Saturday, August 31, 2013

Scottish independence: Alastair Darling tells voters: don't buy Salmond's 'indy-lite ad gimmick' as angry indy supporters try to disrupt Glasgow launch of Better Together, George Laird called a ‘quisling’ and I wasn’t at the event, Nationalist hate flows

Dear All

Do you know about the word ‘disgrace’?

Well that’s exactly how Yes Scotland supporters and the SNP have acted today at the Mitchell Library.

Outside, SNP Cllr David Turner was part of a mob, one of which was using a bull horn,  people were berated coming into the Library at the launch of Better Together in Glasgow.

SNP Cllr David Turner stood at the back of the mob, wearing black shoes, dark trousers, a blue T shirt and a rather less fetching cream coloured jacket.

I felt sorry for him; around his neck he had a rather nice camera to possibly take people’s pictures.

I was called a ‘quisling’ even although I wasn’t at the event by a fool who looked in need of an education.

The hate was on show as angry Nationalists were left standing outside in the Sun abusing people, I can’t imagine that I was the only person to get such treatment.

A 'Soldier of Sturgeon' screaming like a little girl gatecrashed the event launch, as he passed me he mumbled something, his big protest was nothing more than a ‘mumble in the jungle’ as he said 'see you later'.

He had to be escorted out the venue, dressed like someone in need of a style makeover, he left rather sheepishly.

Baa baa and of course baa!

As a protest, the entire thing shows how amateurish the Scottish National Party actually is, SNP Cllr David Turner was there, he isn’t an intellectual giant. I need to say that again, SNP Cllr David Turner isn’t an intellectual giant.

Wait a minute that is only twice, best stick in a third, SNP Cllr David Turner isn’t an intellectual giant.

The hate pouring out; is one of the reasons why campaigners fighting to keep Scotland in the UK "cannot afford to be complacent for one moment."

Former chancellor Alistair Darling will warn people of the dangers of the Yes Scotland Campaign because someone certainly needs to do so.

He says that with just over a year to go till the vote, Scotland is entering a "crucial phase" in the referendum campaign.

Poll after poll however shows that the SNP, and in particular Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon haven’t won the support of working class Scots.

Mr Darling, chair of the cross-party Better Together campaign was at the launch of the group's Glasgow branch at the Mitchell theatre.

As well Darling attending the event, he was joined by the leaders of the three main pro-union parties.

Big event attracts big names.

Darling is also today sending a message to First Minister Alex Salmond that Scotland cannot expect to leave the UK and still "enjoy the benefits of membership".

The Labour MP will say:

"Think about things we value about the UK: the crucial home-market of 60 million customers, the strength of the UK pound, the protection of the UK armed forces, the quality and range of BBC programming. On all these things Alex Salmond pretends that we can walk away from the UK but take these things with us. Voters understand that you cannot leave a club and still expect to enjoy the benefits of membership."

The trick being used by Salmond and Sturgeon is that Scotland can leave the UK without any consequences that cannot be true.

The indy lite strategy is a desperate attempt to try and fix a self created problem.

But let’s return to the hate directed at me, the word ‘quisling’; even although I wasn’t attending the event, clearly others outside knew me.

Where were these people when I was getting treated badly in the SNP?

Later on I had a decent chat with Glasgow Labour Councillor Stephen Curran, this contrasted sharply with the abuse of the Nationalist side.

The Scottish National Party has a lot to learn about politics and a Library of Congress to learn about decency.

The use of ‘bams’, badly dressed ‘bams’ to disrupt other people’s events by Nationalists is really rather common.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University   

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s close personal friend, colleague and wife beater Bill Walker says “I'm not going to quit” Holyrood, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon keep their ‘biggest fan’ on the Holyrood back benches, the 'rats' are turning on each other

Dear All

It’s official!

Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon close personal friend, colleague and serial wifebeater, Bill Walker who was elected as an SNP MSP for Dunfermline is to stay at Holyrood.

Time for an adapted quote, you have to say it passion, if you have a horse so much the better but it works standing on your feet;

“What would you give for one chance, one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may beat our wives but the SNP will never take our freedom!!!!!!!!”

The news of Bill Walker refuses to go is an absolute corker for the Scottish National Party leadership, Bill Walker is a big fan of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, when they speak Bill hits the table in approval.

Scottish National Party, the home of the bigot, the home of the smearers, the home of the wife beater!

Can you imagine Nicola Sturgeon standing on her hind legs now trying to win over the women’s vote?

Bill Walker is Nicola Sturgeon’s Gillian Duffy moment, a moment so toxic that people will start to edge away from her; the women’s vote is gone now!

The SNP were informed about Bill Walker’s violent behavior to his former wives, a person went to Nicola Sturgeon’s Office and spoke to Sturgeon’s best friend, assistant and now SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter.

I guess the people of PollokShields must deeply regret voting her into public office.

The complaint which Nicola Sturgeon is still denying knowing nothing about was sent to SNP HQ which is run by Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell, and again Nicola Sturgeon it is claimed wasn't told anything by her husband.

Ian Smart, a Labour blogger has an interesting piece:

Imagine Ms. Sturgeon walking about and everyone around her knows of a very serious incident except her.

Rob Armstrong has called on Sturgeon’s husband to consider his position, I think the only thing that Peter Murrell has considered is the 47% pay rise that he got, he won’t be resigning.

The Bill Walker case isn’t the only cover up in the Scottish National Party that Peter Murrell knows about.

But to return to Nicola’s personal friend Bill Walker, Nicola has turned on him, the ‘fellowship of the ring’ of SNP MSPs is broken; apparently Sturgeon wants clear distance between them now.

Niocla Sturgeon is as big a liability has Wendy Alexander was with the public, and I should mention that women’s groups who have met her are less than impressed with the Sturgeon brand.

Bill Walker will always defy calls to quit because like Nicola Sturgeon, he won’t accept responsibility and resign.

