Allan Burnett, one of Scotland’s former top policemen – and recently retired co-ordinator of anti-terrorism services for Scotland – has backed the SNP at the upcoming election….
Allan Burnett, one of Scotland’s former top policemen – and recently retired co-ordinator of anti-terrorism services for Scotland – has backed the SNP at the upcoming election.
Speaking at a campaign event in Glasgow with Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill the former Assistant Chief Constable highlighted SNP support for the police and announced his support for SNP MPs at Westminster as well as for an independent Scotland.
Mr Burnett said:
“I started on the beat in Maryhill in 1979 and rose through the ranks, retiring earlier this year as Assistant Chief Constable in charge of Counter terrorism for the whole of Scotland.
“I joined the SNP the next day as it is the party committed to delivering law and order on the issues that most affect our people.
“The SNP Scottish Government has backed Scotland’s police and has given us the tools to tackle crime. 1000 extra police on the streets, the resources we need to tackle serious and organised crime, and the significant help we have received for counter-terrorism efforts – to ensure we can do our job.
“The rhetoric from Westminster parties over new powers for Scotland’s justice system will be just that without strong champions from the SNP.”
“At this election I will be backing local champions from the SNP to protect Scotland’s interests in Westminster.”
Mr Burnett also recently explained that an independent Scotland would be a safer place than if we remain in the UK.
The global terror expert said: “The terrorist threat is severe in the UK. That means an attack is highly likely and we have no warning. At the moment we share that threat as part of the UK.
“A huge issue in causing that threat is UK foreign policy. The SNP’s opposition to these ill-considered foreign follies is well documented. An independent Scotland with its own foreign policies could give a much improved guarantee of safety for us all.”
Meanwhile football pundit Murdo MacLeod has revealed he will be supporting the Conservatives in the upcoming election. The former footballer who regularly appears on BBC Scotland claimed that Labour had “run out of puff”.
Mr MacLeod said:
“It’s time we gave the Conservatives a kick at the ball. Labour have had their chance over the last 13 years and they’ve run out of puff and have no new ideas.
“The best thing we can do is to vote for the Conservatives to give Britain a fresh start. The only way of getting a new government is to vote for the Conservatives.
“The Lib Dems and the SNP can’t get Labour out of power. A vote for them will risk another five years of Labour and we don’t need that.”