Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona Terrorist Attack: 10+ Dead, 100 Injured

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

Dear All

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

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

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

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

But then you never truly know people do you.

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

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

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

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

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

Ms Lone later tweeted:

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

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

He tweeted:

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

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

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

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

Margot James MP wrote:

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

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

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

I doubt it.

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

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

Corbyn, posted on Facebook:

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah Champion bravely wrote:

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

She added:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, August 14, 2017

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

Dear All

Do you know what a ‘stalking horse’ is?

Just so you can get clued up.

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

Kenny MacAskill was Alex Salmond’s man.

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

Nicola Sturgeon isn’t a leader of men.

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

As one house owner said:

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

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

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

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

So, what is 'natural justice'?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salmond’s judgemen!

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

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

Salmond said on welcoming Thomson back:

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

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

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

What right is that?

Salmond said:

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

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

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

Wrong again!

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

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Dear All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defendants yet to be sentenced:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

Dear All

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

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

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

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

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

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

They added:

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

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

Does, the Facebook group cover the cost of replacements?

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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

Dear All

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

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

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

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

The SNP is the cuckoo in the nest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Labour MSP Neil Findlay said:

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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

Dear All

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

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

So, what is ‘virtue signalling’?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Migrants in Sweden love to rape women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consequences mean nothing!

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

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

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

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

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

Just a matter of time!

Finally, have a read of this story:

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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

Dear All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The academics said:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Monday, July 31, 2017

The ‘Angel of Political Death’, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has led the SNP to the “brink of collapse”, poor quality leadership, no vision, no delivery, ineffective elected representatives and unable and unwilling to listen, SNP don’t have a future in Scotland, the people have moved passed them

Dear All

The SNP has a problem, stupidity, in fact, I was the first to diagnosis what I described as the ‘Hunter Virus’, I am sure if you do a google search you will find me blogging on this in the past. In the old days, pre 2007, the SNP scrapped along basically going nowhere content to spew in their sweat and juices; then the Westminster expenses scandal happened which changed everything. Westminster expenses scandal was a disaster for British politics, it confirmed what many people suspected for decades; there was a corrupt system and corrupt politicians milking it like a second tit.

A few idiots got put in jail; few scapegoats stakeout for the public to feast on via the Courts, a few convictions and some people got mediocre jail time. In 2007, Jack McConnell was leading what was a disaster of an administration, the public was getting fleeced on council tax and seeing no real benefits. The ground was sown by public anger for change, and change came, out goes the Labour Party and in comes the SNP under Salmond.

The people weren’t putting faith in the SNP, they wanted badly rid of Labour, the protest vote swung into action and the World turned! Protest votes sometimes can be a good thing; it reminds politicians that the public can switch on a dime. There were great expectations as Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon formed a double act, Alex adopted the jolly fat man routine, and Sturgeon was given a makeover to rain her mouth, it was the era of ‘fake caring’. The strategy was so successful, it lead to an SNP majority, of course it didn’t help with Scottish Labour doing nothing meaningful for the entire term from 2007 to 2011.

Now, after 10 years of failed government, right across the board, a failed attempt at Scottish independence and a failed attempt to stay in the EU, people are asking what the point of the SNP is exactly. 2014 showed that the people of Scotland aren’t going to vote for the Nationalist’s plans for an independent Scotland, and the rest of the ‘coalition of the bams’, they aren’t too appealing either.

To get back to the ‘Hunter Virus’, I coined this termed while in the SNP as a member, you for the most part never really get to see how low brow, petty and nasty party members are until you are signed into their ranks.

The public image doesn’t match the private image, and those who are SNP cult members aren’t the sharpest tools in the box, by any means, you can see this in education, health, law and order, and in general planning for the indyref.

Simple minded bastards!

Yes, simple minded bastards, who think that they are super intelligent and it’s you that are thick and can be manipulated all the time. The 2015 election was a protest vote, it was also needed, there were many ineffective politicians who should have been removed by unionist parties, and weren’t, so the public used the SNP as a vehicle for a protest vote. Most of those who lost their seats especially under Labour deserved to lose, and in many cases trash equally rubbish replaced them.
10 years is a long time to be in power especially when you don’t have any real achievements which have benefited the many in a real and useful fashion. It seems that as I mentioned before that Nicola Sturgeon’s task is to lead the SNP into the wilderness, she isn’t a leader of men. I said it loud and often, however, it seems other pundits are starting to come round to my view. I was interested in the comment:

“What’s the SNP got in common with the Bornean orangutan and the Giant Otter?”