And it’s a lot of cash, something that both Nicola and Bill are very fond of, two buddies with so much in common!

Politicians from across the spectrum have demanded Bill Walker stand down from Holyrood presumably they want to have Holyrood appear on the surface as whiter than white, but it isn’t so anymore.

A majority of MSPs at the Scottish Parliament have signed a motion calling on the 71-year-old to resign immediately.

Walker said:

"I never had any plans to vacate my seat and that's it. I will just leave it at that."

With the summer recess approaching, Bill Walker could be slammed up and then out on a tag for the start of the new parliament session.

He has to support the ‘precious’, he has to support Alex Salmond.

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’, First Minister Alex Salmond has called on him to resign his Holyrood seat, saying:

"Someone convicted of these offences is not fit to be a public representative and therefore he should stand down from the Scottish Parliament and allow the people of Dunfermline to elect a new MSP.''

Salmond is trying to draw the stigma away from Nicola Sturgeon’s Office and SNP HQ run by Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell.

The Scottish Parliament website shows that 66 MSPs have backed a motion from Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, stating:

"The Parliament believes that Bill Walker MSP should vacate his seat in the Parliament immediately."

Politicians from all parties at Holyrood have signed up, Labour leader Johann Lamont, Tory leader Ruth Davidson and her deputy Jackson Carlaw.

I suppose why only 66 MSPs?

There are 129 MSPs at Holyrood, however, 128 MSPs should be the target.

Mr Rennie said it was time for Walker to stand down.

"We cannot allow a wife-beater to take his place back in Parliament as if nothing has happened. And that would be the message it would send to all these women who have been beaten up by their partner? What would they think about their Parliament acting in that way?"

Not a lot Willie.

Ms Davidson said:

"Sadly, it's no surprise that someone found guilty of conducting a campaign of violence against women is refusing to do the right thing and resign his post."

She added:

“It is appalling that Bill Walker thinks he can just carry on as an elected member of parliament as if nothing has happened. To make matters worse, his determination to remain an MSP could end up costing the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds”.

Unfortunately Ms. Davidson isn’t up to speed on SNP politics, money, power and greed is the big thing, merit doesn’t count, Walker clearly shows how morally bankrupt the SNP are.

The real gem of this story is that it shows how the Scottish National Party cover up scandals, they are unfit to be the Government of Scotland and unfit to be involved in the independence campaign.

Simply put the SNP under the leadership of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon stinks like a untreated burst colostomy bag in a packed sauna, everyone wants to get the hell out of there pronto.

Anyone still thinks that the Scottish National Party is about 'electing a people's champion'?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, August 26, 2013

Scottish independence: the relative of a victim of wife beater Bill Walker calls on Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell to consider his position as SNP Chief Executive and resign, Murrell covered up many serious investigations at the SNP, he made his wife a political liability, Walker is Sturgeon’s Gillian Duffy moment

Dear All


You can’t have failed to notice that the Scottish independence campaign is anything but fair under the leadership of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.

The Scottish National Party members have set up multiple phoney little groups to try and suggest that massive support exists for independence.

But I want to turn to Nicola Sturgeon’s friends, her inner circle, her buddies, and her rock.

Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her close personal friend convicted wife beater Bill Walker are fighting for a fairer and more equal society.

Bill Walker took time out from 'fighting for Scotland' to do some fighting on the ‘home front’, for 30 years ‘Battling Bill’ delivered beating after beating.

Another friend of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is Sean Connery, Sean believes in Scottish independence, however like Bill Walker, he also believes that sometimes when appropriate a woman needs a good slap because ‘they won’t let it go’.

Another close friend of Nicola Sturgeon is Shona McAlpine, McAlpine abused an Asian man at Pollok SNP candidate selection meeting.

And another close personal friend of Nicola Sturgeon is SNP Euro Candidate Chris Stephens, he sat back and let an Asian man be abused and smeared behind his back.

Close personal friend of Nicola Sturgeon is Natalie McGarry, Ms. Garry using twitter linked my blog to a fake account @georgemlaird that says I am a paedophile.

To add to the growing list, you have to add in Gail Lythgoe, she is the wife of Muslim list MSP Humza Yousaf, she ran a hate campaign against Ian Davidson, the Labour MP for Pollok.

Do you remember SNP Councillor Jahangir Hanif, he is the man who put an AK 47 into the hands of a young child; he is another close personal friend of Nicola Sturgeon.

What about SNP MSP Joan McAlpine, she is named as the ‘other woman’ in a divorce case, McAlpine, a close friend and colleague of Nicola Sturgeon.

Apparently Nicola gets sick to her stomach when she hears about domestic violence, in the McAlpine case where emotional violence was used, Nicola Sturgeon is totally silent, apparently emotional abuse doesn't engender the same concern. 

What’s the difference Nicola?

Last on this list, Peter Murrell, he is facing calls to resign as SNP Chief Executive; he is also the husband of Nicola Sturgeon.

Peter Murrell received numerous complaints and buried them, there was no investigation, in my case, I can say this because I have personal experience. Regarding my Data Subject Access Request, the SNP data controller broke the law, the time limit is 40 days and I received it after 120 days, ID not returned, and information I requested not there.

When I asked who the data controller at the SNP was; Peter Murrell replied by email to me that he was responsible.

Nicola Sturgeon’s position is that she is entirely ignorant of what is going on around her by her inner circle and husband Peter Murrell.

As regards the women's vote this is a game changer, the Bill Walker scandal is Sturgeon’s Gillian Duffy moment.

So, what is the good news?

I mean there must be something, some ray of hope in this sea of darkness, well apparently, some women involved in women’s rights who have met Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon are very unhappy.

And probably won’t be putting out the welcome mat when she pops into see them, they have 'concerns and questions' along the lines of who knew what and when.

