Salmond, MacAskill, Sturgeon police state quest crushed


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. Big Packy



    See my reply to GLASGOWBHOY. Thanks for your posts in my support. HH






    You couldn’t annoy me if you tried kiddo. Lol. I have been on this blog almost since it’s inception, no one will chase me off here. Certain posters make me wonder if it’s worthwhile continuing my support for the blog, but my support is complete. Sometimes I have to take a step back and scrutunise what is actually happening. It’s amazing what you discover about certain posters. Lol. HH

  2. Gerryfaethebrig on




    The more better posters the better :-)



    Again, hope everting went well and this is the place to post rubbish….. am an expert :-)

  3. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Big Packy



    Thankfully am only allowed on the blog Friday-Sunday :-)



    In your days up this neck of the woods did you ever have a pint in the La Ronde ?

  4. Very drunk but a VERY HAPPY IRISH MAN tonight!


    Wife is saying it’s bed time and she’s probably right!!!


    Good night and God bless



    Hail Hail

  5. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    she’s always right navanbhoy, great great paddy’s days , mon the hoops for the morra

  6. Mahe the Madman on



    From earlier that question you asked the blog re possible cancer suppressant cbd, I have some knowledge in this field that might possibly help although I would prefer offline and would not mind helping one bit as it sounds as if it’s for a good cause.


    Do you have Bmcuwps email?



    Hail Hail

  7. Domestic games lost at home by sevco in 6 days: 2



    Domestic games lost at home by Celtic in 665 days: 0










    You must be some age to have had a season ticket 60 years ago (and there weren’t too many of them then).



    In my 70’s. Season ticket was originally my uncle Franks, ground season ticket and entered Paradise from Janefield St at the Celtic end of the Jungle. First cup final was against Clyde. HH

  9. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Mahe the Madman



    About time you enjoyed Celtic



    Some might like your “stancne” sic but for me you are a bit of a patronising atsehole and in my opinion add fcuck all to the blog so enjoy not being a Celtic fan :-)

  10. Delaneys Dunky on




    Hope you, Mrs Weefra and your pets are safe and sound in Lanarkshire tonight. Pretty wild in Clydebank, but nothing compared to 1941 here.


    My beautiful daughter Patrice had a great day for her birthday. I now realise she likes the Irish rugby team and the team who play in Rugby Park Ayrshire. A great triple celebration today. God bless F.

  11. What is the Stars on



    Calm doon pal


    Patricks Day. League in the bag. Rugby grand slam for Ireland


    This isnt the day for fighting. Count to 10 take a deep breath and move on.


    Hope you enjoyed your day,hope your family is well


    Hail Hail and up the Dubs

  12. What is the Stars on



    Happy St Patrick’s day to you and your family


    Hope all well with you

  13. Mahe the Madman on



    And a big sloppy kiss to you to son. (Smiley thing)


    Done two good deeds this week in the name of the Celtic family actually. That’s my three points. 2 nil.


    That’s a hundred a year if I keep it up. I’ll be happy with that.


    You keep her lit. Waiting on a few Yanks for drinks and nibbles.


    They always mix drink and food, it kills me,, no, eat your dinner earlier and drink now!


    Hail Hail

  14. !!BADA BING!! on 17TH MARCH 2018 11:18 PM


    KT injured, could be back for Ross Cty game





    Would go with a back 3 and McGregor at left wing back.






    Hendry Boyata Ajer



    Forrest Ntcham Brown McGregor



    Rogic Edouard




  15. Not sure if Gerry was being funny or serious but I must say that in a blog that was as flat as a bad pint of Guinness, I burst out laughing at his post.



    Belated birthday wishes to Patrice glad she had a great day and good to see you back on here ! My good lady and i are off to Australia on Monday for 3 weeks but i will be checking in to see you are still posting ! Take care mhate !!

  17. Delaneys Dunky on




    Same to you D. First Saint Patrick’s Day I have been sober in living memory, and enjoyed it immensely. Hope Celtic can round off a great weekend tomorrow.



  18. David, Surely Marvin will start.


    I’d like to see Kouassi start as well. I think it will be a bit tasty tomorrow and we need a bit of physicality.

  19. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Wits 11.28pm



    Am always calm :-)



    Never let the bad guys get the upper hand :-)

  20. Gerryfaethebrig on




    Am never one to be funny :-)



    WITS thank you for having my back but in real life that’s a job you would never want :-)

  21. Delaneys Dunky on




    Thank you kindly fae Patrice. Clydebank is Green and very White wi snaw tonight. Enjoy Australia


    Bon Voyage



  22. Gerryfaethebrig on




    I can’t be arsed with punters that want tell you why they don’t support/or like Celtic….I would love my father to see these great times….. my Cektic never needs to win but these days are so good ☘️

  23. I agree with you on that one Gerry.


    Anyway have had a great day, & Celtic are playing tomorrow, so off to bed in a happy happy mood.


    God Bless All.

  24. Delaneys Dunky on




    Met an auld pal today who supports Sevco/Rangers. He told me to get money on Billy Reid for their new manager :)



  25. DD



    Brilliant to hear from you G, I’ve still got 3 packs of “you know what” unopened. Unfortunately they were not manufactured in Columbia. Lol. Glad you are keeping better my friend. KTF HH

  26. Celtic Squad v Motherwell


    13 Games 8 Shut Outs Craig Gordon


    31 Games 0 Goals Scott Brown


    23 Games 7 Goals James Forrest


    15 Games 3 Goals Mikael Lustig


    11 Games 4 Goals Tom Rogic


    11 Games 1 Goals Callum McGregor


    09 Games 2 Goals Stuart Armstrong


    09 Games 1 Goals Nir Bitton


    08 Games 1 Goals Kieran Tierney


    07 Games 4 Goals Leigh Griffiths


    07 Games 0 Goals Dedryck Boyata


    06 Games 3 Goals Scott Sinclair


    06 Games 2 Goals Patrick Roberts


    06 Games 0 Goals Jozo Simunovic


    05 Games 5 Goals Moussa Dembele


    02 Games 3 Goals Odsonne Edouard


    02 Games 1 Goals Nadir Ciftci


    02 Games 0 Goals Cristian Gamboa


    02 Games 0 Goals Erik Sviatchenko


    01 Games 1 Goals Jack Aitchison


    01 Games 1 Goals Ryan Christie


    01 Games 0 Goals Kristoffer Ajer


    01 Games 0 Goals Scott Allan


    01 Games 0 Goals Jonny Hayes


    01 Games 0 Goals Jamie McCart


    01 Games 0 Goals Olivier Ntcham


    01 Games 0 Goals Anthony Ralston .






    “Before. Big Jock” means 1965 when he returned to Celtic.Rember Jock Stein was a mediocre centre half playing between Bobby Evans and Bertie Peacock. Season ticket was available for 1st and 2nd (reserves) team games.




  28. Delaneys Dunky on




    See you at CP soon.


    Feeling a bit sad watching Doloros O”Riordan Cranberries documentary now.


    God rest her Limerick soul.



  29. Delaneys Dunky on




    Smoking more to substitute the alcohol absence haha


    Good night and God bless you Mrs Weefra and the animal weans.



  30. Delaneys Dunky on




    I was born in 1965, the day that Joe McBride signed for Celtic. My dad and my uncles thought I was Celtic’s lucky charm. Was taken to all games by them. Was 10 before we lost a league. :)