Now that is out of the way – can we get on with a proper strategy for independence that does not appease the unionists or treat the yes movement as if it is thick as shit.
As expected, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has confirmed that the Scotland Act 1998 does not allow for the Scottish Government to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence, another confirmation of our colonial status in all but name within the UK and the Acts of Union no matter what that Tory Pete Wishart might want you to believe.
Court president Lord Reed said the laws that created the devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999 meant it did not have power over areas of the constitution including the union between Scotland and England.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was disappointed but respected the ruling of the court and stressed that the judges do not make the law and only interpret it.
She added: “That is a hard pill for any supporter of independence, and surely indeed for any supporter of democracy, to swallow.”
The first minister told a media conference that a referendum remained her preferred option, but in the absence of an agreement the SNP would use the next UK general election as a “de facto referendum” in an attempt to demonstrate that a majority of people in Scotland support independence.
Not good enough – It is now time for the SNP, and Nicola Sturgeon, to stand up and be counted. What is alarming is that only now are the SNP going to discuss the way ahead next year at a special party conference, what the fuck have they been doing the last 7 years, apart from growing mighty carrots.
The next election – All independence supporting parties have to stand on a single-issue manifesto, should Scotland be an independent country? and if the result is 50% plus 1 vote go to independence supporting parties, then Scotland will declare independence and that they will not take up any seats in the English Parliament. Now I would prefer majority of seats, but we know that the SNP just don’t have the guts for that.
Reaching out or get to F – Sturgeon and the SNP have got to now reach out to the whole independence movement, and all independence parties, there needs to be unity as we move forward. If Sturgeon and the SNP can’t, more likely won’t, reach out for unity then they need to get to F, and we get on with it ourselves without their involvement.
Democracy matters – Independence has always been about democracy for me, everything else comes second to that. Now is the time to show voters in Scotland that the UK is not a democracy, and we are trapped to the whims of English Members of Parliament elected by voters living in England, today should confirm to even the most stupid of Scottish voters that people living in England decide the future of Scotland and they always have. If that doesn’t wake Scots up then they can fuck off too, I have had enough of thick ignorant unionists or the politically illiterate in Scotland now. We are drowning in UK shit, and I have had enough of you taking the rest of us with you while you scrape about on your knees.
No more appeasing – The days of me being nice to SNP members, unionists, or appeasers are over. There is too much at stake to be pandering to the whims of these delicate flowers and the Karens of Scotland any longer. The same goes for Tories, Labour Tories, and Liberal Tories. So, if my language, my little blog, my attitude upsets them, tough shit. As people are sitting freezing in their homes, as people are going hungry, as the homeless are dying on our streets my response is a big F off. If you believe that our current state of affairs is what our future should be you are lower than vermin and you will get no traction from me, and if the likes of Wishart and the carrot eaters don’t like it you know where you can go and you know where you can stick your opinion.
Today’s decision was not a surprise but what it does do is focus the mind and if today isn’t enough to show that we are a colonised people then nothing will, and we might as well all give up.