Finally, Nicola Sturgeon has to go, she is a liability, remember how George Laird, thee George Laird  famously stated that Alex Salmond shouldn't appoint her as the ‘face of indy’ and should send her back to health.

George Laird right again.

Bill Walker, close personal friend of Nicola Sturgeon and wife beater is only the tip of the iceberg; there are many more cover ups that her husband and SNP Chief Executive Peter Murrell failed to act on.

You can make your own mind on whether Nicola Sturgeon knew!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Scottish independence: King Rat, the Bill Walker scandal shows how SNP treat complaints from working class people, Bill Walker is only the tip of the iceberg; Alex Salmond is running the SNP as a ‘rat ship’, no one will vote for independence, trust is completely gone

Dear All

In the last 24 hours, the Yes Scotland Campaign has had the equivalent of ‘political food poisoning’.

The effects have been quite severe as they are literally shitting themselves to political death.

Do you know why people can’t sell shit?

It isn’t because the advertising strategy is wrong; it is because the produce is literally shit in the public’s imagination.

Yesterday, Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond was speaking about the alleged hacking of a Yes Scotland’s email account.

The information gleamed from that was Yes Scotland paid someone to write an article that ended up in a newspaper, The Herald.

What wasn’t disclosed to anyone who read the article was as I said it was paid for.

I have blogged continuously that there is a lack of talent in the Yes Scotland campaign, the reason is cronyism.

Far from being community based group, this organisation is effectively run, directed and funded by the Scottish National Party.

When Yes Scotland paid money to someone to write an article which ended up in a newspaper, they fatally undermined trust in the independence campaign.

It was a stupid idea, on a par with other stupid ideas that has seen the independence campaign completely stall.

I said before and I say it again, trust is a major issue that is like a huge roadblock for the Nationalists.

A fee was paid to Elliot Bulmer, of the Constitutional Commission, for an opinion piece on the importance of a written constitution.

Shortly after it was published it was quickly praised by SNP and Yes Scotland figures on Twitter.

This was not spontaneous; if you are even mildly observant you will see SNP people have a habit of verbatim repeating the latest diatribe to the letter.

Blair Jenkins, chief executive of the Yes campaign, described it as a “brilliant must read”, you must read what Yes Scotland paid for, that gave the appearance of being impartial but cash had changed hands.

Although the fee was only £100, it is the principle that counts, this was a no no!

When enquiries were made about Dr Bulmer last Wednesday, Yes Scotland declined to comment; the latest line now is that everything was above board, if that is the case why the silence?

Was Yes Scotland email hacked, well they are saying they were, and the police are investigating but it is too early to even speculate that was the source of the leaked information!

This also begs the question, how would someone know where to look?

A mystery, and of course you could ask, is everyone in Yes Scotland employment totally trustworthy or do they have loose lips that sink ships?

Blair McDougall, director of Better Together, said:

“How can we believe what they say if they are secretly paying supposedly impartial experts? The leadership of Yes Scotland must take responsibility for this and answer these accusations. Who else received payment? Who knew that this kind of payment was being authorised by the campaign’s chief executive? What other supposedly independent voices are being paid to say what the nationalists want? What else are they willing to do to deceive the people of Scotland? Coming so soon after the exposure of Labour for Independence as an SNP front, these new allegations just fuel the sense that these people will say and do anything to get people to vote to leave the UK.”

You can see by the interviews of Alex Salmond that he is clearly rattled as everything is falling apart; stupidity is a poor substitute for intelligence.

Smart mouth doesn’t equal smart brain!

A spokesman for the Scottish Labour Party, they must be loving this, said that if Yes Scotland secretly paid for an article to be written so that it appeared to be independent, rather than commissioned by them, it was a “serious breach of faith with the Scottish people”.

Quite so ma’am! (yes, this isn’t a typo)

He added:

“Blair Jenkins has called for the referendum to be an honest debate, yet his organisation appears to be guilty of deep dishonesty and deception. Perhaps one way of ensuring an honest debate would be if Blair Jenkins stepped down and removed himself from it.”

Let us stop for a moment and look at this Jenkins creature, much is said about how smart he is about broadcasting, however, he is patently out of his depth regarding how to win a referendum, no George Laird radical thinking, he is a pencil pusher. He is a man constructing molehills thinking that he is a mountaineer, in trying to spin, mystery and ‘attack on democracy’, there is a sense of anti climax which is heavy in the air.

Suits you Sir!

As well as the lame duck Yes Scotland debacle, enter Bill Walker, elected as a member for the Scottish Parliament on an SNP ticket, he has been done in a Court on multiple charges of wife beating, 23 plus a breach of the peace involving firearm, .22 air file.

Bill Walker apparently likes to shoot pigeons so the Birdman of Barlinnie or Saughton isn’t available as a nickname.

Given the vast number of charges, a spell at HMP Longpoke is seemly on the cards, and given the comments of the Sheriff, Walker better pack a toothbrush and jim jams and slippers, best take spare bog rolls, and a few pens and pencils, the people he was elected to serve may come a calling.

Alex Salmond says Bill Walker is unfit to be an elected representative, but he was passed by the SNP selection panel, and his behavior was reported to Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Office.

A relative fully informed Sturgeon’s employee, Mhairi Hunter and says he provide documents. The complaint went to SNP HQ and Walker was still selected, Walker has a few pennies. When it comes to complaints as I have found, the husband of Nicola Sturgeon isn’t exactly Sherlock Holmes.

Operation protect Nicola Sturgeon is in full flood with the SNP MSPs calling for Bill Walker to resign so people are looking at him and not Sturgeon, Hunter and SNP HQ staff.

Too late suckers, damage done, I guess the wummins vote is gone bye bye.

Although Bill Walker has been outed effective as a ‘rat’, he isn’t the only ‘rat’ in the SNP, in no order of importance, check out on google SNP vote rigging, Joan McAlpine, named as the ‘other woman’ in a divorce case. The people who sat at Pollok SNP who all kept quiet while Shona McAlpine abused an Asian man, his crime, he wanted to be an SNP candidate.

