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Posted on May 11, 2021 by

Misogynist racist midget Patrick Harvie is furious this week, which is always nice.

It seems he really doesn’t like it up ‘im.

Because the reason for his rage is that he feels the Scottish Greens were denied two extra seats at last week’s election by confusion over a party called Independent Green Voice. The party, which was registered 18 years ago, is a vehicle for loathsome Holocaust denier and former UKIP member Alistair “Manky Shirt” McConnachie, and it attracted a few thousand votes in the election which, had they gone to the Scottish Greens, would have probably won them the extra seats.

(As one reader pointed out, Scottish newspapers are probably secretly distraught that McConnachie didn’t get elected, denying them the chance of some excellent “Manky Goes To Holyrood” headlines.)

Nobody knows how many people mistook the two parties for each other and how many people actually voted for Mr McConnachie’s party in the full knowledge of what they were doing – he has 26,000 followers on Twitter so it seems at least plausible that a few thousand of them could have voted for him entirely on purpose. Nor can that matter ever be established, so the whole story is intrinsically hollow.

(Even if it were possible to interview every IGV voter, which it isn’t, how many people would want to admit being too stupid to even read three words on a ballot paper properly before casting their vote? The Scottish Family Party share two-thirds of their name with the SNP, but nobody’s claiming any confusion there.)

The Scottish Greens have had 18 years to object to the Electoral Commission over IGV’s name, but didn’t do so before now. Nor would the two extra seats have made any sort of difference to the Holyrood electoral balance, only to the party’s coffers.

But more to the point, if Mr McConnachie’s party identifies as a green one, surely it must therefore be one? That is, after all, the Scottish Greens’ mantra. As such, it is every bit as entitled to the votes of Scottish green supporters as what we might perhaps call the biological Scottish Greens.

You can’t have it both ways, Pat. Suck it up.

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    1. M says:

      Biological Scottish Greens – genius.

      Are we talking brussel sprouts or cabbages …?

      Sounds about right. (Too).

    2. Stoker says:

      Harvie’s only trying to make up for all that lost pre-election publicity he had to give up for his sidekick Lorna. Those voters would have come from Manky-Jaikits circles. I’d wager very few true environmentalists got them mixed up.

    3. Confused says:

      sounds like the ruckus about the “Literal Democrats” of a few years ago

      – is that one of Alyn Smiths home vids?

    4. Stoker says:

      @ beflox on 11 May, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Yes, i agree! Technically i don’t think Harvie qualifies as a midget. LOL!

      Bolt yah fricken rocket!

    5. TNS2019 says:

      Still reeling from the Craig Murray verdict and sentencing.
      Awaiting my own fate.
      Struck-off the teaching register for whistle-blowing?
      The Scottish establishment hates the truth.

      https://www.tns2019.org/new-blog-1/2021/5/11/the-end-of-reason

    6. Athanasius says:

      Having it both ways is the way of the woke.

    7. Beaker says:

      Did the nutters at the IGV register their name before the nutters at the SG did? Assuming they didn’t going by the article.

      Personally, I had never heard of the IGV until last week. How on earth people can confuse the two is beyond me.

    8. Dave Hansell says:

      “Misogynist racist midget”

      I can see the Wallbanger (Harvie) creating a new legal body, complete with criminal sanctions on the back of that.

      Probably to be known as ‘The Campaign for Equal Heights.”

    9. John McNab says:

      “It seems he really doesn’t like it up ‘im.”

      Oooooohh!! You are awful!!

    10. Mike says:

      Oh but I think wee Pat would love to have it both ways!

    11. alzyerpal says:

      I think ‘Manky Jaikit’ must have bought those 26,000 twitter followers; you certainly never see any evidence of them when he’s megaphoning an AUOB march?

    12. robbo says:

      Harvie is a Greenphobe? Is that a thing I’ve no clue.

    13. Big Jock says:

      Those live grass turf suits of his don’t come cheap. He needed those extra votes. Never mind Sturgy might offer him a cabinet position as ‘ minister for the referendum’ Will be almost like early retirement.

    14. Morag says:

      I remember when the LibDems lost a seat in a general election because someone stood in a marginal constituency as a “Literal Democrat” and got thousands of votes despite not doing any campaigning. His name was higher up the alphabet than the actual LibDem.

