The (wee spiv) Salmond called the short sellers and bankers “spivs and speculators” but; he appointed one of them to lead his economic advisory team Sir George Mathewson, George thought it unnecessary to tell his fellow (spiv) about his other life; ‘when thieves fall out eh’ but there’s more. The busy Mr. Mathewson it transpires is also avoiding paying tax by using the tax haven of the Cayman Islands to run his hedge fund businesses; wee Alex (the spiv) was left out of that loop as well. He chairs a company called ‘Old Oak Holdings’ their tax avoiding Cayman Islands exploits were described by US president Obama as “the biggest tax scam in the world” I’m not bad at pouring scorn, particularly on the disingenuous Janus faced spiv that is Alex Salmond but; on this occasion I will defer to Andy Kerr Labour MSP describing Mr. Mathewson “Here we have a short-selling, big-bonus-bragging, RBS-super-salaried, tax-avoiding adviser to the first minister” who would have thought that big Andy could be so eloquent.
Places like the Cayman Islands are the most immoral countries there are , no questions asked; they will launder anyone’s money; an irresistible lure for people like Mathewson and his like, I reckon Salmond will regard him as a hero. He (the spiv) continues to sing the praises of Mathewson, they deserve each other. Last week Salmond (the spiv) trying to catch the popular mood stated that capping banker’s bonuses was a good thing while Mathewson called it “grossly simplistic and populist“ no not Alex (the spiv), the capping proposals, do try to keep up.
A cartoon caption the other day showed the (wee spiv) with Hilary Clinton with Hilary saying “I’ve been to Scotland 3 times” and (the spiv) replying “so has Sean Connery” I wonder how much Scotland’s greatest patriot and Royal groveller Connery saves in taxes by living away from his beloved Scotland? Neither Salmond (the spiv) nor Connery the cod actor are all that concerned about paying taxes in Scotland they are quite happy to use each other. It remains a mystery to many people that there is still no one in the SNP prepared to show any dissent, Mathewson, Trump, Souter, Connery, Local Income Tax and the rest of the falsehoods and still the rank and file quiver and hide; what will it take? Even the sidelining of their ‘raison d’être’ independence can’t get them off their knees; it used to be “free by eighty three” then 2,003, its now “freedom the noo cause it’s 3002”
Meanwhile back in SNP Renfrewshire Council a meeting is being held which will decide whether the council is allowed to engage in a 90 day consultation with it’s work force over huge radical plans to change the way they work, bringing in more flexible working and cutting out allowances as well as wages and jobs, the consultations carry a caveat stating that a failure to agree will mean the council sacking those dissenters and re employing those who agree. No this is not a banana republic run by some crazy general this Scotland under the SNP; this is Renfrewshire under the SNP. Some of those hardest hit will be librarians, the service most hated by the philistines of the nationalist movement; wage cuts of the order of approx. £300 / month will be hitting them if this goes through with no compensation and an insistence that they still have to work the same as before, this is the reality of voting SNP this is the party to the right of the Tories who support them.
This is the SNP who if you remember gave annual rises of £11,000 to senior officers while people in their own workforce were not earning that as an annual salary and surviving on benefits, this is the real face of nationalism and as I have said many times before there is more, much more to come.