Saturday, February 28, 2015

Scotland’s unpopular First Minister Nicola Sturgeon shown to be utter incompetent and ineffective leader as her ‘mugabe’ style land grab proposals fail to take into account securing food production, SNP ‘class war’ on landed gentry is a huge mistake, her being ‘common’ with a lack of class a real problem for Scots

Dear All

Recently Scotland’s unpopular First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that ‘education’ is how she got to be First Minister.

I rejected that assertion by her and supplied my own theory which was, as angry wee Nat spitting venom and bile she was accepted into the SNP, which is run as a party within a party.

Her career could be characterised as ‘howling at the moon’, the politics of grievance and malcontent, assumption over facts, truly Nicola Sturgeon could be termed a ‘shallow woman’ in politics. If you understand what a ‘hollow man’ is in politics, you can easily get where Ms. Sturgeon is coming from.

On Thursday at FMQs at Holyrood, Nicola Sturgeon was shown as the vacuous individual she actually is, this time it is a major blunder. The Nationalists under Sturgeon appear to be planning a ‘mugabe’ style land grab from Scottish Lairds to break up their estates. It is petty and quite pathetic, even by the low standards that Nicola Sturgeon operates to in Scottish politics. But in her rush, yet again the critical thinking of what land is, how it used and what future use is need for Scotland has been left out of the equation.

In the past, I have said quite critically that Ms. Sturgeon is in effect a person of low class who sets an incredibly low bar for her self and her ‘gang’. Have I been proved right, well it rather looks that what because Sturgeon spends her time being snide about the English to the applause of her sycophants , no one gets to say ‘this is wrong, don’t do it’.

Her cronies just keep tight lipped and focus on their self advancement by gut wrenching ass licking that would turn your stomach. You see, they don’t have ideas either; the SNP is a political vacuum, they copy others work, truly the cut and paste generation.     

You may have noticed that land reform has been floating about political circles, indeed just recently The Scottish Land Revenue Group held their spring conference in Glasgow on February 23rd.

The speakers were:

Fred Harrison, Director of the Land Research Trust.
Dr. Roger Sandlands, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Strathclyde.
Peter McColl, Director of Policy at Common Weal.
Andy Wightman, researcher and author
Dr. Duncan Pickard, former lecturer in Animal Physiology and Nutrition at Leeds University.
Alistair McIntosh, visiting Professor at Glasgow University

So, while the SNP stew in their own puddle of self belief and arrogance, things and events are moving on without them.

Just as Alex Salmond’ time was up, so was unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s time, you can clearly see that outside the stage managed events of the SNP, Sturgeon doesn’t gel as a leader, doesn’t inspire confidence and is basically clueless and insular.

First Minister Questions at Holyrood show clearly that all she offers is putting blame on others for her failures and the SNP Governments failures, each day people recognise that she has been found out as shallow.   

Tory leader Ruth Davidson using land as an issue as it relates to food production caught out Sturgeon by making it graphically clear that Sturgeon is more about dogma than evidence. During FMQs, she out Sturgeon as being unable to provide any evidence the Scottish Government has considered the impact on food production of Nationalist drive to split up land ownership.

Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘mugabe style farm reforms risked driving up everyone’s family shopping bills as yet again, the senior SNP couldn’t be bothered to do the work and instead left everything hanging for someone else to pick up and deal with it.

Sturgeon was unable to provide any “hard evidence” about the impact on food production or prices.

She has a whole government behind her but not the ability to manage, her cromyism appointments show this only too well.

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader seeing an opening as Nicola Sturgeon to produce any Scottish Government research about the effect of her proposals to split up land ownership on agricultural output.

Davidson previously caught out Sturgeon on EU membership as it relates to independence and we all know how that turned out at the ballot box!

How can proper research not have been done as to the practical effects of the SNP proposals?

Result lower food production, no bells ringing anywhere, how is that securing the economic life of the nation?

Davidson said Sturegon’s silence proves that the Scottish Government wants to portray the land reform agenda as a “class war”. In the SNP mindset, they always have to find someone to fight against as mainly their case doesn’t stand up on merit.

The SNP is a remarkably shallow operation jumping from grievance to grievance as they see cling to power for power’s sake, short term thinking, when others are doing the talking  and critical thinking such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it doesn’t register.

The Scottish Government have overlooked food production despite it being the most important factor in land reform, it beggars’ belief.

The impartial group of experts, the RICS predicted the SNP plans would backfire as land owners and their tenant have “disputes and confrontations”.

SNP’s plans would see the law of succession changed, giving a greater number of relatives a right to inherit a share of family farm. You may remember on this blog I talked about the false promises of the SNP, two mules and 40 acres of land! If holdings are broken up too small, they stand a chance of becoming economically unviable which benefits no one, least of Scotland.

Davidson said:

“We know the SNP is trying to hide behind shooting estates to turn this into a class war. But this isn’t about the landed gentry – this is about family farmers. It’s also about how much food Scotland produces and how much it costs to buy a Scotch beefburger in the shops. We’ve heard the ideological case for these land reforms, but we’re yet to hear a practical one.”

Finally, time for a quote:

“The education I got is a major reason why I’m able to stand here today as the First Minister of Scotland”.

Not bright enough to secure Scotland’s food supply!

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

a quarter of million a year household and still eating freebies George

Anonymous said...

95 % of GHA "customers" have their rents paid by the taxpayer through benefits.



Anonymous said...

Nicola is such a lame duck, time for snp out at westminster