Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scotland dodges the SNP bullet; Nicola Sturgeon is fast becoming a ridiculous spectacle as she pushes for a separate immigration policy for Scotland, SNP want to foster an unworkable policy on Scots which will harm and limit their access to jobs, housing, health care and access to education

Dear All

There is a saying in Court when you are the defence, never ask a question you don’t already know the answer to, if you do you risk sinking your client because at that point you no longer control the narrative.

Scotland’s unpopular SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is a lawyer, she also isn’t very bright, in her continual search for grievance; she and the SNP have floated the idea of a separate immigration policy for Scotland.

Basically she is asking for something which she cannot get and to ask in the first place is incredibly stupid.

When you keep asking for things you can’t get you become irrelevant in the eyes of the public, failure is no criteria for continuing as leader. To show that her failures are being noticed in the Nationalist circles, a former SNP leader Gordon Wilson says that the SNP need to stop the ‘pointless posturing’ on Brexit. Gordon Wilson has also said Scotland needed “a reality check” about how weak its negotiating hand with London had become since the 2014 referendum. By Scotland, he really is talking about the SNP leadership who he commented on as needing a ‘reality check’.

No one is to blame for the weakness of Scotland’s position in the UK except Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP. Her petty stupid games within Holyrood and Westminster has shown the party is just a protest group, who find themselves with the reins of power.

Power that they don’t understand and don’t know how to use.

So; why can’t there be a separate immigration policy for Scotland?

If you leave aside the reserve issue, the real problem is that a hard border would need to be established between Scotland and England, and it would cause division, and Westminster wouldn’t entry into playing grievance politics. Giving the SNP control of immigration would also cause security issues and open a highway for illegal immigration into England from Europe.

Regardless whether Scotland was independent or not, a unified controlled system of co-operation would be in the best interests of everyone. But, the SNP don’t see that or indeed do co-operation.

There is no trust between Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP and Westminster, never existed before and doesn’t exist now, forget the leaders posing for the cameras, it’s a front of false unity.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd ruling out a separate immigration policy for Scotland said introducing different rules “would complicate the immigration system, harming its integrity” and cause problems for businesses.

Harming its integrity is code for security concerns, un-vetted economic immigrants claiming to be asylum seekers who maybe ISIS terrorists seeking a foot hold in the UK.

To condemn the Westminster approach which is entirely sensible, SNP MP Tommy Sheppard said the move as foolhardy and accused Ms Rudd of showing both arrogance and complacency.

Sheppard is a comedian and his credentials to be an MP and see the big picture are in my opinion a tad weak.

Kezia Dugdale recently backed a separate immigration policy for Scotland when I read she had done so, my immediate thoughts were…. Not another disastrous appeasement move to attempt to win back the disillusioned working class Labour voters who left to vote for independence and thereafter vote for the SNP.

Here is a question for Kezia Dugdale, do unemployed Scots want more competition for jobs, housing, health care and access to education?

Are they willing to sacrifice all of the above for diversity?

If she thinks the answer is yes, she is deluded and will kill off the Labour Party in Scotland for decades, if she thinks the answer is no, then what the hell is she thinking proposing something as stupid as this in the first place?

Here is an interesting video which conveys a mood, it isn’t Scotland; it is from someone in Austria.

I put this on a previous post yesterday but I really want viewers to watch it and then make their own minds up.

Back to Sturgeon, and her dead duck thinking, to continue flogging a dead horse on immigration was a sham, there is no political mileage in it, especially when Scottish Secretary David Mundell, and Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill have already ruled out the Scottish Government having separate powers over immigration. It seems as other commentators have noticed the SNP record is stuck, and needs to move on.

The Home Secretary said:

“Immigration remains a reserved matter and we will consider the needs of the UK. Applying different immigration rules to different parts of the UK would complicate the immigration system, harming its integrity and cause difficulties for employers who need the flexibility to deploy their staff over the UK.”

To show how bad relations have become between the SNP and Westminster Government the Home Secretary suggested the Scottish Government would be able to attract more immigrants if it improved its health and education services.

This is a clear dig at the epic failures of the SNP in government over a decade where the standards under the Nationalists are falling, Scots kids being failed, our health service in crisis in multiple areas of expertise.

