Monday, June 20, 2016

EU Referendum Special, Countdown to Brexit is still going ahead, scaremongering, fear and threats promoted by the media and endorsed by the Remain camp aren’t working, David Cameron and George Osborne made a major tactic mistake on threatening the British people with punishment for exercising their democratic right

Dear All

The countdown to Brexit has well and truly started, the historic vote takes places this Thursday 23rd June; it is the day that which some people are calling ‘Independence Day’.

Independence Day has a nice ring to it don’t you think?

On Saturday, while I was campaigning a woman came up to me and called me a racist, she wasn’t a ned, she was a rich affluent woman judging by her clothes and her dental work.

So what is a racist?


a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
"I had a fear of being called a racist"
racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist; More
having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another.
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at a newsagents"

The level of her ignorance was startling, as she told me how angry she was, I asked was she angry during the Scottish independence referendum, she said Yes.

So, if you use her definition of racism, that means 1.6 million Scots who voted for independence are racist.

Then you have to add that bunch of ‘racists’ to the total number of Scots who are in the Unionist camp who are voting leave, the majority of the country must by her rule of thumb be racist.

One small problem tho, the EU isn’t a country, so her argument was rubbish, a little or a lot of ignorance is a dangerous thing.

I am expecting a sizeable Scottish vote to leave the EU on Thursday judging by the response I got while campaigning.

The conduct of the media and the Remain camp in using the tragic murder of Labour MP Jo Cox has been a disgrace.

There is an article on the Spectator that you make also wish to view.

In Glasgow, I attended the vigil for Jo Cox, you won’t see any pictures of me there, I don’t need a TV crew to express my sympathy to her and the family after what happened. The event was supposed to run from 7 pm to 11 pm, I went at 7.30 pm; the event was attended by about 200 people. 200 out a population of 485,000 in Glasgow, it is a shame that more people didn’t stop by and it is also a shame that the event scheduled for 4 hours packed up before 9 pm.

Once the TV crews left!

Personally I think the political class in Glasgow could have shown more respect, in attendance at the vigil was Piers Doughty-Brown; you may remember he harassed Margaret Curran during the 2015 election. Some people commented online how tasteless it was he was at the vigil.

On Sunday, there was a fun run in the city centre, a well-known Glasgow MSP walked passed me, dressed for the event. I didn’t see this person at the vigil; however that doesn’t mean he didn’t attend. Another person trotting through the town on Sunday was Mhairi Black; her claim to fame is in my opinion this:

If you wish to skip the link, here is the jist; Mhairi Black MP ranks poorly in league table showing how good politicians are at replying to constituents' emails via a special contact website.

Now, let’s turn to David Cameron and George Osborne, they have threatened the British people with a £30 billion austerity budget if people vote leave on Thursday. Andrew Neil of the BBC torn apart the Conservative MP Ed Vaizey, you will enjoy watching Andrew put him to the sword.

If you aren’t a regular reader of the Spectator, then please stick it on the reading list, I sometimes comment on the Coffeehouse blog when I can.

Threats by David Cameron and George Osborne have backfired on them:

Sorry for so many links, but the important thing on Thursday is to make an informed choice, the threat by the Government in Westminster is an empty threat, and deals with the nonsense of Cameron and Osborne being replaced by a more right wing set of Tories.

David Cameron and George Osborne are making their position as leaders of the Conservatives more untenable by the day, they need a moment of pause, and they also need to stop abusing the memory of Jo Cox for political purposes.

If I didn’t truly believe that Brexit was the best course for Scotland, I wouldn’t be campaigning, but it is and I am, we need to act to protect pour country, Brexit is the mechanism to do just that.

I am sad that the EU project has failed, it is crippling countries who have membership, it is increasing unemployment and it has failed every test of democracy.

It is time to leave the EU, forget the scaremongering, the fear and threats, British people are better than that, we just have to show it on Thursday 23 rd, the polls open at 7 am till 10 pm.

Finally, a quote by Ghandi:

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Auld Jock said...

Hello George

I just read a piece by Peter Kellner. As you know, he got the independence referendum right. His bottom line is that, if remain can make their economic meltdown pitch stick, then they will win. If not, then leave will prevail. My feeling is that we would not be neck and neck if the bully and threaten campaign had worked. As you said earlier "everything to play for". Whilst you have been campaigning, have you got any sense of whether the fear approach is working?

Auld Jock

G Laird said...

Hi Auld Jock

Just to remind you, I got the Scottish indy right to as well.

I was campaigning today, spoke to local shopkeeper, she said that the feeling she has is that Leave is going to win.

Last night, I spoke to a guy who I know through friends who is down on his luck (aren't we all) and he said that he didn't know Jo Cox was dead, so I doubt the use of her by Remain has worked.

There is now a backlash against David Cameron for using Jo Cox as a vehicle to smear leave campaigners and voters, I would say that going by what feedback I am getting that Brexit is still on course.

Everything to play for on Thursday, and I do mean everything.


Auld Jock said...

Hello George

Many thanks for the encouragement. I will be voting for Brexit.

Auld Jock