How about Natalie McGarry who linked my blog to a fake account on twitter which calls me a paedophile, Gail Lythgoe who ran a smear campaign against Ian Davidson, Labour MP and deer hunter. Peter Murrell who refused to carry out a proper investigation into my complaints, Mark McLachlan who ran smear stories on his blog until he was outed, How about the SNP MSP who I gave a case to who just couldn’t be bothered to get off her arse despite being reminded of it.

Nicola Sturgeon who left many a Scottish women to die of cancer because she never ended the postcode health lottery and set up a cancer fund.

Finally, Alex Salmond, a man who will say anything to get a vote, who sucked up to Rupert Murdoch, who destroyed his own independence campaign, Salmond isn’t a statesman after all, he like the ones above, is a rat.

So, when he says Walker isn’t fit to be in Holyrood, maybe he should turn the same forensic scrutiny on all of the above.

Alex Salmond, King Rat, a man married to a woman old enough to be his mother, a man who is carrying his reputation round his waist!

Time for a quote by Alex Salmond:

“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions”!

Oh really, given his stewardship of independence, that is a massive failure, if he is their best, the rest must be real dross.

When you run a ‘rat ship’ eventually the ‘rats’ all turn on each other!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Scottish independence: how many times have Scots been lied and misled by Alex Salmond’s Government, John Swinney apologises and blames officials for misinterpreted indy oil jobs forecast, yet again facts that are fiction!

Dear All

How many times have we been lied too or misled by the Scottish National Party in Government?

The latest falsehood to be exposed that is that Scottish Government officials say they wrongly interpreted data.

The claim was made that the oil and gas industry would create 34,000 jobs in Scotland over the next two years.

Is this a pattern?

Working class Scots told something which when examined turns out to be untrue.

I said it before and I say it again, there is an issue of trust which Alex Salmond cannot hide from any longer.

The bogus figure of 34,000 was in fact referred to UK-wide jobs and not Scottish jobs.

Sooner or later the truth always gets out.

Once you have misled or lied in politics, how do people take you seriously? Mistakes happen, people understand genuine mistakes but when right across an entire range of subjects get slanted; people then close their minds.

The paper was published on July 23 and was amended three days later; however, this still leaves a bad smell.

John Swinney, SNP Finance Secretary has now acknowledged the error in a written response to Conservative finance spokesman Gavin Brown.

Everything that the SNP say or produce will be gone through line by line, checked, filed and cross referenced, lying isn’t an option.
Swinney said:

"This was a result of an incorrect interpretation of data presented by Lloyds Banking Group by Scottish Government officials in the original published version of Maximising the Return from Oil and Gas in an Independent Scotland. The Scottish Government report was subsequently updated on the 26 July 2013 and it now states that: 'Lloyds Banking Group forecast in March 2013 that future growth in the sector will create 34,000 jobs in the industry and related businesses across the UK over the next two years, with all areas of Scotland expected to benefit'."

Opposition parties haven’t been slow to seize on this latest debacle and accused the Government of trying to pretend the figure applied to Scotland alone.

They also added that the SNP Government sneaking out a correction to the paper on the quiet.

Mr Brown said:

"On many occasions the Scottish Government has put its own unusual interpretation on figures and tried to paint it as reality. This time it used a UK figure and pretended it was a Scottish statistic, then blamed Lloyds for the mistake. However, it turns out the error was the Scottish Government's and I'm glad that has now been clarified in black and white. It's also concerning to note the Scottish Government doesn't appear to have an estimate of the number of jobs that will be created in the oil and gas industry in future years. Given the separation argument relies heavily on the sector, this leaves a substantial gap; something that has to be addressed as soon as possible."

Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"I am sure there are a few red faces in government offices just now. What is more concerning is the fact that it seems ministers tried to correct the record without letting anyone know what they were up to. This was a basic factual mistake that should have been acknowledged and corrected in the full glare of the public eye. Instead they tried to sneak out a correction without fanfare while parliament was in recess."

The SNP Government is paralysed and has been so since all the SNP Ministers have ran off to chase the independence dream: what they should have done was to be at their desks doing their jobs.

There are so few people willing to work for Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon now!

The Scottish independence campaign is dead, anyone who is working class working for the campaign should face up to the fact that they are just used as cheap labour and regarded as a mug!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s close personal friend and Nationalist MSP Bill Walker found guilty of 23 charges of assault against ex-wives and step-daughter, SNP knew about Walker, cover up shows SNP run as a ‘rat ship’ under Alex Salmond

Dear All

“They may take our lives but they will never take our Freedom”!

Braveheart, 1995, Mel Gibson, brilliant movie!


Now that I have got that out of my system, fast forward to 2013!

Are you there yet?

Bill Walker, the Nationalist MSP and close colleague of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been convicted of 23 separate charges of assault and one breach of the peace.

The tally is over three decades, that’s 30 years to my SNP readers who regular come to the blog.

Trust me, it’s 30 years, a decade is 10 years, times 3 equals 30.

When the allegations of wife beating were brought to the door of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon rather than 'stand up for women', Ms. Sturgeon failed spectacularly yet again to ensure that this matter was properly investigated.

Bill Walker was allowed to continue on his merry way.

Well, let’s face it; Bill Walker has a few quid.  

When convicted, a sheriff told Walker the evidence showed him to be “controlling, domineering, demeaning and belittling” towards his former wives.

There is a documented history in the Scottish National Party of bullying which the leadership of Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell turn a blind eye to.

These people who claim to stand for fairness, equality and social justice certain failed to act in the Walker case and in my own case as well. When you are standing up for Scotland, people, the little people's rights don't matter, except when a camera crew is standing in front of them.

Next month, Bill Walker will get sentenced the maximum sentence he could face is a year in jail.

