Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mortal Combat- Fire of the Dragon, and a Happy New Year from George Laird, hope you like my latest film clip

Scottish independence: Catalan president Artur Mas drives a huge nail into the political coffin of Scotland’s 'jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond on EU membership, Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon completely out of their depth on the World stage

Dear All

'Hey Gringo, you are full of shit'!

Yes, Scotland's 'jolly fat man' Alex Salmond isn't doing terribly well in his 'quest' to convince anyone that he and the increasingly unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon know what they are talking about regarding European Union membership.

Salmond’s claim that Scotland would remain in the EU after independence has been dealt a severe blow by the leader of the movement to split Catalonia from Spain.

In Catalonia, there is a hugely popular independence movement, at one stage, about 1.5 million people marched for independence, in Scotland, the best that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon could get was about 8,500 according to Police figures.

In the SNP, there are about 25,000 members, so what does it say that Salmond and Sturgeon can't get the majority of the SNP to march for independence?

I would say that it signals the majority don't believe in them, the SNP is a party within a party.

It doesn't stand for fairness, equality or social justice; it is turning Scotland according to Professor Alistair Bonnington into a Police State.


Catalan president Artur Mas has aid that Scottish independence could mean exclusion from the EU.

The SNP leadership who are lazy, ignorant and stupid didn't bother to do any work, just like they didn't bother to do any other work in preparation for a proper independence bid. No Scottish Government reform and no Scottish local Government reform. Having thought that Scottish independence could be done by the stupid smug look on Salmond's face, it all came crashing down around their ears.  

If Scotland was to become independent, the new state would need to re-negotiate European membership from scratch, there would be no British opt outs transferred across.

Because there is no contract, Salmond has an excuse not being a lawyer, but what is Scotland's unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's?

She graduated in Law at University of Glasgow, and there are other lawyers in the SNP Cabinet, what is their excuse as well?
Plain shit at law?

Don't understand what a legal contract is?

Salmond and Sturgeon have put forward an argument to support their position, this doesn't mean it is valid, it just means they have cobbled together a story.

That story is bullshit!!!!!!

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the Catalan president Artur Mas suggests thatCatalonia would not be an automatic member of the EU either, there is such a thing as a veto.

Previously Salmond and Sturgeon punted the falsehood that Scotland would automatically be a member in the event of a Yes vote with some paperwork issues to resolve. It was presented a technical hitch that people need not worry about.

Mas said:

“I have given thought to the idea that in the initial moment between the referendum and the proclamation of the independence we could remain outside of Europe. This would be a shame because we want to remain in the EU. We would need to find a transitional regime to avoid expulsion from the EU.”

He must know that Spain won't play ball on that one, they would most certainly opt for use of their veto rights as laid down in the treaty.

Mas is the leader of the centre right Convergence and Union Party. Centre right parties are becoming more popular across Europe of late, as well as his group, he has managed to get other parties on side, something that Salmond has so far failed to do.

And yes, I am talking about Scottish Labour, Scottish Conservatives and the Scottish Lib Dems. Salmond did manage to get the SSP and the Scottish Greens to sign up, these are seen as fringe parties.

In Spain, the Spanish Government is not going along with the mood in Catalonia, their position is that Mas' Government holding a poll would be illegal. Unlike London, they aren't giving the people a chance to have a say.

For Unionists in the UK, the comments by the Catalan president Artur Mas are a gift that supports their position that Salmond and Sturgeon are very much out of their depth on independence.

It is another hole below the water line of the 'Rat ship' run by the SNP leadership, they are sinking steadily and surely from torpedos.

"High speed screw torpedo in the water"!

From the movie, The Hunt for Red October for those who are film buffs!

Scottish Secretary, Alistair Carmichael, said:

“I welcome the thoughtful position of Catalan president Artur Mas that if Catalonia were to leave Spain it would be out of the EU and have to re-apply for membership. That reflects the EU position and it reflects our legal advice. Surely now is the time for the First Minister to take his fingers out of his ears and listen to what Mas is saying, what Rajoy is saying, what Van Rompuy is saying and what Barroso is saying.”

Although Carmicahel isn't great or a patch on Michael Moore, he does have a point, albeit someone is probably feeding him a script.

Last month, the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said that an independent Scotland would have to reapply for EU membership.

He is right!

Similar views has been expressed by Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Commission, and EC President Jose Manuel Barroso.

They are right as well, at its heart, this is a contract law matter, strip out he said this , she said that and other people flung in their two cents worth, it comes back to law, no matter how much embellishment is placed on it.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said:

“Alex Salmond has found himself completely isolated on Europe. Now even the nationalist president ofCatalonia, who is leading his own drive for independence, says that leaving Spain means leaving the EU. Alex Salmond cannot keep saying everyone else is wrong and he is right. These realistic assessments are in stark contrast to Alex Salmond’s record of misleading Scots voters on the EU issue. If only Alex Salmond was as honest as his Catalan counterpart.”

