GEE, NOW WE NEED MEMBERS?

Who says the SNP don’t pay attention to what I write? On the 7th September 2021 I wrote in my article about the SNP Governance Review “I write that because nobody knows how many members each of those minority groups have as members. There is no requirement to supply membership lists. The new proposals, ifContinue reading "GEE, NOW WE NEED MEMBERS?"

GEE, NOW WE NEED MEMBERS?

Who says the SNP don’t pay attention to what I write?

On the 7th September 2021 I wrote in my article about the SNP Governance Review “I write that because nobody knows how many members each of those minority groups have as members. There is no requirement to supply membership lists. The new proposals, if you believe current SNP claims of live membership, means each of the eight surviving regional representatives must represent 15,000 members each. How many BAME members are they? They get two places on the NEC, 100, 200, 500? I have mentioned BAME but it could be any of them. They should never be there, the Equalities Committee should be a sub committee with only the Chairperson of that group being on the NEC. I know, because NEC members have told me, every meeting is dominated by these minority groups agendas.”

Obviously SNP members have started seeking answers to those questions, no wonder, each of these minority groups are now enjoying much greater influence on the NEC than any of the branches or constituency associations, indeed more than each regional association if they have even been created.

So far those seeking the answers have been, pardon the phrase, Stonewalled!

The good news is the leadership clearly believe such a position is not going to be sustainable, that members are going to keep demanding answers, so it has become urgent to grow the membership of these minority groups to a level where meetings can no longer just take place in somebodies front room.

The flyer below has been sent to members across the land, new members are urgently needed, no membership fee involved, please join as many groups as possible. Now I know the Scots Asian Group is viable and has been for years but it will be interesting to find out how many members the other groups have when the info is finally revealed! Having said that credibility and SNP membership figures have not really ever gone together in recent times.

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These groups have been around for a few years, they enjoy power on the SNP NEC way in excess of their current membership, how interesting that after my article they have recognised the current pals arrangement does not stand up to scrutiny and the first big official recruitment campaign is now urgently underway?

No need to say thanks.

I am, as always

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