Yesterday saw two incidents take place that I feel is worth mentioning to you but let me set you the scene first to get you up on events.
The Scottish National Party leadership has spent decades fostering grievance against the English using the subtext of
Westminster. The ground work was done to
stoke up hate, and in those terms only the Nationalist campaign has been a
success. In the wider context of the Scottish referendum campaign, it is been a
sheer embarrassment of epic proportions.
Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are going to lose the Scottish referendum and they deserve to do so.
Awhile ago I wrote about getting harassed at the Better Together launch at the Mitchell Library, I wasn’t at the event, I was just using the library, that didn’t stop an idiot abusing me. Later on the same idiot was chucked out of the Better Together launch. I believe I wrote at the time he looked in need of an education, I think but I am not sure the ‘Braveheart’ needed liquid courage before gate crashing the event. An SNP Councillor David Turner was with the ‘happy band’ outside, Turner as I have stated before is just an idiot.
As the campaign has gone on, the hate and anger has escalated from the Nationalist side. If you access youtube you can see it posted by Nationalist supporters presumably as some sort of ‘badge of honour’.
Labour MP Jim Murphy has been doing a 100 Days tour for Better Together, the idea is pretty straight forward, old style politics, you get on your ‘soapbox’ and meet the people.
These events like Yes events should be safe and have non interference so that the public can make an informed choice, it is quite wrong to disrupt someone’s event regardless what their stance is on independence.
As I wrote above, if you check youtube you can see Nationalist hate in all its glory on display, type in ‘Jim Murphy Shawlands’ and ‘Jim Murphy Motherwell’ and sit and watch it. The Motherwell event is a particular eye opener for those people who believe in democracy.
So, having watched the hate escalate Labour MP Jim Murphy took his 100 Days tour for Better Together to Kirkcaldy. And yet again, he was greeted by a nationalist hate mob which reminds me of how things developed in
Germany of the
1930’s. In politics, you can turn up and heckle at certain events, it generally
can be good fun, especially at the counts when after a long campaign if you are
success in getting your candidate in, you take the time to rub it in to the
What is going on now steps over a line!
Yesterday, Jim Murphy was assaulted, his ‘crime’ campaigning to keep
Scotland part of the
He is an MP and has a vested interested in keeping his job which is
understandable, however he is going well beyond what some of the other
politicians are willing to do. I met him recently and we spoke at a BBC indy
debate in Townhead, Glasgow. We chatted about how angry SNP MSP James Dornan
appeared to be through-out the show. I informed him it was probably because I
campaigned for him to get into public office and then nailed him on the bogus
SNP childcare policy during the show.
James Dornan was cheeky to me, so I abided my time and when he presented an opportunity I then ripped him apart on air. James Dornan perhaps in future should remember that I wasn’t Glasgow SNP’s top activist for nothing.
Although I expected that Jim Murphy would get a hard time, it was a rather poor tactic and counter productive to the Yes Scotland campaign that he ended up assaulted on the streets of Kirkcaldy.
said it was investigating the incident.
As readers know, I have commented on the use of ‘bams’ by the Nationalist camp and the real genuine lack of talent in the SNP.
A spokesman for the Police confirmed:
"Police were informed of a gathering at the Mercat, Kirkcaldy, this afternoon, and around 15:30 received a report of a disturbance where a number of eggs were thrown”.
The incident was witnessed by Allan Crow, editor of the Fife Free Press newspaper, who went on Twiter to tweet that "Yes" supporters had chanted over Mr Murphy as he attempted to speak.
Mr Crow added that Mr Murphy was "totally drowned out by Yes heckler" and added:
"Some folk simply losing plot here!"
A short time later, Mr Crow tweeted:
"And now some idiot is throwing eggs at @jimmurphymp - even cracks one on his back. Truly pathetic."
A spokesman for Yes
"There is no place for attacks - be they abuse, graffiti, vandalism or physical assault - in this campaign and we have been at pains to impress on everyone, on both sides of the debate, to treat others with respect at all times."
Maybe someone at Yes
can explain how these people appear to be wearing official Yes Scotland
The other incident which happened yesterday was to a woman called Angie, she is a carer for her young son. While out with the BT Team in Pollok, she also suffered an assault, this happened in
Kempsthorn Crescent, an angry Yes Voter
came after her after she put a leaflet through his door. After ripping it up he
flung it in her face.
Angie is an unpaid volunteer who lives in the Pollok Ward.
So, regardless what your position is in Better Together, you are a target. As I explained to some people I know, this type of behaviour is only going to get worse and worse. I stated this prior to yesterday’s events.
In the Jim Murphy Shawlands video, I noticed a young man who also appeared yesterday at the hotel where David Cameron was at.
Is all a coincidence or is the intimidation pre-planned and organised by the Yes Camp?
I also saw a ‘leading light’ of the Yes Govan mob at the Cameron protest, I think I would describe him as just a ned, he has appeared at some of the BBC indy debates. In the indy debate ‘Arabs and independence’, he famously said: I don’t know what Britishness is’. He went to say he had lived in
England for 10 years, one
wonders whether he was educated in Scotland being so blatantly ignorant.
Basically he parrots crap that SNP MP Pete Wishart pumps out like a sewer.
For the avoidance of doubt, when I wrote ‘leading light’ of the Yes Govan mob that is sarcasm. There are no leading lights of the Yes Govan mob, some of these idiots where at Shawlands to heckle Jim Murphy …….. just bams!
After the assault Jim Murphy tweeted:
"Now off to another #indyref debate in
Glasgow. Might look scruffier than usual but
the egg stains aren't mine #WishI'dBroughtASpareShirt".
The Scottish National Party is trapped in a vicious circle of hate, their own making; of course they have done the ‘condemnation’ in the past, now things have gotten so bad that they have to stamp it out.
I hold Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon directly responsible for this situation, they spent years building up grudge and grievance at SNP Conference after Conference; they feed this hate directly and then let it loose on the Scottish public while they then stood back and claimed it had nothing to do with them.
But it has everything to do with them.
The Campaign for Human Rights at