It seems that Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has become delusional, it must be sinking in that his time in the spotlight is over and he is facing being relegated to being little more than a bit player in Scottish politics.
Through-out the referendum, Salmond didn’t think it was wrong to lie, lie and lie to con voters. He has now suggested No voters were duped by the “vow”.
What is remarkable about this statement is that research has shown the ‘vow’ as it is known played little part in the minds of people voting no, people voted no because they weren’t taken in by Alex Salmond and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.
Plenty of people were conned alright but they were the Yes voters who thought they were getting a land of milk and honey, endless nirvana, and wealth. You would think with the rubbish spout that Scotland was a rich country like Saudi Arabia.
Salmond talked up a ‘second oil boom, what happened, it never happened, it was all a con trick.
I voted No, and if the SNP brought back a second referendum I would vote No again, and I would keep voting no if they had any chance of running an independent Scotland.
You have to wonder about some Scots who are so delusional that they can’t see poverty and fascism is just down the track.
Salmond also said in an online interview he would be a “fool” if he did not realise the Yes campaign could have improved its arguments for independence.
Lying didn’t work out, how big of him.
Having admitted he would have presented the economic case for independence differently, you have to ask, does differently mean actually having a plan?
On all the major issues of concern, he and Sturgeon got it wrong, all wrong all the time. The nonsense of trying to blackmail the UK Government into adopting a controversial proposal for sharing the pound in a currency union was pure stupidity.
And it was incompatible with EU membership regulations.
On the EU question, if independent Scotland would lose £300 million every single year until it managed to membership, and that doesn’t take into account further monies from the farming subs and the development money that pours into Scotland.
On the question of why people rejected his case for independence, Salmond, it seems doesn’t want to yet again belief facts, the “vow” did not play a significant role in persuading people to vote No.
If he can’t wrap his brain around facts, how exactly could he be able to present a case differently, more lies, more spin and more cons?
The facts are 4,500 people interviewed by Edinburgh and Essex universities revealed that just 3.4 per cent of No voters said the offer of more powers was the main motivation for their decision.
No voters’ had strong feelings of Britishness and the economic case by the SNP into breaking up the UK was founded on deception that led to them rejecting Scottish independence.
“People, when you ask them why they did something – do not necessarily say what was actually the case. It is far easier for someone to say ‘oh yes, it was the economics of the currency position that really concerned me’ – as opposed to saying ‘I really got taken in by these three chancers when they came up and told me we could have all the powers we wanted if we voted No’. That’s quite difficult for people to say, because it accepts we were willing to be swayed by what became pretty obviously – a guise, a manoeuvre.”
In a few lines Salmond has shown that he is not living a dream that shall never die but a fantasy which doesn’t exist outside his deluded mind.
If anyone is a chancer it is certain him.
I would think people would be better served if they typed into google SNP Voting Rigging, when they have done that they will come across a former member of Alex Salmond’s own staff who tried to cheat his way into political office as a councillor.
And if you read further and research, you will find other people connected to Salmond and Sturgeon who also stood to benefit by vote rigging.
Time for a quote by Salmond:
“It was patently obvious that this organisation, which had been taking his money ruthlessly and disgracefully, was a fraud and a racket”.
That is exactly how I felt when I was in the SNP; I felt I was part of an organisation which was a fraud and a racket.
Eventually, the SNP which is run as a party within a party will be exposed, sadly it will not be any comfort as people learn, they have been duped by what is called the ‘long con’, when they get it round their heads, the Nationalists will go back to be a fringe party shunned by the public.
A Conservative party spokesman said:
“The facts will not prevent Alex Salmond from peddling his grievance agenda. The actual facts are that people voted No because they liked the UK and they saw Alex Salmond’s half-baked plans for independence would leave Scotland worse off.”
And this statement is supported by a mountain of evidence, something the SNP didn’t think was necessary to con the general public; they thought a ‘jolly fat man’ with a smile was enough for people to risk their future on.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University