by my blog regularly.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University