It is increasingly clear that Scots want the English SNP ‘bully’ Mike Russell, the Education Secretary to resign.
Scots want this now!
The only problem that is that Russell is a member of the Alex Salmond clique, and Salmond himself is running out of allies.
Last night saw a defiant Russell refuse to apologise for forcing an innocent man from his job, Kirk Ramsay had done nothing wrong.
Part of Russell’s defence to Gordon Brewer was that he had known him for decades as proof he wasn’t a ‘bully’. Unfortunately for Russell this tactic didn’t work as Brewer quickly shot that down in flames.
The accusation of bullying revolves around people under him or who Russell thinks he has control of.
As well as the ‘bullying’ accusation levelled against him, Russell is embroiled in the college funding row.
Rightly so, in my opinion, his time is up, his career is effectively over despite clinging to Salmond like a wounded animal.
Russell’s actions tainted Salmond, the stain isn’t coming out, particularly on the ‘bullying’ claim, Salmond exercised poor judgment; this incident was another marker on the road to defeat for the Salmond clique at the independence campaign.
In a show of defiance, he accused fellow MSPs of being “unpleasant”, before echoing former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson by adding:
“People will be asking what’s going on. Let me tell you – I’m going on.”
Accusing others of effectively bullying is a known tactic by people who bully to portray they are the victim.
In a piece of theatre Russell admitted he was not a “model of perfection.”
Further to his Newsnight Scotland interview, we heard Russell say he was passionate about education.
80,000 college places lost over two years.
Where was his defence of his brief there?
The disastrous regionalisation programme!
Curriculum for Excellence, another badly managed event subject to criticism!
College Jobs lost.
College courses removed.
And add to that he can’t get a grip of his brief.
Flanked by First Minister Alex Salmond, who had to apologise for misleading MSPs last week over the incorrect figures, Mr Russell was accused of having received the “dreaded vote of confidence” from the SNP leader.
Labour MSP Neil Findlay, said:
“Like in football, the chairman has turned up to give the dreaded vote of confidence to the manager. Surely it’s only a matter of time before this one’s on gardening leave.”
Either Alex Salmond gets rid of Mike Russell or the people of
will get rid of Alex Salmond. Scotland
This episode was a clear marker why Scots will not vote for independence, Russell will ride out this storm, but the Tsunami that will hit the independence campaign will drown Salmond, Sturgeon, Russell and the nasty clique round them.
Earlier this week, Mike Russell offered a “full and unreserved” apology to MSPs, they have responded by in effect saying ‘take your apology and shove it right up your fucking arse’!
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