When Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was appointed Independence Minister by Alex Salmond, it was a gross mistake and error of judgment.
Nicola Sturgeon dropped the ball on Scotland’s EU membership on live television when it was revealed that the Scottish Government had done nothing, they never asked the right people about membership in the EU.
Claims were made that turned out to be false.
Recently Ms. Sturgeon was rebuffed by the EU President when she asked for talks on the subject; his Vice-President cited that any request must come from the British Government.
It was a stupid stunt which spectacularly backfired on her and the SNP!
Then followed a disastrous trip to Ireland still trying to flog a dead horse and appear relevant, that Nicola Sturgeon is somehow moving the independence cause forward.
23% in a recent poll show exactly what Nicola Sturgeon has done, and her supporters better wise up fast, the strategy is nonsense, and highlights how small Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are on the international stage, they don’t flag up at all as serious players.
Another PR disaster for Sturgeon’s Ireland trip which highlights the lack of talent in the Scottish National Party is when Ireland's European affairs minister has said an independent Scotland would need to apply to become a member of the European Union.
And any application would take time.
The SNP Government claim that Scotland would be negotiating from ‘within’ was left in tatters, it was never a credible claim in the first place to make without factual evidence.
After a rebuff by the EU President, the latest piece of stupidity by Nicola Sturgeon is trying to drag the leaders of the 27 EU states into British domestic politics by trying to open up a direct dialogue with them.
If the word is no from Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, it is certain no right across the 27 states, no one is going to play Ms. Sturgeon’s childish game, it is incredibly bad judgment to push a bad position.
Her letter shows yet again how desperate and isolated the Scottish Government are becoming, it’s time to drop this quietly and move on, it was never a viable idea in the first place, it’s an embarrassment now and example of poor leadership skills on her part.
On the unionist side of the debate, they are laughing, Ms. Sturgeon is personally sinking in her personal credibility as they point out that Scots under Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon wouldn’t get the right to a referendum on EU membership in the event Scotland was to vote for independence.
Jackson Carlaw, the deputy leader of the Scottish Tories, said the Sturgeon stunt letter was "yet more self-important posturing."
Nicola Sturgeon is desperate now under her direction, the independence campaign has been badly botched; she is now a publicity seeker like a rejected X Factor singing contestant wanting to get back in the limelight.
Off key, screaming and foaming at the mouth, she is making a spectacle of herself now.
I said there was a genuine lack of talent in the Scottish National Party, and the evidence speaks for itself.
George Laird right again!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University