Monday, May 28, 2012
BBC Big Debate; Nicola Sturgeon and SNP Govt haven’t sought legal advice on EU membership from the EU, lack of detail will kill independence vote!
Last night I did attend the BBC Scotland debate on independence.
I see from Newsnet Scotland website that I have attracted a few comments on their shipbuilding article, I am not going to defend my position re my Glasgow University dispute but I do feel a response is required since that lot have decided to attack me.
To deal with them, here is my response to matters of fact.
“Even when one SNP party member did put in his two pence from the audience. He did not help at all by saying something like the SNP need to spell out their policy on NATO and NUKES because I love NUKES .. or something along those lines”.
If you check the tape of the programme after I said that the SNP need to change the anti Nato policy, you will see Nicola Sturgeon nodding!
The anti Nato policy is one of the reasons why the SNP do badly at every Westminster election, but not the only reason.
I thought this guy may have been a Labour guy posing as an independence supporter, but he did say that Nicola knew him. It wasn't really the time to be saying whar he did (a foot shooting exercise). That argument is an internal one within the SNP and not for public consumption”.
If you check, Alex Salmond and the senior leadership have signalled a shift towards NATO and this is in the public domain, why do you think the policy was removed from the agenda of the SNP National Council? The SNP will have to come round to my view which they did in the UK Supreme Court row. Because I always get it right but it takes the rest of the SNP a while to catch up to me.
The current policy from the 1970’s is sheer nonsense and always was!
An unofficial poll states that the majority of the Scottish Soldiers serving in the British Army don’t wish to serve in a Scottish Defence Force.
Can anyone explain why? I can but I would like to here from the anti brigade.
“He also told us he was going to be in the debate the next day, & I thought that maybe he was lying.”
As people in Glasgow SNP who know me well can testify I don’t lie, however when I do tell the truth, it does upset people.
For example 18 months ago I spoke to Nicola Sturgeon told her of the problems in Glasgow SNP at MSP hustings, she didn’t listen, because Nicola doesn’t listen to people like me, she is too clever.
The result of the Glasgow Council Election speaks for itself.
27 seats out of 79 seats!
Complete failure to achieve any of the objectives of that campaign.
“I would seriously suggest keeping away from this guy, and as to how he was allowed to get himself on to the TV debate I will never know”.
I applied online and because I am an influential blogger check my twitter feed I am followed by the press, and I was accepted.
Also selected was the despicable Tommy Ball, you may remember him as the Govan SNP Organiser who said British Soldiers were ‘child killers’ and ‘uneducated racist thugs’, but I imagine he is more acceptable to the SNP than me, well at least to the Newsnet Scotland board.
As to the debate, Patrick Harvie did well, Ruth Davidson did well, Anas Sarwar did well and Nicola Sturgeon put in a decent performance in parts, until Ruth Davidson pulled out the letter that the SNP Govt hadn’t sought legal advice from the EU on Scottish membership and blew her out of the water.
Not as a government or as an opposition.
She also got wrong the shipbuilding contract information but was corrected by Anas Sarwar, check the tape again of the programme, minor slip on matters of fact.
As to being a ‘Labour’ member, my activism record for the Scottish National Party outstrips many of the elected SNP representatives by miles.
Patrick Harvie laid out the bottom line for the SNP when he said that detail is the most important thing.
Oh and at present I don’t have a good word to say about Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon but I am sure Alex and Nicola can explain why.
And finally to upset everyone, the independence launch was a flop, singing and poetry, are you kidding me!
Yes, that will really win over people, that and lack of detail and the stealing of slogans and parts of the US Constitution about self evident truth.
If anything the attack on myself highlights another home truth for the SNP about the lack of education in the party, which I have already spoken out against.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University