Allegedly the SNP at Westminster are about to up the independence anti by moving to a “new phase of independence campaigning” according to a leaked email to MPs. This according to Ian Blackford will allow the SNP to hold ” the UK Government to account”, that doesn’t up anything. Stewart Hosie MP is to take over as coordinator for campaigning for independence, well hud me back. This is to take place when they all return in October, apparently “these changes will collectively enhance our ability to hold the UK Government to account and prepare for us the tasks ahead in the drive to win the arguments for independence” according to Blackford. It does beg the question, what have they been doing up to now? This just feels like a mouldy carrot for the faithful, something to drag out until Boris Johnson announces another general election in 2023 and therefor any referendum planning goes on hold yet again.
According to a report in The Times yesterday, which is well connected to the Conservative hierarchy, Downing Street is worried that by mentioning independence the Tories are simply playing into the hands of the SNP by reminding the electorate of Scotland that the Conservatives are anti-democratic hypocritical authoritarians. So I didn’t get all excited yesterday like Wee Ginger Dug in light of the latest Conservative efforts not to mention another independence referendum, like Ian Blackford, it all just feels like a game of spin from either half of the non-debate.
We really are being played by all sides just now aren’t we, Pamela Nash from Scotland in Union did cheer me up though with the most stupid statement, I know and this alongside Ian Blackford, when she said that “Constituents don’t sent their MPs to Parliament to campaign for their pet projects”, she does know that these MPs are supposed to be fighting for Scottish Independence, well allegedly anyway. So please forgive me for being cynical but this is all so underwhelming to say the least. I guess we just have to watch this space.