Gosh, how many people is that questioning the honesty of Alex Salmond now?

A mouthpiece for unpopular Nicola Sturgeon said:

“Better Together should make a New Year resolution to stop these silly scare stories. These reported comments are clearly and explicitly about the situation in Spain and Catalonia not about Scotland, where the constitutional circumstances are very different, as enshrined in the Edinburgh Agreement".

Ah, the 'famous' Edinburgh Agreement, this is a red herring, meaningless tat, what the Edinburgh agreement guarantees is that Scotland can hold a referendum.

That's it!

And it isn't much more than that.

What happens if an EU member was to veto Scotland's membership?

Well that means that no negotiations can take place, although the UK Government’s own legal adviser passed a comment that the time scale was ‘realistic’ regarding 18 months, that isn't a fact, that isn't an agreement, that is an opinion and only an opinion.

It seems the leadership of Scotland's 'jolly fat man' Alex Salmond and Scotland's unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Surgeon still wish to treat the people of Scotland as mugs!

This must be because there are so many stupid ignorant people in the SNP that the leadership must think everyone is as dense as they are and can be hoodwinked.

We can't be Cabron!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights a Glasgow University

Monday, December 30, 2013

Scottish independence: Michael Fry founds a new political party called Wealthy Nation; he supported the Scottish Conservatives for 40 years and got nowhere, now he hitches to a failed and ultimately doomed Alex Salmond campaign, for a Historian, he should have learned the lessons of history

Dear All

It seems that there is another right wing party been established in Scotland called Wealthy Nation.

The title isn't very good, because it hardly sounds inclusive to me or serious.

It was launched last week by a group of centre-right rich guys and academics to promote independence.

You would think that since it has rich guys and academics they could have come up with a much better title!

On its agenda are economic empowerment, smaller government and self-reliance.

So, is the Mark 2 Tory Party that Murdo Fraser wanted to create?

Not quite, Murdo wanted to re-brand the Scottish Conservatives because he realised that the Tory brand in Scotland is so toxic. If he had got his way and set up a new name and party, would he had got anywhere? If the same people transferred across to occupy the same positions and with the exact same policies, it would have been a farce and a waste of time!

But the general idea was sound in principle.

The Wealthy Nation faction says that right wing policies are the only way for an independent Scotland to make the country richer.

Money for some people is the be all and end all but it does come in very handy to pay bills etc.

Its founder is Michael Fry, I saw him on one of the BBC independence debates I went to at Pacific Quay.

He is a historian who has campaigned for the Conservative Party for over 40 years.

Given the state of the current Scottish Conservative brand, he has had a tough time; hardly anyone is listening because the Tories don’t 'get it' regards to poor people in Scotland.

Fry rightly argues that the Tories are "going nowhere", you only have to listen to the likes of Tory MSP Alex Johnstone to know why, he gets a right few quid and is reasonably well off.

As to ‘fairness’, well it could be argued that he doesn’t give a fig about that or the poor.

What a star!

If you ask heavily bias and loaded questions without presenting the full facts you will get the answer you want.

Michael Fry said:

"People vote more on the left in Scotland than they do on the right but there's not much point in independence unless we become a wealthier and happier nation.

He added on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme:

"If Scotland is going to make itself richer then I'm afraid the only way to do this is by adopting right-wing policies, because only right-wing policies produce growth. Left-wing policies produce redistribution, perhaps, but there's going to be nothing to distribute unless we become richer first."

All roads they say lead to Rome, the question is how some people get there, he wants to go First class, but some people appear to be going on their hands and knees as we are all acutely aware in this country.

On the rather thorny issue of revival of the Tories in Scotland, he said:

"It's the only way this will happen because the Conservative Party has been stuck in a rut and is going nowhere. We have to move into a different environment where different policies become possible, and it seems to me and members of our group that an independent Scotland is the only context in which that is going to happen."

That isn't true.

The Conservatives in Scotland are part of Better Together, that campaign will be a success, but that will not change the fortunes of Ruth Davidson or her party, post indy defeat of Salmond and Sturgeon, people won’t be flocking to the Conservative cause.

They didn’t previously and they won’t post Salmond defeat.

It has been suggest that because the Scottish Conservatives took part in the Better Together campaign that people will come back to them in droves, they have even changed their logo recently. Did anyone think that people weren't voting Conservative because some didn't like the tree as a logo? Do they think them being part of Better Together, as the junior partner, it makes a difference? Is it likely people forgot they existed and somehow this 'event' will wake them up?

Ruth Davidson is seen as 'London's man' in Scotland, nothing else need be said.

The Scottish Conservatives can kid themselves but we all know differently regarding revival, they need to outsource their social policies and clamp down on people like Alex Johnstone talking.

