Jun 2016: A Delusional Ruth Davidson reflects On Her short career as a BBC Reporter and even shorter career as an intrepid soldier signaller in the British Army Reserve. Her advice to a group of aspiring journalists:
“Keep your personal politics out of your reporting. When I contacted the Tory Party and said that I wanted to join and be a candidate, their head of press (who I’d dealt with many times) had no idea I was a Tory – and neither had the party’s leader who I’d interviewed often. The job, particularly in broadcast, is to tell people what’s going on; it is not to be an active agent of change and try and shape what’s going on – it is to be an honest narrator.”
She went on: “Folk can smell spin a mile off. They aren’t stupid. They know if you are not answering a question or if you don’t really mean what you say. So my best advice is to just try not to say anything you don’t mean and you’ll never be caught out.”
Interview in Full: Danielle Gibson: (https://danigibsonblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/an-interview-with-ruth-davidson/)
Comment: Voters can detect bullshit a mile off. Yet she and her Unionist friends at the BBC continue to ignore Ruth’s advice to students of journalism.
More bullshit !!!
Sep 2013 – At a Scottish Independence Referendum Discussion in Glasgow. Reflecting on her time at Glasgow University where she joined the University Officer Training Corps (OTC). She said:
“I was so proud we stopped the slaughter in Kosovo. Security with our armed forces and our NHS means we get the best of both worlds and stand up better together.”
Comment: But her statement revealed her “Walter Mitty” approach to politics. The war in Bosnia ended well before she briefly joined the “in house” Glasgow University Officer Training Corps from which she was forced to leave due to suffering from a bad back.
Jun 2016: Wembley London – BBC Televised Discussion – European Referendum. Boris Johnson criticized the UK and associated European troops’ failure to stop the massacres during the Balkans wars which left 140,000 people dead and many more displaced.
He said the killing was only halted and peace brokered after an American-led Nato force, “asserted its primacy.”
Davidson, whose claim to fame is that, as a reporter she was in the war zone of Kosovo for a few days, rounded on Boris and said:
“I think Boris maybe misjudged this panel by talking about the Balkans because what he probably doesn’t know is that I was sent to the Balkans at the end of the Kosovo war as a reporter and I have never been more proud of being British in my life than watching British troops with a union jack on their arms, believing in something, pulling their weight, and helping in the European Union. That’s what caused me to join up and serve.
I think I am the only one on this panel that has ever worn the Queen’s uniform and whilst I have deep respect for military figures like Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, the former Chief of the Defence Staff, who backs Brexit, that as a retired general he is not presently in charge of the safety and security of the nation. And all of those people who are currently charged, every single one of them and every single one of our major allies, says we are safer within the European Union.”
Comment: Wow!!!! Over-stretching Incredulity. Here are the facts:
Davidson went to Kosovo in 2001 as a civilian reporter with a local newspaper, reporting on the work of the “Black Watch”, who were in the country assisting with rebuilding work post conflict. But this was a full two years after the war had ended.
Yet press releases, uncorrected by Davidson routinely quote her saying, “I was sent to the Balkans at the end of the Kosovo war as a reporter and I have never been more proud of being British in my life.” She is clearly embellishing events saying she was there at, “the end of the war”.
She also describes Kosovo in 2001 as a “war zone” and a recent BBC piece enhanced her CV with an illusion stating that she had, “served” in Kosovo as a reservist which is incorrect.
Yet another political “sales pitch” designed to enhance her almost non-existent military service quotes her as saying it was the Bosnia conflict and the performance of British forces that had inspired her to join up.
But the Balkan wars were genocidal in their execution and the UK and European forces hardly distinguished themselves failing to take any action against the many differing groups of mercenaries who terrorized millions of innocent people for a number of years.
How she see’s herself !!!!
Mar 2014: A few months before the 2014 Independence Referendum Struan Stevenson, former Tory MEP challenged the Scottish Tories to get devolution right saying:
“I am confident of a referendum “No” vote.
I think then that we Unionists have to live up to our pledge that we will give Scots more robust reforms. I would like to see Holyrood’s powers extended to raising all income and business tax and a “substantial” cut of North Sea oil revenue.
Scots should be fiscally responsible for raising and spending all of their own money. In the long term, I think that is the only way to stop the drift to independence.
Having had the begging bowl system in place in Scotland for the past 15 years we Unionists are finding ourselves yet again on the threshold of Scottish independence.”
Comment: His advice fell upon deaf ears.