Saturday, 24 April 2010

Aberdeen South Hustings report (23 April 2010)

I got this great report from John Taylor who is Robert Green's reporter and thought more people should know about it. Although the event is advertised on the BBC North East website there is no report of the Friday night meeting.

It will be interesting to see how the BBC stop the candidate's representative getting into the next hustings on Wed 28 Apr 10

John's Report.

Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers (SACL) bid to win the Aberdeen South constituency received another huge boost last night when the party overcame the odds to score a decisive victory in the first hustings of the campaign. None of the 100 + people in attendance at Peterculter Parish Church left the event in any doubt that the Hollie Greig scandal is the biggest election story – not just in Aberdeen South but throughout the UK.

Robert Green was unable to attend for obvious reasons yet the establishment still took extreme measures to try to prevent the SACL voice being heard. They clearly now realise that Robert Green is not a “one man band” and that Hollie’s Army represents an incredible force.

The first publicity about the hustings was released by the BBC around 2330 on Thursday 22nd April – twenty hours before it was due to take place. Clearly the mainstream parties all knew about the event a long time before this and the intention was that the audience would consist solely of their own supporters. They clearly underestimated the strength, determination and brainpower of Hollies Army.

SACL first heard about this event, quite by accident, at 1130 on Friday morning. Yet within 8 hours we had managed to mobilise Hollie’s Army and had 12 of our supporters in the audience in the church hall in the prosperous suburb of Peterculter.

SACL’ s Regional Co-ordinator, John Taylor, arrived at the church hall at 1915 and asked to speak to the event organiser. John explained the reasons why Robert was unable to attend in person and asked that, in the interests of democracy, SACL Chief Election Strategist, Adam Tindall, be allowed equal billing with the other candidates

The organiser was clearly flummoxed by this and tried to fob us off by saying that the debate would be on “Westminster Issues”. We asked if he would ask the other participants if they would object to the SACL being given equal billing. (The other participants were the sitting Labour MP, Anne Begg, plus the parliamentary candidates from Conservatives, LibDems and SNP, and a representative of the Green Party).

The organiser went away and returned to confirm that the other participants had unanimously agreed that SACL should NOT be given equal billing. We insisted that, at the very minimum, the presence of an official SACL representative should be announced and that he be allowed to state our manifesto.

The debate began with the main participants being allowed 60 seconds each to introduce themselves. The attendance of the SACL representative was announced although Adam was not given the opportunity to speak at this stage. Some members of the audience appeared to find the SACL party name amusing.

The so-called “debate” duly commenced. Some members of Hollie’s Army reported that they felt physically sick as a result of having to listen to the hypocritical hogwash of the mainstream politicians and their placemen in the audience.

During a debate on Afghanistan, John Taylor asked Anne Begg for her views on the suitability of 70 year old Dr Ian Oliver to hold the position of Head of Justice and Security in Helmand province. Dr Oliver was Chief Constable of Grampian Police between 1990 and 1998 before resigning in disgrace. Miss Begg claimed to be unaware that Dr Oliver now held this position and would not comment on his suitability or otherwise. A subsequent google search for “Anne Begg” and “Afghanistan” produced over 1,000 results.

An hour or so into the debate SACL gained the impression that we may not be given the chance to speak. Adam Tindall grabbed the microphone and told the audience that the candidates had denied SACL equal billing and that we had been promised that we would be allowed to read out our manifesto. The organiser, somewhat sheepishly, said that we would get our chance to do this at the end of the debate.

When the main debate ended Adam was given the microphone and he delivered a barnstorming speech which electrified the audience. He clearly stated the allegations made by Hollie Greig, our concerns over the death of Roy Greig and the establishment’s efforts to cover the story up. The reason why Robert Green was unable to attend was clearly explained and the audience were invited to “Google Hollie Greig”.

One did not need to be an expert in body language, to realise that the candidates, particularly Anne Begg and the SNP candidate, were extremely uncomfortable at this turn of events. Unfortunately for them, there was worse to come.

Adam passed the microphone to “Mr Scotland”, star of the Paul Drockton Show, who relayed his own personal experiences of institutionalised child abuse and injustice in Aberdeen. He then went on to explain to the audience how unhelpful Anne Begg had been over the course of many meetings. By this stage, Miss Begg was looking decidedly queasy and she attempted to stammer out some response. The organiser came to her rescue by suggesting that Miss Begg and “Mr Scotland” continue their discussion after the meeting had ended.

