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 in toronto on

    Glasgowbhoy … I remember your post … around the same time, someone had posted that I need to get a jersey for Seamus Larsson , so I could post a picture of him in the hoops …. so went online to see if I could find one that would fit him … they wanted 50 quid and another 30 for postage! so, Seamus will need to wait until he grows and fits into one of my old jerseys!

  2. Seamus Larsson in Toronto on




    CQN is well moderated. It does not need parental control. (If it did, I know how to hack it anyway)



    As for the peeing. Accidents will happen.

  3. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    tonight’s clear evidence that there is a pan fenian alliance to get their players sent off and give thems scum an advantage to win games, secure another cheated title and even challenge the righteous for their rightful second place




    I saw the exchanges between WEEFRA and MAHE yesterday.



    I think both posters are being over sensitive if they flounced for what appeared to be nothing really.



    Hope they both get back on soon.

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Keep the faith if man


    Like our lovely Dena



    Both of u know if I can do anything



    God bless



    Night timland ☘️☘️☘️☘️

  6. I also saw the exchanges between Weefra and Mahe and for the life of me couldn’t understand what the problem was, but I do get things wrong now and again :-)

  7. BRTH.



    I’m coming into Glasgow tomorrow, I’m meeting BT at Central Station around 2ish,.so we will meet up for a drink,I’m not that good at knowing where places are except the BV and Celtic Park,but BT will keep me right,see you tomorrow.

  8. MiT £80 all in! Wow! I saw your photo of seamus, blew me away! You’ve got to love them they are great wee creatures and great friends. Caley was a wee westie and the friendliest wee dog you could ever hope for. Enjoy Seamus!

  9. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    Anybody remember if it was pablo or pablophonque who ran the cqn tradition of music on a friday night ?

  10. Agree with philbhoy btw, I enjoy reading weefra and mahe, better value than some on here! Keep posting folks.

  11. Indeed, the dog lovers clique on here is the biggest and bestest of all the cliques.

  12. PHILBHOY, THE EXILED TIM, yes both good tims, havent a clue what is was about, if your lurking weefra and mahe get back on here.hh.

  13. Ivehadtochangemyname, one of my introductions to cqn was the Friday night quiz, I miss that. I tended to fall asleep before the end mind you, pesky Friday night drinking!

  14. What I miss most on CQN is the quiz nights 400 Cqners all together doing the quiz and having a great night out. I wish Paul67 would start them up again.

  15. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    Thanks oldtim67. For goodness sake, I was thinking for years they were different, what the hell!



    Glasgowbhoy- I never googled the answers!!!!! – honest as a scottish refereeing mistake.

  16. GREENPINATA, if you want to join, m.i.t, is the one who charges the membership fee ill see if i can arrange a discount.lol.

  17. Hi Bhoys



    Tommy Wright’s antics look like he will be the first manager to do a handstand at the side of the park.



    Oh wait……….




  18. Neustadt-Braw on

    Melbourne Mick….have a braw day …



    A Hoopy St Patricks day to one and all doon under….



    smiley green everything things




  19. Well, that must be the fastest elimination ( twice ) from Last Man Standing :-))))


    LMAO, as the kids say. ;-)

  20. Ivehadtochangemyname,lol! I have a memory like the 1980’s Celtic defence, but I always did no bad, but I would fall asleep every week!



    Talking of which…



    Night all…

  21. weet weet weet on

    BHOY on 16TH MARCH 2018 9:40 PM


    WWW- Darren is my big cousins grandson,fighting hard



    He’s in my prayers, God Bless




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