Depending on the sentence, under the Representation of the People Act, an MSP would have to be jailed for more than one year to be disqualified from membership of the Scottish Parliament.

Presumably the SNP will be hoping that Walker gets more than a year in order to try and fight a by-election, Bill Walker, elected as an SNP MSP will then be brushed off their history as the Nationalist attempt to con the voters again.

Bill Walker’s conviction raises questions about what Nicola Sturgeon, and her husband, Peter Murrell knew about his violent past given the SNP is run as a party within a party.

The SNP was warned about his violence against his wives as early as 2008.

Sheriff Katherine Mackie, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, said she found all the Crown witnesses, and in particular his ex-wives, “credible and reliable”.

Bless her cotton socks, I know a Sheriff myself in passing, she doesn’t have a horse, but she puts people in the nick!

Mackie added:

"I did not find the accused a credible witness. I reject his contention that the complainers had fabricated their evidence."


In the 1970’s martial arts action films included Fist of Fury, Hi Ya!

Bill Walker had two fists, and he lived in the East… of Scotland, although not the Far East, they have cinemas over there!

One of Walker’s victims was punched in the face two weeks before their wedding day in January 1967.

He gave her a black eye.

Another thing which would seem like madness to me is that Walker would "approve or disapprove" of the clothes his wife was intending to buy.

Personally I am terrible at fashion, and any reasonable guy would just nod and say that looks great honey, and hope she likes it.

Globetrotting Walker also lived in France.

Vive La France!

During his stay there, he told one of his wives that her “place was in the kitchen”.

If I was married I am sure my partner would say that my place was not in the kitchen except to do dishes because my cooking is shit!

Returning to Scotland, his wife confronted him about her suspicions he was having an affair.

It seems the Scottish National Party tradition of ‘fucking another woman behind the wife’s back’ isn’t just a limited affair.

Recently publicly unelectable SNP MSP Joan McAlpine was named in a divorce as the adulteress who destroyed a 29 year old marriage; Joan McAlpine now works for Alex Salmond.

Alex Salmond is running a ‘rat ship’; now another ‘rat’ has been public brought to book!

Walker’s second wife Anne Gruber, 71, racked up an astonishing tally of 15 assaults at various addresses in Edinburgh and Midlothian between 1978 and 1984.

As to the breach of the peace, this related to him brandishing an air rifle!

Bill Walker was never a paratrooper or commando, just some fat guy who jumped a fence, I mean; it was .22 and not a 44 Magnum, regarded as ‘the big boy in the black’.

On the night of the birth of one of his children, it was said that Walker was with another woman, apparently during child birth you are expected to be there holding your wife’s hand as she screams.

Personally, I think I would wait outside drinking coffee, too much noise!  

One of the interesting assaults by Bill Walker was on Mrs Gruber's daughter Anne Louise Paterson.

This happened when she was 16, and he repeatedly struck her on the head with a saucepan in 1978. 

First there was ‘Fists of Fury’ and now ‘Pan of Fury’!

That relationship with his daughter never really panned out after that assault!

Bill Walker became the SNP MSP for Dunfermline in 2011, the Scottish National Party knew about the allegations against him and done nothing, when the allegations went public, then and only then did the SNP act.

So another friend of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been 'outed', Bill Walker wasn’t the first and certainly not the last rat to emerge in the spotlight.

As I said the Scottish National Party is run as a vile nasty little clique, George Laird right again!

I wonder if Nicola Sturgeon will visit Bill Walker in prison?

Two 'special' people as the picture shows, happy times for Nicola with her arm round Bill's neck, what a nice gesture of a deep friendship.

You are known by the company you keep! 

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond reverts to grudge, grievance and malcontent as he scaremongers over the EU, there are two SNP MEP’s, if they never turned up for work no one would notice or care in Europe, SNP irrelevant in big international debates

Dear All

Alex Salmond will say anything to get your vote; recently his mutterings have been all crap, all drivel, and all irrelevant nonsense.

Salmond’s latest attempt to kick start his failed Scottish independence campaign is to scaremonger on Europe.

16 months ago, Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sat in the BBC trying to con Scots on the EU membership status of Scotland, then Ruth Davidson pulled out the ‘letter of destiny’, the lie of automatic membership without applying was completely blown away as it was revealed that the SNP had never sought EU advice as either a government or as an opposition…… ever!

The rest of the evening was spent by Ms. Sturgeon ‘banging the freedom drum’, at the ‘Hell in the Pacific’ event, Ruth Davidson had a good night, Anas Sarwar had a good night, Patrick Harvie in my opinion had an excellent night, Ms. Sturgeon came last.

The woman who had ‘fought’ for independence was shown to be less than able once taken out of her comfort zone.

Alex Salmond says Scotland would have more of a say in Europe if it were independent. That is subjective opinion; Scotland not being part of the UK would have little influence on EU direction.

Can you name the SNP MEP’s?

And can you remember anything of significance that they have done?

For the majority of Scots the answer would be no on both issues.

During a speech in Hawick, Salmond tried to drum up fear that Scotland's voice in Europe could be silenced if the UK were to sleepwalk out of the EU.

Would you notice?

The issue of Britain’s membership is a thorny issue, the reasons are complex, the EU is an excellent idea, and the application leaves a lot to be desired.

I am still a fan of Europe, it can be fixed, but its major reform, the Euro is unstable, the situation in the South in countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain is a disgrace.

Who would think that in a country such as Greece that old age pensioners would be scavenging for food in bins? A temporary solution to the Euro is to spilt the currency into Euro North and Euro South, and then write off national debts in part. Any reform however involves pain, and pain and more pain. In Greece, the country has seen its assets stripped out and austerity imposed which has crippled them. It is a desperate situation which will get worse further down the line, and the ripples from that will spread throught-out Europe.

