Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dinesh D'Souza Explains Fascism to ANTIFA & Leftist Hypocrites! EPIC!

Hi Folks

I am a tad busy this week as I am going to a wedding, and have lots of things to do as I am helping out in a humble Glaswegian pottering about capacity, but have a look at this video and really think about it.

Antifa is a serious threat to our democracy.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Scottish Labour’s ticking leadership time bomb, Corbyn’s Momentum crowd want Kezia Dugdale gone as leader of party north of the border, now the Scottish Left Review demand purge of Blairites and removal of Scottish Labour’s general secretary Brian Roy, the party at present is struggling to have a future with the working class

Dear All

As you know, I sat out the Westminster 2015 election, I was just a bystander on the sidelines watching the World go by, the SNP did well but the success was due to a rejection of the Scottish Labour Party.

Jim Murphy as I commented led the Scottish Labour Party to the worse defeat in its history in Scotland for over a century.

In Feb 2015 after watching the inept Scottish Labour campaign, I did this post:

In the post, I said various things but this sums it up:

“Jim Murphy should drop the call for alcohol to be re-introduced at football matches, in fact, he should drop his ‘fitba’ campaign all together; he is struggling at present because he isn’t producing policies of real significance to change lives of those who need it most in society”.

Jim Murphy thought that by offering nothing to the people of Scotland, he and Scottish Labour would be swept in as they thought with independence defeated at the ballot box; it was back to business as usual.

My take on the campaign was getting bevvied at fitba the most pressing social justice issue in Scotland, add to it, his campaign was a fraud because Westminster MPs had no say whatsoever in changing the law; as it was a reserved matter for Holyrood.

I will be blunt, basically the Scottish Labour campaign team thought working class people were stupid cunts and as such they could be conned and duped. The idea as we all know backfired but the episode showed how much contempt was demonstrated towards people.

Now, it seems two and a half years later, the Labour MSP Neil Findlay has decided to write a book. In his book, he wrote:

Former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy was an “insincere” Blairite who would “brief and undermine colleagues” to further his ambitions.

He also added that Murphy “hasn't a principled bone in his body”.

Findlay also goes on to talk about the disaster of 2015 mirroring what I blogged on years ago in part, recording his take at the time of the 2014 independence referendum, the disastrous 2015 General Election and assorted Labour leadership contests which followed afterwards.

Findlay writes:

"My reflections on Jim Murphy: He was a capable communicator; a fixer who saw himself as a big beast. From being a student activist he set out to be an MP and believed his own PR. Every move was about his power and bolstering his control. He saw everything as the next tactic; little was about principle. Politics was an exercise in PR. He was insincere and indulged in every trick and manoeuvre he learned from the Blairite recipe book. He would brief and undermine colleagues if it suited him."

Murphy’s big thing during the independence referendum was his 100 day tour which saw him coming in contact with the Nationalists who came to shout him down. He was playing them like a fiddle for his own benefit. I supported the Better Together campaign in Pollok as I mentioned no one from the Labour Party came out to help the small dedicated team.

Not a single Labour MP, MSP, Councillor or Pollok Labour activist came out, Labour decided to do their own campaign which was a complete farce. Of the two staged managed Better Together hosted at Silverburn Shopping Centre, you might have been under the impression that they were active.

It was just a photo op, if you research deep enough, you might find the photos sit on the web, one thing you wouldn’t see was my picture, I turned up at the event but was excluded from the photo, this wasn’t just bad manners, it was also to give the false impression that Pollok CLP was fighting for the Union.

Better Together was run by Scottish Labour however, they had to let the Tories in as well so that meant the organisation wasn’t properly supported by the Labour Party, hence their own campaign ran parallel. Their campaign was beset by problems, no one to work for them, by that I mean ordinary people. This was Scottish Labour in 2014 but to show you that the problem of activism hasn’t been addressed nearly 3 years later, check out the picture. I am putting up this picture for educational purposes, so how do you understand this picture as to the health of Scottish Labour in Pollok CLP?

Lets start, the number of people in the photograph is 18 people, plus you add in the photographer brings the total up to 19, now, the trick is subtract everyone who doesn’t live in the Pollok Constituency. The majority of the activists are either Labour cllrs, ex councillors, MSPs, ex MSPs or party officials.

So, yet again, why won’t working class members in Pollok CLP come out?

The problem is that Scottish Labour is a party in decline, the reason for the decline brings us onto another toxic topic, Blairites, this group controls Scottish Labour, when karl Marx spoke of the vanguard of the proletariat, he didn’t mean the ‘middle class’. Marx said that the leaders of the working class must come from the working class; this isn’t the Labour Party at present. The civil war between the Corbyn mob and Blairites to me is in part a phoney war between one set of middle class people wanting to replace the incumbent middle class people who claim they are the ‘vanguard of the proletariat’.

Scottish Labour in my opinion is a mirror image of the SNP; just as the SNP have no progressive left wing policies, neither does the Labour Party. As such the people of Scotland dumped the Scottish Labour Party because they had nothing to offer, and on the key issue of representation, there was a void.

We are at the stage were people are speaking out and demanding that Scottish and UK Labour's most senior officials should be purged from the party to stop Blairites seeking to “undermine” Jeremy Corbyn. This is the view of influential left wing journal, the Scottish Left Review. They are going to state that Scottish Labour’s general secretary Brian Roy should be removed, he is the son of Frank Roy, the former Labour MP. If you look at the Labour Party senior people, their relatives seem to get candidacies and positions with complete easy.

However in time, every organisation which operates that way reaches a tipping point, the spear to get rid of so many Blairites is headed up by Momentum, they have an agenda and they want Kezia Dugdale gone as Leader of the party in Scotland. I have no fixed view on whether she should come or go basically because I don’t care. As well as Roy being removed the Labour's UK general secretary Iain McNicol should also be ousted according to the Scottish Left Review. During the leadership contest I think many would sign up for the removal of Iain McNicol. In the case of Roy, his association to Dugdale means his position is seen by some if one goes; the other goes as well.

Corbyn's supporters need "control of the party machine" to promote radical policies and build a mass movement, however, having one thing, control doesn’t guarantee the rest of the agenda. In the past under what was termed the ‘loony left’, the Labour Party was unelectable and for good reason. In the election of 2017, I held my nose and voted for the Labour candidate Matt Kerr, I had no faith in him whatsoever, I even walked away from his campaign because the attitude displayed towards me.

I get the impression, that it doesn’t matter who controls Scottish Labour from what is presently there as members, Henry Ford famously said of the model T Ford, ‘you can have any colour as long as it is black’, this tends to mirror the attitude towards the working class in Scottish Labour and why so many deserted the party as members and voters.

