So Theresa May, Prime Minister, is hoping to call a snap General Election for Thursday June 8th. Baring any weird suicide pack on the part of the opposition yoonionist parties in England she will get her wish. This got me thinking about a blog I wrote in December last year The Ghost in the Room and one which I noticed today has been getting a little re-tweet business.
I put it to you in December that I thought that we had to consider UDI (unilateral declaration of independence), it was and still is the Ghost in the Room for nationalism in Scotland. My view has not changed to be honest, we know where we stand as far as Westminster goes. We have seen the additional cuts, the shambles that is becoming Brexit, and we even have the morally disgusting and indefensible rape clause for Child Tax Credits in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is broken beyond repair, and to paraphrase Anus Sarwar Labour MSP, Westminster is just not a democratic place. So, should the SNP put something like UDI in the manifesto that will be revamped for June?
Seven weeks people, in seven(7) weeks time we will go to the polls in a General Election, a General Election that no one asked for, possibly one that no ones really wants to fight, but it’s here and it is what it is.
Already the media and so called experts are expecting the Tories to have as much as 150 seat majority in Westminster, this will give them unbelievable power until 2022 at least, 12 years of Tory Government we will have had to suffer from a Government that we did not elect. It will take it to something like 67 years since the Tories last won in Scotland, what does that tell you. It’s long enough, it is for me anyway.
I know there will be much debate about this issue, much disagreement. I also think that the SNP won’t have the nerve to do this and all the trouble it would bring to Scotland but what if? What if it is in the manifesto? What if under those circumstances the SNP win 56 seats again, or all of them? What would the EU/UN do then? Would there have to be a fight in the courts? The people would have spoken wouldn’t they?
As I said I have had enough of the Tories of all colours in Scotland, I have had enough of being lied to, cheated, slagged off by the yoons and their pals. Sick of being told there is no mandate, sick of being told what we will get, not what we voted for. Sick of May, Davidson, Rennie, Dugdale and the rest. Is now not the time and now not the hour when we stand up and be counted? The next referendum, if there is one, is make or break. Lets just f do it, lets give the SNP their mandate in as huge numbers as we can and let’s just f leave.
I’m no fan of FPTP but today, FPTP might just give us the best opportunity we will ever have to TAKE our sovereignty back, to take our country back, to take our politics back, and take our sense of dignity and pride back. UDI has to be in the manifesto, it has for me anyway.