Monday, November 14, 2011
Glasgow University product and Tory aide Colin James Taylor drops Ruth Davidson in the sh*t over sectarian tweet, the job just isn’t working out!
It seems that sectarianism is a hot topic at the present moment in political parties.
First we had the Sectarian Bill passed at Holyrood and condemned by all opposition political parties as crap legislation.
I personally would never have gone down this road regarding this Bill.
Next we had a former SNP MSP staff member called Mark Hirst who raises issues with his blog.
Interesting read so, I put it on my blog list.
Of the late Billy Wolfe, he calls him, “Willie Wolfe, "Bigoted and anti-Catholic.”
I think that is a fair assessment of the former SNP leader, my Labour Party friends who are Catholic despised him with passion.
They still think the Scottish National Party is anti Catholic.
We, now arrive at new Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.
Just elected and everything is all turning sour for her, she should never have been elected leader of the Scottish Tories.
Her new problem is Colin James Taylor, who is employed at the public’s expense in the Tory Press and Research Unit (PRU) at Holyrood.
What has he been doing?
Posting song lyrics on Twitter glorifying Northern Irish terrorist group, the Ulster Volunteer Force!
Taylor is another Glasgow University product.
He referred to Celtic Football Club as “tims” on the popular blogging website.
And he is a Rangers fan from Belfast and a former president of the student Conservative Association at the human rights abusing Glasgow University.
I remember from my time at Glasgow University, the place wasn’t tolerant by any means, wretched is the best way to describe it.
On Saturday, February 19, this year he posted lines from a notorious song.
‘Here Lies a Soldier’, about a UVF member awaiting execution.
“Don’t bury me, in Erin’s Fenian vallies [sic]. Oh take me home, to Ulster let me rest ...” he wrote.
Although he did not tweet the rest of the verse, it runs: “And on my gravestone carve a simple message, here lies a soldier of the UVF.”
Educated and a bigot, there are many like him spawned from Glasgow University.
His twitter name is “Ulsterexile” if anyone wants to read his musings.
Most of his posts are about his time at the human rights abusing organisation are about the tat of uni, his studies, video games and football.
Interesting he says he was “called a bigot before”.
It seems that politics is a nasty game.
When the Tories found out what, Taylor was up to, his Twitter and Facebook accounts disappeared.
Because the press will probably go through everything, searching for more stuff!
As to Taylor, the Tories last night issued Taylor with a “formal warning”, but left him in post.
Ruth Davidson is a Glasgow University product the same as Taylor, so no surprises that he wasn’t sacked.
It’s a middle class clique in Scottish politics.
For the Labour Party, who have probably the biggest Catholic following in the West of Scotland, Labour MSP James Kelly said:
“This is an insufficient response. In any other workplace a person who be out on their ear for this. There needs to be a proper investigation and disciplinary proceedings.”
I hope James Kelly isn’t holding his breath of this issue, it’s going nowhere unless there is worse down the road.
A spokesman for the Scottish Tories said:
“The comments which appeared on Colin Taylor’s Twitter account predate his employment with the Scottish Conservative MSP Group in the Scottish Parliament. His comments were immature and inappropriate. The allegations against Mr Taylor have been fully investigated and he has been issued with a formal warning. Mr Taylor deeply regrets the comments and he apologises for any offense he has caused.”
The leadership job doesn’t seem to be working out for Ruth Davidson.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University