Wealthy Nation has some rich guys in it, Fraser of Allander Institute founder David Simpson; financier, former Tory and independent Midlothian councillor Peter de Vink; former Tory donor Laurie Clark; and former SNP treasurer Ian Blackford.

What their real campaigning experience is will be open to debate, but I don’t see these people doing the hard slog on a doorstep in the pissing rain week in and week out. I see that these people were previously 'Chiefs', are they prepared to be 'Indians'?

I think not!

Anyway Blackford said:

"The decisions affecting the people of Scotland are best taken here, and over the course of the last few months a number of people right across the political spectrum have come forward and said they believe it's in the best interests of Scotland that people support the Yes campaign."

Using the SNP line of;

”the decisions affecting the people of Scotland are best taken here”, well, is this another SNP front or just an attempt to woo disaffected Tories to indy?

Who knows!

We will see what’s what when the new ‘political party’ starts putting candidates up for elections.

If at all!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Alex Salmond tries to build himself up as a ‘Statesman’, now it’s a personal police security presence in the shape of a Police Officer with firearms experience, maybe Police Scotland should have sent a Dietitian instead

Dear All

It seems that Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has concerns about his personal safety.

To that end John Buchanan, a sergeant at Police Scotland has been seconded to the Scottish Government.

Does Buchanan have knowledge of dieting?

In trying to build up Salmond as a ‘statesman’, it seems the SNP Government want all the trappings, a bit like having Turkey at Xmas, you need all the trimmings thrown in.

Is Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ in danger?

Only of self inflicted helpings of multiple puddings, curries and pies.

On White paper day I visited Holyrood, I thought to myself, this wasn’t a safe area, a professional would see the high ground as a marvelous place for a sniper team to pick someone off.

Given the distance, the Barrett sniper rifle is an ideal weapon platform if someone wanted to pick off a politician.

50 calibre rounds do an amazing job as we have all seen on youtube.

Sgt Buchanan is also an officer with experience of firearms incidents, what about pie throwing?

What about egg throwing?

So, as part of finding something to do, he has reviewed security arrangements in Bute House and the First Minister's home in Aberdeenshire.

I guess contractors will be in soon to start work on building the ‘bunkers’ if this hasn’t happened already.

Buchanan has touched on security protocol when Salmond is on walkabout, and probably came up with the conclusion that isn’t safe either since there aren’t multiple layers of security, such as at secure locations such as the Scottish Parliament.

Sgt Buchanan is now based in the First Minister's private office as a "security liaison officer".

Poor bastard must be bored out of his mind.

It’s a non job, but since he has to earn a crust, he scopes out potential threats and plans for events attended by Salmond.

This includes deciding on the best entrance for the First Minister to use to avoid being booed by the public.

Maybe he also checks the toilets and tests the food as well!

What is extremely amusing is that Buchanan was part of the Government entourage that visited China in November.

The Chinese are particularly good at close protection and event management, Buchanan would have had absolutely nothing to do.

I wonder if he saw the Great Wall of China!

And without an equipped security team would be just another bystander, equipped means carrying weapons, that’s Glocks to the ignorant.

A Police Scotland spokesman said the role did not amount to a bodyguard.

I take that to mean after discussions with Buchanan, he declared he wasn’t prepared to take a bullet for the First Minister but would be willing to be an expert witness if required.

Labour chief whip Macdonald said:

"Alex Salmond's approval ratings may be going down, but his opinion of his own importance only ever goes up."

A Police spokesman said:

"Following a review of ­security surrounding the First Minister for Scotland, a security liaison officer from Police Scotland has been seconded to the office of the First Minister. The role of this officer is to provide advice and guidance on physical and protective ­security measures, including visits and events, in relation to the First Minister."

A Scottish Government spokesman said:

"We do not comment on security issues."

Probably because they don’t know what they are talking about much like Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon on European Union membership.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Scottish independence: SNP MSP John Mason brings God centre stage into the independence debate, he cites a story in the ‘Book of Genesis’, the specific part for Working class SNP members is the ‘Book of Exodus’, time to get out now!

Dear All

It seems that SNP MSP John Mason has decided to bring in religion into the independence debate or to be more specific God.

It could be said that God is already speaking as the SNP is in meltdown and the Scottish independence campaign has collapsed.

However to refresh Mr. Mason's memory;

'the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away'.

He gave the SNP success and they squandered it doing evil.

We are now at the 'Lord taketh away' part.

Mason suggested the Old Testament story of the Tower of Babel could be used as an argument for Scottish independence.

That is bollocks.

Can you compared Scotland’s constitutional battle to a biblical episode?

Yes, Freedom of Speech gives you that right, just like Freedom of Speech allowed some people to compare Alex Salmond to Hilter.

