Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The disintegrating world of Nicola Sturgeon is falling apart rapidly: Police Scotland catch SNP Transport Minister Humza Yousaf driving without insurance, how many of Sturgeon’s nasty vicious SNP Southside clique does that make being charged with offences now?

Dear All

The safety of the public on the road is of prime importance, so when people drive without insurance, they are endangering others by their reckless behaviour.

I knew Humza Yousaf even before he became the failing Transport Minister, I used to be in the SNP, he is stupid and arrogant, but as people know, what goes around comes around.

And what has come around is Police Scotland catching the transport minister Humza Yousaf driving without insurance.

Transport Minister driving without insurance, the personal humiliation for him and the SNP must be intense as the Nationalists tend to be hypocrites. This latest episode of failure is hot on the heels of Yousaf’s bungling attempts to sort out the trains on Scotland’s railways.

Humza Yousaf says he will plead guilty at the earliest opportunity, this is mighty big of him since he is caught anyway.

Humza Yousaf in public mitigation plea mode said:

'I will put my hands up. It's entirely my mistake and whatever the fiscal says I will agree to.' 

The reason for his problem stems according to him to be the recent break up from his wife and the transfer of ownership of the couple's car, he was no longer the main policy holder so not insure to drive other vehicles.

A competent transport minister would have known this basic fact.

During the Holyrood 2016 election, I saw him at a local polling station in my area, as he passed me by, he couldn’t resist being cheeky to me by the flippant comment of:

‘There is my number one fan’.

At the time, I just thought ‘dick’ as he and his ‘minder’ wandered into the polling station.

And now karma has popped up and he has split from his wife, makes you wonder and as I wrote above, what goes around comes around.

His wife is as much of a git as he is but I think the political class may in public give him the sympathy vote. 

You may remember his wife as person who tried to organise a hate campaign against the former Labour MP Ian Davidson before she was spectacularly outed.

Humza Yousaf is quite friendly with scum; his office manager is Shona McAlpine who I named in a criminal witness statement as being a follower of the hate account setup by Tommy Ball to brand me a paedophile. 

You have to wonder what kind of disgusting animal Shona McAlpine is to follow a twitter account with the theme sexual intercourse with children.

Another piece of scum is of course someone who needs no introduction, Natalie McGarry who also helped Ball enable the abuse I suffered by linking my blog to Tommy Ball’s hate account.

Natalie McGarry got away with her part in the abuse but she is facing criminal charges of her own after two organisations which she was involved in contacted the Police. Although Natalie McGarry was elected as the SNP MP for Glasgow East, she sits as an independent after she was suspended from the party for being charged with embezzlement. 

It seems that the world of Nicola Sturgeon is falling apart as her ‘allies’ experience bad fortune and no one will really shed a tear for them.

Since he has been caught, Yousaf has issued a grovelling apology and said he will use his mistake to remind others to check their insurance. 

His famous quote on transport which people know is:

“I am no expert”.

Now, you add to that no expert on insurance, no expert on marriage, no expert on exercising good judgement either.

I remember the first time, I done activism with Humza Yousaf, him and his wife and myself went to a train station, both of them went to the opposite platform to hand out leaflets leaving me alone on the other side. Later Matt Kerr, the cllr turned on my side to hand out leaflets in support of Margaret Curran’. As I campaigned I watched as Humza Yousaf and his future wife sat on their asses being less than enthused by the menial task.

The attitude appeared to me to be the classic ‘couldn’t give a fuck’ attitude, the public face not matching the private individual.

Still on the positive side, Police Scotland seem to be on the ball, maybe in future Humza Yousaf should take more interest in details.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Zombie Head Turning animation test - A George Laird Production

Brexit: The political class in Britain is becoming increasingly bankrupt, third rate politicians have brought Britain and Europe to its knees, we are possibly on the verge of a mass awakening that the political class doesn’t serve the people and that we are ruled by proxy by Big Corporations with politicians as their ‘front men’, our democracy has been stolen.

Dear All

Brexit was always going to be difficult, difficult to win and difficult to get the mainstream political parties and their MPs to accept the result.

The people of Britain won the Brexit vote, it took a lot of effort by a handful of people who were willing to stand up and be counted in the face of a tidal wave of press and political resistance.

But the people was seeing how bad things had gotten in Europe, seeing how their democracy was being undermined and seeing how their right to sovereignty was being gifted away piece by piece made a historic stand.

The political class of Britain all banded together and rather exposed themselves as what they are, they are in the pockets of Big Business, the EU is an anti worker, anti country political organisation that favours big business of the rights of the people. The populism which is sweeping Europe will engulf it, the European dream is shattered; the elite got greedy.

