Monday, September 17, 2018

Angela Merkel’s Europe is dying; German Politician says privately that ‘Civil War Is Coming to Europe’, the ‘Battle for Europe’ isn’t that far away, the anger isn’t just confined to Germany, it is Europe wide, politicians and media are jointing working to suppress the truth, ‘peace in our time’ isn’t possible now, too many murders, too many rapes!

Dear All

Sometime ago, I started blogging on the concept of ‘civil war’ coming to Europe, since I first started commenting on this, the slide towards ‘war’ continues. As someone who has an interest in WW2, I remember reading then watch the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Neville Chamberlain, who made in his 30 September 1938 speech a prediction of ‘peace in our time’. Actually he was rather wide of the mark as events unfolded. When Neville Chamberlain’s end came, he had sought the help of his friends to stay in power and that help wasn’t forthcoming.

After the disastrous Norway Campaign, it was clear that the mood in the Country and House of Commons had changed.

The Norway Campaign had been a failure.

Now, in this era, the situation in which ‘civil war’ is possible has been created by politicians in Europe, the ‘war’ when it comes will I suspect much like how resistance cells operated in Nazi occupied Europe. I think it is safe to say that a lot of politicians will be in danger along with migrants. The countless murders, rapes, robberies and other outrages are pushing Europeans to the brink.

It is 2018, this year is drawing to a close, and a German city politician in an off the record briefing has said that:

“Civil war is coming to Europe.”

The person, he told will not be revealing his name, as he says in Germany there are penalties for this kind of frankness. That conversation is just one of a number of conservations among what people are saying in private in Germany today. Angela Merkel’s open invitation to three million immigrants mostly of fighting-age males from Muslim countries has been the trigger. The official German number is 1.5 million; however, as we know now, we have been lied to by politicians and also by our media. It wouldn’t be ‘quelle surprise’ when it all kicks off, when you plant acorns, you aren’t surprised when a tree pops up!

The ‘civil war’ in Europe, will not just be a ‘German’ event, no, this will spread through-out Europe, when I did a Brexit talk at Strathclyde University for a Muslim student group, I was asked the question about Muslims going to work in Europe. I said to the student that at this time, under the current situation, working in Europe is dangerous, and I won’t recommend it for him or indeed anyone from the UK.

Europe has changed, and not for the better, when fpeople live in constant fear there is always a tipping point.

Although the AfD, Alternative für Deutschland, the main party of the resistance to Angela still only polls around 16 percent of the national vote, their day to achieve power is coming. When people thought in Holland that Geert Wilders would be PM, I said no, the reason was simple, not enough damage has been done yet to make people turn away from the mainstream parties. I was right in that Dutch election, their gains are like a detonator going off before the main explosion.

The other parties in Germany, Angela Merkel’s majority Christian Democrats and the SPD and the Greens will make sure that the AfD stays out of power by forming alliances of convenience. So, in effect, they are priming Germany to blow, when you strangle the people’s voice, when you ignore them, the outcome is things are going to get a lot lot worse before they get better. People will then turn to parties like Alternative für Deutschland.

As part of the political and media strategy to suppress support for AfD, their campaign is to dub AfD as the ‘far right’, this tactic of labelling is well known in politics. Angela Merkel’s party and others would really rather bury their heads in the sand about the problems and just pretend it’s not happening. They should have acted long ago, but didn’t every murder, every rape, every robbery in Germany by migrants can be laid at Merkel’s door.

Merkel should be in prison for what she and others have done!

Finally, if you look at how the protest rally in Chemnitz over the murder of a man by two migrants, you can see how the politicians and media work hand in glove. The purpose of the rally was to draw attention to the large number of rapes and murders inflicted by mostly Muslim immigrants on Germans. That protest was utterly misrepresented by the media and the authorities as neo-Nazi revivalism which it was not.

Nothing, I have seen and nothing I have read leads me to believe that the slide to ‘civil war’ can be stopped; the rock is just starting to roll down the mountain.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tommy Robinson & Ezra Levant EXCLUSIVE interview on his Prison Treatment

Dear All

An interesting video on what happened to Tommy Robinson when he was arrested and jailed.

Clearly, this is worth watching, as it raises serious questions about how the legal system is working.

The basis of a fair society is how people are treated before the law, if this is lost, then society is lost.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SNP Anger Explodes; former MSP Tommy Sheridan provokes bitter SNP anger by wanting to show the movie, Braveheart at his Hope Over Fear Rally, he says he is 'not frightened' to screen 'cinematic classic', is the real reason of the SNP objection that Mel Gibson in the movie bangs the French bird, and self confessed ‘lonely’ Nicola Sturgeon is having to make do with an old age pensioner husband?

