A Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm – The Daily Rancid is reporting a Savanta Poll that puts yes and no at 50% each on the question of Scottish Independence.

The Rancid also reports that Senior Tories north of the Border believe the UK party leader is deeply unpopular with most Scots – a position backed up by polling out today. The Prime Minister’s personal net favourability rating has dropped 16 points since October and now sits at -62 making him the least favourable politician in Scotland. Does this constitute the potential of a perfect storm because as Yours For Scotland writes today there is trouble in store.

There really isn’t a better time than now to hammer home the need for independence. I have often said that it might take people being hungry and cold on the streets to shift their view on independence, well that is coming very soon as the cost of living crisis puts the UK into an inflation zone of a failed country, but the wealthy will be fine, while the Tories offering a few £100 pounds to help with fuel bills to some on benefit will do nothing to ease the burden.

Chris Hopkins, political research director at Savanta ComRes, said: “A 50/50 split on the independence voting intention does represent a bit of shift towards Yes since our last poll in October.

“But ultimately given the disaster the UK Government in Westminster is currently experiencing, one would perhaps expect support for independence to be higher.

“Indeed, many swing independence voters will likely weigh up in their minds the competence of both the Scottish and UK governments at any given moment to help decide how they’d vote at a future referendum.

“And while the UK government is in disarray, with four in five saying the PM should resign over Partygate, it’s perhaps surprising that support for Scotland to go it alone, away from the disingenuous nature of Westminster politics, isn’t higher.”

I suspect the reason support for independence isn’t higher is Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, we are now at the stage if the SNP do not take advantage of this current nightmare situation then we have to work as had as we can to remove them as a barrier to independence. What we sadly face in the coming months will be on the same level of the early 1980’s, we cannot afford to not take advantage of that this time, we cannot afford to not educate the politically illiterate to the state of the UK.

It is time for Sturgeon to step up to the plate.

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16 Responses to A Perfect Storm

  1. Dave says:

    No – it’s time for Sturgeon and her band of incompetent wasters to GTF out the road and make way for real leadership. She can’t be trusted.

  2. duncanio says:

    Maybe it is the perfect storm but I don’t expect any action from the Sturgeonistas.

    By the time of the May Council elections energy prices will have just hit households, food shortages will be more apparent than ever and general price inflation will have been embedded.

    So it is up to the likes of Alba and other actual pro-Indy parties to inform the electorate is the British Union that is the root cause of Scotland’s difficulties and that Johnson (or any other aberrant British PM), Brexit and our economics woes are merely the effects of being run by our overlords in London.

    Our motto should be “It’s the British Union, stupid”.

    • Duncanio

      How the media are getting away with not reporting what is going on just shows how corrupt the UK is and how ignorant most of the public are deliberately maintained.

      I don’t see Sturgeon doing anything either so it is up to the yes community, Alba ISP and the serious bloggers to try their best to get the message out there about all the unionists and SNP devolutionists in the SNP as well.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. Stuart MacKay says:

    Ha, ha. It’s much worse than that. Support has not risen because people don’t see the SNP as the answer to their current troubles.

    • Stuart

      I suppose it has risen a little but in spite of Sturgeon rather than because of. She won’t do anything anyway other than complain Westminster are bad and do nothing about it as usual. She is the Grand Old Duke of York in the flesh.

      Thanks for commenting.

  4. Robert McAllan says:

    Points well made GSM , where I would perhaps differ would be on concentrating our efforts on the minds of the politically illiterate / indifferent Scots on the state Scotland is in through the failure of the SNP led Government to mitigate the effects of ‘this current nightmare situation’. There are enough fowk doon Sooth that are seek o’ Johnson and mair o’ them than us.

    People on the streets of Scotland demonstrating with placards and banners held aloft demanding STURGEON OUT INDEPENDENCE IN will perhaps concentrate the minds of some in the SNP and will certainly rattle Sturgeon if her unpopularity in Scotland is broadcast to a wider International audience.

    Sturgeon is a COWARD and the weakest link, get rid o’ her and a lot mair might fa’ aboot her lugs, them left staundin JINE THE FECHT!

    • Robert

      You could be spot on and I did see some on social media suggesting that for AUOB and who is to say they are wrong.

      Sturgeon and the SNP having just blown renewable energy will no doubt blow this painful situation for most people, she needs to be gone and soon.

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. gordoncurrie53 says:

    Why step up to the plate, she’s already ensconced at the trough!

  6. Black Rab says:

    Sturgeon couldn’t step up to her dinner plate. She has taken the english shilling. The die is cast. She is a blether. She was sssso shocked about UK bullying she didn’t even have time to slow down to pick up her oscar, she was too busy listening to her pumps clopping down the Hollyrood marbled corridor. Shocked she was. Shocked all the way to the forum.

    • BR

      Surely something has to give and soon, how long can people remain this ignorant or deliberately ignorant. I just don’t get the level of denial in too many of the sheeple but all we can do is keep going just now as best we can.

      Thanks for commenting.

  7. benmadigan says:

    “how long can people remain this ignorant or deliberately ignorant.”
    To combat ignorance, how about using a modified version of “ye olde chaine mail”?
    Let’s play!
    Each and every person who reads this blog sends the link to everybody on their phone, asking them to read it and forward it to everyone on theirs.
    Through their phone Independence supporters could distribute links to all the posts they like from Independence bloggers, aiming at 1 post every 2-3 days, so there is a continuous stream of info from diverse sources going out to the wide Scottish population.

    • Ben

      All we can do is keep trying. This is just my opinion, I’m not in the same league as Barrhead Boy, Grouse, Your for Scotland or James at Scot Goes Pop but I do think it’s important we talk to each other and share our opinions and if we keep doing that we are doing something, certainly more than the SNP are right now that is for sure.

      Thanks for commenting

    • ObairPheallaidh says:

      I’ve been doing just that. you just need half a dozen tops and the word gets around.

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