Recently the public and the press have been treated to the spectacle of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon acting like a deluded fool.
People have remarked that she is carrying on like she is the leader of an independent country which she is not.
The leader of Scotland aboard is the Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.
One of the aspects of a failing political leadership is the use of gimmicks.
When politicians get in trouble they seek to hoodwink the public because they know that they are on a sticky wicket.
Think right back to Gordon Brown’s five economic tests in the year 2000.
Why is that it wasn’t four or six or fifteen, why do they use five?
The use of the number five is a gimmick, not high enough to produce reams of work and data and not lower enough to be accused for being lightweight.
Now sixteen years down the line, we have unpopular Nicola Sturgeon coming up with guess what?
Five key Brexit tests!
The five key Brexit tests which she says could determine whether Scotland faces a second independence referendum within the next two years.
Nicola Sturgeon is attempting yet again another dishonest con trick on the Scottish people; there will not be a second referendum in Scotland in two years.
Sturgeon has no legal authority to call a second referendum, she will not get a section 30 order out of the Westminster Government, and she cannot run a referendum off her own bat through the Scottish Government.
I fought for Brexit in Scotland, and I did so on national and economic security grounds, something which Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t care about, have you seen how Europe is collapsing under terrorism?
Sturgeon is attempting to play mind games, at least in her little mind, she has drawn up a list of the "Scottish interests" she believes must be preserved as the UK withdraws from the Brussels bloc.
If you don’t know where this bed time story is heading, I will cut to the chase, Nicola Sturgeon after pre angst and post angst will declare that Scotland needs a second referendum to join the EU.
She will cite that Scotland's voice isn’t being heard and the SNP (Scotland) wishes aren’t being respected.
You probably guess it grievance monkey time, no different form all grievance monkey time done by the Scottish National Party.
UK Government have declared the idea of a Brexit deal that would allow Scotland to remain in the EU is a non-starter, no part of a country in this case the UK can hold EU membership, it’s all in or all out, no middle ground.
Alan Cumming, the actor and Yes campaigner recently caused an outcry when he blamed Brexit on "stupid English people", you may remember his arse was flung out of a Glasgow Casino for doing a handstand.
I don’t think with people of this calibre backing Sturgeon, the majority of Scots have anything to worry about. His comment on "stupid English people" regarding Brexit will be seen for what it is, the ravings of a nutter. Cummings reminds me of Bob Geldof and his ‘fuck the poor’ episode on the Thames, little rich men playing at politics badly.
Nicola Sturgeon said:
"I am determined that we find or create the options that best preserve the five key interests that depend on our relationship with the EU. Our democratic interests - the need to make sure Scotland’s voice is heard and our wishes respected. Our economic interests - safeguarding free movement of labour, access to a single market of 500 million people and the funding that our farmers and universities depend on. Our interests in social protection - ensuring the continued protection of workers’ and wider human rights. Our interest in solidarity - the ability of independent nations to come together for the common good of all our citizens, to tackle crime and terrorism and deal with global challenges like climate change. And our interest in having influence - making sure that we don't just have to abide by the rules of the single market but also have a say in shaping them."
As we graphically saw in the Brexit campaign, the EU takes no notice of the wishes of member states; so how is it that Nicola Sturgeon thinks she can shape anything?
Do you see now why people are saying that she is an embarrassment to Scotland?
If the UK was snubbed by Brussels and we were footing 20% of the entire EU budget, what chance does Sturgeon think she will have with a country which would fail to meet the criteria for entry based on its economic deficit?
Finally, are you are familiar with the old saying ‘all roads lead to Rome’?
Well in Scotland, all political gimmicks by Nicola Sturgeon lead to a Scottish independence referendum, the main problem for her are that ‘events’ as we have seen have been taken completely out of her hands.
She has got nothing to bargain with, nothing to offer and her support is dropping; the window for Scottish independence has closed for the foreseeable future.
And let’s get it straight, Scotland and its people will not vote for independence under her spineless useless leadership or that of the SNP run by another deluded fool.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University