Dear All

Have you seen the price of a cinema ticket these days, it costs a fortune, but if you can’t afford to go to the movies, then Tommy Sheridan is going to be showing the screen 'cinematic classic' Braveheart at his pro-indy rally. 

The idea of showing Braveheart is to get people fired up, in the movie, you can see sex, violence and comedy. The sex bit is tamed down, but the fight scenes are worth watching, after all who doesn’t like a good rammy?

So, Braveheart is being shown in Glasgow’s George Square, there is a Greggs nearby, a couple of sausage rolls and a few cans of soft drink and you are 'good to go', provided the weather is okay.

Might be an idea to bring a fold up seat for comfort!

Hope Over Fear is a vehicle for Tommy Sheridan to attempt to make a political comeback, however, no matter how many movies he shows, no matter how many kids get their face painted, he has blew it in the Scottish political arena.

His fall from grace was epic despite the Russians attempting to give him a ‘leg up’ rather than a ‘leg over’, his time is over.   

The SNP leadership aren’t a fan of Tommy Sheridan going way back, and nothing has changed, they see Sheridan as a threat to them and their narrative.

Already Sturgeon’s little helper SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter has said:

"People will be put off voting Yes by seeing folk cheering Braveheart and then cheering Tommy Sheridan. That will absolutely put soft Nos off."

Of course people won’t be put off by seeing the state of Govanhill under the management of her ‘stay away’ boss Nicola Sturgeon. There is in my opinion no such thing as ‘soft nos’ because people are pretty wise now to the SNP and what they are all about.

If Tommy Sheridan doesn’t believe me when I say his career is over, then perhaps, Scottish Tory chief whip Maurice Golden might convince him. He said:

“Reasonable supporters of independence will cringe at the prospect of this ridiculous spectacle. It's quite obvious Tommy Sheridan is using this campaign as a way to rehabilitate his image from convicted perjurer and failed politician."

I would say that he is right on part two of his assessment but wrong on part one, a movie is a movie is a movie. Also given that some people are a little dry when it comes to public speaking, pre-entertainment is really a bad thing.

And of course, Tommy Sheridan can film this event and use this as material for his new chat show!

Two Twitter polls attracting over 2000 votes asking about the showing of Braveheart in advance of the Hope Over Fear rally found the majority are so far showing a wave of opinion against it.

Some people don’t like a good movie, and that is what Braveheart is, a movie, not a documentary, it isn’t a movie that you look for deep meaning, much in the same way you won’t find it is a John Wayne ‘cowboys and indians’ movie.

One poll found 72% either said it should not go ahead or answered "are you kidding me?". Another found 42% thought it was a bad idea, 22% a good one and 36% not bothered.

This anti response sounds to me to be disgruntled SNP types who are getting their knickers in a twist because many of their leadership figures are actually English but they don’t like to be reminded of it.

One thing which may disappoint people is that Sheridan has decided to show an edited version of the cinematic classic probably due to time constrains, Braveheart running time is normally 3 hours and 2 mins.

One wonders what scenes will be shown in this watered down version!

Is sex out?

Is battle scene violence out?

Is the scene of the LGBT man thrown out of a high window by the English King played by Patrick McGoohan, (he also had a small part in the Dambusters movie) kept in?

Is the comedy of the Irishman played well by David O’Hara still there?

One thing that Braveheart had was a pretty amazing cast working with Mel Gibson.

This was also the first noticeable role for Catherine McCormack who played Mel Gibson’s love interest, early on she gets her throat slit, which effectively sets up the movie.

One wonders really what the main objection to this movie by the SNP?

Is it that this is a heterosexual love story?

Is it the Mel Gibson marries a beautiful young woman and Nicola Sturgeon married a guy old enough to be her father who effectively stays out of sight?

Is it because Mel Gibson in the movie bangs the French bird and gets her preggers?

Is it because of the LGBT man thrown out of a high window?

Is it because heterosexual males are shown taken the lead and driving forward a real agenda for change when people like Nicola Sturgeon are farting about with ‘baby boxes’ and ‘tampons’?

Is it because the SNP know that the Yes Movement have come to realise that Nicola Sturgeon isn’t the person capable of leading a new indyref campaign?

