Conscience and the Hate Crime

Ross Weir

Ross Weir

Yesterday, 10th March 2021, marks the day that the leadership of the SNP declared war on at least 52% of the Scottish People, betraying women, girls and those who support those safe spaces guaranteed by the Equality Act (2010). This deeply sinister development is supported by the Green Party, who have been behind many attacks on biological reality. We are not convinced that the wider membership of the SNP has the will to challenge this even if, as seems likely, most do not support it.

The debate on the Hate Crime Bill yesterday showed that there are people in Holyrood who do not respect women or their rights. As a party, the ISP has always stood on a platform of free-speech and protecting women’s rights and interests, which are different from those of men and trans people. Because of this, the we understand that many of our members and supporters will find it difficult, if not impossible, to support a message of “SNP1, ISP2”. Because of this, we are invoking the conscience clause in our constitution so that candidates and members can express their own views. This does not diminish our commitment to independence for Scotland, but we have a moral duty to let our people express their views on matters that directly affect women and girls.

We also have a duty to ensure that supporters of independence have the right to speak after the election in May, and the Hate Crime legislation threatens this – what would stop a Unionist coalition making it “hate speech” to criticise the Union and support independence? Our candidates and members must be free to criticise the SNP for making this possible. Our conscience is clear, unlike the SNP/Green Coalition of Oppression.

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4 thoughts on “Conscience and the Hate Crime”

  1. “One of the great secrets of the day is to know how to take possession of popular prejudices and passions, in such a way as to introduce a confusion of principles which makes impossible all understanding between those who speak the same language and have the same interests”. Machiavelli.

    In short: divide, rule‪ and recruit to conflicting ‘causes’ in order to fracture the common cause.‬

    How the symbolism of a Manhattan statue in New York is being played out across the UK & global-western democratic stage. How Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon & Scotland are hostages to this stage. And why the COPFS, British State, SNP & ScotGov ‘interests’ are suppressing evidence with *global ramifications* for the secretive procedural methods used against Alex Salmond, which are ALREADY STANDARD in ‘Family’ Courts throughout the western world…

    ‘Manhattan’s Medusa: The Global State of Scotland’ by #GaslightingGilligan https://wp.me/p94Aj4-2kh

    Kind regards and good luck.

    Johnny McNeill
    #GaslightingGilligan (© 2017) 
    Twitter: @GasGilligan (free download)

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    Collette Ashby McGuire

    After what’s happened with the hate crime bill, the handling of sexual misconduct within the party and the clear desperation to say anything to keep the votes of the younger voters with extreme idealogy, there’s just no way I can vote SNP any longer.
    ISP will get my 2nd vote. Thank you for speaking up for women.

  3. I’m not particularly in favour of independence but seriously considering voting ISP for your stance on this. All other left wing parties seem to have collectively lost their minds.

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