Sunday, 29 April 2012

Hate-filled Labour xenophobes announce: "Foreigners Not Welcome in Scotland"

On the weekend Labour plunged the very depths of public discourse, they have shown their true colours. 

This week, on a Labour website, accessible by invitation only, and which is made up almost entirely of Labour MSPs, MPs, MEPs, councillors, candidates, party officials and party employees, Labour proudly announced their wish their desire that First Minister, Alex Salmond's elderly father would die

This sickening website, which is frequented by the great and good of the Labour Party in Scotland, including its nominal leader, Johann Lamont, and privately-educated millionaire nepotist, Anas Sarwar, who bought the deputy leadership last year, remains intact this evening. 

I have chosen not to link to the website in question. 

The Labour thug who posted the hate-filled death wish against Robert Salmond is close to at least fifty elected Labour representatives, and many more Labour Party in Scotland workers and researchers. 

Johann Lamont, the leader of the Labour group of MSPs, who in the last session of First Minister's Questions was reduced to attacking the personal appearance of the First Minister, remains a member of the hate-filled website - and remains a personal friend of Daniel Kelly, who posted the sickening update to the website. 

Lamont has refused to expel Kelly from the Labour Party in Scotland - as she refused utterly to expel disgraced Falkirk MP, Eric Joyce, after his violent, thuggish rampage through the British parliament. 

By refusing to expel Kelly, and by remaining part of Labour's web of hate, Lamont declares unashamedly that she supports the sentiments therein. 

Tonight, the Labour Party in Scotland's MP for Inverclyde, Iain McKenzie, let loose a hate-filled racist rant. 

He implied that anyone born in a foreign country has no right to partake in public affairs in Scotland, attacking a Nationalist for having the utter effrontery to be born in Australia. 

It is little surprise to see Labour resorting to such base, and openly racist tactics.
This is, after all, the party which appointed the British Union of Fascists leader, Oswald Moseley, to a British Government ministry

It is the party which "boasts" a Shadow Secretary of State, Mr Jim Murphy, who personally benefited from the despicable crime against humanity that was Apartheid in South Africa. 

It is the party which continues to have, on its Shadow Front Bench in the British parliament an MP who is openly racist and who believes that certain races are responsible for the crimes of all of its members.

It is the party which launched its army of racist thugs against defenceless Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, and allowed them to slaughter at will

It is the party which elected - and retains - a Deputy Leader who believes that the colour of a person's skin matters more than their talent. 

And it is the party which provides almost every voter for the British National Party.

Johann Lamont has the power - now - to steer the Labour Party in Scotland away from its historic racism, which taints the party even today. 

Will she remove the Labour whip from disgraced racist, Inverclyde MP Iain McKenzie, who believes that people born abroad have no right to take part in the public affairs of this country? 

Or will, by her inaction and silence as in the Labour Bullying Scandal at Glasgow City Council, will she prove herself a powerless and weak "leader", content to marinade herself in the casual dog-whistle racism to which Labour so often resorts? 

McKenzie should not be a Labour MP tomorrow. 

And if, like Labour ned Eric Joyce, Lamont dithers, dallies, and refuses to act, and needs her boss, London's privately-educated multi-millionaire Edward Samuel Miliband, to step in, is she really an appropriate person to lead Labour in Scotland. 

Well, I'd say if she supports the racism of her MPs and the bullying of her councillors, she's the perfect Labour leader. 

A talentless, racist thug. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Glasgow Election 2012

Well, the candidates have passed selection. They've got their deposit. They've shown up to the City Chambers, been properly nominated, and have been released into the wild for campaigning.

The first thing I've noticed is that, after being roundly humiliated in a selection meeting in Pollok, receiving a solitary vote, the people of Glasgow have not got the opportunity to vote for mentally-fragile racist Jorg Herr on May 3rd, as he has not had the courage (or, more-likely, the terminally-unemployed nutter hasn't managed to find the money for a deposit) to stand as an Independent.

The second thing is the appearance of Glasgow First. I don't hold out hope for any of them to be elected: they weren't, on the whole, elected for themselves, but because they bore a red and yellow rosette last time round. It's nice to see that Cllrs Millar and Rabbani have the courage and decency not to stand under the GF banner: Cllr Millar stands as an independent, and does so with the knowledge that her bravery will be known by the people of Glasgow. Cllr Rabbani has joined the SNP but is not standing in this election. He will be a loss to the City Chambers, and it is to be hoped that he will be back in an early by-election.

The British Government is putting up a reasonably weak field of candidates. David Meikle has been an excellent Councillor in Pollokshields, and he will hope his personal charm and record of hard work will outweigh the dismay the people of Glasgow feel for his Conservative Party's destruction of the social contract in Westminster. He is the sole SCUPper in the City Chambers, and it is inconceivable that they will gain more support this time round. I would guess Glasgow will be a Tory-free zone after the election.

Their bedfellows, the Liberals, have no chance whatever, and will lose all of their seats.