Finally, if Nicola Sturgeon and her sidekick Mhairi Hunter don’t like Braveheart then don’t turn up, they won’t be missed, perhaps they can spend the time getting to grips with the Govanhill slum which they allegedly represent, or turn up at the rally and hand out free tampons!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Crime and Failure, the Labour Party made the wrong choice backing Sadiq Khan for London Mayor, Khan’s popularity crumbles to dust after summer of violence in the Capitalsees Mayor’s ratings hit lowest level, Labour need a replacement for the election 2020, the party cannot go into that election with Khan as candidate, he is a serious liability

Dear All

Here is a stat that you may find rather shocking; London has overtaken New York City for number of murders for the first time in over 200 years.

New York is seen often seen in movies as a violence place but the fact that London leaves this behind now is unacceptable. The London Mayor is Labour's Sadiq Khan, his tenure as Mayor has seen him making bad decisions to the point that his approval rating has slumped to its lowest level on record.

Far from being a decisive Mayor, Khan’s attitude is ‘I can’t do anything about…’ In London as we keep seeing there has been an escalating surging violence in the capital. Certain types of crime such as Moped and acid attacks have effectively led people to have no confidence in him.

How much longer the Labour Party can continue to support him as their candidate for Mayor is debateable, personally, I think after his term ends, he should go. What is needed in London is a strong Mayor who is willing to bring back stop and search; who are willing to campaign for severe measures and sentences to be used on those who do violence in the City.

And have exclusion orders to remove such people from the City of London with severe penalties for those who think they can flout the law. Acid attackers should be given sentences inline with those who carry a weapon such as a gun.

It is a fact of life that you don’t stamp out violent crime by being nice; there is ‘no talking people round’ who are active gang members. The time is coming where action is needed, and the rather weak response from Khan shows that there is no leadership worth following in City Hall.

In April, Andrew Gilligan wrote a hard hitting piece, where he looked at Khan’s promises such as on social housing.

Khan promised that his housing policy would ‘rival the NHS with its transformative effect on society’ but the reality apparently according to Gilligan was that City Hall figures failed to realise the promise. In the first year of Khan’s term, London did not start building a single social rented home.

In politics, the folly of hanging onto deadweight is well known in Scotland as the Westminster 2015 and 2017 elections showed rather painfully for the Scottish Labour. You might think Scottish Labour learned their lesson, but you would be wrong, former badly defeated Holyrood MSPs are slotted to be Westminster candidates for some of their seats, probably in the 2022 election.   

Although we have seen the problems of Boris Johnson and his martial problems played out in the press, one thing you can say about Johnson was he started 7,439 homes for social rent in his first year as mayor and 1,687 in the first year of his second term.

Even after the economic crash!

I believe that ideally policing should be kept under the scope of the Mayor but given the surging violence, there maybe a case for policing in the Capital to come under direct responsibility of the Home Secretary.

Something has gone badly wrong, and the state of affairs is such that something has to happen to move forward, at present there is an impasse, the new idea of a ‘violent crime taskforce’, in a City of circa 8 million, 120 officers isn’t even a drop in the bucket.

On thing which did have a WTF moment writing this piece was finding out that while an MP, he once went straight from voting in parliament for post office closures to a public meeting where he protested against post office closures. If such an act of stupidity cannot be seen for what it is then the Labour Party has even bigger problems that it realises.

Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary and Director of the Mile End Institute said regards to the poll findings on Khan:

“In April 2018, Sadiq Khan was still ahead among those aged 50-64, working class Londoners, those living in outer London and white voters. He’s now behind among all of these groups.”

Cowley added:

“When we first started polling, he was one of the most popular politicians in Britain. Such was his cross-party support, he even had net positive support from Conservative voters. Those days are long gone.”

The professor argues with some cause that Khan can be beaten at the next mayoral election in May 2020, if he faces a strong Tory candidate, given Boris Johnson’s troubles which effectively kills off a leadership bid, could he return as Mayor?

The defining issue of Sadiq Khan’s term as Mayor has been crime; this is not the type of failure that you want hanging round your neck entering an election.

Murders in London have overtaken New York for first time since 1800; that is quite a headline which no one can spin away from. If I was a party manager for the Labour Party, I would say that Khan has to be brought in for a serious talk regarding what he doing with his time. Khan has taken a strong stance on politically correct cultural issues, moving to ban attractive images of women on the Tube, fast food adverts, and campaigning against a clean Brexit and U.S. President Donald J. Trump all the while people are being murdered and robbed all around him.

London needs a tough Mayor on crime and a series of measures that meet the needs of the Capital; it rather seems that Khan isn’t that man.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Airwolf flies through Train yard - A George Laird Production

Dear All

In lieu of a politics post today, here is a part finished cgi project which I am working on, due to having to attend an event, my time was rather used up today.

