Monday, July 27, 2015

Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is becoming a figure of fun, deluded Salmond should get booked to appear on the Jeremy Kyle show, he has become irrelevant politically as of 18th September 2014, trash TV is all he is good for, his time like his independence bid has passed

Dear All

It seems that Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond cannot stand being kept out of the limelight, to that end he is now like a punter on the Jeremy Kyle show who makes a spectacle of themselves for public entertainment.

Of course he thinks like the Kyle punters that they are becoming a ‘star’.

Alex Salmond lost the vote on the 18th September 2014 by a wide margin, 28 out of 32 areas voted against him and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.

After Scottish Labour’s disastrous Westminster campaign this year, the Nationalist think if they can rush through another independence vote with the opposition badly fragmented they could win.

The plain simple truth is that the people of Scotland won the vote on the 18th September not the unionist political parties.

That being said, Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown and George Galloway should be mentioned for their contribution which was miles better than anything coming out of Holyrood. George Galloway in my mind did the best speech of the campaign at a Spectator event in London.

Darling and Brown showed that they were in a totally different political class to Salmond and Sturgeon.

So, we now have Salmond pitching that indyref 2 is inevitable. At some stage in the future, there will be another vote so Salmond isn’t the fountain of all knowledge or wisdom, he is just panicked. He knows that momentum is slipping away from the Nationalists as are people like Kevin Pringle.

One thing that is inevitable is there will be no granting of a section 30 order to allow a new referendum in this term of the Westminster Parliament or indeed the next, independence is off the table completely at Westminster.

Salmond “bullyboy tactics” hinge on three issues,

‘the Vow’ which has been delivered by the Smith Commission

An EU referendum vote going badly for the Nationalists and the United Kingdom leaves the EU, incidentally watch out for David Cameron talking more about ‘trade’ with the rest of the world.

And the SNP’s new favourite gimmick, latching onto the ‘austerity bandwagon’ regards cuts and how they affect the poor. Given the SNP is a cult, you will probably find out in due course that new elected SNP MPs really care for ‘the poor’ or as some people may say ‘relatives, partners and cronies’.

Already people are noticing.

In a weak piece of rabble rousing, the fallen idol Salmond said:

“A second independence referendum is inevitable. The question is not the inevitability, it's the timing and that is very much in the hands of Nicola Sturgeon.”

Sturgeon knows that she cannot win a referendum, she probably wants two or three terms as party leader before she disappears, interesting, Ms Sturgeon who is rather common has decided to snuggle up to the Queen. If she thinks that post FM that the Westminster establishment will welcome her, she is rather deluded.

Salmond added:

"Instead of getting devo to the max we're getting austerity to the max and that divergent view of what's right in social terms between Scotland and England is another issue which is moving things towards another referendum."

Blah blah blah, really, he should change the record, its old now and like music, the public has moved on.

Rather than focus on indy, Sturgeon should focus on the failures of the SNP Government in health, education and law and order. By chasing indy all the time they have betrayed the people of Scotland.

£1 billion pounds removed from GPs over the last 10 years, Salmond and Sturgeon have been cutting for nearly a decade even before David Cameron and George Osborne became Prime Minister and Chancellor.

Then there is the mess at Police Scotland which Sturgeon has done nothing about except complain, news flash, your problem, you sort it out.

As much as Salmond tries to re live old glories, his time is over, the only thing that is inevitable is that he has become irrelevant politically as of 18th September 2014. Returning to Westminster isn’t a second career; it is just a staging post before he leaves politics.

The clock is ticking, not for a new vote, but for the collapse of momentum of the new SNP members who will wake up and realise that Salmond and Sturgeon don’t represent them and never did.

That’s why the Nationalists are panicking.

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

Indyref 2 is a carrot to dangle in front of the Donkeys before the party conference to keep them onside.

It's also mightily convenient to bury bad news like this;


Anonymous said...

BACK WITH A BOOM Georgie boy


Anonymous said...

Named Person is a violation of Scotland's families human rights but SNP are steam rolling ahead with it , ignoring the people against it !