The Conservatives have pledged to hold a referendum on membership of the European Union sometime in the future because their backbenchers have never really signed up to Europe.

People are unhappy because they have been presented with emotional arguments such as foreign criminals escaping justice because of the Human Rights Act and then there is the issue of immigration.

The problems of both of them may convince the public that out is better than in. But it isn’t the whole picture, the European Convention on Human Rights needs rewritten, I have always believed this, poor judgments in British Courts emphasis this problem is long overdue for review.

As to immigration, the EU needs a 27 country agreement on an internal EU immigration policy, the idea is new; each country sets criteria if a member from another member state wishes to take up residence for the purposes of work. If a person wishes to live and not work then they would be required to show that they have sufficient means. It is a broad brush, but the concept is sound, it just needs someone to sell it in the right fashion.

Salmond’s pitch to the public:

"Without independence, Scotland's influence in Europe could diminish further. After 2017, our voice might not just be sidelined; it could be silenced altogether if the UK were to sleepwalk out of the European Union If we don't become independent we won't have control over what happens. It's an all-too-real example of why it will be better for all of us if decisions about Scotland are taken by the people who care most about Scotland - those who live and work here."

To get it right, Salmond isn’t saying Scotland run by the Scots, he is just implying it because some people are gullible enough to still think he is ‘standing up for Scotland’.

That is a joke that has well worn out its welcome.

The Scottish National Party haven’t contributed anything to European debate, they just babble about the ‘price of fish’ and whine about fisheries policy.

If Britain votes to leave the European Union that would be the will of the people, what Salmond is proposing is to not allow Scots the right to decide their future in Europe whether that be in or out.

So, where is the democracy in that?

There is said to be a majority of Britain and Scotland who are willing to consider leaving the EU. I think they are wrong, logically being part of Europe makes perfect sense, however, when people see injustice and losing control of sovereignty they rightly become ill at ease, there is a strong case for a new Europe, the SNP aren’t part of that debate, their MEP’s haven’t achieved anything of note as far as I am concerned.

Remember the crap about the ‘positive’ campaign from the SNP and Yes Salmond, well it never existed, he’s out of time, out of his depth, out of resources, out of manpower and out of funds.

His spring offensive set for March 2014 won’t be a push to capture either Brussels or in the ‘Arden’ of Glasgow.

His battalions are deserting by the droves, as the German’s say Mein Gott!

And whose stupid idea was it to put Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon in charge of land forces?

Presumably she will also be in charge of the surrender to British land forces, the working class people of Scotland.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are banking on a second Oil boom, new report says 'worrying' decline in oil and gas production, yet again SNP leadership’s incompetence and lack of vision painfully laid bare

Dear All

Part of the fantasy that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are spinning away like mad is that Scotland is about to be on the brink of a second Oil boom.

As well as the second Oil boom there is supposed to be a boom in renewable energy waiting in the wings.

Apparently everyone didn’t notice but Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon did!


Through-out this dreadful and inept Scottish independence campaign, the ‘Oil’ that has bubbled to the surface is hate.

Hate is the ‘Oil’ that drives the SNP campaign, although the hate flows like tap water, brains dried up a long time ago.

To return to Oil, the real stuff, there is cause for concern as there been a sharp decline in production of oil and gas from British waters.

Industry leaders say this worrying, Oil and Gas are obviously useful natural assets to have, but like any assets, their availability and price is a constant problem, especially when budgets are set round predicted revenue streams which might not materalise.  

At present the Trade body Oil and Gas UK says there is record investment this year of £13.5bn. Although welcomed, this investment is won’t always be the case.

The SNP is staking a lot on their previous failed strategy of its Scotland’s Oil used in the 1970’s that SNP campaign failed!
In the annual report by Oil and Gas UK, there is a warning; the industry's economic impact highlights a sharp fall in output of 19% during 2011 and 14% in 2012.

If such cuts were passed onto through the system, Scotland’s vital services would be devastated, cuts to services and massive job losses, although the SNP present cuts as “efficiency savings”, there isn’t much room for slack.

Imagine for a moment a 19% cut in services.

Imagine one fifth of all public sector jobs gone.

One of the things which I have constantly highlighted is the need for Scottish Government and local government reform to address underlying problem issues.

George Laird right again!

The news is bad; the industry says there will be continuing decline, an unhealthy further drop of at least 8.5% during this year, with no recovery next year.

Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil and Gas UK, said:

"There is much more that needs to be done. Despite impressive investment in new developments, the production efficiency of existing assets has been in worrying decline, with a number of fields failing to produce as expected. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (in Whitehall) and the industry are working to tackle this serious concern through a joint task group."

Yesterday, we saw that SNP Minister John Swinney had to correct false information on job numbers which wrongly highly an increase.

Today we are seeing a report that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon should have had plans in place to deal with.

There is simply no substance, no work done and no vision having been done to make a credible attempt at Scottish independence.

The reality is that Scottish independence has been lost, not because Scotland is too poor, too wee and too stupid, but these traits can be found in the SNP leadership, they are completely out of their depth.

Oil is gushing in Scotland, the Oil of hate from the Scottish National Party, everywhere else the black stuff is drying up!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Scottish independence: Play-Doh is the Yes campaign's secret weapon; there is a genuine lack of talent in the SNP front Yes Scotland, Salmond and Sturgeon’s cronies need a pep talk to motivate them in their disastrous campaign

Dear All

The Scottish National Party likes to give the impression that they are super smart and have all the answers to Scotland’s problems.

That isn’t the case, the SNP leadership has to heavily rely on the wits of others, as I have continually stressed; there is a genuine lack of lack in SNP.

YES Scotland is seen by many as an SNP front; it is staffed by the SNP, funded by the SNP for the benefit of the SNP.

Now, the Yes SNP front company is having its spending decisions questioned. And you will love this, it has emerged the organisation hired a consultant who gave a presentation to staff involving Play-Doh.


