Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has said a vote for independence is not a vote for the SNP.
George Laird says, a vote for Scottish independence is a vote for Alex Salmond.
And he isn’t getting my vote.
As he uses rhetoric to talk about ‘Scotland's future’, what he is actually talking about is his future and the future of the Alex Salmond Party within the SNP.
In other piece of political rubbish, he is due to tell the SNP conference a first independent Scottish government could well be run by Labour, or a coalition.
This is supposed to be a carrot to Labour voters and women who don’t like him and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.
So, what is the reality people should know, why is the SNP is gearing everything around the independence bid for their attempt to win the election in 2016 at the Scottish Parliament!
In other words, Alex Salmond is trying to con you again.
And in another dig at the Tories he says a "Yes" vote means Scotland will never be overseen by a Tory government it did not vote for.
At every election, many people get a government that they never voted for, so that won’t be changing regardless of the outcome of this ballot.
Salmond’s other claim to delegates in Aberdeen that negotiations on Scotland's independence settlement would begin within days of a "Yes" vote, spearheaded by an "all party" group are not credible either.
He wants ‘suckers’ much like the SNP tried to do when they tried to get all party support for their disastrous fitba act, if they can get people to climb on board for that, they have no chance in getting them to climb onboard for an SNP controlled team in talks to Westminster.
Currently and continuously support for remaining in the UL is holding steady, support for Salmond and Sturgeon is slipping, each day they are losing ground, losing the argument and burning more time, money and resources in a failed campaign.
Salmond will say:
"This referendum is not about this party or this first minister or even the wider 'Yes' campaign. It's about putting Scotland's future in Scotland's hands."
This poll is about Alex Salmond’s future and it isn’t about putting Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands, it is about putting it in the hands of the SNP.
Salmond apparently is going to tell his clique at conference:
"Our party is hugely popular and we are currently five, 10 and 15 points ahead in polls for Westminster, Europe and Holyrood respectively. But a 'Yes' vote in September is not a vote for me, or for an SNP government in 2016. It's a vote for a government in Scotland that the people of Scotland choose, pursuing policies the people of Scotland support."
This is based on a council tax freeze and other bribes, and also in part to the weakness still in the Labour Party.
Salmond will use his speech to also attack the Conservatives, this is to try and lock in the socialist vote.
And his carrot to Labour supporters to vote Salmond is that a future independent Scottish government:
"That may be the SNP. It may be Labour. It may be a coalition. I tell you what it won't be - it won't be a government led by a party with just a single MP in Scotland. A government dismantling our welfare state. Determined to privatise public services."
One thing which Salmond cannot guarantee is the very things he says he is fighting to protect.
That is just smoke and mirrors that he will save people from the ‘evil Tories’.
Salmond will add:
"In an independent Scotland, we can give this guarantee: the era of unelected Tory governments handing out punishment to the poor and the disabled will be gone and gone for good."
That guarantee is bogus; he really must think we are all stupid.
So are Labour, the Lib Dems and the Scottish Tories all signing up for "Team Scotland"?
And why should they, Salmond and Sturgeon are going to lose, why destroy your political credibility, add to that, if he was successful, they still wouldn’t want to be involved, why give up talking about the ‘bad deal’ Salmond done with Westminster or the campaign to rejoin the Union?
Salmond says the negotiating group would include non-SNP members and expertise from across the political spectrum, from both inside and outwith Scotland.
That tends to suggest that Scotland’s future isn’t being decided by Scots!
The campaign for Scottish independence by the SNP is not about giving Scots control of their own country, it is about giving Alex Salmond and his vile nasty clique control, it is about Scots losing their rights, it is about austerity, it is about one man.
Alex Salmond has gone as far as he can, it is now time to put him down because he doesn’t stand up for Scots, the SSP and others who have joined his voyage of the damned thinking it will help their political fortunes are being used as mugs and as cover.
Only later will they grasp that concept.
I am vote No to independence under Alex Salmond and I strongly suggest that working class Scots do likewise, Salmond and Sturgeon cannot be trusted.
Your time is up Salmond, you're history, not making history, 18th September will be remembered as the Death of Nationalism Day.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University