Monday, July 7, 2014

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon see new sudden dramatic loss of support for independence, Yes vote at 32% and heading downwards, Salmond and Sturgeon’s position as SNP leaders is now completely untenable, time SNP members talked of post Salmond

Dear All

Time for a quote:

"My problem is that I have too many talented people and not enough Cabinet positions"!

Alex Salmond.

The problem with this quote is that is it false, but we should also remember that below these people sitting in the SNP Cabinet is a considerably greater base of Nationalists who are even worse than incompetent.

Support for independence is in meltdown, despite repeated attempts to shore up their position, Scotland's 'jolly fat man' Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are losing vast ground each and very single day.

Scotland is rejecting Alex S almond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.

Today I had a conversation with a SNP Voter who voted SNP in both Holyrood 2011 and Westminster 2010, one of their core voters, what the person told me was although they would vote SNP at election time, they wouldn't even consider voting for independence in this referendum. If Salmond can't even convince his own core voters, something has gone drastically wrong.

If you think back to November last year, I was invited onto the BBC as a guest of BBC 5 Live, at the end of the programme, I was asked for my final thoughts on 'white paper day', I said that the problem is and always has been an issue of trust in Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.

The odious SNP Candidate Natalie McGarry who went on to implode the SNP vote in the Cowdenbeath by-election disputed this, next day, Brian Taylor, senior BBC political editor ran a blog post....., trust in the Scottish Government.

George Laird right again, and right on her losing Cowdenbeath as well but anyone who has met McGarry would come to that conclusion re Cowdenbeath.

As the indy pressure continues to mount and mount, the scale of the meltdown is intensified towards a super nova event!

Not only is independence stalling, it is going backwards, latest poll for Sir Tom Hunter's site by TNS BMRB is more than just bad news for the Nationalists and their supporters.

That poll has a headline result beyond grim, Yes 32% . As I previously said I believe that it still has further to drop, recently Alex Salmond was publicly booed again, this time at the launch of the launch warship to be commissioned into the Royal Navy.

For the Better Together campaign, things are more rosy in the garden, their support is standing at 46%, they are up (+4), the undecided or Don't Know sit at 22% (-6), as measured against a previous poll for Sir Tom.

As the SNP try allsorts of tricks, bribes and fantasy to win over people, they are discovering that most voters have stopped listening to the debate. An astonishing amount of people say that it is hard to know which side to believe.

That is 73%.

In effect the Scottish referendum debate ended some considerable time ago, the campaign is still running as the matter of the sign off of the defeat needs to be official.

But defeat is coming for Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, be of no doubt about that, they aren't good enough, their campaign is a farce, it is the most pathetic political fraud in modern Scottish politics.

'Both sides just contradict each other', while 73% say that it is hard to know which side to believe, and I said the truth was the way to go.

Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University has written on his What Scotland Thinks blog:

"The Yes side must have hoped that it would make further progress in reducing the No lead as and when undecided voters started to make up their mind. While there is little indication in this poll of any decline in Yes support, as suggested by the two most recent polls from YouGov, there is certainly no sign of any momentum. Of the seven polls TNS have conducted so far this year, all but one of them has put Yes on 41% (and the single exception was a reading of 40%). Not least of the reasons why the Yes side is apparently not making any further progress is that it is failing to make headway amongst those whose first preference is some form of devo max rather than independence or the status quo. Just 31% of voters claim to be aware that more powers are already on their way as a result of the 2012 Scotland Act...the poll goes on to suggest that in fact the No side might be able to extend its lead further if voters were more aware of the provisions of the Act, and especially so if they actually thought that there was a guarantee of more powers."

As I previously said, the time, money and  resources all spent have been wasted, as I understand it the SNP are supposed to be hiring pollsters to go out and ask why the independence support is in meltdown.

I can save the SNP, the time, money and effort, the prime reason is lying.

Other reasons are no work, no vision, contempt for voters and no plans.

And given we are doing a list, let us not forget another reason, hatred.

The vile abuse from Nationalists and their 'allies', some of whom are personally known to and have met Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, this is the cherry sitting on top of the Nationalist steaming pile of excrement.

September 18 will see a high turn-out with 75% saying they will definitely vote, and they will be voting to stay in the UK.

Sir Tom Hunter said:

"This is an appalling state of affairs brought about by both sides of the debate, and this is an affront to our democracy. The future of our nation is rightly in the hands of our population, but that population is being enveloped by a thick fog of obfuscation."

Sarah-Jane Walls, operations manager for Yes Scotland said:

"Support for Yes has increased since the last poll published by Sir Tom - it is over 40%, and we are confident of moving above 50% in the referendum. A key figure is that over two-thirds of people in Scotland want either the full powers of independence or devo-max, with the status quo a poor third. The reality is that none of the Westminster parties are offering anything like devo-max, therefore the only way to achieve these powers - so that we can make the wealth of Scotland work for all the people - is to vote Yes for independence."

Sarah-Jane Walls, operations manager for Yes Scotland...... political non entity!

Better Together campaign director Blair McDougall said:

"This is yet another poll showing a strong majority for the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK. It's clear that the closer we get to the referendum people are starting to think seriously about the consequences of separation for our pound, pensions and public services. Scots want the facts about why being part of the UK is the best future for Scotland. We will do everything we can to make sure people get the facts they need. We are very confident that on the basis of the facts Scots will say No Thanks to separation."

On the 18th September 2014, on the grassy knoll, Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon with their horde of utter trash will fight a losing battle through-out the day with false smiles on their faces to greet voters. Unlike Bannockburn, there will be no William Wallace figure to led the Scottish people to independence, just a buffoon of a First Minister was lavishes luxury on himself at £2,900 a night, a joke figure who sold out the very people he claims to represent when he gaves his oath at the Scottish Parliament.

One has to laugh at SNP rank and  file activists who are being used like cattle, when the very leadership they support has nothing but utter contempt for them and has cut the legs right out from under them at every stage of this campaign.
At the emergency summit, the 'big idea' was a leaflet campaign headed up by Salmond's senior advisors.

Time for a quote:

"Rather than the A Team, the party looked more like the GAY Team in nature".

George Laird.

I think we can safely say that Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are not laughing now. Imagine using a GAY Team when the remit clearly is for an A Team, who thought that was good idea, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon?

Finally, how about putting the major dullard that is SNP Cllr Mhairi Hunter in charge of the independence campaign, the entire thing is shot anyway, Yes Scotland is redesigned, desks in the centre of the room, big sheets of white paper and plenty of coloured crayons.

Day one, session one, drawing a horse and learning to colour it in!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

tern said...

Let's remember too the human rights issue of betraying our close next of kin diaspora. That the nats dare to plan to have no unrefusable automatic citizenship entitlement for our emigrants' children, mostly in rUK, Scots born outside Scotland to parents who have moved for economic reasons without ever expecting there would be a citizenship threat to the offspring they bore while away - and from the nats! This was what first converted me to No. It's part of the emerged broader picture of high handedness anti-outsider attitude and avoidance of answers.

In the present wider racist atmosphere this has not focused on by either side, or by the media despite their pro-No reputation! But it affects many families, and hopefully despite the lack of coverage voters who have checked on citizenship for their families have noticed it. Tom Brown's big piece in the Daily Record last Thu highlighted it.