Rudd added:

“Immigrants will come to a place where they see an improving education system, an improving health system and perhaps the SNP should spend more time on applying itself to those important issues rather than constitutional ones.”

The SNP leadership of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon have neglected the ‘day job’ since 2012.

2012 is when they abandoned their desks to chase Scottish independence and look how that turned out, they went on a series of other failures, most notably on Brexit and Trump getting both spectacularly wrong.

Failing to deliver a separate immigrations policy for Scotland is Scotland dodging a bullet, the only comfort is that Nicola Sturgeon is such a bad shot we have been saved from harm ……… this time might not be so lucky down the line unless we get rid of the SNP leadership from power.

Yours sincerely

George Laird

The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Elect George Laird for the Pollok Ward 2017, elect an indy councillor

Boring, boring, boring; Failed SNP Minister Mike Russell says Indy campaigners could make 'winning progress' in another vote, the tired old broken record and musings of a clapped out political party bereft of ideas and vision is ‘inevitable’ but unwelcome, Scotland has moved passed Nicola Sturgeon, didn't she get the memo?

Dear All

Just recent Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond said that Scotland will split from the UK by the end of decade.

This is the same fool that said:

Scotland will be independent in 2014

Scotland would have a second Oil boom

Scotland would be the Saudi Arabia of renewables

The basis on his claim is hinged on a 50 page cobbled together piece of crap to keep Scotland in the single market.

The real reason for the document is to say ‘everything will be better with independence’. In other words, this is a gigantic con trick to try and salvage the careers of the SNP leadership, you see having marched his army up to the top of the hill; he had to march them down again.

The SNP single market document was always going to be rejected, and here is my take on how life will possibly unfold over the next few years. Nicola Sturgeon has to resign as First Minister in 2018, this creates a crisis and Holyrood has to hold elections. If the SNP cannot win a majority of the seats in their own right then they cannot get a mandate for a second independence vote. Think back to what David Cameron said in interviews for him granting a Section 30 order, the SNP had a majority, not that Holyrood had a majority of Yes.

If the SNP cannot create the perfect storm, they cannot get a majority in their own right in Holyrood, Theresa May will not grant a Section 30 order. This then leaves Nicola Sturgeon up a creek without a paddle, once the screaming dies down, the reality sets in.

A majority in their own right in Holyrood, nothing less is the benchmark, Patrick Harvie’s Scottish Greens jumping on the bandwagon is meaningless, claims of this being undemocratic are also meaningless, in this case precedence demands that Sturgeon means the criteria of the 2011 Holyrood win.

Support for the SNP is dropping, scandals and incompetent government are taking their toll, however, this doesn’t mean an exodus back to Scottish Labour; they are set to lose control of councils and seats in May’s election. Glasgow City Council is now under a serious threat, even within Labour’s ranks they seem resigned to defeat and the loss of the city.

As part of the drive to say that there will be a second independence vote, the SNP and others are using a word….. ‘inevitable’. The latest non SNP ally being former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish who pops up to mouth this off on TV and in the printed press like a jack in the box!

To keep the momentum going, we have failed ex Education Minister and current failed Brexit “Minister” Mike Russell saying that Independence campaigners could make 'winning progress' in another vote.

If he thinks that there will be a boost from Theresa May's plans for a so-called 'hard Brexit'; he is entirely wrong. Uncontrolled immigration has destroyed the social cohesion of Europe; the far right is making serious gains right across Europe. The SNP and others who have bought into the failed European project are basing their hope on a public being ignorant.

I found an interesting video, this is from the Austrian Identitarian Movement which tackles the dogma of diversity and why you are not allowed to question it. 

Europe is changing, the view of the political elite is out of step with the people just as the view of the political elite was out of step in America which ushered in Donald Trump as 45th President of the US. As Nicola Sturgeon tries to hitch her political star to the EU, their star is failing dramatically, if Marine Le Pen gets in as French President, you might find a vote for EU exit in France. A similar situation could also happen in the Netherlands if Geert Wilders gets into power, what then for Europe?

Scotland's Brexit minister Michael Russell is flogging a dead horse, like in the past, the SNP are trying to use other people’s grievance to rally support to them like they did in the past with CND, the republicans and others.

It didn’t work then; won’t work now!

