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Who is Gerry Braiden?

 

Gerry is Policy Advisor to Glasgow City Council and Convenor, Susan Aitken's PRO.

 

Gerry was a Journalist with the Herald for a dozen years, became their Local Government Correspondent thus seamlessly moved into his Policy Advisor role with the ruling SNP. Gerry's Twitter describes himself as, 'a Belfast Ambassador and Suburban Guerilla'. He could have been more specific, 'West Belfast Ambassador' but all those repeated photos of Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and, Danny Morrison let you know anyway. Ah mean Danny Morrison? What a guy, most well known for coining the phrase, "who here in this room disagrees if the IRA take power with a ballot box in one hand and, an Armalite in the other"? Less well known is Play Write Danny's last spell in the jail was for taking a RC Pensioner to a Sinn Fein Office, tying him to a chair and, pistol whipping him. All because he refused to allow a PIRA patrol from using his house as an OP.

 

Now, RAB Cosgrove continually tells us, "Gerry is a good friend of the show". He does appear to have a developed interest in football, his Twitter feed mentions one team a lot, guess which one? Gerry has made no Twitter reference to a Glasgow club reaching the Europa League Cup final. As Policy advisor to Glasgow City Council, surely Gerry has the foresight and penetrative thought to present options to Susan Aitken?

 

Would gerry advise Susan travels to Seville as a representative of the peoples of Glasgow?

 

Would Gerry advise Susan to Host a Civic Reception in the City Chambers in recognition of a Glasgow Club's achievement?

 

Would Gerry advise the First Minister to attend Seville in recognition and support for a Scottish Club? 

 

We should be told.

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1 hour ago, 26th of foot said:

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Would gerry advise Susan travels to Seville as a representative of the peoples of Glasgow?

 

Would Gerry advise Susan to Host a Civic Reception in the City Chambers in recognition of a Glasgow Club's achievement?

 

Would Gerry advise the First Minister to attend Seville in recognition and support for a Scottish Club? 

 

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It is possible that the answer is no in each case.

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3 hours ago, compo said:

As far as iam aware Susan Baird died a number of years back bit of a drunk if I remember correctly 

She was revived and has been on the road performing a Meatloaf tribute act. Gerry Braiden does the full throated Karla Devito role.

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On 11/05/2022 at 15:42, 26th of foot said:

Who is Gerry Braiden?

 

Gerry is Policy Advisor to Glasgow City Council and Convenor, Susan Baird's PRO.

 

Gerry was a Journalist with the Herald for a dozen years, became their Local Government Correspondent thus seamlessly moved into his Policy Advisor role with the ruling SNP. Gerry's Twitter describes himself as, 'a Belfast Ambassador and Suburban Guerilla'. He could have been more specific, 'West Belfast Ambassador' but all those repeated photos of Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and, Danny Morrison let you know anyway. Ah mean Danny Morrison? What a guy, most well known for coining the phrase, "who here in this room disagrees if the IRA take power with a ballot box in one hand and, an Armalite in the other"? Less well known is Play Write Danny's last spell in the jail was for taking a RC Pensioner to a Sinn Fein Office, tying him to a chair and, pistol whipping him. All because he refused to allow a PIRA patrol from using his house as an OP.

 

Now, RAB Cosgrove continually tells us, "Gerry is a good friend of the show". He does appear to have a developed interest in football, his Twitter feed mentions one team a lot, guess which one? Gerry has made no Twitter reference to a Glasgow club reaching the Europa League Cup final. As Policy advisor to Glasgow City Council, surely Gerry has the foresight and penetrative thought to present options to Susan Baird?

 

Would gerry advise Susan travels to Seville as a representative of the peoples of Glasgow?

 

Would Gerry advise Susan to Host a Civic Reception in the City Chambers in recognition of a Glasgow Club's achievement?

 

Would Gerry advise the First Minister to attend Seville in recognition and support for a Scottish Club? 

 

We should be told.

We should be grateful that RAB Cosgrove in his dotage became increasingly garrulous, this time last year he was continually telling us, "Gerry Braiden is a big friend of the show". Remember, both broadcast and print media were battering us again because of the George Square celebrations. There is no doubt in my mind a fair bit of the criticism was justified. Drunken vandalism and an addiction to unfettered pyrotechnics should be highlighted. RAB was garrulous because he wants folks, certain folks to know he is a Man in the Know. He was comfortable congratulating Gerry because he knew Gerry was leading the media by the nose.

