GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK CRAIG
While many people were delighted with Craig’s release, none of us, not one, should ever forget the injustice that put him there in the first place.
To have a functioning democracy people, the ordinary people, must have faith in the Government, in Scotland’s case two Governments, one in Holyrood the other at Westminster. You require faith in the organisation of law and justice, faith in the courts, faith in the prosecuting authorities and yes faith in the police.
I would argue in Scotland none of these crucial conditions exist today. I certainly can’t trust either Holyrood or Westminster. As far as Westminster is concerned that lack of trust is a long term condition, whether under Labour or Tory I knew the people of Scotland were never their priority. More recently I have lost all faith in the Scottish Government. Not solely because they have supplanted Independence as the dominant theme with a bizarre range of divisive, biology denying mumbo jumbo, and flawed concepts like the Hate Crime Bill. No I have personnel issues with the First Minister’s choice of Cabinet Ministers, or as I call it, the Pals Charter. This has transformed the SNP Government from its well earned reputation of competent Government to a complete mess.
Why do habitual failures like Humza Useless and Shirley Anne Shambles possibly hold cabinet positions, and at Health and Education, two of the biggest departments in the Scottish Government? Humza already has a trail of destruction behind him, whether at Transport or Justice he was terrible. In particular look at Justice, has its reputation ever been lower? Ever?
As for Shirley Anne Shambles what has she got to do to get the sack? When she lost her seat the last time the leadership created a special new job at Headquarters to tide her over. Keep her on the payroll. Why? At Education she is busy alienating teachers and parents alike, pushing her gender woo hoo and crazy sex education programme.
The question I ask is where are the unions and organisations like the churches?.How were they silenced? It’s the same with the Hate Crime Bill . I suspect it’s there to intimidate women so the transgender tiny minority can push forward with their campaign to do enormous damage to women across the country. If it was truly about Hate why would you ever give the Orange Lodge an exemption? It makes no sense.
Kenny MacAskill has already called for a clear division between Government and the law. It is totally unacceptable that the Lord Advocate sat as a member of the Scottish Government cabinet at the same time as he was prosecuting Alex Salmond. His role in this completely devalued and damaged the entire Judicial system in Scotland. Worse was his role in using spurious, and as it turned out extremely dubious redactions, in the evidence that was not submitted to the Parliamentary Inquiry. Completely unacceptable. It smacked of cover up.
I suspect the Scottish Justice System has not experienced this problem before where those granted anonymity in the spurious action against Alex Salmond that resulted in not a single guilty plea being recorded. Instead of being grateful for this very generous privilege, they set out to use that anonymity to carry on a vicious campaign of freshly attempted smearing directed at the now cleared victim of their failed plot. Worse some of them also sought to encourage further arrests of people like Mark Hirst and causing them financial and career cost for no reason other than malicious fabrication as was proved by the eventual Court Judgement that Mark had no case to answer. The Scottish Justice system now has a rogue element of potentially powerful women engaged in a ruthless pattern of smearing political opponents from behind a curtain of anonymity. I am aware of at least one other trial that is pending and once again the “ charges” are spurious nonsense and gross over reaction. I have little doubt it will prove another “no case to answer” judgement. I ask how long can this type of behaviour be allowed to continue uncontested? They are abusing the privilege of anonymity and are using it as a sledgehammer to intimidate political opponents.
At the very least we have the right to expect Lady Dorrian to call them in for a chat and to warn them that if this vindictive, irresponsible behaviour continues she will be forced to consider lifting the anonymity order on those involved.
We can’t have a situation where these wholly discredited plotters are given Carte Blanche and allowed to continue unchallenged with this malicious smearing of political opponents.
It is ruining the reputation and status of the Scottish Justice System, doing enormous damage, alienating many Scots from having any faith in the Scottish Justice System.
Already in the doghouse internationally after the contortions required to jail journalist Craig Murray, who has been widely reported as being the first person to be jailed, not just in Scotland but worldwide for “jigsaw identification” adding a unwanted listing that Scotland has become a country now guilty of imprisoning political prisoners. Our Justice System can Ill afford any more outrages. The anonymous women known as the Alphabet Women continue to plot, or at least some of them do. Innocent people look to the law and justice system for protection. I ask when will our Justice System provide any?
I am, as always
YOURS FOR SCOTLAND.
BEAT THE CENSORS
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