Where is the immigrant community protection, Nicola?


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.


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  1. MARKIEBHOY on 14TH MAY 2021 6:29 PM







    Cheers Bhoys it is very disappointing that the Pubs wont reopen Monday, and APPARENTLY its because of a New ” INDIAN” Covid ?


    Frankie Bhoy who owns my local pub is just aff the phone to me, and hes baffled, as he said that ” His Pub SHOULD be allowed to reopen, as here is NO Indians in my Pub…its Full of COWBOYs” !




    Hes right and I should know…cos I am one of them !



  2. BIG JIMMY on 14TH MAY 2021 6:24 PM


    IF I do find a Beer Garden and the weathers a bit wet…I could wear a Suit….A Frogmans suit !





    C’mon the ” SHANE”….get those Nasty critters…shoot em doon.











    A number of year ago, the oranginas had a walk in the port,



    The start point was oronsay avenue, and the busses made their way up to the swing park , drappin aff the crimpolene sojers suited weirdos.



    Oronsay is mostly tims, of the hard edged types.



    My brother lived with a cousin across from the shops.



    In a co-ordinated move, when the walk started they drapped tricouours out every window and my brother paraded in the garden in a frogmans suit, flippers and one of those union jack umbrella hats.



    polis rushed over and surrounded the hoose.



    funny as feck.

  3. Guys,



    An independent Scotland would be a one party state. The SNP would not relinquish control and would not disband after independence.



    I may be wrong but I believe they have stated they would not disband.after Indy.



    By the time Indy comes there will be no dissent or opposition. I have seen thisbefore somewhere.




  4. On another topic, thise Familier with the Port,



    I was in the toon this morning, and Sudgies (the sutherland bar) was getting a beer delivery, had its windies open and was getting a scrub doon, I sat in the car watching, and a few dozen others stopped in their tracks, it was like the performing arts mobile van from chewing the fat,



    surreal and magnificent at the same time, never before appreciated to this degree.







    Aye thanks for reminding me it was their 1st ever trophy, I think the disappointment’s of this season have softened the brain.




    The SNP would not disband but they will not win a majority on their own.

  7. celticforever on

    I am hoping that Howe accepted the job a few weeks ago and is


    quietly going about his business of accessing the squad and


    highlighting new players he wants brought in without listening to


    the hun press



    Would make a bit of sense doing this without all the fanfare it


    would have caused if he had officially put pen to paper those


    few weeks ago

  8. Turkeybhoy -just calling it out.



    Political campaigning.



    It’s a Celtic blog, which has been shown and proven in many times over the years to have been targetted by the snp. People admitted to it.



    And I don’t wave any flag, you can but I do still live here……😉



    Ps Ernie is right, you have never apologised or shown any regret on your making money from and facilitating extreme racist behaviour.

  9. MMCCARTNEY on 14TH MAY 2021 6:43 PM



    I don’t wish to be rude, but I think you’re indulging in a delusional fantasy.



    Independence will entail a least a decade of severe austerity, The people running the independence movement no longer deny it.



    Not for me thanks. I just don’t hate the English that much.

  10. Green Pinata, leaving aside your hilarious assertion that the SNP are somehow responsible for the rise in infection rates in Glasgow, you do realise that post Indy, there is nothing to stop the electorate choosing a more progressive alternative to the SNP?


    Many who vote for independence see the SNP only as a means to an end. Once the job is done, unless they earn the trust of the post Indy electorate, the SNP will be as popular as a post Brexit UKIP candidate…

  11. squire danaher on

    GREENPINATA on 14TH MAY 2021 6:51 PM



    In the event of Scotland gaining independence, I think you would find that the fractures within the SNP in terms of their left v right wings, and gender policy would result in the party splitting into its various factions.



    What would be the purpose of a party advocating independence when that goal had been achieved.



    I also think perversely enough that independence would be the best thing that could ever happen to Scottish Labour as they will never get a hearing while the constitution dominates Scottish politics.

  12. Rock Tree Bhoy on




    …in an emotional fairy-tale about a season in the sixties in today’s Guardian the publisher was forced to correct one item about the club going into liquidation in 2012:



    “These triumphs were in turn reversed in 2012 when the club was forced into liquidation and required to rejoin Scotland’s lowest division. But after another eight grim years, the team have once more returned to dominate Scottish football and now flourish under the guidance of Steve Gerrard, who has proved himself a master tactician and an adroit motivator. The future for Rangers looks bright under the leadership of a man surely destined to have a successful career in football management.



    So it is clear there is a very different background to the match on Saturday compared with the one I endured 53 years ago. Rangers are on the crest of a wave that is very different from the trough into which they were about to plunge. There is now a prospect of a rosy future for football at Ibrox unlike the bleak days of that last encounter in 1968. Just how long it will last is another matter.



    This article was amended on 14 May 2021. An earlier version incorrectly referred to Rangers’ liquidation in 2012 as “administration”.

  13. I think I missed out on any patriotic gene – certainly a Scottish or British one. But I have no interest whatsoever in the SNP offer. Every single reputable economist predicts that an independent Scotland will be a poorer Scotland. That’s something I have no wish to inflict on my family.


    This argument is, of course, dismissed by Nicolistas as ‘unionist’ fiction in much the same way as Trump supporters refuse to accept the verifiable fact that Biden won the election.


    One more thing: most psephologists now agree that one-third of SNP supporters voted for Brexit.

  14. Scot Govt should be issuing Directions/Instructions/Orders re Ibrox and George Square for tomorrow, not expecting said club to do so. Will they…




    Did the SNP’s sustainable growth commission not say that independence would involve 10 years of austerity?



