Some people in politics will literally say anything to get a vote cache, enter, the inept and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, the shop soiled white hope of Nationalism.
In another incredibly misjudged and vacuous intervention, she is backing a ‘recall mechanism for politicians who exhibit poor behaviour between elections.
Another epic blunder by inept and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, who is becoming more like Hans Christian Anderson but without bedtime stories and the goodnight chocolates!
Is she trying to get into the Guinness book of records?
Barrel scrapping unpopular Nicola Sturgeon says that the public should have the right to recall politicians for poor behaviour between elections.
So, is she doing anything about SNP Deputy Leader Billy McAllister who got done down at Glasgow Sheriff Court for threatening a disabled man?
After all she is the deputy leader of the SNP?
Is she doing anything?
Protesting even him remaining in the deputy position?
The idea of ‘get them out’ she says would be enshrined in a written constitution for an independent Scotland.
If you think she is signing up to allow people to "sack" their elected representative, you can think again.
"I think the time has come to give the people more say and control over who represents them between elections, obviously they have the ultimate say at elections. A recall provision has to be tightly and carefully drawn to prevent abuse, but we've seen through - particularly the expenses scandals - some quite outrageous situations where politicians behave appallingly and the electorate seem powerless to do anything about that. I would never be complacent about this, but the Scottish Parliament, after some very difficult early experiences around expenses, has largely got this more right than Westminster."
Note the use of the phrase, “A recall provision has to be tightly and carefully drawn to prevent abuse”.
This is just a sham, grudge, grievance and malcontent politics and having a dig at Westminster because of the Maria Millar scandal.
Short term thinking!
As always, her rhetoric has no substance to it, much like her phoney childcare policy which was exposed as an utter sham in the press.
Is Nicola Sturgeon willing to advocate the end of the discredit Holyrood list system?
Well, no, she sits at the top of the list in Glasgow so has two stabs of getting into parliament where most people have only one.
As we have seen in the past, the system can be rigged by people wanting a certain candidate signing up people as members to get their votes.
That is utterly corrupt.
In a sideways dig, possibly accidental, at Alex Salmond’s aide, Joan McAlpine, she said:
"Let me be as clear and emphatic and explicit and unequivocal as it is possible for me to be: I do not believe that people who take a different view from me in the referendum are anti-Scottish”.
Doesn't look too good for SNP list MSP Joan McAlpine when Alex Salmond loses the independence referendum!
First we see unpopular Nicola Sturgeon knife Alex Salmond in the back and now, his aide, Joan McAlpine who babbles on about people being ‘anti Scottish’ is looking like she might possibly not be an MSP with a future.
If it sounds too good to be true then it probably isn’t, is my view.
Is a recall mechanism a good idea?
Yes, but as we have seen the SNP are incredibly poor at drafting law and given the way Scottish politics works and the SNP appointing their cronies to positions, it is doubtful anyone of the public will have any faith in a ‘vetting’ committee to see whether you can be allowed to recall anyone.
As to her offer, inviting Alistair Carmicheal and Better Together leader Alistair Darling to join the ‘negotiation team’ after a vote for independence, they won’t sign up for that, they are nobody’s patsy.
Finally, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon on Glasgow SNP Deputy Leader Billy McAllister, why so silent, why no leadership, why no speakee outee, why no condemnation!
Does he know someone who supplies you with ‘hair out of a bottle’ wholesale?
Your hair like your ethics, like your ‘concern’ is all fake.
Another blunder tomorrow, same time, same place, new disaster!
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at