The debate closed with the main participants being allowed a couple of minutes each to make closing comments. There was frequent spontaneous heckling in response to their hypocrisy and refusal to discuss the big issues.

As the hall emptied, Hollie’s Army split into two battalions. One battalion stationed themselves at the exit and politely handed out leaflets to those leaving. No-one refused a leaflet and by the end of the evening more than a hundred had been handed out, not only at the meeting but at various pubs and takeaways in Peterculter.

The second battalion took it upon themselves to peacefully engage in some “direct democracy” with the would-be MP’s who by this stage were squirming like pigs heading for the slaughterhouse. The Conservative and Green representatives made a sharp exit and were quickly followed by the ashen faced SNP candidate, Mark McDonald , who blurted out an obviously pre-prepared statement “The SNP will not be making any comment on this matter”.

The wheelchair-bound Anne Begg claimed that she had no recollection of ever meeting “Mr Scotland”. Strangely her helper remembered him well. Miss Begg was heckled as she made her exit.

The LibDem candidate, John Sleigh, has high hopes of winning the seat and performed impressively in the controlled environment of the debate. However when faced with the peaceful questioning of Hollie’s Army he gave a good impression of a rabbit caught in car headlights.. When an SACL leaflet was handed to him he recoiled as if fearing that he would be contaminated with bubonic plague if he touched this A5 sheet. He was captured on video stating that he was “too busy” to look into Hollie’s case before being hustled away.

All-in-all a quite extraordinary night which continues the unstoppable momentum hurtling Robert Green towards Westminster.

Stand up for Holly. Stand up for Robert
If you are in Aberdeen South and want to help then contact John Taylor

To find out more about the Holly story look on the official blogs

Friday, 23 April 2010

Wannabe MP Banned from AberdeenConstituency

At last one part of the Scottish media is mentioning Hollie Greig and Robert Green. Could this be the crack in the wall of the Scottish establishment dam trying to hold back information on Hollie.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Robert Green Gagged Even Tighter

Robert Green, Holly Grieg adviser and SACL Parliamentary Candidate for Aberdeen South was arrested on the 15th April when he reported to Warrington Police Station as part of his bail conditions and taken to Aberdeen where he once again was taken to Stonehaven court where he was given the choice, stay in custody or agree to new bail conditions. He signed the new conditions to get out of custody but unfortunately he couldn't read what he was signing as he had left his reading glasses in his car when he was arrested. He had pointed out to the arresting officers that his glasses were in the car and could he collect them but after phoning a "higher authority" in Aberdeen they were told "No, just bring him up".

Although he had not breached his original bail conditions, new conditioned were added that not only was he not allowed to publicise the case in Scotland but also restricted from publishing items on the internet and other social media. It look like MacAskill's Gagging Amendments to the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill are being applied. It never fails to surprise me that all those in Holyrood who were alerted to this before these amendments were debated in Parliament, did NOTHING to stop it.
Now Robert has been gagged even tighter it is up to all of us to get this injustice out to the public and action taken.
One thing the Scottish Tourist Board has been keeping quiet about is the effect this case is having on Scotland's tourist economy. Many of those in the USA and other countries are now saying they won't be visiting Scotland if this is the sort of justice system we have, if we cover up such treatment of our children. Have you got a friend or relative reliant on the tourist industry? Maybe you should be passing this information on to them. It's costing them money and maybe even their job.
However even after all that people in the Aberdeen South constituency have signed his candidate nomination papers and these should be lodged on Monday.

Stand up for Holly. Stand up for Robert
If you are in Aberdeen South and want to help then contact John Taylor

To find out more about the Holly story look on the official blogs

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Robert Green Re-Arrested

I received this from a contact earlier.
"Robert Green, prospective Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers (Justice for Holly Grieg) election candidate for Aberdeen South, has "gone missing". He failed to appear for a scheduled radio interview. Robert was previously charged with "breach of the peace" on February 12th, the date on which he originally planned to launch his campaign. Foul play by the authorities is strongly suspected." This was then followed up by "It has been confirmed that Robert Green is currently in police custody in Stonehaven"

Having phoned Grampian police non emergency number on 0845 600 5700 the following conversation ensued:

Hallo, Grampian Police Non-Emergency help line, Juliet speaking.

