Monday, July 23, 2012
Panic sets in SNP ranks as Nats realise Alex Salmond isn’t going to win indy, George Laird right again, Salmond’s untalented clique has no answers!
It seems that the devo max is still firmly fixed in the minds of the Scottish National Party as a senior Nationalist MSP; Linda Fabiani says Westminster should pass a fallback devolution law.
The idea is that the new law would apply if Scots reject independence.
This will be taken by many as another clear sign that Alex Salmond and his middle class clique’s bottle has crashed, and they see the writing on the wall.
And the writing is already on the wall if they read my blog, Alex Salmond is going to lose the Scottish Independence referendum.
Day one after the vote, the First Minister won’t be munching on ‘freedom fries’ but rather he will be told ‘he has had his chips’!
The latest intervention is exactly what I have been saying for sometime regarding the deepening panic in SNP ranks about the outcome of the referendum which has been botched even before the disaster that was the 'Decalartion of Cineworld'.
Ms. Fabiani is only a symptom of what must be happening behind closed doors, MSP's fearing for their own seats in 2016.
So, devo max, there many reasons why this request will be turned down flat, the tide has turned for the SNP, they are fighting on a platform of grudge, grievance and malcontent towards Westminster and they are picking fights with the Scottish people.
So, who are they fighting with?
Well, the list grows, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Westminster, Orange Lodge, Catholic Church, Scottish people, Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, drinkers and even their own SNP activists.
Alex’s clique is heading for a downfall of their own making.
Back to a panicked Ms. Fabiani, she has asked Westminster to spell out what additional powers would be devolved to Scotland in the event of a 'No' vote in the independence referendum.
The reason this won’t be done is that Westminster would see this disadvantaging other political parties in the run up to the General Election in 2015 and if anything additional does come, it can’t come before the Holyrood 2016 either, again for the same reason.
And if another reason is needed, why nothing will be coming anytime soon, unionist parties only have to look at the bad decisions being made, the SNP’s leadership popularity is going downhill.
Willie Rennie, the leader of the Scottish LibDems, said:
"You can feel the waves of panic emanating from SNP HQ. They spend more time now arguing for our policy than they do their own."
Labour MSP Patricia Ferguson said:
"When SNP MSPs start planning for defeat, you can bet they know that defeat is just around the corner. The fact that the SNP are now accepting that independence is less popular than devolution is another nail in the coffin of the Yes campaign."
Poll after poll shows that there is no momentum and things are going backwards, the reason is the current clique isn’t good enough.
If we take the Glasgow Council Election which was of such vital importance that election was entirely ruined as Team Sturgeon put forward arguably the weakest leader in the history of Glasgow SNP, with Allison Hunter as the figurehead.
In the end the SNP didn’t even come close to winning.
There is no pressure on the unionist parties who will step up the gears as their campaign continues, they plan to push straight through to the Westminster 2015 election, expect reserved issues to feature strongly in their campaign.
As the panic sets in more in the SNP ranks, we can expect to see more and more being made on the devo max front.
The reality is the SNP isn’t going to be fighting on their battleground but on the unionists, and the way the polls are going and the way the Scottish National Party is acting, it will be not Scotland against England, not unionist against nationalist but rather Alex Salmond’s middle class clique against the people of Scotland.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University