The John Smeaton Police Support Association, (JSPSA).

July 4, 2007

I like the idea of the (JSPSA). It’s a bit like the National Black Police Association, (NBPA), only the JSPSA appears to have “balls” and some integrity. I couldn’t resist that sorry. Well I am not really sorry. The NBPA deserved that.

Folks this is my last article for a few days and I found out about this John Smeaton character. He is a baggage handler at Glasgow airport I think. Thank goodness for people like him. He assisted our friends in Strathclyde and is described as  a bit of a have a go hero. He appears to be a super individual.

Support the campaign for Smeaton here and say a few good words to this chap. He already has 1000 free pints at the Holiday Inn in Glasgow for what he did! Super! 

Noddy, Franky, Southwest and others, put your comments here, and then lets forward them on to Noddy for further forwarding to Smeaton. Folks, on my sidebar, I hope you realise that you are now founding members of the JSPSA.



  1. Glasgow v America

    If this had happened at a US airport as compared to Glasgow this would be some of the Eyewitness accounts;

    America: “Oh my God! There was a man on fire, he was running about, I just ran for my life. I thought I was gonna die, he got so close to me.”

    Glasgow: “C*nt wis running aboot on fire, so a ran up n gave him a good boot, then decked him.”

    America: “I just wanna get home,away from here. I just wanna get home, I thought I was gonna die.”

    Glasgow: “Here shug, am no leaving here till am oan a feckin’ plane!”

    America: “There was pandemonium, people were running in all directions,we didn’t know what was hapening, I thought I was gonna die.”

    Glasgow: “Feck this fir a kerry oan, moan, we’ll get a pint in.”

    America: “We thought he was gonna blow us all up. He had a gas canister and was trying to get into his trunk, I thought we were gonna die, I just ran for my life.”

    Glasgow: “A swaggered by the motor that wis on fire and the dafty couldnae even open his boot, he wis ‘n fire annaw so a ran up n gave him a good boot to the baws.”

    America: “There was this huge explosion,it sounded like war, I thought I was gonna die.”

    Glasgow: “There wis a bang, yi know when yi throw BO basher intae a fire it wis like that.”

    America: “I’m too traumatised even to speak,I thought I was gonna die.”

    Glasgow “Here mate, gies 2 minutes till a phone ma auld dear, if am gonna be oan the telly a want her tae tape it.”

    & finally, two genuine quotes from a real eye-witness aka John Smeaton.

    1) ITV news. The interviewer asked, “What message do you have for the bombers?” Smeaton replied, “This is Glasgow, we’ll just set about you.”

    2) CNN. The interviewer asked, “How did you restrain the guy?” Smeaton replied, “Me and other folk were just tryin tae get the boot in and some other guy banjoed him.

    Pure class.

  2. Noddy, absolutely priceless, brilliant words from toytown. By the way Noddy, I can’t add on your site anymore. I love the Indian officer pictures, all have moustaches, all except one! And she appears scary. But coming back to this, Smeaton would laugh if he read what you wrote.

  3. email me and tell me why you can’t and I will try to fix it!

  4. A hero and a class act. It’s no nonsense people like him that restore my pride in being British.

  5. I reckon we are all pretty much agreed on this. By the way; who should be an O.B.E or M.B.E., etc.? This chap – or singers, footballers, and politicians? Answers on a postcard!

  6. Do I get a fee to act as the intermediary/interpreter then?

  7. Noddy, my freind, yes if it makes you happy you can translate as long as you get me a good deal on a kilt and whatever goes with it. Dickiebo I like it – Smeaton for O.B.E. And Minty it’s good that the English love the Scots, about time too dude.

  8. Pee Pee,

    There is a problem just now with the attendant accoutrements to a kilt vis-a-vis the sporain. So you would have to go for something plain and not anything feline such as Indian Tiger pelt or Panther for that matter.

    What tartan would you choose? Unfortunately there’s no Clan ‘Twining’ or ‘Pink Panther’ or sept of same. However, there are some belters in amongst the names such as MacNut, MacVanish, MacQuery and MacSporran, but my personal favourite is the sept of the Clan Fraser who go under the apt monicker of Twaddle.

    No wonder we Scots have a sense of humour, you’d need one with a name like that lumbered on you at birth!

    Funnily enough, Smeaton would appear to be an imported name from Belgium or perhaps named after an area of Midlothian and thus in both cases post-clan times.

    Just for your info, it is traditional to follow the maternal side of the family for tartan selection even though the term Mac implies son of the male forbear. Confused?

  9. I just want a Kilt Noddy, but after that commentary I am in need of 100% proof Barbadian rum! The kilt, just blue and green that would do me, and the socks.

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