Friday, November 29, 2013

Scottish independence; Alex Salmond attacked, mocked and scorned by opposition parties over EU letter, not EU to Scottish Government letter but to a ‘punter’ who received a general reply, he is now sinking like a stone, where’s the A Team Alex?

Dear All

Here is a George Laird quote which apparently some people in the SNP don’t like:

“Rather than 'The A Team' it looked more like 'The GAY Team' in nature”.

This was in relation to the disastrous ‘Declaration of Cineworld’ event, Alex Salmond's day getting his blessings from the rich.

My further thoughts on that just click on the link.

The Scottish independence has been a massive flop, now Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has been accused of misleading voters.

This time, it is over claims he had official confirmation that an independent Scotland could be fast-tracked into the EU.

That as we all know can’t happen, the EU has a process and you can’t avoid not going through the hoops.

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland recently cited a letter from a European Commission official saying it would be "legally possible" to re-negotiate Scotland's membership while it remained inside the EU.

During these talks the letter states this would mean Scotland would still be part of the UK but the catch 22 is provided other member states agreed.

So this letter, where did it come from?

The letter it seems was not a response to the Scottish Government's proposals for fast-track EU membership.

Oh no, a reply to a general inquiry from a member of the public.

If this is the best the SNP can do to try and shore up their feeble position, then here is a quote:

“Rather than 'The A Team' it looked more like 'The GAY Team' in nature”.

Rather than being jokers, the joke is firmly on them.

Scottish Labour keen to see the end of Salmond has accused him of an "amateurish and shameful" attempt to mislead voters and called on him to apologise after he quoted from the letter during First Minister's Questions.

An apology from Alex Salmond!

Never happen, he is just passing the time till his indy defeat and possibly looking for other opportunities post losing.

Alex Salmond is a buffoon yesterday he casually dismissed the Spanish premier's warning and insisted an independent Scotland would be fast-tracked into the EU.

He told MSPs:

"Can that happen legally? Would it happen? Can the process be completed within 18 months? I have here a letter from the head of unit of the European Commission's secretariat-general, which addresses exactly the first question."

He then went on during FMQs to quote from the letter and said he would lodge it with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre for MSPs to read.

What a great pity for him that people can read!

So, Braveheart now relies on a reader of a pro-independence website to justify his position when he has an entire government to draw on, the bad news however for him, is that it did not discuss the Scottish Government's proposed legal mechanism to bypass the usual EU membership procedure under Article 49 of the main Brussels treaty.

It is said that the Brussels treaty would have to be amend.

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said:

"Alex Salmond tried to suggest he had an opinion from the EU saying his case for EU membership was right. It doesn't. Did Alex Salmond write to the EU Commission to ask for this opinion? No. Did the Scottish Government? No. The fact is we do not know who wrote the original letter or what they asked because Alex Salmond pulled the letter off the internet. This is an amateurish and shameful attempt by Alex Salmond to mislead the people of Scotland. It seems that Alex Salmond is basing Scotland's future on his ability to Google."

Now lets us return to a quote from George Laird:

“Rather than 'The A Team' it looked more like 'The GAY Team' in nature”.

The SNP think everything is one giant joke, they think their opinions and assertions somehow equal fact, when they don’t, Lamont is right, the SNP is amateurish and as I pointed out, there is a genuine lack of talent in the party. The party is run as a party within a party using the ‘cult of personality’ where only a few voices matter. 

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said:

"This shows just what a shower of rank amateurs this SNP government is when it comes to conducting international diplomacy."

Quite so ma’am!

Anyway, it looks like Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond won’t be looking so jolly now, the truth eventually comes out, and this miserable little episode just shows that ‘smart mouth’ doesn’t equal ‘smart brain’.

In May 2012, I finished my post by saying:

“Let’s hope that the ‘It Ain't Half Hot Mum’ concert party don’t get taken on the road otherwise some people won’t even get a nickel for their mother!”

George Laird right again!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That post you wrote back then was a classic George, keep up the good work, people in the SNP think like you do, Salmond has lost this campaign and is saving his own skin now, to hang on as leader.