Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a wee fat man; Nicola Sturgeon’s proxy SNP leader at Westminster gives Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn until end of day to file no-confidence motion, it seems the ‘little man’ of Scottish nationalism wants to urge the ‘big boys’ onto a fight, SNP still playing pointless childish games, if there is a meltdown at Westminster leading to a general election, they will regret being so stupid

Dear All

It seems that the village idiot, Ian Blackford, the SNP Westminster leader has given Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn until the end of the day to bring a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government. In politics, one thing you should never do it wait on others. The ‘threat’ is a ‘nonsense’ of the highest order, but it also shows what the work ethic of the Nationalists is. When I was in the SNP, the ‘leaders’ would ‘pass the parcel’ on do the work in the hope that others would take it up in their stead.

Of course, we should recognise that a motion of no confidence led by the SNP doesn’t have any kudos, no gravitas; all the SNP MPs can do is ride on the coattails of others, to appear to have strength and authority.

In Westminster, the SNP are very much an outcast party, they don’t have friends; they don’t have allies, and are held rightly in contempt.

So, what happens if Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t do as the ‘replacement’ jolly fat man asks? Other minor opposition parties will do it themselves. And if they don’t have the Labour Party onboard, then they will lose any vote, and there is no guarantee even if Labour does climb onboard that they will win anyway.

SNP Westminster Ian Blackford is the ‘led’, the SNP leadership at Holyrood basically tell the ‘sheep’ what to do, what to think and how to vote and when. There is no gravitas in the SNP; they are so weak, that they need on this issue of Brexit to seek the shelter of having joint press conference with opposition parties.

The SNP want to have a vote of no confidence to pave the way for a People’s Vote, but what they absolutely don’t want is a general election. If the SNP go into a general election, they stand in theory to lose more MPs.

2015…… 56 MPs

2017…….35 MPs

2019, without any real narrative or substance, plenty SNP MPs would be joining the ranks of the unemployed, or in their case the unemployable.

The odds of holding certain seats aren’t something anyone in the SNP would want to risk their mortgage on.

The Labour Party position is that they will lodge a motion to topple Mrs May’s government when it is certain to pass the Commons. To translate, they will pop their head over the parapet if they think that a number of Conservatives will abstain. This is called hedging your bets, and at present even the strongest leave MPs in the Conservative ranks aren’t that daft.

The Conservative MPs will be subject to a three line whip.

On this issue, anyone who breaks this effectively can kiss their political career goodbye.

The SNP think that they can play the role of ‘puppet master’ with Nicola Sturgeon holding the strings, the sense of delusion in that is palpable.

Nicola Sturgeon cannot influence events at Westminster, she isn’t even an MP. One thing which I do hope happens is that Theresa May by act or default runs down the clock and there is a hard Brexit. It would be in the UK national interest to seek safe harbour of the WTO rules rather than align ourselves to the EU. The negotiations between the EU and the UK show that the EU isn’t interested in partnership for the common good; but rather they seek self advantage to promote their agenda which I suspect is to frighten other member states from leaving.

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP have learned nothing from losing Scottish independence and losing Brexit. Sturgeon tweeted:

"Time is running out and the PM’s tactic is clearly to run down the clock. The opposition must not allow that to happen."

Finally; Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t grasp that time ran out on 23 June 2016, since then far from being effective, she has been pushed, nudged and drag out of the door. The situation is at present, fingers clutching the door frame like a kid not want to go to bed; she won’t be getting what she wants. If she thinks getting shot down in flames is another glorious failure, clearly she needs her head examined.

Having Ian Blackford lead the charge at Westminster is just laughable, it is like watching the ‘little man’ urging the ‘big boys’ onto a fight.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, December 10, 2018

The rise of the ‘anti democratic’ politicians in the EU, the people of France take to the streets to protest the French Government, President Macron is to appeal to French in wake of latest violent protests which has spread to Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Dijon and Toulouse, has the match been struck in Europe against the political elite?

Dear All

Tonight after 4 weekends of rioting, the French President Emmanuel Macron is said to be going to speak at 8 pm to the Nation. If you have missed it, he has been speaking before but in the background which is why French people who have been involved in the protests can be seen covered in blood. It doesn’t and didn’t matter that it was male or female, young or old, even children felt the full force of government to quell unrest.

Having lost the people, President Macron is to appeal to French in wake of latest violent protests, citing that the troubles have been a ‘social and economic catastrophe’. He is also said to be ready to announce “immediate and concrete measures” to respond to protesters’ grievances. The yellow vest protest have spread across France, Paris is a particular hot spot for the protestors which have many disenfranchised white people among their ranks. The fact is that President Macron as a member of the political elite didn’t care for his people; the people have woken up as they have done across the rest of Europe.

An old grievance in politics by people is that ‘nothing ever changes’, well in the name this phrase has a lot of truth behind. Many people are asking, when they vote are they voting for ‘political servants’ or are they voting for ‘political masters’?

If it is the latter, then the democratic system is dead and a sham!

President Macron is said to be meeting local and national political leaders, unions and business leaders to hear their concerns but the real crux of matter is, when he is meeting the ordinary French people? One thing about the yellow vests, they have broken the mould in that they aren’t aligning themselves to local and national political leaders, unions and business leaders. These protests are by people that have been left behind, treated as second class citizens in their own countries while they are forced to stand back and watch others benefit ahead of them.

These protests are, are a nationwide anti-government demonstrations, it would seem obvious what the people of France want, they want Macron gone, they want a general election. And they want it now, they want rid of the political elite. The same feeling has spread to other countries in the EU block, no one wants talks; people want removal and then action. Neither of these two options is something that the 40-year-old centrist French President will consider.

To say that these protests are just about the rising cost of living is a joke, this is the French attempt to ‘manage’ the protestors agenda, haven’t the French had enough of being told what to think?

In Parispolice had prevented a concentration of violence and destruction around the Champs Élysées, as well as the yellow vest protesting, others have joined them, anarchists and criminals. Anarchists think they have found a vehicle to bring down the State, and criminals, they are just looting, taking advantage of the moment.  

Much of the destruction was caused by roving bands of what is termed “casseurs”, urban guerrillas determined to loot and pillage, some of whom were wearing gilets jaunes. This is a tactic to hide among the crowd when the police arrive to restore order. Among the “yellow vest” protestors were also black-clad and masked youths who, the authorities suggested, belonged to ultra-right, ultra-left, or anarchist groups as I mentioned above. I am surprised that the French identitarian movement hasn’t featured more prominently in these protests or maybe the press is ‘managing’ the news?  

