It seems that Labour leader candidate Jeremy Corbyn has some rather bad news for unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has she fights to keep her rag tag motley crew, ‘there's shouldn't be another independence referendum’.
With that brief statement, Corbyn along with David Cameron has effectively locked out the Nationalists from trying to build momentum for a second indyref based on the ‘grievance of the day’ as a catalyst.
Now, the SNP’s new found members will be able to wake up to the fact that their becoming activists; in the hope of a quick second indyref is entirely and utterly meaningless.
Nicola Sturgeon won’t be the leader who leads the SNP into indy 2, and she plans to stay as leader or in politics for about another 15 years.
Jeremy Corbyn dropped his bombshell in Dundee at a public rally with was said to be attended by some Yes supporters, perhaps now the people realise what Nicola Sturgeon is all about!
Corbyn remains favourite to become the next Labour leader, although he said he could work with the SNP, the No to indy effectively kills off any pact. In the event Sturgeon did a deal with Corbyn, her own supporters would be very angry at her selling out publicly.
“The last time a referendum happened, I was told by Alex Salmond it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – I don’t know how many lifetimes are involved in this. I don’t think another referendum would be credible and I don’t think it is particularly likely.”
At present some SNP MP and MSPs are doing the rabble rousing act but it is an act to get the SNP back with a majority of seats at Holyrood.
Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out calling another referendum, this is one manifesto commitment that she cannot deliver, David Cameron called the SNP’s bluff on 18th September and Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond lost.
Scotland rejected independence under Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, as I said on the BBC radio 5live programme on White Paper day in November 2013, the question is trust.
The SNP are winning seats because the people of Scotland don’t see the other parties as representing them or their community’s interests.
People just don’t know that the SNP don’t represent them either at present, but the penny will drop.
Nicola Sturgeon like Alex Salmond is a false prophet who can’t and won’t deliver for Scots.
Corbyn is expected to win; he is treading traditional old Labour ground talking about Tory welfare cuts, called for Trident to be scrapped and demanded an end to hereditary peers in the House of Lords.
But we should remember the 1980’s are gone, the music still survives but the politics of that bygone era don’t work, even back then they were more about protest than responsible government.
On the Scotland issue of indy, Corbyn said it is now time to move on from independence question.
“I think the issues now are about the way the powers that have been devolved to Scotland operate, the funding of Scotland and in particular issues surrounding welfare as well as issues of spending on education, particularly college spending.”
One of the things I have blogged on is that the college sector needs revamped and better funded, something which Corbyn seems to agree with, the other side of that coin, is that the University sector needs slimmed down.
A Corbyn victory is just another signpost of the changing attitude in the UK; it also signals that the Scottish National Party is irrelevant in Scotland along with Nicola Sturgeon.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University