Falkirk Council’s SNP Group Leader, Cecil Meiklejohn, has called on the council’s Labour / Tory Administration to discipline maverick Labour Councillor, Alan Nimmo for bizarre comments made on his Facebook site which goes under the name “Cllr Alan Nimmo”.
In a post that has subsequently been removed Nimmo compared Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before accusing the SNP leader of having a “deep seated racial hatred of his near neighbours “
The full text of Cllr Nimmo’s post is reproduced in the link below.
Cllr Meiklejohn said,
“We can see from Cllr Nimmo’s public utterances not only the level of intellect within the Falkirk Labour Group but also the direction they wish to take the debate.
If Cllr Nimmo truly believes that Alex Salmond is racist for believing people who live in Scotland are best placed to take decisions on issues affecting Scotland then he must also believe the peoples of countries that has seceded from Britain are racist also.
If so then Councillor Nimmo just insulted around a third of the world’s population.
Clearly Cllr Nimmo is having difficulty in grasping the fact the SNP Government secured a massive mandate from the Scottish people in 2011.
However, what is more worrying is his use of inappropriate language and comparisons. This is particularly relevant in that Cllr Nimmo is the politician in charge of Education within Falkirk.
What example does this set for the young people of Falkirk district, particularly those with interests in subjects such as Modern Studies?
Falkirk Council’s Labour / Tory leaders must recognise that action must be taken to promote proper educational standards and Cllr Nimmo has fallen well short of the level of standards required for such an important position.
Cllr Craig Martin, the leader of Falkirk Council must act now to replace Alan Nimmo as Convenor of Education or fail the young people of Falkirk District also.”