“Seed potatoes are not a nonsense”
The seed potatoes itself are not a nonsense. What is a total nonsense is to have the brass neck to use the potatoes to criticise a deal that everybody and their dog knew was going to be crap since 2017, particularly after you have done fck all to stop it and to ensure Scotland saw its expressed democratic will upheld when you were given all the tools to do so.
“The SG are not opposing Martin Keating’s case”
Yes they are and shame on them all for doing so.
“As for ‘not stopping Brexit’ – well, she never had a hope in hell”
If you champion Westminster’s sovereignty as gospel as Nicola Sturgeon has done, then you have denied yourself every hope in hell. But if you don’t accept that English convention and if you demand Scotland to be treated as an equal partner and remove the MPs to deny legitimacy to Westminster to act on behalf of Scotland for as long as the constitutional subjugation continues, then you have not just a hope in hell, you bring the union to standstill.
“in truth why would she want to?”
Because all this time she has claimed to be a democrat. Democrats do not simply flush democratic mandates down the toilet, they deliver them. She campaigned on a mandate to stop brexit in 2019, she should have delivered it or step aside.
“To say that now is the time to ditch the SNP, to ditch therefore all hope of independence for a decade, is either a council of despair or a classic BritNat intelligence divide and rule tactic”
Sorry, but you are barking at the wrong tree. If you think the old labour’s chewed and licked bone of your party being the only chance in hell to achieve whatever it is that you want us to believe it will, is going to stick when that same party has been doing fck all for 5 years after given all the tools to do so, you are wasting your time.
In the same way you cannot abuse antibiotics because your bugs may become immune to them, continuous use of propaganda and psychological blackmail in order to get their votes leads to propaganda fatigue and the voters’ immunity to blackmailing. I have reached that point long time ago.
The SNP, like labour at that time, failed to deliver. They failed to deliver voluntarily. They are still failing to deliver and are now on course to waste a democratic mandate that is perfectly valid until May 2021. You do not reward losers and time wasters with more time. You chuck them out in the expectation that somebody better will take over. That is what we should be doing right now. Either they deliver that indyref before the end of this government term, or as far as I am concerned they can go whistle. As I said, losers do not get second chances and certainly will not get my votes.
“Sturgeon reads this, she knows we are unhappy”
But she does not give a sht about it because she is too busy hiding behind the virus and too worried saving her own political arse from the botched fiasco of Mr Salmond’s orchestrated smear.
Frankly, I could not give an iota if Sturgeon reads this or not. I have already struck her off as arrogant, untrustworthy and having double standards. Actions count more than words and her actions are out there speak louder than the words ever could.
In my personal view the SNP only has a chance at survival and that is by ejecting this leader, getting itself a real pro independence one, clear out the sewers of all those gradualists and include in the manifesto of 2021 a mandate to end the union with a schedule of delivery. Last chance saloon, take it or live to regret it.
As for those SNP MPs that feel so comfortable in their gravy train, that is not going to last forever either, because once a political party is in its way down because it has lost the electorate’s trust. Many of those now in control of the SNP came from labour, don’t they? Well then, they should know very well that you do not take the electorate for fools if you want their votes more than once.
“Best suggestion yet is to demand that Sturgeon sets a referendum date in the manifesto for the May elections”
Absolutely not. The best suggestion is to demand Sturgeon to step down from the position of FM for embarrassing us all allowing her government to obfuscate a parliamentary inquiry that may led to the revelation that she broke the ministerial code, for allowing them to disrespect 2 parliamentary votes that demanded that evidence to be submitted and for allowing under her premiership a political conspiracy against Mr Salmond that has led to throwing away millions of precious taxpayers’ money.
Second, she must be demanded to step down from the leadership of the SNP for allowing under her watch half a million pounds of ring-fenced, donated for the sole purpose of enabling indyref, to disappear from the accounts. That and allowing embarrassingly undemocratic processes such as the blocking of Ms Cherry and the parachuting of Robertson to the seat. She is not fit to be a party leader.
For whoever takes the helm, they should be reminded that they were given a mandate in 2016 for a referendum to give Scotland a choice. For 5 years this current FM has deliberately denied us that choice by allowing brexit to proceed and forcing on us a requirement for a S30 to stop us having the chance to step out. That mandate expires in May 2016 therefore must be delivered BEFORE then. If that leaves only the date of the election, so be it. It is not the electorate’s fault that we have so little time left. It is Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP’s for allowing her to waste our time in this unjustifiable fashion.
“As for the suggestion that all Nicola wants is 5 more years in Holyrood . . . she’s not a stupid woman”
No, but she is acting as if the electorate are.
“I think she has more ambition than that”
Which only becomes our business when she is putting her own personal ambition ahead of Scotland and ahead of our popular sovereignty, rights and interests. Is this what she has been doing?
“That WILL be the end of independence”
No. Sorry. While I do not particularly like Robertson and I do not think he should be anywhere near the leadership of the party, you do not get to transfer how deliberately useless Nicola Sturgeon has been to progress independence for the last 5 years onto somebody else to let her scot free when she has been given more majorities than she could handle and every opportunity to move independence forward. If we are not independent next year, it will not be because of Robertson. It will be because Nicola Sturgeon undermined our democratic will, disregarded the constitutional subjugation of Scotland, the abuse of our rights and theft of powers and squandered the best opportunities in 300 years Scotland has ever had to end the union.
“and that the other wee pretendy indy parties then have the decency to quietly fade back into the woodwork”
Since 14 November 2014 there has been only one “pretendy indy party” in Scotland and that is the SNP.