I enjoy Twitter, I appreciate that it is a bit of an echo chamber in many ways but it can be useful, as well as, rubbish and full of conspiracy theory crap but I was having a wee look last night as I was suffering the latest Scottish National Team struggle against the Faroes.
The first thing that caught the eye was the Queen, sorry President Sturgeon, meeting with the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed around the up and coming COP26 Conference in Glasgow on Climate Change. Allegedly President Sturgeon has shown great leadership around Climate Change, no she has not, she has failed and when will this First Minister be held to account. Scotland is failing to meet all of it’s targets pretty much, scrapped the idea of a national energy company which has the potential to mitigate climate change while benefitting poor folk, and the President has failed to take advantage of the conference so far to further the cause of Scottish Independence. Failure.
The Health and Science Committee at Westminster released it’s report on the handling of Covid-19 and it was damning. The report identified that many thousands of people died when they didn’t have to, older people were treated as an after thought, billion and billions of pounds were wasted on various systems like track and trace, the scientists were wrong and did not take any lessons from the rest of the world, and that all of the decision making was dysfunctional.
What have we seen so far. Well as Marcus notes no one takes any responsibility at all, no one loses their job for the deaths they caused by their incompetence, no lessons have been learned as we still have one of the highest infection and deaths rates daily now in October from Covid-19, and the NHS can’t cope due to underfunding. But listening to the Lesley Riddoch podcast this morning some people are still promoting that President Sturgeon handled the pandemic well, no she did not in any shape or form, she was able to present her failure better than most and was protected from a compliant media. Scotland has some of the worst Covid-19 outcomes in the world but you would never know unless you have a serious look at the outcomes. There needs to be an enquiry in Scotland, although little has been said about this, and we know that Johnson will delay the UK enquiry as long as he can and will probably call a general election before any report can ever see the light of day while President Sturgeon will delay any enquiry in Scotland as long as she can and will no doubt not be aware, can’t recall, or wasn’t there in the first place.
Where is Boris Johnson as this report comes out, well he is on his 7th holiday coincidently the day before the report, wow what timing, is he jammy or what. We also learn that two-thirds (66%) of people in Scotland trusting the first minister on Covid-19, wow. You just can’t make any of this up can you. We should also be asking where is the Labour Party in all of this, where is Keir Starmer, where are the alternatives and the opposition. Sturgeon is hiding behind her on-going gender war with women and hiding behind fantasist climate claims, Starmer is afraid to say anything to anyone for fear of upsetting his lost Labour voters in the North who have went native Tory and who are not coming back and we know that President Sturgeon avoids personal responsibility at every turn, she wasn’t there, she didn’t know, she is not aware, she is definitely not self aware that is for sure.
I have noticed a ramping up of the anti-Alba mantra from some in the SNP over the last few days. I have had a couple of discussions and I am either a splitter of the yes movement, a Tory, an Alex Salmond cultist but not one of them has been willing to accept that I joined the Alba Party because of people like Alba Party Central, the desire for independence, the rejection of SNP failure, Sturgeon failure, and the actions of her cult. They cannot accept that Alex Salmond played no part in my decision, and they cannot accept that Alba is here to stay no matter how long it takes us to make our breakthrough as far as elections are concerned and it may take a while but we are here to stay. The SNP cultists are getting afraid of what we stand for, who we are, and our arguments for independence.
Finally as is always the case in the UK we reward failure. That total failure and light weight Matt Hancock has been given a job in the UN to help the African Continent recover from Covid-19, are they mad. Not only is this insulting to us as abject failure is rewarded which is always the case in this disgusting United Kingdom and what is it with the UN that it thinks that there is not one single person who is from the African Continent can do a better job from a basis of knowledge and lived experience, no let’s send a no mark from a past colonial power to tell you what to do, how disgusting is that, again you just can’t make it up can you.