Kezia Dugdale is finished as leader, it is a question of when she goes, not if, because the Momentum crowd want her gone.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon’s political death, Sturgeon wants a constitutional crisis over Brexit, how nice a golden opportunity to manoeuvre the Sturgeon fool into a corner to kill stone dead her political career at the next Holyrood election, Brexit will take care of itself, everything is about the next Holyrood election, and who is best placed to defeat Sturgeon at the ballot box

Dear All

The SNP are a failing government being led by a lame duck leader in the shape of Nicola Sturgeon, despite getting a bloody nose at the General Election, Sturgeon is still embarking on stupidity.

Nicola Sturgeon got Brexit entirely wrong, even her own members know now that the Scottish National Party doesn’t believe in Scottish independence, they believe in being ‘ruled’ by Brussels.


It is all about money, position and power not for your benefit but entirely for their personal benefit.

Simply put, they are willing to sell out Scotland to line their pockets.   

Having been defeated in the Brexit vote, and see a million Scots vote to leave, and remember the Leave campaign was run on a shoestring with very little time, money and people. Nicola Sturgeon ignored the vote as she did in the Scottish independence referendum to embark on a fruitless crusade.

The upshot of this is an attempt to try and create a UK-wide constitutional crisis which sees the Scottish Government joining forces with the Welsh Government. Sturgeon has managed to get Labour’s Carwyn Jones involved in her little scheme which is doomed.

Sturgeon and Jones met to discuss their "alternative proposals" to the European Union Withdrawal Bill, a waste of time because although talk is cheap, power isn’t, and the Natioanlists don’t have power to affect change, power lies with Westminster on this issue.

The European Union Withdrawal Bill legislation aims to transpose EU law into British law so that the same rules apply on the day of Brexit as the day before, years ago I blogged on the fact there would have to be a Bill to address such matters. I think I called it an encompassing act in back posts.

Transition out of the EU needs to be smooth and the legal framework being developed with deal with this, although we may not notice much difference it will filter through over time in the same way as rule changes do in other areas.

As Sturgeon scaremongers; David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, has dismissed such an assertion that a power grab is happening and has insisted; the UK Government is intent on giving Scotland a “powers bonanza” post Brexit. You wouldn’t see much happening as the SNP don’t like to use additional powers to benefit Scotland as we have seen across the board.

This is why at the next Holyrood election, it is essential we have a change of government as the preferred option, failing that a hung parliament which makes the seats of the proxy SNP, the Scottish Greens irrelevant.
As a UK Government source said on the SNP paranoia which is ripping out of the Nats:

“No one in Whitehall wants to have control over Scottish hill-farming. It’s absurd.”

And as the EU farm payments scandal shows, best to leave all responsibility for that ongoing failure at the SNP’s door.

Sturgeon is basically using Jones as a muppet although they say they have ‘joined forces’ to oppose the bill and they would not recommend their governments granting legislative consent to the Bill as it stood, there are wider issues.

Frankly the SNP don’t really give a fig about Brexit other than the personal loss they suffer at the trough, opposition for opposition sake.

The coalition of the damned said:

"Most seriously, the UK Government's EU Withdrawal Bill is an unashamed move to centralise decision-making power in Westminster, cutting directly across current devolved powers and responsibilities. The Scottish and Welsh Governments have already made clear that they cannot recommend that the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly give their necessary legislative consent to the Bill. We believe that the Bill must not be allowed to progress in its current form.”

Although Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, together with Mr Mundell met John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister, and Michael Russell, the Scottish Government’s Brexit minister, in bilateral talks in Edinburgh to resolve the political impasse over the Bill but were unsuccessful.

The solution has to be a Bill to remove powers, pandering doesn’t work, talks don’t work, goodwill is gone, in fact it never existed in the first place. I think a Bill to remove powers or a change in the various devolution acts is needed.

It is a waste of time to pander as I mentioned and the people would support a Bill or change to get Brexit pushed through, a million Scots certainly would do so.

The decks need to be cleared because the next Holyrood election is by far the most important election in Scotland for some time, the elephant in the room is who is best suited to be the main challenger to the SNP.

Scottish Conservatives?

Scottish Labour?

That is the big question for Unionist activists to consider, Brexit will take care of itself, but worth keeping an eye on, the real battle is Holyrood.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wings Over Scotland blogger Stuart Campbell arrested over allegations of online trolling against a woman in her 30’s, he insists he has done nothing wrong, already some people are floating that this is a “Britnat establishment” conspiracy, Campbell has been bailed till September, ‘who shot JR’ had more excitement

Dear All

It seems that the pro-independence blogger behind Wings Over Scotland has been arrested over claims of online harassment.

Police Officers have decided to arrest Stuart Campbell after a woman came forward alleging she was the victim of a two-year campaign of online abuse.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said:

“On 18 August a man aged in his 40s was arrested at an address in the Avon and Somerset area on suspicion of harassment and malicious communications. He has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-September. Enquiries continue.”

Already the possibility of a conspiracy theory has emerged as a person calling himself Alex McEwan online said:

“I have been waiting for this; my only surprise is that it has taken so long for Stuart Campbell to become the subject of police enquiry... It's what the britnat establishment does”.

“Britnat establishment”, you have to find this incredibly funny, with the Nationalist teeth drawn, Salmond, Robertson and some other non entities out in the street, Sturgeon getting ‘fanny fright’ over indyref 2, why would anyone bother to make up a conspiracy.

In defending his innocence, Stuart Campbell said:

“The piece by Tom Gordon (Herald Scotland) has been written for maximum innuendo to allow the wildest speculations on social media – which are of course duly taking place – but the alleged events relate entirely to some tweets from our Twitter account, none of which have been deleted and all of which are still publicly visible. Nothing more sinister or serious than some tweets has occurred or been alleged to have occurred. That’s all we’ll be saying on the subject at this time.”

49-year-old Campbell has been a prominent online campaigner for Scottish independence and runs the Wings Over Scotland website, he is a knob, his website which I have viewed is piss as well.

Despite some weak support on the Herald, it isn’t all plain sailing for Campbell, a person called Colin Robertson stated:

“I can hard contain my delight at the news that the Fake Reverend Stuart Campbell has been arrested. Totally brilliant!!”

He added:

“The man comes across as thoroughly unpleasant & disgusting. He currently is attempting to sue two people. The Wings Over Scotland website is a disgrace to Scotland & those who support & fund it should be ashamed of themselves. There are many who post here on the Herald & the very poor National who support & fund Wings Over Scotland. I hope the fake Reverend gets his comeuppance.

I'm off to celebrate”.

Does the possible downfall of Stuart Campbell warrant a celebration?

Stirling-born Campbell is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, he apparently wants £25,000 in damages after he was accused of allegedly making homophobic comments.

At the present moment Stuart Campbell has said:

“For sucky reasons totally outwith my control (don’t ask), posts on Wings will be very sparse for an unknown period. Sorry, folks.”