      Many people did on that occasion admit to having made a mistake, and the number of votes the “Literal Democrat” got was well above the eventual winning margin of the Tory over the LibDem, but the LibDems got nowhere with their attempt to have the vote overturned.

      I don’t know if the Literal Democrat candidate was ever outed as a Tory stooge.

    15. Cenchos says:

      Harvie’s got an astroturf suit.

    16. Robert Hughes says:

      Ah the wee green mans’ no happy , did no one tell him it’s not easy being green ?

      Shame the nappy guys’ not around anymore to offer succour , maybe Daddy Bear could read him a bedtime story : Snowflake and the 7 Transgender Dwarfs maybe ?

    17. Captain Yossarian says:

      TNS2019 – I wish you all the best, Bill. I know what you are facing at the moment and it is a dreadful and needless imposition for anyone.

    18. Red says:

      To be fair, it’s a scandal that unsuspecting people in Glasgow were tricked into voting for a fake “green” party run by science-denying weirdo bigots when they might actually have intended to vote for Alistair Mcconnachie.

    19. Lothianlad says:

      A message to the liar who alleged rape…. craig murray and Alex Salmond have more integrity and decency than you will ever have!
      You know who you are….. so do many!

    20. Mark Boyle says:

      @Confused says:
      11 May, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      sounds like the ruckus about the “Literal Democrats” of a few years ago”

      The Literal Democrats thing was a load of bollocks anyway, the LibDems trying to get it rerun to give themselves a second chance.

      They’d gone to court in 1994 to stop Richard Huggett using the tagline (all part of a family feud), but failed (the presiding judge being Sir Justice Thayne John Forbes, who jailed Harold Shipman the year before).

      All they succeeded in doing was giving his candidacy the publicity it could only have dreamed. It also went down badly in Devon and Cornwall, locals feeling the LibDems were insulting their intelligence.

      What really cost the Lib Dems the seat though was the continuing Liberal Party, which at that time was still pretty strong in Devon and Cornwall, and whose deputy leader of the time, local county councillor David Morrish, was the candidate. He got 14,621 votes (saving his £1000 deposit), much more than Huggett’s 10,203 and also more than the Greens’ 11,172.

      It was only in 1997 – a full three years later – that the law was changed to oblige political parties to register to stop this, although its real target was commercial enterprises abusing the free mail drop facility, and in the case of the Natural Law Party the free party political broadcast more to advertise their wares than any real interest in being elected.

      It also strengthened rules to stamp out candidates using the mail drop to surrepticiously advertise (a picture shaking hands with a local businessman with his firms logo prominantly in the background was a favourite) in return for a “donation”.

    21. Scott says:

      Patrick Harvie was rejected by the electorate of Glasgow Kelvin by any metric.

      SNP won the constituency.

      The biological Greens were less popular on “the list”, seeing a greater drop of votes from those cast for the constituency than any other party.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Kelvin_(Scottish_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2020s

      A rerun of 2016 if you like…

      Constituency rejects should not be allowed to be elected via the regional vote.

    22. Fishy Wullie says:

      I wonder how many voters looked for Alapa on the regional ballot paper, couldn’t find it so just voted SNP

    23. Ryan Ney says:

      What a refreshing article for an otherwise dark day.

    24. Zander Tait says:

      HatTrick Pervie is raging. Everyone else is laughing.

    25. Morag says:

      Mark Boyle, thanks for that detail. I didn’t remember any of that, if I even knew it in the first place. Fascinating!

    26. Socrates MacSporran says:

      Re strange political parties – I always liked that television joke – I think it was on Not The Nine o” Clock News, when they announced one constituency result as: Monster Raving Loony gain from the Liberal-Democrats.”

      Re Manky Jaiket – he might be flung oot o’ the Ludge, for supporting a Green party.

    27. Zander Tait says:

      I wonder what would happen, in a “I am Craig Murray” moment, if hundreds of individuals starting posting the names of the complainants online on the Record, Herald, NY Times, CNN, P&J etc. etc. etc under evolving usernames for days on end, until CMs jail sentence was commuted to a fine?