SLAB, which has run a criminal organisation of gangsterism and violence in Glasgow for three decades before losing its majority last week, is led by the disgraced Gordon Matheson, presumably on the grounds nobody else wanted to do it. The destruction of their base last time out, as well as their annihilation in the National election in May, ought to lead to the end of their rule in Glasgow. 

The Greens are out in force, and should increase their tally - they are viewed as the good guys of politics, and I hope this will be their breakthrough in Glasgow. 

The SNP has an excellent team, led by the redoubtable and experienced Allison Hunter. Despite some missteps, she is by a distance the best leader of the main parties - I expect Cllr Hunter to be Council Leader after the smoke clears. There are some top-class candidates in the SNP, experienced and successful in Council, business and public service. They will be the largest party. 

The Left may be one to watch. Having dispensed, surprisingly, with the traditional tactic of trying to destroy each other instead of the bourgeoisie, there isn't a single ward in which two hard-left candidates are up against each other: 

In Linn, Newlands/Auldburn, Pollokshields, Langside, Canal, North-East Springburn, Drumchapel/Anniesland and Garscadden/Scotstounhill, the Anti-Cuts coalition stands alone

Craigton and Govan, Anderston/City, (although in Govan they stand against a Pirate Party which will be popular with the few young voters), sees Tommy Sheridan's Solidarity (his good lady wife, Gail, stands against SNP stalwart Iris Gibson, as well as disgraced Labour thief Alistair Watson in Craigton) unopposed by another Left group.

In Southside Central, Calton, East Centre, Shettleston, Baillieston, Hillhead, Partick West, Maryhill/Kelvin, the SSP - still the only left-wing party to have gained representation in Parliament since Scotland adopted democracy at the tail end of last century - put up candidates. 

The campaign will ebb and flow. People will be disgraced. Some Labour Councillors may be unable to play an active part in the campaign from their prison cells.

I see the SNP as the largest party emerging from the election, and they will govern, I believe, in a traffic light coalition with the Greens (plural!) and the Left councillors who will emerge.

SLAB, as usual, will be reduced to screaming in impotent rage from the sidelines, contrained only by the taxpayer-funded duvet under which they will be tucked with their Tory allies and their Liberal minions. 

If I was living in every ward, here's how I'd vote, for the best left-wing outcome, and to keep the British Government parties and their sympathisers out. 

1. Elder (SNP)
2. Young (ACC)
3. McDonald (SNP)
4. Jones (GP)

1. Docherty (SNP)
2. Thomson (GP)
3. Harvey (ACC)

1. McDonald (SNP)
2. Beattie (SSP)
3. Butler (UK Labour)
4. Jaffri (SNP)
5. Neal (GP)

1. Gibson (SNP)
2. Sheridan (Solidarity)
3. Torrance (SNP)
4. Ruffell (GP)
5. Nelson (Liberal)

1. Mackie (SNP)
2. Hunter (SNP)
3. Archibald (PPS)
4. Bach (GP)
5. Mohammed (SNP)
6. Drummond (Solidarity)

1. McLeod (SNP)
2. Malik (SNP)
3. Khan (ACC)
4. McAleer (GP)

1. Hainey (GP)
2. Stevenson (ACC)
3. Aitken (SNP)

South Central:
1. Hunter (SNP)
2. Hanif (SNP)
3. Millar (I)
4. Bonnar (SSP)
5. Crawford (GP)

1. Belic (SNP)
2. Thewliss (SNP)
3. Ritchie (SSP)
4. Reid (GP)
5. Miller (GF)

1. Campbell (Solidarity)
2. Baker (GP)
3. Harris (PPS)
4. Mackay (SNP)
5. Docherty (SNP)

1. Curran (SSP)
2. Smith (SNP)
3. Wardrop (GP)
4. Andrew (SNP)

Partick West:
1. McLean (SNP)
2. Bartos (GP)
3. Gray (SSP)

1. Schmierer (GP)
2. Stuart (ACC)
3. Henry (SNP)
4. Wilson (SNP)

1. Balfour (SNP)
2. Stevenson (ACC)
3. Whitelaw (GP)
4. Docherty (SNP)

1. Turbett (SSP)
2. Scally (SNP)
3. Parish (GP)
4. Letford (SNP)

1. McAllister (SNP)
2. McCormick (ACC)
3. Wild (GP)
4. Clark Roberts (SNP)

1. Ivory (ACC)
2. Oakes (SNP)
3. Greene (SNP)

East Centre:
1. O'Donnell (SSP)
2. Dunn (SNP)
3. Ballantyne (GP)
4. Rullkotter (SNP)

1. Miller (SNP)
2. McLaughlin (SNP)
3. Rutherford (SSP)
4. Leckie (GP)

1. Bean (SSP)
2. Turner (SNP)
3. Sheridan (SNP)
4. Weir (GP)

North East:
1. Cocozza (ACC)
2. Boyle (SNP)
3. Clay (GP)
4. Kenny (SNP)