Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SNP need to adopt NATO as a new policy, where are SNP going to get military and civil intelligence, it’s time SNP changed
“I watched the debate and I'm glad I can put a face to your blog. I like that you got to ask a question. :)”
To be clear the fact remains that the 30 year old anti NATO SNP stance is wrong, and here is why.
Firstly, a recent poll stated the majority of serving Scottish Soldiers didn’t want to transfer to a Scottish Defence Force.
That issue needs addressed by the SNP, it is a major problem.
Secondly, if the SNP was to form the government of an independent Scotland, they wouldn’t be plugged in the intelligence network of the West.
Where are they going to get military and civil intelligence from?
Clear examples why the SNP need to adopt NATO and also as a NATO partner we have to accept the NATO protocols that allow other member countries to pass through Scottish territory with nuclear weapons, we have to accept responsibility. I would allow the continuation of Faslane for UK and US nuclear submarines.
If the SNP adopt NATO it sends strong signal to Scottish service personnel that the Scottish National Party is proactive regarding their safety.
“Especially one which could lead to a rift in the party”.
Two Government Ministers have also spoken out as well, Constance and Campbell and there are more besides me who feel uncomfortable, because in the SNP if you stand up, you risk being singled out and treated like an outcast.
“Like you, I fail to see how the SNP could possibly hope to win the referendum without signalling to the international community that they'll be a contributing member of NATO. Nice one”.
Actually, I am removing objections to a NO vote, but I am not listened to the SNP, they didn’t listen to my advice before and that led to a disaster at Glasgow City Council election.
“I disagree with you about the debate slightly. Patrick Harvie was undoubtedly the best performer followed by Ruth. Equal last were Nicola and Sarwar”.
From my previous blog posting on the event:
“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”.
Anas Sarwar outperformed Nicola, as you stated, she was knocked for six and looked defensive.
Another previous point I made to the SNP that the fight needs to be fought on detail was ignored also. I tell them what is wrong; they ignore me and then pay the price at the ballot box and elsewhere.
You also forgot that Anas nailed Nicola on military shipbuilding when she got wrong that the outsourced MoD vessel wasn’t in fact a warship contract, all warships are all built ‘in house’ for over 50 years. She appeared not to understand the difference between a warship and an auxillary vessel.
Malcolm Chambers said to Commons Select Committee recently, those contracts can be rigged to suit design spec. This leaves the SNP argument that Scotland would get military shipbuilding to be in my opinion, baseless and without substance.
I enjoyed the BBC show, for me it wasn’t a problem being in front of a camera, but I would rather be in front of an SNP campaign, once the problems are sorted out regarding policies and direction.
The indy launch was a flop, set in the ‘historic’ setting of Cineworld!
I can make the case for independence but so many of the SNP can’t and that is a major problem since their voices are getting heard and mine isn’t.
I hope you enjoy the blog and thanks for taking the time to comment, I am a Scottish Nationalist but I am not a mindless sycophant.
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