Tuesday, April 17, 2012
SNP Government show a startling level of contempt for the people of Pollok, Glasgow as escaped lunatic threatens safety, MacAskill loses control again
Justice isn’t a flagship SNP policy; it is the Mary Celeste of the Scottish Government.
A rudderless ship to all intensive purposes under the ham fisted control of ‘Justice’ Minister Kenny MacAskill.
The latest gaffe of the MacAskill tenture which is becoming a weekly event; is Steven Wilson, who was convicted of manslaughter in England in 1988, is still on the loose after he absconded from Leverndale Hospital in Crookston, Glasgow.
Wilson decided that he didn’t like the scenery and during an unescorted visit on March 30 simply left to pursue other interests.
Wilson is a killer and the Scottish Government initial made public appeal for help in tracing Wilson.
They warned the public not to approach him but kept quiet about his violent past and that cover up only came to light in an email issued by mistake to the media.
Labour justice spokesman Lewis Macdonald said it is deeply worrying that ministers had failed to let the public know about Wilson's past.
"The priority must be that this dangerous individual, with a history of very serious violence, is tracked down as soon as possible.
"Despite the fact this man has been on the run for over two weeks, it is deeply worrying the SNP Government seems to have tried to conceal the fact this individual had a history of serious violent offending. The bottom line is, when a convicted killer goes on the run, the public deserve to be told. Kenny MacAskill must explain why this did not happen."
A Scottish Government spokesman:
"This individual is a restricted patient, and therefore it is a matter for the Health Service rather than the Scottish Prison Service. Some background information on the work to track down Mr Wilson was sent in error. The priority is finding him and we continue to encourage anyone who has any information to contact Pollok police. We have informed the public and media he is missing on three occasions over the last 17 days, including the advice that he should not be approached."
This shows a startling level of complacency which basically says f*ck off this isn’t our problem, call the Police.
MacAskill is dead weight at Justice, Alex Salmond needs to start seriously thinking about a Cabinet reshuffle, a reshuffle that would see MacAskill moved.
For the benefit of the people of Scotland; to be replaced by someone better, much better.
The Justice ‘ship’ is indeed becoming like Mary Celeste which will haunt the SNP come the independence vote.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University