The constitutional debate dominates Scottish politics and has for a long time now but following social media, and the news over the last 12 hours alone, has been an eye opener to the pressure that is building on the Scottish Government, and after 14 years pretty much in Government they are not up to the challenge. Now before anyone has a go and start to say this is just an anti-SNP / Nicla rant I would be saying the same no matter who was in power because good governance matters and right now, across the whole of the UK, we are not getting good governance.
The Scottish Bar Association are withdrawing services for Legal Aid during the COP26 Conference due to a lack of consultation, lack of funding, lack of staff and a failure of the Scottish Government to respond to their concerns. It even appears that staff are leaving as they can double their salary if they go and work for the state prosecuting COPFS. This is just yet another service, used primarily by the poorest and most vulnerable, that is falling apart at the seems under the watch of Nicola Sturgeon and the current SNP Government. But not to worry –
the man of many platitudes, Ian Blackford SNP MP and SNP Westminster Leader has a cunning plan, SNP MP’s are going to meet and sharpen their focus on independence. Now I might be a bit thick but you would you imagine the party of independence would already be focussed on independence, well no if Angus McNeil SNP MP is to be believed because in a show of honesty he points out that there are no answers for Scotland under the SNP basically because Scotland is trapped, but let’s have a meeting and sharpen our focus. If the SNP cannot deliver what they have said they will for mandate after mandate then the pressure stays on them until they do or they go. Right now they show no sign of actually making any moves so it is time that we as voters seriously consider moving them on before their shocking governance brings down everything we rely on to make Scotland work, and right now it doesn’t look like Scotland is working in far too many areas.
And to add insult to self-inflicted injury we learn that the much lauded carbon capture project that the SNP were going to ensure came to Scotland, well both projects are going to the North of England, levelling up anyone? This is just yet another slap in the face to Scotland from this English Tory Government but not to worry Blackford will have a meeting, Nicla will continue to bury her head in the sand, make no comment, allow her own MPs abuse her own MPs who don’t fit into the GRA Agenda that appears to dominate Nicla to the extent that it is up with there with her own self-promotion. We are at the stage now where things in Scotland are as bad as they ever were under Scottish Labour. If this were a Scottish Labour Government we would be slaughtering them on social media and at every opportunity. The SNP Government look tired, lack talent, and have become comfy in London and complacent in Scotland. It really is time to send a clear message as soon as possible that it is not good enough, independence is the cause and what we badly need but without decent government, I have given up hoping for good, we will never achieve independence. It is time for Sturgeon and Blackford to do something to fix this mess or we will have to by removing them from office, even if it means taking a few steps back.