It seems that Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond cannot stand being kept out of the limelight, to that end he is now like a punter on the Jeremy Kyle show who makes a spectacle of themselves for public entertainment.
Of course he thinks like the Kyle punters that they are becoming a ‘star’.
Alex Salmond lost the vote on the 18th September 2014 by a wide margin, 28 out of 32 areas voted against him and unpopular Nicola Sturgeon.
After Scottish Labour’s disastrous Westminster campaign this year, the Nationalist think if they can rush through another independence vote with the opposition badly fragmented they could win.
The plain simple truth is that the people of Scotland won the vote on the 18th September not the unionist political parties.
That being said, Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown and George Galloway should be mentioned for their contribution which was miles better than anything coming out of Holyrood. George Galloway in my mind did the best speech of the campaign at a Spectator event in London.
Darling and Brown showed that they were in a totally different political class to Salmond and Sturgeon.
So, we now have Salmond pitching that indyref 2 is inevitable. At some stage in the future, there will be another vote so Salmond isn’t the fountain of all knowledge or wisdom, he is just panicked. He knows that momentum is slipping away from the Nationalists as are people like Kevin Pringle.
One thing that is inevitable is there will be no granting of a section 30 order to allow a new referendum in this term of the Westminster Parliament or indeed the next, independence is off the table completely at Westminster.
Salmond “bullyboy tactics” hinge on three issues,
‘the Vow’ which has been delivered by the Smith Commission
An EU referendum vote going badly for the Nationalists and the United Kingdom leaves the EU, incidentally watch out for David Cameron talking more about ‘trade’ with the rest of the world.
And the SNP’s new favourite gimmick, latching onto the ‘austerity bandwagon’ regards cuts and how they affect the poor. Given the SNP is a cult, you will probably find out in due course that new elected SNP MPs really care for ‘the poor’ or as some people may say ‘relatives, partners and cronies’.
Already people are noticing.
In a weak piece of rabble rousing, the fallen idol Salmond said:
“A second independence referendum is inevitable. The question is not the inevitability, it's the timing and that is very much in the hands of Nicola Sturgeon.”
Sturgeon knows that she cannot win a referendum, she probably wants two or three terms as party leader before she disappears, interesting, Ms Sturgeon who is rather common has decided to snuggle up to the Queen. If she thinks that post FM that the Westminster establishment will welcome her, she is rather deluded.
"Instead of getting devo to the max we're getting austerity to the max and that divergent view of what's right in social terms between Scotland and England is another issue which is moving things towards another referendum."
Blah blah blah, really, he should change the record, its old now and like music, the public has moved on.
Rather than focus on indy, Sturgeon should focus on the failures of the SNP Government in health, education and law and order. By chasing indy all the time they have betrayed the people of Scotland.
£1 billion pounds removed from GPs over the last 10 years, Salmond and Sturgeon have been cutting for nearly a decade even before David Cameron and George Osborne became Prime Minister and Chancellor.
Then there is the mess at Police Scotland which Sturgeon has done nothing about except complain, news flash, your problem, you sort it out.
As much as Salmond tries to re live old glories, his time is over, the only thing that is inevitable is that he has become irrelevant politically as of 18th September 2014. Returning to Westminster isn’t a second career; it is just a staging post before he leaves politics.
The clock is ticking, not for a new vote, but for the collapse of momentum of the new SNP members who will wake up and realise that Salmond and Sturgeon don’t represent them and never did.
That’s why the Nationalists are panicking.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University