Comments welcome, basically this is an action scene using a 3d model helicopter.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Politics is about change; Tommy Robinson gains the support of Ukip leader Gerard Batten to join the party, although this could be controversial having such a high profile figure with a huge following could work in Ukip’s favour, let people stand or fall by their own merits is a good maxim to adopt

Dear All

In politics, it isn’t unusual to see controversial people be involved and even elected to Parliament. Tommy Robinson has caused a stir in the UK, as a former EDL leader, and as a journalist covering the rise of Pakistani Rape Gangs which prey on young white children.

It takes a certain kind of courage to stand up and be counted in today’s PC society culture where if you speak out you are labelled, depending on the topic. Of course labelling is all about control, when you brand someone a racist, you seek to dismiss their views in an attempt to demonise them and de-platform them from the public discourse.

Labelling is a tactic used mostly by the far left, although others have latched onto that bandwagon just as the media. Here is Tommy Robinson speaking to the Daily Mail while on a private holiday with his wife and children after being released from prison. Reporters aren’t thick, generally they are well educated, in this case, you would think that if you ask a simple question, the reporter would easily answer it. This exchange shows why the public is turning to alt media, turning to people who aren’t afraid to speak out and voice an opinion.

Tommy Robinson wants to join Ukip, currently under their rules if you have been a member of the BNP, you aren’t welcome, this is much the same in all parties. In the case of Tommy Robinson, there is a case that he should be a special ‘exception’ to Ukip’s rule banning ex members of far-right groups from joining.

Here is Tommy Robinson’s pitch to Ukip members.

One thing is in his video is that he pleads his case with passion, that said, some members of Ukip will not like to see Tommy Robinson in their party, but I think that the members should decide.

In Scotland, I think back to controversial people such as Tommy Sheridan pre Holyrood, passionate speaker, post Bar-L, his career such as it is, is gone; hence he is shunned by the political classes. I am a big believer in letting people do what they want, say what they want and act how they want; they then have to live with the consequences of their decisions.

Sheridan made his bed, now he lies in it, however due to the Russians, it is abit more comfy these days!

I think Ukip members will give Tommy Robinson a chance, of course some will leave the party but I think many people in Britain would like to see passion in their politics again, and people pointing out what they know to be wrong. In support of his application; Tommy Robinson has impressed Ukip leader Gerard Batten, he backs controversial moves to let Tommy Robinson join the party.
As people saw when Tommy Robinson was imprisoned, he has a huge support, not just among white people; it would be a mistake to just writing him off as appealing to those, he has support from all shades of the community. Here is an interview that Tommy Robinson did with Navtaij Singh Sangha which may interest you.

One thing that will probably happen is that the mainstream political parties will seek to attack Ukip if Tommy Robinson is made a member, that is ‘part of the game’, appear whiter than white, holier than thou but they aren’t.

And this blog post may open your eyes even further.

Finally, if Tommy Robinson is prepared to obey the rules of Ukip, if he acts in a proper manner that one expects from a member or activist, he could gain Ukip quite a lot of publicity and votes. He is a decent speaker; he has a high public profile, and quite a following. His recent spell in prison was an injustice, not the finest hour for the judge who sentenced him. In politics parties you meet allsorts of individuals, is there room in British politics for a Tommy Robinson, yes there is, even although he has “baggage”.

Could I see Tommy Robinson in Westminster as an MP?


I could see this happening, parties rise and fall with the public and if Tommy Robinson stood as a candidate for Westminster, I suspect he would be flooded with offers of help. I don’t think some of our currently elected Mps and MSPs could match that community involvement that would be given to him.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

All the Kremlin’s Men: As ex SNP leader Alex Salmond’s fate hangs in the balance over allegations of sexual assault, Russian propaganda outlet signs up disgraced former MSP and ex Bar-L prisoner Tommy Sheridan for new chat show, is Sheridan on standby to be parachuted into RT if Salmond falls?

Dear All

In fitba, a player dribbles down the pitch with a ball towards the opposition goal, then out of the blue, he is tackled badly and falls to the ground, the trainer comes on with the ‘magic wet sponge’ but it can’t help this time! Enter the substitute, who warms up on the sidelines in his tracksuit before stepping onto the pitch, once his boots are checked by the ref.

As the fate of former SNP leader Alex Salmond is in doubt following allegations of sexual assault, it seems that the Kremlin could have a new star in the wings, although playing in another division.  