Campbell has been bailed which no doubt some people will be disappointed that he isn’t held in prison, but the prison system is stretched at the moment so he can’t add ‘political prisoner’ to the CV.

Martin McDonald said on the drama:

“Looks like a co-ordinated move. Have we ever seen hundreds of positive feedbacks on unionist posts before? Today there are some at 107 and 108 within an hour. Very unusual”.

To which a Griff Geddes replied:

“Co-ordinated by whom and for what purpose? Do you seriously believe that the "establishment" (however you define it) has nothing better to do than "co-ordinate" some kind of "move" against an odious wee guy sitting at a computer in Bath? Or are you saying that the police shouldn't investigate complaints made to them if the person complained about happens to be a separatist blogger and mouthpiece?”

Finally, I find this story to be as Geddes said about a odious wee guy sitting at a computer in Bath vaguely amusing, but does it rate front page on the Herald Scotland website? I hardly think so, Campbell has a few diehard followers but really he is just a voice among many in the Nationalist camp with nothing of worth to say that is worth hearing.

The guy is a complete tool!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fucked up priorities, poor judgement, inept and vacuous, Scotland’s unpopular First Minister Nicola Sturgeon built an entire career based on failure, professional and personal failures, anyone can make a mistake, but Sturgeon’s lack of breeding and class shines through every single day she remains in public office

Dear All

It seems that Scotland’s unpopular SNP leader isn’t universally popular as the SNP spin doctors would have you believe. Nicola Sturgeon has built a career based on failure, and being in the right place at the right time.

Her achievements amount to nothing; it has been a long road of failure built on screaming about grudge, grievance and malcontent.

On the Herald Scotland, some of the punters have decided to comment on Nicola Sturgeon’s work history. You would think that given the myth surrounding Sturgeon as a superwoman that she had been a high flyer, but it appears that others don’t share that view.

John Alexander wrote on Superwoman Sturgeon:

“It's worse than that. Mrs Sturgeon was shown the door by the two law firms that employed her - one in Glasgow and the other one in Stirling that you mention. The only employment that Mrs Sturgeon could subsequently obtain was a temporary job providing maternity leave cover at the Drumchapel Law Centre”.

Of course, you might think one guy, sour grapes, but then up pops, Gregory Allen who rather cuttingly suggest:

“She'll ingratiate herself with anyone for a vote ,she hasn't a moral fibre in her body”.

John Alexander later on, obviously with an eye on being historic and factual wrote:

"Nicola Sturgeon...'we still have work to do'." That's because Mrs Sturgeon has yet to make a start on doing her day job as First Minister. As for Mrs Sturgeon's other experience of "work" - two extracts from David Torrance's biography of Mrs Sturgeon are relevant:-

Extract 1: "After completing her diploma in the summer of 1993, Sturgeon joined McClure Naismith as a trainee one partner recalled, she was 'not an unusually energetic or conscientious trainee' the end, as the partner remembered, 'There was no question of Nicola staying on, and I don't think she was surprised by that decision...She just wasn't a star; she didn't show any great ambition.'"

Extract 2: "...during 1995 she began commuting to Stirling where the small firm of Bell & Craig had taken her on as an associate. Later, there were rumours that something had gone wrong in her legal career but, when asked about this in 2014, Sturgeon said simply, 'I've got nothing I want to confess' a trainee, she would not have had enough responsibility to make mistakes, although that did not rule out an incident at the smaller Stirling firm."

David Torrance's biography then records that Mrs Sturgeon's next employment was a temporary job providing maternity leave cover at the Drumchapel Law Centre.

My reading of this is ‘shit at everything’, you will of course remember that I used to blog how the SNP Cult worked while I was in the party, the general premise was that the ‘cult’ would organise a ‘job’ or ‘task’ then when it came to the graft they would bugger off and leave everything at their arse for someone else to do.

Ralph Kempson waded into the fray and wrote:

“Is there no bandwagon wee yippy won't hitch a ride on?”

He added:

“And is there some league table to prove her claim that Scotland is one of the most progressive countries in Europe on this issue, or any issue for that matter, or is that just another utterly vacuous load of piffle to add to the existing mountainous heap of piffle spouted by her over the years?”

It seems that recently the ‘big issues’ in Eckistan are tampons and cheap snide baby boxes under Nicola Sturgeon’s watch.

But recently Sturgeon out done herself, on the 17th Angust 2017, the World saw yet again Muslim terrorism hit Barcelona, terrorists used a vehicle to kill innocent people.

Next day, Nicola Sturgeon is slotted to go to a slap up dinner to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day anniversary as guest speaker at a celebration dinner.

Talk about bad timing!

If I was the leader of the SNP, I would have cancelled going to this event, if it went ahead it would have been in rather poor taste, but then some people might say that life goes on.

16 people of 9 different nationalities were killed: 13 on La Rambla, one probably stabbed in Barcelona by the attacker who stole his car, and one in Cambrils. Over 100 people from over 34 nations were injured, including 15 who were critically injured.

Nicola Sturgeon a few days later attended the Glasgow Pride event being the ‘first’ First Minister to officially attend this event, she said:

'we still have work to do'.

Given her work record, judgement and priorities………… I just look on her personally as a fucking asshole!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona Terrorist Attack: 10+ Dead, 100 Injured

Pakistani Muslim Rape Gangs; Speaking the truth is dangerous in the modern Labour Party as Labour MP Sarah Champion is punished and used as a 'scapegoat' after warning of Pakistani Muslims raping white children, Jeremy Corbyn’s failure of leadership shows why he will never be Prime Minister of Great Britain

Dear All

All that is wrong in the modern Labour Party can be summed up in one incident by the fact that Sarah Champion, the Labour MP has been forced to step down for speaking out about child sex grooming by the Pakistani community.

It is well known and there have been countless reported and historical cases of Muslim Pakistani men preying on under age white female children from deprived areas.

The areas read like a where’s where of deprivation areas, we recently seen Newscastle hit the headlines.

After telling the truth, Sarah Champion has been "punished" and "used as a scapegoat" as if she had done something in telling the truth. In politics, minority groups have joined political parties as a vehicle to further their own ends. I once heard at a polling station a Muslim Labour Candidate say to an Asian family coming down to vote that it was ‘important’ that ‘one of us’ get elected. I was appalled because I had known this individual in passing and never thought he was like that, turns out I was wrong.

But then you never truly know people do you.

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn should NOT have forced Sarah Champion into silence because it sends out the wrong message; the fact is that ‘playing the race card’ is a part of modern British politics used to shut down dissent.

 It is ridiculous that the Labour Party has lost such a valuable Equalities shadow minister because of the cowardice of Jeremy Corbyn. When I was in the Labour Party, I stayed on as a member to vote for him but as I wrote repeatedly, the two areas that he is bad at are foreign affairs and defence.

