Myth v Reality

The Grand Old Duchess of York is at it again –  I wonder if SNP members have started to look out the stress bandages and knee braces on the back of the announcement from Nicola Sturgeon that “the legislative timetable for a second independence referendum will be decided in the “coming weeks”. My first questions was what year? But then I am cynical and a member of the evil Alba Party just looking to stoke up division. The First Minister insisted steps will be taken to facilitate another vote taking place before the end of 2023.She said she was determined to “give people in Scotland the choice over our future” now that the country is on the “downward slope” of the Omicron wave.

Allegedly the preparatory work is under way right now, wasn’t it supposed to have been ready two years ago to go before parliament or am I wrong. The hook comes early though when Nicola York says “We haven’t decided on the date that we would seek to introduce the Bill”. I had a wee giggle when I read that part, she went on to say that “This is about democracy. It’s about allowing the people of Scotland to choose our own future.” No mention of what she will do when Big Boris says no, now is not the time. I can’t help but suspect that the sheeple better get ready for more grazing at the top of the hill and when that has run it’s course they will need to walk back down to get led to the next hill.

Now for some Reality –  Kevin notes “SO, after the lockdown bacchanals; the silent PPE auctions; the bejewelled wallpaper and Westminster blackmail plots … after the suitcase; the wine fridge and Wilf’s broken swing you might have considered this a fine time for the cause of Scottish independence”. Kevin is asking why have the polls not moved beyond 50% when you also add in Brexit, refugee crisis, shift to the right of this Tory Government etc etc etc. Kevin asks Scottish nationalists are entitled to ask just what it will take for a clear majority of voters to become so repelled by the political climate south of the Border that they finally say ‘enough’.

Where I agree with Kevin 100% is when he notes that “Perhaps they ought to be asking the SNP why it’s signally failed – after 14 years of unbroken government – to make a compelling case for self-rule, despite the delinquencies of the ruling pirate state next door”. Kevin goes on to list the SNP Governments failures over the last 14 years and they are building up to paint what is a pretty poor overall record, a record that I have been slated for highlighting myself on various forums and taking abuse for that.

On the Prism today   the panel talked about the need for good national and local governance as a way to further the cause of independence alongside the need to work together. Again I agree with that 100% but there is a barrier to that and we all know who and what that is don’t we, so forgive me for being cynical but there is Myth and there is Reality.

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15 Responses to Myth v Reality

  1. duncanio says:

    Someday, somewhere, over the rainbow, at the end of the yellow brick road, over the hill, in a galaxy far far away, after the morning town ride there will … still be Nicola Sturgeon looking to con you out of your vote.

    • Duncanio

      LOL, yeah I will believe it when I see it. Sturgeon will just go through the motions, blame Westminster, and accept her lot as she always does. She will betray us all yet again and the sheeple will say I am with Nicola.

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. lorncal says:

    When people rise up, it is because they have been led to that state, grumpy. There may well have been, but I can’t think of one uprising anywhere at any time that was spontaneous, self-propelled and because ordinary people had had enough. What independence movement ever sat back and waited for independence to come, having made no case whatsoever, no preparations and totally lacking an iota of enthusiasm. It is relatively easy to be continually on a trajectory towards ever greater self-righteousness and moral superiority and smug ‘I’m rightness’, but quite another to have to expend both energy and determination towards obtaining your (their goal, in fact) goal by actually leading when you really don’t want to. The people who elect you can be so tedious and trying when they demand results. Sooner or later, they will, of course, find a champion, and all hell will break loose.

    • lorncal

      Us Scots just don’t do that, we won’t rise up, we lost that fight hundreds of years ago due to our colonisation by the posh folks. I have no idea what it will take to get the SNP off their arse, they are not the ones going hungry and cold so no pressure on them. They are devolutionists now aren’t they.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. panda paws says:

    “the legislative timetable for a second independence referendum will be decided in the “coming weeks”.

    My first questions was what year?”

    And my first question when is the election? The one that she’s holding out the indy carrot for – cos God knows why you’d vote for that shower of incompetents unless you thought you’d be getting indy. And lo and behold it’s May this year.

    • PP

      Yip, carrot time with the elections a couple of months away and then get the sheeple to start targeting Alba and Alex Salmond led by Wishart and Smith. She is just taking the total piss now isn’t she.

      Thanks for commenting.

  4. Stuart MacKay says:

    To be fair to the SNP a devolved government can only really fritter around the edges of the problem. They can never implement anything that does not have Westminster’s blessing. Whether that’s through outright opposition or simple foot-dragging by the civil service. The other side of this coin is that it limits the imagination and ability of MSPs to do anything which in turn only attracts MSPs of limited ability and imagination – anyone for pardoning a few long dead witches?

    You’d need a cohort of people who weren’t afraid to ruffle feathers and see a lot of the best British china get broken in the process to gain independence. Sadly, our Lady of pending Ascension has ensured that nobody of that calibre gets an invite.

    • Stuart

      I’ve argued that myself, she has surrounded herself with people less capable than she is and that is a low bar when you look at her record. She is happy with devolution until she Saunders off into the sunset of some cushy number with a great salary and life of travel.

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. Bill says:

    Yes I noticed Nicola Sturgeon’s latest announcements which all sound like repeats of the last several years. Even I for a minute pricked my ears up, took notice and thought gosh what’s happening. Then sobriety kicked in and I concluded quite quickly that we’ve heard all this in one form or another for years now. She’s like a broken record. A rather insincere broken record that never seems to stop. If we ever get to the end of side one and turn the record over to side two, I fear the needle will likely get stuck forever. She is Independence Light with a track record of Indy promises unfulfilled. Sad really.

    • Bill

      I kinda of judge these comments now based on how close an election is. We should probably expect 3 or 4 big announcements on the referendum before May then a couple of weeks before the election they will switch to how evil Alex Salmond and the Alba Party are and people really need to hate them. She is a broken record, you are spot on.

      Thanks for commenting.

  6. Alastair Bryan says:

    It’s time the SNP, MSPs and MP started to defect to Alba. This referendum is not going to happen we are being played for fools. We need to circumvent Sturgeon corupt rule.

    • Alastair

      I think the sheeple will need to be let down a bit more before we could see any more shift to Alba and I don’t expect to see any MPs/MSPs moving unless their seats become unsafe and they worry about their comfy life styles. There is a part of me that lives in hope that Nicola Sturgeon proves me wrong and I am writing a grovelling blog apologizing but somehow I don’t suspect that blog will ever be written.

      Thanks for commenting.

  7. Jan Cowan says:

    I can’t bring myself to look at or listen to her. She and her clique are completely dishonest (not just with cash) so why would any sane nationalist listen to her? Time for all honest Scots to face the ugly truth.

    • Jan

      She has surrounded herself with people who pose no threat to her rule but I guess they all do that I suppose. I have no faith in her, there is a tiny part of me that wants to be proved wrong but I can’t see it happening. I agree with you that Scots need to wake up soon or it’s all lost.

      Thanks for commenting.

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