Convicted perjurer Tommy Sheridan has signed up for a new chat show on a Russian propaganda outlet. As a disgraced politician and former MSP, he hopes to offer “an informed opinion, inspire reactions and provoke debate”. As well as being on Sputnik UK, he will also do a bit of scribbling as he pens his thoughts to paper. In football, anything could happen in the 90 minutes; Tommy Sheridan was jailed in 2011 after lying during his successful defamation case against the News of the World. A spell in Barlinnie Prison could be seen as extend injury time.

Tommy will be lead a series of "exclusive and hard hitting video  broadcasts"  featuring a different guest each week, however it is doubtful that he has managed to secure an exclusive from the two Russian military intelligence offers said to be involved in the Skripal case.

In what may surprise many in the UK political bubble, Sheridan said to Sputnik readers by saying:

“Unlike many other politicians and commentators, my principle are not negotiable. For me integrity is priceless and although many of us may be in the gutter I will always, in the spirit of Oscar Wilde, be looking up for the stars.”

Speaking of the gutter, if you trot along Paisley Road West, you can see the ‘shack’ that Tommy Sheridan is living in, hardly a Russian Gulag in Siberia, complete with a Red Gate naturally.  

Elsewhere in his intro piece, he apparently wrote:

“I have often fallen foul of the law and been incarcerated for my activities but I believe I have always remained true to my socialist principles and tried to speak truth to power no matter the odds.”

Every time he was jailed, I think many would speculate and say ‘done bang to rights’, in politics it isn’t unusual to spin a line but somewhere people have to draw the line before rewriting history, just for the sake of credibility.

His first column for Sputnik reflected on his upbringing in Glasgow’s Pollok, I was brought up there as well, 46 years in the constituency in the ‘good old days’ where people would break into temp accommodation and then knock on your door asking if you would be interested in a three piece suite…… brand new, one owner.

In my old street of Kempsthorn Crescent, it appeared in the Evening Times many years ago as the street that was refused credit. The refusal was based on people going to stores buying fancy TVs and then ‘bumping their credit’. Although there was a lot of comedy, there was also a lot of sadness, lots of unemployment, violence and drugs, not the greatest place to be a stranger or a victim.  That said a few people managed to become footballers and one who was a classmate John Reid did music.

I quite Reidy, he was a good footballer and musician, a very genuine person.

Back to Tommy, I first met Sheridan down at the Pollok Centre decades ago, he and few like minded individuals were campaigning; he asked me why I was wearing a leather jacket on such a hot day. I explained this is Pollok, better my jacket was slashed than me, I was always practical and forward thinking in my youth.

Anyway Sputnik UK is seen by Intelligence officials as “a platform for Kremlin messaging”, which is par for the course but if you know anything about politics, you will know that all media is seen as being tainted.

The pressure is on Alex Salmond to give up his RT show, but as Salmond loves the attention, I doubt he will go voluntary, and less we forget, he gets a lot of roubles for his trouble. In the event that Salmond and RT part waves if Salmond’s problems mushroom, who will be Russia next choice for an RT slot?

Could it be the substitute…… Tommy Sheridan, with a show called The Tommy Sheridan Show?

That said, I am feeling rather left out, I am sure there is a market for The George Laird Show, even it is just on Youtube!

Tommy Sheridan said:

"I will be interviewing a number of fascinating guests who will offer a fresh perspective often denied by the main stream media. This is a great opportunity to tell the untold and I can’t wait to get started. I am also looking forward to producing my own weekly column with Sputnik which will allow me to speak my mind with no pre-set agenda or censorship.”

Why is it that people feel compelled to say that they will be allowed to speak their mind with no pre-set agenda or censorship? 

If Alex Salmond gets the ‘red card’ from RT, will Tasmina Ahmed Shiekh seek a transfer to second division Sputnik UK? Football is a game of two halves, Tommy Sheridan played his first half as an Cllr and MSP, his second half was a prisoner in the nick in Glasgow, now he is playing ‘injury time’ on Sputnik UK. The chances of getting to the ‘Cup Final’ of regaining the public trust look rather slim to me.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Can’t Grasp The New Reality; SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's political fightback completely stalls as she unveils weak and ineffectual Programme for Government, the allegations surrounding Alex Salmond hang over the party like a dark cloud, even the headline-chasing, knee-jerk short-termism strategy can’t pull the SNP out of the 'Salmond problem'

Dear All

In the wake of the allegations against Alex Salmond which have hit the public domain, the SNP and more importantly Nicola Sturgeon were desperately in need of a good news story to dominate the press.

Nicola Sturgeon tried and failed to regain the political initiative by what even by SNP low standards is a miserably low ambition series of 12 bills in her annual legislative plan. What is incredible that the ‘weak as dishwater’ bills have been hailed only by her and the Nats as ‘really radical’ and as ‘bold steps’ to making Scotland a better nation.

