Guns on Inverness streets

6 August 2014

The latest casualty of SNP policy is guns on Inverness streets.

The SNP Government united the police forces of Scotland into one force Police Scotland.  The first result is a mindless ‘one policy fits all’ attitude, leading to armed police now walking the streets of Inverness.

Few other political parties wanted a united police force, but Kenny MacAskill the Justice Secretary insisted on pushing it through.  The touchy-feely SNP mantra of friendly Scotland is belied by its Justice Secretary’s dogmatism and his concurring with guns on our streets.

He was forced to explain his policy to the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

Centralisation is just that - central belt control.

Even the Belladrum family festival could have armed police.

This is symptomatic of the growing problem in Scottish society where Christian grace is rapidly disappearing from our streets and Christian common sense from our government.

The decision by Police Scotland to ban certain members of the media from attending a briefing to Highland Council on guns policy early last month has rebounded on itself.  The Inverness Courier were first to report on the practical implications of the new policy, but where were our Highland Councillors who heard the briefing?

It was once thought that issues with the Metropolitan Police could not be translated to the ‘different’ policing in Scotland.  Rather, if the Met can be found to be wanting, why should we be so sure that other forces do not have similar issues?  We don’t subscribe to blind faith.

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Poll suggests Danny Alexander will lose

17 June 2014

Danny Alexander, MP (Parliamentary photo)

Danny Alexander, MP (Parliamentary photo)

A poll has revealed that Danny Alexander, M.P., may lose his Westminster seat in the May 2015 general election.

Lord Oakeshott of the Lib Dems commissioned a private poll which claimed that several leading Lib Dem MPs are on course to lose their seats in the next general election.  These include Danny Alexander, the MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, who was predicted by the poll to come third if the vote was held now.  The poll shows a fall from the 40% in 2010 to 16% now.

The Lib Dems were decimated in England in the European Parliamentary Elections and they lost their only MEP in Scotland.  This Lib Dem melt down suggests that there is opportunity for the Scottish Christian Party to win the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, but only if Christians will recognise and vote for the opportunity.

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Fears that Danny Alexander is a closet Tory

14 February 2014

Danny Alexander, MP (Parliamentary photo)

Danny Alexander, MP (Parliamentary photo)

Fears are being voiced in Lib Dem circles that Danny Alexander, MP, is ‘going native’ as he gets on ‘famously well’ with the Tories.

The Huffington Post reports a speech by Rob Wilson, Conservative MP for Reading East, chancellor George Osborne’s parliamentary private secretary (PPS), in which he said: “I think Nick Clegg complains quite often that Danny Alexander has gone native in the Treasury. I think there is some truth in the fact he has gone native in the Treasury. The relationship is very good within the Treasury team.”

The Huffington Post comments: “The notion that Alexander, one of the most senior Lib Dems in government, has been ideologically captured by Osborne and the Tories will not go down well with the party’s MPs and grassroots.”

Danny Alexander has annoyed Lib Dem activists by endorsing chancellor George Osborne’s plans for more spending cuts well beyond the general election in 2015.

The subject is sufficiently public that Nick Clegg was forced to defend Danny Alexander in the Commons from claims of being a closet Tory taken hostage by Mr Osborne.