Knee jerk reactions and damage limitation is the SNP Government’s stock in trade.
The cat is out of the bag regarding the leaked report of John Swinney… to quote Bill Paxton in the movie Aliens 2, ‘game over; game over man’!
Rather like Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the EU, the SNP Government is to produce its own forecasts for North Sea oil revenues.
The idea is to try and ‘settle the horses’ after they have been well spooked!
Can the SNP quash fears over the affordability of pensions and public services in an independent Scotland?
They have effectively and clearly shown that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon cannot be trusted on welfare benefits and service provision.
So, we are to get a ‘work of fiction’ sprinkled with a few facts to pad it out.
‘Game over; game over man’!
The fairytale report is due very soon and guess what,it will present dramatically higher predictions of future oil wealth, everything is rosy in the garden, it's always rosy in the Salmond garden.
And it will be more than official figures used in UK budget calculations.
Because Salmond says so!
Salmond will say anything to con Scottish people into voting for independence, behind the false front, the entire case is rotten and easily stripped away, because Salmond never done the work; produced the plans and had a vision.
So, this “very soon” report is just damage limitation.
Once the brick has gone through the window, it’s broken, damaged done!
No patch up can fix this, the genie is out of the bottle, and it isn’t going back, a bit like me when I walked out on the SNP in January 2012, I wasn’t going back, trust broken, rights denied, all letters returned unopened or tossed in the bin.
Trust matters in politics.
The leaked John Swinney report is more than just a document, it is the real and meaningful damage, because it wasN'T just Salmond and Sturgeon that kept this information from the Scottish people, all the SNP Cabinet were involved.
The dramatic revelations sparked rowdy clashes at Holyrood, unionists loved it, they loved it.
Alex Salmond faced Labour accusations that he "refuses to say in public what he says in private".
Salmond has already been rebranded in this parliament by Labour MSP Paul Martin as a “liar”!
In politics, you can be many things, a complete arsehole, illiterate, a bigot, a mad shagger pumping the guts out of someone behind your wife’s back…… but no lying.
The task of spin the ‘new lies’ as many will call it, rests with First Minister's chief spin doctor, he is making a shit sandwich which he expects the population to swallow, then Alex Salmond can emerge to play his ‘jolly fat man’ role.
The Scottish Government's new report will be based on assumptions of higher long-term predictions of oil prices than the $90 per barrel used by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
From $90 a barrel, the SNP chief spin doctor will increase the price to $150 per barrel.
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said:
"What in public the SNP claim is scaremongering, in private they agree is the truth."
Scots Tory leader Ruth Davidson said:
"The First Minister makes statements in public promising the earth, while he knows full well in private that he can't afford to pay for them."
And now the public know the truth, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon can’t be trusted, this is deception on an industrial scale, this highlights what I keep saying; there is a genuine lack of talent in the SNP.
Malcolm Rifkind states recently that Alex Salmond has reached his sell by date, it’s worse than that; he literally stinks to high heaven and represents a health hazard to poor working class Scots.
This is one fake Prophet and his charlatans who are heading not for independence but into the political desert to die.
And don’t forget the shit sandwiches for the journey to munch on, I suspect that after Salmond’s spin doctor makes a pile after this “very soon” report, he will have plenty left over, because the public don’t eat shit.
The facts are undeniable, the people of Scotland have been conned.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University