Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron says the Scottish independence referendum must inspire Tory comeback in Scotland, looking at the results; how does he expect that miracle to happen when his social policies cut the legs off re-engagement with the working class particularly the poor and disadvantage?

Dear All

Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon lost the Scottish independence referendum; it was the political highlight of the year.

On Twitter, fat Natalie McGarry said to Labour Councillor Stephen Curran:

“A certain George Laird was at count on a Better Together ticket”.

This was an utter lie by Natalie McGarry, I never asked Better Together for a ticket, and they didn’t offer.

As I previously said fat Natalie McGarry is publicly unelectable, this demonstrates this as much has her imploding the SNP vote in Cowdenbeath by-election.

Fat Natalie McGarry added previously:

“If you care about misogyny, here is a fact. @UK_Together gave a ticket to Glasgow count to a man criticising my looks. Disgusting”.

To be blunt, fat Natalie McGarry tried to pass off a nasty vicious hate account on Twitter set up by someone she knows as mine and linked it to my blog in a tweet so, I am not interested in her fake outrage or her opinion.

It isn’t misogyny to state a person is fat since men can be fat as well as women I like to chucking facts about.

Natalie McGarry has used the misogyny tag before to label others, something of a habit it appears.

A lack of original thinking by Fat Natalie McGarry, crying ‘wolf’ yet again, when she should be crying ‘weightwatchers’!

On the other side of the political spectrum, David Cameron has challenged the Conservatives to use independence victory as a springboard for the party to make a comeback in Scotland.

Currently there is one Conservative MP in Scotland called David Mundell. You could say that the other parties have crowded out the market leaving getting a Conservative elected as a rather tough challenge indeed.

Akin to a miracle!

David Cameron says he wants more Tory MPs from Scotland as things might get a bit tight down the road with the rise of Ukip who are expected to take seats and certainly votes from all parties.

There are 28 areas in Scotland that voted No; although that sounds a lot they are mostly
Labour. That being said the Labour Party at present has its own problems coming down the track in certain areas. There are also areas where Tories had done well in the past, but the SNP have taken the seats such as in sunny Perth.
Scotland has consistently refused to send Tory MPs to Westminster and judging by recent events and announcements by them regarding social policies, it is highly unlikely they will be changing their fortunes anytime soon.

The Prime Minister said:

“Let’s just say now loudly and proudly it was the right call. We saved our United Kingdom and we should be proud.”

Actually, it was more like having bought some time rather than a decisive victory.

Ruth Davidson speaking earlier said the Scottish Conservatives had “sometimes let the side down”.


30 years is more than just sometime in my opinion, although she claimed the party had emerged stronger from the referendum, it should be pointed out the Tories had covered their own areas, you can see that by using twitter to look at their selfies.

If they want to win seats, they need to go forth into working class areas and win over the working class, that might be unobtainable given new measures being trailed by Iain Duncan Smith such as ‘smart cards’.

Quite simply, I would expect a hardening of the anti Tory vote unless the Conservatives change course drastically, Iain Duncan Smith needs to be removed and replaced as   Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

He has failed to deliver a more equal society or provide social mobility to people; his new ideas make the problem worse. He is trapping people into poverty forever; he hasn’t the will or vision to help them get out from under.

Many people think we care looking at another hung parliament in 2015.

At the Scottish event Cameron told the packed reception that “we have a huge political opportunity here.”

Maybe someone should sit him down in an empty room and explain the facts of Scottish life to him.

The Prime Minister added:

 “We’ve got people who’ve been hardened in the battle on the streets and campaigning and we’ve got some targets in our sights. I think some of those seats whether in the Lowlands of Scotland, whether in the Highlands of Scotland, whether in Fife, whether in Argyll, whether in Aberdeenshire, whether in Perthshire. We’ve got the people, we’ve got the message, we’ve got the leader. Now I think we can really turn the next 200 days into the opportunity to deliver more Conservative seats in the Westminster parliament for Scotland.

To loud applause, he concluded:

“That should be our aim, that should be our goal and please, my friends, let’s do everything we can to bring that about.”

Well, they better go find someone who can do miracles or they will find themselves with their political trousers down at their ankles taking it up the political arse just as Alex Salmond did in the early hours of the 19th September.

Post defeat, the Scottish Conservatives have to realise that the political landscape of Scotland has changed. It isn’t business as usual just as it isn’t business as usual down in England with Ukip on the rise.

Unless the Scottish Conservatives can start to have mass appeal to the working class, then their situation will get worse, at present there is hype over the referendum result and celebration but it could all turn rather sour very quickly.

Social policies being trotted out at present by Iain Duncan Smith will further add to the demise of the Scottish Conservatives, it is like throwing petrol on a fire. It is doubtful that Ruth Davidson will protest them or even speak out, in the event of that; people will start listening to other voices.

David Cameron says he went through the longest night of his life regarding the referendum; guess what, he will be well prepared for the second longest night of his life sooner than he thinks regarding Scotland.

Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon got rejected not independence, something to chew on in Number 10.  

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pep talk by unpopular Nicola Sturgeon doesn't work out, Scotland's future lame duck First Minister tries and fails to inspire and be a leader of men

Scottish National Party votes against UK Government’s attempt to save innocent Iraqi civilians from Isis terrorists, major foreign policy blunder by SNP, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon leads backward small minded party, irrelevant on the World stage

Dear All

Last week on the 18th September 2014 about 1.6 million people in Scotland made a massive mistake, they voted for Scottish independence. If they had been successful it would have been a disaster domestically and internationally for Scots. Scotland is not ready to be an independent country, and the SNP have had their chance, their day is gone!

2 million people including myself voted No; it was the right thing to do, at the right time and for the right reasons!

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are completely unworthy and more importantly unfit to lead an independent Scotland.

After getting taken up the ‘political arse’ by 2 million Scots, Salmond took the petted lip. You would have thought after such extensive ‘political bummage’, the First Minster would have a ‘big smile’ on his face. To add to his tale of woe, he got booed at the Ryder Cup, deservedly so in my opinion.

Apparently there is also supposed to be a book in the pipeline about the Scottish independence referendum, I have been thinking about a suitable title for quite a while now, what sums up the Scottish National Party campaign as a title:

‘Born for Bum’!    