This episode shows clearly that Jeremy Corbyn will never be Prime Minister of Great Britain, in the key test of showing leadership, this goes beyond an epic fail.  

Amina Lone, the co-director of the Social Action and Research Foundation told the BBC's Newsnight programme: 

"She has been punished and used as a scapegoat because as a politician she's an easy target", adding that Labour should not have forced her into silence”.

Ms Lone later tweeted:

"Sarah Champion was talking about a particular type of grooming which is carried by men because of their cultural/religious practices”.

To add fuel to the disaster, the Conservative Government minister Sajid Javid also criticised the decision to force Ms Champion out.

He tweeted:

"Corbyn wrong to sack Sarah Champion. We need an honest open debate on child sexual exploitation, including racial motivation".

Other MPs have also spoken up in defence of Ms Champion, including Labour's Barry Sheerman:

"I don't understand the forced resignation of Sarah Champion and nor will my constituents".
Conservative MP Tim Loughton wrote:

"Those of us with experience in this area know Sarah Champion is highly respected for exposing child sexual abuse and  should be listened to. Obviously not all men. She is not a racist but a brave woman speaking out about a politically awkward issue. UK Labour bury your heads as much as you like in the black and white purist world you push. The chickens will come home to roost".

Margot James MP wrote:

"It is an outrage that @SarahChampionMP has had to quit the front bench; she must continue excellent work standing up for vulnerable girls"

To be forced out by telling the truth in the Labour Party sets a bad precedent, because this apart from looking rather shabby, it also shows that the party values Muslim votes and donations ahead of protecting vulnerable children.

Would a decent Muslim withhold a donation to the Labour Party because of Sarah Champion speaking out?

I doubt it.

In an article in The Sun, Ms. Champion warned politicians should not be afraid to discuss the high number of sexual exploitation and grooming cases against Pakistani men in the UK.  

She had written that an "over-sensitivity about language" had resulted in a climate of fear which had led to the "neglect, for so long, of the victims of these terrible crimes".

Corbyn, posted on Facebook:

"In recent days, The Sun has published statements that incite Islamophobia and stigmatise entire communities. That is wrong, dangerous and must be condemned".

Yasmin Qureshi, Labour's shadow justice minister has also refused to accept the Pakistani community has a particular issue with child grooming of white under age children despite high-profile cases which appear in our press and media constantly.

Trevor Philips, the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, told The Telegraph:

"I am absolutely gobsmacked, this is not the Labour party I know, even in the darkest days I don't remember people being asked to stand down for trying to represent their constituents, which is what I think Sarah Champion was trying to do. We shouldn't have to have an argument about free speech, what this feels like is what we used to call democratic centralism in the Labour party, in other words Stalinism".

Trevor Phillips in the past has written about the failure of multiculturalism in the UK, which in part is down to refusing to deal with problems like this which have destroyed social cohesion.

Sarah Champion bravely wrote:

"Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”.

She added:

"There. I said it. Does that make me a racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is? For too long we have ignored the race of these abusers and, worse, tried to cover it up. No more. These people are predators and the common denominator is their ethnic heritage. We have to have grown-up conversations, however unpalatable, or in six months’ time we will be having this same scenario all over again."

After telling the truth, she was effectively forced to say:

"I apologise for the offence caused by the extremely poor choice of words in The Sun article on Friday. I am concerned that my continued position in the Shadow cabinet would distract from the crucial issues around child protection which I have campaigned on my entire political career. It is therefore with regret that I tender my resignation as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities."

Jeremy Corbyn is Leader of the Labour Party, I voted for him although I knew that he would never be Prime Minister of Great Britain, he is a weak man.

I wonder if he realises how much goodwill and votes he has lost through this failure of his leadership.

Recently, I was asked to get involved in the Glasgow by-election at Cardonald for the Pollok CLP, I decided not to offer my services. The Labour Party is in no fit state to govern which is why they lost the election, it is true they benefit from a protest vote in 2017 but there is an underlying problem of credibility and now integrity to deal with.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, August 14, 2017

SNP Rat Fight: former SNP Leader Alex Salmond savages unpopular Nicola Sturgeon over treatment of fraud-case MP Michelle Thomson, first rule of ‘ratship’ is protect the ship, is the ground being prepared for Alex Salmond to return as SNP leader, if this is the opening shot then Salmond fired a blank

Dear All

Do you know what a ‘stalking horse’ is?

Just so you can get clued up.

When Kenny MacAskill got bumped as Justice Minister of Scotland, it was the right decision, I said he had to go, and when unpopular Nicola Sturgeon got crowned because no one would stand against her, she done him in.

Kenny MacAskill was Alex Salmond’s man.

In the press of late, we have had it appears a bit of stalking horse activity in my opinion, the ground being prepared for the removal of unpopular Nicola Sturgeon who will at some stage jump. Alex Salmond using his ‘jolly fat man’ routine managed to create a situation where he was able to win the confidence of Scots at the ballot box. The new era of Nicola Sturgeon as leader has been an untold and unmitigated disaster.

Nicola Sturgeon isn’t a leader of men.

When the Michelle Thomson case popped up on the radar, many people sat and read how Thomson made her money by allegedly purchasing properties from desperate sellers at below market valuations.

As one house owner said:

“We needed the money. We knew that we would take a loss, but we were desperate. I knew I was being taken advantage of, but we were about to get our home dispossessed.”

On that alone, I would have removed the whip from Michelle Thomson, some people may call her activities ‘sharp business practice’ but others would see it as exploiting the vulnerable in their time of need. When Thomson’s activities hit the press, we all sat back as a police inquiry into mortgage fraud allegations rumbled on. The SNP seeing the headlines, and keen to protect Nicola Sturgeon allegedly told Thomson she was being dumped if she didn’t resign the whip.

Now that the Crown say they can’t make a case against Thomson, it seems that Alex Salmond who lost his Westminster seat has decided that the inept leadership of Nicola Sturgeon needs a public airing. He has decided after MacAskill has already done some of the spade work to savage Nicola Sturgeon over treatment of fraud-case MP.

Alex Salmond has said during his stage show at the Fringe that Michelle Thomson had been denied 'natural justice' by the SNP during a police inquiry into mortgage fraud allegations.

So, what is 'natural justice'?

The right to a fair hearing, how could a morally bankrupt organisation like the Scottish National Party which is run as a cult have given Thomson a fair hearing, and if they had a mock trial, and down the line there was a criminal conviction, where would that leave the SNP then?

It was right to throw Michelle Thomson under the bus, because this is the modus operandi in British politics, got a problem, then you bury it as soon as possible less it affects the rest.

