I can’t remember a more obviously bogus show of anger and disbelief than that being shown by those who are apparently shocked at the conduct of Alex (the spiv) Salmond and his bag carrier Nicola Sturgeon. These two are hawking themselves to the top bidder by offering dinner in their company at Holyrood: takings (£13,000) to the SNP ‘thank you sirs please come again: booking not necessary in your case’. There has always been something fishy about Salmond and Sturgeon (ouch) Salmond in particular is the epitome of the political snake oil salesman and has been recognised as such for many years. Sturgeon is the political void and sycophant for ever at his side ready to wield the knife on anyone who falls foul of ‘the spiv’ Margo McDonald: Jim Sillars: Dorothy Grace Elder: ex treasurer Blackwood and many more less well known victims have witnessed her cold blooded malice. There is no real shock at their conduct from those in political circles who know only too well what the ethics of such people are: one question and one question matters to them “will we get caught” if the answer is no then do it: no ifs no buts just get it done: refuse and you are toast: that just about sums them up.
The frantic and abject attempt by an ‘SNP spokesperson’ to squirm out of this goes like this: “no dinner has taken place: no cash has changed hands and Salmond has asked for a ruling which he will agree to” He asked for a ruling after being rumbled! and we are to believe that he was going to do this anyway? It’s just a coincidence that he has asked for it after the story broke? Aye right! This is a man who was forced to turn down approx. £40,000 a year in wages from his Westminster salary because of the embarrassment of having two jobs and neglecting one of them: that of MP. In a quite shameful display of trickery he advertises the fact that he gives the money to charities: the charities are in his constituency and what most people outside of the area don’t know is that the money is dispensed under the name of his late mother Mary Salmond! £40,000 per year of charitable giving under the name of Salmond: what a guy eh? So he gets £40,000 of publicity in his own seat! There is no point in doing good without people knowing you are doing it is there Alex.
Who remembers the “Alex Salmond for first minister scam”? calculated to get his name at the top of the voting paper: officially allowed but: come on folks is this really the kind of person you can trust: I remember a local character who always reminded me of him: we used to say once you have shaken his hand, count your fingers and make sure your watch is still there.
The indignation is for effect: the papers are flagging up a tasty story but no one who knows Salmond (the spiv) is genuinely surprised: that would be like complaining that Derek (Del Boy) Trotter sold you a dodgy watch. all three of them: Salmond: Sturgeon and the SNP continue to bring shame and humiliation on Scotland: there are those who will be genuinely aghast at their conduct but not many from Scotland. Folk from further afield will gaze and scratch their heads: some will wonder what kind of country Scotland is with such people in charge: others might ponder the fact that these people want to govern an independent Scotland: I myself look at them and consider with ever increasing incredulity that they genuinely believe that they are capable of treading the world stage: God help us.