As most people know I tend to speak my mind, and I am usually right and ahead of the curve.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is a fucking rat.
As next in line to lead the Scottish National Party ‘rat ship’, it appears that Sturgeon wants to re-vamp her image as a ‘caring’ Scot. As she prepares to get her nose deeper into the trough as the lame duck First Minister of Scotland, the SNP want to use poverty as a weapon against other political parties.
The SNP goal is to try and get women to vote Nationalist; it isn’t about helping working class people, it is all about advancing their position and to hold onto power.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has been addressing the annual Poverty Alliance conference, her speech is typical, grudge, grievance and malcontent, saying the UK government’s benefit reform programme “unfairly impacts on some of the most vulnerable members of our society”.
Haven’t we all been here before on grievance?
Yes, we have.
Sturgeon wants and has called for Holyrood to have full powers over welfare and social policy.
It is doubtful this will be done as the UK Government cannot allow two separate systems to operate in the UK and it is highly likely that the Nationalist would use this for purely political ends for a future referendum.
Poor and vulnerable people would be used as a football.
The Nationalists have even made this part of their pitch to the Smith Commission.
Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance, said:
“Poverty is the biggest issue Scotland faces, and with one in five children growing up in poverty it is impossible to ignore.”
On the other side of the coin, a spokesman for the Department Work and Pensions (DWP) said:
“This government inherited a benefits system in meltdown which trapped the very people it was meant to help”.
Presumably he didn’t have that opinion under the last Labour Government.
“Our welfare reforms are transforming the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities and the employment rate in Scotland now at the highest rate since 2008. We continue to have a strong safety net in place and benefit spending in Scotland was over £14bn last year.”
People’s lives have been transformed, food banks, increased lack of social mobility, benefit sanctions, placements in dead end jobs that do not enhance employment prospects.
In Glasgow at the weekend, the Tommy Sheridan road show was in George Square, Sheridan is as politically bankrupt as Sturgeon. It seems that Sturgeon and Sheridan have latched onto poor people on benefits to increase their support.
What do they have in common?
Both want to use the poor as a meal ticket and both are as equally useless.
If unpopular Nicola Sturgeon really cared about the poor can she explained why for the last 7 years why Govanhill hasn’t had massive SNP Government money to transform it.
Govanhill in Glasgow is nothing more than a shithole.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University