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Salmond, MacAskill, Sturgeon police state quest crushed

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It should be a matter of great personal pride to the football fans, manty of them Celtic fans, who campaigned against the Offensive Behaviour at Football’ Bill from the outset, and then against the Act, faced off against the Scottish Government at Holyrood yesterday and won.

Their satisfaction will be shared by James Kelly MSP, who raised the Bill in Parliament, which yesterday brought down the Act.  Well done to him and his colleagues.

This nonsense was never about ending sectarianism, neither the SNP Government, nor the police, have moved an inch towards this goal since Alex Salmond first raised the subject.

Sectarianism in football grounds was given life in 2011 by then Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, who sat through 90 minutes of The Billy Boys at Hampden, before congratulating fans on their performance.  The Billy Boys returned to stadiums that day and since then, we have lived through an SNP endorsed open season.

The Act was a familiar mix of populist rhetoric and right wing police action so common with those who put identity politics before people.

After their defeat, the Government acknowledged they would recognise will of Parliament, despite ignoring the same will when an earlier vote on the Act was passed.  Nicola Sturgeon did everything in her power to prevent this defeat.

Salmond has moved on to his spiritual home-broadcaster, where proto-right wing nationalists get to claim credentials of the left without challenge.  Today we have a government and police force which have been made accountable to the law and the democratic will.  The need for vigilance against extreme right wing policies continues.

Well done again to all those who campaigned so successfully.

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  1. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    What a dreadful St Patrick’s Day for the hun their team pumped,

     

    their Rugby team pumped.

     

     

    swinglowyadobsCSC.

  2. Carlsberg must be doing St Patrick’s day now in London and Glasgow!!!

     

    I wander will the celebrations reach the South side of Glasgow too!!!!

     

    Off out to the pub I can feel tomorrow’s hangover already but I’m gonna enjoy creating it

     

    What a day to be Irish

  3. Killie played for 2hrs plus pens against the sheep during the week and still bossed sevco at the Hate factory.

  4. What a great St Patrick’s day it’s been!

     

     

    Enjoy the rest of it – I intend to!

     

     

    HH!!

  5. Big congrats to Éire….a St Patricks Day Grand Slam clinched ;-))

     

     

    Huns pumped at home….

     

    ….if Carling done St Paddy’s Day ;-))

     

     

    NjoiyerweekendBhoysCSC

     

     

    H.H.

  6. ‘Whats Cummings got to do to get a chance?’

     

     

    ‘Play Cummings’

     

     

    Drop Morelos’

     

     

    ——-

     

     

    ‘Why the **** did he drop Morelos and play Cummings, clueless’

     

     

    HAHAHAHAHA

  7. GERRYBHOY on 17TH MARCH 2018 4:49 PM

     

     

    24-15 for the Green Brigade on this special day. Grand Slam Championees!!!

     

     

    *its on NBC Sports, the outlanders singing GSTQ at the start but nae Soldiers Song for the West Brits WTF.

  8. DAVID17 on 17TH MARCH 2018 5:00 PM

     

    Dougie Vipond hurting a lot, a lot a lot a lot.

     

     

    Why? His team won 3-1 away!

     

    What’s he on, he does Countryfile now?

  9. GARY67 on 17TH MARCH 2018 5:04 PM

     

    DAVID17 on 17TH MARCH 2018 5:00 PM

     

     

    Dougie Vipond hurting a lot, a lot a lot a lot.

     

     

     

    Why? His team won 3-1 away!

     

     

    What’s he on, he does Countryfile now?

     

     

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    **David Currie

  10. We now need a maximum of 14 points to win our 7th league title in a row.

     

    Aberdeen are now our nearest challengers, with their game in hand over the team in 2nd place.

     

    Our 4 games to the break will yield us at least 10 points – Dundee and Ross Co at home should be a certain 6 and our trips to Motherwell and Hamilton should get us at least 4.

     

    But the 3 teams below us are also likely to drop points before the break – Aberdeen and Rangers*, like us, have to visit Motherwell and Aberdeen also enjoy a trip to Tynecastle.

     

    I therefore think that it is extremely likely that we will have a chance to clinch the title on the first game after the break – hopefully a home tie so that at least 59,000 can be there for the party. Lunchtime on Saturday 21 April and maybe a CQN gathering after the game?

  11. Gary67

     

     

    Mind you said we could be level on points going to Motherwell. Just saying.

  12. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    The worry about Steve Clarke is that he may well end up at Ibrox in the summer as time goes on Murties chance of getting the Ibrox gig is getting less and less.Well done to Killie. H.H.

  13. Starry P

     

     

    Hope all is well with the Swiss family Plough :O) not a bad day here just South of ‘No Mean City’ hh

  14. DAVID17 on 17TH MARCH 2018 5:06 PM

     

    Gary67

     

    Mind you said we could be level on points going to Motherwell. Just saying.

     

     

    Had results been different we could have been, I also said we could go there 12 ahead with a game in hand. At least one of my scenarios was correct ;-p

     

     

    BTW, David Currie is a Celtic supporter

  15. Canalamar

     

     

    Locus affected our ability to pursue and given the pigs ear the police made of investigation into CW I think we made the right choice pursuing the route we did.

     

     

    As BMCW says does it matter how we got a proper investigation which was an aim of Res12 ?

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