It seems that the SNP ‘offer’ to make Ed Miliband Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is destine for the rubbish bin.
Unpopular Niocla Sturgeon currently using kids as a ‘human shield’ is busy try to be relevant in British Westminster politics.
I lead the team that does the talk with Westminster’.
The only thing is that there will be no one on the other side of the talk for Nicola Sturgeon to talk to; it seems the rather haggard Ms. Sturgeon won’t be getting a look in.
So, what does this mean, well, not unsurprisingly, the SNP will be completely irrelevant in the formation of a UK government.
They won’t be choosing the Prime Minister.
They won’t be choosing the Party of government.
They won’t be getting £180 billion of spending.
They won’t be getting Trident stopped.
They won’t be getting control of the BBC.
Nicola Sturgeon is onto plums!
It might be the case that Labour would do a deal and get the support of the Lib Dems.
Professor John Curtice who I met while a guest on BBC 5 live has done a poll-of-polls which shows that the SNP won’t be making anyone ‘King’ or having Sturgeon pull the strings!
John Curtice’s analysis of opinion polls puts Labour in line to win 302 seats making them the biggest party.
The Lib Dems are heading for 20.
So, you add in a few other people who get elected just to be on the safe side such as
The three SDLP MPs in Northern Ireland and left-leaning Lady Hermon, the former Ulster Unionist.
It all adds up to no room at the inn regardless how many seats the SNP manage to get in Scotland.
The Lib Dems on hearing that they might be back in government said the analysis was welcome even although they stand to lose a considerable number of seats from their 2010 total of 57.
The Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said:
“The national polling falls short of our expectations but even John Curtice’s analysis that the Lib Dems could hold the balance in a hung parliament shows what is possible. Even on the pessimistic outlook the Liberal Democrats would be critical to the success of such a government, the SNP would be irrelevant. The national polling is not reflecting the local variations with Lib Dem concentrations of support. There is a route to victory for every one of our candidates in every single Lib Dem held seat in Scotland. It’s a straight choice between the Lib Dems and the SNP. With Professor Curtice’s analysis the real question for voters in those eleven Lib Dem seats is this: if they want a stable coalition that delivers more powers for Scotland, balances the books and invests in the NHS they need to back the Liberal Democrats as they won’t get that with the SNP.”
So, it looks like the SNP standing up for Scotland is going to be a flop, they won’t have the numbers to blackmail Westminster.
Last night Englishman Angus Robertson, the SNP election campaign director said:
“The prospect of Westminster establishment parties getting together to impose more cuts will encourage even more people in Scotland to vote SNP”.
Why bother voting for a party that cannot affect change, this is the reality facing Scots.
And of course, the fact that the SNP have been shown time and time again to be economically illiterate will put pressure on voters to get out and vote tactically to stop the SNP in key seats such as Gordon.
Nicola Sturgeon is planning austerity max, she wants to increase UK debt, make the UK a lesser world power, put its seat on the UN Security Council in jeopardy and cancel Trident which weakens the Western defence grid.
A vote for the SNP is truly a wasted voted at Westminster, it is all about giving the SNP Cult members a ‘’payday’ while getting substandard representation in return.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University