One thing you can online is that French security forces, using armoured vehicles and water cannon, were more mobile and reactive than in previous weeks, this was justified by Paris authorities by saying that there had been “much more damage” to contain.

Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire said:

“The sector concerned by the incidents was much larger. With fewer barricades, the protests were more dispersed so many more places were affected by the violence. There was much more damage yesterday than there was a week ago.” Paris is set to remain a hotspot; that said, gilets jaunes demonstrations in Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Dijon and Toulouse show that the troubles aren’t localised. After all that France has suffered the people have been pushed to breaking point by politicians.

Although the centrists in Europe love to be called ‘progressives’; what they really are and have become are ‘anti democratic’ politicians! The rise of the ‘anti democratic’ politicians was done by hijacking political parties while preaching about social justice and tolerance.

You have heard of the ‘illiberal elite’?

Think for a quick bit of education.

That is what has transpired in European politics.

 President Macron did say this:

“To all the forces of order mobilised today, thank you for the courage and exceptional professionalism you have shown.”

If you saw the bloodied faces of old men and women, you might ask where did they find the courage to do that; and of course is this what passes for exceptional professionalism?

The ministry of the interior said 136,000 people took part in what the gilets jaunes had labelled “Act IV” of their campaign of action. Police arrested 1,723 people, of whom 1,220 remained in custody overnight, 900 of them in Paris alone. This was more than four times as many as the previous week. Officials said 264 people were injured, including 39 police and gendarmes and several journalists. When you cover a ‘war’ you run the risk of being hit in the crossfire from either side, rubber bullets don’t ask questions when launched. Many of the injuries however were caused by the security forces firing flash-ball-style grenades at the crowds. A man who lost a hand after reportedly picking up a crowd control grenade to throw it back, forgot the rule, never pick up live ordnance.

Commenting on the violence in France, US President Trump said:

“The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France”.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign and European affairs minister is reportedly to have replied bluntly to the American president:

“We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated. I say this to Donald Trump and the French president says it too: leave our nation be.”

Finally, when you read the accounts of what is happening in France, you mostly are directed to concentrate on the symptoms by the press and government, but you should look are the causes. The rise of the ‘anti democratic’ politicians is just a French affair, you find the same type of people who have worked themselves into positions of power, the problems of France, are much the same of other countries, the same type of people disenfranchised.

A coincidence or was it more sinister, was it planned?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Woman Who Spoiled Xmas, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon refuses to pledge to freeze tax bills for middle class families; is Sturgeon planning to fleece Scots for everything she can financially, what an end to the year to know Sturgeon plans to kick you and your kids in the teeth yet again, no wonder people can’t stand the sight of her, more money for worse services

Dear All

The woman who spoiled Christmas, yes, fresh from having the Brexit debate cancelled which would have been of interest to many in the UK, bitter Nicola Sturgeon has a message for the Scottish people, ‘gies yer money, more money’. It seems that Nicola Sturgeon is refusing to rule out higher tax bills in next week’s budget. And in what must be as funny as drinking cold sick, she is saying that Scots would get a “fair deal”.

How doesn’t anyone paying more tax and being financially screwed square the circle of that being a ‘fair deal? The reason for taxation is that the SNP are so incapable of growing Scotland’s economy that they fallback to the easy option, tax, tax and more tax.

When it comes to income tax, council tax and business rates, the SNP mantra seems to be let’s help ourselves to more. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay confirmed that middle-class Scotland would not get the same tax break as England in April. This revelation rather puts an end to the SNP lie that Scots are better off under SNP Government, things are getting worse and they have no solutions.

Wednesday’s draft tax and spending plans at Holyrood will give people an insight how much they are going to get stiffed for cash.

Why the higher tax burden now?

This is easy explained, the SNP want to show that they do things different, not better, just different, and when we get a worse service that costs more money; Nicola Sturgeon just blames England. This is the format that the SNP have always used, it never changes, seen as good for government, good for SNP Party Conferences.

High-earning Scots face paying £1100 more next year than their English counterparts, what a nice present in time for Christmas, a bit like when you get your gas and electric bill dropping on the carpet.

Your heart just sinks!

Acting Tory leader Jackson Carlaw predicted the Scottish Greens would demand higher taxes in return for supporting the 2019/20 budget. The Scottish Greens have been fostered on the electorate by the list system. They are like a stone in everyone’s shoe that people can’t get rid of. I support the removal of the list system in Holyrood, and the introduction of smaller Holyrood constituencies. Perhaps if this was to happen, then more people would get help, the list system doesn’t encourage MSPs to work for the people.

In an attempt to be meaningful, the SNP and Greens have discussed raising the 3% cap on council tax rises next year.

Conservative MSP Jackson Carlaw claimed a “brand new tax on householders across Scotland” was looming and called on Ms Sturgeon to rule out a “new tax on homes of hard-pressed ordinary Scots”. As to that claim, the SNP don’t tend to do much other than tinkering at the edges so maybe saying “brand new tax on householders 2 is a bit rash. Especially when you factor in this hasn’t been flagged up by the media and talked about in any meaningful way.

Anyway Carlaw added:

“The First Minister’s budget is now going up. She has the money to spend. The fact is no further tax rises are necessary. Isn’t the right choice this year to commit to no further increases on Scottish taxpayers?”

Although the details of the budget tend to be secret as the government and Nicola Sturgeon want a big day for PR purposes, the electorate are always the losers.

On thing which show how bad the SNP are government is summed up in the issue facing Capercaillie B&B and restaurant in Killin, this is a business that employs 16 people, whose business rates are set to rise from £333 to £1750 a month.

So, where is the fairness for this small business which it is alleged to be up for sale?

Where is the Scottish Government help?

Where is one of the ‘fabled’ SNP taskforces to save them?

The truth is that the SNP can’t grow Scotland in a business sense because they are clueless, it is worse than that; they are also inward looking when it comes to ideas. In Glasgow, there is a body called the Glasgow Action Group, which is made up of key figures in the city’s hospitality sector. They have issued a warning that rate hikes could cost 20,000 jobs countrywide. You would think that Nicola Sturgeon would have grasped that protecting jobs is equally as important as taxing them.

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard also pitched in to raise the budget at FMQs, calling for more investment in schools, as he revealed there has been a 7% fall in specialist additional support needs teachers since 2014. With Nicola Sturgeon asking people to judge her on education it seems that some pupils can’t get a decent one as there has been 32% increase in pupils requiring help.