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP have been issuing threats of indyref 2 for sometime but their bluff has been called now which has led to some back pedalling by the SNP with Alex Salmond as the loose cannon mouthing off on the sidelines.

Michael Russell said that "clock is ticking" on the Brexit issue and accepting the SNP’s 50 page plan, it was already rejected before a single word was typed on a page, the entire premise was wrong.

Brexit is basically simple, either we are in or we are out, and out means all out, not part out, not a big bit down south out, not a special deal in Scotland in. The SNP know that they are trying to hoodwink Scots, this is about grievance, the tiresome grievance that will eventually lead to a breakaway centre right nationalist party being formed in Scotland which will not operate along the discredited ‘civic nationalism’ lines.

The only thing which is ‘inevitable’ about the SNP’s Brexit plans is that they will fail, fail to be enacted, failed to garner support and fail to stop the slide in the SNP vote no matter how many kids Nicola Sturgeon starts hugging.

It is getting near that time when Nicola Sturgeon will have kids put in her arms as part of the SNP PR stage managed routine that she is likeable and create an impression that she has the interests of families at heart.

Finally, please take the time to recognise that the SNP claims outlandish in nature are the equivalent of fake news to dominate the news agenda, as such they are just meaningless and hot air.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Defying the leader, defying a three line whip; Labour MP Ian Murray says he is going to defy Jeremy Corbyn and vote against triggering Brexit countdown, the Labour Party need to stamp out the dissent by the PLP by making an example of some MPs, Ian Murray and Mike Gapes should have the whip removed for the rest of this parliament

Dear All

Culls are useful political tool to reset a party where the elected MPs have gone rogue, although dissent is healthy in the political eco-system, there comes a point where effective management dictates a cull.

There are many Labour MPs who don’t like Jeremy Corbyn, the last leadership election solved nothing but some have jumped ship to the private sector. Those that have jumped ship are no loss to the party.

If you have spent anytime watching the ‘civil war’ in Labour you are aware how unhealthy this is for the party. At present there are two Labour Parties operating, the Blair version, a clone of the Conservatives and the momentum version which has Corbyn as the leader.

At some point things will come to ahead and that means momentum candidates challenging the Blair faction for seats.

It is said that some Labour MPs could vote against the leadership on Brexit, in effect defying Corbyn but also the public. The Labour Party is in dire straits, people want a Labour Party back which stands up for working class people. The vanguard of the working class people are the working class, this however has been taken over in the party by the middle class.

The result has led to the collapse of Labour as graphically seen in Scotland.

I hope that dozens of Labour MPs do go against the party's leadership if there is a vote on starting the Brexit process. Let these people show their true colours, let the people see them as they really are, out from the shadows and into the cold light of day.

Then people can understand why the Labour Party members must chose new MP candidates.

Jeremy Corbyn has said all his MPs will be told to approve the triggering of Article 50 because they should accept the result of last year's referendum. This is what leadership is all about, focus on a direction of travel, sadly the middle class ‘rebels’ don’t want this, they want a middle class clone of the Conservatives offering people no real choice.

In June's referendum, 51.9% of voters backed leaving the EU, while 48.1% supported remaining in the 28-nation group, it was a tough fight, a small band of people including myself fought the good fight with hardly any time, money or resources.

And we won!

The victory was very much a people’s victory, it was a statement that sovereignty must return to the British people from the unelected and anti democratic elite of the EU who are bring European countries to their knees in their drive to create a European Super state.

Corbyn has said:

"I have made it very clear that the Labour Party accepts and respects the decision of the British people. We will not block Article 50."

The problem with that statement is that although Corbyn has the backing of his part of the party, the other side don’t agree with between 60 and 80 of the party's MPs ready to defy the leadership if there is a vote in Parliament. If these Labour MPs defy a three-line whip then every one involved should be suspended and barred from standing again as a candidate at any level within the Labour Party.

This is the real test which Jeremy Corbyn must pass if the Labour Party is to go forward as a party.

Labour's Mike Gapes has been outspoken in his criticism of Corbyn in the past, told the Ilford Recorder he would not be toeing the party line.

I would have him suspended pending an investigation, if his comments are true, I would remove the whip from him for the rest of this parliament without a second thought.