Yes, you really can’t make it!

Claire Howell, who is Alex Salmond's personal performance adviser, was master mind behind the Play-Doh, apparently sit in the ‘sandpit’ playing with play-doh is aimed at motivating pro-independence campaigners.

A better motivation would be to sack a few to encourage the others after a review of their work!

One senior source dismissed the session as "cod-Harvard rubbish".

What a pay day for Ms. Howell, it seems the old adgae of fools and their money soon parted has substance.

Yes Scotland is said to be having cash flow problems, however the pasty in charge, former BBC head of news and current affairs Blair Jenkins has strenuously denied these rumours.

Who is stupid enough to want to fund Salmond and Sturgeon’s cronies?

Yes Scotland is a crony ridden pit full with the SNP clique, however they had padded it out with a few Greens, the SNP are the meat, the Greens are the Veggies!

When people jump ship it is usually a bad sign, recent two senior members of its team: director of communications Susan Stewart and operations chief, Jacqui Caldwell have walked.

Time for a quote by Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:

“This is our big chance”!

Sadly for her, the reality of the situation is that she has no chance, as the ‘face of independence” she plays a large part and is responsible for the failure of this organisation.

Ms. Sturgeon isn’t as clever in most of the big issues, George Laird got it 100% right, and Sturgeon got it 100% wrong.

At Yes Scotland, Howell interviewed potential staff members and was said to be the driving force of coming up with the independence "ambassador" programme.

In 21/07/2010, I wrote a document for the SNP regarding the exact same concept:

“The aim of the programme is to create ‘local ambassadors’ and raise the profile of the SNP with the Maryhill/Springburn branch area”.

Whereas many of the ideas I have come up with have been used by the SNP and Yes Scotland, although I gave these ideas for free, sources close to Yes Scotland queried the decision to hire Howell, who, one insider said, "does not come cheap".

Howell doesn’t come cheap nor apparently does she appear to be ahead of George Laird.

At the now infamous play-doh meeting, Howell reportedly gave all the participants items including Play-Doh and string.

They were instructed to make something with the Play-Doh that symbolised what they were trying to achieve.

Presumably no one said “fuck off I have work to do without having to deal with this shite”!

One SNP MSP said he was "not a fan" of Howell's techniques, while another said he thought some of her ideas could be seen as "gobbledegook".

And we should remember that there is a genuine lack of talent in the ranks of the SNP MSPs who are little more than drones.

A source however got one thing right, too many directors and consultants is not a good use of the use of the budget.

Previously I was calling for a review, however, it seemed that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon loaded the organization with their cronies who are sucking it dry financially.

90 minutes Nationalists who will disappear once the Scottish independence defeat comes a calling!

Early on Alex Salmond put pressure on the organization securing one million signatures; it was an incredibly stupid stunt from Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ who had never done an assessment to work out the logistics of collecting such a vast number.

Alex Salmond isn’t as clever, it’s all hype coupled with smoke and mirrors; the man’s an utter buffoon.

Howell stopped working for Yes Scotland about three months ago, presumably getting out while the going is good; no point in hanging about for the coming landslide of defeat.

She is the chief executive of the Really Effective Development Co, which offers courses in "personal and organisational development".

Personally, I think such stuff is for idiots who have more money than sense, and you can’t buy sense.

A spokesperson for Better Together said:

"If you want to know just how messed up things have become in Alex Salmond's independence campaign, just picture Blair Jenkins and his directors sitting about a room while a highly-paid guru gets them to imagine their future using only a child's toy."

If I was given the task, I would have made a tea bag with the play-doh and string, or if I was feeling like being cheeky I would have made a tampon complete with string with the word 'Freedom' written in the play-doh.

If asked what this is by Howell, I would say it is an adaptation of the movie, “there will be blood” and make the comment, “I am working with a bunch of fannies”!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, August 19, 2013

Scottish independence: Scotland’s forgotten SNP minister Richard Lochhead heads to Sweden and Denmark to strengthen Scotland's links, apparently eating is very popular in the Nordic states and sitting in a Hut, Borgen lite indy is a massive flop!

Dear All

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.


Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.

If the name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, it isn’t important.

Anyway in the quest to try and look like Scottish independence is in some way making headway, he is off to see about economic opportunities in Scandinavia.

We are all Borgen now!

Yes, ever since Borgen enter the mindset of the SNP leadership, everything is Borgen Borgen Borgen!

There will be nirvana, everything will be peachy because Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is effect promising everyone everything and it all will be wonderful.

Richard Lochhead is off to Sweden and Denmark this week, his Nordic tour he hopes will help strengthen Scotland's links with Nordic nations.

It is a full whistle stop two day event.

That’s right two days, two whole days, 48 hours to strengthen Nordic relations.

Apparently, Sweden and Denmark supposed to be "great examples of smaller European nations which have thrived as independent countries".

Eh excuse me Mister Government Minister….. they are planning cuts.

Do you just love the continual SNP spin that implies we are all basket cases unable to think for ourselves? Not everyone is stuck in the provincial mindset; some of us actually look further afield.

Lochhead says these countries could "point the way to the successful future Scotland can enjoy with independence."

Scotland isn’t Sweden and Scotland isn’t Denmark, and to just such comparisons are meaningless drivel.

It isn’t like for like.

Lochhead said:
"Scotland has much in common with our Nordic neighbours and we are keen to strengthen Scotland's ties with Sweden and Denmark for our mutual benefit."

Really, like what?

He added:

"During my visit I will explore further economic opportunities for Scotland in Scandinavia. For example, we have identified this region as a very good target market for premium Scottish food and drink products such as Scotch beef and Scotch lamb. I am also interested in finding out more about Denmark's hugely successful organic food sector."

So, there you have it; people in Sweden and Denmark eat food!

Wow, a future Environment Secretary in waiting, hold on, wait a minute, he is already in that dead end job.