 

Highlighting damage to George Square benches, making members of Glasgow City Council Cleansing Department available for silent hours interviews, encouraging politically motivated members of Police Scotland to speak out, wheeling out Susan Aitken in front of both cameras and micrphones and, finally releasing press releases from the First Minister and Health Secretary was Gerry sticking it on the H-u-ns and, RAB always wants to be seen to be part of that action.How is Gerry performing this year? RAB stated on the show, "the behaviour of the Rangers supporters is simply a disgrace".

 

Yesterday, the Sellik support left ra Stade de Gadd and congregated a mile down the road in the Council created Plastic Paddy Theme Park. Trongate was invaded, businesses had to close, the Tron Theatre cancelled a performance and, residents told of the terror of continuous threats and urination. Drunken vandalism occurred at the Listed 1930 Edith Burnet Hughes Mercat Cross building, the doors were kicked in and three-four dozen Bhoys took to it's roof to wave flags and sing sectarian songs. The whole area was closed off by the Police for six hours. So far, six arrests have been made.

 

The photographs of littering are as bad as last year. i have seen video footage of exposure, domestic assault, Yahoo on Yahoo violence, ......... etc. Gerry's Twitter feed has dozens of messages, pictures and, video clips of his favoured team securing the Premiership. Last night, his Twitter feed got slightly camp as he satisfied an obsession with Eurovision Song Contest. A Scottish Nationalist imploring his followers to remember Ireland's Dana winning the competition in 1970? In fact, Gerry's Twitter feed is bereft of Saltires his flag of preference is the Irish Tricolour.

 

I wonder if Gerry will be orchestrating the media this afternoon and urging his Boss, Susan Aitken to bill his fellow Sellik supporters for the damage to the Listed Mercat Cross building? Would he remain a good friend of the show? 

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Today on Twitter, Gerry has announced his TV viewing intentions for this evening.

 

He is watching Channel Four's Derry Girls because it has a story line involving his preferred Glasgow club.

 

Michael Stewart has NOT tweeted since his apology to Rangers, Rangers supporters and, Jim Traynor. However, this afternoon he references an article on Eintracht Frankfurt and the club President, Peter Fischer. Michael tells us Frankfurt are a club doing it's utmost to deter unsavoury elements from sullying their fanbase. Michael adds, "this is a real good example to others".

 

Now, we should be aware of how posting such stuff on the day of the game can bite you on the bahookie. Numerous overnight reports tell of 200 Eintracht Frankfurt Ultras attacking Rangers supporters drinking in a bar. We are informed balaclava clad Germans threw dozens of flares and bottles. The Police contained the situation and five Ultras were arrested.

 

In Michael's Tweet, he shows a photo of a German Underpass with, 'Eintracht Frankfurt - Forever Devoted' spray painted above a several feet high font lettering, "ULTRAS". We know Michael will urge Peter Fischer to try harder to purge unsavoury elements - it's a good example to others, isn't it?

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Susan Aitken's Policy Advisor took to Twitter yesterday and, both Tweets related to a Rangers game. Gerry Braiden was fixated on the Scottish Cup final, he was advising his followers to wager upon a fellow Alumni notching the cup winning goal against Rangers :

 

"Good luck to former Cliftonville and West Belfast legend Liam Boyce today. The first person from my old school to score a winner in the Scottish Cup final. Do not bet against it".

 

Imagine, an Advisor to Glasgow City Council urging and encouraging the centre forward of an Edinburgh club to score against a Glasgow club. What type of PRO proffers such advice?

 

However, Gerry's dalliance with the Cousins of William did not survive Saturday evening. He Tweeted :

 

"That's it I'm done. I have followed Hearts through thick and thin for over 48 hours but no more, it's over".

 

Gerry has been through it all before; the Officials, the Provisionals, the Continuity, the Real, ................ etc. Where do Gerry's allegiances lie?

 

This morning, Susan's Advisor concluded that winning the oldest trophy in world football can only be compared to finishing last in a competition. The majestic piece of silverware that is the Scottish Cup is a Booby Prize :

 

"Booby Prize Sunday is ok, eh"?

 

I think we can all see with these Tweets why RAB Cosgrove considers Gerry to be a very good friend of the show?

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