The addon was:

“Well, if you believe some accounts, all three are practically extinct”.

Pollsters Populus are saying that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s party has started the slide towards doom and are on the “brink of collapse”.

James Kanagasooriam said:

“It is difficult to overstate how poor the SNP’s performance was in June’s general election.”

Yes, 2017 was a major disaster, it wasn’t just the loss of the 21 seats, it was the loss of thousands of votes, imagine losing in some cases 9000 votes in two years, you have to ask yourself hard questions, not just of the party but also of the candidate standing, what were they doing in that area which alienated so many.

In Glasgow, I supported Paul Sweeney who was the Labour Candidate in Glasgow North East, he won by 242 votes, the SNP Candidate was Anne McLaughlin, her campaign was poor, but that was par for SNP candidates right across the city, I am more interested in what she was doing in the two years prior to her defeat.

The SNP had a meteoric rise but they ran out of fuel, they ran out of ideas, and for the last three years, it has been really noticeable not just to the pundits but to the voters. Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t have good ideas; I mean…… a shitty baby box…… a tampax campaign, what a load of tosh!

You might have noticed Nicola Sturgeon trying to do a re-launch of her failed government, and if you hadn’t heard it, the Nationalists have wheeled out the word, and the word is ‘radical’, more tosh, more spin, at this point we are looking at a hung parliament for Holyrood next time round with an SNP minority.

The ‘Hunter Virus’ in the SNP hasn’t a cure, you can’t cure stupidity, recently there was talk of Sturgeon meaning a load of gits called the Scottish Indy Convention, blowhards who haven’t wised up yet either, the ‘new strategy’ is the same as the old strategy which is….. attack the Tories!

Didn’t work last in indyref 1 and certainly won’t work if there is an indyref 2, but will there be an indyref 2? If Holyrood goes to a hung parliament in 2021, the ball will be in the long grass for probably about 20 years. In the meantime, the SNP are like a shithouse rat frantically trying to escape their self created poo, the level is rising and each plop increases the panic!

Nicola Sturgeon has failed, she has reached her sell by date and is starting to hum, only a matter of time before she loses that second indyref vote and then she has nowhere to go but down.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, July 28, 2017

Human Rights Abuse; Anger as members of Muslim Rochdale grooming gang get legal aid to fight deportation, these criminals have already receiving £1m to unsuccessfully defend their criminal charges, if you think we don’t need a new immigration bill with deportation options then think again, Asian paedophiles want to escape justice, society has a duty to stand up and speak out…. Deportation!

Dear All

Yesterday, I was blogging on the end of freedom of movement, and that follows onto why we as the UK need a new immigration bill to fit in with the country’s needs, Brexit was in part for many about the control of immigration, that is and remains a legitimate position to adopt. Across Europe, the migrant crisis has been a disaster in so many ways; it has changed the mindset of many people towards isolationism.

The EU gave us the European Convention on Human Rights, a note worthy document which few could dispute in its general aims; however the application of human rights has been fundamentally abused by some people to circumvent justice. You can read story after story for multiple abuse that has caused the British taxpayers millions of pounds as criminals use the legislation to their own ends.

This case illustrates the point why we needed to leave the EU, why we need full control of our own laws and why a new immigration bill is necessary. Members of an Asian grooming gang are being given legal aid to fight deportation. This case like so many cases involves Pakistani men who operated as a grooming in Rochdale, these people targeted young white children and systematically raped them, it was a vile crime which shocked the nation. In order to attempt to avoid deportation back to Pakistan, these criminals have used the law to invoke Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights which safeguards the right to family life. As these people have been put in prison, their Article 8 rights have been suspended by the law, they may have the right to a family life but they can’t access it due to being locked up.

This begs the question, why if there is an Article 8 right is anyone in prison?

The get into jail card in this case is Article 8.2, ‘There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others’.

In legal terms, this plainly means that the Asian grooming gang can be deported back to Pakistan, as clearly the threshold of public safety as a benchmark has been reached. The cost to the taxpayer to fund this abuse of the legal system has already topped more than a £1million to unsuccessfully defend criminal charges.

It is clear that the new immigration must include measures that any foreigner granted citizenship must maintain dual nationality by law if granted permission to stay in this country, in the event of serious crime such as rape, murder and other violent or serious offences after being convicted and serving their sentences, there should be automatic deportation. People are right to be outraged not just by the crimes of these men but by their moves to avoid deportation.

