I have been asking occasionally over a period of months if there is any dissent in the ranks of the SNP, or is every one of them still too scared of Alex (the spiv) to get off their knees. Some time ago I caused a stushie by attacking the SNP for it’s dealings with the Mormon Brigham Young University, an openly homophobic organisation accused in the Scottish Parliament of driving gay students to suicide, the SNP were involved in business deals with them through using their students as ’interns’ at Holyrood. It was a shaming episode for the SNP, the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people. The SNP however insisted on carrying on with their ’trade’ and bringing dishonour on Scotland, as far as I’m aware nothing has changed, and neither has my opinion.
We now see them at it again, the SNP Govt. are dealing with an American company CACI (UK) which is close to the Bush administration, and is accused of torturing prisoners in Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, the SNP Govt. are paying them to carry out the next census. There is also the possibility that census information might find it’s way into the hands of the Bush Govt. the very thugs who sanction the torture. Scottish human rights lawyers and campaigners are not surprisingly outraged and critical of the SNP over this, how much damage will this do to our reputation ? They don’t seem to have learned anything from the Mormon Intern scandal, Donald Trump really seems to have convinced Salmond (the spiv) that everything in Scotland is for sale.
“how much am I bid for Edinburgh Castle, Bobby Burns’s Cottage, Ben Nevis”
(A. Salmond the spiv)
Those issuing the contract are already hiding behind the mantra of competitive tendering and not acting on allegations, “delivering best value for tax payers” pass the sick bag.
If the Govt. showed some courage and sacked this mob and went against these conditions they would be backed up by the people, will they though ? Human Rights Activists intend to run a campaign designed to encourage people not to co-operate with the census unless the contract with this company is torn up. That will be worth supporting, force the SNP Govt. to do the right thing, stop them doing more damage to Scotland's reputation.