Maybe someone should ask the ‘jolly fat man’ how he would have delivered Michelle Thomson 'natural justice', and while he is at it, if he applies a standard then would he have also be obligated to do the same for the odious pig that is ex SNP MPNatalie McGarry?

It is pretty clear that Nicola Sturgeon gets a lot wrong but in the case of Thomson and McGarry, there was no way in God’s Earth that you couldn’t withdraw the whip. As to the ‘right’ to re-stand as the SNP MP while being investigated, the rules are clear, once dumped you stay dump until you are cleared.

There was no way the SNP could have chosen Thomson for the seat she formally held.

And despite Thomson saying she could have held it, that is ‘pie in the sky’ daydreaming, she would have been shunted out the door along with the rest of the deadbeats that got canned in 2017.

Salmond’s judgemen!

In my opinion, and history backs me up, Alex Salmond gets a lot wrong, he said that Thomson should get readmitted to the ‘ratship’ but where he gets it wrong is when he says that she should be allowed to stand for election again.

If anything, this would be a gift to the position as they continually ask questions about her business activities and how she made her money.

Salmond said on welcoming Thomson back:

“I’ve always believed that. I was one of the people who voted in the parliamentary group to make that happen a year ago. It was an extremely difficult situation which the SNP handled badly. You cannot have a situation where people are denied natural justice.”

Presumably this doesn’t apply to poor people who are SNP members; the SNP has a history of treating people like trash.

Apparently Thomson is demanding that Sturgeon apologise to her over the way she was treated, saying it was “disturbing” she was never given the chance to speak directly to the SNP leader.

What right is that?

Salmond said:

“I believe taking disciplinary action against somebody should be at the point of being charged. Even then, you could argue that if someone has been charged they have not been found guilty of anything. Although I think the SNP made a mistake, they were not the instigators of the mistake. The people who bear the heaviest burden of responsibility for the position Michelle has found herself in over these last two years are your publications. You should reflect on that because you have effectively removed the political career of somebody I thought was an incredibly talented female politician.”

There is so much in that paragraph above that is so wrong, hard to know where to start, and to blame the press, well…… tough shit Thomson!

To show how much Alex Salmond has lost the plot, the ex-SNP leader predicted that by 2021 Scotland will have voted to leave the UK.

Wrong again!

The SNP is on a downward spiral under Nicola Sturgeon, we are on course for a hung parliament if things keep going as they are at present; obviously Salmond’s show is allegedly entertainment so he can spout any old rubbish for a headline.

Finally; if there is a bit of plotting to oust Nicola Sturgeon then Salmond should remember that “Softly, softly, catchee monkey”.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Targeting the Vulnerable, 18 strong Muslim rape gang get convicted for child rape, drugs offences, inciting prostitution, yet again the same format is used to lure young children, multiculturalism has failed, and we need new laws to be introduced to strengthen the time served in prison

Dear All

Politicians know that multiculturalism has failed, it was forced onto the British people in a dramatic way by the Labour Party under Tony Blair, at the time; the people of UK were specifically told this was done for economic reasons to help the country grow.

It was a lie; it was a social engineering experiment which was to have disastrous consequences down the line.

No one got a vote on whether they wanted multiculturalism and the ramifications of relaxing controls saw a rise in the breakdown of social cohesion. You could say; that the Labour Party had laid the foundations of the UK’s exit from the EU, the resentment; the seed that was planted was to grow.

Once the people clicked onto the fact that their views weren’t being addressed, and that the ‘regressive left’ were quick to brand people as ‘racists’, the people were always going to react badly. A problem was to emerge which the political class weren’t keen to acknowledge, a heinous crime where Muslim gangs would be formed to indulge in child rape. Of course, the child rape crimes weren’t taking place within their own community but specifically targeted towards young white children.

There have been many cases of Muslim rape gangs operating in the UK, and they seem strangely to all the same format. The format is to seek out poor white female children in deprived areas and then supplied with cash, cigarettes and drugs in exchange for sex.

In the latest episode of Muslim rape gangs operating in the UK, a 13 year old girl was taken from her home and repeatedly raped by Muslim men as if they were in a 'relay race'. This was done by a group which was allegedly 18-strong; luckily these people have been caught and convicted.

Sadly before their crime spree came to an end, they had managed to rack up crimes against up to 108 girls. One girl spoke of how a rich Muslim would come picked her up in a Mercedes from the children's home and take to flats to be sexually abused.

So, who are these child rapists and what part did they play in these crimes?

Saiful Islam, 35, of Newcastle, was jailed for 10 years in January 2016 for raping a 15-year-old girl in 2011.

Yasser Hussain, 28, of Newcastle, was jailed for two years in October 2015 for a sex attack.  

Mohammed Hassan Ali, 34, of Newcastle, was jailed for seven years in December 2015 for sexual activity with a child.
Redwan Siddique, 32, of Newcastle, was jailed for 16 months in February for supplying M-Kat to a 19-year-old in return for sex at his student digs in 2013.

Defendants yet to be sentenced:

Carolann Gallon, 22, from Newcastle, aged 17-18 at the time, admitted three offences of trafficking girls for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

Mohammed Azram, 35, of Newcastle, admitted five drugs offences and was convicted of one count of sexual assault and one count of conspiracy to incite prostitution for gain.

Jahangir Zaman, 45, of Newcastle, was convicted of rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution.

Nashir Uddin, 35, of Newcastle, was convicted of sexual assault, allowing premises to be used to supply drugs, conspiracy to incite prostitution and who admitted four counts of supplying drugs and three of possessing drugs.

Abdulhamid Minoyee, 34, of Newcastle, was convicted of rape and sexual assault and pleaded guilty to supplying drugs.

Eisa Mousavi, 42, of Newcastle, was convicted of three counts of rape, two counts of supplying drugs, allowing premises to be used for the supply of drugs and conspiracy to incite prostitution.

Monjur Choudhury, 33, of Newcastle, was convicted of supplying drugs, permitting premises to be used for the supply of drugs and conspiracy to incite prostitution.

Taherul Alam, 32, Newcastle, who was convicted of two counts of supplying drugs, one count of permitting premises to be used for supplying drugs, attempting to sexually assault, and of conspiracy to incite prostitution.

Prabhat Nelli, 33, Newcastle, who was convicted of two counts of supplying drugs and one count of conspiracy to incite prostitution.

Nadeem Aslam, 43, Newcastle, who admitted possessing cannabis and was convicted of two counts of supplying drugs, one count of possessing drugs and one count of permitting premises to be used in the supply of drugs.

Habibur Rahim, 34, of Fenham, was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to incite prostitution, relating to eight different victims. He supplied them with cannabis and mephedrone and was also convicted of a number of trafficking for sexual exploitation offences. He was convicted of one count of rape.

