Tuesday, June 21, 2016

EU Remain Meltdown, Prime Minister David Cameron sees a huge backlash against him over using Jo Cox’s death for political gain in the campaign for Remain, how on earth could he not foresee that this type of behaviour was wrong and would work against him, he just put his political future on the line post Brexit

Dear All

Politics can be a nasty dirty business, and to be sure it is populated by some people who use others for their political advantage or gain.

I have to say I am rather disappointed in Prime Minister David Cameron who ‘used Jo Cox’s death’ to campaign for Remain.

It was incredibly insensitive to her, her family and to her legacy as a campaigning Labour MP at the House of Commons.

When David Cameron used Jo Cox for political gain, there was always going to be a backlash from people, the main reason for a backlash was the attempt to smear Vote Leave voters and particularly campaigners that they are somehow responsible for the death of Jo Cox.

The campaign to leave the EU is not a campaign to leave Europe!

The EU is a political organisation which Britain along with others holds …… a membership!

Media, both printed and TV have attempted to pass off the EU as Europe in order to fuel the narrative that leave is somehow a racist campaign, dirty politics at play, but it tells you something about the state of Britain today.

David Cameron has received justified scathing criticism on Facebook when David Cameron pauid tribute to Jo Cox, it was a major mistake to conflate this with the leave campaign. After describing how the country will miss her, he turns the subject to the upcoming EU referendum.

He wrote:

‘It is not easy, in the wake of Jo’s murder, to turn to the question of Thursday’s referendum. But we must.’ He then was at pains to stress Jo Cox supported the campaign to Remain in the EU.

The post has not gone down well, provoking an angry reaction with people blasting the Prime Minister, with one asking ‘how low can you go?’

This is the theme which the people of Britain are asking of a man who holds the highest public office, ‘How low can you go’?

Ian Sanders said:

‘Using a poor woman’s murder for political advantage. I didn’t think you could get any worse. I wish I’d never voted for you. Still, you’ll be gone as soon as we leave the EU, and I can’t wait to get a decent Tory leader again.’

Ben Graham wrote:

‘It is very sad that Jo was killed on our streets and it is unforgivable for Cameron to use this young ladies death to push forward this ridiculous campaign to remain but the bottom line is that this madness happened while we are still in the EU so I’m struggling to see your point on this one Dave!’

Gary Taylor added:

‘Wow, how low can you go.. absolutely no reason to reference Jo’s murder in this thread, you are a pathetic excuse for a human being. I have my suspicions that you lean towards a vote to leave as your PR has done them more good than you could ever imagine.’

This campaign has cast a question on the future of David Cameron remaining Prime Minister, although he has expressed a commitment to stay if things go badly wrong for the Remain camp on Thursday, and after talking to a shopkeeper today in Craigton while out campaigning…. Brexit is still looking increasingly likely.

Last night, I spoke to a guy who I know who uses homeless services in the city, I met him through a friend, when I asked him had he heard of the murder of Jo Cox; he said no, given these two events I doubt her death will impact the vote. Also you may remember my observations of the Jo Cox vigil in Glasgow where sadly only a few hundred turned out and most of them I recognised as being part of the Glasgow political class.

In politics, you can learn from the mistakes of the past, using Jo Cox for political purposes was an incredibly bad idea which has now blown up in the face of the Prime Minister.

What I don’t understand is why he thought this would turn out any other way than it did!

I am committed to vote to leave the EU on Thursday come hell or high water, I urge other people to do the same for the simple principle, the EU, the political organisation is anti-democratic.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Auld Jock said...

Hello George

Cameron's behaviour in this matter is not only vile but it is also indicative of his state of mind. I believe he started this referendum manoeuvre under pressure from his euro sceptic backbenchers. I'm sure he thought at the start it would be relatively easy to win. Few people are enthusiastic about the eu but the general level of annoyance was not at critical mass. Merkel's insane and self manufactured "migrant crisis" changed all that. People saw that the "eu" was driven, largely, by la merkel who consulted nobody and clearly didn't think the implications through. Despite the whole thing being avoidable and, undeniably her creation, she then tried to impose quotas on other eu members for good measure. I think that altered people's perception of the eu from being an interfering nuisance to something close to an existential threat. The cost of eu membership and it's undemocratic behaviour suddenly came into focus. This behaviour has included at least 2 coups d'état (Greece and Italy). Public opinion here was galvanised and the contest suddenly became massively more difficult to win for "remain". Cameron appears to be scared shitless and with good reason. The man is an arse.

Auld Jock

G Laird said...

Hi Auld Jock

Today I was filmed by the BBC, they wanted shots for a montage piece, they filmed me doing an entire bus stop in the East End of Glasgow and everyone took a Vote Leave leaflet of me. If it makes it into the final cut, it will look really good.


Auld Jock said...

Hello George

Nice one!

That should help to raise your profile even further. Much deserved and it can't hurt when you "run for office" in the near future. I can't get close to that. The best I can offer is the little video camera I use to film some of my guitar practice sessions. That's how I became aware that I look like Quasimodo, hunched over the guitar. Fortunately that sort of footage doesn't get beyond my laptop screen. Even then, I make sure there is nobody else at home. Photogenic I ain't. Well done, on the campaigning front as well.

Auld Jock

Anonymous said...

send us a link of the BBC thing Georgieboy

Auld Jock said...

Hello George

Google have, apparently, published a prediction based on "tabulated traffic" saying that the "leave" vote will be a landslide. The post also cites polls showing 6 and 7% leave leads for leave. There is also a suggestion of "poll rigging" and fake polls. This was posted yesterday and it is still there. If this is a scam, then I would have expected Google to have done something about it by now. For anyone watching the results coming in tonight, it should become clear, quite quickly, whether or not the Google prediction is a scam.

Auld Jock

G Laird said...

Hi Anon

Here is the link to the BBC Big Debate were I was sitting on the panel with Brian Monteith, facing off against Ming Campbell and Alyn Smith of the SNP.


It is only up for a few more days so nip in quick for listen.


G Laird said...

Hi Auld Jock

The Labour Party were shocked by what I did in Glasgow for the Leave operation, all the parties against me, and I had a handful of volunteers, turned the Buchanan Street operation into a massive campaigning machine cranking out thousands of leaflets.

nearly 7,000 on the last weekend.