Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SNP smearer Gail Lythgoe caught up in ‘fake leaflet’ row, in Glasgow she promotes newspaper with candidate not standing in election on front page!

Dear All

I have blogged on a genuine lack of talent in the SNP below Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.

The SNP is falling apart; you may have heard of the old adage ‘if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well’.

You could make a reasonable case that in the SNP, if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing badly and pushed off onto someone else.

The council election is rolling on and this election sees more and more SNP mistakes coming to light.

It is a matter of competency or the lack of it.

The latest gaffe regarding the SNP is a “fake leaflet” row after SNP smearer, Gail Lythgoe was depicted as a university student endorsing independence.

Nothing wrong in endorsing independence seems fine with me!

However, Gail Lythgoe, a Nationalist smearer and member of the SNP’s ruling executive committee was pictured in a newsletter beside an article she appears to have written on the referendum.

Ms Lythgoe is captioned as a “Stirling University student”.

Online profiles indicate she was a student at Glasgow and Edinburgh universities.

Gaffe but that is not the only hiccup for ‘Gaffy Gail’, in the SNP newspaper delivered in Glasgow promoted by her, there is a picture of an SNP candidate who is not standing in the Glasgow Council Election 2012.

Talking to an SNP Activist outside their own home in Drumoyne!

‘Gaffy Gail’ rides again.

Anyway, in the spirit of brotherly love, Labour MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Dr Richard Simpson, last night seized on the gaffe.

He said:

“The local SNP must be pretty desperate if they are reduced this sort of subterfuge.”

Dr Simpson added:

“This kind of fakery is very serious. If you can’t trust council candidates to produce an honest newspaper, what can you trust them about? The last time Ms Lythgoe hit the headlines it was for making false allegations about a Labour MP. She perhaps ought to have more regard for the actuality if her political career is to take off.”

Dr. Simpson simply doesn’t understand SNP politics; it isn’t a matter of being talented, diligent; hardworking or things of that nature.

It is all about whether your face fits in the middle class clique that runs the Scottish National Party.

Lythgoe is married to Nationalist MSP Humza Yousaf and works for SNP MSP Joan McAlpine.

Last year she was accused of trying to smear Labour MP Ian Davidson by trying to organise a public demo against him.

She was later forced to admit she had gone “further than I should have” after distributing an e-mail which claimed the Labour MP had a “history of bullying and intimidation.”

Far from being sanctioned, the career of Lythgoe didn’t skip a heart beat.

The Davidson affair was a rather nasty episode done by a rather nasty person, of course in the Scottish National Party; such things are done behind the backs of victims.

One lesson Ms Lythgoe learned well up until the time she got caught!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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