Some MPs and others are fighting to stop the will of the people being enacted, in London, the case goes before the UK Supreme Court, this will be a historic constitutional legal case to be sure in front of told a panel of 11 justices.

The referendum result was for to leave the EU; this also means to leave the single market which allows freedom of movement.

Is migration a good thing?

Yes, it is if the migration policy is fair and controlled; the recent articles in the Times and elsewhere talking about the rise of the ghettos.

Politicians like to talk about diversity and multiculturalism when the reality on the ground is segregation. In place like Blackburn, in central Lancashire, they are getting known as a prime candidate for the title of Britain's most racially segregated community.

Do you remember the photo ops of refugees where the politicians have their researchers find a ‘rocket scientist’ or a ‘doctor’ to give the impression that every refugee is a good person and how they will benefit our society? The idea was simple, to create an image of politicians as caring and at the same time use fascism under the guise of political correctness to silence people’s voices.

Here is a glimpse of what the politicians have done, it is a story like any other rape story in Europe expect the victim is a medical student and daughter of a top EU official.

Angela Merkel has opened the floodgates and rapists, murderers, terrorists and robbers have all come to Europe claiming to be asylum seekers. Grown men pose as children to get round the rules and access Britain, as one of these people said, British people are so stupid.

Maria Ladenburger was only 19 years old, she had a promising future in front of her; someone should remember her name. She was brutally raped and then murdered by an Afghan who came to Germany. Even the boss of Germany police union said her death would have been prevented had the open door asylum-seeker policy of Chancellor Angela Merkel been less lax than it is.

As regular readers know, I am not impressed by our political class, we don’t have great politicians anymore, we don’t have people of stature that others look up to, we get a bargain basement X Factor rejects, third rate politicians which are basically shit.

In Scotland, we have Nicola Sturgeon packaged up as a ‘superwoman’ by the SNP  and assisted by the press who fail to be critical enough of her and her party, her career is littered with failure.

The latest gimmick that the Nationalists are running with is ‘welfare and homeless’, it is getting near Xmas, so they are playing the role of the concerned citizen, something which Nicola Sturgeon has never really managed to master.

After 9 years of SNP Government where was the SNP’s help for people being sanctioned beyond getting a few cans of baked beans in a food drive for foodbanks? The last time the SNP were collecting food for the needy they were also campaigning at the same time for elections, do you see how gullible they think people are, how much they hold them in contempt? Where was the SNP opposing the EU on Zero hours contracts or indeed on anything of significance?

Can you name a really big SNP policy on anything of real importance; you might struggle with this because Holyrood is full of third rate politicians of the same political bankrupt class. All the main parties of Holyrood supported the EU Remain campaign, apparently a few MSPs in private didn’t and even fewer said so publicly, those coming from the Tory ranks.

Nicola Sturgeon has such contempt for the will of the people much like Labour MP Owen Smith; you have to wonder what the differences if any, other than independence are they? Sturgeon has joined the anti Brexit bandwagon in London to be noticed, her ‘case’ is non existent but then since when did that matter to her, her deal is getting her face in the press and claiming to represent Scotland which she doesn’t, she represents a branch of government which deals with devolved services. London is her way of trying to say to the World that she is a ‘statesman’, she isn’t!

The referendum gave UK Government ministers the ‘right to trigger Article 50’, the High Court ruled that MPs should be given a say on triggering Brexit, one of the judges on that Court was part of a pro EU group.

Baron Thomas, who is the country's most senior judge has sparked a constitutional crisis when he, alongside Sir Terence Etherton and Lord Justice Sales, ruled in the High Court the Government cannot trigger Article 50.

Referendums give people the opportunity to decide on matters of extraordinary importance which affect the country. If the will of the people doesn’t matter, why do we have elections to a body if those who are elected don’t carry out the wishes of the people who have spoken in a referendum?

If the entire process is a now sham, isn’t there an argument that new political parties are needed?

Attorney General Jeremy Wright told a panel of 11 justices at the Supreme Court that triggering Article 50 is not being done on a “whim” or “out of a clear blue sky, everyone is clear that Brexit means Brexit, if the UK Government doesn’t deliver on this, there is a legal remedy called the ballot box. I am not opposed to parties having input into the process, but that doesn’t mean that MPs should block what the people have already decided.

The Attorney General said starting the UK’s two-year exit using royal prerogative powers was the “logical conclusion of a process in which Parliament has been fully and consciously involved”.