As we wait for the budget to be announced, what we will not be seen is the reform of the Scottish Government departments, we wouldn’t be seen better services, we wouldn’t be seeing genuine help for businesses, we wouldn’t be seeing a credible plan to grow Scotland’s manufacturing base.

We wouldn’t be seeing anything which indicates that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP can do anything but to get another budget passed. Is it surprising that when it comes to the SNP Government that many people keep expressing the same thought…. ‘Is that it?’

Finally, I wonder if Nicola Sturgeon has any plans to surround herself in the run up to Christmas with kids when it is clear that she plans to fleece their parents for everything she can financially?  

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ukip Will It Rise or Fall; Brexit Leader Nigel Farage Quits UKIP, 25 years a member, and leading the party for nearly a decade, Nigel Farage doesn’t like the new direction of Gerald Batten, time will tell who was right and who misjudged

Dear All

One thing about being a good leader is being a good orator, a handy tool to have in getting your message out. Nigel Farage is a good orator, he is highly entertaining to watch with countless people posting his appearances at the EU Parliament and on news outlets. If there is one thing he can be proud of is his efforts to secure an EU referendum and help to win it. This was his crowning achievement in his career so far in politics.

Time moves on and people change just as parties do; now Nigel Farage has decided to quit Ukip over its anti-Muslim 'fixation'. Farage spent 25 years as a member, he made the party sellable to the public, save it from going under and achieve a fantastic result in the Euro elections.

The reason for quitting is that after 25 years saying he no longer recognises party as run by Gerard Batten. Since Farage stepped down, Ukip has had numerous changes of leadership, Diane James, left the post after 18 days. I think her decision to step away was a shame, she had the ability but felt the role wasn’t for her once the spotlight turned on her.

With public attention comes public hate.

Her replacement, Paul Nuttall led the party and had a disastrous 2017 election, Ukip didn’t do well, because Ukip lack a narrative, and lost momentum, when you stand for election, it helps to have policies in depth and a ground campaign. Ukip has had its fair share of disappointment in the selection of some candidates who turned out to be ‘warmers’.

In politics, you have to understand certain things, one is playing the game, being a team player; not to put your foot in your mouth, kissing babies is optional.

The next leader of Ukip, Henry Bolton, was forced out in a members’ voter over offensive comments made by his girlfriend. Old guy and young bird, young bird opens her mouth and makes a fool of herself. Henry Bolton’s career was sunk, another thing in politics is watch who you hang about with, especially the radioactive types.

Gerald Batten took over the reins of Ukip in February without a leadership contest, the brief to stabilise the party and reset the path of direction. In this context, he has made a few decisions which were unusual. Normally in politics, high profile people who are liabilities or have baggage are usually kept at arm’s left. Gerald Batten changed that thinking by supporting Tommy Robinson.

Tommy Robinson is a high profile individual as a result of his pervious history which includes spells in prison. The same people who condemn Robinson are the same people who would welcome Nelson Mandela as a hero with open arms, if Mandela was still alive. Prison can be a setback in politics as several people have discovered or it could be an asset in the case of Mandela.

Nigel Farage’s view on Robinson in politics is clear.

“The idea of Tommy Robinson being at the centre of the Brexit debate is too awful to contemplate.”

That said, people in politics have to recognise that Robinson has a following, the disenfranchised working class in the Ukip. Where once these people could turn to a mainstream party for help; they have found that their voices have been ignored!.

Robinson found a gap in the market.

Having stepped down from Ukip, Nigel Farage has still kept busy; he has been on TV a lot especially loved by the American Fox News Channel. It seems former leaders have a tendency to gravitate to TV and Radio studios.

What concerns Farage about Robinson is Batten’s decision to throw Ukip’s support behind an anti-Brexit demonstration in London on Sunday organised by Robinson and his associates, saying it was likely to “inspire violence and thuggish behaviour”. The truth is when Robinson and his associates take to the streets, the counter protestors turn up in masks to cause violence. Political parties have to be careful and steer away from anything which detracts from their stance on law and order. The appointment of Tommy Robinson as an adviser is unusual to say the least, I have to say I was surprised by that move.

Brexit is at a crucial point, there is a lot of trouble, other parties attacking the government to attempt to get their agenda moving forward. The recent defeats of Theresa May’s Government in the Commons is an example of this, Labour want a general election, the SNP want a second Scottish referendum, and disgruntled Conservatives hate the Brexit ‘deal’.

Lots of smoke and heat but, little clarity at present!

Finally, when you step away from a political party if you have been a leader, the best thing to do is let people do their own thing without comment. Nigel Farage is still an MEP; he is also a TV pundit, once you go, you go. Nigel Farage may at some point end up in another party, who knows, as to Ukip, they seem to have a new direction, whether it pans out in terms of voters is too early to tell. They could end up getting a boost if Brexit goes sideways, and the public get angry.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SNP MEPs And The EU Gravy Train, SNP MEP Alyn Smith thinks the opinion of ECJ Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona saying the UK can revoke Article 50 unilaterally equals a huge win for the Remain side, the delusion is laughable, the exit clock is still ticking down, the EU will lose the British ‘cash cow’ and Smith will be losing his job

Dear All

Here is a laugh, which isn’t so funny, according to European Court of Justice Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona, the UK can unilaterally revoke its withdrawal from the EU.

This is his opinion, an opinion which can be ignored by the UK government and will be.

The last laugh of course is that the UK will not be revoking its withdrawal from the EU; we are too far down the road to turn back. The Conservative Party has no interest in political suicide, which is the bottom line here, the government said they would honour the result of the referendum vote, and they will be judged on that commitment.

What this case brought by malcontents means is absolutely nothing although what did European Court of Justice Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona mean by ‘the UK’, did he mean the House of Commons or did he mean the government?

This intervention reminds me of how Irish people were tricked out of their democracy by the EU.

 A statement from the ECJ said:

"In answer to the question from the Scottish court, the Advocate General proposes that the Court of Justice should, in its future judgment, declare that Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU, until such time as the Withdrawal Agreement is formally concluded, provided that the revocation has been decided upon in accordance with the member state's constitutional requirements, is formally notified to the European Council and does not involve an abusive practice.”

One of the people who brought the case is SNP MEP Alyn Smith, who has never accepted that he is going to be unemployed in the very near future, ripped out of his cosy EU bubble.

He said:

"This is a huge win for us, and a huge step forward from the highest court in the business, and confirms what we have been hoping for: that the UK can indeed change its mind on Brexit and revoke Article 50, unilaterally.

Actually, it isn’t a huge win, and it isn’t a win, because the UK Government is still going ahead with Brexit.

