So First Minister Nicola Sturgeon believes she has time on her side in the Independence debate, fair enough, many others don’t. The First Minister told the times that it would be unthinkable of Boris Johnstone to continue to deny another independence referendum but the reality is he will as he is under no pressure to agree to one.
Nicola Sturgeon notes that “I can’t look ahead and tell you exactly how this constitutional impasse is going to resolve itself, but it will resolve itself — and it will resolve itself on the side of democracy, because actually, the alternative is pretty unthinkable,”.
Democracy only works if you use it and right now Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP in the constitutional debate aren’t are they, mandate after mandate keeps her in office but nothing else and longer term that leads to complacency and incompetence as we saw with Scottish Labour over the years, it also leads to bad policy as we have seen with GRA, Hate Crime Bill, Covid 19, Education, Health the list goes on.
She goers on to say “The consequences of not being independent are much, much greater than they arguably were in 2014,” added Sturgeon. “Will it be worth it? Absolutely. We face change and transition now, whatever we do.”. “Will it be worth it? Absolutely. We face change and transition now, whatever we do.”
The consequences of not acting should be the focus. This Tory Government, supported by all the unionists on this issue, means the lack of action will continue to see too many suffer at the hands of the cruelest government I’ve ever seen and will result in the constitutional question being at risk of slipping down the priorities of many as the hunt for food and warmth becomes their priority this winter.
Nicola Sturgeon also goes on to say that “ there was frustration at her reluctance to say when legislation for a referendum would be put before the Scottish parliament”
There is an understatement if there ever was one. The lack of action from Nicola Sturgeon will either destroy the SNP or the Independence movement, there is no middle ground here. Many have joined Alba because they understand that time is not on our side, that we can’t wait around for ever. The SNP are suffering from a serious lack of talented elected reps, a serious lack of ideas, a serious lack of guts, and look like a government who like limited power with a middle class life style for the chosen few.
Now while I actually welcome this interview from Sturgeon it shows me that while time might be on her side it is not on ours and she just confirms she is as much a barrier as Johnson is to independence. We can’t wait around, the referendum bill needs to be done now if Sturgeon persists with her Section 30 folly.
It is time to get moving, it’s time to send a clear message to Scotland, it’s time to answer the question for the next 30 years because anything less is cowardice and just runs the risk of losing it all.