I was at the 100 day Better Together launch in Glasgow as I have previously mentioned a few days ago.
So, I popped in and when it was time wandered into the hall, found a seat and planted myself down up the back, an elderly woman and a young man wanted passed to sit down so I ended up chatting away to them.
The event as I said was well run, the host was Clare Lally, she did a fair job and it ran smoothly, she was slightly nervous but that was down to a lack of experience.
Clare Lally did an intro to let people know a bit about her, she told the audience that she was the mother of a disabled child. In a heartfelt speech to activists, she described how she was campaigning to save the UK for the sake of her twin daughters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. The woman I spoke to earlier turned out to be her mother, a really nice woman who was very chatty.
I have written about the use of smearing in the Nationalist camp and how the same tactics were used by the Nazis in 1930’s Germany. The Nazis used any means to silence opposition including personal attacks.
Clare Lally, an extraordinary mother of a disabled child because she put her head up to say ‘No Thanks’ to Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon on Scottish independence has now been targeted.
Campbell Gunn, a senior special adviser and political spokesman to the SNP Government contacted the Telegraph questioning her claim at Monday’s Better Together event that she was a “normal” mother.
Clare is in fact an extraordinary mother, she and her partner have gave up a lot to ensure their daughter gets all the help and support she needs.
Campbell Gunn emailed the press to rubbish her by saying that she was a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and the daughter-in-law of Pat Lally, a former Labour Lord Provost of Glasgow.
Ms Lally last night said she is not related to the former Lord Provost and her position on the Labour’s Shadow Cabinet is as a ‘carer’s champion’. Ms Lally previously has been awarded the title “mum of the year” in Scotland.
Clare is rightly sickened after Alex Salmond’s spin doctor decided to target her.
Someone asked me did I expect the hate campaign from the Nationalists to increase, without hesitation I said yes, things will get worse and worse the closer to the end.
Ms. Lally said:
“Why is the First Minister’s special adviser lying to the papers attacking me? I’ve met the First Minister; he has been with the girls. It makes me feel sick. It’s not as if he doesn’t know me. I’m actually more sickened that it came from the First Minister’s office than I am to be put through the abuse from the people who have abused myself and my family today.”
And to make matters worse, the attack was echoed by a prominent nationalist website and other separatists on social media.
How did they know?
One Nationalist described her as:
“A liar now and forever whatever the outcome of the vote, a known Quisling and collaborator.”
Clare has suffered a torrent of online abuse from so-called Cybernats which left her and her mother in tears.
Cybernats as I previously said are the Nationalists Shock troops of hate, some of them know Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon personally.
Wings Over Scotland even chipped in his bit by suggested she was willing to “lie on command about the NHS for political ends” and that Better Together was “misleading people by presenting partisan political activists as normal everyday folk”.
Speaking on behalf of Better Together, Labour MP Anne McGuire said:
“This is shameful from Alex Salmond's office. For a taxpayer-funded adviser to attack the mother of a disabled child for giving an opinion about the referendum is a new low for the nationalists. It certainly now looks as though the Cybernat smear campaigns we see online are being coordinated by Alex Salmond's office. Campbell Gunn has clearly broken the Special Advisers' Code of Conduct. Alex Salmond should sack him without delay."
Every day the Nationalists are becoming more and more angry, deluded and deranged, Clare Lally doesn’t deserve to be the victim of a co-ordinated hate campaign but she was.
Campbell Gunn on the other hand does deserve the sack and with immediate effect, previously I described the SNP as a ‘rat ship’ under Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.
Now, the Nationalists are attacking the mother of a severely disabled little girl and it is getting led straight out of the Office of Alex Salmond.
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at