Having read your snippets, I think I should respond to you in an open letter.
In 2008, I volunteered to assist the SNP in the Glasgow East campaign, the winning margin was 365, I put a lot of effort into that campaign and was noticed.
I was a member of the public.
What got me motivated to take part?
Former Labour MP Margaret Curran.
What did she do, she lied about living and working in the East End all of her life.
Although politicians can sometimes flower up the truth, this was well beyond that, and although I was an SNP voter, this seemed to me to be unfair.
When I was campaigning, I was an ardent supporter, everyone knows this, but the SNP I thought I joined doesn’t exist.
The SNP isn’t a left wing party; it isn’t a party of social justice, equality or fairness.
If you don’t know that, consider yourself informed and educated.
I have some questions for you.
“From an ardent SNP supporter to someone who seems to hate the idea of independence is what I mean George”.
Why were there no plans for independence done by the SNP?
Why did Alex Salmond lie to the people?
Why did Nicola Sturgeon lie to the people?
Why did both these individuals not stop abuse of opposition politicians?
Are you as an ardent Nationalist proud that Lib Dem Charles Kennedy was hounded to death by a Nationalist abuse campaign?
Why don’t you care that people in Scotland were put in danger?
“It's as if Scottish Independence, once espoused by you, is now anathema, because you fell out with the people who run the main party who support it. Am I correct?”
“You fell out”, oh right, it was “my fault”, it was a “trivial matter”, is this the watered down version to explain the hate campaign run against me in the SNP?
Is the SNP breaking the law re my DSAR acceptable?
When Peter Murrell, the Chief Executive decided to do a cover up of my complaints of abuse was he doing a ‘yours for Scotland’ SNP social justice policy?
“The idea of Scottish independence is what I treasure. You seem to have thrown out the baby with the bath water”.
If the SNP cannot be trusted to uphold the law and treat their members fairly, what makes you think they would do so to ordinary members of the public?
“You either believed in independence or wanted a political post with the SNP. Which?”
I did 17 campaigns for the SNP, during those 17 campaigns I never put myself forward as a possible candidate, this rather shows the ‘he joined to be a politician’ claim as bogus.
Incidentally, Tommy Ball, connected to Nicola Sturgeon is currently using this argument at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
I left the SNP for two reasons:
1/ The SNP broke the law regarding my legal rights.
2/ The SNP did a cover up of my complaints.
I used to be Glasgow SNP’s top activist; year in year out, this was despite being treated like a cunt because I thought the cause was more important.
Here is a story, I always remember, on one occasion I was abandoned in the street after an SNP event as Allison Hunter, the SNP MP Chris Stephens and the organiser Richard Bache all jumped into her car and sped off down the road I had to walk back. There was an empty seat in the vehicle, and they were going back towards where I lived.
Tell me about SNP loyalty.
Tell me about SNP loyalty.
What this story highlights is the real face of the SNP, not the pretend one they cultivate to the cameras.
After I walked out on the SNP, I didn't as others did jump straight into bed with another political party, this again shows that I didn’t as others claim ‘just want to be a party politician, instead I offered my services to someone else. When they declined my offer, I decided to stand as an independent candidate. During that time, the Nationalists and Tommy Ball decided to run hate campaigns against me.
I came 7th and the SNP failed to win the seat cause by the death of Allison Hunter, a Sturgeon crony, and a horrible vile individual. Hunter during the 2010 General Election took to swearing at me in public in front of SNP activists because I made a joke about how much work I did for the party.
Another point about that episode is that I hadn’t been assigned any work by the SNP Group I was attached to, and I wasn’t in her Group either.
Allison Hunter was a horrible little vile individual.
You highlight Ms Black's maiden speech which went viral on Youtube. I have watched it, it isn’t very good. It is rather ordinary, it doesn’t offer solutions and is information which for the most part the general public has all heard before.
Incidentally, the SNP haven’t close the gap between rich and poor, they have increased it, they are a failed government on health, education, law and order, they have created middle class welfare-ism to further trap the poor.
How much evidence do you need that Nicola Sturgeon is fucking over the poor?
And you want independence so the last safeguards are removed from people, perhaps Conan; you need to open your eyes and wise up.
Finally, I have been told several by Unionists how glad they were to have my help during the Scottish independence campaign. In Pollok with about 5 people, I managed to get about 22k votes, the Pollok SNP crowd, my former branch had about 30 to 40 people and they managed to get about 27k votes. For the most part the Pollok Labour Party were MIA, not one single Labour MP, MSP or Cllr turned up to work with the BT Group I was in.
You are supporting the wrong party.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University