The Scottish National Party like to make out they have all the answers, but the reality is just as they were on the wrong side of history regarding independence, they are also on the wrong side of history regarding the problems in Iraq. In the world of international diplomacy, the Scottish National Party does particularly badly; they stumble about doing the politics of the student union.

As regular readers you will remember I have attended BBC independence debates both on TV and radio, one of the debates hosted by Gordon Brewer was held in Paisley, Gordon dubbed the audience the ‘Paisley Buddies’. During that show, the issue of Iraq and Isis came up, the politicians did the standard ‘isn’t it very terrible’ and ‘we need peace and to send supplies’. On the thorny issue of airstrikes, the MSPs particularly the SNP didn’t want to commit themselves. Gordon Brewer asked me did I support airstrikes. I immediately said “Yes”, but more than that, I said the Iraqi Government needed to send a request to Nato for a land force to re-occupy Iraq in order to protect the innocent civilian population and re-establish security and governance.

It is a job that must be done!

Two day later Prime Minister David Cameron said that Isis represented a threat to British National security and about five days after that President Obama made a statement about sending 300 advisors to assist the Iraqi government. Fast forward to present day, the allies have started come round to the George Laird view.

The House of Commons have voted by a majority for armed intervention against IS extremists in Iraq.  Opening the debate Prime Minister David Cameron told MPs Britain should not entirely "subcontract" to other countries' air forces the task of defeating an organisation which had murdered a British hostage. The killings by Isis show that they are nothing more than terrorists and criminals, they don’t recognise innocents in war; they have no code and are without honour, they are just recreational killers who don’t care who they kill, main or torture. Isis represents an unacceptable threat on the borders of Nato.

Cameron said:

"This is not a threat on the far side of the world. Left unchecked, we will face a terrorist caliphate on the shores of the Mediterranean, bordering a Nato member, with a declared and proven determination to attack our country and our people. This is not the stuff of fantasy - it is happening in front of us and we need to face up to it. The hallmarks of this campaign will be patience and persistence, not shock and awe."

The Prime Minster is right when he says that this will be a lengthy engagement, a mission that would take "not just months but years". In short, the allies left Iraq too soon for the government to establish total control of the country, major mistakes were made by not using the defeated Iraqi army and administration which was already there, in the vacuum this allowed terrorists to operate and flourish.

Now, look lets look at the Scottish National Party coming out of the ‘greatest political ass raping’ at the ballot box in living memory. Losing 28 areas out of 32 including all the SNP heartlands with the exception of Dundee, a total massacre, led to defeat by Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon. You would think that after being rejected by Scots on the independence issue because they are cranks, this would prompt a re-think of strategy.

No, no, no!

It is still the same miserable mindset that got them beaten being demonstrated, SNP MPs have voted against armed intervention against IS extremists. Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said recently about how the SNP needed a ‘different approach’.

To show how, out of touch with reality the party actually is, the SNP voted against the plan for air-strikes to save lives because, it said, the UK Government strategy lacked a coherent post-conflict peace plan.

Innocent people are being tortured, maimed and murdered and these clowns want to ‘jaw jaw jaw’ like they are at a student debate, how many more people have to have their fucking heads cut off before it sinks in at the SNP something needs to be done now?

As to "mission creep" as articulated by the Nationalists, we are already in a third Iraq war, its time to gear up, lock and load, and act.

English SNP MP Angus Robertson is the Nationalists' foreign affairs spokesman, he is also as I recall their defence spokesman, he pissed that position straight up against the wall with the Nationalist defence plan for an independent Scotland, pure back of a fag packet stuff. Yet again, the people of Scotland backed Trident, a key failure of the SNP strategy for independence.

Robertson said:

"We do need to support the Iraqi government, a government hopefully not pursuing sectarian politics. We need to support the Kurdish government; we need to stop equivocating just because that maybe a government that pursues self-determination in the future. We need to support regional responsibility, stability, economic development, a stand against extremism from the neighbouring countries."

Isis cut people’s fucking heads off; they don’t do regional responsibility, stability and economic development.

Robertson added, it would be much better if there were an express UN motion covering action against the IS threat. Given Russia’s action in Ukraine, it is doubtful that Russia would sign up to military action; that foreign policy blunder is down to Putin.

People, Robertson says are right to be sceptical because they had heard strong justifications in recent years for intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya that is about the only thing which is touches on as having any sense attached to it.  

The motion before the House of Commons he said "does support bombing but there is not a single mention in it anywhere about a strategy or plan to win the peace. The motion asks for a green light for military action which could last for years (but) there is no commitment in the motion for post-conflict resolution."

Apparently that is the feeble reason; the SNP would not support the UK Government motion.

Politically backward!

We are just about to enter the ‘era of tokenism’ under the inept leadership of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon who was as equally to blame for losing the Scottish independence referendum. Sturgeon isn’t a leader of men, so it is highly doubtful that she would back the required military action that is needed to protect Iraqi civilians. There has to be an occupation force sent in with vast numbers and resources to work jointly with the Iraqi army.

As to Syria, a mistake was made there supporting the rebels, the West need to restore diplomatic relations to assist the Syrian Government restore order. In an ideal world proper democracy would be the norm, in the Middle East matters are complicated and the West needs to work constructive.

On the brink of the Sturgeon era, the SNP enters it with a massive political failure under its belt regarding foreign policy, just as unpopular Nicola Sturgeon left Scots women to die of cancer by failing to ensure proper drugs were made available, the SNP are not supporting saving the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians.

Given this disastrous foreign policy intervention by the SNP who can deny the SNP are completely out of their depth politically, and as to unpopular Nicola Sturgeon being the “best person for the job” of First Minister, I think we already know the answer to that domestic question.


The SNP leadership should just stick to eating curries and let that be the limit of their foreign policy decision making interventions.

Finally, Angus Robertson foreign affairs spokesman is simply pitiful, as Prime Minister David Cameron aptly put it in the House of Commons previously …. ‘will you fuck off’!

Robertson really is a little Englander in every sense of the word.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon emerges to replace Alex Salmond as First Minister, is Sturgeon who left Scots women to die of cancer the “best person for the job”, the George Laird view is No, an angry wee Nat full of bile and hate isn’t going to unite anything much less a people

Dear All

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “more convinced than ever” that Scotland will one day be independent.

