John Nicholson’s Carpetbagging Tour

The SNP’s John Nicholson got into hot water this morning when Guido revealed he named the wrong constituency in local hustings last night. From 2015 to 2017 he represented East Dunbartonshire, he’s done a chicken run across to the more marginal seat of Ochil and South Perthshire. Although it might not be so winnable for him now after getting its name wrong…

Guido can now reveal the carpetbagging journey the London-based former MP has taken across Scottish seats from coast to coast. Despite Nicholson having scrubbed direct mention of these seats from his social media, the internet never forgets. Guido has found that Nicholson has attempted to represent six different seats in the last four years…

  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Linlithgow & East Falkirk
  • Midlothian
  • North Ayrshire and Arran
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Ochil and South Perthshire

If he loses Ochil, where will he try for next..?

mdi-timer 27th November 2019 @ 1:00 pm 27th Nov 2019 @ 1:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
Sturgeon Torn to Pieces Over SNP Record on Health

The SNP, which has been in power in Scotland running the Scottish NHS since 2007, was absolutely torn to pieces last night in the BBC’s Andrew Neil Interviews. The Scottish First Minister was forced to admit issue after issue in the service her party has been responsible for over twelve years. Excruciating…

mdi-timer 26th November 2019 @ 8:18 am 26th Nov 2019 @ 8:18 am mdi-comment Comments
Lib Dems Facebook Spend More than all Parties Combined

The Liberal Democrats have geared up for the upcoming general election with a whopping £12,205 being spent on Facebook in the last week, more than every other major party put together. Labour and the Tories lag behind at £2,812 and £3,111 respectively. The SNP and The Brexit Party clearly haven’t got the memo, both failing to spend anything so far. Has anyone told Carole yet? 

mdi-timer 30th October 2019 @ 4:28 pm 30th Oct 2019 @ 4:28 pm mdi-comment Comments
SNP Data Gathering Hypocrisy

Like almost every millennial, Mhairi Black was tweeting nonsense last night. Her target? The very standard Tory operation to gather data on sympathetic voters. Linking to a CCHQ-run website calledGet Brexit Done – Tell your MP to back an election, Black wrote:

“The Tories have launched a data mining website called get-brexit-done.com

Under the giant SEND button there’s then some tiny text explaining that by clicking the giant send button, you’re consenting to CCHQ emailing you everything they’re up to, which seems dubious at best.”

SNP MPs and MSP piled in on the shocking discovery, condemning the non-branded data mining and the emails it sent to remain MPs. The same MPs who, until 2018, were responsible for a website called www.ref.scot – a totally unbranded website bar a tiny sentence at the bottom saying it was promoted by the SNP.

The SNP also have six campaigns running on their own party’s website, which similarly collect your name, email address and postcode once you press SEND. The greatest hypocrisy, however, is the SNP criticising the Tories’ data strategy, when only one year ago they were found out to have been buying data on British voters from NationBuilder for seven years – a company accused by Facebook of violating its users’ privacy.

mdi-timer 29th October 2019 @ 5:00 pm 29th Oct 2019 @ 5:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
Would the SNP Be Prepared to Leave the UK Without a Deal?

The SNP’s rhetoric around No Deal was shown up for the nonsense it is on today’s Politics Live when Sir Bernard Jenkin asked if the SNP would only let Scotland leave the UK under terms the UK could set. Ian Blackford quickly tried to move the conversation on. Clear logic making it an excruciating experience for the SNP…

mdi-timer 25th October 2019 @ 5:03 pm 25th Oct 2019 @ 5:03 pm mdi-comment Comments
Leave Beat the SNP in Half of Their Westminster Seats

The SNP love going on about how more Remain votes than Leave votes came from Scotland in the United Kingdom’s EU referendum. They don’t like mentioning that more than a million Scots voted to leave, or the fact that if you disregard the Leave votes from Scotland and Northern Ireland, Remain would have won. Guido has compiled some data that might offer the Scot Nats a reason to think again about ignoring the sizeable contingent of Scottish Brexiteers…

In half of the SNPs 35 seats, the Leave percentage outweighed the SNP vote share in the 2017 election. The SNP MPs who have cause to be worried are:

  • Kirsty Blackman Aberdeen North 41.3 SNP 43.09 Leave
  • Neil Gray Airdrie and Shotts 37.6 SNP 39.84 Leave
  • Brendan O’Hara Argyll and Bute 36 SNP  39.43 Leave
  • Phillipa Whitford Central Ayrshire 37.2 SNP 41.62 Leave
  • Douglas Chapman Dunfermline and West Fife 35.5 SNP 39.39 Leave
  • John McNally Falkirk 38.9 SNP 43.2 Leave
  • David Linden Glasgow East 38.8 SNP 43.84 Leave
  • Chris Stephens Glasgow South West 40.7 SNP 40.86 Leave
  • Peter Grant Glenrothes 42.8 SNP 47.61 Leave
  • Drew Hendry Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey 39.9 SNP 40.13 Leave
  • Angela Crawley Lanark and Hamilton East 32.6 SNP 35.96 Leave
  • Martyn Day Linlithgow and East Falkirk 36.3 SNP 42.02 Leave
  • Hannah Bardell Livingston 40.1 SNP 43.26 Leave
  • Angus MacNeil Na h-Eileanan an Iar 40.6 SNP 43.9 Leave
  • Patricia Gibson North Ayrshire and Arran 38.9 SNP 42.4 Leave
  • Stephen Gethins North East Fife 32.9 SNP 41.4 Leave (Fife only stats available)
  • Ian Blackford Ross, Skye & Lochaber 40.3 SNP 43.49 Leave

The Tories becoming the Leave Party might not be such a bad move in Scotland after all…

mdi-timer 10th September 2019 @ 4:37 pm 10th Sep 2019 @ 4:37 pm mdi-comment Comments
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