Smith added:

“This is big news. Now, while Westminster is debating legal advice, just how much public money has the UK government blown *trying to stop* this being known? The Advocate General Opinion is not the final judgment, but the practice of the ECJ is that the judges tend to follow the Opinion, so this is a major landmark. We now have a roadmap out of the Brexit shambles, a bright light has switched on above an 'Exit' sign and the false choice being offered to MPs at Westminster - that it is Mrs May's disastrous deal or chaos - is shown for what it is, an abuse of Parliament. There are other options, and we can stop the clock.”

What a pity for him that the UK public wouldn’t accept ‘stopping the clock’, and the Conservatives know the only timetable is to get out of the doomed EU project. What this court case highlights is how politicians don’t represent us.

Yesterday in my post on the ‘yellow vests’, this is a feeling that has gained real traction across Europe. There is a change in the mentality of people towards politicians, from public servants they are now being seen as public enemies. The treatment that Macron of France gets in public is a sure sign that the trust has broken with the political class.

What will emerge is new parties of the right, who will exclude the type of people who brought Europe to its knees. You could see political revolution in Europe and new parties emerging which put the people first and safeguard the national interest.

Conservative former attorney general Dominic Grieve said of the development:

"It's clearly significant. Of course it doesn't necessarily have to be translated into a judgment, but the opinion of the advocate general is often very influential in forming the opinion of the court and it reinforces something I have to say I personally always thought was probably the case.”

To reassure you that nothing has happened of significance by the remain side, Advocate General for Scotland Lord Keen QC, representing the UK Government, said the case is a "hypothetical validity challenge" and those behind it seek "political ammunition to be used in and to pressure the UK Parliament".

He isn’t worried and neither should you be if you fought for Brexit.

Legal representatives for the UK Government believe the case is inadmissible as it deals with a hypothetical situation; the Government's policy is not to revoke Article 50. You could also chuck in that the EU is forbidden to get involved in country’s internal domestic politics, doesn't this fall squarely into that category? 

Finally, Labour MEP Catherine Stihler is quitting being an MEP to get a job elsewhere; this to me is the real acid test because it is an acceptance of reality something which her fellow Scottish MEPs haven’t grasped yet. The party is over, the good times are over; it is time to pack up their offices and use up their allowances before the trek home. Of course, one would expect that the EU would do anything to keep the British ‘cash cow’ pumping money into the EU budget any judgement by the EJC will be seen as tainted, they have no business sticking their nose into UK domestic politics.

Regardless what they say, the public will take no interest in this bogus case, the UK is taking back its sovereignty on 29 March 2019.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, December 3, 2018

Vive La France; French President Emmanuel Macron Considers State of Emergency After France Experiences Worst Civil Unrest Since 1968, has the road to civil war in Europe taken a significant step forward, the people of Europe are sick of their political leaders, if there is a general election, what could populist right-wing leader of the National Rally Marine Le Pen achieve at the ballot box?

Dear All

While we sit twiddling our thumbs waiting for the Brexit vote in the House of Commons, I thought I would cast an eye over to the happenings in France. Quite a few years ago, I said that Europe was heading towards a possible ‘civil war’. I said that the migrant problem would rebound on the political elite and that slowly and steadily the trust between politicians and the people would break. The political elite of Europe have betrayed their people in favour of the EU, crime escalated, violence has escalated and all that was needed was a ‘trigger’.

We aren’t at the shooting stage just yet, but we are beginning to enter the violence and rioting on the streets.

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering imposing a state of emergency after France experiences worst civil unrest since 1968. Here is a blast from the past to get you started.

Of course, rioting in France does flare up from time to time, but generally it is localised over an incident. We are much more aware of seeing French protests such as farmers complaining about CAP, the Common Agricultural Policy.

Back in 2015, I was blogging on how the military would be needed on the streets of Europe.

The protests by the ‘yellow jackets/ vests’ far from dying down have spread across Europe, in France, there have been have been violent protests in Paris which saw the Arc de Triomphe vandalised and hundreds of arrests. The protestors are many and the issues they are unhappy about are also many, these protests have many heads, it isn’t a single issue.

French President Emmanuel Macron has been polling badly, the public have lost confidence in him as their leader, He has been repeatedly over time been met with jeers and calls for his resignation. From the attack in Nice to present day where he toured the damage along the Champs-Élysée after his return from G20 in Buenos Aires, he doesn’t inspire.

It must have been uncomfortable for Macron to read graffiti that read “Macron resign” and “Yellow Vests will triumph” after the capital experienced its third straight weekend of civil unrest. People are sick of how they are treated and used as cash cows to be milked; this was the spark that set the ball rolling in France.

Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux has now confirmed a state of emergency was on the table, saying: 

“It is out of the question that each weekend becomes a meeting or ritual for violence.”
What is laughable is that the French Government are saying that the president was ready for dialogue with the Yellow Vest protesters, which is meaningless, as he will not back down from his green agenda.

He said:

“We won’t change course. It’s the right direction. We are certain of that.”

What is there to talk about?

The person must to benefit from the civil unrest is the populist right-wing leader of the National Rally Marine Le Pen. It is also said that these protests might garner support for far-leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the Unsubmissive France party. These two people have called for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections to be held, plunging France into turmoil. In previous elections, Marine Le Pen didn’t get enough support to bridge the gap. This gap is narrowing, people see a need for political change, change that only can happen via the ballot box for what is needed to restore Europe.

The alternative is the bullet and the bomb, civil war which isn’t desirable, is a general election on the cards, well, Macron has public support hovering at around 25 per cent. This is enough to predict he isn’t going anywhere near a ballot box. If you consider he has done only one and a half years into his five-year mandate, he will want to ride out the storm. This assumes that he keeps the considerable support in the French legislative assembly. Leadership is a lonely place when those around you fail to offer continued support, especially if their necks are on the line.

According to interior ministry figures, 3,000 people took part in the rioting in Paris, police made 412 arrests and used over 10,000 tear gas canisters and stun grenades in an attempt to defuse protesters. 133 people were injured, including 23 police officers. Aside from the damage inflicted on the Arc, rioters also attacked the neighbourhood’s luxury homes, high-end boutiques, and set cars on fire. Officials estimated that 75,000 people took part in action across the country, one driver died on Sunday in Arles, in the south of France at a roadblock. If you ever watched the movie Ronin starring Robert De Nero, you will recognise Arles, it is a historical town with plenty of history.