There is a pain barrier which the Labour Party needs to go through, in Scotland; the sole Labour MP Ian Murray is said to going to Jeremy Corbyn and vote against triggering Brexit countdown. Murray is an ally of Kezia Dugdale, her leadership is looking less secure as momentum fully intend to get rid of her as soon as possible.

Ian Murray should be suspended pending investigation; the Labour Party cannot tolerate him defying a three-line whip. Once suspended this will send a clear message to the Blair faction, you are there to serve the party and the leader to ensure the return of a Labour Government. Clearly what Murray is doing is undermining the party and the leadership, Labour must get rid of him.

It is funny, when you start getting rid of people, other people start to ‘wise up’, they start asking themselves questions, questions like can I pay the mortgage, will I be able to get another job, will I be able to pay the bills and put food on the table.

As a justification, Labour MP Mike Gapes cites:

"I will show the same loyalty he did when he voted, 500 times, against the Labour whip under successive party leaders. The people of Britain did not vote to become poorer and I will not vote in favour of any deal that would see us leave the single market."

He has overstepped the mark, not on his comments about Corbyn defying the whip but him defying the national interest of the British people.

If he wants to be ‘principled’ he can go join the unemployment queue and take his chances on JSA.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon’s ultimate shame: Iranian child sex offender uses human rights to circumvent justice and deportation, Sturgeon and Pollok SNP elected officials failed to stand up and speak out for the people of Glasgow, politicians need to be brave and speak out, the silence by the SNP is deafening yet again

Dear All

One of the reasons for some people to vote for Brexit was the way that Human Rights Laws were perverted in order to circumvent justice taking place. Time and time again, the Court system was made a mockery of and the British public could do nothing as human rights were used as a shield to foster injustice.

Lawyers used the weak human rights legislation to run up massive bills using taxpayers’ money to feather their nest by using endless appeals. Human Rights are a good thing, the problem is how the law is used and twisted from its original concept, a tool for justice.

An Iranian sex offender called Amir Beroghani assaulting two teenage boys in a swimming pool and community centre. He was caught and convicted, spending seven months in prison in Barlinnie.

Currently he is staying in the Pollok Constituency, in the Penilee area, when he should be deported back to Iran.

Why is someone as dangerous as Beroghani allowed to walk Scotland’s streets and why aren’t SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon, SNP MP Chris Stephens and Pollok SNP MSP Humza Yousaf doing anything meaningful about it?

Why is the silence from the SNP so deafening on this issue?

The SNP want control of immigration but the reason isn’t for the protection of Scots it seems.

The saga of trying to deport this deranged pervert has been going on for about a decade, and he has had his case looked and refused ten times. Justice as we all know works slowly but a decade is beyond a joke.

The sickening thing about this case is that Amir Beroghani wants to argue that proof of his crime is a good reason for staying in Scotland.

He believes that his claim to be a homosexual is good enough to convince a Court that he risks persecution for his sexuality and criminal record in his home country.

I suppose if that fails he will try and appeal again using ‘right to a family life’ if he is deported as another gag if he hasn’t used that one already before.

According to a 2011 Court of Session judgement he was convicted of indecent behaviour towards two teenage boys in 2006. He then in 2008, he made a fresh claim for asylum on the basis "he would face persecution on return to Iran because he would be known as a sex offender and because he was a homosexual".

This begs the question did he commit his crimes as part of a plan to avoid deportation or is he just a pervert acting on his urges?

Previously when he claimed to be a homosexual, court papers stated:

"The immigration judge dismissed his appeal, holding that he had failed to prove to the lower standard of proof applicable in asylum cases that he was a practising homosexual."

Politicians must speak up when foreign criminals commit serious crimes, and when serious crimes such as those committed by Amir Beroghani are known, deportation should be automatically part of the sentence.

Beroghani's legal representatives said:

"He is still here, and we are seeking asylum on the basis that if he is returned to Iran he will be persecuted, firstly because he is gay, and secondly because he has previous convictions."

The scandal of Amir Beroghani must be brought to an end, he shouldn’t be allowed to allowed to walk the streets of Glasgow but held in detention as soon as possible and then deported with all speed.

It is well known that the Scottish National Party is weak on crime especially when it concerns minorities, but in this case the woefully inept Nicola Sturgeon, the Glasgow SNP MP Chris Stephens MP and the incompetent Transport Minister and Pollok MSP Humza Yousaf need to attempt to show leadership by calling publicly for deportation.