If you saw the look on her face as she sat in the BBC independence debate hosted by Gordon Brewer, you might have cause to question her sudden reconversion to faith.

But lets us remember this simple fact, Alex Salmond got taken up the political arse by about 2,000,000 people on the 18th September.

That is a heavy pounding in ‘terms of the debate’!

In fact it is enough to make your eyes water.

Now, that Alex Salmond has resigned, and given that the Scottish National Party is run as a one man band, the leadership has firewalled themselves by promoting idiots of no consequence into positions of power, there is no one credible to mount a challenge to Nicola Sturgeon.

Sturgeon isn’t a leader of men, she isn’t likeable and she isn’t a social justice champion.

She is a poor choice for the leadership of what is supposed to be a Nationalist party.

Nicola Sturgeon left Scots women to die of cancer by failing to provide the same cancer drugs available in England. The sycophants in the SNP never raised their voice against this state of affairs.

In her attempt to appear meaningful Sturgeon said that independence can only happen when Scots “choose that course in the polling booth”.

No shit Sherlock!

At the weekend, a petted lip Alex Salmond hinted that other methods could be used to obtained independence, one way is Universal Declaration of Independence. Sturgeon has distanced her from his suggestion, because lets face it free tickets to Wimbledon is free tickets to Wimbledon!

And she lacks guts and is common!

Not exactly hero material.

Some people in life can be ‘bought and sold for Punjabi Gold’, others sell out much cheaper.

As to future domestic adventures, she said was not preparing for another referendum and the timing would be dictated by circumstances. Apparently this includes whether Scots decided to vote Yes in/out referendum on the EU which is a possibility despite Ukip not being a force in Scotland being seen as an English Party by many Scots.

Sturgeon added:

“If there is a commitment to a referendum in a manifesto of the SNP at an election and we win that election then that is a mandate for a referendum. I believe as strongly today as I did last week that independence is the best future for Scotland. And I am more convinced than ever that we will become an independent country. But that will happen only when the people of Scotland choose that course in the polling booth. I accept that last week the majority did not choose that future at this time. 1.6 million people is a remarkable number, but it wasn't enough. So my task will be to lead Scotland into an exciting new chapter in our national story. To unite our nation around a common purpose so that we can write that story together, and do so in a way that lives up to the hopes, aspirations and expectations of a country that is, on both sides, engaged, inspired and empowered by the referendum experience."

She isn’t leading Scotland anywhere, Holyrood isn’t the voice of the Scottish people; it is an institution that deals with devolved matters only.

As to Ms. Sturgeon’s idea to “unite our nation”, I have a simple message for Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minster, Deputy leader of the Scottish National Party:

“Piss off Sturgeon”!

In a piece of toadying worthy of SNP list MSP Bob Doris, Sturgeon said it would be the “greatest honour” and an “immense responsibility” to become First Minister of Scotland at such an “exciting and optimistic time”.


"I am putting myself forward for two simple reasons: I want to serve my party and my country. And I believe I am the best person for the job”.

Well, as we all know, there is very little choice and quality in the Scottish National Party, personally because she is so common, I thought she wanted the money.

Can anyone seriously believe that someone who left people to die of cancer is the “best person for the job” of First Minister?

“I also hope that my candidacy, should it succeed, will send a strong message to every girl and young woman in Scotland - no matter your background or what you want to achieve in life, in Scotland in 2014 there is no glass ceiling on ambition.”

Here is something to add to that sentiment from the women of Govan:

“Nicola Sturgeon is an arsehole”, there is no glass ceiling on that either.

In the traditional oily response to the departing loser Alex Salmond, she said he had transformed the SNP and made Scotland a better place, adding:

“He also helped to make me the person and politician I am today."

An angry wee Nat!

Sturgeon says she will plan a “different approach” after the referendum rather than follow Salmond’s course:

“His are big boots to fill, but if given the opportunity to lead, I will wear my own shoes, and they will certainly have higher heels. I will be my own person and set my own course. We would not have come so far as a nation without Alex's vision, tenacity and statesmanship. But the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow require a different approach. They will demand the ability, not just to argue a case with determination and conviction, but also to reach out, to work with others and seek common cause on the issues that unite us."

We are now entering the era of Sturgeon, the ‘era of tokenism’, if you are white working class and heterosexual, you are shit out of luck dealing with the Sturgeon Empire. 

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is this the first 'rat' to desert the sinking Nationalist ship, SNP MSP John Wilson resigns before the start of the Sturgeon Era, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon faces accusations about internal SNP democracy, it stinks, its anti working class

Dear All

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is a small man, a petty man, a man for the rich, and certainly not ‘a man for all seasons’.

He has reduced the Scottish National Party from a political party to nothing more than a vehicle for a rather vile nasty clique.

18th September 2014 was his Waterloo, the ‘boss’ as he was dubbed by the idiots had run the Nationalist party has his own little private gang, the ‘cult of personality’ used as dictators as Stalin, Hitler and Mugabe was the way it operated.

Alternative opinions were verboten, enforced by the ‘Yestapo’. Nationalism under Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon hung together by little fragmented groups who all had their own little agendas which had nothing to do with Nationalism.

One of the groups was ‘Sein Fein lite’, people whose loyalty was to Ireland rather than Scotland, their agenda was ‘hate the British’. The SNP was a platform to do just that, the Nationalist campaign in poor areas such as Glasgow was run as ‘get rid of the Tories’, but the subtext was ‘hate the British’ or to be more specific ‘hate the English’.

Another fragmented group was the CND group whom the Nationalist had cultivated to get support. At conference after conference, the CND lot would condemn Britain having nuclear weapons, at every Westminster election, the SNP ran with ‘get rid of nukes’. The lack of political talent in foreign affairs was laid bare for the World and Scottish voting public to see. Scots en masse refused to vote for to send the SNP to Westminster, the anti nuke policy was simply ridiculous, the product of student union politics were people didn’t need to grow up.      

Now, that Alex Salmond has been crushed at the ballot box, he has taken the ‘petted lip’ and he found out his ‘popularity’ much heralded by the Nationalists doesn’t actually exist. Alex Salmond’s popularity is based on buying the vote with an election bribe of a five year Council tax freeze among other little baubles.

