SLEEPWALKING

This a letter from Iain Bruce. He sent it to the National but it was not published. Fortunate for me because I am happy to publish it here. Sleepwalking In Holyrood yesterday we heard the profound words of the First Minister “We must not sleepwalk into an emergency that for both health and business willContinue reading "SLEEPWALKING"

SLEEPWALKING

This a letter from Iain Bruce. He sent it to the National but it was not published. Fortunate for me because I am happy to publish it here.

Sleepwalking


In Holyrood yesterday we heard the profound words of the First Minister “We must not sleepwalk into an emergency that for both health and business will be much greater as a result of inaction than it will be if we act firmly and strongly now,” she said.

And to think she could have avoided sleepwalking into this emergency long before COVID appeared on the horizon to pose such a threat to our way of life and when she had multiple mandates for Independence.

Why is it possible for Denmark using it’s own krone, New Zealand with it’s “kiwi dollar” and Costa Rica with it’s colón to cope with the same vicissitudes of a pandemic yet Nicola Sturgeon must go cap in hand to HM Treasury?
Oh of course, they’re independent countries. And while her supplication, Oliver Twist style, illustrates there’s no better example of the bankruptcy of Andrew Wilson Sustainable Growth Commission, oh how Ian Blackford’s pantomime audience in the Commons must love all this.

Enough of supplication. Enough of reasonableness for when we emerge from the current crisis it truly will be into a different world if not a New Stone Age.

We need to be biased in our own collective self interests and our pursuit of Independence and these past few weeks have demonstrated like nothing in the previous 18 months that the Rule Britannia brigade have nothing but contempt for their northern British neighbours.

Can there be any clearer evidence that Scotland’s leaders are fiddling while Scotland burns in the face of an ever malignant and venal Westminster operation? 

The Scottish government have been preoccupied by a pandemic which appeared on the horizon a mere two years or so ago, such a pity we’ve been constitutional comatose since that fateful day in September 2014 and now finding multiple flocks of chickens coming home to roost.

There can be no better illustration that Ms Sturgeon’s peculiarly exceptionalist idea of a Section 30 Agreement, despite its gold standard credentials, must be confined to history. Interesting isn’t it that no other country in the history of independence movements has felt the need for such a gold standard.

Surely it’s clear for all to see that the First Minister is in grave danger of sleep walking into the land of diminishing returns by continually blaming Westminster in the torpor of the great mandate profligacy.

Iain Black

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