Police Scotland have spoken to business owners they think vulnerable to a Newco mob in Glasgow. Consequently, the Celtic Shop in Argyle St will close tomorrow; police are unable to offer sufficient security to staff or customers. Other bars and retail premises with links to immigrant communities will also close for the day.
Newco issued a statement asking, “If possible, please celebrate within your own community.” If possible? The subtext is not subtle.
The First Minister could not wait to get on in front of a TV camera to talk about a Celtic trip in January, despite her government approving the trip. But when it counts, when immigrant communities needs her protection, she looks the other way. Her Cyber Army will not be exploiting this like they exploited another immigrant community this week. You are being played.
It is like watching two rival gangster families. They bully indiscriminately but have different rules of engagement for each other. Celtic would never pull a “If possible” stoke, the £600k gangster knows this, so can grandstand about us.
People make Glasgow, apparently. Exceptionalism, def.: The term carries the implication, whether or not specified, that the referent is superior in some way. We are not exceptional, not in the slightest. If you are in any doubt, reappraise yourself tomorrow.