Scaredy Cat Sturgeon and Free Speech


Scaredy Cat Sturgeon Pic AFFG 14-11-18

On Wednesday 14 November 2018, six of our activists were outside the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. We were there from 12.30-3pm to protest the non-appearance of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Over the course of the event, our Founder, Alistair McConnachie, delivered a 30-minute speech, 3 times, based on the following notes. The next day The Times ran a report which included a mention of our banner and a quote from Alistair.

WHY WE ARE HERE

Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Alistair McConnachie, Founder and Director of pro-UK Street Campaigning and Advocacy organisation, A Force For Good.

And we are here today to express our disappointment that our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has not turned up to this event.

She was scheduled to speak but pulled out because she didn't like the fact that a former adviser of President Trump, Steve Bannon, was speaking.

We are here to express our disappointment in her behaviour; to lament the fact that she does not have the courage of her convictions, nor it appears, the intellectual capability to engage with the issues which are being brought to the table, simply because she disagrees with the person who says them.

And we are protesting the fact that at the end of the day, Nicola Sturgeon's only response has been to run away and hide.

That's why we're calling her a 'Scaredy Cat'!

"I BELIEVE PASSIONATELY IN FREE SPEECH...BUT"

And you know, she couched her excuse in the usual tiresome virtue-signalling which we've become accustomed to when she said, "I believe passionately in free speech...but..."

There's always a "but", isn't there!

It seems Nicola 'Scaredy Cat' Sturgeon is one of these people who will claim to "believe passionately in free speech", up to the point when she realises that some people use their free speech to say...whatever they like!

Scaredy Cat Sturgeon is one of these people who "believes passionately in free speech" up to the point when she realises that some people are using their free speech to say...things she disagrees with.

She is one of those people who "believes passionately in free speech" up to the point when she realises that some people are using their free speech to say...the wrong things!

She is one of those people who believes "passionately in free speech" up to the point when she realises that some people are using their free speech to say...things she doesn't have an answer for.

Oh my, then it seems, she doesn't believe in free speech so very much.

At that point, she has to complain that people are using their free speech to "normalise" things she disagrees with, that she thinks is wrong, that she doesn't have an answer for.

At that point, her modus operandi is to run for the hills and hide behind her usual, tiresome, sanctimonious, virtue signalling.

But we see through her. We have the measure of her.

We know she doesn't want to think about the issues which are being brought to the table here today, much less talk about them, much less debate them.

And she certainly doesn't have an answer for them!

All she can do is run away, and cover her back with her usual virtue-signalling nonsense.

In this Remembrance Week, it makes us wonder how she would have behaved in WW2.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill:

"She shall virtue signal on the beaches. She shall virtue signal on the landing grounds. She shall virtue signal in the fields and in the streets. She shall virtue signal in the hills. She shall always...virtue signal!"

She shall always...advocate a political point from a position of vanity, intended to demonstrate her conformity with the fashionable values of the political and media elite.

But we see through her.

She is a Scaredy Cat who does not have the intellectual fortitude to address the matters which people are bringing to the table, at this venue today.

A Scaredy Cat who has no response, and no answers, to the important issues of our day; which are being raised by people in there.

Alistair McConnachie colour-coordinated with Post Box. Pic AFFG 14-11-18

And we must say, Congratulations to News Xchange – the organisers of this event – for allowing these issues to be debated! The organisers of this event are not scared of free speech.

But it is a shame that the First Minister of Scotland is so afraid.

WHAT IS SHE SCARED OF?

And what is it that Scaredy Cat Sturgeon disagrees with so strongly that she doesn't have the courage to turn up today?

You know, the things that she is afraid of are not even – at least should not be – controversial!

The person she disapproves of will be speaking this afternoon on the concept of "Representation".

According to the Agenda, he'll be addressing media matters related to the questions:

"Are we relevant to our audiences? Do we look like them? Sound like them? Do we come from the same places? Do we share their perspectives? Do we understand their challenges?"

Perhaps it is those questions which frighten Scaredy Cat Sturgeon!

She knows she often does not 'share the audience's perspectives' nor 'understand their challenges'.

For example, she doesn't want to get into discussing why over one million people in Scotland voted against the combined powers of the entire Scottish political and media establishment, and voted for Brexit.

She doesn't want to get into talking about why they did that!