The SNP elected representatives are happy to stand behind a slogan saying that the SNP are ‘stronger for Scotland’ but that is far from the truth during the decade that they have been in power they have proven to be weak on substance and strong on spin.

Nicola Sturgeon has failed Scotland, failed to deliver justice, failed to deliver safety and failed to protect communities.

Amir Beroghani remains at large under Nicola Sturgeon’s watch in Glasgow, he is a danger to the children of the Pollok Constituency and the SNP as a Party remain oh so quiet!

You have to ask yourself………. why?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

‘Fake Scot’ SNP MP Angus Robertson accuses Theresa May of running a 'Little Britain Brexit' campaign which will hit jobs and pay, the grievance mode is deflection from the facts of life, Nicola Sturgeon has to go to the polls in 2018 for an outright SNP majority for a mandate for indyref 2, the Nationalists bluff has been called, put up or shut up!

Dear All

It looks like it is going to be what is described as ‘hard’ Brexit as it should be, there are many issues relating to why people voted to leave the EU but these are symptoms of what the main point was concerning the British people.


Sovereignty is the key reason of why 17 million people voted to leave the EU after over 40 years of membership.

I personally doubt we will be the last country to leave, but we have set what could be a trend. I was as many blog readers know a fan of the EU. The EU was set up for noble reasons to promote peace and trade in Europe, but the organisation didn’t develop as it should have done.

It became clearly anti worker and anti country, took over by politicians who put the interests of big corporations before European harmony.

People had put up with a lot but the tipping point came when people like Merkel and Juncker decided that they could threaten the UK and others into doing their will by using denial of finance as a weapon. On and off you will have read my stuff on how currency is a weapon of the modern age just as much as the bomb and the bullet.

Currency was used to destroy Greece so effectively that they have never recovered, it also allow the country to be asset stripped as well.

Yesterday was an interesting day in politics, for some people the significance of the day wasn’t realised as Theresa May made a speech on the EU and upcoming talks on Brexit.

Domestically the Prime Minister Theresa May called unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s bluff on a second independence referendum by default. The by product sent the SNP into a meltdown as they have been called out to put up or shut up, down the line this leaves Nicola Sturgeon with a question.

The question isn’t whether she calls for a second independence referendum but whether she gambles on going to the polls in 2018.

Nicola Sturgeon needs another Scottish mandate to present to Westminster; the Conservatives may feel that they stand to gain North and South of the Scottish border because the Labour Party is in chaos, particularly in Scotland.

Can the Conservatives in Scotland do better than their 2016 Holyrood showing?

Now, that is a question, clearly between now and a possible 2018 election, I don’t see Scottish Labour making a recovery either within its ranks or with the public. The Scottish Labour Party has an upcoming civil war to fight between Kezia Dugdale’s centre right and Momentum. I expect that episode to dominate Labour’s thinking as everyone expects Labour to be crushed in 2017 at the Council elections.
The SNP are cooked on Brexit, overplayed their hand and nowhere to go, they are reduced yet again to sniping at the Tories. Englishman Angus Robertson who I describe as a ‘fake Scot’ is trying to muddy up the waters so that you the voter get distracted from the disaster that is unfolding before your eyes.

Robertson’s take is that Theresa May is steering the UK into a "Little Britain Brexit" that will hit jobs and pay.

The SNP leader in Westminster added that all political parties in Scotland are united in their opposition to plans to take the UK out of the single market.

This statement isn’t true!

Ukip Scotland isn’t supporting this, regardless how you personally feel about the party; they are a party legally recognised by the Electoral Commission. The Ukip position is to be out of the single market.

What Robertson is going is using language to de-legitimise the party in the eyes of the public; he is doing propaganda, simple and crude, and easily destroyed by simple research that doesn’t go beyond general knowledge.

Angus Robertson being a fool isn’t new by any means, however his demand to know if the Prime Minister will stick to her promise to treat Scotland as an "equal partner" is erroneous. Scotland has 59 MPs and England has 533 MPs, so when people talk about equal partnerships, they are talking about equality in the individual and not the countries that make up the Union.

Clearly 59 MPs cannot have the same influence as 533 MPs.  

