Mackay opens with:
There’s always been an unhealthy culture of silence within the Yes movement. Prominent SNP members who now position themselves as guardians of moral probity in politics and denounce the Alba Party’s Trumpian antics were only a few years ago amplifying hate speech online because it served their own political purposes. Today, the “Wheesht For Indy” crowd are telling Yes-supporting critics of Alex Salmond’s new party to be quiet. “We’re all supposed to be on the same side, guys,” they say. “Think about the bigger picture.”
He goes on to make much of the not-guilty Alex Salmond, the reinstated after a stupid tweet Neil Hanvey, the perjurer who had been unfairly hounded by the gutter-press, Tommy Sheridan and two others who had made low-level offensive tweets about the FM and beggars.
I agree that most of the above requires an apology but that a political party in the UK cannot exist with members like that is the application of a premium double standard. Where to begin with the liars, thieves and sexual perverts who have lined the benches for all of the other parties? I won’t stain my premium blog pages with their names.
As for Trumpian antics, really? What has the Alba Party done that is ‘Trumpian’. That’s just lazy ‘label/libel’ talk when you have nothing to back it up.
Then, ‘wheesht’, why not? We should be on the same side and not bickering among ourselves when a far greater danger to our cause, the Unionist media, wait slavering to pick up any weaknesses we expose.
Finally, glass houses?
Remember Mackay’s spread with Alex Salmond pictured alongside sex murderers? I can but can’t find it.
The Herald. 2020. Neil Mackay’s Big Read – Great Trials of the Century. [ONLINE] Available at:
[Accessed 30 March 2020]
It’s been removed.
Premium? My posterior!