      Would the COPFS really jail hundreds of Justice for CM seekers who are merely Scottish citizens?

      For the record, I have no idea who any of the complainants are.

    28. TNS2019 says:

      Captain Yossarian says:
      11 May, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      TNS2019 – I wish you all the best. I know what you are facing at the moment and it is a dreadful and needless imposition for anyone.

      Thank you, Sir. I am determined to see this through but have zero hope that justice will be done.

    29. Scott says:

      Mark Boyle says:
      11 May, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      It was only in 1997 – a full three years later – that the law was changed to oblige political parties to register to stop this, although its real target was commercial enterprises abusing the free mail drop facility, and in the case of the Natural Law Party the free party political broadcast more to advertise their wares than any real interest in being elected.

      An interesting Herald article about the Natural Law Party from 1994, that contains the line:

      “but supporters could claim that as a reasonable return for a campaign which began only three weeks before polling day.”

      There’s also a quote from a politics lecturer called Dr John Curtice (who he?).

      https://archive.is/VRnzh

    30. Scott says:

      Socrates MacSporran says:
      11 May, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      Re Manky Jaiket – he might be flung oot o’ the Ludge, for supporting a Green party.

      Green is the highest “Colour” of the Orange Order.

    31. velofello says:

      I was once given a description by a police dog handler of the difference between an alsatian instructed to pursue and a collie – coming to a high wall the alsatian will bound over it, the collie will jump on the wall, and checkout the other side.

      To whoever voted SNP 1&2, what characteristic above fits you?

    32. Lothianlad says:

      Ian Lawson… 100% correct again.

      https://t.co/kWolb4kOYr?amp=1

    33. oneliner says:

      Lorna Slater, circus performer and political parvenu, at the end of a leaders’ debate had a throwaway line about Alba being an ‘old man’s party’.

      Well dear, next time you’re doing the splits on the flying trapeze, you can whistle Dixie.

    34. Benny Nevis-Hill says:

      Patrick Pervie reminds me of that other shifty Belgian politician Charles Michel, in fact they look like twins almost!

      A vote for the SG’s is a waste of a vote anyway, why would anyone want to vote for them, the amount of pollution coming from Harvie’s gob is far worse than any coal burning power station.

      At least the ginger gobshite is gone!

    35. anon says:

      How on earth didn’t you use Two Tribes as your music insert?

    36. MaggieC says:

      I think this is hilarious , makes you wonder if “manky shirt man “ had been elected if he would have worn his manky shirt in Holyrood .
      .
      On a more serious note do people not do any research on what candidates are standing for election in the constituencies and especially what parties are standing on the list .

    37. Dan says:

      MaggieC says: at 10:25 pm

      On a more serious note do people not do any research on what candidates are standing for election in the constituencies and especially what parties are standing on the list.

      I suggest that with the placement of some absolute roasters ranked 1st on the SNP Regional Lists, (a situation facilitated by some highly dubious and questionably illegal manipulation), and then 1.1 million 2nd votes being cast for the SNP, the answer is a straightforward no, the people do not do their homework.

    38. robertknight says:

      Fishy Wullie @8:33

      “I wonder how many voters looked for Alapa on the regional ballot paper, couldn’t find it so just voted SNP”

      I guess about the same number of French speakers who get lost trying to find Paris, due to the complete absence of roadsigns proclaiming “Paree”.

    39. The Green Goblin`s Green Party manifesto,

      1) men into woman`s changing rooms,

      2) men into woman`s sports,

      3) men into woman`s prisons,

      4) men into woman`s safe refuges,

      5) men into woman`s toilets,

      6) men into woman`s reserved jobs,

      7) save the planet, but only for men.

    40. sarah says:

      @ Benny Nevis-Hill: Ross Greer is still an MSP.

    41. INDEPENDENT says:

      Zander Tait at earlier post.

      I wish we could get AOUB and all the Yes for Indy supporters to do as you ask.

      But I don’t know the techno stuff how to do it.

      Must be somebody out there to help us dinosaurs how to activate and reach the majority of decent Independence supporters.

