Nationalist Terror 67


The Mainstream Media are anxious to invoke the “violent nationalists” meme at every opportunity. Today Jim Murphy and Eddie Izzard ran away in Glasgow because evil nationalists shouted back when he was haranguing them. That’s what they did – shouted back. Nobody punched anyone. Nobody shoved anyone. Nobody threw anything. But people had the gall not to listen in hushed silence to Murphy.

The idea is that Murphy with a massive media pack turns up and speaks in front of two dozen Labour activists, who huddle behind him with placards, and the media then show only cropped close shots which make it look like there was a crowd of pro-Labour people. The media do this obligingly several times a day for all the unionist parties, and it works well with closed halls with heavy security. But of course it doesn’t work on the streets, where evil people can have the gall to shout back instead of doffing their caps.

So then a different narrative kicks in, that of evil nationalist violent thugs. Now we have a news story about Murphy and Izzard “escaping” nationalist thugs. But look closely at the video clip in the Guardian, which has gone into unionist orgasm on the story. All the people with the multi-coloured placards are the planted Labour supporters. (Scottish Labour placards have now to be not only red, but also blue and orange, for obvious reasons). At the time Murphy “escapes”, there isn’t anybody apart from the vetted Labour posse within twenty yards of him. And the horrible people who dared to shout back don’t total more than half a dozen.

The Guardian claims there were “minor scuffles”. Watch the video at 11.42 on this Guardian feed. There are no scuffles, except for Jim pushing past people to run away and pretend he was in danger.

It is a trick they have pulled before, and doubtless will pull again.


67 thoughts on “Nationalist Terror

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  • Ba'al Zevul

    No offence Baal.

    None taken, though it is impossible to argue with RD’s conclusion.

  • Laguerre

    Re the royal sprog. My French partner has just reminded me that Charlotte is a feminine diminutive of Charles. We Brits don’t think of that. There are so many feminine versions of Charles. So all three of the major ancestors are represented – Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Interesting the order of the names.

  • Republicofscotland

    “None taken, though it is impossible to argue with RD’s conclusion.”
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    Such a modest felllow ☺

  • Daniel

    “So in an election its permissible to drown out the voice of those standing for election with megaphones? Democracy Scottish Nationalist style I presume?”

    Is it illegal to use a megaphone in a public place? No.

  • fred

    ” Patriotism is okay, but I feel that nationalism and xenophobia go much too far and are based on hate.”

    Sydney Harris said that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does.

    The worrying part about events in Glasgow today is not so much what happened as the people who would defend it.

  • Malcolm MacKinnon

    The whole thing was planned
    Duncan Hothersall (known Labour activist) sent a tweet 1hr before rally indicting a well known heckler Sean Clerkin would be there (who was notified by a labour branch)
    Stitch up to show the SNP in a bad light
    Clerkin is not a member of the SNP and has previous…

  • fred

    “The whole thing was planned
    Duncan Hothersall (known Labour activist) sent a tweet 1hr before rally indicting a well known heckler Sean Clerkin would be there (who was notified by a labour branch)
    Stitch up to show the SNP in a bad light
    Clerkin is not a member of the SNP and has previous…”

    I just read Duncan’s time line.

    https://twitter.com/dhothersall

    What you say is not true.

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