Writing in a evangelical magazine, Mason trotted out a story from the Book of Genesis , which saw God stop the people of Earth, who then spoke a common language, from building a tower to heaven. God then created different languages to confuse the builders and “scattered” them all over the world.

And that is his argument for independence?

He also wrote:

“I would maintain there is no one Christian line to take on Scottish independence. However, there is a principle from the time of the Tower of Babel that God split the peoples up as too much centralisation was a potentially a dangerous thing. So it could be argued that we should be wary of larger national units and supportive of smaller ones.”

Presumably he is aware then being in politics that his leader and unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon plan to take Scotland into the European Union, this is a larger Union than the United Kingdom.

That means his argument falls on its arse.

Unfortunately, he can't go back and do a re-write.

The Shettleston MSP said he did not believe God was taking sides in the independence debate.

I think that is wishful thinking on his part, given the evil in the Scottish National Party at the very top of the organisation, I think God certainly isn't on the side of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.

If asked, would Scotland's 'jolly fat man' Alex Salmond and Scotland's unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon give an assurance that they are going to Heaven when they die? 

Or like the EU debacle, would they say that 'talks' would have to place on membership and conditions of entry?

Presumably Salmond and Sturgeon would 'dictate' their terms of entry!

Instead of the Book of Genesis, the working class SNP members should be reading 'Exodus' because sticking around in the Scottish National Party is a seriously bad idea at present.

Some people might be going to Hell because "it's the right thing to do"!

Yours sincerely

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, December 27, 2013

Scottish independence: Blair Jenkins and Yes Scotland manage to get a single percentage point up by their feeble campaign efforts, two whole years in Hope Street wasted, a remarkable unimpressive effort by unpopular Nicola Sturgeon and her talentless SNP cronies

Dear All

In politics, we are blessed by many people who talk utter shite!

Yes Scotland has a Chief Executive called Blair Jenkins, despite having a jinx in the shape of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hanging around his neck like a dead albatross, he still dreams of being a visionary.

Back in September when the doubters were saying the campaign for independence was dead, it wasn’t going anyway and people like myself saying Yes Scotland was a crony ridden pit of the untalented, Blair Jenkins predicted that the gap between the Yes and No camps would have narrowed by the end of 2013.

And he was right, but the real story is not that he was right, but that the rise was only a single point.

It now stands at 27%, nearly two years of effort and got nowhere, a remarkable achievement for someone who is so ‘gifted’ and ‘talented’.

One wonders if he had stayed at home would the increase have been more!

We will never know but we could hazard a guess.

“I would expect to see some narrowing” cried Mr. Jenkins!

The White Paper was supposed to be a springboard that would set of a chain of events that would kickstart this independence campaign for Salmond and Sturgeon.

It was their ‘we are on our way’ moment, but alas, the White paper was a pile of shit that the Scottish public wasn’t interested in.

On the big day itself, the Scottish Parliament was like a ghost town no mass crowds outside, just the press and some interested spectators.

Is the Yes Campaign capable of achieving a turnaround?

Not with unpopular Nicola Sturgeon at the helm, not with Scotland on pause, not with Michael Matheson leaving a Scots woman to die, not with Kenny MacAskill as Justice Minister, not with Mike Russell as Education Minister.

And not with Alex Salmond playing the ‘jolly fat man’ to the crowds, which there aren’t any!

A new  poll published just before Christmas by TNS BMRB put support for Yes at 27 per cent, this is one point increase when compared with the previous survey, which was done prior to Alex Salmond publising his white paper for independence.

If Blair Jenkins can get 1% a year, then he has only to keep the campaign running for another 24 years to ensure victory.

That is an achievement of sorts if it can be done, new bill for the Scottish Parliament after the New Year?

The Neverendum Bill (Scotland) Act 2014!

Blair Jenkins can forget any call coming post independence defeat for him to head up the Scottish Broadcasting Service.

SNP ‘strategists’ can’t pull any rabbits out of their hats, but perhaps a few hairs out of their ass is possible. As to the strategy, it appears that smoke and mirrors don’t work, spin and bluster doesn’t work either, and as to lying, that killed the campaign stone cold dead.

Dead, dead, dead, as to Salmond, he is a turn off to the female vote, and likewise unpopular Nicola Sturgeon isn’t liked either.

Many a time I heard the same word coming back to me from women voters in Govan; Nicola Sturgeon is an “arsehole”.

This presents a problem for Ms. Sturgeon, how do you convince people to trust an “arsehole", it isn’t like you are starting from square one, she starts quite a few steps back.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Scottish independence: Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond accused of being paranoid after his bizarre rant that UK and Spanish Governments are ‘plotting’ against him, keep your ‘political tampon’ on Alex, screaming like a bitch in the night upsets civilians at their tea!

Dear All

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is losing the plot, in what must be the most delusional rant ever to come out of his fat gob this year, he is accusing the British and Spanish governments of plotting "hand in glove" against his attempt at a Yes vote.

