It is now Independence Day, the Battle of Britain is over, the Battle of Europe is now about to start.
The referendum on continued membership of the European Union is now over and Brexit has won.
For the regular blog readers, time for a well-known phrase used by members of the SNP:
“George Laird right again”.
Usually said in a sneering fashion!
At present, I am 2 for 2 on referendums.
100% success rate!
Last night, I attended the Glasgow count after cracking on during the day on polling stations, so thoughts on the day. I decide to concentrate on The Glasgow South West Constituency during the week (Pollok) and the weekends I spent in the city centre cranking out thousands of leaflets.
Glasgow South West had one of the biggest leave votes in the city, for the most part; I did it myself by constructing a hybrid campaign because I didn’t have much in the way of resources, manpower and materials.
The mood at the count on the Remain side was a bit sombre; they sat and watched as the results came in and it was very close, then Leave went ahead and then Leave lost the lead, it was up and down like a yoyo.
The Glasgow result came and to and prior to that I said to the Leave campaigners, just watch the SNP will do a huge cheer and selfies post result. I never expected to win Glasgow; my plan was to suppress the vote by getting as many votes as possible.
So, against all the main political parties was me and about 15 to 20 volunteers for leave, we got about 84,000 and Remain got 160,000 votes.
Leave was far more productive because that is the way I laid out the Glasgow ground campaign in the city centre.
Some people had doubts about me and my abilities in the group, but the Remain campaigners didn’t it seems when I told them how I was campaigning; a few people were genuinely shocked.
I was told I was a one man campaigning army.
The count was a bit sombre as I mentioned, the Remain side were expecting a landslide in the UK to remain in the EU, it never happened according to plan.
David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister, I have to say, I am sorry that he did this, I wanted him to continue on in the role and see out his last term as PM.
I think he deserved too!
Over in the Labour camp, an MP has called on Jeremy Corbyn to resign over Brexit vote; Angela Smith accused him of showing "insufficient leadership".
What a load of rubbish by her, personally I have doubts about her future showing such bad judgment.
Before I forgot, Kezia Dugdale ended up chatting to me last night by accident, I was telling her what I had been doing, she said she was really happy that I had the courage to go out and campaign the way I did, and thanked me for the work I did in the Holyrood election in Pollok.
I did a hell of a lot.
The author JK Rowling said Scotland will see independence after Brexit, she is not only wrong, she isn’t a campaigner, politics might be her hobby but I take politics and campaigning very seriously.
There will be no second indyref, no section 30 order and no future for the SNP; Nicola Sturgeon still doesn’t get it, she is irrelevant, her campaign is fuelled by hate and emotion, and that fuel can’t be sustained.
The trend for the SNP is downwards!
Britain leaving the EU is the Great Escape, and I am one of the people who helped the people of Britain make…….. a home run to freedom!
Just for the record, I must be Hilts, that’s Captain Hilts!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University