Here is some wisdom from the ‘Great Sage’ that is Scotland‘s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
“I firmly believe who wins the economic argument will win the referendum”!
Imagine getting it wrong at the start of a New Year and so early as well.
Team Sturgeon who live in the East End of Glasgow on about £250k a year according to reports think that Scottish people can be bought for a few quid.
A few quid, well, a few quid can buy things like a kebab, which incidentally I haven’t had one in a few months, a thing I must address soon but it won’t buy Scottish independence.
There are many things wrong with the current set up in the UK, but like many things these can be fixed whether Scotland was independent or not.
Another gem of slightly less ‘Sage’:
"Scotland can more than afford to be independent, something that even the No campaign agrees with. We need the powers over the economy to get faster and more sustainable growth into the economy for the long term."
The SNP can fix Scotland?
They destroyed Education under Mike Russell, a shambles, Law and Order under MacAskill is like something out of 1930’s Germany, and health, the SNP flagship is a disgrace with Scots women being left to die of cancer and other ailments which require specialised treatment.
But guess what?
With a legacy of failure under their belts, the Scottish National Party has all the answers; the trouble is that they are answering all the wrong questions.
Fail, fail and fail, this is the legacy of the ‘big three’ under direct SNP control.
Then there is the proposed disastrous immigration policy of the SNP to flood Scotland thus condemning many young working class Scots to the scrapheap.
The price for Scots of a Yes vote in this Scottish independence is Fascism; Fascism is too high a price to pay, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon must have forgotten the lurch to far right by the SNP Government.
The answer is to Scottish independence is No under Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.
Too stupid and too evil to have the safety blocks of the UK removed.
In attempting to buy the vote, Sturgeon added that there will be a:
"ruthless focus on the benefits of independence, from the transformation in childcare through to a reduction in APD [air passenger duty] and what we can do to get our economy growing. "It's that message that will turn the debate and win the campaign for Yes."
Maybe she has been watching Borgen too much.
Down the road in sunny England, Prime Minister David Cameron has made an impassioned plea to Scots on behalf of the rest of the UK to vote against independence.
"The outcome matters to all of us, wherever we live in the UK. This is not a vote for the next few years, but a vote that could change our country forever. Our family of nations is at its best when we work together with shared interest and common purpose. This year, let the message go out from England, Wales and Northern Ireland to everyone in Scotland - we want you to stay, and together we can build an even stronger United Kingdom for our children and grandchildren."
With the UK economy picking up, this spells really bad news for the Nationalist camp that are cornered politically, they can’t find a narrative that works, so Nicola Sturgeon is trying to see if ‘greed’ works.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said in his New Year message to Scots:
"I believe in the UK most of all because I believe in a more just, more equal, more fair country, and I believe we can best achieve that together with the people of Scotland”
"Scotland is rightly proud of its traditions of social justice. The SNP want to tell you that we can't achieve social justice in the UK because there is a Scotland that believes in it and an England that does not. They're wrong."
Labour are pledging to abolish the bedroom tax, freeze energy bills and tackle low pay, however, they must be more that this, because the current system doesn’t work properly, it never did and its lack of flexibility will be a major problem in the future.
The number of people using food banks because of the current UK Government is unacceptable in a modern society.
So, some advice for Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond, clear your fucking desk, you're leaving, take Joan McAlpine with you, as to unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, Scots can’t be bought with their own money.
Only simpletons think that way!
2014 is the year of Alex Salmond’s political death at the ballot box.
And there is no reprieve or escaping destiny!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University