    42. Dan says:

      @ Scot Finlayson

      Aye, but I’ll counter and add balance to your points with more of my transing adventures today.
      This sister was getting down and dirty in a barn whilst lying underneath David Brown (who identifies as an old tractor).
      This girl gave that old boy a proper servicing which involved checking his nuts and draining his fluids.

    43. AnneDon says:

      I know someone who voted for the party, but did genuinely think they were voting for green policies without having to vote for Patrick Harvie. So it was an intentional green vote, that was intentionally not for the Scottish Green Party.

      He’s going to be really pissed off when I tell him who was behind the party!

    44. Morgatron says:

      Rather than FGTH Relax, should he posted the more apt Sex Dwarf ditty by Soft Cell. That would be right up his strasse.

    45. Red says:

      Scott – the Natural Law Party is a blast from the past. Apparently George Harrison did a benefit gig for them, but I’m not sure Ringo Starr ever weighed in to that political debate.

      I vaguely remember at one point around the turn of the century there was a party called the Transvestite Alliance or something like that, but Google wants to correct my thinking and point me towards articles about how great transgenderism is. I’m not sure transvestites exist anymore.

      Mind the Rab C. Nesbitt episode where Rab votes Conservative in the Govan South by-election? I think it was because Rab – always the most magnanimous of malkies – felt sorry for the poor wee Tory guy or something.

      Anyway, I’d vote for Rab. Make Scotland Blootered Again

    46. Red says:

      AnneDon – I hope I don’t sound hyperbolical, but for saving Scotland from whatever couple of evil mutants Patrick Harvie had lined up to make our laws, Alistair Mcconnachie is the greatest hero who has ever lived.

      He deserves the Order of Lenin, the Benemerenti medal, the Légion d’honneur and a 5p packet of Space Raiders for that epic troll.

    47. Say no to corruption says:

      Thank FCk Captain Long never got it. She is a terrible councillor who thinks she is far superior to everyone else and is a bit scary with it. Her sense of entitlement is massive. She was a big advocate for letting men (trans) into female toilets and probably thinks it’s ok for big male dudes to play in female sports. The greens do have some genuine people but they have became reactive and I believe Captain Long has been describing other pro Indy parties as the plague. Karma caught up with her in the end just like it always does for anyone.?

    48. manandboy says:

      https://jaggy.blog/2021/05/11/scandalising-scottish-criminal-justice/

      “The Scottish Parliament must give her that reason as soon as it reconvenes. Newly elected and re-elected MSPs need to tell Nicola Sturgeon that Scotland’s ancient and distinctive legal system – one of the great pillars of our post-Union nationhood – is in serious danger of being scandalised around the globe. She has to address that appalling state of affairs by loosening the reins of power she, to an unprecedented extent, wields over it.

      I know she wasn’t a particularly distinguished lawyer but Nicola should not need it explained to her that separation of powers between politicians, police and prosecutors is vital in any jurisdiction worthy of any respect anywhere in the world. She should have learnt that in one of her first public law lectures at Glasgow University. In fact, she didn’t need to go to Gilmorehill to learn that. Any of her constituents in Govanhill could tell her justice needs to be not only done but seen to be done. That is clearly not the case today in Sturgeon’s Scotland.

    49. cynicalHighlander says:

      @Dan

      You could have tried to fit his John Deere in there.

      Old Fergie

    50. Wee Chid says:

      Imagine Manky Jaiket doing us all a favour. We’ll have to remember to thank him at the next march.

    51. Garavelli Princip says:

      When did the Greens become the ‘queens’?

      Do you really have to be a perv to ‘save the planet’?

      Have the Greens totally misunderstood the word ‘biodiversity’ ?

      (clue it’s about species and ecosystems, not about hermaphroditic human couplings)

      Should we expect the Greens to at least have some modicum of a grasp of basic biology?

      The anal canal is an important body part. The typical intestinal epithelium has simple columnar enterocytes and numerous goblet cells . At the anal transitional zone the columnar epithelium (lining tissues) flattens more and more and eventually becomes stratified squamous non-keratinized epithelium. Non-keratinisation means it is not resistant to abrasion.

      The epithelium of the vagina is different – having a mix of (mainly squamous). These are the vaginal squamous epithelium of the lower vagina, the columnar epithelium of the endocervix, and the squamous epithelium of the upper vagina.

