My predictions weren’t far off sadly – Well another set of elections have come and gone and my predictions weren’t too far off sadly in some ways. Didn’t really see the SNP increasing their number of seats or Alba losing all of theirs sadly but most of the rest were within the ball park I suppose. What does it mean for Scotland?
The Management of Terminal Decline
As Shauny Boy noted on Twitter these results mean that “We are trapped in this quagmire of ineptitude, PR bullshit. There’s just the Management of our Terminal Decline” under the SNP across Scotland in far too many ways (my words). I understand the pain that Shauny feels at the failure of Scottish Voters to see past the failures of Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, there was an opportunity to send a warning shot across the bows of the Scottish National Party in relation to our independence and yet we wake up today having moved further away from that goal than we have been for a long long time. The SNP and the Unionists urged the voters to only vote 1 and 2 for their own parties, blatantly sowing confusion of the voting system that far too many in Scotland remain ignorant of how it all works under Single Transferrable Vote.
The vote share has the SNP up 1.8% to 34.1% of first preference votes, Scottish Labour up 1.6% to 21.9%, Tories down 5.6% to 19.7%, Scottish Lib Dems up 1.7% to 8.6%, and the Scottish Greens up 1.8% to 6%. I don’t know the share of the vote for Alba or ISP as I haven’t been able to see any analysis as of yet but it doesn’t look good so far but time will tell when more detail comes out before a proper conclusion can be reached as to where both parties stand in the eyes of the voters.
One leader reacted with dignity and one with the comments of bile we have come to expect
Alex Salmond noted that “Our 111 candidates fought a fine campaign and our vote registered everywhere. In a number of wards the ALBA vote came in at over 5 per cent, Including 8% in Glasgow Southside Central, in Nicola Sturgeon’s own constituency. But the instruction from the SNP leadership not to use preferences to support other independence candidates now condemns most Scottish councils to control by unionists.
“ALBA is undaunted and will continue to press hard on the urgency of independence. It was ALBA pressure which brought discussion on the timing of an independence ballot to the fore in this election. In the event of the promised referendum next year our party will unite with others behind the YES campaign. If, however, it does not take place then the SNP will reap the electoral whirlwind in coming elections.
I live in hope that Alex Salmond is correct because if he is not then Shauny is and we might as well all give up as our future will remain in the hands of the voters who elect the English Government at Westminster and we will remain the cowardly colony we have been my whole life so far. Voters in Northern Ireland showed us the way last night and ourselves and voters in Wales showed that we lack the courage to break away from that “terminal decline” under the corrupt and morally bankrupt posh boy and girls of the Tory Party in England, we remain happy to allow another Government not elected by us on the national stage manage all of our affairs and continue to mismanage and steal our resources to fund their lavish lives, enrich their friends, control all of the meaningful power while too many in Scotland go hungry and cold facilitated by Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP.
I often ask myself who actually votes for the Tories, but I am also at the point where I struggle to get my head around why anyone would want to vote for a horrible and bitter Nicola Sturgeon. This First Minister has presided over the on-going terminal decline of Scotland and is more concerned with sowing division with the YES community and her comments yesterday highlight how twisted and bitter she has become in her determination that it is all about her and has very little anymore to do with restoring Scotland’s sovereignty any time soon. Shauny also noted in his tweet that this situation is “utterly, utterly fucking depressing”, I understand where he is coming from, Scots themselves are our own greatest enemy.
“utterly, utterly fucking depressing”
Where now for the Alba Party? I hope the party keeps going, the party is a year old, is up against not just the full weight of the unionists and it’s media, but up against a bitter and vindictive horror in Nicola Sturgeon who also gave millions of pounds of our money to the unionist media. I have seen SNP sheeple say that recognition and message is what lost it for Alba, nah, £9 million pounds to the Scottish unionist media is what helped keep us trapped in a period of zero change and Sturgeon’s four nation devolutionist agenda that suits the English Government perfectly and fits in with her own unionist agenda.