Parliament voted to allow a referendum, all major parties signed up to the democratic process and to accept the result, it is therefore wrong that some people should now feel they can cheat people out of their result.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright added:

“None of this means, of course, that Parliament will not be closely involved in the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU over the coming months and years.” Mr Wright told the justices in London that the case was of “great constitutional significance in which there is understandable and legitimate interest both inside and outside this courtroom”.

The High Court in my opinion got it wrong; the verdict in my mind was tainted by having someone with Baron Thomas who has a history which questions his impartiality sitting judging this case. He should have recused himself and stepped away, but he didn’t, hence we are at the UK Supreme Court.

How will this matter end?

As Attorney General Jeremy Wright said:

“if this is all about standing up for Parliament, I say Parliament can stand up for itself.”

I think that the UK Supreme Court should uphold the appeal by the Westminster Government, not because life would be much simpler but because this is the right thing to do. If they don’t they will put Britain into a constitutional crisis which will possibly see the need for a General Election, and if after that we still cannot get Brexit, then democracy in the UK is effectively dead.

At that point, the worst political secret will be firmly burnt into the minds of the British people, that elections are more or less a fraud and that those in the main elected do not represent the people but their own narrow self interest.

It will be the realisation that we are ruled by proxy by Big Corporations with politicians as their ‘front men’.

Finally, please take the time to watch the video which was flagged up to me, it explains rather aptly how politics is done in the UK.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Nick Clegg car crash interview on Brexit, there is an old saying, if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, then it is a duck, the Lib Dems want to deceive and trick the British people out of Brexit by staying in the Single Market

Monday, December 5, 2016

False hope, the EU political elite breathe a sign of relief as far right leader Norbert Hofer was defeated in Austria but their joy was short lived as Italy’s PM quits after referendum defeat, the EU is in the process of getting ready for free fall

Dear All

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has lost the race for the Austrian presidency; the result was close 53% to 47%, in truth I didn’t think that Austria is quite there yet to elect Hofer.

Although the left are celebrating this victory, I believe further down the line that Austria will return a far right government when the plates shift, what is needed is more breakdown of social cohesion and terrorism.

Then and only then will movements like the Identitarian Movement of Austria be able to influence the public, although going for some time, they are in their developmental stage. They are learning the art and skills of political campaigning, they are building their networks; they are getting established.

The time of Norbert Hofer and people of the Identitarian Movement of Austria isn’t here yet.

The left make feel that this defeat stops far right politics in its tracks in Europe, they have miscalculated the feeling of people right across the continent, the right and the far right are growing.

The focus has now moved onto Italy, the political elite of the European Union are in trouble, as Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation after suffering a decisive defeat in his constitutional reform referendum. The upset in Italy has plunged the Europe to a 20 month low as the financial markets react to a disastrous referendum.
57% of voters had rejected the Italian Prime Minister’s plan to streamline the country’s system of government. Isn’t it strange that right across Europe that politicians are cutting jobs in local government, have you never wondered why they have all arrived at the same policies?

The victory in Italy is a people’s victory; it is an anti-establishment backlash sweeping much of Europe and America, a rejection of globalism and a reinforcement of the importance of sovereignty that allows people to hold their politicians to account.

Italian politics have always had a reputation for being volatile but anti-euro Beppe Grillo’s populist Five Star Movement have done Europe a great service, the fact that a comedian-turned politician can ride the same wave of discontent shows how serious the discontent is in Italy. This is the same kind of discontent which led to Brexit in the UK and put Donald Trump into the White House.

Having lost the referendum, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who had pinned all his hopes on a result going his way has now gone, just like Zac Goldsmith, he took a political gamble and it blew up in his face.

Norbert Hofer was defeated in Austria but Matteo Renzi defeat in Italy, the difference is that Hofer isn’t going away, he isn’t giving up; the reason is that he and his supporters have a cause.

In France, the jury is still out on whether Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front can win the presidency, just like in Austria, I am not entirely sure that she can pull it off at this time, however, the terrorist attacks of Paris and Nice do add more weight to her campaign, if there are been a Paris style attack in Austria then I think we would be looking a new political landscape there.

Marine Le Pen said on Twitter about the Austrian defeat:

“Victory will be theirs in the next legislative elections.”