There comes a time when a government has run out of steam; that time has come for Nicola Sturgeon who since taking office as First Minister has only managed a downward spiral of decline.

The nonsense that her bills represent bold steps and will boost the economy seems like most SBNP predications wide of the mark. After destroying the education system through stupidity coupled with outright neglect, doesn’t Scotland deserve a breather from SNP ‘help’?

In a spot of ‘tinkering’ with resources, Nicola Sturgeon also plans to venture in health and justice, areas which also stand as a testimony to SNP incompetence, the removal of ministers being the acid test of how badly they are performing in office. Scotland isn’t moving forward, and the politicians and the public are focused on the issue of sexual misconduct claims against Alex Salmond.

The SNP boat sinking, no competent captain waiting in the wings to be promoted, and ‘everyone hates Nicola’ fan club in the SNP wanting Salmond’s return, and Nicola out, this soap has attracted viewers.

The opposition parties have stated that the dire official statistics just released show Sturgeon’s 11-year-old administration was now “well past its sell-by date”. The only comfort for Sturgeon is that the SNP decline is slow as nationalists don’t have another option other than the SNP, the Scottish Greens aren’t worthy of a vote.

In what must be a personal blow to Nicola Sturgeon as First Minster, Scottish household survey for 2017 reported satisfaction with local health services, schools and public transport was at its lowest level since the SNP took office in 2007. In a previous post I blogged the end of Nicola Sturgeon.

“satisfaction with local health services, schools and public transport was at its lowest level since the SNP took office in 2007”, gollly, it is time for an epic, George Laird right again!

When you look at the nuts and bolts of the problems in Scotland, it is clear that there needs to be a reformed Scottish Government, if you think back years, I commented on the need for deputy ministers in key government departments. The SNP wanted to show a ‘handful of people’ could run the government, they did…….. badly!

What is needed is more people to work on and address more problems, it isn’t rocket science which is why I blogged years ago on the need for Scottish Government reform to create the posts of deputy ministers in key government departments to solve more problems. The SNP were keen to show that they could run government with a handful of people, they did…… badly.

Hardly a success, hardly radical, hardly progressive……. doing things badly and slow.

Sturgeon insisted this year’s PfG would build on and advance the radical measures of last year, can you remember anything of last year’s programme; anything jump out at you?

Last year was a bad year, the year before that was a bad year, Scots are still waiting for a ‘good year’!

Look at this crap, no housing reform (landlords) bill, no real ground breaking legislation, not even a sniff of a Nye Bevan style bill.

Nicola Sturgeon said her Government had a “clear vision of the kind of country we want to be”, the problem is the rest of Scotland don’t want it, they want better, and better cannot be delivered by the SNP, and certainly not by a party in terminal decline who need to realise they are part of the problem, and none of the solution.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said:

“We are halfway through this parliament and have fewer than 1,000 days to the next Scottish election. If the First Minister wants to make meaningful change, she needs to get a move on. She needs to stop the headline-chasing, knee-jerk short-termism that is the hallmark of her Government. Ms Sturgeon is no longer new in post and is running out of time.”

Scottish LibDem leader Willie Rennie said:

“This Government is showing all the signs of being at the end. I suppose every government runs its natural course. Based on this programme, this Government’s sell-by date is well past.”

One of the highlights of the parliament was the ‘dig’ by Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard who told Sturgeon that she had Labour’s full support in investigating “all allegations of sexual harassment” and in providing care and support to women in all such cases. This prompted some anger by SNP MSPs since revelations against Salmond have become so toxic, and will hang round the neck of the SNP like an Albatross.

Finally, I have said it before and I will say it again, 2021 is the most important election in the history of Holyrood. It could spell the end of the SNP, it could result in a totally hung parliament, it could see Nicola Sturgeon sent packing even, although at present the likelihood is that we are looking at an SNP minority. Even with Green help they might not make it to a majority needed to pass a bill. The rot has set in, the cure in such cases is a change of leader, but given there isn’t quality in the SNP, and Salmond’s reputation is so damaged, the stage is set for a battle royale both inside and outside the party.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A spot of domestic unhappy politics; Former deputy leader of Edinburgh Council Susan Dalgety quits Labour Party, her emotional Facebook rant blames Jeremy Corbyn, I think history will place the date of the Labour Party’s problems further back to the hostile takeover by the party of university educated middle class careerists which is why Labour is where it is now!