Abdul Sabe, 40, of Newcastle, was convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, conspiracy to traffic for sexual exploitation, conspiracy to sexual assault, and supplying drugs to victims. He was already on the sex offenders' register.

Badrul Hussain, 37, of Newcastle, was convicted of allowing drugs to be used at his premises and of supplying drugs. He was cleared of inciting prostitution for gain.

Mohibur Rahman, 44, known to victims as Jimmy, admitted conspiracy to incite prostitution and five drugs charges.

This is the seventh large scale sex gang scandal to hit the UK after infamous cases from towns including Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and Bristol, those prosecuted were from the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish communities.

If you want to know how badly multiculturalism has failed then the words of convicted, 37-year-old Badrul Hussain should be heeded:

'All white women are good for one thing, for men like me to fuck and use as trash; that is all women like you are worth.'

Chief Constable Steve Ashman, of Northumbria Police, said strong punishments are needed to deal with the 'vile' individuals who target vulnerable people, and to act as a deterrent, he is of course quite correct. I think in crimes like this involved organised crime, there should be a minimum 20 year sentence on top of punishments for individual acts. Although most of these people were apparently born here, their values in the main the values of the majority of the population, and as such they should be removed from society until they no longer pose a threat.

Of those people who are foreigners, once their sentences are completed, automatic deportation should be the norm, and where citizenship has been granted, it should be revoked.

Lots of people have lost faith in politicians and in politics, when you read stories like this, don’t read it as an abstract, instead imagine for a moment how you would feel if it was your child who was used and abused. Too many people in society refuse to speak up, because the political class turn on them and brand them racists while at the same if contacted by the media for comment do through the ritual of condemnation, praise the police, and saying ‘lessons need to be learned’.

One lesson which hasn’t been learned is that the politicians who caused the damaged to social cohesion have escaped without sanction.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Orange Walk Season: Protest movement against Orange walks set up to urge people to cause trouble by disrupting events using music, the organiser wants to remain anonymous but doesn’t have a problem putting people’s safety and property in danger, lack of personal courage or as some say……. Baws!

Dear All

There are some really stupid bastards living among us, normally the majority of the population see them coming and do a body swerve, these are the kinds of people who think nothing of putting other people’s safety in danger.

Apparently, some dumb bastards have started a protest movement against Orange marches. Having grown up in Glasgow from the 1960’s, I remember the ‘good old days’, except that they weren’t good. So, what is this new Campaign, well, they have given themselves the catchy title, ‘Fight Noise With Noise’. The idea is that they want people on marching routes to disrupt marches by playing and blasting loud, crazy, off-putting music” at walkers.

The organiser of this group was keen to stress that the movement is a “non-violent protest” but they want you to endanger yourself and your property while they stand back.

What a bunch of heroes, this new group is, and well, let’s be fair, they are simple minded. Such the heroism displayed by the organiser of this new group, that they don’t have the balls to stand up and be counted as they want to remain anonymous.

Having looked at google, I cannot find their website, but there is supposed to be an announcement on Facebook, obviously wishing to do this campaign on the cheap. The anonymous organiser said:

“If you live on the proposed route, I urge you to get your craziest, loudest, and most off-putting music on as loud as you're comfortable with to combat the noise from them.

They added:

“I live at Bridgeton Cross and know the annoyance of these people. They shouldn’t be allowed to march promoting their bigotry, racism, and general intolerance of anything progressive. But, while they’re still in operation, we could make this a thing. I do it to as many marches as I’m able to. Speaker on the window with bass on full. Metal/Industrial music works best, System of a Down and Prodigy are good, but anything with a good solid beat works.”

I have a question, what happens if a ‘daftie’ decides to put bricks through windows of the people who play loud counter music?

Does, the Facebook group cover the cost of replacements?

If someone is assaulted does the group have an insurance policy to pay compensation?

Glasgow City Council under the control of the SNP is said to be considering banning future Orange marches, this is anti democracy in action, it would be a stupid move, but the Sein Fein lite SNP might, just might go that road. I assume if this does go ahead then there could be a court case. Then of course counter demos outside the offices of all elected SNP MSPs and MPs.
Far from being progressive, this type of stupidity could promote Sectarianism.

The right to march is fundamental in a democracy, any curtailment without good reason, and ‘I don’t like them’ isn’t a good reason must be done under issues like public safety. Orange Walks are part of the history of Glasgow; the organisation to its credit is involved in charity work.

Finally, I hope no one is stupidity enough to follow the advice of the anonymous organiser; they clearly don’t value people’s safety, welfare or understand what it means to have the right to march.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

‘Operation Gag’, Nicola Sturgeon’s failed SNP Government held to account for poor performance on freedom of information, the press and elected opposition members see unacceptable delays, the SNP don’t believe in the people’s right to know because deep down they don’t believe in democracy

Dear All

Politicians like to say if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear, they themselves however don’t think the same rhetoric applies to them. The SNP like to spout nonsense about freedom, but the reality is they don’t like most despots and cults believe in it.

The SNP spent years bragging about how they were going to bring a new style of politics of openness and transparency; they spent years raging at the culture of secrecy as an affront to democracy. Scottish people, including me bought into this lie, it was a lie, a lie in a ‘sea of lies’ that these people told to hoodwink the public.

We have had 10 solid years of SNP Government; that has been 10 years of failure, 10 years that failed to make Scotland a better place for the ordinary people. The SNP lined their pockets with taxpayers’ money and rejoiced in the demise of Scottish Labour. They thought that they had ‘cracked’ it after 2015 when 56 SNP MPs were elected, now the 2017, the backlash of angry public has kicked in, it is Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP that are the hunted animals.     

Under FOI legislation any individual has a right to recorded information held by hundreds of devolved public bodies. You would think that this bill and the SNP would be compatible but you would be wrong, the SNP don’t believe in the people’s right to know, because deep down, they aren’t a party of government.

The SNP is the cuckoo in the nest.

The denial of freedom of information by the SNP Government isn’t new, this has been going on for some considerable time; the Nationalists know that they are freedom of information legislation. The SNP have setup a culture of fear, in this case, fear of losing their jobs; that is what civil servants face if they cross the SNP. So, we have a situation where civil servants keep their heads down and do their ‘masters’ bidding, some people have mortgages to pay, and unemployment is very unattractive these days.

A particular situation has developed that the SNP Government has been involved in a higher refusal rates for journalists than other applicants. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand why, 10 years of failed government means 10 years of dirt which is hidden in filing cabinets, ammunition to shred the SNP politicians particularly those in the high profile portfolios such as health and education.

The slogan that the SNP are ‘Stronger for Scotland’ is a lie, as Neil Findlay, a Labour MSP, said:

“This system is being abused and it is destroying trust in government."

