It’s a ‘positive’ campaign screams Nicola Sturgeon who then descends into scaremongering and negativity.
Scotland's unpopular deputy first minister has claimed that Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge of an EU referendum is putting jobs at risk in Scotland.
Scaremongering and negativity!
Cameron’s speech is based on subjective assumptions, it was a non event, but so desperate is Nicola Sturgeon rather than think matters out to their logical conclusion, she grasps at anything to try and restore her failing campaign.
The independence campaign has collapsed, it’s over, the wrong people, the wrong policies and done at the wrong time.
In politics it isn’t unusual to see something go wrong but in Ms. Sturgeon’s case, she has got it all wrong.
Things have gotten so bad for her, she is now off the Ireland to try and drum up support for her cause, in Scotland, people have stopped listening as she and Alex Salmond lurch from disaster to disaster.
So, it’s back to the old Nicola Sturgeon, the angry wee Nat of old screaming about entitlement, grudge, grievance and malcontent.
Recently President Barroso rebuffed her request for a meeting because Barroso cannot interfere in UK domestic politics.
Rather than accept being blown out, it’s off to Ireland to flog a dead horse on the EU.
In what must be the most pathetic speech of her career, Ms Sturgeon told the British Irish Chamber of Commerce the prospect of an in/out referendum on UK membership of the EU was causing damaging uncertainty for Scotland.
Fear and scaremongering based on something that hasn’t happened yet and which the political class down south doesn’t believe will happen in the first place as Cameron spins a line to solve some domestic politic issues in his own party and try to take the wind out of UKIP.
Ms Sturgeon said:
"We are in no doubt that the single EU market continues to be, as it has been in the past, a driver of economic recovery, growth and jobs going forward."
"In recent days it has become clear that the UK government could be on a collision course with the EU over the terms of her membership, and it is no longer fanciful to consider as real the possibility that the UK is heading out of the EU."
Sadly, Ms. Sturgeon doesn’t understand Westminster politics, it’s a different game, played at a different level, 4 years in the future something might happen, but what isn’t going to happen is a UK out of Europe.
This is international politics and not provincial politics Ms. Sturgeon, and squealing in Dublin to try and ‘create a market’ in the independence campaign won’t work there or here.
In the last days of Blair and funnily enough of Gordon Brown, these people both embarked on foreign trips to try and raise their profile like Ms. Sturgeon is doing.
And we all know how that ended for the both of them.
If Ms. Sturgeon wishes to play the role of the ‘angry wee Nat’ which she played before, she will find it may get an audience with her own supporters but for the rest of us, it’s a tired old routine which was never popular in the past.
The Europe issue has no traction, it can’t help her campaign and she just is just kidding herself on.
Independence support has totally collapsed, it's your fault and Salmond.
Nicola Sturgeon, the ‘angry wee Nat’ who can’t run an independence campaign based on truth and transparency is getting a wake up call from the public but not an audience, she has to go elsewhere to find that.
Stupid people deserve what they get Ms. Sturgeon!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University