Do you known what a phoney war?
It is the illusion of conflict where none exists, as some people are regular readers to the blog, you will know that I speak my mind as I see things unfold before me. I don’t like to flower things up and soft soap things because it tends to water down points.
I prefer the stark truth, a brutal truth said in a manner that leaves no one in any doubt where I stand on an issue, you might not like my opinion, but I don’t tend to blindly follow the leader because, from experience as we have seen, many leaders get it wrong.
Angela Merkel for example blew it in
over the migrant crisis; I spent a bit of time reviewing footage of that events
and archive contributions from various politicians speaking in the native parliaments.
The mood of Europeans is going to turn, and when it does,
Europe will face its greatest test since World War 2.
Civil war to reclaim
But lets leave that for now, and turn to a theme on the blog, the Scottish National Party is a party within a party, it’s a cult. This was my view even as an SNP member watching from the sidelines, the cult members are little more than sheep. And not very smart sheep at that, team work is essential in politics, but what the SNP cult does is blindly follow the ‘cult of personality’, this is a tool used by despots.
My first campaign for the SNP was in 2008, it was the Glasgow East by-election, the person who won it was John Mason; he beat Margaret Curran by 365 votes. The SNP put a lot of resources and people into achieving that win. It was during the height of the
expenses scandal which was raging; some people at Westminster had abused the system.
It left the door open for the SNP to proof from other people’s greed and stupidity.
When the General election of 2010 popped up, John Mason lost his seat, as I pointed out to him on two separate occasions, he wasn’t doing enough to hold onto it. I was right, he got it wrong and he lost.
In 2011, Mason was elected to Holyrood in the Glasgow Shettleston, beating Frank McAveety, I had campaigned and helped John Mason in three elections. When doing his losing speech Frank McAveety talked about the ‘resurrection’, I was one of the guys who nailed him up to the cross.
The SNP in Government have failed over 8 years to make any real change to the lives of the people of Scotland, health, education and law and order, the big three are disasters. The Scottish referendum resulted in no work being done by elected SNP members in government as they abandoned their desks to chase the independence dream.
John Mason’s stinging attack on his fellow SNP backbenchers for failing to effectively scrutinise the Government may on the surface seem like ‘rebel’ behaviour but to be honest, I don’t see it as that in anyway shape or form. The SNP as I discovered like to play games with people, so in future we may see this ‘debate’ suddenly spring up where some of the sheep take unpopular Nicola Sturgeon to task. The after a ‘show’ is put on, Nicola Sturgeon says she is listening and changes a few meaningless things to make out that she runs a ‘listening government’.
To quote Nicola Sturgeon:
Mason added some of his colleagues in the SNP were "overly protective of the party line", this is possibly because in the SNP, there is a Gestapo or political commissar group of people who silence dissent. If you speak out in the SNP, you can be targeted; this was my experience when I suggested that Osama Saeed should be replaced as a candidate with someone better. Apparently, my suggestion prompted a person called Richard Bache to contact me to ‘warn’ me off, Bache was a friend of William Begg who is better known as the ‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer, Bache also copied into the email the SNP MSP James Dornan; Dornan wasn’t a member of the Pollok SNP branch. Dornan recently decided to ‘follow’ me on twitter, and I asked him to leave, this is twice that he has tried to follow me. As I said to him in a tweet, ‘I don’t forgive or forget the nasty smear campaign against me in the SNP’.
So, some people dubbed the SNP, the Yestapo, except they don’t wear black leather coats or carry 9mm Luger pistols. Although Yestapo is used as a joke, what makes it funny is not the name which is pretty good but how close it touches on how the sinister side of the SNP operates.
Will democracy flourish in Holyrood, well if you take at look at the evidence then you can come to one conclusion, the answer is no, proposals to move towards elected committee convenors, rather than having the roles allocated by party bosses, was rejected by the SNP-dominated standards committee.
Do you really believe that Nicola sturgeon is listening, are you really that politically sad and lost?
Liberal Democrat Alison McInnes said Holyrood's committee system was in need of reform, fair enough comment but where she is wildly OTT is when she adds:
“Every member has a responsibility to scrutinise legislation and policies proposed by their own party just as closely as they would if they were proposed by an opponent.”
That isn’t how it works in the Scottish National Party, it’s a cult, and that is what people should remember, these people aren’t interested in democracy, they are interested in power, these people aren’t interested in helping the public, they are interested in helping themselves and their relatives.
Who is kidding who?
If you see some of the ‘Sheep’ appearing in the Herald or the National screaming about the SNP Government doing something wrong, then Sturgeon appearing to fix this ‘oversight’, which is then followed by a photo op of her with people and preferably holding onto a kid; you can be fair certainly that many people will see it for what it is.
Once a sheep always a sheep, and if you take the time to listen to the elected SNP ‘nutcases’ you have to wonder what possessed the public to vote in some of the idiots currently drawing a taxpayer funded salary.
You have heard of the Arab Spring, people screaming for change, do you seriously think that radical thinking will suddenly hit SNP like a virus or the common cold? The only virus I saw in the Scottish National Party was what I dubbed the ‘Hunter Virus’, victims were easily recognised by two major characteristics, stupidity and laziness. If you struck up a conversation with a ‘Hunter virus’ victim, you would see a third characteristic, nasty vicious personality coupled with a strong desire to express how much of a dullard they are.
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at