SNP SURRENDER WELL UNDERWAY.
Indyref2: Ex SNP policy chief backs three-option ballot paper to break ‘logjam’ So after years of delay on taking Independence forward, with the SNP busy creating and building up every possible delay and barrier since Nicola became leader, we are now entering the final betrayal as the SNP move to “condition” Scotland to accept the IndependenceContinue reading "SNP SURRENDER WELL UNDERWAY."
Indyref2: Ex SNP policy chief backs three-option ballot paper to break ‘logjam’
So after years of delay on taking Independence forward, with the SNP busy creating and building up every possible delay and barrier since Nicola became leader, we are now entering the final betrayal as the SNP move to “condition” Scotland to accept the Independence Referendum being morphed into a referendum with three options including Devo Max as the third option on the ballot paper. A new “gold” standard is being devised to get timid and cowardly Nicola Sturgeon out the corner her duplicity has created. She is running out of time, the lies and excuses are now only achieving diminishing returns and more and more Independence supporters have lost all faith in the current SNP Leadership. New parties are emerging and growing.
I am very confused about this third option. Firstly by now having been promised the “most powerful devolved Parliament in the World” as part of the vow seven years ago is this a admission that it was all a lie? OK we all know it was but why would we want to believe any new pledges ever again about devo max when we were lied about it in 2014?
Would Devo Max allow us to rejoin the Single Market? Independence would!
Would it stop us being governed by London? Independence would!
Would it stop London ransacking Scotland’s assets to enrich themselves? Independence would!
Would it allow Scotland to close our land border with England to help control Covid?
Would Devo Max have stopped Tony Blair just annexing thousands of miles of the North Sea for England and amending the sea border as far north as Carnoustie? Independence would!
What possible benefit would Devo Max bring? I can work out the benefits for the SNP CAREERISTS with the big salaries and cushy jobs but what will it do for those living in Scotland. Those living in poverty on Universal Credit. Those seeing their jobs being lost because of Brexit. Those losing their jobs this very week because England has opted for herd immunity and the Treasury have closed their doors to furlough to force the “devolved” nations in this FOUR nations arrangement that Nicola supports to follow suit.
Look at what is happening to the NHS in England, it is being privatised day by day. The treasury will use THE EXACT SAME TACTICS to force the SCOTTISH NHS to go down the privatisation road by closing the door to the finance Scotland needs to keep it in public hands. Could DEVO MAX prevent this? Of course not, what you would get is SNP Politicians shouting from the rooftops “ we will never allow this, we will never let the NHS be privatised in Scotland” along the same lines as “ We will never allow Scotland to be dragged out of the EU against our wishes”. You need to learn from what happened there. Or the huge uproar over Westminster stripping powers from Holyrood. Remember that? That was going to be a huge war. It never happened did it? That is a “war” that has been quietly lost! That ladies and gentlemen is DEVOLUTION. YOU GET TO MOAN BUT YOU CAN STOP NOTHING OR DO ANYTHING BECAUSE POWER DEVOLVED IS POWER RETAINED. HOW WE CAN HAVE “NATIONALIST” POLITICIANS IN SCOTLAND WHO HAVE NOT WORKED THIS OUT YET IS BEYOND ME!
Chris Hanlon, the former Policy Chief who lost his position at the SNP Conference in November is clearly thinking this “announcement” is a good career move and gets him a few favourable nods and winks from the current leadership of the NEW SNP and I am sure he has been instructed to “test the water” Why do I think that?
Well he is a guy who just lost his job in November. How many people have ever heard of Chris Hanlon. Not many I bet but!!!!
He is on the front page of Nicola’s NATIONAL. A NEWSPAPER THAT IS A NICOLA FAN CLUB PUBLICATION. I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE SHE WAS NOT ADVISED OF THE FRONT PAGE IN ADVANCE. No it’s ideal, plausible deniability if it all goes pear shaped, but note the poll at the bottom of the article, nothing is being left to chance.
Here is my forecast, Chris Hanlon is naive, he is being used. He should prepare for a big custard pie in the face this morning. He will take a pasting from Independence supporters, he may even face some stern public words of disapproval from Nicola Sturgeon herself, she may think this a clever ruse that lets her “prove” her commitment to Independence. Very useful to her when more and more people question that commitment.
BUT, AND IT IS A HUGE BUT. Unionists will be delighted, they will argue that within the SNP there is a growing realisation that DEVO MAX is still a serious option. LABOUR will be saying that such a move would make it easier for Nicola to get her desire to “work closer” with Labour. Nine months down the line and Westminster will offer her a Section 30 for a “gold standard” referendum in 2023 on the basis of a 3 option referendum and she will reluctantly accept as “it was the only way a referendum could happen”. The sellout will then be complete. Run up the white flag, the Independence battle is being run by the tactically and strategically inept. Student politics rules!
I am, as always
Yours for Scotland
BEAT THE CENSORS
Sadly some sites had given up on being pro Indy sites and have decided to become merely pro SNP sites where any criticism of the Party Leader or opposition to the latest policy extremes, results in censorship being applied. This, in the rather over optimistic belief that this will suppress public discussion on such topics. My regular readers have expertly worked out that by regularly sharing articles on this site defeats that censorship and makes it all rather pointless. I really do appreciate such support and free speech in Scotland is remaining unaffected by their juvenile censorship. Indeed it is has become a symptom of weakness and guilt. Quite encouraging really.