You also could add in at this point the practice by civil servants to respond later to requests from MSPs than to the population at large as a way of trying to systematically delay and protect Nicola Sturgeon from awkward questions at FMQs where she regularly has to resort to her angry wee Nat routine.

The truth in her case doesn’t set her free, it is an anvil round her neck pulling her down, 2017’s election result was a disaster for the SNP, as I said these people aren’t talented individuals, they treat government departments as a their playthings, a part time gig with a hefty pay packet and perks, their turn on the ‘merry go round’.

Under FOI legislation, authorities have 20 days to respond but it seems that Nicola Sturgeon’s political commissars who work under the title of special advisers are screen responses especially from journalists. The SNP as I mentioned shouted about transparency but they are a Government failing to keep records of important meetings, this flies in the face of good governance.

The SNP Government have failed to meet the 20-day deadline for between 20 per cent and 32 per cent of all requests tabled in a seven year period according to Scottish Labour. Instead of improving the system, the SNP with their ‘blockers’ in the shape of their political commissars have been lording it over a system which has seen information requests submitted by elected members, the percentage of questions not answered on time getting higher in every single year.

SNP, ‘Stronger for Scotland’, the facts don’t lie!

This figure may open your eyes to what people did wrong by voting SNP, in 2015/16, the total failure rate was 21 per cent, but for elected members it was 43 per cent. Government, no matter who runs it must be held to account, if it cannot, we just have a dictatorship running under the guise of democracy.

Labour MSP Neil Findlay said:

"These laws are supposed to increase transparency and accountability of government, but the handling of freedom of information requests in recent times has all the hallmarks of a secretive government desperate to dodge scrutiny."

If you aren’t in the fight against Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, you are doing your fellow Scots a huge disservice, there are many ways to join in, you can do what I do here, publish a blog, you can use your vote wisely, you can get politically active, you can write to the papers, you can stand for election yourself and oppose these people.

In 2017, I supported three people getting into public office, two Conservatives and one Scottish Labour, it was the right thing to do, in politics, you have to remind politicians that they are here to serve the people, they aren’t our masters, and we aren’t slaves.

Finally, will the SNP change their ways, will they removed their special advisors from the process, I personally doubt it, I see Nicola Sturgeon as a particularly small minded individual who lives in constant fear, she is right to be scared, she had led the SNP to destruction, we are seeing the small explosions such as 2017 take place, the big bang is yet to come at the ballot box.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The forgotten reality of the crisis in Europe: Illegal immigrants savagely beat up three lorry drivers headed for the UK after they refused to let them sneak on board in Belgium, people are talking about ‘arming’ themselves in Europe, our political class have failed us, placed us in danger and destroyed social cohesion

Dear All

There is such a thing as the law of unintended consequences, if you do something by that very act there could further down the line be a ripple effect which might affect you or others in a negative way.

Politicians in Europe all jumped on a bandwagon to say that ‘migrants are welcome’, this was started by Angela Merkel in Germany and other politicians, the press and celebrities climbed on because in today’s age ‘virtue signalling’ is important.

So, what is ‘virtue signalling’?

Basically this allows a shallow horrible person to use a ‘cause’ or ‘situation’ to their own benefit and it possibly open doors for them. Bob Geldof did it during the Brexit campaign, a rich guy on a yacht flipping the V sign to poor working class fishermen campaigning against the EU who were fighting for the livelihood. You will have seen other examples such as Lily Allen.

Allen was apologising to migrants on ‘behalf of Britain’.

Lily, 31, lives in a £2million home in trendy Notting Hill, openly wept as she told one:

“I’m sorry for what we put you through.”

Actually ‘we’ didn’t put any economic migrants through anything, but we were expected to feel bad about ourselves via the press so that politicians could control the agenda.

This next article sums up Lily Allen, the useful idiot so well.

In Scotland, the SNP jumped on the bandwagon; unpopular Nicola Sturgeon was another git who openly said that she would house a migrant.

When this was said, I wasn’t convinced and as events unfolded, Nicola Sturgeon backtrack on her public promise, this to me showed that deep down she is a liar, and untrustworthy, she used the migrant crisis as a tool to attack Westminster, along with the other parasites in the SNP. You only have to look at Govanhill in Glasgow to see what the effects of having economic migrants in large numbers in an area.
Govanhill, once a lovely middle class area is a shithole now, even Nicola Sturgeon moved her constituency office elsewhere albeit she used the excuse of ‘rat infestation’ to get out; the local residents weren’t so able.

The law of unintended consequences, having set the stage to encourage economic migrants, the people of mainland Europe were to suffer as a tidal wave of migrants fled to the West like an invading army. The idea to sell the lie by the politicians and press was of course, the use of children, very few of the migrants are children; they are mainly young fit men. Like an invading army, these people went on crime sprees, not just in terms of standard criminality but also in terms of terrorism. Nice, Berlin, Paris and London, all saw attacks which resulted in loss of life.

Although the press agenda has to some extent moved on, the migrant crisis hasn’t been solved, the consequences are still with us, and the European mainland is unsafe, in Sweden, the country is known for rape.

Migrants in Sweden love to rape women.

The criminality in Europe will not stop, here is a classic example, illegal immigrants savagely beat up three lorry drivers headed for the UK after they refused to let them sneak on board in Belgium. The attack took place at a service station in Gentbrugge which is beside Ghent, a historical city in the country, it is very beautiful, but the African migrants don’t want to stay there, they want access to Britain because the UK is seen as a soft touch because of our political class and their fear of being branded racist. The ‘regressive left’ love to tag people as racists in other to destroy them and also to further their aims.

The situation in Belgium isn’t a one off, this is becoming normal, and a lorry driver from the city of Antwerp said he had witnessed many terrible incidents but the scenes which he saw at 2.30am were unlike anything else he had seen previously. Some time ago, I said there was a need to put the military onto the streets. All ports need to be a military secured zone and a zero tolerance taken. Anyone caught shouldn’t just be allowed to be set free, they should be arrested and detained, we need detention camps constructed like super max prisons through-out Europe.  

Awhile ago, I said that ‘civil war’ would eventually breakout in Europe, it would start off with protests as we have seen in Germany, then it would escalate due to violence:

The politicians in Europe haven’t protected the people, which is why we have someone saying this:

“The politicians really need to urgently wake up, or else we have to arm ourselves.”

How does ‘civil war’, like a fire, it starts small, and then grows, awhile I also said that due to the breakdown of social cohesion, politicians would find themselves the subject of violence, although not part of this situation, I read recently that a Labour MP was hit in the face by a brick.

The breakdown of society in the UK has already begun, people without a future roam our streets and they don’t care who they hurt, a guy getting hit in the face with a brick is nothing to these people.

Consequences mean nothing!

