It seems that Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has decided to try comedy.
Is this because her angry wee Nat routine has panned?
Sturgeon says that the UK Government is trying to 'bully' Scotland into voting against independence by ruling out a formal currency union.
No, the UK Government is protecting itself first and foremost, it therefore cannot be regarding as ‘bullying’.
Sturgeon says that Chancellor George Osborne is going to reject any deal that would allow Scotland to leave the UK and keep the pound.
That decision is not his but is firmly with David Cameron; Osborne can chip his ten cents worth in.
Is it a campaign tactic or a realisation that Westminster wants to solve problems rather than get a pile more place on top of them as the Nationalists would have a series of running arguments with them for political advantage.
The debacle of not planning for a Scottish currency rather shows that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon aren’t very bright.
A Treasury report has said:
"In the event of Scottish independence, the economic rationale for the continuing UK to enter a formal sterling union with another state is not clear.''
This has now been upped to Osborne ruling out any such arrangement if there is a Yes vote in the referendum.
That is expected and hardly a surprise.
But it must be a surprise to the simple minded folk in the SNP.
Osborne, his Labour shadow Ed Balls and Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander are all set to rule out a currency union with an independent Scotland.
This leads Salmond and Sturgeon well adrift, now they have to explain what the currency will be.
People won't take kindly on the Westminster establishment ganging up to bully Scotland in the decision we're being asked to take on the referendum”.
I think that Sturgeon is the wrong person to talk about bullying given her recent ravings about trying to bully Cameron into a debate with Salmond.
So, who are the people she is talking about who won’t take ‘kindly’?
Her and Salmond’s packs of trash who are seeing independence slip through their fingers as support continues to drift away, they lost the argument, they lost the people, they lost goodwill and will lose the vote.
In a comic touch she said on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme that the “Westminster establishment trying to gang up on Scotland because they see it in the polls that they are losing the argument."
Not only did Westminster win the argument, they won the battle, the war ended a long time ago, it is just the demented holding out like a Japanese soldier hiding in the jungle after WW2.
The war is over!
Sturgeon went on to say that it would be "absurd" for UK politicians to reject a currency union.
Only the fear is dripping out of her like sweat now!
In a typical angry wee Nat fashion, she also issued a threat about Scotland reneging on UK debt unless there is a ''sterling zone'' with the rest of the UK.
How will Scotland have a good credit rating if this was done?
Who would buy Scottish Government debt when they cannot be trusted?
Bizarrely Sturgeon says:
“No matter what the No campaign, the Westminster establishment, says now, the reality will be very, very different if Scotland votes Yes”.
No, they won’t be, because in 2015, there will be a General election at Westminster and no party will commit to a fiscal union with Scotland in the event of independence.
Another thing worth mentioning which is important, the SNP reneges on the debt, they won’t get any of the assets and that includes military assets.
So, the SNP are playing stupid silly petty games because they have no idea and no vision and are unwilling at this late stage to plan for a Scottish currency.
Angry wee Nat Nicola Sturgeon has botched it again, the stench of fear is literally dripping out onto the floor now, the UK Government won’t be bounced into a sterling zone and also Scotland would have no lender of last resort.
It looks increasingly likely that the SNP would try and take Scotland into the Euro which would mean disaster.
As to plan B, Sturgeon said:
"I'm not going to be bullied out of the right position for Scotland and the rest of the UK."
She isn’t being bullied, she is just being ignored, ‘people don’t laugh at her because she is white; they laughed at her because she is white on a mic’.
I cribbed that off a rapper.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University