      This means that the vagina, unlike the rectum, is ‘designed’ to tolerate mechanical abrasion – an important fact in its natural function.

      The rectum is not.

      This is just biology.

      I heard a vicar tell a story against himself on radio about his recent medical consultation.

      When asked where his bottom was sore, he said “at the entrance”.

      His doctor replied “Most of us think of that as the exit”.

      That’s biology – form subtends function – in this case an excretory one.

      Male and female are different too – in many ways.

      That’s biology too.

      The defining characteristic of the female is the production of oocytes – eggs.

      In reproduction eggs receive genetic material – in mammals this is donated by sperm cells (males donate genetic material to the egg).

      Men don’t produce eggs. men produce sperm. Men are male. They are not, and cannot be, women.

      That is just biology too.

      It is unchanged over may millennia, and is immutable.

      Neither Patrick Harvie nor Nicola Sturgeon can do a damn thing about it.

      It’s Biology.

    52. Salmond dindunuffin says:

      The only 2 core principles the Greens seem to actually have left are a belief in queer theory and a stonking sense of entitlement. The activists are talking now as if no other party than themselves should be able to have the word “green” in its name. Of course the fact that just because the ideological nature of another party with “green” in its name is offensive to them should carry no weight in a democracy means nothing to them, because their entire raison d’etre is to find reasons to be offended.

    53. Beaker says:

      @MaggieC says:
      11 May, 2021 at 10:25 pm
      “On a more serious note do people not do any research on what candidates are standing for election in the constituencies and especially what parties are standing on the list .”

      Nope. Few people are interested in politics to any degree. Doesn’t help when new List MSPs start moaning that they haven’t been paid yet…

    54. Dan says:

      cynicalHighlander says:
      11 May, 20th at 11:47 pm

      You could have tried to fit his John Deere in there.

      John Deere developed issues due to the relentlessly mundane and slow pace of life spent ploughing the muddy fields in driech rural Scotland.
      He therefore decided to trans into a more exciting life and Self ID’d as an early VW Beetle called Herbie the Love Bug and took up motor racing in America.
      Last I heard was that he later returned to Monte Carlo in Europe.

    55. Dan says:

      The way Scotland is now I wouldn’t be surprised if folk opted for a better (but albeit shorter) future by joining the Soylent Greens.

      FS between covid lockdown and being taken out of the EU against oor will, we can’t even get a one way trip to Switzerland for a bit of Toblerone and euthanasia.

    56. Keith says:

      Cis Greens.

    57. Kurtz says:

      Harvie is a useful idiot to the British State plant, Sturgeon. I can’t even remember the last time we heard him talking about the environment. All he seems to care about is sex. Another creepy politician.

      Nobody watching the charade of Scottish politics from afar with even a slither of impartiality could be in any doubt that Sturgeon is working for the British government. It’ll be leaked in some autobiography in 20 years or so when the dust has settled on her disgraceful career.

      It’s sad that independence supporters in Scotland can’t see through the play-acting. But it’s often the case that those closest to the worst liars are most likely to swallow and fall prey to their lies.

      It’s always worth bearing in mind that the more someone pays for a fake painting, the less likely he or she is to believe it could possibly be fake. The Scottish independence movement has certainly paid for this fugazi.

      The latest victim of Sturgeon’s scheming, Craig Murray, would perhaps have been sharing a prison cell with Salmond if she had her way. Mark Hirst or Manny Singh might have been neighbours to them. There are other victims, of course.

      My advice to everyone that comments on Wings and Social Media is to buy a good VPN and anonymise your persona. It’s not going to make it impossible to identify you, but it’ll make it much harder for them. You can be sure you will need to do that if you want to discuss the politics of your country with any degree of openness and honesty.

      And that’s where you are today in Sturgeon’s Scotland: fearful and facing very real threats to your freedom of expression and liberty, just as they are for the same reasons in places like Myanmar and China.

      Why? Because the supposed leader of your party and independence movement will throw you in jail if you tell the truth about certain subjects. It’s going to be easier for her to do that soon, once her thought police and judiciary cohorts get their heads around the new legislation they’ve crafted specifically for the purpose.