Dear All

The SNP boat has been swamped by allegations against Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond, but as much as this is interesting other stories in other parties abound. A former deputy leader of Edinburgh Council has quit the Labour Party; her reason is that she thinks the party has been subject to what she describes as a “hostile takeover”.

It is true that the Labour Party has problems, both at the top and at the bottom, but to lump everything into the basket of Jeremy Corbyn is a tad unfair. The problems in the Labour Party regarding direction and leadership started a long time ago. The years running up to Blair to me would seem a good starting point. The Labour Party under Blair had electoral success, however despite this their ‘success’ didn’t travel downwards towards the most vulnerable in society.

The Labour Party is supposed to be all about making the life of working class people better, but that all changed when the Labour Party was subject to a “hostile takeover” by middle class university careerists. These middle class careerists did nothing to help the working class hence the Labour Party found itself out of government both north and south of the border.

So, what happened to the middle class careerist MPs etc once they left office, where they battling for Labour values on the doorsteps, week in, week out?


They went off and got other employment and left the graft to the plebs, people like Douglas Alexander went off to work for Bono, Alexander’s sister; Wendy went off to work for a university in Dundee. Of course you have to give credit where credit is due to those former MPs who turn up, do a random day, get their picture taken and then disappear for months.

There is plenty of that going on.

Jeremy Corbyn’s election was a rejection of what some term as Blairites, Corbyn has his own unique problems which are being played out in the press and behind closed doors but his election was needed. Corbyn didn’t lose Scotland for the Labour Party, no; the Scottish leadership of the ‘Blairite’ variety did all that by their own devices. When the Labour Party was at its peak, some of its elected MPs, MSPs and Cllrs deliberately choose to be lazy, but not just lazy, lazy and useless, which led to a tsunami which swept them out of office.

So, what is the middle class careerists main complaint other than they don’t like the direction of the party, presumably they don’t like the prospect if they have a seat that it is threatened by possibly mandatory re-selection. Imagine the howls of protests from ineffective MPs who feathered their nest and now find out they have to justify their existence to someone or group.

Although Susan Dalgety was previously Labour’s chief press officer and she insists the party she loved is dead, she must have known the problems of detachment between the Labour Party and the people existed long before Corbyn ever became leader.

Her emotional Facebook post blaming the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn isn’t credible in my opinion.

She wrote:

“I am leaving the Labour Party, the organisation that has been a huge part of my life since I joined, as young mother, in 1980. I met my husband through the party, made lifelong friends, worked for a Labour First Minister. I was even lucky enough to be a Labour councillor for seven years, on Edinburgh City Council. I marched behind Labour banners, delivered countless leaflets, cried at election results, especially in 1997 when we won that famous landslide. I was Labour for life…or so I thought. Then came Saturday, 12 September 2015. As Jeremy Corbyn was announced as leader of our party, I turned to my husband, and said, through tears, ‘Well, our party has just been subject of a hostile takeover…we are finished.’  And so it has turned out. The hostile takeover is complete. An unlikely coalition of grumpy old blokes in Lenin caps and wide-eyed Millennials in Converse, aided and abetted by some sinister apparatchiks, now controls our party”.

She added:

“The numbers are against us. I have no heart to go over the reasons I am leaving…there are too many…but in the final analysis it boils down to this: the Labour Party I loved is dead. I am not anti-Semitic, I am not pro-Brexit and I don’t believe a command economy will work in Britain. And I am no longer a member of the Labour Party.”

Power for power sake isn’t the be all and end all if the power is wielded badly and used against the very people that the Labour Party was setup to support. The vanguard of the proletariat was never the ‘middle class’, however the middle class university careerists in the Labour Party thought they were effectively managers and not elected representatives of the people.

Years ago, I blogged on how Glasgow City Council which was run by the Labour Party needed a purge, eventually the Labour Party came to the same view, however that purge should have extended into MPs an MSPs but didn’t. The subsequent elections saw the public carry out that task, in Scotland the Labour Party needs to go back to ‘bare metal’ which includes a review of staff at HQ externally done by London Labour. If Scottish Labour keeps losing, like in football, the party will need to bring in new players rather than move old failed ones from Holyrood to Westminster seats which appear to be happening at the moment.

I remember when Jim Murphy was leader, he declared that he had fixed the Labour Party, when I heard this, I wondered what the hell he was talking about, and I suppose so did the public which promptly led to the party being wiped out in Scotland.

Corbyn is a rejection of the Blair era and the people associated with it, him becoming leader was a reaction from the grassroots to what was going on in the party, leaving and pinning it on his leadership isn’t fair, a case however could be made against the antics of Momentum, who need to get their act together and have a broader appeal. They need to understand that the British people will reject them if they don’t support them; the time of loyalty to the disloyal has gone. Equally, a comment could be said that Jeremy Corbyn also has to broader his appeal, and move some of his policy positions.

