It was the tale of the tape, but the verdict has finally arrived on the 'Battle of Possilpark', a senior SNP councillor Billy McAllister has been found guilty of acting in a threatening or abusive manner and shouting, swearing and gesticulating aggressively towards
on May 29, last year. Mr Park
So, what were circumstances that have led to the SNP Crimebusting Councillor being busted himself?
He shouted and swore at a disabled man at a bedroom tax meeting.
SNP councillor at Glasgow City Council allegedly told John Park to "f*** off" and said "You're f****** rumbled."
Well the end of the 'rumble in the jungle' was that Billy McAllister got done bang to rights.
Both Park and McAllister were at a bedroom tax meeting where Tommy Sheridan was speaking; in
Possilpark is an area associated with crime, unemployment, deprivation and people trapped on benefits because of the drugs problems, however like anywhere, there is a hell of a lot nice people kicking about the place. Trouble is they don't really get the press for that, it is the crime stories that get pushed to the fore.
Billy McAllister is the current SNP deputy leader in
It is a responsible job but he he seems to think that this gives him some kind of licence to act the cunt.
His problem stems from a lack of leadership qualities not just in himself but in previous SNP Council Group leaders particular the last two leaders, Allison Hunter and Graeme Hendry.
His failure of leadership is on a par with their failures, but it doesn't stop there, because Team Sturgeon are in a power struggle for control but without wanting to take responsibility unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is part of the problem surrounding Glasgow SNP.
McAllister was said to be so aggressive when he shouted to
that he was "almost spitting" and had to be forcefully held back. Mr Park
And was eventually dragged away from the disabled man he was having a go at.
, who is a member of
the Tommy Sheridan party called Solidarity after the incident went to the
reception area of the Millenium centre and the police were called. Mr
Sheriff Court, SNP Deputy leader Billy McAllister
pled guilty, another charge of assault by pressing a key into 's
face was dropped by the Crown. Mr Park
McAllister was fined £200 by Sheriff Lindsay Wood.
So, what is the future of Billy McAllister, 'Soldier of Salmond', well, after being pleading guilty he should also be sanctioned by the SNP Group leader Graeme Hendry and suspended form the group pending a formal hearing by the SNP.
Having a go at a disabled man who has metal plates in his leg and a crushed vertebrae, doesn't look good at all.
And looks even worse when the accused is in public office, given the way politics works his next stop might be the Standards Commissioner.
Park also alleges that he was threatened by McAllister and felt that he was being goaded by him outside the meeting.
He claimed McAllister told him "You think you're a f****** hard man with a scar, I will show you what a scar is."
Park says he had gone to the bedroom tax meeting with Tommy Sheridan to show him how to get there.
Presumably Mr. Sheridan is unable to read a map or directions from a piece of paper.
Park's version is that he had gone outside for a cigarette where he saw a group of people, including McAllister although he didn't know who he was at the time.
SNP Councillor Billy McAllister isn't exactly unknown in
The court was told McAllister shouted at
"Are we talking loud enough for you big man. Can you hear us alright?"
Procurator fiscal depute Brendan Devaney said
replied: Mr Park
"I'm not out here to listen to you, I'm having a cigarette."
Mr Devaney then said:
"Thereafter the accused stated to the witness that he should go away and 'f*** off'.
stated he was there
to support the meeting. At this point the accused walked towards Mr
Park Mr Park, he
was adopting an aggressive manner and pointing towards . Mr Park
said he was almost
McAllister told father-of-four
to leave the area and was very aggressive towards him and was pulled back by a
friend that was with him. Mr Park
The court heard McAllister then called
by his name and said "You're f****** rumbled now." Mr Park
Mr Devaney added:
"The accused then came back towards
pointing at him and being forcefully held back. The accused was physically
dragged away as he continued to shout." Mr Park
Then the police were called and the rest is the stuff of legend.
Of course this doesn't look good for Billy McAllister who was the SNP MP Candidate, elected on the ticket like the rest on a ticket as a 'people's champion'.
Is he still a 'people's champion' after this episode?
Well, I will leave that for others to decide, one thing should happen, Glasgow SNP is infected by what I dubbed the 'Hunter Virus', which is arrogance coupled with a big mouth and poor social management skills.
Billy McAllister should be suspended by the end of week, as to further punishment, well, I would say that 6 months is about right and a severe warning that 'acting the cunt' will not be tolerated any longer and his resignation as Deputy is required with immediate effect.
unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon take a lead and act or will she
be impotent and not act?
She has her own problems chiefly among them the lack of leadership displayed by Billy McAllister.
She like McAllister wants power without responsibility, what a pity for both that this attitude doesn't work.
Given the dreadful state of the Glasgow SNP Group it is doubtful anyone can emerge other than a Sturgeon crony from the shadows.
It was said on behalf of McAllister as mitigation that
allegedly made a comment about McAllister's brother who committed suicide. Mr Park
Leaving court, an emotional McAllister said that he does not make personal comments about people in politics.
"My brother committed suicide and someone made a comment about that and I think that's a bit below the belt. That was the only way they could get to me. Maybe I responded the wrong way. I'm sure if people understand the emotional side of it. I'm not made of stone."
As I said above, he needs to be suspended with immediate effect.
Responding to the allegation
said he was "disgusted" and denied making any comment. Mr Park
"I'm disgusted that someone would use the death of a family member to try and justify their behaviour."
It may of not escaped your notice but recently several senior SNP figures have adopted the stance of 'victim hood' when they are the party in the wrong, it didn't work for them and it will not work for Billy McAllister either.
No wonder the Scottish independence bid is such a shambles!
Too many prima donnas that need a fucking rocket up their arse, and that goes all the way right to the top of the party!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University