I would have no hesitation in stripping them of their British passports and send them back to Pakistan to send out the strongest message possible. What is more disgusting about this case is that these men get legal aid and Chris Gard and Connie Yates were denied any legal aid in their case against Great Ormond Street Hospital to take sick 11-month-old son Charlie to the US for experimental therapy.

Where’s the justice in that?

David Spencer, of the Centre For Crime Prevention think-tank, said:

‘These men have been convicted of some truly abhorrent offences and it beggars belief that they are now able to run up even bigger taxpayer-funded bills making spurious appeals in an effort to extend their stay in the UK. These men clearly pose a threat to public safety. If someone is born overseas and commit such crimes in the UK, it is absolutely right that their citizenship should be revoked.’

The people of the United Kingdom are very tolerant, we have a great history of helping others in need, however we have seen many people abuse that trust and in the case of Shabir Ahmed, 64, the ringleader of the Rochdale child sex gang, Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Abdul Rauf, they should be sent back to Pakistan.

In February, Britain’s most senior immigration judge Mr Justice McCloskey, president of the Upper Immigration Tribunal, rejected the human rights grounds on which the men based their appeals. But they have now been granted permission to continue their fight at the Court of Appeal.

At times like this, we should be thankful that there is Article 8.2 and judges who understand the law and ultimately justice, it is the right decision by Judge Mr Justice McCloskey and we should fully support this important decision.

No one from a foreign country should have anything to fear in this country if they obey the law and do not commit crime, they aren’t expected to maintain a higher standard just the same standard that the rest of us do as a matter of course.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, July 27, 2017

End of Freedom of Movement, UK Government's immigration policy is branded "a shambles" by pro EU group, there will be a new Immigration Bill going through Parliament next year, it is high time that the free for all, and the damage done to social cohesion was fixed in the UK

Dear All

The end of freedom of movement is essential, not just for the UK but also for the rest of the European Union. When the EU was relatively small, freedom of movement wasn’t a problem, not that the EU has grown to 28 member states, it is very much a problem of epic proportions.

Freedom of movement has been abused; it has lead to flight from poorer countries to rich countries so that migrants can access the benefits system. One of the other drawbacks is that freedom of movement has led to criminal gangs setting up operations such as prostitution and the epidemic which organised begging gangs in our cities.

Once freedom of movement ends, these criminal gangs and their offshoots should see the end of their operations by way of deportation back to their home country!

Immigration is a good thing, too much however is a bad thing; increased competition directly affects those at the bottom of society and unduly increases the pressure on them in so many ways.

Freedom of movement restricts social mobility and choice of indigenous people when the influx cannot be halted because of the way the EU has been setup. The EU is as I have publicly said anti worker and anti country. The solution to Freedom of Movement is what I suggested a long time ago, the EU needed an internal immigration policy in order to regulate the flow of people. This idea probably would have saved Britain’s membership of the EU but the people who run the EU aren’t open minded, their deeds and actions speak for themselves.

One thing which did tremendous damage to the UK was the lie used by the Labour Party under Tony Blair to increase immigration as part of a social engineering experiment, multiculturalism is a failure. People like Trevor Phillips and even Angela Merkel have acknowledged this failure publicly.

I don’t subscribe to the view that the UK Government’s immigration policy is “a shambles” because of the move towards end the freedom of movement after Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019, it needs to happen. Brandon Lewis, the Immigration Minister is right to say that: “Free movement of labour ends when we leave the European Union in the spring of 2019; we're very clear about that." Although there is talk of a transitional or implementation period for up to three years in terms of trade, the political enactment of the ‘direct democracy’ vote must be respected.

When freedom of movement ends does that mean immigration ends?

The answer is no, Britain will still allow immigration; we will see a system which is more in tune with the needs of the country and the people. The scare story of the NHS being crippled because of deportation of EU nationals is a made up story, these people and their jobs in whatever capacity from surgeon to hospital porter aren’t in any danger.

These people are welcome, and they were never unwelcome previously.

There are outstanding issues regarding other parts of Brexit such as free trade and single market access but as long as the direction of travel is maintained in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the transitional or implementation period for up to three years will probably be allowed to go through.

Labour’s Pat McFadden, a former Europe minister, speaking on behalf of Open Britain, a pro EU campaign group said about the end of freedom of movement:

“This is a shambles”.

He added:

“Only hours after the Home Secretary announces there will be no cliff edge when we leave the EU, her Immigration Minister announces a definite end to freedom of movement from March 2019”.

Looking him up on wiki, I came across this:

“he was appointed as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Exclusion at the Cabinet Office”.

So, now he wants to see freedom of movement continue which the direct result results in Social Exclusion for people at the bottom of society.

