The determination to blame everything that they think goes wrong on the English and particularly “London Labour” has for long been a particularly distasteful constant in the lives of the SNP and it’s elected members; ordinary members; and supporters. During the campaign to host the Olympic Games the SNP MSP’s at Holyrood had cards displayed on their desks which read “Anywhere but London” make what you will of such a mentality; I find it disturbing and also racist. What reason could they possibly have for doing such a thing? Scotland were not bidding to stage the Olympics so why? anti English racism that’s why.
Each time I see something like that I feel embarrassed and ashamed to be Scottish; it is vicious and undignified to most Scots. when people hear about it they can’t understand such vitriol. It seems that sometimes you think the SNP can't sink any lower; that’s the time for someone like SNP MSP Christine Grahame to raise her head and display her deeply repugnant personality. Her incomprehensible hatred for all things English can always be relied on to lead her to excess and so it proves again.
She was last seen snarling about too much Cricket on Scottish TV; yes that’s her level “Cricket = English” to this boor; she later found out that Cricket is more popular in Scotland than in England but let’s not dwell too much on her intelligence. She was also lately growling like a mad dog about grabbing Berwick back from the English as well; I know it looks funny but believe me she is serious; she really is.
Today she goes further; most people have standards some of course are more exacting than others; some are low some are non existent and then there are the standards of Christine Grahame SNP MSP which don’t register in any way; anywhere. I have watched with growing distaste as Salmond (the spiv) stitched himself to any cause which might win a vote; Dunblane, Drowned Fishermen, Dead Soldiers etc but even he has stopped short of what Ms. Grahame has now come up with.
Wearing her most truculent sneer she makes the case that Scottish Soldiers are more likely to be injured or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan than those from elsewhere in the UK , she claimed that Scots. represented a figure of 9.4% against 8.6% for the rest of the UK. The Army attacked the figures as wrong but; that’s not my problem with her; my concern is with what she was trying to do. Notwithstanding the leader of the UK Govt. who speaks for the country when he makes his comments about those injured or killed I find that when politicians get involved with the casualties and deaths of individual soldiers they are exploiting them for their own ends; just like the wretched SSP when they manipulated and exploited the mother of dead soldier Gordon Gentle. Grahame is trying to imply that Scottish soldiers are in some way being used as some kind of cannon fodder by the hated London Labour and the English establishment; how else do we explain the comparison she makes. Her concern and that of the SNP is not for the welfare of the soldiers that she cruelly and ruthlessly manipulates her raison d’être is to damage the Govt. and the English and boost her own contemptible party and by doing so she again betrays and embarrasses Scots. everywhere.
Mothers; fathers; spouses and children and friends of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan; don’t be fooled by this pitiless political mountebank, this is a truly awful example of cheap and nasty opportunism but it’s an example that could only be countenanced by the lowest political operators, queen of whom is Christine Grahame SNP MSP.