Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Two Courts of the divided SNP, the Court of King Alex and the Court of Queen Nicola, Alex Salmond is like a bull in a china shop undermining Sturgeon’s leadership, but let’s not forget the Sterling job that Nicola Sturgeon is doing, her continual vain attempts to appear as a caring human being are failing, how does Sturgeon get rid of Salmond before Salmond gets rid of her?
When Alex Salmond stood down as SNP leader after failing to win Scottish independence, it wasn’t unexpected by me, indeed, I was saying this was what was going to happen on the blog.
He duly went into a sulk and with his tail between his legs he exited stage left, leaving no one to challenge Nicola Sturgeon for the leadership of the SNP.
Salmond who like Sturgeon wants to be the centre of attention needed a new venue, so he was shipped off back to Westminster.
This although solving the problem of getting Salmond out of Holyrood created another problem.
There are two courts in the SNP now, the Court of King Alex and the Court of Queen Nicola.
Time and time again at Westminster, Salmond has been opening his mouth to set policy which undermines Sturgeon. This is amusing to me; she can’t do anything about it, so she ignores Salmond or corrects him.
The leadership of Nicola Sturgeon has been plagued by scandal after scandal, her policy decisions are flawed, she craves attention and failure hangs round her neck like an albatross. And on top of that Salmon is like the proverbial loose cannon which she cannot stop firing.
It’s all good, the more Salmond speaks the more he undermines her flagging authority; Nicola Sturgeon isn’t cut out to be a leader. You can see it in her face, you can hear it in her tone, and you can see it looking at her clunky stage managed photo opportunities.
Yesterday, we saw Nicola Sturgeon in Paris, with such bad PR back home, she goes to one of the Paris massacre sites for a ‘private’ visit, just her…….. and the press.
It was pathetic, it was staged managed and it looked to me to be of the same vein as her use of children, to make you think this is a caring woman.
The lady doth protest too much!
When Salmond opened his mouth to make political capital out of what Tony Benn might have thought of his son, Sturgeon had more than enough opportunity to slap Salmond down, but she didn’t, she couldn’t pull the trigger for fear of upsetting Salmond.
The Court of King Alex will grow as Sturgeon is seen as the lame duck leader who rode to success on the back of Alex Salmond’s coat tails because she couldn’t do the job. Recent scandals; all seems to have a similar theme, people connected to Nicola Sturgeon.
Salmond has avoided the bad press of the Natalie McGarry scandal or the Michelle Thomson scandal since he wasn’t leader or particularly close to these people, but it seems that Nicola Sturgeon is, in particular with McGarry, joined at the hip.
Sturgeon publicly came out in support of McGarry describing her as a ‘good pal’; she is also seen as a Sturgeon protégée having come out of the Sturgeon Southside clique.
Having Salmond doing what he is doing is like having a bull in a china shop, as you clear up one mess, another accident is waiting to happen, too many accidents and people will be looking at Sturgeon to ask the question.
When is she going to resign?
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University