In 2012, I told unpopular Nicola Sturgeon at the BBC indy debate hosted by Isobel Fraser, the SNP had to back Nato, and they had to back Faslane as continuing as a nuclear submarine base. The logic was undeniable, this guarantee Scottish sovereignty in the event of independence and neutralised the Americans. Salmond and Sturgeon bungled that by trying to have a ‘halfway house’ by simply going for adoption of Nato at one of their Conferences.

Alex Salmond is far from being the ‘master strategist’ as made out in the press, the SNP defence plans, pure back of a fag packet material, cut and pasted from the British analysis without the benefit of strategic thinking, however, Englishman Angus Robertson, an SNP MP did say the Norwegian Navy website was quite good. As to Robertson, he wouldn’t be the Defence Minister in an independent Scotland, which is a ‘huge thumbs up from me’.

Add to that….. Hooray!

Now, that issue of the referendum has been settled for a couple of years, the cracks are starting to open rather wide, the supposed ‘unity’ which never existed has begun to show through. SNP MSP John Wilson is said to be set to resign from the Scottish National Party.

But lets us be absolutely clear, I have met him, no loss and if anything he should be encouraged to go, it is highly unlikely that any party would want to pick him up to be their MSP, maybe Sheridan’s Solidarity or the SSP would be an exception. I would think even the Scottish Greens wouldn’t be interested in John Wilson.

As we enter the ‘era of tokenism’ as the Scottish National Party seek to anoint unpopular Nicola Sturgeon to replace Salmond, what does it say that poor Nicola is already losing support even before she gets the top job. I guess one can only wonder if given John Wilson’s rapid exit after a crushing defeat, how many SNP MSPs will also consider jumping ship.

Let’s get real, Sturgeon helped destroy the Scottish independence bid due to her gross stupidity but on the bright side, she gets to keep her free seat in the Royal box at Wimbledon. Little Nicola is rather common and unlikeable; these little goodies certainly brighten up her sad existence on Planet Earth. Despite having a few quid, wearing ‘good gear’, there is something missing, she has the look of someone who has been caught doing something obscene.

Not even in the top job yet and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon obviously has trouble generating loyalty.  

To leave Ms. Sturgeon for a moment, which it appears many have and will do in the future, Mr. Wilson said is understood to have made his decision to abandon the Nationalist ‘rat ship’ after “increasing conflict” over the SNP’s defence policy including its position on Trident and change of heart about membership of Nato.

As I previously blogged, Wilson is clueless on defence, his brand of politics is very ‘lite’ indeed, someone should explain the facts of life to him regarding the global picture, I am sure that TV and the internet has made it out to the provinces, it is a big wide world out there, and picking the right team is important. How anyone can think abandoning ‘the allies’ would sit well with Scots is beyond belief.

Can you imagine trying to sell that on a doorstep to the Punters:

“Not part of the allies, fuck off, just fuck off”!

Being part of the ‘allies’ is more than defence position, it is part of the shared history of the United Kingdom, even if Scotland had gone independent, you don’t abandon that heritage.

Plainly the SNP don’t grasp that concept in any shape or form.

Wilson, who was elected in 2007, in my mind, that is the best part of £400,000 pissed up against the wall, as he jogs off into the sunset, he said he was still committed to the concept of Scottish independence.

He told The Scotsman:

“I’ve made a decision to go to resign from the SNP and the SNP whip. It was in terms of policy about Nato. There was a divergence of policy differences. There were a lot of issues. Things were happening with local branches and complaints about the headquarters. It was about internal democracy.”

‘A lot of issues’, this is interesting, as I previously said the SNP was in effect a party within a party. In the SNP there is no internal democracy, it is a ‘rat ship’ run for the benefit of a few people. I was the subject of a smear campaign, the husband of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon refused to investigate, his name is Peter Murrell; the SNP also broke the law in relation to my data subject access request. After I complained, I was found I was targeted by a malicious complaint by the SNP National Sec William Henderson who was also in charge of running a hearing against me, and he was speaking to the ‘judges’ outside the process. When I use the term ‘judges’, these people were peasants from some rural shit pile in Scotland, and not to be confused with real judges.

Who got the last laugh?

I would have to say that was me.

The SNP lost the Glasgow Council election 2012, they lost the October Govan by-election and also failed to have a laugh at my expense, and of course they got their ass handed to them in the Scottish independence referendum.

They needed people like me, not the other way round, they lost 28 out of the 32 areas, winning only 4.    

Wilson, MSP for Central Scotland has said he would serve out his term at Holyrood as an independent MSP. He will decide whether to support the SNP in parliamentary votes on an “issue by issue” basis.

Who gives a shit!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Enemy of the People, Alex Salmond to resign as SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland, he is an arrogant small minded petty man, he lost in a fair contest and is now spreading hatred, if SNP try and declare "Unilateral Declaration of Independence", a lot of people are going to end up hurt and some dead, anyone think Salmond is standing up for Scotland now?

Dear All

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond as I said would lose the Scottish independence referendum, George Laird right again.

So much for Salmond being the ‘master strategist’!

When I joined the SNP campaigning, it was 2008, the Glasgow East by-election was called; the Nationalists had three ‘contenders’ for the Westminster seat. John Mason, publicly unelectable Humza Yousaf, and a third person, Duncan Ross from Glasgow University, I sent one email.

That was to John Mason.

Yousaf and Ross, I immediately dismissed as non contenders, Mason was out of the three, the most suitable to attempt to win the seat.

He did by 365 votes; it was the height of the Westminster scandal.

At that point, I believed the lie that the Scottish National Party stood for fairness, equality and social justice, as we have now seen, that is nonsense which props up the SNP under the banner of ‘civic nationalism’.

Inclusiveness which the SNP preach is as I said before a lie. This referendum campaign by the SNP was built around a centre left socialist coalition, the centre right nationalist were excluded from the SNP front Yes Scotland. It was designed to be Scotland against England with Alex Salmond wanting to fight with Tory Prime Minister David Cameron. Salmond knew he couldn’t win the argument with the people of Scotland so tried to rope in the English, as I wrote, this campaign was a full blown anti English campaign.

