What’s this GRA stushie on Wings all about then?

Here’s a few pithy answers copied from the BTL comments on James Kelly’s excellent ScotGoesPop blog:

Anonymous – February 23, 2020 at 10:07 PM

It’s about Wings over Scotland’s Stuart Campbells obsessional hatred of the First Minister because of an act going through Holyrood that he doesn’t like, so he’s whipped up exaggerated faux anger amongst some people to encourage them not to vote SNP and not to vote for Independence because the SNP are Nazis, my own opinion is that he’s trying to get himself shut down as one of his Twitter accounts already has been for abuse so he can fabricate even more hatred for this weeks obsession
It used to be the Labour party but they took him to court and won so now he’s reversing all the things he said for the last six or so years that the SNP were great and Nicola Sturgeon was great, but now she’s bad, and funnily enough in his latest rant he proclaims Boris Johnson as the good guy

So that’s the gist of it and how much will you pay me to say I hate Nicola Sturgeon too, whatever it is it’s not enough I’ve got principles that Campbell doesn’t

Thank goodness he’s been already seen through but his followers repeat every foul mouthed word he writes

Anonymous – February 24, 2020 at 12:44 AM

Wings over Scotland is a chat website that used to be for supporters of Independence, the owner of the Website is one Stuart Campbell originally from Scotland but resides in Bath in England
The court cases involved were against newspapers and the most recent case was the last Labour leader in Scotland Kezia Dugdale, a case in which she took Campbell to court over his homophobic views and was awarded judgement against him

Anonymous – February 24, 2020 at 12:54 AM

Wings of the Scotland is a good place to go if you wish to hear people discussing how rubbish the SNP is. It feels as if it’s populated by secret Unionist agents who are arguing with each other because haven’t been told they’re on the same side.

Anonymous – February 24, 2020 at 3:23 AM

This whole deal that Campbell’s invented to stimulate interest in his hatred of Scotland FM is a crock of shit because all the statistics show that you’re more likely to be bitten on the neck by a vampire from Romania than encounter a mad and dangerous transgender person in a toilet

In point of fact there have been more people attacked and eaten by cannibals in Scotland (Sawney Bean clan killed and ate over 1000 people) than there are transgender people in the whole world

He hounded Kezia Dugdale and she won and he can’t live with it so Nicola Sturgeon’s his next high profile target to use for getting himself talked about and if he’s not careful will find himself in trouble again but more serious this time and his rapidly diminishing circle of friend will reduce to none

Anonymous – February 24, 2020 at 10:02 AM

The sad thing is, it’s not even clear who or what his ‘circles of friends’ actually are any more. If it was a matter of diehard ‘nats’ that would be one thing, but it’s not really clear what cause any of them are fighting for any more. The actual number of ‘friends of independence’ must be rapidly diminishing.

From recent posts on Twitter he seems to be wilfully stoking hate and division, doing no-one any good, himself included. But hey, that’s probably more than enough about him.

Stuart Campbell, the GRA and the ‘End of Indy’

I can’t post this on Wings because I am banned – none of my comments appear any more. So I am posting it here and linking to it on social media because I believe it is important that Campbell’s attempts to destroy the current ‘open door’ opportunity for independence are opposed by as many as possible in as many places as possible.

Firstly, let me say that I personally think the reform to the Gender Recognition Act as currently proposed is clumsy, stupid and potentially damaging to the SNP. I agree with Campbell that it is the child of a manipulative clique of ‘woke’ entryists who almost certainly have sponsorship within the British state. But is it an indy-killer?

OK, England has given up on it. So an independent Scotland could in theory have a different transgender regime to England. So what? We have a separate legal system. We have different rules on many things, civil partnerships between opposite sex couples being just one area where England is actually ahead of us at the moment.

I repeat, so what? If the bill passes un-amended and if turns out to be as flawed and damaging as many good people are convinced it is, then it can be repealed precisely as the OBFA was when deemed to not be working. This is nothing to do with indy, and while the SNP are the only party who can realistically bring indy about it is not a reason to deny the party your vote.

If people are too stupid to keep their eye on the prize and then deal with the GRA fallout (if any) afterwards then that is a shame, and Wings will be in a great measure responsible for (IMO) stirring up unnecessary fear and loathing and jeapordising the current opportunity to achieve our goal.

If that is the way this particular cookie crumbles, then we can look forward to that SNP civil war that the media have been lusting for for so long. It is possible it will be brief and relatively bloodless, that Joanna Cherry will emerge victorious and the GRA will be put firmly to bed and that we can get on with the main event. However, it is also possible that it will be long and protracted and will utterly derail the current train of opportunity we are riding.

The latter possibility would be a disaster. And Wings and Stuart Campbell’s carefully ramped up moral outrage will be a major contributor to that disaster. Now is simply not the time. And let me say that having just read the BTL comments on Wings I can 100% guarantee that 90% of the respondents were never independence supporters. Like it or not, willing or just manipulated, Campbell, one of our greatest assets up to now, has become a tool of the British state.

And if this potential disaster does unfold – if the GRA, something that will affect a tiny minority of Scots, derails the independence train and wrecks it, then to me it stinks of a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel. British black ops at their best. Don’t fall for it, folks. We will deal with the GRA and the SNP’s woke infiltrators in due course, but keep your eye on the prize now.