All I can say is ……… what a cunt!

This is the type of bastard which should be booted out of politics altogether; he clearly by his speech has no real concerns about the state of this country and the break down of social cohesion. He needs removed from his ‘ivory tower’ and face the harsh reality of living in places like Slough or Govanhill as it is now and then experience what the effects of the disaster that is freedom of movement has caused in these places.

There will be a new immigration system in place from the spring of 2019 and that this would be outlined in an Immigration Bill that will go through Parliament next year, the Bill should be about fairness and if there is an argument let it be about the rules and not as we have at present, a free for all.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Scottish Labour’s internal war isn’t very entertaining or interesting, imagining watching a battle were you really don’t care who wins or loses, the Labour Party is stuck, in is in a position where it needs major reform and a clear out, it has to learn to be meaningful and useful to the public

Dear All

There is a quiet war going on in the Labour Party, the war tends to shows that there isn’t just a difference of opinion but of who should lead the Labour Party. The Labour Party has been brought to its knees by the right wing of the party. These people are the careerists who can into power through the university route, people such as Blair. They used the fact that there was a traditional Labour vote to extend their influence and more careerists joined and took advantage of the fact.

The Labour Party in Scotland got wiped out in 2015 and 2016, it was dramatic, and continual evidence of the fact that people were willing to reject the party because there was a lack of help from the elected people. Having been brought to its knees, the way became clear for someone like Jeremy Corbyn to win the leadership with a big majority.

His election was a rejection of the careerists who failed not just the party but the people. In response to the right wing, the group momentum came along, they are supporters of Jeremy Corbyn and anti what some call the ‘Blair faction’ or ‘progress’ as it is better known. In Scotland, the Corbyn factor in terms of leadership isn’t installed and the party has Kezia Dugdale. Momentum wants her replaced, and although she has a few allies, the winds of change and the determination of momentum aren’t going away anytime soon.

In order to change the Labour Party in Scotland, the momentum crowd need to replace the ‘gatekeepers’, these people are living on borrowed time, when Edinburgh MP Ian Murray created a stir by resigning and refusing to work with Jeremy Corbyn, it was a betrayal, done publicly. Murray is an ally of Kezia Dugdale and her anti Corbyn stance hasn’t been forgotten or indeed forgive; forget unity, it doesn’t exist.

If you are in the Labour Party, you hold a membership but there are two Labour Parties running within it, either you are pro Corbyn or pro Progress, and to be fair, you might not like either option because there isn’t much in the way of middle ground.

Edinburgh MP Ian Murray is said to be becoming the Chairman of the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party, he got the position due to the help of a group of moderate Scottish Labour peers, ‘moderate’ is a termed used by the Blair faction. If there is a Corbyn government, it will require considerably more Labour MPs to be elected n Scotland, and given the state of the party, it isn’t going to be in the numbers required, for there to be more Labour seats, the SNP has to keep doing the same disastrous course under Nicola Sturgeon. There is a possible two seats which could fall in Glasgow, GSW and GE, these hang by a thread; the SNP know this hence they are deeply worried as their squealing like pigs diatribe of late shows.

Mhairi Black’s recent plea for ‘progressive’ Labour supporters to work with the SNP was an attempt it seems to me to ‘manage’ the voters’ intentions to keep SNP cult members in a job.

The SNP is shitting themselves silly, over their future employment prospects, rather like waiting for the axe to fall, as you are kneeling at the block!  They know it is a case of when and not if, they thought they were the embedded new establishment and now they have a wake up call in 2017.

So, what does Edinburgh MP Ian Murray becoming Chairman of the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party mean?

It means nothing, it is a temp measure, finger in the dyke, it is a one step forward and two back because the Labour Party and Momentum have an agenda, they will keep pushing and pushing. The hope for the Blair faction is to attempt to wait out Corbyn so they can get back to ‘normal’, but the genie is out of the bottle. Corbyn in my opinion was never meant to be Prime Minister; his job was to groom a new generation to carry on his legacy to return the Labour Party to socialism.

Infighting in the Labour Party should keep them busy for quite some time, there has to be a clear out, and it is doubtful that there can be a return for the party for quite some considerable time in meaningful numbers. There is always the question of the party activist base having collapsed, this is a serious problem.

Finally, it isn’t a viable strategy to base your future success on a stale SNP who have press the panic button after their support has plummeted and gone into freefall.

Imagine getting elected because you were hated less than the other lot, this is where the Labour Party in Scotland is sitting at the moment!

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University