Cameron wisely thought; ‘fuck this for a game of soldiers’ and stepped back which led to the Alex Salmond calling him ‘feart’. Salmond’s clique joined in, SNP MP Pete Wishart trying to be meaningful chipped his ten pence worth in. It would Better Together led by Alistair Darling who would ‘hold the fort’. Some people said he wasn’t the right choice, but I thought differently, he was steady, backed up with technical knowledge and experience.

The complete contrast to Salmond who was all mouth and no trousers!      

At the Glasgow Count as the Emirates Arena, I watched as there was hushed silence as the results came in on the big screen. There was an eerie hush as each count was ready out, the Nationalists on tendered hooks hoping for good news. 32 areas were to be declared that night, and the SNP only managed to win 4.

28 losses, in the SNP heartlands, the people decided to reject Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s poisonous vision.

Early on Friday after I fell out of bed, I pottered over the library and posted my historic video, Alex Salmond’s political career is over! And to fired up a blog post saying he had no choice but to resign. Later on in the afternoon, Alex Salmond resigned as Scotland’s First Minister about around 4 pm did so. I think I wrote somewhere possibly on twitter, 4.30 pm would be fine with me. Sooner or later, everyone comes around to the George Laird view.

Alex Salmond’s lifelong dream of an independent Scotland crushed, ‘master strategist’ my arse. Alex Salmond is an opportunist who had lived off the wits of others and had begun to exhibit poor and dangerous judgment. He represented a threat to the people of Scotland and had to be putdown.

I saw it as basically a National security issue for the people of Scotland, economically and in terms of defence of the country.

Nationalists don’t leave people to die of cancer by refusing to pass on the drugs available to save their lives. 

Nationalists don’t corrupt the justice system by lowering the bar of which a fair trial exists in name only. 

Nationalists don’t lie; cheat, deceive and run a hate campaign and then stand back and let the wild animals run loose to harm others.

Alex Salmond had to be putdown.

On Friday, a hastily convened press conference was arranged because lets get it right, independence was all about the Alex Salmond legacy; he ended his career in front-line politics at the official Edinburgh residence, Bute House.

But let us remember this; his legacy is delivering a country divided by hatred, the Yes campaign was engineered that it sprouted gang warfare and football style hooliganism harnessed as a political weapon. Unleashing mobs isn’t political activism; disrupting opponents meetings isn’t political activism, whipping up anti English hate isn’t political activism.


All that Alex Salmond managed in reality to do over two years was to convince 37% of Scots to vote for independence. A rather large part of the population didn’t vote, in Glasgow as much as 25% of people didn’t turn out. In a prepared statement read to journalists, Salmond said he was “immensely proud” of the hard-fought campaign.

Alex Salmond in another example of petty mean spiritedness has now said that Scottish voters were ‘tricked’, in an already heated and divisive campaign, Salmond exhibits his total lack of statesmanship. Scotland was very lucky that the people rejected him and Nicola Sturgeon. Having lost he is fostering dissent and hatred, already there is talk if the SNP win the 2016 election they should declare, UDI, Universal Declaration of Independence. This is illegal and as Professor Adam Tomkins has said ‘bonkers’. Independence cannot be bought, stolen or obtained illegally; it has to be won through the ballot box. What is going on at present is starting to sound like Eastern Europe and ‘Balkanisation’, a prelude to civil unrest and Scotland descending into an abyss. 

He added:

“I am also proud of the 85 per cent turnout in the referendum and the remarkable response of all of the people of Scotland who participated in this great democratic, constitutional debate and of course the manner in which they conducted themselves.”

If the SNP attempt to seize power by force illegally, the Scottish Parliament should be suspended and martial law declared. If a single person is killed, everyone connected with this ‘adventure’ should spend the rest of their lives in prison without possibility of parole in England. Jim Sillars, who appears to think UDI is acceptable, is placing people’s safety in jeopardy by filling their heads with dangerous nonsense. It is also highly unlikely that Police Scotland would follow the Nationalists that means for UDI to be a reality, the Nationalists would be arming a section of the civilian population. Although MP5’s and G36 machine guns are good weapons, in the hands of untrained civilians chances are there would be collateral damage to innocents.

In the West, the SNP leadership should also recognise how matters are dealt with when problems need to be addressed, what happened in Iraqi and Libya, in both countries, the leaders didn’t fair very well, particularly Gaddafi who was murdered in cold blood. The SAS; Special Forces are not encounter groups, they don’t do empathy, they just execute and remove threats, something for the Nationalist staffers to think about it. They don’t shoot people in the leg, they don’t do trick shooting of guns out of hands; they put two rounds in your chest to shutdown vital organs and a third in your brain.

Apparently, the firm favourite to succeed Salmond is unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, who many women in Govan call an ‘arsehole’. If Sturgeon wins, it will be the first time that a ‘people’s arsehole’ becomes First Minister of Scotland. Sturgeon is as equally responsible for the shameful campaign run by the Nationalists and their allies, she was presented as the ‘face of independence’ and the people of Scotland rejected her at the ballot box. She has same guilt to bear as Alex Salmond, Sturgeon isn’t a unity candidate, and history can’t be re written to present her as a ‘clean skin’.

Simply put, Nicola Sturgeon stinks to high heaven.

Interestingly Salmond said he intended to continue in his role as MSP for Aberdeenshire East, which begs the question, what use does unpopular Nicola Sturgeon have for an adulteress such as Joan McAlpine?

McAlpine should be binned as soon as possible, tossed on the back benches and told to take no part in SNP politics other than constituency work till her time runs out in this parliament.

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, if she becomes leader will lead the Scottish National Party into the political wilderness. A combination of dim and not nice coupled with common rather sums up her situation.

Nicola Sturgeon is unworthy of trust and unworthy of leadership.

In a footnote to the result in Glasgow, the Nationalist campaign preached Tory hatred on the doorsteps of the city to Labour voters. Their fantasy that the poor would be helped was swallowed by the gullible who failed to grasp that in the 7 years of SNP administration, Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon hadn’t helped them either.

As to me assisting in Salmond’s demise, this was necessary to protect the people from the disaster which lay in store because Salmond decided not to plan, his debacles over currency and the EU figure most prominently in his extensive list of failures. Any bid for independence must have a Scottish currency as a bench mark of any proper bid.

The Scottish National Party under Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has become a ‘rat ship’, one of the rats, the King Rat isn’t jumping ship; he is just slipstreaming up the back presumably with Joan McAlpine.