I wonder how money will be wasted in this junket?

Stop the presses, Richard Lochhead also wants to learn more about schemes such as Sweden's deposit refund recycling scheme where deposits are charged on drink cans and bottles.

How impressive, a “Ginger bottle” revival, the third Scottish ‘Oil Boom’ in soft drinks recycling!

Being from the sticks, Lochhead is "particularly looking forward" to meeting representatives from the rural movement. These ‘I’m from the Hills’ types are said to be responsible for organising the biennial Swedish Rural Parliament.

As if anyone cares!

And the real corker, the nugget, wait a minute, I need a quote from Alex Salmond here:

“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions”.

Big drum please, because this shows the ‘talent’ of Salmond’s Cabinet, Lochhead wants to meet with Sweden's summer house movement to learn more about this long-standing Swedish tradition of hutting in Scotland.

Maybe the ‘talented’ Mr. Lochhead will try and twin the idea with people who keep pigeons; however, this hut idea is more of a Turkey!

Borgen Borgen Borgen Borgen.

And the answer to the question of Scottish Independence for the Yes Camp is a resounding No!

As in "No way dude this campaign sucks ass"!

We are all Borgen now! 

Well only the simple minded still listening to the drivel coming from Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood is marching towards all out civil war with the Egyptian people; President Morsi failed to run a government for all the people; Muslim Brotherhood need to use ballot box to sort out their problems

Dear All

Egypt is in turmoil, as the country sees renewed protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, we should remember that the previous government was so unpopular that the army had to step in and remove it.

The Egyptian Army decided to side with the people, President Mohammed Morsi was leading Egypt to ruin. The failure to address the economic situation was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

The Muslim Brotherhood has taken to the streets and set up protest camps in Cairo, however as is the way of Middle East politics, violence has flared up with the loss of at least 638 lives.

At present a state of emergency and is expected to continue for at least a month.

Due to extreme violence, police have been authorised to use live ammunition in self-defence.

This is regrettable; the solution to the current problem is and always was the ballot box. If the Muslim brotherhood do not back down, there will be a long drawn out civil war which will plunge the country into years of darkness.

The Americans have condemned the violence, however, their policy lacks credibility when you look across at the Syrian situation; the Americans condemn violence but want to supply weapons to the Syrian rebels. Whether our American cousins like it or not, they goofed on Syria, and they are goofing on Egypt.

Although the idea of Western style democracy is seen as the best model, the cultures in the Middle East haven’t quite gotten round to it as we would expect.

Meanwhile, Egypt's interim leaders have criticised remarks by President Obama. Obama is condemning the government's actions in ordering security forces to break up the protest camps.

His move in cancelling joint military exercises is of course gesture politics, which everyone will see through with a bit of reading, he stopped short of cutting $1.3bn (£830m) in aid that the US gives to Egypt.

As I said gesture politics, and not a helpful gesture, Americans need to rethink foreign policy and stop blundering in feet first.

The Egyptian presidency response came by way of a statement that stated that Obama's words were "not based on fact" and would "embolden armed groups".

Perhaps he should start watching RT, the Russian television channel, they are putting out quite good material, however; there is a slight slant in coverage when they mention American involvement.

Egypt’s position is that it is facing "terrorist acts".

The Muslim Brotherhood tactic is to call on its supporters to gather in mosques for Friday prayers and then take to the streets of Cairo in a "march of anger".

The Brotherhood will be responsible for many deaths of its members; they are also in danger of being frozen out of any future government, how long will it be before they become a banned organisation.

The Brotherhood's leaders say they will hold marches under the slogan "the people want to topple the coup".

What they are saying is that they want to topple the people’s coup, the Army only stepped when it looked like the breakdown of law and order was imminent. This isn’t a military coup as the military want fresh elections for a civilian government.
As well as the Muslim brotherhood taking to the streets, members of groups opposed to Mr Morsi such as the National Salvation Front and Tamarod are calling for counter-demonstrations in response.

The country must be secured, the curfew is a start, but it rather looks like the Army will have to for the foreseeable future be a permanent fixture as a de facto police force. Armies are a blunt instrument, so it is likely that many people will lose their lives if the Muslim brotherhood doesn’t back down.

During this time; there has been a call for people to protect their neighbourhoods and churches throughout the country. This isn’t an ideal situation as this usually ends up with people arming themselves with automatic weapons.

Egypt's Coptic Christian community has been targeted by Islamists. The Islamists accuse the Church of backing the army's overthrow of Mr Morsi, the Muslim brotherhood must ensure that there are no such attacks on minority communities.

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, an NGO, says 25 churches, along with private homes and businesses belonging to Copts and other Christian denominations have been subject to attack.

The Egyptian authorities have taken the unusual step of authorizing the use live ammunition so that police can protect themselves and the key state institutions from attack. Although this is a defensive position, it will only be a matter of time before they go offensive in nature.

People need not die, the Morsi government drove Egypt into a desperate state by their lack of understanding of economics; hence they were removed by a popular uprising by the people.
US Republican Senator John McCain told BBC Newsnight that the ousting of President Morsi was a "coup" and President Obama should have cut off aid to Egypt as a result.

Luckily for Americans, McCain hasn’t become President, if he had things and America’s standing would be much worse than the dire straits they currently are in.

The US like Britain has been careful not to use the word coup, under US law this would mean stopping aid.

McCain added:

"I am confused that we would not enforce our own laws. That sends a message of tolerance of brutality, of ineffective American leadership to the Muslim world, that the United States of America at least condones this kind of behaviour, which we cannot."

So regime change by America is okay but a people’s coup isn’t?

The Muslim brotherhood is endanger of starting a prolong civil war which they will find allies scarce, they can’t win, but they will cause a lot of people to be killed and effectively see them branded in Egypt as a terrorist organisation.

And in the Middle East, AK 47 justice on semi automatic still plays a role.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University