Mark Hirst, SNP researcher to Christine Grahame MSP, what a pairing; the woman who hates the world and everyone in it and the Spin Doctor who stokes that hatred. Sacked by Sandra White SNP MSP for calling the Union Flag “the butcher’s apron” a phrase I first heard uttered by another character consumed by hatred Cllr. Bruce McFee SNP; a charming man who recently used the phrase “the final solution” in a debate in Renfrewshire Council about Travelling People. Displaying characteristic SNP loyalty Hirst tried to drop White in it by suggesting that she sanctioned his comments.
This guy now dips his toe into the churning waters of Irish politics in a most unsavoury way; he claims that the peace process is a sham by Sinn Fein; he reckons that they do not want quick progress; why? because according to him using 50 year old sectarian language; they intend to outbreed the British Unionists. Mr. Hirst is quite happy to slither around in the sectarian filth which most decent people are trying to make a thing of the past; he claims that the plan is to have more catholic voters than protestant and by doing that they can vote for a United Ireland. This is not the drunken sectarian bigot of the street riots and the football terraces, this is an SNP employee with influence in the party, an advisor to an SNP MSP, Christine Graham, if ever a couple deserved each other; this is the face of the SNP.
Years ago at the time of the Paisley double By Election I made my way to a preordained pub for a beer when the polls closed before going to the count. While in the pub a group of what I could only describe as goons came in; about 6 of them; all dressed in black wearing SNP stickers on one lapel and another yellow badge like an arrow on the other, I think they saw themselves as some sort of elite para military SNP group although they would not say who they were. It stays in my memory because they were handing out a small news letter which was blatantly Anti Labour, Anti English and Anti Catholic it’s headline read “keep Scotland protestant- vote SNP” I have often wondered what happened to them and their followers, have they been absorbed into the SNP mainstream I wonder.
This SNP employee (Hirst) also claims that Sinn Fein’s tactics will stir up disorder and the Unionist UK Govt. will use this disorder to frighten Scottish voters away from independence, sometimes the tartan veil slips and we get a glimpse of the ugly face of Scottish Nationalism don’t we. I urge everyone to monitor this guy’s situation, will he be dealt with? my money says; no he wont, my guess is that he has too much popular support in the SNP for the men in grey kilts to touch him.