      You’ve been double-crossed, but things are clearer now in a way. You know who you are up against. Hopefully an authentic independence movement will emerge, leading to real progress and criminal trials against those who have conspired against you.

    58. Fishy Wullie says:

      “I guess about the same number of French speakers who get lost trying to find Paris, due to the complete absence of roadsigns proclaiming “Paree”.”

      ——————————————————————

      I suspect none Robert because natural French speakers would pronounce the word Paris as Paree so they would recognise it instantly, The point I was making is how many natural English speakers would pronounce the word Alba as Alapa

    59. Mac says:

      I am not having any chat that Harvie is not in fact a midget.

      He is what we call in the trade a ‘tall dwarf’.

      Also is it possible that it was the lure of luscious cabbagey greens that lured in the trans-horse with the canadian accent to the party. They are sneaky I’ll give them that.

    60. robbo says:

      The state of this.

      https://twitter.com/Emma_Roddick/status/1391802415138152448

      5th tweet down it gets worse-

      https://twitter.com/Emma_Roddick/status/1391815586901016576

      Totally understand where you’re coming from, I’m not going to be in this position in a month & am not a sympathetic character!

      Just think about that last sentence- this is a new MSP – God help us!

    61. Shocked says:

      @robbo

      I expect some of the New SNP regulars on here will be organising a crowd funder for the wee lamb.

      And to think people actually voted for that.

    62. Fishy Wullie says:

      Cut her some slack robbo she’s clearly not the sharpest tool in the woodshed 🙂

    63. Robert Louis says:

      ‘Trans greens are greens’.

      Absolute genius. The green party, consumed by their own ‘trans’ diktats.

      Honestly, Patrick Harvie needs to have a think about all of this, because I think that many of the folk in Edinburgh who voted green (for the environment) would NOT have done so, if he had been open and clear about just what his ‘trans’ diktats mean for REAL women, homosexuals and girls.

      Anyway, isn’t it about time the Scottish greens were honest, and called themselves, the Scottish woke party. Perhaps the electoral commission needs to have a look at that.

    64. Breeks says:

      https://archive.is/QnvV3

      Good Lord.

      Daily Record going full on Sunday Sport… then again, it’s the BritNat media so situation normal.

      Never let the truth get in the way of a good hatchet job.

      A so-called Scots Activist eh?

      Funny that can’t call Alex Salmond’s “so-called” victim anything because a) she wasn’t a victim, and b) we don’t know who she is.

      Scotland is not a nasty country, but there are some extraordinarily nasty and vile “journalists” and “newspapers” that squirm in it.


      He said it felt like watching the woman he loved self harm when she scrolled through Twitter feeds filled with bitter vitriol directed at her and the other complainers..

      What??? How does second hand conjecture about what somebody else might be thinking about their false accusation not standing up as evidence when put before a jury manage to make it’s way into a “newspaper”?

      How about printing the truth Daily Record? False conspirator and Salmond accuser wracked with guilt after smear conspiracy is exposed as bogus after the “evidence” was dismissed and their Innocent victim was not branded a sex offender and sent to jail.

    65. Willie says:

      I wonder how many votes the Independent Green Voive didn’t get because people mistook Harvie’s Green Party for them. As the Rev says the IGV has 26,000 twitter followers so they have interest out there.

      And as a previous commentator notes, Patrick Harvie didn’t cut it in the trendy Glasgow Kelvin Constituency. So he’ll be sore at that. He is after all a sour wee bigot as his outburst on the results here shows.

      Funny too how he doesn’t have anything to say about the BBC and STV denying the leader of Alba participation at leaders debates. Or the personal smearing of Alex Salmond by his new found buddy Nicola Sturgeon. The wee man lost his tongue on that it seems.

      Nor does he have anything to say about the electoral commission denying Alba their log on the ballot paper. Cat it seems got our Patrick’s tongue on that abuse too.

      And so, in truth, a sour odious little man running off at the mouth. But we know that.

    66. Robert Hughes says:

      Yes Breeks . Even by the subterranean standards of UK tabloids this is a new low .

      That poor ” victim ” eh , so traumatised she just has to ” scroll through Twitter ” to rub salt in her wounds .