Hallo, Juliet. I have been informed that Robert Green has been re-arrested. Can you tell me if you have a Robert Green in custody.

The standard reply was "I will read out a statement and then I will put the phone down. Thank you for your enquiry. We cannot confirm or deny who we have in custody."

Is this an attempt to stop Robert standing in the election? I think so and so do many others. What can you do to help. Phone the number above. You'll get the same answer, but they have to log it. Last time, because of the numbers calling, they let him out on bail instead of keeping him in custody as planned. Then we try and find out when he is coming before the court. When we find out lets get as many a possible to be at the court with our banners. Stand up for Holly. Stand up for Robert
If you are in Aberdeen South and want to help then contact John Taylor as he is still lookng for a few assentors on the nomination papers

To find out more about the Holly story look on the official blogs

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Chicken Gordon ducks out of constituency hustings

As in 2005 Gordon Brown shows his contempt for the other candidates and arrogance to the voters by ducking out of a hustings in his constituency of Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath.
Fife Branch of the Federation of Small Businesses has organised hustings in each of the Fife constituencies but the one planned for Kirkcaldy has been called off after Chicken Gordon would not attend. As the "star" attraction wasn't going to be there so the Courier's hustings chairman Steve Bargeton decided it wasn't good enough for him either. So the whole hustings have been cancelled depriving the other candidates of having the opportunity to put their case to the FSB members. The chance for me, the UKIP candidate, to let the FSB members know that we can reduce the burden on small businesses when we exit the EU and get rid of so much of the un-necessary one-size-fits-all EU regulation restricting the small business.
UKIP's policy for small business will be published in the next few days so keep an eye out for it at
If you do meet up with Chicken Gordon ask him why he's frightened to meet the other candidates on the hustings in Kirkcaldy.

BBC Misinformation or just sloppy researchers

BBC have been quick to advertise their Election 2010 website now the election has been officiallly called. It's a pity that the information they put up about UKIP policy on Afghanistan & Defence is wrong. They claim that UKIP "would withdraw from NATO" yet the UKIP Defence Policy clearly states

"UKIP’s Defence Vision recommendations:

To defend our national interests, maintain the NATO alliance, support our traditional partners. To disentangle our forces from the EU To keep our independence by retaining – always – ultimate command and control over our national forces"

You can read the full policy at

Is this deliberate BBC disinformation or just sloppy researching?

Oops! It looks like they got the message as half the original info has now been removed.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Good Gordon & Labour Party video

As we run up to the General Election have a look at this great video which has been sent to me. People of Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath help the UK get rid of him.

At the 2005 General Election the Labour Party along with the rest of the LibLabCONsensus all promised a referendum on the EU Constitution now the Lisbon Treaty. When taken to court for failing to hold the referendum, Gordon Brown's barrister said "Manifesto Pledges are not subject to legitmate expectations" If that is so then can you believe anything you will see on the election manifestos of these three parties? Voters in Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, remembers this when you vote next month. You can help put things right. Vote him out.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Holly Grieg Demo 1 Apr 10

Well my prayers were answered and we did have fine weather in Edinburgh on Thu 1 Apr 10 at the Holly Greig Demo in Parliament Square.
I met quite a number of good and caring people willing to make the effort to get the message out about the treatment and injustice to Holly.
There was a good turnout from all around Scotland with about 50 to 60 people there with a variety of leaflets, plackards and signs. There were a few supporters with videos and cameras so there should be some pics on some of the websites soon.
The next demo is planned for Sat 1 May again at Parliament Square starting 1pm so as it's a weekend there is no excuse not to be there. So why not bring a few friends with you.
I was great to see the billboard and hopefully it will be there again on 1 May.
See some photos of those attending here and

Some of the information about those supporters can be found at:
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers
Scot Against Injustice, and
And also on the official blogs

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Nigel on "Have I got News for you"

It should be well worth watching UKIP's Nigel Farage MEP who will be appearing on BBC2’s satirical ‘Have I Got News For You’ programme tonight (Thursday 1st April) BBC1 at 9.30pm. I'm not sure whether he's on Ian Hislop’s team or Paul Merton’s, but apparently he came through with honour intact and good humour reigning on all sides).

Nigel will also be on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ this Friday 2nd April, at 8pm. The programme is repeated, followed by: ‘Any Answers?’ on the following Saturday 3rd April. Approx 1pm I believe, but you’ll have to check the exact timings.