Just in the door and the new Prime Minister Theresa May has travelled to Scotland to bitch slap unpopular Nicola Sturgeon publicly and tell her that the SNP has "had its vote" on independence.
The Prime Minister turned up at Bute House in Edinburgh to do a ‘victory tour’ and to let the Govanhill ‘ghetto leader’ know in no uncertain terms who is in charge.
There will be no second independence referendum under a May administration.
As to the issue of the constitution, talk of federalism is in the air, working behind down in the background by the Constitutional Reform Group but the SNP are playing no part in this thinking, events are moving politically but the SNP are just spectators.
As the new Prime Minister strolled confidently up to the front door a bloated looking tired and graceless Nicola Sturgeon stood on the steps of Bute House trying to look important and failing.
The constitution is a matter for London, and the Brexit vote insists May is a vote to leave, the SNP attempt to hoodwink the Scottish public that Scotland voted to ‘stay in’ is a lie being peddled by the SNP.
And not being listened to in London.
As to the pathetic tactic that calling a vote to leave the UK is a bid to hang on to Scotland's EU status and being "highly likely" is totally impotent, the SNP window has closed on Scottish independence.
Scotland will not vote for independence under the Scottish National Party.
Nicola Sturgeon cannot call a legitimate independence referendum, the key word here being ‘legitimate’.
Sturgeon is all talk and no delivery.
"As far as I'm concerned the Scottish people had their vote, they voted in 2014, and a very clear message came through, both the United Kingdom and the Scottish Government said they would abide by that. We now have the challenge though, as a United Kingdom, to ensure that we can get the best possible deal for the whole of the United Kingdom from the EU negotiations when the UK leaves the EU. I'm very clear that the Government I lead will be for all parts of the United Kingdom and for all people."
Two key things which have sealed Nicola Sturgeon’s fate by Prime Minister Theresa May, the vote has already taken place on Scottish independence and that she will lead all parts of the United Kingdom.
In response, a dejected and defeat Sturgeon said:
"I’ve said previously that if we want to protect our relationship with the European Union then Scotland may have to consider becoming an independent member. If it proves not to be possible to fully protect Scotland’s interests through the UK process then the Prime Minister knows that a second independence referendum is of course on the table. However, I’ve also been consistently clear that I want to examine all options for protecting Scotland’s position, protecting our interests, protecting our relationship with the EU."
She has no legal authority to enter into formal talks with the EU, and they cannot talk to her either from a legal standpoint.
This is the time of the ‘great whinging’, with the terrorism of Nice fresh in people’s minds, the future financial collapse of several European countries and the rise in domestic terrorism, the migrant crisis, and a huge financial Scottish black hole, no central bank, no currency and the Scottish books which cannot be balanced without huge tax rises of 16% and budgets cuts, who is she kidding?
Clearly Nicola Sturgeon isn’t speaking to Scotland, so who is she speaking to?
Have a guess!
She is talking to the ‘dafties’, those people who do activism to serve the SNP cult, perhaps she should do that privately and spare the rest of us her drivel.
Prime Minister Theresa May will be throwing unpopular Nicola Sturgeon a bone as a junior partner in Brexit negotiations, limited scope; you may remember that on the Gordon Brewer Big Debate on the 10th June where I was a guest, I floated the idea of the devolved administrations getting a role in Brexit negotiations.
So, what was the idea of that?
To educate the deeply ignorant of the SNP; seems Westminster agreed with the George Laird idea, yet again ahead of the curve unlike Nicola Sturgeon playing ‘catch up’.
Finally, I notice that Nicola Sturgeon has started to let herself go around the middle, the unseemly sight of her gut ‘hanging out all over the place’, although she can’t fight destiny, she might want to have a shot at stopping gravity.
And it looks by the picture to be a rather large gut!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University