Hey everyone Last night less than 24 hours after Scotland voted to stay in the UK unionist thugs turned George Square in to a battleground as they went on a drunken hate fuelled rampage destroying benches and fighting with police in scenes straight out of a horror movie.
There is no doubt these scenes which shame Glasgow, Scotland, the UK, and the world has definitely tainted the unionist victory and will break David Cameron’s heart far more than a yes voter could ever do. You see these are his people make no mistake about the fact this is the ugly face of unionism alive well and sectarian.
As they gathered early in the evening the crowd were burning saltaires and singing the Anti Catholic famine song in which they taunt the Irish-Scots community with the endless repetition of two lines and have nerve to call it a song. Well they always did have a limited imagination and an even more limited intellect. You see what they fail to realise is that this is our country as much as if not more than theirs and we are going nowhere.
As if to prove there hatred is not just confined to religion it is the only area in which they can multi-task, I have also learned that Baillieston SNP Councillor Austin Sheridan was assaulted in a homophobic attack. Austin who is Glasgow’s youngest elected representative is also one of my local councillors and a personal friend of mine. A hard working young guy he is committed to serving his party his country and most of all the people of Baillieston whom he is proud to represent. I am sure that all good unionists throughout Scotland will join with me in condemning this vicious and unprovoked attack.
Now there are many good and decent unionists out there from all religious traditions and indeed none who worked tirelessly for there cause as I did for mine but as a yes voter I am if being 100 per cent honest finding it very difficult not to get very smug about this rent a mob and there actions which shame the cause they are supposed to represent.
You see the yes campaign held peaceful gatherings in George Square for three successive nights without any hint of trouble and were commended for our behaviour by Police Scotland. This is in total contrast to a group of nutters on the fringe of the unionist movement who showed exactly why the official better together campaign said no thanks to them.
This behaviour shames our city and our country no matter which version of our country we voted for. I hope those responsible are not only arrested but banged up in the big house for a very long time. Alternatively we could send these cardboard gangsters to the front line of any future conflict. I suspect these would be hard men wouldn’t last two minutes before there nice white boxer shorts turned to brown and this wouldn’t be due to the fact a bar of chocolate melted in their pocket. Well If it stopped a real soldier from getting killed and a decent family from grieving then that could only be good news for both the soldiers family and society at large.
My belief is that many Scots will remember this outrageous behaviour in our main city and when the next referendum comes and there will be one these actions will only help to fuel recruits for Yes and the result will be an absolute landslide. I say this not in hope but in confidence, you see I believe that many decent people who voted no in the hope of giving the UK one last chance will now see this and bitterly regret the choice they made. This choice was if they were honest made out of sentiment and some form of misguided emotional attachment rather than a common sense vision of a future Scotland.
Bearing all the facts in mind it may be that last night just one night after clinching what I see as a short term victory was the night the land of hope and glory was shown to be the land of the union jack boots and any final pretence of a united kingdom finally died.
Love And Best Wishes