The trial of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Office in the Court of Public Opinion appears to be scheduled for Thursday October 24 in Dunfermline.
People of Dunfermline will get their opportunity to speak out against SNP wife beating.
The by-election is being held as Ms. Sturgeon’s close personal friend and Nationalist MSP Bill Walker has vacated his seat due to his troubled past!
No more will Nicola make speeches in Holyrood with Bill Walker cheering on her, no more will Nicola party it up, no more will these ‘yours for Scotland’ independence fighters stand shoulder to shoulder against the Scottish people.
Like the end of Bill Walker’s SNP career, Ms. Sturgeon has got a date with destiny, she will be the first Deputy First Minister of Scotland to lose the independence vote.
Bill Walker was convicted of 23 domestic abuse charges last month, initially he wanted to stay with his SNP friends some of whom he said had been appalled by his treatment.
SNP MSPs aren’t terribly good quality, which is why most never hear from them, they enter parliament as drones, they leave parliament as drones, and when they do speak, you would get better craic at a local boozer.
The SNP probably want a quick by-election, hence Holyrood Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick has written to Steve Grimmond, chief executive of Fife Council.
He is the Council Returning Officer, in sunny Dunfermline, anyway Ms. Warwick has confirmed her choice of date.
This by-election is the SNP wife beater by-election!
Opposition parties will have a field day, any SNP Minister will no doubt be asked; what did they know about wife beater Bill Walker, when did they know and what did they do!
Alex Salmond will have to drop his ‘jolly fat man’ role and put on the coat of a ‘concerned citizen’, not a role that he carries off well at all.
His speciality is the big smile, I am your pal, I am standing up for Scotland.
That ‘act’ is proving rather wearing to the point that soon people will be asking for someone to pass the sick bucket.
The main rival to the seat is Labour who missed out in 2011, 590 majority.
An outside chance is the Lib Dems, they racked up 5,776 votes, they might have a chance if SNP voters decide to switch.
The SNP rely on votes from people who generally support other parties, that is how they done so well in 2011.
Of the last possible contender from the main parties is James Reekie, last time out he got 2.093, in 2007 election, he got 2,277, the Conservative vote is going in the wrong direction. I don’t know James Reekie but I don’t see him pulling this off as a win, he has a slight problem.
The problem being Scottish Tories are generally seen to blindly follow the Westminster lead, he needs a huge social policy platform to do well. Awhile ago, I said that someone need to write social policy from outside the Tories.
Could an independent win?
Depends on their platform; however this is a by-election that will see thousands of pounds people and resources flung at it by both Labour and the SNP!
What bad fortune that the relative of one of Bill Walker’s victims walked into Nicola Sturgeon and then what bad fortune the case was sent to SNP HQ run by Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell.
Dunfermline 2013 is two things, the trial in the Court of Public Opinion and the first election to be fought on Scottish National Party wife beating.
It will be a bit hard for Alex Salmond to play the role of Scotland’s premier ‘jolly fat man’, the people’s ‘friend’, the ‘yours for Scotland’ character when people imagine women with their faces smashed to pieces.
I think the people of Dunfermline will want to send a strong message to Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell, and that is, no more, we have had enough of you and your nasty vile clique.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University