I read a few blogs daily, two of those are Wings Over Scotland and Scot Goes Pop. As many will know Scot Goes Pop (James Kelly) and Wings Over Scotland (Stuart Campbell) had a wee fall out a while ago over the idea of a Wings Over Scotland list Party and the wisdom of this idea in the current climate. So this has been going on for a while now but today logging on to Scot Goes Pop the first post yet again focusses on a comment in a Wings blog. The comment in the Wings blog was:
And let’s just spell it out, because some people are clearly a bit dim: if the above scenario materialises, the SNP will be in an alliance with the DUP to stop Brexit and kill independence.
To which James replied in his blog:
If the SNP and the DUP do end up walking through the same lobby in favour of a People’s Vote, does that mean they’re “in alliance” with each other? No, it does not.
Actually if we are being pedantic it does because:
An alliance is a relationship among people, groups, or states that have joined together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out among them. Members of an alliance are called allies.
Basically if the SNP and the DUP were to walk through the same lobby and vote for the same thing it is a fair comment to say they are in alliance with each other if even this is not something that is formalised. Now I don’t normally get involved or comment on any spats on social media as they are mostly boring, a waste of time, but I am getting bored with this one as we are fighting each other when we need to be fighting the unionists. Now I happen to agree with Wings on both the party idea and the current SNP strategy, Scot Goes Pop wouldn’t go along with some of that and that is fine. Wings is being accused by many on Scot Goes Pop of deliberately splitting the yes movement and sowing discord in the trust in the SNP. I’m sorry but the SNP have done that themselves but either way fighting among ourselves, or taking shots at each other, does nothing to help the cause and the fact that independence is on a knife edge and we can lose it all very soon if cards fall a certain way.
We need to stick together as much as we can right now, we should always express our opinion, that is vital, but we also should respect each other and at least remember we are all wanting the same thing, independence for Scotland from this nightmare that is the so called United Kingdom, or as I have grown to know it, Westminster and the colonies.