      The deadly fusion of narcissism and bogus victimhood – the two defining characteristic of these people – writ large . Repellent

    67. robertknight says:

      @Fishy Wullie

      “I suspect none Robert”.

      The very same number I suspect will have been confused by ALBA versus “Alapa”.

    68. Dorothy Devine says:

      Breeks , I stopped expecting truth from the ‘Scottish’ media many moons ago and happily buy NONE of their output – I do wish Scotland would do a Liverpool/Sun on them all.

      There again some pillock in the SG decided to fund the little souls.

    69. mike cassidy says:

      Harvie could always call his party

      Patrick Harvie And The Kalettes

      Transgreens are definitely greens

      https://archive.is/2dLTL

    70. PaulaJ says:

      manandboy says:
      “but Nicola should not need it explained to her that separation of powers between politicians, police and prosecutors is vital in any jurisdiction worthy of any respect anywhere in the world.”

      That would be apposite if her aim was to be worthy of respect, as opposed to hanging onto power for long enough to prepare a springboard on to greater, more lucrative, jobs.
      To be fair to Sturgeon, she seems to have realised that fooling some of the people some of the time is quite easy in an age where reality TV and mobile phones are the opiate of the masses. (Oh, and where a country has a craven and unfit-for-use MSM.)

    71. Wee Chid says:

      Where is the crowd funder for poor Emma Roddick? Apparently she doesn’t have any clothes.

    72. mike cassidy says:

      Alba MP Neale Hanvey brands former SNP Westminster colleagues ‘toxic, aggressive and hostile’

      https://archive.is/ZWq8y

    73. Baxter says:

      Robbo @ 6.26am.
      Those tweets are a disgrace and in my view are a kick in the teeth to hard working people out in the private sector. Everyone applying for a new job knows that there is likely a period where the cross over will be a constraint on their budget and most would make plans in advance to reduce the problems. Evidently she didn’t think to make allowances in case she was elected and again in my view she is just another waste of space of a MSP, another snout in the trough and too stupid to keep quiet.

    74. Alan Mackintosh says:

      Wee chid, I guess she can use the same clothes that she wears when she is being a councillor, but perhaps they are not good enough for Holyrood. AFAIK she remains a councillor and thus is still on 17K, so not quite penury…

    75. Effigy says:

      We do need to do more for the environment that is for sure
      but there does need to be recognition of what people need
      to get on with their lives.

      I do a fair bit of driving in my job and I know many others with this same complaint.

      Glasgow’s roads are covered in deep and long established pot holes.
      I’ve lost a tyre in one and a suspension spring broken and it’s a very
      common tale.
      To aggravate matters they are closing a lane in many main commuter roads
      to dedicate them to cyclists that don’t exist.

      I also see many other lesser roads now having speed bumps added adjacent to
      the pot holes that already stop you from gathering speed.

      I came across yet another set of average speed camera being set up too.

      How can anyone justify such massive spending on roads but end up with roads not
      fit for driving on?

      In 2 hours plus of driving around Glasgow I saw 5 cyclists and 2 of them were on roads
      without cycle lanes and wearing professional cycling outfits so I presume this was a leisure
      or fitness journey.
      I would propose I’d see £1Million investment in new cycle lanes being enjoyed by 3 people.

      I’m paying for tyres and parts to go to landfill, I’m stuck in traffic jams spouting out pollution having
      lost a lane and I can’t get around as many clients during opening hours so make less money for my
      company and for me so pay less tax.

      I’ve spoken to friends on this and about 1 in 10 of them think themselves capable of cycling any distance or even willing to try.

      Get wet, freeze and slip in the frost and snow, have your wheels stolen when you park up,
      risk being struck by other vehicles when you don’t have air bags and carry the bike around
      with you when you get a puncture.

      Glasgow and Amsterdam have different names as they are totally different places.
      Just try smoking alternative roll ups in a Glasgow Cafe

    76. Ruby says:

      Thank you for the link. Sorry can’t find who posted the following link.

      https://archive.is/Hp08r

      Scroll down to the blue headline that says:
      “Craig Murray: Whistleblowing ambassador turned Skripal sceptic who left his wife for a belly dancer”

      It’s an advert!!!