In panic, Macron has labelled all protesters as violent however, French politicians and the government have recently been keen to draw a distinction between Yellow Jacket protesters and extremists on the left and right who have infiltrated the protests. The ‘yellow vests’ have a high amount of support from the French public. French protests always get used as a vehicle by the extremists on the left and right, this is nothing new. They want protests to be violent as it suits their agenda to bring down the government; the problem is Macron and his group.

One thing the Yellow Jackets said which rings true is that French President Emmanuel Macron is a “president of the rich” and does not care about the concerns of everyday citizens. Macron is a clone of what has been described as Europe’s childless leaders.

They don’t care about the future because they have no family which will be a part of it.

Finally, if you think back to 1968, the occupations, riots, and strikes were so severe French Politicians feared civil war and revolution. The violence maybe the worst in 50 years but it also could escalate further. Is the tax hikes the last straw for the French public, how far will Macron go before he breaks society in France? Will the military soon be walking the streets of France? How will the French public react to that, there are lots of questions which spring from what is happening in France but answers seem to be few and far between in how solve the problems under Macron.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Woman That History Left Behind; SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon isn’t going to the ‘ball’, televised BBC Brexit debate on Sunday December 9, shows that Nicola Sturgeon is just a minor political player in UK politics, maybe the BBC could compromise so that Nicola Sturgeon and Green list MSP Patrick Harvie could be the ‘ugly sisters’ in a BBC panto

Dear All

The Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the so called ‘People's Vote’ is 'not an option'. In politics, people like to think up whizz bang names and slogans to catch the people’s imagination. The term, the ‘People's Vote’ is one such term which doesn’t represent the people but the political elite of this country who want to scupper Brexit and remain in the EU.

The usual suspects are backing this like Tony Blair, who likes to push his nose and side up to European politicians that he is watching out for their interests. In fact his intervention is his running political advert for employment in the EU. He may not be a force in UK politics, but as an ex PM, he likes to think he is a game changer.

Tony Blair like SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is changing nothing.

If you take people like Alex Salmond, when in power, he effectively couldn’t be challenged, out of power and out of favour, he has limited appeal except among a few people on the fringes. In technical terms, he is slightly above just being an ordinary punter.

As people like SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon try to force their way into the Brexit debate, the door has swung back and closed on her, hence she is at present doubling down on failed rhetoric. The latest is to accuse Theresa May of being ‘feart’, this is laughable, feart of what, Nicola Sturgeon. Sturegon isn’t going to be allowed a national UK platform on Brexit. Being someone who likes a laugh, maybe Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie could apply to be the ‘ugly sisters’ in this panto.

And as Theresa May retorted back to Sturgeon, you’re not even an MP, so jog on!

The Prime Minister is doing a bit of touring selling her deal up and down the country; this is due to the numbers problem, that problem is getting enough votes in December when the vote in the Commons is held. There was never a chance that Theresa May would buy into the concept of being pushed back against calls for a second Brexit referendum. The road was clearly defined by the people on the 23rd June 2016, all over the UK.

Legally once the clock started on exit, there was no going back, no backdoor deal, no taking the letter back, and not ‘Irish’ situation. The Irish were robbed of their democracy when they vote against the EU; they were in effective told to keep voting till they accept the EU and its ilk.

The UK has a different opinion, we’re off, thanks but no thanks, find another cash cow to milk.

Speaking to senior MPs, the Prime Minister refused to be drawn on what would happen if the Commons votes down the Withdrawal Agreement in the crunch vote on December 11. You could say that she is unwilling to speculate or provide ammo to the opposition that she is even considering defeat in the House of Commons. That said, she might lose, if the numbers against her stay the way they presently are. A defeat however wouldn’t be the end of the world, just the end of that EU proposed deal, and if hard Brexit comes then so be it.

Another thing about the people’s vote which is worth noting is that that "people's vote" could not be held before March 29 2019, there is no time to get legislation through, and all the planning and issues to do with funding aren’t in place either. It is clearly that politically and practically, the opposition has run out of time, run out of ideas and run out of support.

The BBC has recently confirmed that Theresa May had agreed to take part in a televised Brexit debate on Sunday December 9 against Jeremy Corbyn. You can expect the SNP to complain to the BBC about the exclusion of Nicola Sturgeon. If you are lucky, the idiots will be back down at Pacific Quay in Glasgow mounting a protest. The debate is a formality really, the outcome is decided, what that can achieve is more a public information event to let people hear more about the details, what, when and how Brexit works.

If I was to bet, I would say that the UK Government is heading for defeat in the vote on December 11, this isn’t the end of the world, a clean break with the EU is needed, I can’t say I am happy with the deal but I am open to be convinced. There is no way that after leaving we can accept EU jurisdiction in the UK, when we leave, we regain full sovereignty.

Ted Heath, the then PM who signed us up to the EU in 1973, knew where the EU was heading in a briefing document, if the public knew then I wonder how the vote to join would have gone. The EU is a failed project with an agenda which runs counter to national sovereignty, for those reasons, it will fail in the long term.

One interesting issue is that Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has suggested a second referendum could be "inevitable" unless Mrs May goes back to the country in a general election. If you remember an earlier post, I said that the Labour goal was to push for a general election. Elections are tricky things, especially if polarised on one issue which another snap election surely would be, Brexit would be the issue, with a few carrots on other issues thrown in to make the campaign seem ‘exciting’.

Oh, and if you think the SNP would do well in another snap election then think again, they would bleed seats at the ballot box.

Finally, do tune to the BBC debate on December 11, you will get a decent snap shot of the pitch by Theresa May, and without the hectoring babble of Nicola Sturgeon trying to get a sideways mention of a second Scottish independence referendum. Of course, the SNP see this as an opportunity for them, but truth be told, they have their eye up to the wrong end of the telescope as usual. Brexit is the most important UK event in decades politically, it ends a chapter, there was some good, some bad from membership, but in the end, the Europeans made such a mess of the project that exit was the best possible thing for the people of the UK.

This was one campaign which I am glad to have done for the ordinary people of the UK.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nicola Sturgeon’s Very Personal Public Humiliation; UK Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said any Brexit debate must be by ‘champions’ of main parties, the personal snub for Nicola Sturgeon, ‘selfie’ queen Sturgeon isn’t a major player in UK politics, the truth is no one wants a desperate needy woman lecturing them when they made the right choice and she didn’t on Brexit, painfully SNP discover Sturgeon is no Scottish Champion

Dear All

When a woman gets a knock back, it can be quite sore on their ego, you go from being on top of the world to staring in the mirror looking at flaws. Scotland’s unpopular SNP leader is a ‘selfie queen’. Her pensioner husband, Peter Murrell famously commented that a ‘selfie’ stick would make an ideal present for her.

