Friday, May 12, 2006

Breakdown of law and order in Scotland? Time for a change.

1. According to the Dumfries Courier, 12 May 2006, there were four attacks in the small town of Dumfries within the space of a few days:

In the first attack a 78-year old woman was knocked to the ground and had her handbag stolen. The incident happened at midday on Galloway Street...

A 28-year-old man was attacked on Devorgilla Bridge by two men who stole cash and a phone.

A youth attacked a 59-year-old shopper as he left Tesco.

A 50-year-old woman was struck on the head by a man as she withdrew money from the Clydesdale Bank cash machine.

Worst in Scotland for drugs - Dumfries and Galloway?

2. Glasgow Evening Times, 12 May 2006: A CHAIN-smoking Scots youngster who became pregnant at 11 is set to become the UK's youngest mum. The girl, now 12, is eight months' pregnant after losing her virginity in a drunken sex session with a 15-year-old.

Her lifestyle saw her take up smoking at nine, followed by drinking at 101/2,when she consumed cocktails of Buckfast and vodka. She has now quit school after a number of exclusions for fighting with fellow pupils and says she does not plan to return when the baby is born.

Chain-smoker, 12, to be UK's youngest mum

3. In Scotland it has been revealed that 47% of individuals are earning under £10,000 per year.

In Glasgow, 42 per cent of families are reliant on income support. Severe poverty in Scotland is not being reduced.

4. According to the Mail on Sunday, 29 January 2006, only 3% of crimes in Scotland result in convictions.

The Scottish Crime Survey found that only 25% of crimes were reported to the police.In 2003-2004 in Scotland, just over 1 million crimes were reported. It is estimated that the true number of crimes in Scotland in 2003-2004 was 4 million.In 2003-2004 there were only 119,994 convictions.

5. From WSWS:

"The Labour Party in Scotland has had an effective majority for decades through its control of the local authorities. During this time it has spawned a distinct social layer who control billions of pounds in revenue, awarding building and planning contracts, administering services...

"The Scotsman newspaper ran several articles on Ferguslie Park Community Business Holdings (FCBH), in Paisley. This scheme, established in the 1980s in the working class area of Ferguslie Park, was supposedly aimed at building 'community' businesses as a means of tackling unemployment. The Scotsman reported that at least part of the FCBH ...had fallen under the control of Paisley's drug gangs and was being used to launder money."

6. Thomas McGraw, 'The Licensee', is/was reportedly Glasgow's crime boss. Allegedly he has friends within the Glasgow police.

Reg McKay, in The Daily Record, 29 August 2005, reported that a street brawl between police left people scrutinising the cosy relationship between the Licensee (McGraw) and 'his police officer pals.'

"One of the Serious Crime Squad grabbed McGraw and tried to take him away from his Scottish Crime Squad captors. Tug of war was on. Then one man threw a punch and bedlam broke out with police wrestling, kicking and butting each other as McGraw stood in the middle of the battle totally ignored.Locals gathered for the best entertainment they'd had in years. Duelling rozzers. One or two joined in, taking the chance of a free swipe at a copper.Eventually peace was restored and the two police outfits went into confab. Whatever was said, the handcuffs were unlocked and Thomas McGraw walked back to his flat, a free man once again."

The Daily Record wrote: "Local uniforms and CID could often be found sitting in the McGraws' home drinking tea and smoking."When McGraw bought The Caravel pub, certain well-known detectives were in regularly, drinking heavily and never putting their hand in their pockets. It was too cosy."

7. What about Scotland's oil wealth?

According to a secret government report on what would have happened in an independent Scotland:

1. Scotland would have had one of the strongest currencies in Europe.

2. Scotland would have attracted international capital into its banks in the same way as Switzerland.

3. Scotland could quickly become one of Europe's strongest economies with "embarrassingly" large tax surpluses.

4. Oil revenue would "transform Scotland into a country with a substantial and chronic surplus".

8. The answer to the problem of drugs and crime

In Switzerland, heroin addicts can get their prescriptions from doctors.


In one of the most dramatic success stories in modern addiction treatment, doctors in Switzerland have discovered that the provision of medically determined doses of heroin to heroin addicts significantly improves their health, lifestyle and reduces the amount of crime associated with drug use when they are permitted to leave the black market environment.

The Swiss researchers concluded that:

· Both the number of criminal offenders and the number of offenses decreased by about 60% in the first six months of the program.

· Most illicit drug use, including cocaine, rapidly and markedly declined.· The number of participants on unemployment benefits fell by more than half (from 44% to 20%).

· Participants' housing situation rapidly improved, ending homelessness among the patients.· The physical health of participants improved.

· More than half of the patients who dropped out of the program did so in order to switch to another form of treatment, including abstinence.

9. Scotland needs to become independent and needs to become as rich and happy as Switzerland, or Norway or Ireland.


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