      Someone paid to have this printed in the Daily Record!!!

    77. Wee Chid says:

      Alan Mackintosh says:
      12 May, 2021 at 8:22 am

      Surely the least she can ask is a Gucci Handbag?

      Shallow little person whose first thoughts seem to be about how she will look. Cannot stand the obsession with appearance.

      It’s not as if she was previously unemployed and was starting from nothing – but that’s the thing with this lot – they are always the victim and have to find something that makes them appear to be put-upon. Obviously her “disability” is not enough. She has to play the “poor little me from a poor background” card as well.

      Just read her Wiki entry – Apparently “Emma plays the fiddle”. Aye.

    78. Dan says:

      Alan Mackintosh says: at 8:22 am

      I guess she can use the same clothes that she wears when she is being a councillor, but perhaps they are not good enough for Holyrood. AFAIK she remains a councillor and thus is still on 17K, so not quite penury…

      #DualMandateKlaxon

      So with her attending Holyrood as a newly “elected” MSP, will this initiate a bi-election to allow her local authority area to maintain the same adequate level of elected Councillors for the ward she represented.

    79. crazycat says:

      @ Willie at 7.04

      Funny too how he doesn’t have anything to say about the BBC and STV denying the leader of Alba participation at leaders debates.

      It’s not that long* since Patrick Harvie himself was being denied a place in leaders debates. I signed a petition about it, not because I supported him or his party, but because I thought it was fundamentally unfair to leave him out – the voters needed to see what he was like, after all! I can’t remember if it worked.

      (They then approached me for a donation, and I had to explain why I’d signed; this was before GDPR, but I did wonder whether they should have used my details for that purpose. They did take the hint.)

      *Either 2015 or 2016; I was contacted by Ross Greer, and I don’t think he was a candidate himself, so more likely the Westminster election.

    80. stuart mctavish says:

      @WeeChid

      Woof – a fur coat and she’ll fit right in.
      Exaggerates the travesty of Salmond not being there when the hugging restarts though.

    81. robertknight says:

      Ruby @8:28

      “Someone paid to have this printed in the Daily Record!!!”

      The taxpayer probably, via a no doubt circuitous route.

    82. Robert Dickson says:

      Effigy………well said….agree with every word

    83. Maureen says:

      This will never be anything but funny. LOL

    84. johnmc says:

      Harvey’s just Green with Envy

    85. Pixywine says:

      Effigy. Spot on about the road system.

    86. Scott says:

      Just read on Twitter that James Kelly is interviewing Alistair McConnachie, so thought I’d research the surname.

      I am so glad that I clicked on this link >>

      http://www.houseofnames.com/mcconnachie-family-crest

      Manky Jaiket gets a mention…enjoy.

      I haven’t stopped laughing for 10 minutes is all I’m saying.

    87. Gladio says:

      what’s wrong with Holocaust denial?…..free speech is free speech is it not?…..those khazarians in Israel sure know how to deny the Palestinians their own homeland, let alone their own homes

      Can anyone prove the holocaust ever happened. or do we still rely on say so of lampshades and bars of soap?

    88. Don says:

      @Gladio 13 May, 2021 at 3:55 pm

      “what’s wrong with Holocaust denial?”
      In many parts of the World and the EU itself its illegal
      https://www.thelocal.de/20180803/freedom-of-speech-doesnt-cover-holocaust-denial-germanys-top-court-rules/

      “…..free speech is free speech is it not?”
      Holocaust Denmial is NOT free speech. https://www.dw.com/en/germany-steps-up-the-fight-against-holocaust-denial/a-54394329

      “Can anyone prove the holocaust ever happened. or do we still rely on say so of lampshades and bars of soap ?”

      I’m sure the Germans can prove the Holocaust happened , its why Germany Jails Holocaust https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42164853 , https://www.theguardian.com/guardianweekly/story/0,,1715580,00.html

      Nice to see yet another bonkers conspiracy theorist appearing on this page, its not as if it needed more of them. No wonder the Rev has taken a long break putting up with many of the numerical dimwits and truth deniers and conspiracy theorists here would be tiring and test anyones mental health.



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