Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scottish independence: Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, needy and desperate goes begging for Labour votes for independence, Sturgeon scraps the bottom of the barrel, as the SNP manage to get 7 politically unaware pensioners, another epic Sturgeon failure!

Dear All

Some time ago I wrote a piece on the Scottish National Party’s attempts to reach out to Scottish Conservatives to vote for Scottish independence.

In my opinion, this was a complete non starter.

The article that prompted my post was something I read written by the SNP’s odious and publicly unelectable candidate Natalie McGarry. McGarry went on to be soundly defeated in the Cowdenbeath by-election having imploded the Nationalist vote by almost 50%.

During that failed campaign Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave her an endorsement saying McGarry was a ‘good friend’. That was probably like the ‘kiss of death’; Nicola Sturgeon as I keep saying is unpopular, if she thought her endorsement meant anything meaningful then she is sadly out of touch and totally deluded where voters are concerned.

After I wrote my piece, odious Natalie McGarry went on to link my blog to a hate account set up by someone McGarry and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon both know well.

In computing there is such a thing as ‘save as’, and I did regarding her tweet of 20th January. The person running the hate account has been arrested by Police Scotland and charged.

Just as odious Natalie McGarry couldn’t get the Nationalist vote onboard in Cowdenbeath, she won’t get the Tory vote anywhere else or even the women’s vote under the guise of women for independence!

Now, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, the ‘face of independence’ is trying to get Labour voters to build what she says would be a more equal Scotland by voting for independence.

That is a sick joke!

Nicola Sturgeon as Health Sec let Scots women die of cancer by failing to ensure that drugs available in England which could have saved them were made available here in Scotland!

No one is coming to help Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, so her desperate and needy plea to Labour voters that she already previously made at the SNP conference in April will fall on deaf ears again.

A few Labour voters will vote yes, but the vast majority of them will vote to keep Scotland as part of the UK on the 18th September.

Scottish Labour in response said that the Yes Scotland campaign is getting "increasingly desperate" as they realise they can’t reach their target.

At present the No side has a 16% lead in the polls, and the polls aren’t moving. All the efforts by the SNP are a complete waste of time, money, energy and resources.

In a piece of political analysis which is complete rubbish, Sturgeon said a 'Yes' vote in September's independence referendum would be the "the chance of a lifetime for Labour voters to reclaim their politics and their party.

That’s just not credible any way shape or form; most of the issues that concern voters are already devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

To add to the tripe that Nicola Sturgeon spouts, she trotted out the failed SNP policy on Trident and coupled it with poverty since using Trident doesn’t sell at the ballot box. The People of Scotland have spoken on Trident; they want to keep the Nato shield of defence in Scotland. At Westminster elections most MPs returned are unionist, the SNP manage to get 6, the ‘feeble 6’ led by Englishman Angus Robertson.

Sturgeon said:

"I have canvassed many Labour voters in many elections, and failed to persuade many of them to vote SNP”.

In Govan, I have met many women in Ward 5 who refer to unpopular Nicola Sturgeon as an “arsehole”.

That being the case, it is understandable that she failed to persuade many of them to vote SNP.

She added:

"But I have yet to meet a Labour voter who puts bombs before bairns, which is one reason why I have spoken to so many in this referendum campaign who are voting 'Yes'."

Did she persuade anyone who thought she was an “arsehole” to vote Yes?

Or did she singly manage to avoid them while out canvassing, do tell us Nicola?

Apparently Nicola Sturgeon only meets enthusiastic supporters who think she is wonderful while out campaigning, it’s the stuff of legend and myth of the popular leader.

It’s also crap!
Ms Sturgeon's latest call to Labour voters came at the same time that seven of the central figures from the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in wrote an open letter to the Daily Record outlining their reasons for supporting independence.

I suppose a question to these seven people is; ‘why are you so politically ignorant’?

In their letter, the seven workers wrote:

"The UK government is attempting to portray itself as the protector of shipbuilding in Scotland, but nothing could be further from the truth. Despite the efforts of the trade union movement, shipbuilding has been neglected by Westminster governments, and there is a stronger, brighter future for our shipbuilding industry in an independent Scotland."

90% of shipbuilding contracts in Govan come from the UK Ministry of Defence, if Scotland is out of the UK, both Govan and Scotstoun will go to the wall, military shipbuilding in Scotland will end, and pretty much kill the entire industry.

The letter was signed by pensioners David Torrance, Linda Hamill, Betty Kennedy, Jimmy Cloughley, Ronnie Leighton, Tam Brotherston and John Gibb, they aren’t risking their jobs but they certainly are willing to risk those employed in the yards by making such gullible statements which have no basis in fact.

The nationalists have also used two former Labour government ministers Peter Kilfoyle and Leslie Huckfield to try and advance their cause, one of their previous stalwart former Labour backers; John Cowan has been dropped when allegations emerged about his past behaviour regarding women.

Labour MSP Drew Smith said:

"Nicola Sturgeon has spent her life campaigning against the Labour Party. But her campaign is becoming increasingly desperate, no doubt because so many previous SNP voters aren't buying the separation which Nicola Sturgeon believes in above all else. The SNP will say anything to get over the line in September, but I believe Scotland will see through the empty promises and unfunded polices which the 'Yes' campaign is trying to sell."

So, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has managed to scrap together seven people who are politically unaware….. what a ‘star’, what a magnificent campaign strategy, what a coup, Labour voters can “reclaim their politics and their party”.

If there is anything working class Labour voters should be ‘reclaiming’; it is their determination to Vote No.

Is it not funny to see unpopular Nicola Sturgeon reduced to ‘begging for votes; rather shows how her substance lite indy campaign has spectacularly blown up in her face.

I guess the anti English, it’s all Westminster’s fault wasn’t such a good idea, not an A Team strategy!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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