Yesterday and today have been interesting in so many ways, and while I think the SNP did the correct thing this afternoon in walking out of parliament, they have lost the momentum by returning this afternoon to take part in the EU Withdrawal Bill debate.
We know that just under half of Scottish voters want to see real change but that change is further away today than it has ever been. I can’t hide my frustration and anger at the situation I find our politics in. Today was a watershed moment and one that the SNP should I hope take a lot of advantage from, but I don’t think they will.
The simple reality for myself is that I am tired of the talking, I’m tired of watching my country being shat on and being a colony in all but name. I know we may never win independence but to continue to sit in Westminster gives credibility to a Parliament that I can’t and won’t recognise as being something I agree with. It’s the Parliament of England and the servants of the Union and I want no part in it anymore.
I don’t talk for anyone but myself but time is running out. I cannot stand the likes of Baillie, Rennie, Davidson, Leonard , May, Corbyn etc etc etc. They are not democrats, they are not only thick and vacuous they are the problem, but I have to accept that if the best the SNP can do is keep talking, then I don’t think I can support even that anymore.
The SNP have my support as the only vehicle to independence, but if they believe that talking within this shitty Union will take us to independence it won’t and that makes decisions more difficult. Looking at Westminster, and the people who sit in it, it’s hard to believe that this country functions at all.
I have never been one for giving up but the more I reflect the more I feel that playing by their rules is all they need to deny at least half of Scotland a voice. We can learn all the facts we like, we can be as nice to unionists and soft no’s as we like, we can march and shout, we can scream, but the simple reality is we live in a country that doesn’t care.
The SNP are the only game in town, I accept that and I understand that. However those who profess blind obedience to Nicola and the SNP might end up being disappointed if the party does not take more extreme measures. What will it take for more direct action, not violence, but the passive aggressive action of refusing to take part in their system because let’s be clear it is their system.
I believe that the more we play by their rules in their parliament their mandate to Lord it over us continues and nothing changes. By refusing to play their game by their rules removes that mandate, we are not Wales or Northern Ireland. We are Scotland and to continue to give Westminster legitimacy will be our undoing.
I don’t expect many of you to agree with my statement and many may think it’s defeatist but I cannot and will not continue to support talking without more direct action by our elected MPs. Those days are gone and as we have seen the last two days Westminster and the Unionists feel they can do what they like, when they like. By continuing to take part in their system we give them the power to treat us like the colony we have become, if that is our future then I need to seriously consider what it is I am actually passionate about.
I don’t think I have been as politically frustrated than I am today and seeing SNP MPs turn up in Westminster this afternoon, no matter how naive I may be, deflated me as much as the contempt we have been shown in the last 18 hours as a country. I just don’t know what it will take any more to wake enough people up, are we so broken.
Again this is just my opinion, I don’t expect any of you to agree with me as I said. Feelings are raw today and the anger I feel is the anger of someone who is coming to the realisation that change is not coming anytime soon as long as we give Westminster credibility. I don’t have any answers really but I know that today has left a bad taste from all sides that is not going away anytime soon.