The row with Jewish Community is a test for him to pass or fail.

Finally, people come and go in the Labour Party, maybe Susan Dalgety will come back, maybe she won’t there is no such thing as the indispensable man or to broaden that out, indispensable party.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, September 3, 2018

Angela’s Murders, German leader Angela Merkel is the reason that a young German man was brutally murdered in Chemnitz, Germany, his killer had many prior convictions, and frequently carried a knife, he was also allowed to walk the streets freely as he was set to be deported, there comes a point when Germany will erupt into wide scale serious violence

Dear All

The breakdown of social cohesion in Europe continues, unabated, fuelled by crime, but not just crime rampant crime, the floodgates have opened by the political elite, and the target is the people.

In the German City of Chemnitz, a young German man was murdered for attempting to protect a woman from being sexually assaulted or possibly raped by two migrant. The young man was stabbed to death, the identity of the attackers was leaked online, , 22-year-old Iraqi Yousif A and Syrian migrant Alaa S.

Years ago, I said that detention camps needed to be setup because it was clear to me early on that people like Iraqi Yousif A and Syrian migrant Alaa S would be ‘getting off the boat’. Angela Merkel failed to protect the German people, her actions I would say are directly responsible for the flood of criminals into Europe.

Every crime, every murder, every rape, every robbery can be laid at her; Angela Merkel facilitated every one of the illegal migrant crimes. If you let a tiger out of its cage at the zoo are you really surprised when it kills humans? The tiger knows no better, it acts on instinct, it doesn’t have western values, and neither do the migrant criminals.

In Chemnitz, people power has led to mass street protests, the ordinary people aren’t far right as being portrayed in the media, they are a cross section of Germans, young, old, male, female, each with a desire to have someone deal with the migrant problem. And yes, it is a migrant problem which requires hard and sustained measures in order to protect the inner security of Europe.

Angela Merkel isn’t part of the solution, she and her ilk are the problem, the more this is recognised the better, the rise of parties like the AfD in Germany isn’t a blip, they will continue to grow because people know now that only by ridding themselves of the political class of Merkel et al can they have their country back.

 The road to ‘civil war’ in my opinion has started; mass street protests are a reaction to crime.

In every conflict there is a build up, protests, fights, fear, discrimination and then an enlightenment of sorts where people come to release permanent solutions are needed; we will see the rise of something which is akin to domestic terrorism in European countries. In Britain, we had our version with the IRA, they had no problem bombing, shooting and running a crime organisation to generate cash for weapons.

That is a blueprint for Europe.    

If the German government won’t protect Germans, Germans will do it for themselves, it is an old story which has been played out through-out history, people at some stage rise up.

One of the two migrant men arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man in the German city of Chemnitz had several prior convictions and was set for deportation, if he had been placed in a detention camp, the young man killed would still be alive. The Iraqi failed asylum seeker showed that he has been in trouble with the law, two-year suspended sentence for serious bodily injury, fined for property damage,  drug possession conviction and another for drug dealing, and a conviction for fraud to round things off.

But the Germans let him roam free because they were stupid and weak!

The German newspaper Die Welt revealed that the 22-year-old had first claimed asylum in Bulgaria.

Back in 2015, I wrote this article:

Here are some of the measures I proposed:

1/ EU Border Force

2/ EU internal immigration policy for EU citizens

3/ intervention and mobilisation of the military in member states

4/ New EU wide ID card scheme

5/ No non EU economic migrant processed from this crisis and allowed to remain within an EU country which has accept them can travel to any other EU member state. Everyone should be completely documented, if a breach occurred; the person or group will be returned to the EU country they were settled and registered in.

I also stated that it was a matter of national security that there needed to be detention camps built, because this is a matter of national security which so far has been ignored by politicians seeking to enhance their profile of being 'caring'.

Number 5 and the additional requirement that detention camps should be built would have saved the young man killed and many like him.

Finally, Europe isn’t safe due to people like Merkel, what she did was transport the people of the battlefields of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other conflicts areas straight into Germany along with young African migrant men. When things blow up because eventually a momentum effect will occur, who will be the first senior member of the European political elite who finds out that although a lot of things have been invented recently one of them isn’t a human who can outrun a bullet. Given the trade of illegal weapons is from the East, that round might be 7.62×39mm, Ak 47, however, it just as easily could be 9mm Makarov (9 x 18mm) used!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University