In recent days, there has been talk of a Brexit debate, naturally ‘selfie’ Sturgeon wants in on the action, for numerous reasons. Chiefly the reasons seem to be, to boost her flagging leadership, to try and halt the terminal decline of her government, to try desperately to reconnect with Scots.

This is all linked to an attempt to shore up seats for both Holyrood and Westminster that the SNP currently hold. 2017 was a wake up call for the SNP, from 56 MPs they crashed backwards down to 35 MPs. Some other seats were held by a slim majority. In areas of Glasgow; just under 100 votes separate the current SNP MP from the ‘dole queue’ and universal credit, some of them live in fear of an early general election.

One of the Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has dropped a bomb on ‘selfie’ Sturgeon that if there is a Brexit TV debate is 'only for biggest parties', which means Sturgeon with 35 MPs wouldn’t be invited to the party. This will no doubt anger Sturgeon being brutally rebuffed, but we should remember, she isn’t an MP, so why should she be on the stage.

The answer is simple, the SNP at Westminister are a pack of fools, and if you look at Ian Blackford, well he looks like he has just had too many lunches, the wee fat guy who just waddles and babbles about the place.

Certainly not a man of action!

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has insisted that Nicola Sturgeon will not be part of a TV debate with Theresa May. The reason is that Sturgeon is not a ‘big picture’ politician, she and her ‘low road’ politics of grievance has no right to attempt to barge into this debate. One thing that Cabinet Office minister David Lidington did say however is that it is up to Scottish broadcasters whether or not First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is included in any TV debate in Scotland.

With so many TV channels and the internet, there is plenty of options for Scots to just cut Nicola Sturgeon off, rather than hearing an evening of boring rhetoric as Sturgeon tries to turn a Brexit debate in a case for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Enough is enough!

David Lidington said:

"This is a debate between the leaders of the two biggest parties at Westminster which is where the decision on whether to approve the deal or not will take place. The Prime Minister obviously will speak up in favour of the deal she has negotiated, I'm assuming that Mr Corbyn, if he wants to do this, will argue for the rejection of the deal. I think if Scottish broadcasters decide whether they want to have a separate debate in Scotland and perhaps invite the First Minister and the Secretary of State to take part there, but I think that's a matter for the broadcasters to discuss amongst themselves."

He added:

“This is a binary choice: Do you accept the deal that is on the table or do you reject the deal that is on the table and I think that there is a clarity about having two champions, one for each side of that debate.”

Clearly Cabinet Office minister David Lidington doesn’t consider Nicola Sturgeon a champion or even a ranked contender, which has a clarity about this, he has said what many Scots think about the Sturgeon ‘performance’, it just into up to snuff. Despite numerous makeovers, the sands of time have been cruel to Nicola Sturgeon, short, bad tempered, gobby, ‘pot belly’, and dyeing her hair and attempt to dress far too young for a grey haired women over 48. Despite her hefty salary, Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t have charisma, she doesn’t have style, mentally she is adrift; always it seems on the wrong side of the debate.

Watching Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t make for good TV.

MPs will vote on December 11 on Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement, at present, the chances of a win for her look slim as even members of the Conservatives aren’t happy with the deal. The SNP are voting against the deal, orders from Sturgeon or her chief lackeys, the SNP MPs all vote as a block because they are sheep. On the evening of the debate, Nicola Sturgeon can sit in with her pensioner husband and watch as the real politicians thrash Brexit on TV.

The SNP had a chance early on to be part of Global Britain, and by default, project them as leaders of ‘Global Scotland’, but their politics are tried to a doomed EU project, there is no vision in the party. Having a provincial minded leader such as Sturgeon has damaged policy development in the party. The record of the Sturgeon government is appalling stuff, identity politics coupled with ineptness, short term policy to get over short term problems.

There comes a point when Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP will have to accept that she is mutton dressed as mutton, you could say even, she is mental mutton. The attempts to dress young, the layering of too much make up, the need to stick her nose in where it isn’t wanted has ‘something of the night’ about it. 

When Nicola Sturgeon described herself as ‘chief mammy’, my thoughts were, an attempt at humour or does she have a screw loose? I keep remembering the words from David Laws MP, when he wrote in his diary that Nicola Sturgeon was a ghastly woman, cold and unattractive, it is something you can't forget.

Finally, expect plenty of outrage by the SNP about Nicola Sturgeon being knocked back, although some people will quietly laugh, the truth is no one wants a desperate needy woman lecturing them when they made the right choice and she didn’t.  

Vacancy for National Champion of Scotland to appear on Scotgov website soon?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hard Brexit Ahoy: British and EU leaders have agreed a deal, they are trying to sell it warning ‘there is no plan B’, in the House of Commons, the numbers don’t stack up for the Prime Minister Theresa May to get the EU deal through, sometimes, just sometimes, you just have to walk away and wait, British people want full sovereignty

Dear All

One of the tactics of salesmen; is to say to a punter that they will not get a better deal or equally there is no alternative (plan B). The reason for the hard sell is obvious, to end the matter, however despite the EU 27 agreeing a deal with the UK, it doesn’t seem that the deal is liked by people at home.

To say there is no plan B is wrong; plan B for the UK is WTO trading rules.

Also, there is a narrative that the EU is doing us a favour by trading with I; we buy more from the EU than the entire 27 other Member States sell to us. We are one of the biggest trading nations in world, not some backward country were the staple food is wild game and bananas.

The UK government says the will not get a better Brexit deal if they vote down the one agreed in Brussels yesterday, this is the pitch to MPs to get them to vote yes. The thing of it is that the numbers to win a vote may be against Theresa May. There are Conservatives MPs who will join Labour and others voting no. That is vote when it comes will be possibly a defeat for the PM. The parties seem at present to minded to sink the EU deal, each party it appears has different reasons.

The heads of the 27 other EU governments took just a miserable 38 minutes to sign off the UK’s Brexit deal, considering this was a milestone in EU history, you might think 38 minutes is a tad rushed.

The crucial Commons vote is likely to be in three weeks’ time, and it will see the Conservative whips working overtime in an attempt to get MPs in their own party to tow the line.

Prime Minister Theresa May has well over 80 MPs in her own party saying they will reject the deal, to say the odds are stacked against Theresa May is an understatement, but the question is what does she have to chip in, to woe the opposition? Let’s face it, she needs what is termed a ‘sweetener’, something to buy a bit of goodwill

If the PM loses the vote, where do we go from here?