I am as I mentioned glad that I did the Brexit campaign, I didn’t do it for myself, I did it for the people, I stepped up to the plate because so many of our politicians didn’t, they are quite willing to get in line for expenses but less active when it comes to help. The SNP did badly in the election because of their stance on Europe, Nicola Sturgeon was a cheerleader for migrants, but when attacks happen, it is hard to see anyone getting a comment from her when the story is so utterly negative.

In Belgium, Governor Jan Briers of the East Flanders province called for 'permanent security' at the motorway service area. He doesn’t care if it is security firms, the federal police, or even the army, the violence is severe so a severe solution is needed, a blunt instrument and that means a military solution. The politicians will eventually have to attack because the integrity of the transport system must be maintained; economics will drive the need for security enhancements.

Once we get out of the EU and I am glad we are, we will have a new immigration bill, we must protect our borders, we must protect our citizens, and then we must address the problems caused by immigration including the illegal variety. The Europeans will shift more towards the right, and that will be seen in elections. People like Le Pen and Wilders, their time hasn’t come yet, but I suspect the worse things get the more seeds that are sown for change.

Winston Churchill talked of the ‘iron curtain’; we will see a version of that as ‘Fortress Europe’ emerges. The migrant crisis problems will have a snowball effect which will develop into a backlash.

People have contempt for people in politics which is why few people volunteer to be active for them in communities, so many politicians are out of touch, but a brick in the face is a wake up call; expect to see more violence against politicians.

Just a matter of time!

Finally, have a read of this story:

I wonder when the Foreign Office will start issuing travel advice to people not to travel to Europe.

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Traitor to the people of Scotland, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s pro EU Remain stance cost the SNP very dearly, 21 MP seats in 2017, stupidity is a poor substitute for intelligence, this act of stupidity however could ripple down into the 2021 Holyrood election, and see the first Conservative Holyrood Government under Ruth Davidson

Dear All

There were one million Scots who voted to leave the EU in the referendum of 2016, this is an incredible number when you consider that the entire political and media establishment on both sides of the border were ranged against the people.

I have done a lot of campaigns in my time, and being in the EU campaign was one which I will always remember because it was done on a shoestring, with very little time, resources and people.

On the night of the count, some Leave activists in Glasgow were slightly down as Glasgow in every seat went Remain, I wasn’t, as I explained to them, it is the UK wide total that counts, and we had done very well. In three areas of the City of Glasgow, over 40% was achieved for Leave.

In the Pollok Constituency, I was leading the campaigning with very limited resources and no real support, managed to get 40.8% of the vote. One thing which I will always remember was my appearance as a panellist on the Gordon Brewer Radio show facing off against the distinguished Ming Campbell and SNP MEP Alyn Smith.

They lost the radio debate and they knew it, particularly Alyn Smith who leave the BBC fuming.

In Buchanan Street, I was one of the founders of the street stall which had a major impact in delivering what was a very respectable total of votes; basically three people started the ball rolling, Ben, James and me, the early attempts were not particularly productive until I joined the team. After the re-launch, the stall became a huge success and was joined by other people which saw the output go to several thousand leaflets a day handed out.

Many people who dropped by the stall weren’t just Unionists; we had a decent number of SNP supporters who expressed their support for the Leave campaign. Having conversations which them was a challenge because I put it to them that if they truly believed in Scottish Independence why did they would they want to hand over control to Brussels.

Either you believe in independence or you don’t, the SNP don’t believe in independence; that was clear from their pro EU stance, and as the records shows their efforts along with their cash was missing, they pushed the load onto the Unionist Remainers to carry. On the day of the vote in one of the biggest polling stations in Glasgow at Govan, the SNP didn’t turn up till 4.45 pm. They turned up at the Glasgow Count in droves to claim the ‘victory’ but hadn’t done any work. This was them doing spin. I saw Kezia Dugdale at the Glasgow Count and spoke to her in passing, I was surprised to see her, I suspected that there would be some sort of victory party which in the end didn’t happened.

As the results poured in, it became clear that the Remain Campaign had lost the vote, the early celebrations in hall at the Glasgow Count swiftly turned to shock; Nicola Sturgeon had yet again backed the wrong horse. She had been involved in two losing referendums and the people of Scotland had said no as part of the UK.

The SNP leadership see Brussels as a gravy train, and a place for future employment opportunities, and having that ripped away from them was unacceptable, you see it didn’t matter if the ordinary people of Scotland suffered by uncontrolled immigration or enforced migrant quotas, just as Nicola’s crew got their little ‘pot of EU gold’ to keep them in an elevated lifestyle.

The SNP under Nicola Sturgeon were willing to sell out Scotland rather cheaply.

SNP voters mainly working class were “driven away” by the party’s strong anti-Brexit stance. Having gambled that people would keep voting SNP regardless, the Nats woke up to the shock that the people weren’t as stupid as they hoped for, and as such this led to “heavy losses” at the General Election. Having shown their true colours, people saw the SNP leadership as they really are and what they are is shallow.

The damage that was down has accelerated the decline of the SNP vote, they went in the 2015 election which they expected to be a cakewalk and got handed their ass, 21 seats lost and others hanging by a handful of votes. This has been confirmed by the results and by an academic study of the vote. Academics from the British Election Study found 4 in 10 voters who backed the SNP in 2015 and then voted Leave switched to another party because of Europe. The Labour Party leadership under Corbyn has been quick to accept the vote because to put your face to the wind in respect of direct democracy is stupid.

Professor Ed Fieldhouse and Chris Prosser of Manchester University also found the Scottish Tories prospered by Nicola Sturgeon dropping the ball and to a certain extent so did Labour in Glasgow, next election three seats in Glasgow will see Labour allocate resources to it, Glasgow North East, Glasgow East and Glasgow South West.

The academics said:

“The EU referendum clearly cut across the divisions over Scottish independence.”

This was true, even an SNP member out of Sturgeon’s branch was active in the Buchanan Street stall; he was willing but not very experienced.

The referendums have been useful in establishing and defining Scottish voters political identities, the tricky part for the Scottish Conservatives comes next, can they managed to keep on-board everyone until the next Holyrood election when I suspect that they will mount a serious campaign to attempt to win the election and become the Scottish Government. In that election unlike this one in 2017, the Tories under Ruth Davidson will need a new game plan because they must fight in every constituency and that is a problem for them. To fight in every constituency requires a huge increase in Tory membership so that they can have activists fighting for every seat and the list vote.

Finally, prior to Nicola Sturgeon going on holiday, she announced a re-launch of her failed Government and by default leadership, this isn’t going to pan out well, the SNP is in a downward spiral and they know it. Can they change this around, well they have a few years but what they don’t have is a narrative.

Imagine where the SNP would have been politically if they had backed Leave?

Greed and stupidity however stopped this; some people can be ‘bought’ for a few pennies which sums up Nicola’s crew!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University