Monday, January 18, 2016
Crisis at the SNP ‘ratship’, SNP councillor Craig Melville, an aide to SNP deputy leader Stewart Hosie suspended from his job and the party, after allegedly describing Islam as ‘filth’, it appears that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon isn’t the great unification leader after all, ‘civic nationalism’ is an utter fraud on the people of Scotland
It is sometimes said that you never truly know anyone until they do something which changes your opinion. At present the Scottish National Party which is likened to a cult is suffering major blowback due to the behaviour particularly of their elected MPs, Councillors and members.
The ‘best of the best’ is providing what I have constantly said, that the SNP is a ‘rat ship’; the party of ‘civic nationalism’ packaged up to look all cuddly and acceptable is an utter sham.
What is civic nationalism?
Well, civic nationalism isn’t nationalism, it is also ‘changeable’, that means it tries to be fluid, portrayed as ‘all things to all people’ regardless of nationality. It is a con on the people of Scotland, it is bogus, and it is the politics without principle.
The SNP’s claims of standing up for Scotland could be viewed through the prism of the Alex Salmond Vs Donald Trump saga. Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond had called for Donald Trump to be barred for the United Kingdom after Trump proposed a block on all Muslims entering the United States. In some respects this is similar to a ban on Iranians which President Jimmy Carter brought in during his term of Office. The ban proposed is a blanket ban which I don’t agree with, denial of entry has to be intelligence led.
If the Trump ban was pushed through Alex Salmond would have cost £700 million in investments, do you see now how fake ‘civic nationalism’?
In Scotland, some people say that ‘civic nationalism’ is all about getting donations and votes from the Muslim community of Pakistanis extraction and in return, members of their community get a percentage of seats and special treatment.
Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are not supporting Alex Salmond’s call for a ban, and if you read the blog on a regular basis you will have noticed that I wasn’t willing to support it either. People are entitled to free speech, and free speech will always find someone who objects to the person using it.
The term the ‘regressive left’ is used as the people most associated with attempting to suppress free speech, however Alex Salmond doesn’t fit the criteria as I see him not being a socialist. Alex Salmond in my opinion is an opportunist, a small man with a nasty vicious petty streak. Under Salmond, the SNP stopped being a political party and became a model which some recognise as a cult. The ‘cult of personality’ is well known in political history, most commonly with despots and dictators.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon hasn’t moved the SNP back into what people recognise as a political party either. Scandal after scandal is plaguing the SNP because again as I have stated ahead of time, there is a serious lack of talent in the Nationalist camp, in a cult, only a small about of the ‘leadership class’ are entitled to espouse an opinion which the cult members can then adopt.
The latest scandal which follows on from the SNP Holyrood candidate allegedly involved in shoplifting scandal in Asda is an aide to SNP deputy leader Stewart Hosie is in trouble. SNP Councillor Craig Melville has been accused of sending foul-mouthed, bigoted texts to a Muslim colleague.
Since the event, Melville who was considered a rising star has been suspended from his job as Hosie’s assistant, and from the party. Melville allegedly texted after the Muslim terror attacks in Paris to a female SNP employee:
“It’s not personal I just f****** hate your religion and I’ll do all in I’m life do defeat your filth.”
“And in your favour we live in an uneducated left lift loopy left wing society who is more interested in claiming benefits and being ignorant to the threat of your horrible disease which is a make believe c*** in the sky. Horrible murdering Islamic c***s.”
A text also appeared to refer the SNP Glasgow Muslim list MSP Humza Yousaf who visited the Greek island of Lesbos in October to see the plight of Syrian refugees.
It allegedly said:
“And Muslim politicians in the UK have a duty to speak out and educate. That should be their number one priority, not staged photos taking refugees off boats and writing patronising messages of support. Had to unfollow that c***.”
At the height of the migrant crisis, several politicians jumped on the issue and all run off and do photo ops. This was to show they ‘cared’. Since the Cologne sex attacks; you will be hard pushed to see Humza Yousaf and Nicola Sturgeon hugging an economic migrant after the rapes of white women. The public mood in Europe has changed, however politicians are still attempting to run with #refugeeswelcome when in fact, the opposite mood is growing among people.
The SNP is as I have said made up of various groups who use the party to further their own ends which have nothing to do with nationalism or the betterment of Scotland.
The main groups controlling the SNP have been described as
4/ Sein Fein lite
This can be mostly seen by the make up of candidate selection.
Melville wasn’t just a councillor; he was an aide to Stewart Hosie and a Dundee City Council’s environment convener. He made the papers a little while ago after he was given a police warning over an alleged assault at an SNP parliamentary office. Sources say that after the incident he was from the Dundee office to Hosie’s constituency office in Carnoustie.
A spokesman said:
“The SNP condemns Islamophobia in the strongest possible terms. We will not tolerate it in our party.”
I wonder is this a ‘new’ policy, awhile ago I highlighted how an Asian man was very badly treated in Pollok SNP, and nothing got done about that incident.
It seems for the SNP to act, an incident must make the national press.
What the Melville incident shows is that the SNP isn’t the happy united ship that Nicola Sturgeon appears to be desperately trying to convince the public that it is, it is a ‘rat ship’ and on a ‘rat ship’ the rats will eventually turn on each other.
Who will be the last rat standing you may wonder?
I have my money on Nicola Sturgeon!
She isn’t a natural leader of men or indeed anyone else, and she knows it, time and time again, she has failed to show leadership. She can’t even control Alex Salmond who is like a bull in a china shop, and he has a platform in the shape of a radio to do spectacular crashes of the PR kind. Instead of retiring with grace and dignity, Alex Salmond wants to hog the limelight in London while being a running sore for Nicola Sturgeon. I would say ‘poor Nicola’ but as so many people dislike her as a person, it would be entirely inappropriate.
Salmond’s Trump spat is risible, Trump’s star is on the rise, and he looks not just that he could get the republican nomination but also the Presidency of the United States. One wonders what toadying Nicola Sturgeon will have to go through after removing Trump as a ‘Scottish ambassador’, it was made up nothing title, but the SNP decided to put their collective foot in it. Nicola Sturgeon needed in the past the Pakistani Muslim votes in Glasgow Southside to hold off a Labour challenge.
Can SNP Councillor Craig Melville survive, firstly, I doubt anyone cares, as to the SNP employee who reported him, strangely she wishes to remain anonymous, however I am sure everyone will wish her well if she decides to seek further job opportunities elsewhere.
Especially Craig Melville’s friends!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University