I would say there is a strong possible case for this to happen, the left will continue as is and the discontent will grow as will the work of the fledgling Identitarian movement of Austria, at that point whether it is Hofer or someone else, the Austrian will return a far right leader.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Friday, December 2, 2016

Risky Business, Zac Goldsmith gambles his political future in a by-election and comes up short, Lib Dems narrowly claim by-election victory by capturing a seat they stuck a huge amount of resources to win, Brexit is still going ahead despite the Lib Dems saying they have a ‘mandate’

Dear All

Politics can be a risky business especially at the ballot box, which is why few people tend to step down and take the risk of standing in a by-election, the public can be fickle.

The Lib Dems have managed to secure a victory over Zac Goldsmith who had stepped down on a point of principle over the 3rd runway for Heathrow which was certainly going to pass through the Commons.

What he had going for him seemed to stack the odds in his favour, a 23, 1015 and the Tories didn’t stand a candidate against him, in all, it looked like he was a shoo in, but the public thought otherwise and unseated him in favour of a Lib Dem, the only real challenger to the seat.

This is a shockwave and the question will be will this now affect the Brexit situation which the Lib Dems ran with as their theme.

Lib Dem challenger Sarah Olney won the contest by a slim margin to finish 1,872 votes ahead of Goldsmith.

She polled 20,510 votes which makes the swing 21.75% which is a real good effort.

The Lib Dems think this paves the way for Parliament to “override” the EU withdrawal referendum result.

Olney said:

“It does look now as if we can have a vote in Parliament that might override the referendum. And I will, obviously, be voting to Remain because that is always what I have believed.”

Parliament may or may not vote on something but if Brexit doesn’t go ahead and the majority of the people’s votes don’t count then that leads to a Constitution crisis which can have only one conclusion, a real shift in British politics. The voting system would in effect become meaningless because for the first time, it would sink into people’s head that their MPs don’t get elected to serve the people of their area, they are elected to carry out the wishes of their party.

The upshot of this development might mean that new parties have to be created in Britain both north and south of the Border to address the new dynamic.  

Although Ukip can be seen as a driving force in Brexit, they were relegated to be excluded from the official campaign by the Leave camp, so the claim by Olney that her win was a rejection of the “Ukip vision” of Britain, and the politics of “anger and division is pantomine.

In her victory speech the Lib Dem said:
“The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit government, and our message is clear: we do not want a hard Brexit. We do not want to be pulled out of the single market, and we will not let intolerance, division and fear win.”

If Britain remains in the single market, the people of Britain will have been cheated out of their victory, Brexit means leaving the EU and not being tied to the single market rules and regulations.

No free movement of people entering Britain.

Zac Goldsmith said:

“This by-election that we have just had was not a political calculation, it was a promise that I made and it was a promise that I kept.”

In politics keeping your promises do count, so I suspect that we haven’t heard the last of Zac Goldsmith as a politician.

The Labour Candidate Christian Wolmar lost his deposit as he trailed a distant third with 1,515 votes, this will not be a result that Labour wanted, they were never in line to get the win but the result is incredibly poor for them and it also shows that the Labour Party needs a new campaigning model.

A Conservative Party spokesman said the result would make no difference to Brexit plans, stating:

“This result doesn’t change anything. The Government remains committed to leaving the European Union and triggering Article 50 by the end of March next year. In addition, we will continue to take decisive action in the national interest to secure the UK’s place the world - supporting a third runway at Heathrow to secure jobs and business opportunities for the next decade and beyond. Commiserations to Zac Goldsmith on his defeat. We are sorry that he is no longer in the House of Commons.”

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said:

“The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit government. This was a remarkable, come-from-nowhere upset that will terrify the Conservatives. A year and a half ago, their man won by nearly 40% and had a majority of more than 20,000. In one fell swoop we have wiped that out completely. If this was a general election, this swing would mean the Conservatives would lose dozens of seats to the Liberal Democrats - and their majority with it”.

Although Farron can crow about the win, the Lib Dems were the only real contender for the seat and previously they had done well there in the past, so the claim about lose dozens of seats to the Liberal Democrats is bogus.

This is Farron trying to create an impression of the politically bankrupt Lib Dems making a comeback, they aren’t.

The Labour Candidate also chipped in his 10 bob’s worth by saying that the lost by Goldsmith was due to voters disliking Zac Goldsmith’s “ghastly, disgusting” bid to be London mayor. This wasn’t a good campaign for the Tories to run, as Labour accused him of running a racist campaign against Sadiq Khan.

The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston couldn’t have been that disgusted as only 1,515 votes voted for the Labour Party. Perhaps Christian Wolmar needs to learn the art of shutting up and only saying positive things in defeat.

Well, it’s Friday, and Zac Goldsmith is no longer an MP, he kept his word and stood in a by-election, so few in politics have that grit, so points to him for having integrity.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University