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. Mike….howdy eh…..what times it there?….



    I hope u an Seamus Larrson weren’t the 2 to go out….cause I know Seamus has too much sense ;-))







  2. Delaneys Dunky on




    I have a good friend who was addicted to Heroin for 10 years. He went to jail and found God. He is now clean of drugs, but I liked him better when he was addicted to drugs rather than his Jesus addiction now.


    Know what you mean pal. Christian fundaMental not for me.



  3. mike in toronto on




    Still early here .. not quite 11



    Still in LMS … not expecting to win it, but Liam and I have a side bet for dinner … so just have to do better than him. He did better than me in the last one, and I’m still hearing about it!



    Not sure how I would deal if Seamus beat me this time as well! But he’s s pretty smart pup … so anything is possible

  4. Delaneys…..



    no sure I have an an answer to that….or any answer…..believe in yourself….are u mentally stronger than yer wants, not needs…..of course you are ;-))




  5. MIT,



    ffs….so a win is doin better than LiT….bit negative no?….a win is getting to the end…..and for me… some bak….;-))







  6. mike in toronto on




    the real win is beating Seamus (smarter than Liam)..



    And, given that I have yet to win, I think I am covered in the giving back department

  7. MIT,



    Yet to win….I grab that as the rankers twice, despite a buy back, letting u down….fortunately…..GFTB will be pleased ;-))




  8. Delaneys Dunky on




    My wee foxy friend Reynard is terrified of hounds. Hope him and Seamus could be fenian friends.

  9. Delaneys Dunky on

    Snow in Dalmuir is now the same as 2 weeks ago. All roads closed in our scheme. Game today must be in doubt. No traffic can move here except 4x4s.

  10. mike in toronto on




    Derry never figured out that there was a difference between people, dogs, cats, squirrels .. to her, everybody was just someone to play with … presumably, this would have included foxes



    If I’m lucky, Seamus will be just as friendly. So far, he is a right little charmer



    Really glad to hear that you are feeling better… the blog wasn’t the same without you

  11. mike in toronto on

    Well gents,


    Seamus will have me up early in the morning, and I have to work tomorrow, so I better get to my bed.



    Be well

  12. Snow in Dalmuir….am scared to look out the window…..might fuk up my plans….no like Canada MiT….everyone goes about theirs, despite the weather ;-))




  13. Delaneys Dunky on




    So nice of you to say so. Just been out to feed the fox weans in this snow. My last dug Hans a German Shepherd loved cats and foxes. Would have ripped a dodgy human to bits though. Miss him badly. My first dog was Rebel, a black labrador. He bit huns in the orange walk for fun. :)

  14. Delaneys Dunky on




    Dalmuir was destroyed in the blitz 1941. Nowadays we are saft as shite wi a few inches of snaw. Mental.

  15. Alliteration as it was meant to be used…



    Tommy Twists, Tommy Turns, Tommy Burns




  16. Snowy morning in darkest Lanarkshire, mass is first thing today then gym then off to see the Celtic.


    See KT is injured today, he can nip over to his Mims for tea then.

  17. Went along the lines… Scotty isn’t doing it…..for whatever reason…..Odsonne on the left ))







  18. Well done to the FAC guys Hail Hail



    Watching motd.. They’re discussing the England goalkeeper with butland (Stoke) pickford (Everton) and Hart (L’Oréal)… What’s happened to ‘The Gran Muralla’? I know he’s out of favour but anyone know what’s up? I’d have him back in a heartbeat. When he was with us I thought he was future England number 1 for years to come….



    And Liverpool were a joy to watch yesterday. Great football.



    3-0 to the hoops today. COYBIG

  19. The man of steel, KT, out injured? Nooooo…



    3 at the back? A place for Paddy or Charly to provide the entertainment? Is the Griff fit?



    A chance to see Bain again. I did like his distribution and safe hands.

  20. I was very proud to have participated in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Perth,WA as a member of our local Celtic SC.I’ve since seen footage of Niagara Falls, Chicago and Belfast.Anyone got links from Glasgow?


    Rhetorical CSC. HH.

  21. Delaneys Dunky on




    Hope to see the Pope in goals for England in Russia :)


    Thanks pal.


    Insomnia is my only problem now



  22. Delaneys Dunky on

    Willie Fernie



    The only parade in Glasgow yesterday had an orange hue. Sadly

  23. Good morning, friends. Today, we get to see The Champions play. Very cold and breezy in EK. But no doubt Captain Brown will be in his usual short sleeved attire.

  24. Isn’t it remarkable how many hun sleekits have disappeared since the……*cough*…… “Title Race”…….


    was kicked into touch………………?



    Looking forward to…………… mair… rehashed, made-up, pre-fab’d, foxy faux “angst”…………



    Realease All Squirrels!



    Hope the hoops get to play today.




  25. No quite frankly madam they haven’t.



    That is, suffered enough and you could even argue that they haven’t suffered at all, at least not yet, after all six years is a very short period in the life of a football club.



    They seem to lurch from one idiotic episode to the next, their supporters have to get up in the morning and repeat ‘ we are the same club – same club – same club’ before they brush their teeth? – or even decide whether they are going to the football. Win a mere two games in a row, sometimes against the Fraserburghs and the country has “Gers on a great run” with the latest young manager, the new living Gods Struth.



    With 2012 creditors still waiting on their pennies from the famous £1 pound the liquidator Rainjurz and the spawn of sash bashing exist as simply depressed and continue presumably with the worlds highest subscription rate of pure ‘ragin,’ and new world record levels of prescripted venlaxfaxine .



    Sevco’s curse is ‘buying’ old Rainjurz history where cheating allowed temporary partial success against the good guys. We stuck to the rules of the biscuit tin and we played ‘pure inventive beautiful football’, normally culminating at ten to five on a given Saturday.



    The subway loyal underground bears world record of city centre by 4.44 was first threatened by the Sevc v Alloa ( thems of the same old variety ) but beaten in style on St Patricks day where Billy was in time at St Enoch’s, for Paddys day in town, which grows year upon year in the Glasgow’s always green n white.



    Who would win in a fight between a Sevco court case, a clockwork orange, or an Alfredo Chinese bid from the laundry of lies?. Imagine you can’t start a game for a wee diddy team, whilst being excluded by a player who can’t start a game for another wee diddy team.



    A gift to Celtic fans for the crimes committed by Rainjurz which was punishable by death, instead we’ve to settle for their self humiliation punctuated with regular humpings. and a full week ot thems not knowing what their goalie was doing.



    Hail Hail

  26. Delanys Dunky.



    Morning G , you know all your friends are with you on your journey , just a phone call away (any hour of the day).



    Take care .


    Ps…hope THEGREENMAN is doing ok too.

  27. Delaneys Dunky on




    Has always been that way.


    Murty must stay!


    Your hometown is Green and White wi snow today. Hope the game today goes ahead.


    12 points ahead if we win. Still think we will win the league by 20 points.

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    I am doing ok B.


    Hope you and your gorgeous shadow are well.


    TGM will be fine. Bognorbhoy will know.


    Snowing like mad in Bankieland now.


    Hope the match is safe