YOU ARE NOT KIDDING ANYONE ANY MORE!
You are not kidding anyone any more! The latest announcement from the SNP has been met with a shrug of resignation throughout the entire YES MOVEMENT as the realisation that this is just the latest appearance of another scabby carrot as this “ convention” is more likely to bury the fight for Independence rather thanContinue reading "YOU ARE NOT KIDDING ANYONE ANY MORE!"
You are not kidding anyone any more!
The latest announcement from the SNP has been met with a shrug of resignation throughout the entire YES MOVEMENT as the realisation that this is just the latest appearance of another scabby carrot as this “ convention” is more likely to bury the fight for Independence rather than reignite it.
The Wokefest will confirm their continued affirmation to a “gold standard” referendum that they know is safely undeliverable. This will take about 15 minutes then the “Convention” can get on with the serious business of discussing the implementation of their Code of Conduct requirements that will dictate who can be part of the “official campaign”. Planned by intentional design to only allow the Greens to team up. Guaranteed to divide the Yes Movement further.
This is the opportunity for every Tom, Dick and Sally to expound on extreme political correctness. Self ID ensures only “good people” get to speak while the Thought Police survey the audience looking for any dissident not clapping at the appropriate times. Names at this stage will be noted for the compulsory re education classes.
At some point delegates will be reminded that the National Council will be reinstated later in the year. It may be returning but it will not be the National Council of the past where all the senior office bearers had to report regularly on what they were doing and members and branches had full opportunity to question, comment and if necessary oppose and reject any report. No this National Council will be a top down not a bottom up event and motions will be strictly controlled. For open discussion think stage managed National Conferences.
Given the numbers on the payroll and their families you can be sure there will be no revolution. Harder to work out will be the figure of real “ordinary members” there in the first place? This is what the SNP have become during those Sturgeon years, particularly after Angus Robertson’s constitutional amendments which stripped all powers from the membership and handed it to the NEC cabal and their friends. No accountability, priorities now that have never been discussed or voted on by the ordinary membership, juryless trials being the latest to follow Hate Crime, Self ID and GRR. They are now a pale shadow of the Democratic Party they have been in their past history. Can you imagine what Willie Wolfe, Gordon Wilson, Winnie and Margaret Ewing, Margo MacDonald would have to say of what the SNP have become in recent years?
Sadly they face years of heartbreak ahead. The Leadership election, held by fixing the normal period of election to a ridiculously short timescale, resulted in the vote being held before members discovered the permanent absence of around 50,000 previous members and this is based on what I will merely describe as highly unlikely estimates of actual membership today. They had a last chance to vote for change but opted narrowly for the Continuity candidate. The polls are already indicating a slump in the SNP polling figures and I personally see no prospect of this reversing, indeed I believe it will get worse, much worse. Juryless trials will prove another imposed, not debated, disaster in the months ahead.
I have moved from believing Independence would be delivered speedily after Scotland elected 56 out of 59 Mp’s in 2015 to years of frustration and anger as this mandate was systematically squandered along with several others. I can no longer see Independence in the near future, not even in the far off horizon. I have lost all faith in the political party process and if it was not for Salvo/ Liberation I would give up and devote more time to the other interests in my life but I think it’s long past time that Scots looked to bypass the disappointments of the SNP and looked to an International route to move Independence forward. That is where my efforts are going from now on and I hope many of you will join me in making it happen.
My blog in the future will feature fewer posts. I plan to abandon the increasingly irrelevant Party commentary (unless they rile me) but hope to keep the posts I do make relevant and interesting. I will continue to welcome well written posts from readers who want to get anything off their chest. I hope we can unite again like it was in 2014. I really miss that!
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