    For the purposes of clarity, it said nothing of the sort. Being the malcontented type, I read through all of the sustainable growth commission’s report(s). To be clear, I have all manner of doubts about the projections vs the reality of the SNP’s actions in a post independence Scotland, but the report specifically rejects austerity.



    Here’s a quote for you: “[An SNP administration will] explicitly reject the austerity model pursued by the UK in recent years”



    You’re welcome.



    That was before Brexit and before Covid. I doubt they’ll have made the picture any rosier.



    I understand that you’re keen to paint a picture, but making sweeping statements off the back of a wholly false claim made by Richard Leonard is at best disingenuous and at worst a blatant falsehood. The report also took into account Brexit.



    Personally, I think the report was, by and large, little more than a sales brochure for the SNP. But it was one that also took Brexit into account.



    And that’s what they were admitting to, so I think we can be forgiven for thinking it might actually be a lot worse than that.



    For the purposes of clarity, and challenging your Labour Party political broadcast, that is categorically *not* what they were admitting to.



    Why not try arguing from a position of fact? It would lead to a better discussion.







    But sure yeah the state pension will be fine. And if it isn’t? Tough. Too late, you’ll have voted for and there will be no going back.

  16. ROBERTTRESSELL on 14TH MAY 2021 3:17 PM


    !!BADA BING!! on 14TH MAY 2021 3:05 PM







    When we won titles or the QT, never were any pubs or businesses warned to close their doors














    No further commentary is required. Situation summed up there in one sentence.

  17. HAIRLIKESPAGHETTI on 14TH MAY 2021 7:12 PM



    Do you think this is a proportional response to a Glasgow infection rate of 0.0804%. ?




  18. P8 @ 7.40



    How right you are — we will not have Tory austerity / we will have Tartan Tory austerity.


    Just as the Nats have imploded Scottish education they will implode Scottish social security.



    Not that you know much about Scottish public sector education.


    You need to know how good it once was to know how bad it has become.


    Plus hiding external reports showing your failures always helps.



    Social security failure — Starting with the pensions they will not be able to pay.



    They are destroying the councils as we speak.


    Any excuse for a council tax freeze.



    The Growth Commission — some mistake surely.


    They have had 14 years of practice and their failures litter the landscape.



    We are now living in a joke country / haggis republic.


    But we can write a fairy story report with growth in the title.

  19. P8DDY_ on 14TH MAY 2021 7:40 PM




    The report stated that budget cuts would be necessary.



    The assumptions the report was based on have turned out to be optimistic.



    The FT reckons that to reach the SNPs targets would require raising taxes or cutting public spending annually by the equivalent of £1,765 per person.



    Not for me thanks.

  20. Adi – Yes Covid – nanny Beer Fest Frenzy next Friday is postponed.



    Hopefully only by a week but I think it may be longer.



    D :)

  21. fourstonecoppi on

    Oh gawd the Boris unionists are on the march…i only came on to find out if we had any news of a manager yet.


    TBH can u lot not just fek off and lets get bak to CELTIC quick news…..jesus h.



    I’m out of here!!!

  22. Guys,



    Start the football / Celtic conversation. Let’s hear what you have to say then we’ll respond.



    Give us an alternative to a very topical debate.



    Thanks and HH.

  23. celticforever on

    As it stands at the moment how many season tickets does everyone think


    we will sell

  24. CELTICFOREVER on 14TH MAY 2021 8:21 PM


    As it stands at the moment how many season tickets does everyone think we will sell.




    As it stands now without a manager of stature, circa 22,000.




  25. Belter,


    did the old main stand have orange benches ? were they reused for the new front stand ?












    May 11


    Three familiar faces for Celtic fans in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. These three guys were the rocks on which Jock Stein’s Celtic foundations were built. Rooney, Fallon and Mochan were great men in their own right.












  26. FOURSTONECOPPI on 14TH MAY 2021 8:07 PM


    ‘Oh gawd the Boris unionists are on the march…i only came on to find out if we had any news of a manager yet.’





    No, there’s no news of a manager yet.



    Any appointment has to be announced to the stock exchange first. They operate from Mon-Fri, and open at 7am.



    So hoping for news at 8pm on a Friday is a bit unrealistic.



    There’s other stuff happening though. Like the Celtic shop being told to close so the huns could go on a rampage. Maybe to you that’s OK and just part and parcel of living in such n enlightened and progressive country, but some of us are of different opinion.

  27. In light of the retention of Covid Level Three in Glasgow, will Sevco now release another , more forcible Statement telling their support to refrain from gathering?



    Incidentally, my own view re the OTT celebrations of the Huns on their Title success is that, deep down, they know they are not the same Club . Celebrating so wildly allows them to shield themselves from the truth ( whilst doing the opposite re the spread of covid 19).

  28. squire danaher on

    HOT SMOKED on 14TH MAY 2021 9:02 PM


    In light of the retention of Covid Level Three in Glasgow, will Sevco now release another , more forcible Statement telling their support to refrain from gathering?







  29. squire danaher on

    GREENPINATA on 14TH MAY 2021 8:26 PM


    CELTICFOREVER on 14TH MAY 2021 8:21 PM



    As it stands at the moment how many season tickets does everyone think we will sell.






    More than Our Business Department deserve.

  30. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Do the Glasgow police not have a strategy department that could have a look at a map and see the highly publicised route that the monkeys will be approaching George Square ?


    A thick blue line backed up with few vans lifting the first twenty would be at least a token attempt to send a message