Are there ‘Reds under the bed’ too at Bute House?

Are there Spaniards standing on street corners in Glasgow saying vote No?

It seems that the closer to the ‘day of political death’ that Salmond draws near too, the more screaming like a bitch will be coming into the public domain.

 At this point, it is time for an adapted quote from Kick Ass 2.

“Keep your tampon on Alex.”

Yes, Alex, keep your political tampon on, no one has hit you yet but already you are claiming political blood on the carpet.

At Xmas, Salmond went with the Xmas card theme of the fourth wise man, oh what he would give to have even one wise man in his rabble.

The claim of a "stitch-up" between David Cameron and Spanish Prime ­Minister Mariano Rajoy is laughable; Spain will do what is in its economic interests to maintain its unity. They don’t need outside advice.

In a bizarre outburst, Alex Salmond blurted out:

"Mr Rajoy is speaking for David Cameron and the Tories by proxy."

The Unionist’s must be so happy that Salmond is falling apart, coming apart at the seams, maybe too much fat in his diet, or he has eaten to much is so full shit, it’s gotta come out sometime!

The Scottish Conservatives presumably without the benefit of a medical degree to back up their assessment accused the First Minister of "paranoia".

Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. 

Simply put… Nutter!

Down in Downing Street, the Conservatives were packing up for the hols and dismissed claims of Cameron influencing the Spanish government as just laughable.

Salmond's ferocious dead sheep attack follows on from the damaging intervention by Rajoy early to highlight a self evident truth; that Scotland would have to apply as a new member if it wants to join the EU.

His intervention casts major doubts on the SNP case that it would be all straightforward and a shoo-in for an independent Scotland to be an EU member.

28 members have the right of veto.

In Spain there is a popular break-away movement in Catalonia, Spain's most prosperous region.

But in Scotland, there isn’t a popular break-away movement because the SNP don’t give a shit about working class Scots.

Rajoy’s position is pretty straightforward when he said that if part of an EU state chose independence, it would put itself outside the EU and need to apply for re-entry.

He added:

"This is a fact - it's neither a value judgment nor an opinion, it's simply a fact."

Rajoy's comments were deeply awkward for Salmond who along with Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has buried any realistic chance due to gross stupidity and incompetence.

Apparently the ‘face of independence’ can’t drum up any support, and the SNP thought she would bring in the women’s vote, didn’t happen.

Recently the case of Pauline Toms came into the public domain; she went to see her local SNP MSP and Government Minister for help.

She got no help but she did get this:

“I cannot affect clinical decisions; I do not have that power”.

So, there you have it another Scots woman left to die because the SNP MSP couldn’t be bothered to fight for her.

This guy is the public health minister, however, he seemed upset after he was sent a copy of the brutally frank recording and asked why he could not use his senior position to rectify the "significant mistakes" he highlighted at NHS Forth Valley.

He didn’t want it public that he was leaving a woman to die, he is such a "sensitive man", he really 'cares' about his arse cheeks, his pension and his re-election attempt in 2016, he gets it you know.

Concerned by his views being made public with a Scottish independence referendum coming up, he started phoning the Toms family with three calls in a half-an-hour period. Then he sent round his secretary, a friend of Mrs Toms in an attempt to pacify the situation.

The SNP is run as a ‘rat ship’, this is something I have heighted time and time again, the sheer incompetence of some of these people beggar’s belief.

What SNP Government Minister Micahel Matheson should have done was to pick up the phone and got this woman the help she needed, leaving people to die isn’t an option.

It is dead easy, you pick up the phone, explain who you are, you tell the people on the other end you don’t give a fuck what they think and ask them if they know about career ending events. And you stress that you want them to come through this for the sake of their family, real empathy shit because budgets are tight and we need the right people in the right jobs.

Anyway now things have changed, Ms. Toms is now awaiting tests for possible surgery, its Xmas, well in this case more like bad publicity for the anti working class SNP.

So, we have a First Minister screaming like a bitch, and another SNP Government Minister happy to continue the ‘Sturgeon legacy’ of parking their arse cheeks doing nothing and leaving people to die.

And they wonder why no one has the time of day for these people!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Scottish independence, Scotland's unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already lost the referendum in 2014, the SNP Government is an utter farce, Scotland has been on pause long enough

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cowdenbeath by-election special: SNP Candidate Natalie McGarry named in a Police Scotland criminal investigation, her “pals” Shona McAlpine, Office Manager to Muslim MSP Humza Yousaf and Jonathan Mackie, Regional Advisor at Yes Scotland also passed onto the Police.

Dear All

The SNP has selected the odious Natalie McGarry as its candidate to contest the Cowdenbeath by-election on 23 January 2014.

The good news is that by selecting Nicola Sturgeon's proxy, the Labour Party has probably won the contest already on merit.

