The Scottish National Party is a cult, as such it is devoid of original thinking, there is no in depth policy beyond soundbite and gestures politics. The ‘act’ by the SNP is grudge, grievance and malcontent in various forms of complaint. At the head of the SNP sits a ‘cult’ leader who the ‘dafties’ and clique surround as some kind of guru, the Nationalists base their leadership round the cult of the personality.
The last guru was Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond, he led his assorted rabble which he managed to cobble to together up to the top of the hill during independence and then unceremoniously had to march them back down in failure.
A few posts ago, I wrote a post saying the ‘coast is clear’; this was to do with the new Nuclear submarine HMS Artful being stationed at Faslane. The MoD isn’t what people would describe as risk takers, but they do know a safe bet when they see it. The independence question has been settled for a generation, all talk of indyref 2 is meaningless pap to convince the ‘dafties’ to keeping providing cheap labour to the SNP Cult members to get them elected.
Nicola Sturgeon is a clown.
Do you know how to deal with a clown?
The first thing to remember is that a clown wants you to play their game, chase after them; then they attempt to appear to be reasonable as they increasingly make stupid demands.
When you stubbornly refuse to play their silly games, they become more animated and ridiculous, instead of playing their game, they are playing yours.
Nicola Sturgeon has threatened to cause trouble over the Scotland Bill, if David Cameron doesn’t agree to be held to ransom by what Sturgeon calls a 'fair' share of cash. The threat is that Sturgeon would use the SNP Government to derail the Conservatives' flagship Scotland Bill.
How do you solve this problem?
Quite simple, you let the ‘train’ continue to pick up speed while giving the pretence of having meaningful dialogue, then you just stand back and let it hit the buffers because you calculate the time factor of the point of implosion.
Sturgeon says she is willing to launch a constitutional war with
in business, you make a low offer then let them ‘beat’ you up to the offer you
already had in mind, however in this case, I would go in with an offer of no
extra cash. That wouldn’t be to the detriment of Scotland because it would be pound
for pound what is available at present.
The Conservatives might for political advantage sweeten the pot because they might think that 2016 could be their breakthrough year in
isn’t going to happen politically, you see the Conservatives haven’t climb
their particular mountain with the Scottish people. In 2015 at the Westminster election,
they lost some of their vote share. And just like in business, you have to make
people an offer, in their case their offer given past experience wouldn’t
amount to much. The Scottish Conservatives need to put more on the table not
for the Scottish Government but for the Scottish people but that probably won’t
Ruth Davidson talks about being the ‘alternative’, but a weak offer isn’t much to pick at, let alone vote for, it isn’t powers that Scottish people are sitting about brooding over, its fairness.
I read Professor Adam Tomkins blog, he is standing in Glasgow Anniesland in 2016; the Conservative vote is going down in his backyard. He probably will top the
list, it seems that David Meikle; the sole Tory Councillor on Glasgow Council
isn’t getting the spot vacated by Ruth Davidson. He might know a lot about
Constitution law but he doesn’t know a lot about campaigning. Tomkins has
already lost Glasgow Anniesland, you see Mr. Tomkins doesn’t understand that
campaigning is like puppies, they aren’t just for Xmas; they are an all year
And a few selfies posted on twitter a campaign does not make!
New tax and welfare powers are coming to Holyrood making it one of the most powerful parliaments in the world; this is part of the Conservatives ‘strategic disengagement’ from
Scotland. The Labour Party in Scotland has serious problems as the Westminster election has
shown them. A cull of MPs who were under performing was needed and didn’t
happen, so the public disillusioned stepped up to the plate and did the job
that Labour should have done internally. There was a mood in the country for
change, the SNP was used to force that change on the Labour Party.
Depending what and who you are reading regarding the political situation on both sides of the border, you may be very tempted to think that the
Kingdom is heading towards federalism? This
would benefit Conservatives in England
for some considerable time due to the numbers game in Westminster, but it may not be healthy for
Surely no one is that stupid?
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said:
“The Scottish Parliament has to turn its attention to the powers over which we have control – from the education of our children and the laws under which our justice system is run, to the state of our NHS. These powers are huge in scope - and over the next year this must become the clear centre of our politics in
In short, it is time this Scottish Government focussed 100 per cent on the day
Ruth Davidson says she is the ‘alternative’ and she is ‘radical’, okay, lets see her put in her manifesto the pledge to campaign for a totally devolved Scottish Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
As to Sturgeon’s threat, I would call her bluff, and if she refused to take the powers, I would scrap the Scotland Bill, and then never mention it again, there is no downside because the people who voted to stay part of the
won’t travel towards Sturgeon and her vile nasty vicious clique.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University