Monday 25 January 2016

How To Win Friends And Influence People

Oh dear, untrustworthy Police Scotland are at it again.

They've been harassing peace campaigners from the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (SCND) just because they happened to follow a nuclear bomb convoy by road around Glasgow and Stirling - a thing the activists do on a regular basis.

Now I haven't taken any sides on the nuclear deterrent debate. Quite frankly I haven't heard enough arguments from each side to form any opinion on this issue yet - perhaps I will in the future but for the moment I'm unbiased, undecided, and unconvinced either way.

What I am absolutely convinced of though is that members of the Scottish public should be helped, supported, and protected by Police Scotland - not harassed by them.

We discover that Police pulled over SCND activists in their car and subjected their vehicle to a detailed road worthiness check.

Let's be clear here. This was nothing to do with whether their car was roadworthy or not. It was all to do with Police using the 'check' as an excuse to prevent the activists from following the lorry and exercising their democratic freedoms and rights on what is a very topical political hot bed issue.

Police Scotland served their political masters that day instead of the Scottish public. 

This is disgraceful behaviour no matter what side of the fence you're on.

Did Police Scotland also stop the lorry carrying the nuclear bomb to check the lorry's road worthiness? I think we know the answer to that one.

So here we have Police Scotland who should be working on behalf of members of the Scottish public, harassing and targeting members of the Scottish public instead.

Plus there is one other important point our boys in blue seem to have overlooked.

If police are going to go around harassing members of demonstration groups, how are they ever going to be able to chat them up, win their affections, and have sex with them to get information out of them?

Because we all know how much the Special Demonstrations Squad, overseen by new chief constable Phil 'Gormless', like getting in to bed with demonstrators - literally.