If you read my blog you will know I write about the 'publicly unelectables' of the SNP.

Natalie McGarry is one of them.

Awhile ago, I informed people that I have a stalker called @georgemlaird, when this Nationalist hate campaign started two of Natalie McGarry "friends", Shona McAlpine and Jonathan Mackie immediately joined the followers list of that account along with Anniesland SNP.

Anniesland SNP?

Not important enough to mention further.

Ms. Natalie McGarry linked my blog to the hate account 'georgemlaird in a tweet, currently she has closed her account to outsiders such as the press, apparently yet again, the public don't have a right to know what they are getting as their MSP candidate.

Her name however she will be delighted to know has been passed onto Police Scotland.

This hate account is much more than Wings over Scotland could ever be, but it does show the true calibre of Natalie McGarry. It is an account that calls me among other things a paedophile.

Maybe Ms. McGarry can offer an explanation to the press at the Cowdenbeath by-election why she did this?

Let me just repeat something again because I feel it is important, Natalie McGarry's name has been passed onto Police Scotland who are investigating the Nationalist hate campaign against me.

The investigation is still live.

Recently I was speaking on BBC radio, Ms. Garry was also invited on, normally in politics you exchange ‘hellos’, but in her case, I just ignored her totally before, during and after the broadcast. During a break I wandered around to Holyrood, to see the sights, not having been before as I strolled about I spoke to the press and happened to bump into the Labour MP Anas Sarwar who along with another person stopped for a quick chat.

I keep bumping into him for some reason, anyway, I was told by someone that my blog,  "doesn't miss and hit the wall".

That means I got a good write up, always nice to see people enjoying what I write.

Scotland's unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon also saw me on 'white paper' day, but put her head down when she saw me at Holyrood, sadly Nicola isn't the 'social justice' campaigner she makes out to be.

My opinion is that she is a rat much like her husband Peter Murrell who is the SNP Chief Executive. Murrell apparently doesn't believe that poor people (me) are entitled to the same protection in the SNP as members of the rich man's clique that he protects.

I maybe poor, but my voice carries a certain weight among some people.

Back to by-election for the Scottish Parliament, that is taking place due to the death of Labour MSP Helen Eadie.

Ms. Eadie died at the age of 66 from cancer, it was a sudden shock to many who watch the political scene.

As to the 'offical version' of how wonderful Ms McGarry is, she currently according to the press works as a policy adviser in a third sector organisation.

She said her 'priority' if elected would be to serve as "a strong local voice" in the Scottish Parliament.

McGarry doesn't live in Cowdenbeath as far as I am aware, and I suspect if elected she won't be moving there either, her boyfriend or partner is the sole Glasgow Tory Councillor David Meikle.

She has worked in Human Resources and as a community officer for unemployed parents; she is also a co-founder of Women for Independence, which like ‘Labour for indy’ is seen as a front for the SNP by some people.

McGarry said:

"There is so much at stake in this by-election - almost immediately after the new MSP takes their seat, parliament will be voting on the budget to protect the people's policies - the council tax freeze, the bus pass, free personal care for older citizens and much, much more. I will be proud to vote for these policies, and will be proud to stand on the Scottish government's record of achievement."

The SNP already have enough votes to get anything through Holyrood so her getting elected is meaningless because nothing is at risk in this by-election.

Are some of the SNP MSPs going to vote against any of the above things listed?

The answer is probably no, when you aren't very bright or original you just follow the herd that is the way it works in the SNP.

A crony ridden pit which runs on the tagline of 'standing up for Scots' as a punch line.

Speaking of punch lines, the SNP appear to be selecting female candidates and losing badly, the stigma of SNP MSP Bill Walker who was smashing in women's faces for three decades has killed the women's vote.

And let us be clear, the SNP knew about Bill Walker prior to him being selected as an SNP MSP candidate, however, Bill has a few quid, his 'good buddy' is Scotland's unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

If you don't know who she is, she was the SNP Health Sec who left Scots women to die from cancer because they couldn't get the same drugs that are available in England.

Nicola Sturgeon is such a hero, especially to Joyce in Inverclyde, you remember her?

Nicola did the photo op with her, and Joyce nearly died while waiting on the right drug, before she got that help, she lost a third of her kidney only then did she get the drug she needed.

I blogged on this prior to her relapse and said Sturgeon should get her the drug, apparently Ms. Sturgeon must have a problem, being unable to think at speed. This is my absolute fav story of 'Nicola Cares' which the SNP hark about the place when they do her 'woman of the people' gag.

Nicola however is truly a rising star, the granddaughter of an Englishwomen who wants to deliver us Scots from Westminster!

Despite being rich, Ms. Sturgeon has never managed to shed having a lack of class and is basically 'common' without having the common touch.

