Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scottish independence: ‘Generation Political Suicide’ takes to the streets of Glasgow as SNP members run a new Yes group launched to persuade Scotland's young to vote, SNP MEP candidate employed at Yes Scotland launches a new flop, is this based on Generation X, if so, he is the ‘Cut and Paste’ Generation?

Dear All

It seems that the Yes Scotland, seen by many as just an ‘SNP front’ has set up another phoney little group to try and convince people that there is a groundswell of opinion backing Alex Salmond.

There isn’t!

So, who is involved in Generation Yes which should be called Generation SNP?

Toni Giugliano, he is the SNP MEP candidate at the Euro elections this year.

He is also a sectoral groups adviser at Yes Scotland, previously I said that Yes Scotland is crony ridden.

Surely one SNP isn’t enough to call this a phoney little group?

No, next up there is Angus Millar, 20, an international relations student of International Relations at St Andrews University.

Who is he?

Angus Millar is National Organiser of SNP Students. 

The ‘new’ SNP member run group is to try and persuade Scotland's young people to vote Yes in the independence referendum despite the fact the majority of young people would rather be in the UK.

In true, style without substance, organisers say Generation Yes will be the "largest youth movement that Scotland has ever seen".

So, why Generation Yes as a name, well, it’s a publicity gag and a hook, probably modeled on Generation X.

Generation X is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom who wanted to change the world from the old order.

Like I said, the SNP is just style over substance, cheap gimmicks and party tricks.

Does anyone think Alex Salmond, a man married to a woman old enough to be his mother is the young dynamic force that young people should attach themselves to?

I think not, his day in the Sun is over; he stands for nothing, represents nothing and is an opportunist.

The SNP launched this SNP group in Glasgow city centre today targeting 16 and 17-year-olds who will be able to vote in the September 18 referendum.

The big surprise tactic, handing out a leaflet!!!!!

Edinburgh SNP MEP Candidate Toni Giugliano said:

“With less than six months to go, we're launching the most dynamic and vibrant group of our campaign. Generation Yes will be the largest youth movement Scotland has ever seen. Young people have grown up with Holyrood - that's what they're used to - and they know that the Scottish Parliament will always make the best decisions for Scotland."

Like destroying the right to a fair trial?

How is that in the best interests of Scotland?

More like in the best interests of Salmond to try and get the women’s vote.

He added:

"Independence is what we all want in life. That's why young people will grasp the opportunity to take charge of their country, as they would do with their own lives and their own future. Young people have the opportunity to reject Westminster's inequality, illegal wars and nuclear weapons, and become the generation that creates a fairer country."

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has said he wants to stay on if Scotland becomes independent.

Edinburgh SNP member Angus Millar said:

"The biggest gains of a Yes vote will be felt by my generation, and it's the teens and twenty-somethings who have the biggest stake in building a better Scotland with independence."

He added:

"A Yes is for our future - an opportunity to realise this country's potential and ensure we have the best possible prospects, individually and as a nation."

In an independent Scotland, Scots will have less opportunities not more, young kids face being shut out of education as English students would flock to Scotland, and out of jobs as the Scottish National Party plan to swamp Scotland by allowing out of control immigration, plus they plan to give away £1 billion in foreign aid which means cuts to services and budgets.

Saffron Dickson who utterly fails to have a grasp on politics said:

"September's referendum is a hugely exciting opportunity for young people in Scotland - it's our chance to be the generation that takes our future into our own hands and stands up to inequality and unfairness in our society."

Joe Higgins someone else from Edinburgh at the Glasgow launch said:

"With 16 and 17-year-olds having a vote, it's absolutely vital that Scotland's young people get involved in the referendum debate. The decision Scotland makes will have the biggest bearing on our futures, and our generation has the most to gain from a Yes vote. We want to reach young people all over Scotland, and we'll be holding events around the country to get people involved and explain the fantastic opportunity that we have to build a fairer, more successful country with independence."

So, no jobs; young Scots unable to get in higher education, SNP giving away £1 billion in aid and destroying the right to a fair trial is building a “fairer, more successful country”?

I think the unthinking ‘Salmond Youth’ hasn’t a grasp on reality.

The Pro-UK Better Together campaign said of the latest SNP stunt:

"This is typical of the nationalists. They launch a group and claim it is going to be the biggest thing in the world ever. They don't need to evidence this. If they said it, then it must be so. It is ludicrous. We launched our youth programme well over a year ago and we already have hundreds of young people taking part in events across the country."

Judging by the pictures online, the SNP student wing turned in such low numbers and then marched down Buchanan Street, if it wasn’t for the fact they carried big letters spelling out Yes, no one would have known they were doing a ‘march’!

Yours sincerely

George Laird 
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

Dear George,

The UK job market is already over supplied with well qualified graduates. What are the chances of Scottish graduates in an English job market polarised by Alex Salmond? Are Alex and Nicola going to guarantee 100% employment like they had in the DDR.

Also: If the result in September is "YES" then there are going to be 59 extremely pissed off Westminster MPs of Scottish constituencies facing penury after expulsion from the trough in May 2015. They will be baying for Salmond's blood. Whatever the result Salmond won't survive and, following EU protocol, there may have to be a SECOND referendum !!!!

Anonymous said...

this will be of much use as a fart in a spacesuit George.

Anonymous said...

The only full time employment will be job seekers' poundland scheme run by a Scottish DWP.

Anonymous said...

the more they sink, the more they struggle

Anonymous said...

You are mistaking the YES group for the SNP mate. Generation Yes is NOTHING to do with SNP and I also don't take kindly to being referred to as 'Salmond's Youth' as I am NOT a member of the SNP and less than a 1/4 of GenYes is. You should not confuse the two.

PS. Saffron Dixon understands politics FAR better than you, especially for 16, if you think that a NO vote is what is right.

G Laird said...

Dear Anon


Hello back.

“You are mistaking the YES group for the SNP mate”.

I am not your mate, I am not your comrade and I am not your mucker either.

‘Yes Scotland is an SNP front’, Stan Blackley, former director of Yes Scotland.

“Generation Yes is NOTHING to do with SNP and I also don't take kindly to being referred to as 'Salmond's Youth' as I am NOT a member of the SNP and less than a 1/4 of GenYes is. You should not confuse the two”.

Here is what I wrote again:

“So, who is involved in Generation Yes which should be called Generation SNP? Toni Giugliano, he is the SNP MEP candidate at the Euro elections this year and Yes Scotland emplotyee. Angus Millar is National Organiser of SNP Students”.

You think a few token outsider figureheads changes that!

Kid yourself if you like about who is directing it.

I am sorry you don’t take kindly to me using the remark ‘Salmond Youth’ maybe you support for a fascist party by default is something you should think seriously about.

Or are you deluded that SSP, Greens and fringe parties will rise up?

Or that the Radical indy crowd will have a say …… on anything?

Oh, and that is the nature of free speech, not everyone likes it.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University