Kevin McKenna surfaces again to remind us where his priorities lie

I haven’t read it. Why the..would I? I have enough worries of my own.

Since his far from-convincing conversion from rabid British Nationalism to support for Scottish independence, many have watched him with a jaundiced eye. I’m taking pills for it.

I haven’t written about him for over a year but it all stands:

McKenna has been very active in the last few days [July 21] with today’s George Robertson/Gandalf-like suggestion, in the Observer, that a ‘dark presence has come to possess this [SNP] party.’ In the same piece we read: ‘Some of their [SNP] candyfloss policies can drive you round the twist.’ Leaving aside McKenna’s own dark presence, there’s some connection between his anger at ‘candyfloss policies’ and his despair in the Herald on the 13th, with ‘SNP diktats.’

These will include the ban on smoking indoors which Reuters have today reported as reducing heart attacks by four times more than in England and the reduced alcohol-related hospital admissions after the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland.

More darkly, Mckenna’s obsession with the SNP goes back. In the Herald in October 2016, he wrote:

 ‘There is a curiously illiberal and reactionary strain running through its (SNP) core which seems to belie its socialist credentials’

Here were his claims:

  • Named Person Scheme was soundly trashed
  • A Party whose language is a Caledonian version of Orwellian double-speak
  • Army of superannuated advisors
  • Critics howled down and accused of pandering to paedophiles
  • Christian groups jeered and intimidated
  • Encouraged by a bunch of indolent academics {Indolent? Moi? He looks a bit more indolent than I do]

Here are SNP actions he clearly didn’t like:

  • Named Person Scheme
  • Prisoners’ Voting Rights
  • New Women’s Prison
  • Minimum Alcohol Pricing
  • Police Scotland
  • Offensive behaviour at Football Act

I don’t know if the many recent repeated child abuse scandals in the, mostly, Catholic ‘care’ homes or in the, mostly, Celtic boy’s clubs, have moderated his opposition to the Named Person Scheme or if he now wishes we had kept the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, in the wake of last season’s events.

McKenna has considerable previous as an SNP-basher since his supposed and suspicious conversion from a rabid Unionist. Here’s what Bella Caledonia wrote of him before he converted:

‘It’s a piece so loaded with self-loathing, barely recognised inferiorism and desperate, desperate, political emptiness it’s hard to approach, but we really do need to talk about Kevin.’

Oh no we don’t. Not any more.

What does McKenna really believe in? From 2014:

I might be a haphazard Catholic but I still believe in the whole package, even those bits of it that I cheerfully choose to ignore in the trade winds of everyday secular life. I remain within the ambit of the magisterium, as they say. Nor is it because of the recent waves of scandal that have broken on our shores. I may have been vociferous in my criticism of our leadership over some of these issues but, in the midst of it all, I acknowledge that these are only mere human beings and as prone to error as the rest of us. The Faith is eternal, sacred and divine… and unshakeable—except on some Sundays where I’ve lamentably found other things to do.

So, church leaders who protected paedophiles by just moving them around are ‘mere human beings and as prone to error as the rest of us?’ What a great religion! Do what the F you like and be forgiven?


8 thoughts on “Kevin McKenna surfaces again to remind us where his priorities lie

  1. A false flag operator, making a quick buck from the proprietors of the Brit Nat media.

    I would rather listen to a drunken moon-struck loony-tunes blethering away in the pub (haven’t been near one for months), than believe a word that comes from McKenna’s poison pen.

    He comes, after all, from the same “neutral” stable as Tom Gordon et al.

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  2. I am a admirer of most of his writings
    But i think i can understand why he goes off key with the SNP when he gets his chances
    Firstly and with my name of DOYLE
    not hard to assume Catholic but from 12 yrs old a non believer
    But Kevin still believes which is his right to do so
    However as he roughly in the same age group as myself no doubt he expierenced the same abuse as I in early life solely attributable to your religion
    And such can have great effect upon you
    Sticking in your memory forever
    Thereby becoming imprinted in your very DNA
    in my case I do my utmost to control and suppress such effects
    So here are a few of the DNA imprints i had
    1.At 4 yr old on my 1st day walking to school in my St. Joseph uniform
    I was covered in spit whist being screamed at You Fucking Feinan Little Bastard
    2.In my teens having to make my escape through the Toilet windows after having my surname discovered whilst in certain
    Working mens clubs having signed in with a false name
    3.Being put upon and ambushed by groups of others and all for the stupidity of wearing a Celtic scarf
    And ending up in hospital more than once
    4.I have no doubt whatsoever that in my Business days that no matter how my company was more competent than most of my competitors that I was denied many
    Opportunities because of my name
    Certainly did not help the company logo & colours were Green, white and Orange
    Methinks Kevin cannot let go


  3. Named Person Scheme. If memory serves me correctly, the UK Supreme Court ruled the aims of this policy as ‘legitimate and benign’ it failed, however, because it allowed the sharing of information between professional groups – doctors, social workers etc – based on the wellbeing of the child whereas the Data Protection Act (DPA) the criteria was ‘serious risk’, a higher bar.

    The Court gave the SG an opportunity to try to square this circle but they were unable to do so and the scheme was dropped.

    I noticed that Mr McWhirter dragged up the Named Person Scheme in his column last Sunday. Are they trawling through their past columns to see what they can resurrect to fill their column inches?

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  4. “I acknowledge that these are only mere human beings and as prone to error as the rest of us.”
    Interesting that he uses the same sort of language the the Archbishop of Canterbury used in his forgiving of Prince Andy Pandy. Is there a generally accepted way of talking about those who are not permitted to be guilty?


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