Post Salmond, we are now entering the era of Sturgeon, the ‘era of tokenism’, if you are white working class and heterosexual, you are shit out of luck dealing with the Sturgeon Empire.  

Think of it as ‘business as usual’ for the Scottish National Party.

Time for a quote:

“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions”.

Alex Salmond.

“Now, you don’t have a Cabinet”!

George Laird.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scottish National Party members, after being betrayed by Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, time to ask the real question post defeat, SNP can never deliver independence, there is a genuine lack of talent, time to get out now and abandon a vile nasty clique

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon lose 28-4 in areas at Scottish independence referendum, huge epic defeat which leaves Salmond no choice but to resign, the SNP cannot deliver independence for Scotland, two years ago, I said they would lose, guess what, George Laird right again

Dear All

First things first, I am shattered, so incase I am writing a load of babbling nonsense, please bear with me, my head is wasted after being up all night, and not sleeping the night before.

About two years ago, I was blogging away and I talked about what was going to happen to the Scottish National Party.

This was my 1, 2, 3 post which I have repeated over time.

1/ Glasgow SNP wouldn’t win Glasgow City Council.

George Laird right again.

2/ Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon wouldn’t win independence.

George Laird right again.

3/ 2015, the SNP wouldn’t do well in the Westminster 2015 election.

So, far I have two in the bag.

Out of 32 areas, the SNP won 4.

The unionist camp won 28-4.

Now, that is by any stretch of the imagination an utter disaster of epic almost biblical proportions.

Alex Salmond’s dream of independence is shattered.

As to the Glasgow result, this wasn’t ‘hope over fear’, that won it for the Nationalists, it was just ‘pure hate of the Tories’ preached to the masses. People in Glasgow also fell for the lies, deception and deceit or perhaps they just didn’t care.

And for the record, I was flagging up how BT needed to adapt their strategy, and I have about 180 witnesses to that affect. I looked their campaign and saw the need for improvements, drastic ones. 

George Laird right again.

The silent majority finally raised its voice and shook the foundations of Salmond’s empire to rubble.

I was at the Glasgow Count, apart from one incident with an idiot called Shona McAlpine, who I reported to Police Scotland and they logged an incident report and told me they would take care of any problems, the Glasgow event was slightly eerie, hushed silence before each result.

Dundee was won by the SNP but that was to be expected, I have written about how well they have developed their presence in the city.

Last night was a decisive No vote after a hard fought campaign of two and a half-years which I was involved in as a humble Glaswegian pottering about the place!

Reacting to the result, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon spoke of her “deep personal and political disappointment” saying she had fought the hardest campaign of her life.

Perhaps she should have hired an A Team!

Some of the stars of the Better Together campaign turned out to be Jim Murphy and Gordon Brown, I went to their events; usually I prefer to do campaigning but having been asked I wandered along.

They put up a hell of a performance.

On a technical level, Professor Adam Tomkins of Glasgow University was also very good on interpretation of law as it related to the referendum, the UK and EU.   

Nicola Sturgeon was put in as the face of independence, she was supposed to win the women’s vote; she lost as badly as Alex Salmond.


The Scottish National Party cannot deliver independence, civic nationalism is dead and Scotland needs a new centre right party.

Hamish, do you still doubt my abilities?

George Laird is always right, and if anyone checks back on my 1, 2, 3 predications, they will see I can do, what Nicola Sturgeon cannot do.

Get it right!

Oh Saturday, I will go to my favourite kebab shop and get one, I know damn well I deserve it.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon dramatically lose Scottish independence referendum, the important point to remember, George Laird right again, right they wouldn't win Glasgow City Council in 2012, right on independence, enjoy the video

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scottish independence- 18th September Music, tomorrow is SNP Leader Alex Salmond's political death at the ballot box, play this music at least once on the day of the vote, let your friends hear it, his career is now over for good, services no longer required

Scottish independence: 24 Hours to save Scotland from disaster, Alex Salmond accused of being a ‘liar’ by several EU Governments, he is deliberately misleading Scots for votes, you can’t trust this SNP Government to tell the truth, Nationalists have sunk so low to be unworthy of public office

Dear All

It seems that Alex Salmond has been accused of deliberately misleading Scots.

The issue of Scotland’s EU membership is an issue that goes beyond the nuts and bolts of applying; it goes right to the heart of what this SNP Government stands for.

Lying and deception is now seen as normal government modus operandi under Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.

Apparently after spinning lies, European governments rejected Salmond’s claim in a major TV interview that he has consulted them.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Salmond piped up and said he had spoken to the Spanish, French, Italians and Belgians about his assertion that a separate Scotland would start life in the EU.

He repeated his bogus claim that Scotland would not need to apply from scratch and would instead negotiate entry between a Yes vote tomorrow and actual separation in March 2016.

That cannot happen; the reason is because another new country applying to join the EU must have its own currency and its own Central bank.

Otherwise their membership wouldn’t even be considered.

Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, the Spanish Foreign Minister dropped a massive bombshell when he rejected Salmond’s fairytale and informed the press that he had not even spoken to the SNP leader in two years.

As I repeatedly said, Alex Salmond is not a Statesman.

George Laird right again.

Lots of people aren’t happy about the possible break up of Britain in Europe, some call it “Balkanisation”, however the idea of armed conflict will not happen, although the nutters might possibly like that idea.

As to Salmond’s claim of talks, the French and Belgian governments said they had held no discussions with the First Minister or the Scottish Government.

And the Italians could not produce any evidence of talks.

I smell shite as famously said by Karen Dunbar.

On the issue of possible timetable of membership, Salmond and Sturegon would be looking at five year wait minimum.

So, everything is now unraveling, however, at this late stage, people are more or less set on how they vote, it is a matter of doing it now.

Adding more woe to the SNP bandwagon, Gianni Pitella, president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament chipped in her warning, of no automatic rights to the UK's opt-outs. The opt-outs are part of the UK’s contract and aren’t transferrable to Scotland.

And the cheery to the cake EU application process would “take years”.

This is the second time the First Minister has been accused of lying during a TV interview about Europe.

Famously, we had the ‘treat’ of him trying to pull the wool over Andrew Neil in March 2012 whether he had sought advice from his law officers on the issue.