Anonymous said...

Agree with you 100% on what you have said. But the NATS are always right and everyone else is wrong (in their eyes). Yeah lets waste another 3 years sorting out another indy ref, while the country is in a sorry state. BLIND/IGNORANT/EASILY LED people are the only voters who dance to these wallopers tune.

Alex T

Cameron Duncan said...

Glad to have you back blogging. On top form as usual George.
Got to agree with your view on George Galloway. I went to see him in Dundee, there were a couple of hecklers but he shut them up pretty quickly. He really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back George . I hope all is well .

And bang on with the post . Ive spoken to some nats who are starting to question the party on their lack of action on nhs , education etc . It does look like the house of cards is about to start falling .

Anonymous said...

Some of the more pragmatic nationalists must have groaned when Salmond appeared on tv. He is one of the reasons they lost the referendum.

A few things noted over the weekend:

Despite their huge success in the General Election, the SNP only got 50% of the votes. That is not an overwhelming mandate.

Salmond's appearance will only strengthen accusations that Sturgeon is the leader.

In short, his appearance was as welcome as Tony's Blair's in the Labour leadership campaign.

When will these clowns realise that talk of another Referendum is highly damaging to the economy? There's enough uncertainty without adding this into the mix. Also, if the Scots reject EU membership, then what will he do?

The SNP is more concerned about image than substance.

Maureen D said...

An absolutely excellent piece of journalism which has just restored my faith that we might actually get back to normality again. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

What a load of havers. I assume you claim to represent the opinions of Glasgow University, which I attended.

Freddy said...

Well said Mr Laird welcome back you have been missed. Take it easy don't stress yourself too much .

Terry Summers said...

Welcome back! I hope you are fully recovered.

Sherbie. said...

I don't know why they give this twatt Salmond air time. We also saw that whinging Nicola Sturgeon at the Clutha bar. What is that pompous overpaid waste of space doing there? Jim Murphy should have been there. He was there just after the tragedy happened, he was there trying to help people. Nicola Sturgeon is cashing in on that disaster, an insult really. That overpaid leech will do anything to get her mug in the papers, meanwhile, NHS Scotland,Schools, The SNP State Police, all continue to decline under this SNP dictatorship.

G Laird said...

Dear Anon

“What a load of havers”.

Really, if you had a counter argument, you would have trotted it out, thinking banned at the University of Glasgow these days?

“I assume you claim to represent the opinions of Glasgow University, which I attended”.

Never assume anything; you will learn that if you manage to pass future exams.

And thinking is free, you should practice it more often.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

JF said...

Great to see you back George, have missed your blogs over the last few months. How are you health wise?

G Laird said...


"Great to see you back George, have missed your blogs over the last few months".

Good to be back, staring at the ceiling for a month is no fun at at all.

"How are you health wise?"

I have to go back for more tests and to see my surgeon down the line after my operation, but things are better, however, I have to be very careful because of internal bleeding caused by the operation.

It took about 3 weeks post op for that to stop, which was concerning the nurses.


Anonymous said...

Slums divison, Perth, reporting in. Good to see you back. Your right, the SNP are starting to twitch. They know it's not going as planned. 2020 2021 will be the crash.

bucksboy said...

Where do the SNP go from here

Auld Jock said...

Good to see you back George. Take care. It looks like things might get a bit lively (unusual I know) at the snp conference in October. salmond and his bully boys seem to be ramping up pressure on sturgeon to include a commitment to another referendum in the manifesto.It seems to me she is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. If she doesn't, the militants will kick off at her. If she does, she won't get one and the militants will kick off at her. Our friend "Longshanker" said some time ago that "Scotland's hope lies in snp schism". I am hoping that salmond's efforts will create a momentum amongst the headbangers which will quickly get out of control. That is, after all, one of the few things they are good at. In your opinion, is there chance of serious fireworks in October?

G Laird said...

Dear Auld Jock

I don't think so re fireworks, everything at conference is stage managed and they will want Sturgeon to be seen as a 'popular' leader holding kids, that is their current gag to fool the people that she cares about them.