Have you ever heard the expression ‘chip off the old block’?
It is generally used to complement someone who has rising to the occasion.
Some time ago, I did a blog post on the Sunny Govan radio hustings for the Glasgow City Council elections in 2012 in my capacity as a ‘roving reporter’. Basically, I got on the bus, went a few stops and wandered into a meeting.
In my blog post I highlighted that the SNP Govan Councillor Allison Hunter was a complete dud, she never represented the area properly, she was a nasty vile woman, and her lack of activism in the area stretched over years in other posts was the norm.
I also pointed out how rather petty she was as an individual by relating my personal experience when dealing with her, highlighting actual incidents between the two of us such as:
‘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’.
And on another occasion, I was verbally abused by Allison Hunter at the Glasgow Council for the 2010 election. So much for Allison Hunter being the ‘great leader’ as described by Alex Salmond!
As I understand it the SNP decided to brand her ‘auntie’ Allison after her death to make her look all warn and cuddly as they dedicated and named an SNP training school after her.
What a joke.
Having met the mother, I have also met the daughter, in the shape of Mhairi Hunter, she isn’t any better. At one SNP meeting I had to look up as she read off a piece of paper, the SNP manifesto for the Council election.
I thought I had stumbled into an 8 year olds reading class.
It was so painful to listen to that I wanted to shout out ‘for fucksake read faster’ but I didn’t, I sat in silence, then came the Q&A which for the most part both Mhairi Hunter and her mother couldn’t answer the questions put to them despite saying they had worked on this manifesto for some time.
“I will get back to you” was the stock answer.
Mhairi Hunter went on to become the SNP Councillor for Ward 8 which is Glasgow Southside, and if you check the register of interests, she is listed as a Constituency Assistant to Nicola Sturgeon MSP.
I was sent a video of Mhairi Hunter which I feel I have to share on the blog, as you know the residents of Govanhill are living in a ghetto; Nicola Sturgeon is the MSP who is missing in action, as you can see by the previous blog post. When asked to speak to Mhairi Hunter, she replied, ‘I am in a hurry’ and bolted like a rat out of a drainpipe.
What is interesting is how the people of Govanhill are speaking to her as if she is mentally challenged after she fobs them off.
The mother was a political loser and so is the daughter, in 2017, the people of Govanhill should get their own representatives to fix their community or candidates in parties willing to do the graft.
Govanhill is a ghetto, it is a slum that Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t care about; no SNP Cllr, MP or MSP lives in the area so they don’t care, but the people are rising, it is time that they upped the ante with a series of protests outside SNP events, SNP Surgeries and even outside Nicola Sturgeon’s Office.
It’s time for what the SNP call ‘community justice’ measures to create the kind of stink that the mainstream press cannot ignore. The SNP Government has starved Glasgow of resources, failed to stand up for the people, and allowed a ghetto to thrive by neglect.
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