Thrust into the combat of another early General election!

A change of leader in the Conservative Party!

Back to Brussels for more concessions!

Or plan B, use the WTO rules and go hard Brexit.

Time is not against the UK, it is more against the EU, if there is a bad Brexit, it damages Brussels, and with other members not happy, the idea of just walking away seems more tempting.

The PM will go to the Commons today with the message that “there is not a better deal available”, that will go down like a lead balloon, pre deal, the opposition were geared up for a fight no matter what the outcome. The Prime Minister will also brief her Cabinet on the final deal because when she speaks in the Commons, they will be doing the collective responsibility thing. Interestingly senior pro-Brexit figures, including Andrea Leadsom, Liam Fox and Geoffrey Cox aren’t making public comment which raises the spectre of positioning if there is a leadership bid from the fallout.

What is laughable is that in Brussels, EU leaders spoke of their sadness as the UK’s Brexit “divorce” was signed off, David Cameron asked for concessions while PM, he got nothing but withering contempt. So, how sad are they in Europe, sad about losing the UK as a cash cow to fund the EU.

We were paying about 20% of the entire budget!

President Jean-Claude Juncker saying it was “not a day for champagne”, given he is seen as a drunk by some, I think we can bow to his expertise.

The Prime Minister is expected to tell MPs:

“Our duty as a Parliament over these coming weeks is to examine this deal in detail, to debate it respectfully, to listen to our constituents and decide what is in our national interest. We can back this deal; deliver on the vote of the referendum and move on to building a brighter future of opportunity and prosperity for all our people. Or this House can choose to reject this deal and go back to square one.”

29 March 2019, the clock ends and deal or no deal, we are out, as I blogged in the past, I am for hard Brexit, recent comments by the French President gloating over fishing rights to me says plenty.

The Prime Minister said:

“If people think somehow there is another negotiation to be done, that’s not the case. It is the result of what have been tough and difficult negotiations over a significant period of time.”

Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, warned that “any other deal really only exists in people’s imagination”, and claimed Brexiteers who are threatening to vote against the agreement in the Commons “don’t agree among themselves what that better deal could be”. “There isn’t a plan B. The truth is what we have here is the best deal that is available both for the United Kingdom and for the European Union.”


No one gives a monkeys’ what Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister says in the UK.

Varadkar added:

“Anyone can have a better deal or an alternative deal in their own minds, but an agreement 500 pages long that 28 member states can sign up to, nobody has that. What’s on the table is the only deal that’s on the table.”
In what must be a rallying of support, his Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte waded in to urge MPs to give their approval in a “meaningful vote” in the House of Commons. There is nothing like a couple of EU stooges who think they know better than the British people, do you believe they have our interests at heart?

Sorry, I don’t buy it!

In Scotland, Stephen Kerr, the Conservative MP for Stirling is having a go at the SNP over their opposition to the deal. The SNP want a date for a second Scottish independence referendum at their choosing, they are using Brexit as a tool.

Kerr said:

“The EU has made it abundantly clear today: this is the only deal on the table. Nicola Sturgeon’s opposition to this deal is obviously self-interested. The SNP just wants to take us back to yet more constitutional chaos – and we will oppose that every step of the way.”

If Stephen Kerr was to shine a light on the Labour Party, he would find their opposition to the deal is more in keeping with trying to force a general election. The truth is yes, this deal took a lot of time, it covers a lot, but it isn’t going to go down well with the British public. This is the problem, and the solution is looking rather likely to be to say, no deal and thanks but no thanks, we’re offski, enjoy the holidays.

Finally, there are a huge amount of EU workers who depend on the UK to buy their goods such as cars etc. If no deal happens, you will see the men in European grey suits lean on the Brussels clique to remind them who they work for. You can expect big business and the money men of Europe to show their displeasure to Frau Merkel and anyone else who thinks they are ‘it’. 

Oh to be a fly on that wall!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, November 23, 2018

SNP Leaders In Political Meltdown; Bitter SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon ends up looking like a right haddock after accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of 'selling out' Scotland's fishermen, coordinated SNP attack fails as PM uses one apt sentence after SNP leader attack in the Commons, "I will tell him what a sell-out of Scottish fishermen would be: it's the policy of the Scottish National Party to stay in the Common Fisheries Policy"

Dear All

What is the first important thing that comes to mind when you think of the SNP, depending on your political knowledge, you might think:


Lacking in substance


No vision



You would of course be right as the terms above easily and readily roll off the tongue.

Here is something which is not funny; unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has accused Theresa May of 'selling out' Scotland's fishermen. The irony in this attack is that Nicola Sturgeon along with the rest of the SNP intended to do just that by remaining in the EU. If the SNP ever won independence; the first thing on their agenda post feathering their nest would be to rejoin the EU.

The SNP doesn’t have the interest of Scottish fishermen at heart, they never did, and they never will.

What people like Nicola Sturgeon count on is that the public are politically unaware, so that they can try to manipulate them to their cause, the SNP has never stood up for Scotland, they don’t know how to.

The SNP only stand up for them; always have, always will!

The bitter battle that Sturgeon seeks to have with Theresa May is all about trying to angle another independence vote. In Holyrood, Sturgeon using a safe platform is fighting against Brexit at every turn, and using fishing rights is just a convenient excuse to attack Theresa May. The tactic isn’t new, it is old and par for the course, the SNP stand up and accuse whomever of “selling out” Scotland.
The Prime Minister has said that post the transition period in December 2020, Britain would become an “independent coastal state”. Although a lot of people might not like the transition, I think people can get their head round it, Brexit doesn’t just affect the UK, it also affects Europe. The Brexit talks are tricky as it is hard to unpick 40 plus years of membership at the snap of your fingers.

And less we forget it was SNP’s policy to keep Scotland in the Common Fisheries Policy!

What Sturgeon is doing is ultimately making herself look like a fool as she tries to side with the EU, who are at best lukewarm about her and Scotland.

The UK and EU27 have agreed a text on their future relationship post Brexit, the details of which is due to be signed off at a special summit in Brussels. What is clearly is that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP have had no input in shaping the Brexit talks.

Not on the UK side and not on the EU side either.

The text states:

“Within the context of the overall economic partnership, the parties should establish a new fisheries agreement on, inter alia, access to waters and quota shares. The parties will use their best endeavours to conclude and ratify their new fisheries agreement by July 1 2020 in order for it to be in place in time to be used for determining fishing opportunities for the first year after the transition period.”

