It seems that
resident Jim McColl is in a
time warp, he wants political parties opposed to independence to lay out what
their policies would be if the country votes no in the 2014 referendum. Monaco
In case he missed it, devo max, devo plus, devo whatever is on the back burner, and on a low heat if at all.
The case is, independence or bust; all the eggs are in one basket for 2014.
McColl was a late convert to independence and his intervention is meaningless to ordinary working class Scots.
What is he proposing?
I don’t know and I suspect he doesn’t know either, but he does say that he is disappointed at the "negative" stance taken by those campaigning against independence.
On the issue of clarity from other parties, they have already given it, you know the stance on EU, IMF, Bank of England, NATO, United Nations and all the rest, it is already in the public domain.
It is for those seeking independence to prove the same clarity, the same detail and the same transparency.
"People are asking the SNP what is going to happen in an independent
but it is not just up to the SNP. There are going to be elections after [the
referendum] so it is up to all parties to say what would happen in an
independent Scotland .
Ideally, the other parties should be saying, 'We want you to vote no and here
is what we have on offer if you do that. If you vote yes, this is what we will
McColl is deluded, why should opposition parties to the SNP clarify that when this issue holds no water with them? They don’t have to plan for an independent
because they don’t believe this will happen and given that poll after poll is
firmly against it, they would think that McColl’s suggestion is a waste of their
And less we forget, the Scottish National Party doesn’t have a plan for an independent
despite being around for circa 80 years. Scotland
80 years and no plan, add it to some policies like their NATO policy was bollocks as ‘the clique’ around the leadership festered.
On callingon the cross-party campaign, Better Together, he wants them to say how it will improve life for Scottish people if they vote to retain the
Funnily enough I have just sent ideas in an article to the editor of Toryhoose, Toryhoose is the Conservative supporting website which publishes articles from a range of people, I have had some stuff published myself, and given the credit.
"It is really bad the other parties are not coming out and saying, 'If you vote no to independence, here is what we will do for
enhance its ability to grow its economy, create more jobs and improve the
well-being of all its citizens.' It is a very negative stance that has been
taken. I would like the Better Together campaign to come out and tell us how it
will be better." Scotland
Once the issue is settle in 2014, then unionist parties will come up with further devo, but until that time, they will not be playing Alex Salmond’s game or indeed the game of a resident of
A spokeswoman for Yes Salmond (
region) said: Scotland
"It is incumbent on all parties to lay out the policies they would favour in an independent
Yeah, yeah, yeah, keep flapping!
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