It seems that Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been put on damage limitation duty after Alex Salmond’s disastrous performance against Alistair Darling.
In public the Scottish National Party are one big happy family, but behind the scenes it certainly isn’t the case. When Alex Salmond addressed his backbenchers in person, it was a clear sign that the ‘Yes Sheep’ were not happy.
And why should they be, they have been forced out to work by SNP HQ and know that they are going to lose despite any campaigning they will be doing.
The jog is up, delusional Nicola Sturgeon saying spirits in the SNP have “never been better” to cover up reports of internal strife over Alex Salmond isn’t credible at all.
The fact the ‘Yes Sheep’ are venting their anger is a sign that Salmond’s leadership is now in question.
Where Salmond lost the debate completely was on currency, the SNP are still running with their lie that there will be a currency union; this has been ruled out by the UK Government and Labour opposition.
In this case No really does mean No!
Laughingly Sturgeon said:
“The mood in the party is good.”
“We’re six weeks from the biggest moment in the party’s history. We all in the SNP came into politics for a variety of reasons, but chief among them for Scotland to be a normal independent country with powers and access to our resources to build a better Scotland. We’re six weeks away from that opportunity, the mood in the SNP has never been better and the belief in the SNP that we’re going to win this referendum is absolutely sky high.”
Absolutely sky high!
Alistair Darling has just destroyed Alex Salmond in front of 1.7 million viewers and shown him up to be an incompetent who spouts rubbish and confidence is absolutely sky high?
This is like someone standing on the deck of the Titanic after the iceberg has hit and saying everything is okay the ship is unsinkable as the waters start rising up around their neck.
Self denial is so unattractive, conning the public is even less so!
If you caught Salmond spouting rubbish on STV, you would have thought is he kidding himself on about independence. This debate needed to be a clear win for him, the polls are bad, the campaign message is rubbish and the troops are losing heart even at SNP MSP level.
And nothing can fix this in the timescale left.
In a ridiculous statement unpopular Nicola Sturgeon said the challenge for the Yes camp is to win over more women voters.
I say two words…. Bill Walker!
Although some people will be gullible, women tend to be rather hard headed about matters of this nature, and they won’t be putting their families on the line for Alex Salmond and certainly not Nicola Sturgeon.
The rumour in the SNP is that Alex Salmond should step down and let ‘shouty’ Sturgeon do a braveheart number on Alistair Darling and try and talk over the top of him. Her independence debates on TV have been trash personified.
The louder people shout the more you know they don’t have a point and are scared of the debate.
One thing that the SNP MSPs will know, their chance has gone, the window has closed, and anything said by Nicola Sturgeon can be taken with a large pinch of salt. The clock is running down, both sides will be throwing everything at this in the final stages.
It isn’t about who will win, the people of Scotland have already decided, Salmond’s car crash was just a cherry on the cake of why voting No is the only sensible option on the ballot paper.
If you didn’t watch the debate, you can find it on STV iplayer and probably some bright spark has it on youtube by now.
Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon are now campaigning to save their political careers, they messed up, they are responsible for the disastrous campaign and they both should pay the price and go.
“The mood in the party is good.”
This is the same Nicola Sturgeon who was saying the SNP would win the Glasgow Council Election in 2012, at that event; she was well and truly shafted by the people of Glasgow. As she walked passed me at the SECC, you could see the angry wee Nat of old, George Laird prior to the vote got the result right as usual.
And I knew she was talking out her arse, there is no momentum for the SNP!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University