Having delivered a Conservative Government, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon and her crew are waking up to the new dawn.
David Cameron will not be granting a section 30 order for the Scottish Parliament to have a second Scottish independence referendum during his second term as UK Prime Minister.
This isn’t unexpected, through-out the election campaign when pressed, he said the ‘once in a generation’ claim by the SNP leadership is exactly that, once in a generation. The ‘feeble 56’ will have to sit at Westminster and stew. The SNP will achieve nothing and plans are in motion to bring in EVEL and other radical reforms.
I am against EVEL on the basis that no MP should be a second class MP.
England wants to shut out Scottish MPs on deciding on matters that are specific to England; it is a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
What is amusing about the result is that Downing Street sources at the weekend said Cameron is “very concerned” about the election result.
Well, it is easily explained:
When you do politics, the most important things are big ideas to make people's lives better, serving your constituents faithfully and raising the profile of your area.
Labour’s big fault was being detached from the people they were supposed to be representing.
Prior to 2012, I said that there needed to be a cull of Glasgow Labour Councillors, apparently someone in Labour thought this was a good idea because they did just that, 20 people got put to the sword. I didn’t agree however with all the selections.
There are just three pro-Union MPs out of 59 from Scotland.
Who is to blame, well the three pro-Union parties, Lib Dems suffered due to Nick Clegg, he buried the Lib Dems on both sides of the border.
The Conservatives ran a campaign which was based on promoting Ruth Davidson; incidentally she failed her first major test as leader. In 2016, she faces losing some of her FPTP MSPs.
As to Labour, they suffered because of a number of reasons, as I said in my posted link above, ‘tat’ doesn’t win elections. Also, some of the Labour MPs weren’t going a good job serving their constituents, so it is hardly surprising that people decided to punish Labour.
When you have MPs who don’t pull their weight in the areas they get elected to, they take down the entire party.
In Pollok, Ian Davidson, Johann Lamont and all Labour Councillors never did a single day with Better Together while I was there.
That is the problem.
If there is any good news on the election, it is that Cameron has stated his intention to go ahead with Smith Commission proposals.
This means the Scottish Parliament will have responsibility for some of welfare, air passenger duty and income tax.
On the issue of whether he would be the last Prime Minister of the UK, Cameron said he was very confident about the security of the UK remaining intact.
“We had a referendum. Respect and trust should be at the heart of our system, and that’s what we did and Scotland voted emphatically to stay in the United Kingdom, which I think was an affirmation of what a great country this is.”
He also mentioned:
“There isn’t going to be another referendum. We had the referendum and the SNP aren’t pushing for another referendum, actually – Nicola Sturgeon said that vote in the general election was not about another referendum. Now what we need to do is bring the United Kingdom together. We are going to do that by delivering the devolution settlement in Wales, delivering the devolution settlement in Scotland, keeping all the pledges that were made.”
So, it rather looks likes the SNP’s new members who joined the party because of their hatred of the Tories actually ushered in 5 more years of Conservative Government, did I say there was a real lack of talent in the SNP?
George Laird right again.
The Campaign for human Rights at Glasgow University