Do you remember that I said and said repeatedly that there is a genuine lack of talent in the Scottish National Party?
George Laird right again!
The independence campaign has been launched and has been botched badly by Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.
This is a matter of indisputable fact.
Offered a straight choice of getting it right or fucking it all and looking like a bunch of clowns, the nationalist camp picks option B or Plan McB.
The ‘retreat’ has started in the nationalist ranks towards the George Laird view.
George Laird, always right it appears, I say ahead of time what needs to be done and then get proved correct.
The SNP Government has accepted for the first time that an independent Scotland would have to apply for EU membership.
Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been shown to be out of her depth because she and others in the SNP clique keep making assumptions which are not based on fact.
This is why the SNP under Salmond keep getting caught out and called a ‘bunch of liars.’
And ordinary Scots aren’t as stupid as the SNP thinks, just because some people in the SNP are lacking in vision, intellect and ability, it doesn’t mean the rest of us are infected with what I have dubbed ‘the Hunter virus’.
It just means that in the heart of nationalism, the ‘party within a party’ led by Salmond couldn’t organize ‘a piss up in a brewery’ or ‘fuck a doorknob.’
Anyway back to Ms. Sturgeon, the SNP’s ‘wee angry Nat’, in waiting for Salmond to resign and boost her pay packet, she says Scotland would aim to retain the same membership terms as the UK.
Nicola, Nicola, Nicola!
No, No, No!
Nicola Sturgeon is out of her depth by wrongly claiming Scotland would inherit the same deal, including Britain's opt-out from the euro single currency.
That isn’t possible, and certainly won’t be acceptable to the other 27 countries of the EU.
It isn’t like a menu in a Curry House where she and Alex Salmond get to pick the bits of the menu they like and then leave ‘the peas’.
Laughingly, she also said Scotland would issue a "notification of intent" to negotiate membership immediately in the event of a Yes vote next year.
"That notification would make it clear that we want to continue within the European Union as an independent nation."
Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon have a ‘date with destiny’ with the people of Scotland and on that date, it will be ordinary working class people who aren’t buying the phony ‘jolly fat man’ or the equally false ‘caring citizen’ portrayed by Ms. Sturgeon putting them in their place.
There will be no celebration, but if you get an invite turn up for the buffet, some people’s appetite will be deserting them.
Across on European shores, she told the European Policy Centre think-tank:
"We would begin as a nation keen to be an equal and constructive partner in the EU recognising its benefits; participating in dialogue about its future; and contributing to its development and growth”.
"And we would begin seeking to apply the principle of continuity of effect: in other words, on issues like the euro, Schengen and the rebate, our aim would be to retain the prevailing terms of Scotland's membership."
Sad that a woman who went to Glasgow University and did law shouldn’t be able to grasp the facts, and the facts say something entirely different, the EU are the ones dictating what they will accept to allow Scotland membership.
Not Salmond or Sturgeon.
This latest debacle is a complete shift in the SNP's position from last year, when Salmond and Sturgeon insisted an independent Scotland would automatically inherit EU membership on the same terms as the UK.
There is an advert on TV about how a certain produce that keeps the colours in clothes, the wife talks, as an actor playing the husband sits in bright golf clothes, she says to him:
“You look like a clown”!
Much of that sentiment could be directed towards Ms. Sturgeon who as the ‘face of independence’ has reached her ‘sell by date’!
A Scotland Office spokesman said:
"The Deputy First Minister's speech finally acknowledges that an independent Scotland would have to notify the EU ahead of negotiations and accession would need agreement of all member countries. This is a major concession."
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said:
"First the SNP said automatic EU entry would be a certainty, then it was downgraded to a 'negotiation'. Now Nicola Sturgeon is trying to pretend the Scottish Government has never taken EU admission for granted, but its behaviour over the past 12 months indicates the reverse."
Time for a quote by Alex Salmond:
“My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions”.
Have another pudding Alex!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University