So, to clarify, the focus should be on July 1 2020, that is where Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP should have focused on rather than her continual spewing of rubbish to attract attention to get a media headline. The problem in her strategy is that she has cried ‘wolf’ so often nothing she says has any impact. If you read between the lines and sit back and let the SNP spew, you can see what they plan, they planned to use Scottish waters as a “bargaining chip” if they were ever in a position to apply for entry to the EU.

At First Minister Questions, Ms Sturgeon said:

“The political declaration that has been agreed between the UK Government and the European Commission this morning represents another Tory sell-out of Scottish fishermen”.

In case you didn’t grasp what was said, allow me to break it down, Sturgeon wanted to say “Tory sell-out”, it is called a ‘hook’ in literature, something to grab your attention and let your imagination do the work.

One gaffe that Sturgeon did make was recalling how last week all 13 Scottish  Conservative MPs sent a letter to the Prime Minister making clear post Brexit the UK "must be able to negotiate access and quota shares on an annual basis without any pre-existing arrangement being in force" and "this means that access and quota shares cannot be included in the future economic partnership".

13 Scottish Conservative MPs standing up for Scotland….. opps!

In what must be a drag, Sturgeon added:

"In terms of David Mundell's position I would simply say this: his position is a matter for him but if he is still in office by the end of today in light of this political declaration he will have forfeited forever any last remaining scrap of principle or credibility that he had."

If it is a matter for him then why is Nicola Sturgeon and the rest of the SNP rabble constantly calling for him to resign?

Labour's Lesley Laird, the Shadow Scottish Secretary, echoed the call for the Scottish Secretary to "resign with immediate effect".

I think like Sturgeon that call will find no favour!

David Mundell has tweeted that he would “not take lessons on standing up for fisherman from Nicola Sturgeon, who is committed to trapping them in the hated Common Fisheries Policy”.

Game, set and match.

He added:

“The PM has fiercely resisted the efforts of EU states to make an explicit link between access to our waters and access to markets. We will negotiate and decide, as an independent coastal state, on access and quota[s] on an annual basis, just like Norway and Iceland do now.”

Finally, it is no secret that SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is truly having a dreadfully bad Brexit in terms of government input and also her personal standing. The ploy of trying to appear to stand up for Scottish fishermen is much like a Xmas panto with her as the ‘panto dame’ who the audience boo at through-out the show. The intelligence need in the SNP is lacking, here are two more examples.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford mouths off about fishing, to which the PM says:

"I will tell him what a sell-out of Scottish fishermen would be: it's the policy of the Scottish National Party to stay in the Common Fisheries Policy."

And SNP MP Hanna Bardell plays 'keepy up' in the Chamber of the House of Commons, it seems the SNP have loads of time for stupidity and none for the key things need in Westminster and Holyrood, commonsense, vision and emotional intelligence.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Activist Judges; President Donald Trump denounces Obama-Appointed Judge for blocking denial of asylum to caravan migrants heading towards the American border, the democrats at every turn seek to undermine the Trump Administration, clearly the democrats don’t care about protecting America from all enemies both foreign and domestic

Dear All

If you ever watched an American war movie, you might have come across a scene where American Officers swear an oath, to protect America from all enemies both foreign and domestic. At the present moment, America is at war, this one is an internal one, between the Democrats and the Republicans. Some of this you can see played out on the news, some of it in documentaries, and in American college campuses.

After Donald Trump became President beating Hillary Rodham Clinton, the ‘war’ has spilled into many spheres of American life, nowhere is safe it seems from the malaise of the Democratic reach. All the anti Trump attacks by democrats including former President Obama show one thing, the democrats are scared. They have been spectacularly found out for what they are.

They are scared because of what Trump represents and what their past has been, successful exposed by people like Dinesh D'Souza.

It seems that the legacy of Obama appointees think nothing of attempting to damage Trump in their quest to return the Democratic Party to power. At present, the democrats are a failed party, a dinosaur in modern America with their politics of division to rule.

President Donald Trump has denounced an Obama-Appointed Judge who has decided to block denial of asylum to the Caravan Migrants heading towards America from the south. These people aren’t asylum seekers, they are economic migrants. They are not fleeing war, they are fleeing poverty. The migrant caravan has been covered in the news as they snake their way north to the American border.

If you think back to the European migrant crisis, I suggested that borders should be guarded by the military because civilian agencies cannot cope with the present situation.

In reacting to the ban, President Trump said:

“This was an Obama judge, and I’ll tell you what, it’s not going to happen like this anymore.”

What the democrats have done is opened up a can of worms by their actions, judges should be above politics, however, what is going on could see the removal of judges in the same way as political power passes between parties. The President is rights to deny asylum to the migrant caravan crossing into the United States illegally at the Southern border.

You might ask what the problem is!

Well, undocumented and uncheck migrants pose a national security risk to the people and the country they illegally attempt to entry under the guise of asylum.

The Swedish example of how stupid the political elite have become is spelled out in every crime inflicted on the Swedish people.

The problem of ‘activist’ judges is a ticking timebomb, it rots the judicial process and dislodges justice as the cornerstone of society. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco, appointed by former President Barack Obama, issuing of a restraining order of the Trump administration’s effort to deny asylum to migrants trying to cross the southern border illegally is wrong. Especially when you consider that the administration would still allow people crossing through legal points of entry to claim asylum.

The White House also released a strongly worded statement;

“This decision will open the floodgates, inviting countless illegal aliens to pour into our country on the American taxpayer’s dime,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement calling the ruling “contrary to well-established Federal law.”

The problem of the Hispanic gangs on the border infiltrating America as part of the drug cartels is well known.

Each day, drug mules do back and forth carrying drugs into America.

If you think the migrant caravan coming to America is all doctors, dentists, nuclear scientists then think again.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement:

“This temporary injunction is yet another example of activist judges imposing their open borders policy preferences, which are rejected by the overwhelming majority of the American people.”

In an ideal world, militarisation of the borders isn’t a step to be taken lightly, the military is a blunt instrument, they are there to stop threats, not enter meaningful conversations.

Finally, President Donald Trump has many critics, but he is pro the American worker, more so that most previous holders of the office of President. Donald Trump’s Migration Policy has boosted farm productivity and, importantly wages for workers. As immigrant farm workers become scarce; this is good news for the people, more jobs, more choice and more money. Globalisation promoted by political parties is a bad thing; it is about destroying countries, importing cheap labour to work for low wages.

President Donald Trump stood on a platform, Make America Great Again, not for himself but for the people, the every same people who the democrats would see fight each other for scraps.

Finally, isn’t it time to think seriously about what you are being told in the mainstream news?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University