As people know I had to go through a very nasty court case last year where former SNP Organiser Tommy Ball pled guilty to posting tweets labelling me a ‘known paedophile’ among other things.
When I wrote that post which proved very popular, I highlighted the fact that the elected SNP MP Natalie McGarry was also involved. Because Tommy Ball pled guilty to his crimes, I was denied the opportunity to name Natalie McGarry in open court for the part she played in assisting Ball by linking my blog to the hate account setup by Ball.
Here is what she wrote:
I've made it! At last I've been designated non-Jedi by the great sage that is @georgemlaird Want a laugh? Here ya go:
In the statement to Police, I also named two other people, Shona McAlpine; Office Manager of SNP MSP Humza Yousaf and Jonathan Mackie, Office Manager of SNP MP Chris Stephens, what do these people all have in common?
They are all part of her Southside nasty vicious clique, and they all socialise together.
Natalie McGarry uses twitter to spout hatred towards people, and she has a habit of trying to smear and label people. This has been going on for a long time, what happens is this, she labels someone to discredit and smear them, then there is a backlash and she closes her twitter account to the public until the heat dies down.
Her recent spat with high profile author JK Rowling is a classic example, the Scottish National Party made a huge mistake in passing Natalie McGarry as a candidate, even they now must admit that. In the SNP selection isn’t based on merit, it is based on who you know; McGarry’s mother is an SNP cllr and her auntie the Presiding Officer at Holyrood.
Lots of people joined the SNP after the independence bid failed, they thought they were joining a political party but they signed up to help a ‘cult’, a party within a party. As the recent flares ups in the press show the SNP isn’t a united party.
Fast forward to the present day, and we get a taste of how much a ‘pig in a poke’ the people of Glasgow East have been saddled with, McGarry must be the most scandal ridden MP in Scotland or close to it, but she is Nicola Sturgeon’s pal, Sturgeon personally backed her to be the MP in the East End of Glasgow.
Oh how she must regret that decision!
Have you heard of the group, Scotland in Union?
They are a pro-union group which campaigns for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom; they are a non-party movement making a positive case about the benefits of the Union. Now, it seems that yet again, Natalie McGarry is back to what she does best, smearing.
In the wee early hours of Sunday morning, it seems that the odious Natalie Mcgarry took to twitter to write:
"Leading unionist figures do know that 'Scotland in Union' is headed by an internet troll and an outed holocaust denier, right?"
Scotland in Union is run by Alastair Cameron, he is ex Sandhurst, I have met him on my travels, he is also a married father from Edinburgh who is a director and works full time as a consultant in the financial services industry.
I would say that he is a straight forward guy, likeable and passionate about Scotland and its role in the United Kingdom. I have met many like him as in my youth I used to train up people like him to go to Sandhurst while as I was at University of Glasgow.
Now, all hell appears to be about to break loose as Scotland in Union is considering taking legal action against Natalie McGarry after she wrongly claimed it was led by an "outed holocaust denier".
I would say that although McGarry has since deleted the tweet, the damage to the reputation of Alastair Cameron has already been done, what was wrote is now out there in the public domain in the social media and mainstream media.
Being called an "outed holocaust denier" is right up there with the other types of smears that the Nationalists use to smear and label people.
After the tweet was removed, McGarry wrote this allegedly:
"I'd add however, that you should be careful who is distributing your materials, but apologies etc."
What kind of apology is this?
A spokesman for Scotland in Union said:
"We are surprised that an elected member of parliament would make such a false and offensive accusation. We will be taking legal advice before responding formally to Ms McGarry."
The only way to stamp out the offensive behaviour of Natalie McGarry is by taking her to Court and make her pay for her actions.
I think Scotland in Union should ‘crowd fund’ for a Court case and drag McGarry in Court as soon as possible, given she has a history of abusing and smearing people, I would expect the damages would be quite high, and she couldn’t write this off as a one off regarding her past behaviour.
Sitting on the backburner is of course the scandal of Women for Independence, which she co-founded, the members called in police after concerns were raised over its finances, and allegations of £30,000 not being accounted from a paypal account linked directly to Natalie McGarry’s bank account.
Natalie McGarry denies any wrongdoing but we should also remember so did Bill Walker and Tommy Ball, other Nicola Sturgeon allies before they ended up in Criminal Court. In both Walker’s and Ball’s cases, their criminality was an ongoing series of events.
Scotland in Union are understood to be meeting with lawyers this morning and perhaps an update may be issued later, this is a serious matter, Alastair Cameron’s reputation and by default the reputation of Scotland in Union has also been called in question.
The correct public forum to seek redress is a Court of Law, it is time that Natalie McGarry was made to face justice, not the mob rule of ‘community justice’ but the tried and tested benchmark of a Court.
And if I was Scotland in Union, I would seek out her other victims so that when compensation is awarded that Natalie McGarry will have the smile wiped right off her face, McGarry has overstepped the mark.
Finally, Natalie McGarry is a close personal friend of Nicola Sturgeon, is anyone asking Sturgeon why she is hanging around with so many despicable nasty people?
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University