He said:

“We have, yes, in terms of the debate.”

It later emerged the advice did not exist and he spent £20,000 of taxpayers’ money going to court to keep this secret.

£20,000 of taxpayer’s cash wasted while Scots women need cancer drugs!

The pro-UK Better Together campaign said the European governments’ denial showed the First Minister’s claims cannot be trusted.

Thank you ma’am!

Douglas Alexander, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, said:

“We know that Alex Salmond lied about having EU legal advice when he hadn't. On Sunday Alex Salmond said he had spoken to the Spanish, French and the Belgians. Now we know that too is a lie. We cannot trust a word Salmond says on Europe. He will apparently say literally anything to fool people into voting yes on Thursday.”

Yes, that is about the strength of it, he will do anything for a vote.

I said Alex Salmond was a buffoon, wasn’t a Statesman and wasn’t to be trusted, now everyone and his brother has seen through him.

The fight to save Scotland is on, to save Scotland from him and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, his stupidity will cause untold suffering of the Scottish people, we are already a laughing stock.

Today, I gave my No Thanks badge to someone who works in a charity, I was glad to help him express his support.

Tomorrow, I go to my local polling station to vote No, and I know I am doing the right thing; I am protecting my community in Govan and Pollok.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Suzanne Vega - Marlene On The Wall

Scottish independence: Fiona Scott tells Alex Salmond to stop invoking her late father’s name in independence debate, the reason, Alex Salmond has been accused by her of creating divisions across Scotland, I guess the Nationalist hate campaign wasn’t such a good idea, but hey, George Laird right again!

Dear All

You may remember as regular readers of this blog that I said the Scottish National Party under the leadership of Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is a nasty vicious vile poisonous clique.

Through-out this referendum, the SNP leadership has harassed hatred such as seen in gang warfare and in football rivalry as an instrument of terror to attempt to further their political ambitions regards the referendum.

The Nationalists let mean spirited idiots off the chain and allowed them to run wild like a pack of dogs. t the same time Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon have stood back while their fools wrecked have havoc across Scotland.

Now, to prove yet again, George Laird is right again, the daughter of one of Alex Salmond’s school teachers has asked the First Minister to stop invoking her late father’s good name and memory. She also accused him of creating divisions across Scotland.

Fiona Scott’s father John Ferguson taught Mr Salmond maths at Linlithgow Academy, said he would have been appalled by the intimidation, violence and vandalism caused by the referendum.

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon could have stopped this at anytime but chose to remain more or less silent, while the animals descend on various people en masse; they attempted to portray themselves as victims.

Ms. Scott said her late father as a fair and compassionate man who hated “bullying”, bullying is something which Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon allow even within their own party.

It is understandable that her family are upset and unhappy how Salmond had used his name over the years, referred to his teaching and beliefs.

In an explosive letter to a newspaper, she added:

“Freedom of speech is under threat. Relationships between neighbours are now threatened if you indicate which way you are voting. For these reasons and many others, on behalf of my family I respectfully request that Mr Salmond never mentions my father in public again as, were he alive, he would be appalled at what is happening across our country.”

Didn’t say for some time that the SNP doesn’t allow Freedom of Speech?

Yes, George Laird certainly did, the SNP is run like a cult, a party within a party, which functions as a one man band where dissent isn’t tolerated by the underlings or people who have a different opinion.

Mrs Scott wrote:

“I have heard on occasion that Mr Salmond still refers to my father's teaching and beliefs regarding education, suggesting he still holds my father in high regard. Dad was an honest and fair man who hated bullying and wanted the best for his pupils and his community. He hated any form of segregation or sectarianism. Mr Salmond has succeeded in creating divisions across Scotland that were not there before and that will still exist after the referendum, no matter which way the vote goes.”

100% credible analysis on the part of Mrs Scott; much like my own thoughts regarding how the SNP works and act against the people of Scotland.

Mr Scott also added something which I have repeatedly touched on regarding the Scottish National Party, the lack of education and fairness; she said they were at the forefront of everything her father did.

George Laird right again.

Sooner or later everyone comes around to the George Laird view.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scottish independence: Open letter to Hamish the 'real 90 minute Nationalist’ in the independence debate, where is your ‘declaration of triumph’, instead rather looks to me that you have started what I would describe as ‘pre-crying’ before Alex Salmond’s independence defeat, you say you’re a Nationalist, prove it Vote No

Dear Hamish

Time for a quote:

“I note no mention of the latest poll, George”?

Who said that?

I do believe it was Hamish the real ‘90 minute middle class Nationalist’ in the independence debate. In your rather short ‘moment of triumph’ of ‘we are on our way’, presumably a bit of good news had gone to your head rather like a sugar rush when it hits the body.

It didn’t last long too long Hamish did it?

Having come back down to Planet Earth, you have decided to come back with a complaint, as is your right under the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights, entitlement to free speech.

Free speech however doesn’t entitle you to get it published or a reply, small point obviously worth mentioning.

But before I address your latest complaint, I would like to tell you about my Saturday, I went along to the 100th event of Labour MP Jim Murphy’s 100 day tour in Glasgow. Ex Labour Minister John Reid was there also to give a speech, standard stuff and no real surprise, rally round the flag. Anyway, it so happens one of the senior BT people who said I should go along to it was there, anyway, we hadn’t officially met, so I wandered over to introduce myself and say hello. I was expecting the quick hello thing, to my surprise he said:

“I would like to thank you for all you have done”.

My reputation precedes me Hamish it seems.

Anyway, isn’t that terribly nice?

He then introduced me to his wife, so after a quick exchange with her, I said cheerio and wandered over to a PhD Law student who I had met previously, we had a good chat and then I listened to Jim Murphy.

Sun shining and a big happy crowd, a Yes voter, well an angry Yes supporter turned up to ‘scream and shout’, he had two kids in tow. You don’t take kids to demos Hamish, appalling error of judgment given the amount of hate and intimidation that this campaign has generated. Two women from the Greens also turned up to wave Yes posters. Later on I was interviewed by Japanese television; they seem to have no problem with the George Laird view which I thought went very well considering I had to do it on the hoof.

My final point on Saturday’s event was that I had to pop into the BT Office to use the bathroom, so I walked over to the office, pressed the buzzer, they asked ‘who is it’! I said, “George Laird”, buzzed in straight away without the nonsense of ‘who and what do you want?’

