It seems that there is a flurry of new groups springing to enter the political campaign arena, we have Scotland in Union, Scotland’s Big Voice and United Against Separation to name but a few.
But the one which I find very amusing because of who there are targeting is Forward Together; they are the new kid on the block who are urging Unionists to oust SNP MP Pete Wishart.
The Gneral election is set to be the most interesting in years on both sides of the border, the Nationalists are probably hoping the racist anti English campaign by members of the Yes side holds up and they get seats in areas such as Glasgow.
To oust Pete Wishart; the Forward Together group want to see the must have accessory this season which ‘tactical voting’ as part of people’s strategy to inflict the most damage to the nationalist candidate.
While the SNP are keen to come after Labour MPs to take their seats, groups of ordinary people are coming together to unseat SNP MPs and Candidates to make them political poor with no Westminster seat.
Forward Together is advising people in Perth and North Perthshire that Pete Wishart is only interested in breaking up Britain.
Well, that’s true, and they want him replaced by someone “who actually wants to be at Westminster”.
That would be the Tory Candidate as his closest challenger, go that Tory, but to be fair, Mr. Wishart is someone who doesn’t bring anything to Westminster but grudge, grievance and malcontent.
As well as wanting to put Pete Wishart in the ‘poor house’, Forward Together want Unionist voters in neighbouring Ochil and South Perthshire to ensure they take out Nicola Sturgeon’s “ally”, Tasmina Ahmed-Shiekh. Ms. Ahmed-Shiekh was previously a Tory and also previously a member of the Labour Party, the SNP is her last chance saloon. Personally, I don’t think that Ms. Ahmed-Shiekh deserves to be elected to public office and believe that her ‘commitment’ to Ochil and South Perthshire will be lesser than a local person.
After this election, I doubt that she will be moving house to Ochil and South Perthshire if she doesn’t get elected, she will move on to try and get an MSP seat anywhere!
Forward Together want voters of any background and political disposition to walk into the polling station and back the Labour Candidate to ensure the SNP does not take the seat off Gordon Banks.
Tactical voting is in this election is on a try out, lessons need to be learned and refined because it will probably be getting used in 2016.
Without a doubt there is unprecedented interest from Unionists about how to vote tactically to counter the SNP and rub unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s face in the dirt, Tory canvassers are finding staunch Tory voters want to stick to Sturgeon.
Scotland is a divided country, the SNP split and polarised it with hatred and bile.
And let’s face it, time for revenge or payback is high on the minds of unionist voters and people interested in protecting Scotland from the SNP clique of Team Sturgeon; the less gifted of the SNP cliques, full of trash and ignorant with it.
Scotland’s unpopular First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is also dreadful common as well.
Another campaign group, Scotland in Union, is to launch, Alistair Cameron, one of its founders who I have met incidentally said that interest was so high in its activities that it had to turn away people who want to attend its launch dinner in Edinburgh.
Cameron is a former Army captain in the Highlanders!
Scotland in Union campaign is particularly interested in Gordon, where Alex Salmond is hot favourite to win.
It was previously held by Sir Malcolm Bruce who is standing down to retire, his replacement is Christine Jardine. Tory canvassers say some of their supporters are considering backing Christine Jardine, go lassie go, where have I heard that before? Loud mouth SNP list MSP Joan McAlpine, another of the SNP’s publicly unelectables.
Victor Clements, one of its six board members of Scotland in Union said that SNP MP Pete Wishart appeared unhappy when Forward Together set up stall and handed out leaflets near him and other SNP campaigners in Perth city centre at the weekend.
The lamb, must be annoying that some people who aren’t even standing for public office are having the gall to hand out leaflets telling people in effect, don’t vote SNP don’t vote Pete Wishart.
60 per cent of voters in Perth and Kinross rejected independence, now if those 60 per cent can be talked into voting tactically them Pete Wishart will be in real soapy bubble. He might even have to take up busking in Perth to earn a coin!
I wonder if Pete Wishart knows, ‘my old man’s a dustman, he wears a dustman’s cap’?
Forward Together claims Wishart should be removed stage left from political office and ousted because “in all the time the SNP have held the seat at Westminster, nothing has been achieved for the folk of Perthshire.
Is that true Pete?
Maybe he was too busy watching Braveheart and boning up on how to be an effective campaigner on a low mental budget.
“By their own admission the SNP do not want to be in Westminster and with that mindset there is little prospect of them doing anything for Perthshire while they continue their attempts to break up the United Kingdom.”
In what appeared to be a close to tears statement Pete Wishart said:
“On the streets of Perth this weekend, people saw this for what it is nothing more than a desperate Tory front, and it is infuriating for Labour supporters who now hear about Labour plans for a 'grand coalition' between their party and the Tories after May 7. A Labour-Tory alliance – with the aim of electing more Tory MPs in Scotland – is doomed to failure."
'Grand coalition' seems Pete is losing it, it is simple Pete, ordinary people want to take you up the political arse and have a Portillo moment in Pete, while it is true that you aren’t one of the greatest thinkers in Westminster, nothing wrong with having you ousted.
Personally, I have no ill will to Mr. Wishart, even if he gets in he can do no harm, you need real brains and talent for that approach.
I would rather that Tasmina Ahmed-Shiekh yet again was rejected by the Scottish public; she is nothing more than an opportunist and Sturgeon crony.
Good luck Mr. Wishart, the worst advert for Nationalism in Scotland and bad luck to Ms. Ahmed-Shiekh.
Maybe Forward Together can pull off the double, but I am sure they would be delighted to settle for one, after all early days campaigning, need to refine their approach!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University