During PMQs, he said:

"Shortly after the Prime Minister confirmed that she wants to take the UK out of the single European market, the Scottish Parliament voted by a large, cross-party majority to remain in the single European market, just as a large majority of people in Scotland voted to remain in the European Union. The Prime Minister has said that Scotland is an equal partner in the United Kingdom. Does she still believe this is true or is she just stringing the people of Scotland along?"

If you think back to my BBC appearance on the Big Debate, I said that all the devolved administrations should have some role in the Brexit talk;, something that Gordon Brewer said was ‘very noble’.

It may or may not be very noble but it was more to do with practical matters which needed to be taken into account, later on the Conservatives announced the same idea as me.

George Laird right again and ahead of the curve.

The Prime Minister has insisted she is committed to working with Scotland and all the devolved administrations as she severs ties with Brussels which is pretty standard fare, nothing much can be read into that at present.

According to her the biggest threat to Scotland and the Scottish economy was the nationalist threat of another independence referendum.

She said:

"I refer you to my speech yesterday, where I reiterated my commitment to be working with the devolved administrations to ensure that their voice is heard, that their interests are taken into account as we proceed along this path of negotiating our exit from the European Union. And, also, I specifically referenced the Scotland plan. I understand the Welsh Government will be producing a plan for Wales for us to look at too. That Scotland plan will be being considered by the JMC (Joint Ministerial Committee) on European negotiations tomorrow, I believe. We will be looking at it seriously and working with the Scottish Government on the proposals they bring forward."

Is there a possibility of another independence referendum?

Yes, there is that possibility but the SNP need to win another outright majority like they did in 2011 and given the list system that is a crap shoot. The second independence referendum won’t be given on the basis a majority in Holyrood, Sturgeon is effectively forced to get an outright majority by the SNP.

If there is a second campaign, I don’t see a Better Together 2 being formed, that project turned out to be a costly disaster that didn’t properly mesh together.

So, who could set in and be BT 2?

Scotland in Union, this is a group of various people; however you might want to check out who’s who in their team, some of whom I know in passing.

An interesting person to note is ex Labour MSP Graeme Pearson, he is the Chief Executive, he maybe in charge of a campaigning organisation but the reality is he doesn’t really know sweet FA about campaigning really. He stood for Labour and was selected as a candidate based on his past employment not on his history of political activism.

If I was a betting man, I would lay money that he isn’t going regular activism for the Labour Party week in week out.

The Scotland in Union organisation seems to be the only logical choice as the main vehicle for any indyref 2 that comes down the pipeline for the pro UK side, although they aren’t developed enough at present they are gearing up their ground operations.

Keep a weather eye on their future activities.
After being called out a panicked and hysterical is keen to shift the spotlight off Nicola Sturgeon’s failure, to that end, grievance mode is in full swing with Angus Robertson saying Scotland's leading economic forecaster has warned that "real wages will fall" as a result of Brexit.

He added:

"The forecast for people's income is that it is likely to drop by £2,000 and that 80,000 people may lose their jobs in Scotland as a result of the hard Tory Brexit plan of the Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister believe that this is a price worth paying for her little Britain Brexit?"

If that is the case, the question then arises how many jobs would have been lost if Scotland had voted for independence.

The losses are estimated at 320,000 job losses and £32 billion in GDP; let that sink in for a moment. Think of it in these terms every public service body hit by savage cuts, every council shedding jobs, services and cutting budgets and critically the Health Service is a crisis you can fathom.

Change can be progressive if thought-out and planned, but in certain scenarios, there will not be goodwill on both sides and as the threats escalate from Europe; hard Brexit maybe a pain worth paying because it won’t be one sided.

The British market for cars is said to help employ about a million people in Germany, if there isn’t a tariff free trade agreement you might find down the line that there will be a lot of Germans facing unemployment, and when big business loses money they ‘lean’ on politicians.

Lots of things are happening at present so you have to look close to see if there is a pattern emerging, I think that a risk is taking place, a gamble, that gamble is whether the SNP risk going the polls in 2018.

Will unpopular Nicola Sturgeon have the bottle to risk her political future not on the win but getting an overall majority in her own right as proof of mandate for a second indyref 2?

In the mean time, watching the Nationalists squirm has a certain amusement value don’t you think?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University