Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Silence Of The Bams

 Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, and Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, have both mastered the art of self-promotion and rarely miss an opportunity to grab the headlines.

 Why then are they so tight-lipped on the Hollie Greig case ?

 Salmond took time out from his election campaign to meet a group of protesters last week.

 First Minister Alex Salmond won plaudits yesterday after he spent an hour listening to the concerns of public-service cut protesters shunned by Labour. He met the Citizens United Against Cuts to Public Sevices group in an Edinburgh cafe to discuss their fears.

 Yesterday, Mr Salmond talked with the six strong group. Speaking afterwards. the First Minister said: "Their points were entirely reasonable and, hopefully, we can make some progress. These are not unreasonable people and they are not making unreasonable demands. They asked for a meeting and I said "yes" - why shouldn't I meet them ?" 

 As I believe it is entirely reasonable that Hollie Greig's claims ought to be properly investigated I wrote to Salmond asking for a meeting at a location of his choosing. I have not yet received a response.

  In her farewell tour, Angiolini has given a series of interviews in which she has tried to portray herself as a "victims champion". Yet, as reported in "The Firm", she has kept the Freedom of Information Commission waiting for 5 months and has not yet said whether it was herself or the taxpayer who funded a series of legal actions against sections of the media in connection with the Hollie Greig case.

1 comment:

  1. The piece by 'The Firm' consolidates the comment I made to the previous blog. The paper are coming up against the establishment 'brick wall'.

    I believe that there is a much greater game being played, to which all the current Establishment and MSM management are aware. They must avoid any layer of the 'onion' being damaged, even if it means protecting perverts, or giving someone the 'David Kelly' treatment.