My reputation precedes me Hamish.

And they read the blog as well as Glasgow SNP I am told.

I suppose I should ask; does your political reputation precede you? 
Now, to address your complaint, I have to say firstly I hate jealously, but you reek of it, do I make you feel inferior?

How does that work, you being a middle class rich guy?

“George, your claim to be the real Glaswegian working class voice is wearing thin”.

Hamish, I am working class, are you seriously suggesting that because you are unhappy with my ‘status’, I should bump myself up to middle class? Is that what would make you happy? How does that work, you appear to be unable to accept someone like me can be working class, Hamish.

I don’t wear a cloth cap, donkey jacket and walk about the place calling people ‘mucker’, ‘comrade, ‘brother’ and ‘sister’, I leave that to others. I guess despite a middle class upbringing, you are upset that someone from ‘the masses’ can actually have a voice and people think it is actually worth hearing!

Is unpopular Nicola Sturgeon your ideal of working class?

Nicola Sturgeon is common but with money, which means she has nothing going for her, along with her rather large chip on shoulder, she has also the unhappy needy attention seeking look which I have observed in passing. Her fake sincerity just doesn’t really work for her, too forced, her ‘headshaking routine’ when she doesn’t like a question reminds me of a child. When she sees me, she presses her lips together into a thin line which in some people tends to suggest they are very angry, I think she wants to have a go at me for calling her ‘unpopular’.

“I have pointed out before that only someone of independent means could credibly guarantee to be a full-time councillor, which you did when you stood for election in Glasgow.”

I find your obsession with money to be rather tacky.

Hamish, talking about money all the time in relation to me is rather cheap. Does money rule your life? Is it your God? Do you think you can’t be happy in life as long as you are doing well and others need to be doing badly?

I made an election pledge, an election promise, a promise by me isn’t some bizarre piece of nonsense, it is a promise and I keep my promises Hamish. Otherwise, what good is my word, why should people trust you when you deceive them, I will not attempt to enter public office by lying to people. You appear to have a real problem with someone telling the truth. Also if I do a job, then I do the job properly, is that also strange to you?

Oh and to return to a point I already made, assumptions by you yet again, didn't I warn you about making a fool of yourself by doing that? How many times do I have to repeated myself, the facts you get, remain the facts, the fact you don’t like them doesn’t change the situation.

“Now in almost every article, you extol business bosses, like the heads of BP, RBS, and Standard Life”.

Is everyone entitled to free speech?

What is wrong about supporting their right to exercise it?

“That is not speaking for the working class”.

As I understand it, politicians are supposed to support everyone's human rights, which incidentally I am doing again, why is that strange to you?

Have you seen Alex Salmond lately?

He is so far up Rupert Murdoch’s arse that if he spits, it is coming out Murdoch’s mouth! Do you see me cosying up to people Hamish? I didn’t do it at Glasgow University when I was teaching and I am not doing it now that I am in politics.

“BTW what are you afraid of by censoring all comments?”

People post abuse to me and make allegations about people in public life which could be viewed as defamation, as you know, I have a world famous blog as read by the BBC and my enemies so I have had to moderate Hamish.

“Most bloggers don't these days”.

Gosh, I never knew you read so many blogs, do you complain to others or is it just me who gets that ‘the treatment’?

Well remember that most bloggers don't have my history with the Scottish National Party, do they Hamish?

Do you remember why I binned the Scottish National Party?

They decided to raise a bogus complaint against me to brand me homophobic by a village idiot called William Henderson, some yokel from the provinces who held the position of National Secretary of the SNP. As well as being involved in the setting up of the hearing, he was also the complainer, which is highly unethical and a breach of my human rights for a fair hearing. He was also speaking to the ‘Judges’ outside the process.

Prior to that the SNP Chief Executive Peter Murrell, husband of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon refused to investigate a smear campaign against me and I informed him, I was withdrawing from being an SNP activist on that basis. The Nationalist smear used against me was that because I had failed SNP candidate selection that was the reason for my unhappiness. I was failed on not being a ‘team player’, which apparently surprised many people in the SNP because I was Glasgow SNP’s top activist.

I have no time for clowns Hamish!

So, what happened after I stopped being an SNP Activist?

At this point, I have to mention, the genuine lack of talent in the Scottish National Party, 2012, the SNP under the extraordinary inept leadership of Allison Hunter failed to take control of Glasgow City Council. Hunter was Sturgeon’s proxy, not the smartest tool in the box by a rather large margin. And a manifesto that looked like it had been thrown together by a chimp’s tea party.

I was there at the SECC in my dual capacity as a ‘roving reporter’ and a ‘humble Glaswegian pottering about the place’ for my blog talking to the politicians. Anas Sarwar told me that the Labour Party was doing really well, Patrick Harvie, Scottish Greens seemed happy enough, but the Glasgow SNP, well they looked rather unhappy, close to tears.

Even unpopular Nicola Sturgeon left the hall looking rather angry and dejected; no Sturgeon powerbase in Glasgow beyond her little nasty vile SNP clique.

A day of days!

What a miserable result for the SNP, personally I thought she got what she deserved myself and for the record, I said six months prior to the slaughter, that the Labour Party were going to hand her, her ass.

George Laird right again!

Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon didn’t stay to the end, what she should have done was stay to the end Hamish, and got everyone who stood as a candidate and thanked them personally, congratulated the winners and console the losers.

You know….. demonstrate leadership shit!!!!!

Maybe she was in a hurry to go home to Baillieston and watch Braveheart or Borgen.

All ready for the big Alex Salmond independence defeat on Thursday?

Have you bought in enough popcorn and booze?

Do you wonder if unpopular Nicola Sturgeon will say to herself on referendum night, George Laird right again?

To recap, I said, Glasgow SNP wouldn’t win the Council in 2012; the SNP would lose the Scottish independence referendum and wouldn’t do well in the Westminster 2015 election.

So, far I have one in the bag, Thursday, I will have two in the bag, and in 2015, the hat trick.

I am the real Glaswegian working class voice in the independence debate..... as seen on the BBC and now Japanese TV.

Finally, why are you trying to sell my country down the river, placing people’s futures in peril by voting Yes?

Where’s your ethics?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University