Although Ms. McGarry will get a lot of help as the SNP are 'good' at doing by-elections, this will not help her at all, she is probably going to lose and she deserves to lose. No doubt I will probably come across her during my political travels at some point, but I won't be forgetting what she did regarding linking my blog to the hate account @georgemlaird.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Scottish independence, Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the ‘face of independence’ is struggling to attract women voters, women in Govan brand her an “Arsehole”, could that be the problem Nicola?

Dear All

When the Scottish National Party put Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as the ‘face of independence’ what a massive mistake that was in strategy.

I found talking to women voters in my area that there was a problem, some women considered Nicola Sturgeon an “arsehole”.

Time after time, it came back the same message, “arsehole”, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon used to represent all of Govan as the MSP so that might explain the hostility.

Also the SNP has a problem with Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond, women are taking to him either. One woman said to me, she couldn’t stand him and hated his guts. So, the Nationalists thought by having Sturgeon she could reach out to the women voters.

Fail, fail and more fail.

This is highlighted in a new poll that shows how the SNP have struggled to win over the hearts and minds of women in the referendum campaign.

In my area, I need to make this point again, some women considered Nicola Sturgeon an “arsehole”.

First Minister Alex Salmond and his unpopular deputy Nicola Sturgeon both don’t appeal to women.

In order to help the Nationalist cause, phoney little groups run by SNP women have been set up as a cross party platform, but these are most fronts, just like the other groups which attempt to try and make out that there is a massive ground swell of support.

There isn’t.

Why is that?

People don’t trust Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.

Tom Costley, head of TNS Scotland, said:

"Winning women's votes could be crucial for the SNP, as polls have long shown that women are less enthusiastic than men about the prospect of independence. Our survey of how people rate the key politicians in the referendum debate has found that women take a less favourable view than men of both Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon."

He added:

"In this referendum campaign, gaining approval among women could bring rich dividends."

The SNP rather spectacularly dropped over the Bill Walker scandal. Bill Walker was a close personal friend of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who was elected as an SNP MSP.

Bill Walker was outed as a wife beater to the SNP prior to him being selected but he subsequently went on to stand for Holyrood and got it.

Bill Walker, Nicola Sturgeon’s pal is now fighting for independence being bars, 12 months in the ‘Longpoke’ penal system.

The SNP are trying to con Scots, and women have seen through the hype, the smoke and mirrors, even the executive coach Claire Howell was brought onboard by SNP MP Angus Robertson to run workshops for Yes Scotland.

Braveheart is out and in comes “positvity”, can’t be working as most of the Yes Scotland female directors have bolted, fled the coop, gone AWOL, got out of Dodge.

All the women directors at Yes Scotland have gone, and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is on the Yes Scotland board, Nicola can’t hang on to even paid Nats.

Well it is all downhill now, Salmond and Sturgeon can’t get the women, can’t get the men, can’t get the working class, and even the school kids say ‘fuck that for a game of soldiers’ to the SNP cliques poisonous vision of denying them a future.

Alex Salmond has given performance coaching in the past, now that he is over the hill and past his best, his performances are more like panto now, and no one likes a clown outside the circus.

Sturgeon recently said on leaving:

there is a high probability that I will not be in Government in 15 years' time."

The women of Scotland can only hope the date for her exit is coming much sooner, and no loss either as her health record aptly shows.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

Scottish independence: Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond blows £468,000 of taxpayers' money on a golf trip while disabled and vulnerable Scots suffer at every level, £54,000 is unaccounted for, Team Salmond spends £1,000 to listen to a pianist while he eats, what a prick!

Dear All

Did you know that there have been Scottish women who have died in Scotland because they couldn't afford Cancer drugs that were available free in England?

Well you know now.

Under the disastrous leadership of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP promoted the myth that they had a handle on health with her as Health Sec.

It was a lie.

Just before the shit hit the fan, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon was moved just when the real stories came into the public domain.

The SNP Government keep saying they don’t have enough cash, but the taxpayers’ money is quick to appear for SNP members such Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond.

During a week-long visit to the Medinah Country Club in Chicago in 2012 an eye opening £468,580 was pissed up against a wall.

How much?


Alex Salmond plays golf.

But the story continues, Salmond is under pressure to reveal why £54,000, still unaccounted for.

Where’s the money Alex?

If you want to know how the despot treats taxpayers’ cash, know that he spent £1000 of taxpayers’ money hiring a pianist.

The pianist played at a dinner during his trip to the Ryder Cup. What happened to silence is golden?

Scottish Labour MSP Paul Martin said:

“The idea that the First Minister can spend tens of thousands of pounds on himself and refuse to account for it is frankly repulsive. Salmond spent our cash on a trip to the golf. The people of Scotland have the right to know what he spent it on.”

You will love this at a time when Scottish people are visiting foodbanks, figures released by tourism quango Visit Scotland showed the Salmond party spent £5695 on a dinner at a steak restaurant.

