Its not obesity and drugs despite what the fella who ruins football clubs said, though they are true problems indeed.
Last night it was very easy to witness Scotland’s Shame live in the flesh if you wanted, just head downtown and chances are they will find you.
And judge and jury you on the spot also.
Regrettably the scenes witnessed last night and last week will surprise no one, a terrible indictment. They’ve been long in the making, should have been nipped in the bud at the start but became emboldened by the complicit silence of the media and prior governments.
Its bubbled over, the cat is out of the bag, and a response is called for, a substantial one.
Well I hope wee Jimmy Krankie likes a scrap for she’s got one on her hands now.
The fact that many politicians are speaking up on this is encouraging, and last night seen strong words from a few in senior positions, which is exactly where they need to be if they do intend to truly tackle the issue.
Do they intend to?
Seems to me Nicola was eyeing up a very strong run at independence again and Westministers buffons were just adding fuel to her fire, yet here we have this huge domestic issue unwittingly thrust into the spotlight. If she wants to show she would be a good and fair leader to a freshly freed nation she had the virus and now the yobs problems to handle,,a pass mark on both would be priceless for her future political career.
“Racist thugs“ & “Face the full force of the law if they break the law” is the type of talk needed, but only if backed by intent.
Humza being Justice Minister may well be a Godsend for her, just the type of partner in crime needed to try and deliver the legislation needed to deal with this.
For lets be clear that’s what’s going to be needed here from their side.
As of now there have been 6 arrests for minor public order offences, totally embarrassing, which forces one to ask are the cops hands tied or are they just sympathetic? If standing downtown in a huge mob drinking, arms spread wide repeating Rule Britannia, threatening and kicking anyone and everyone in your path that looks like they dont agree with you is not only legal and kosher but going to become the new normal, well Houston we have a problem here.
Peaceful rallies can no longer be held without attack.
Any considered remotely left wing gets attacked.
Its up to those politicians that talked the talk to now walk the walk and come up with an alternative to clashes that will only increase in number and violence.
And then make sure its vigorously enforced.
The media have stooped to new lows on this and just will not paint the scum for what they are, why is that? They cant say it of course but it’s because that’s their last main demographic out there causing misery and threatening law and order. Money trumps truth there, we all know that. Nearly everyone public will avoid asking it out loud but perhaps they are fans of the most right wing team in the country and/or members of the Orange Order?
The Chelsea fans cant get the blame as there was no bus convoy crossing borders, its apparent this was locals only with no travelling support.
The link may be called Timmy paranoia but at some stage someone in authority will have to make the connection in public,, it will take a brave soul but anything else would be merely sweeping the dirt under the carpet.
Tackling the racist right wing thugs must include cracking down on their enablers and their infrastructure.
And there in lies the rub.
This is a huge can of worms, which will pit Gov against some politicians, many Police, Orange Order, RFC , SMSM, NDL, and a huge swath of the populace. They are the known knowns and then throw in the unknowns such as the masonic brotherhood, Ulster Loyalists, bent judges, sympathetic juries, actual Chelsea / Linfield fans who want a fight,, probably a few more.
Its not a scrap anyone is guaranteed to win.
Those who pick their battles would avoid this one.
But yet ultimately, it has to happen.
Wee Nicola can fight to push through real policy change at the very top hopefully but that also needs to be matched at grassroots level, that’s you and your family and friends by the way.
Everyone must play a part here if there is to be real change.
People and nations all over the globe are having to face up to what they actually are, stand for and represent. This clash has found its way to yours and mine doorstep, and its not going away.
Because this one needs sorted and dealt with, there’s no time like the present, and Tims love a good cause.
Let the team fight their battles and make history on the park, and let us all do the same off it.
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