I have never been as apathetic as I am right now about the future of Scotland and the lack of desire in the independence movement and Scots themselves – Robin McAlpine got me thinking yesterday, but when I read his excellent articles, he often does. Robin is talking about the fact that if WE don’t lead the constitutional debate, we lose the constitutional debate.
If the SNP leadership is incapable of turning Scottish independence into a solution to the multiple crises we face, we risk irrelevance. And they are undoubtedly failing. (Robin McAlpine)
The prime minister must reform the union or risk the UK becoming a “failed state”. (Gordon Brown)
The problem in so many ways is that no one has any real answers to the questions that are out there, not just the structural questions about independence, which are important and there are some answers out there as we know in the Wee Alba Blue Book, but some people still feel the answers aren’t there. Before we can even ask them though we need to look at what is available for people to vote for.
As Craig Murray said the scumbag “Tory Party are deeply split between three factions, bastards driven by a ruthless ideology, bastards driven by personal gain, and bastards driven by both”. Tories are scum that is for sure, it is a party full of hate in my opinion so why would Scots want to keep having them imposed on Scotland, absolutely bonkers.
The Tory light Party, the party of grand promises, grand statements, zero policies, zero ideas. Even when they come up with what they believe is an idea, when you look at the detail it is all bullshit and lies. Tories with just slightly less hate. The new unionist zealot party to appease the racists in England whom they want to vote for them.
They just don’t matter do they! A party that has nothing to offer, no policies that anyone can talk about and in Alex-Cole Hamilton in Scotland one of the most vacuous opportunists that have ever managed the Scottish branch.
(SNP) The British Royalist and Unionist National Party as far as I am concerned now. How a party has fallen as quickly as they have since 2014 as far as respect goes is beyond me, well maybe not, Sturgeon. They might win elections, but it really is in spite of Sturgeon and her gender warriors in most cases as many in the yes movement feel they have nowhere else to go, certainly not because of their record or their desire for independence.
Scottish Greens are reluctant supporters of independence but at least they, on occasion, stand up for what they believe in. Patrick Harvie at least showed some self-respect and dignity when Elizabeth Windsor passed, the rest of them could not bow low enough, I’m surprised Sturgeon didn’t need a back operation after the amount of bowing she has done recently, at least Harvie stood up.
I am a member of the party, so I do have a vested interest. The party are not radical enough for me to be honest, but they have some people whom I admire, and I don’t doubt will fight for Scottish independence until they pop off. In Alex Salmond they have a good political strategist, but he can’t win as the SNP and the State did a huge number on him in the eyes of the ignorant and intellectually blind out there.
To be honest I don’t know a huge amount about ISP but what I do know has been pretty decent. I like a lot of what they have to say, and they have a matter of fact approach I like as well. While I believe that Alba has the best chance to make a breakthrough, I also believe that ISP bring an honesty to the debate that keeps others honest.
Currently the above are the choices we have, some are just fucking awful, and I would rather burn in hell than ever vote for any of them, including the new SNP. Nationally Alba currently has my vote but that remains dependent on keeping moving forward.
The questions for the unionists that I have are
What is it that unites this so-called union?
What is this so-called shared vision for the future?
How are we better able to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing world by remaining in this shit hole of a union?
How can this shit hole adapt to become a truly 21st-century institution and escape the Victorian era that is never ending?
For the British Royalist and Unionist National Party (SNP), and the wider yes movement,
What is the economic strategy? Is it sterling and the Growth Commission!
How are you going to actually bring about a referendum? If you can’t what comes after that? Your plebiscite plan is designed to lose and is all about more and more carrots, more and more mandates, more and more fine dining at the British Trough.
What does an independent Scotland look like? The Royalist nightmare that Sturgeon and Blahford talk about is no different from what we have now.
How will you include the wider yes movement in any campaign?
Just a few questions for both sides of the debate but the simple fact remains. Right now, I think we are governed by pretty much the most useless clowns that have ever been elected in 99% of the case. Truss, Starmer, Sturgeon are just Tories of various strengths but are all from Poundland, if not B&M at best. Harvie is a bit all over the place, Davie doesn’t matter. Salmond will never get fair treatment, or what passes for it, ever again due to the number the SNP and the State did on an innocent man, not a perfect man, but an innocent one. Collete Walker of ISP does talk a lot of sense but how ISP make the big breakthrough is a tough one.
I just have zero faith anymore overall in politicians and the only thing that keeps me going are people in new media, the bloggers, AUOB, Tommy Sheridan etc. I have little faith in the Scottish people to wake up from their colonisation and agree with Robin McAlpine that apathy rules now in Scotland, I am 90% there as well, so I know I am a part of the problem but overall, we are going nowhere, we are on Titanic UK, the lifeboats are not for us poor gadgies and we don’t have the sense to see that we have to work together to find the alternative to drowning.
So, this is a longer blog than usual, and I do hope you have gotten to the end of it and will express your own opinion.