What where they eating, every cow in the State of Illinois with fries!

Talking about ripping the piss, it seems that lower middle class Alex Salmond having been given the smell of taxpayers’ cash has become hooked it.

More than £1100 was blown flying over two chefs from Gleneagles Hotel, can you fucking believe it?

Well you better, it’s in the figures.,

The breakdown also shows more than £80,000 was spent on accommodation for the officials at a nearby hotel to the tournament venue.

However no costs for the five-star Peninsula Hotel where it is understood Salmond and his wife Moira stayed.

£54,000 is still unaccounted for, and until every penny is accounted and there is total transparency, people should keep the pressure up on Salmond to explain where the cash has gone.

What a sick joke this is, I am voting No to Scottish independence because Alex Salmond is unworthy to be the leader of an independent Scotland.

His greed is sickening, more so when you realise the sick and the vulnerable are paying the ‘blood price’ while he lives life to the full much like Robert Mugabe, another despot who let power go to his head.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scottish independence, Englishman and SNP MP Angus Robertson says that Trident’s replacement is "immoral, outdated and grotesquely expensive", sit your arse down you buffoon, the UK is securing its United Nations Security Council seat

Dear All

The SNP has cobbled together various unhappy groups who don’t like the British Government or its policies.

One of these groups is CND, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

The group was heavily supported by the Russians to destablise the West during the Cold War. 

Apparently our Russian cousins thought it was a good idea to try and get a nuclear free Britain.

Not a very good idea.

So, the SNP in need of ‘followers’ embraced CND by being anti Nuclear weapons, but in the big wide world outside their cliques, they could take the people of Scotland with them. Everyone is opposed to nuclear war but you can’t un-invent these weapons.

They are here and they are here to stay.  

The SNP or to be more precise Alex Salmond did a U turn on NATO after the SNP opposing it for 30 years, 30 years of getting it wrong, 30 years of being backward, NATO is the cornerstone of Western defence.

So, the U turn came, but rather than doing the right thing and supporting a pro Nuclear Faslane, Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ seriously bottled it, he dropped the ball, probably to keep the working class mugs who do the campaigning in the party in place.

The SNP halfway house is untenable, their defence plans are amateurish and they haven’t done any work preferring to ‘cut and paste’ parts of the UK’s defence reviews. You may have noticed that the SNP now campaign for one airbase, when previously they said they needed three, so what changed?

If they were wrong before, it shows they are incompetent and if they are “right” now it shows they are incompetent.


Well, Scotland needs more than one airbase just like it needs more than one naval station, but the SNP just latched onto other’s work to fill a gap.

The gap in thinking was caused by not being arsed at Westminister or arsed as a party, Englishman Angus Robertson is the SNP defence spokesman, what a bang up job he didn’t do!

So, Trident needs to be replaced and the Coalition Government have committed to spending £3 billion on it before any final decision on a replacement for the ageing nuclear deterrent.

Will the new nuclear deterrent go ahead?

Yes, it will, there are many reasons but the seat on the United Nations Security Council is a prime one, all Security Council members are Nuclear.

£3 billion is a massive amount of money, but the Conservatives will push ahead with their plans for a like-for-like system.

There will be new submarines commissioned and they will be based in Scotland.

The SNP who are irrelevant in this debate have condemned the proposals for what it said would be "immoral, outdated and grotesquely expensive" weapons.

Grow up and act your age!

The Liberal Democrats who want to be all fuzzy to their supporters having lost so many oppose a like-for-like replacement.

With the Liberal Democrats trying to rebuild after Clegg’s folly, the two parties have agreed a stalemate where no final decision will be made until after the 2015 general election.

This isn’t about nuclear weapons; it’s about Westminster politics and re-election.

Conservative Defence Secretary Philip Hammond admitted that billions of pounds of spending will already have been committed by that stage.

And with Scottish independence dead, the SNP clueless on defence, the rest of the cash will go in at some future stage.

Hammond said:

"Some £3 billion has been earmarked for spending before the next election."

He also announced £79 million of investment in the next generation of submarines which will carry the nuclear deterrent.

Angus Robertson, SNP “leader” at Westminster and the party's defence spokesperson, said:

"The determination to spend £100 billion on Trident nuclear weapons that are designed to flatten Russia is perverse."

Is that right Angus?

Well, you just wear an extra woolly jumper if it gets cold and leave the defence of the UK to others with vast experience.

Go do some shopping at Harrods and visit the sights of London, you aren’t much use as a defence spokesman!

If the SNP had backed NATO and backed pro nuclear Faslane as a base for the nuclear submarine fleet they would have been seen as credible.

But Alex Salmond, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon and Angus Robertson aren’t strategic thinkers.

Mind you, it is a bit late to convert to nuclear since the SNP completely balls it up at this late stage, or is it?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University