The SNP Conference is over, the ‘highlights’ were unpopular Nicola Sturgeon saying there will be a second Scottish independence referendum. The Brain family comparing being asked to follow visa rules and describing their ‘hell’, with the real tragic events of the Holocaust, the ‘Star of David’ stunt was remarkably poor taste! The SNP giving that arse Aamer Anwar stage time, and although not part of it, an alternative ‘Nationalist’ Conference running at the same time which proves that Scotland is moving beyond the SNP.
Is there a prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum taking place in 2018?
Even if Nicola Sturgeon goes through with her threat to resign as First Minister leading to an election for Holyrood, even if the SNP get a majority of seats which is very doubtful, the answer from Westminster is No!
If you have read my back posts going back years, you would have read that I said that 2018 would have been a better choice to hold a Scottish independence referendum.
Well, if the SNP had ran two successful terms of government, they would have been better prepared for a proper attempt at independence, however, they didn’t, the cracks began to show of failure, and importantly they hadn’t done the work, either to provide a case or reform of government.
A ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond with a smile and he is your best buddy was thought to be better, accompanied by a host of lies, intimidation and hatred.
The threat of a second independence referendum has about as much threat as a shout on a wet street, the call of arms isn’t about indy, it is all about keeping the mob quiet and using them for the forthcoming council elections in Scotland.
As long as the SNP leadership keeping saying indyref, the gullible will keep being cheap labour and donating, but they aren’t donating to win a campaign, they are donating to pay the wages of the SNP, particularly Nicola Sturgeon’s husband who rakes in it is said the over £100,000 a year.
As quickly as the words indyref 2 shot out of Sturgeon’s mouth, Theresa May has delivered a complete rebuff to Nicola Sturgeon.
No indyref 2 and also no special Brexit deal for Scotland.
Yet again Nicola Sturgeon’s career is littered with failure, failure as a First Minster, failure as Health Minister, failure as the day to day face of the Yes Campaign, failure to make Scotland a better place, failure as a local MSP, just look at Govanhill, failure to deliver a second indyref and failure to deliver a ‘special’ Brexit deal for Scotland.
If you look at the PR the SNP do for Sturgeon, you might think she is a superwoman, a statesman, someone special, she is a clown.
The UK cannot and will not have separate EU arrangements for Scotland, no separate deal on membership of the European single market and no new powers over immigration.
At any level!
When I was on the Gordon Brewer show on 10th June, I said that devolved administrations of the United Kingdom should be part of the Brexit talks, to which Gordon Brewer said that is very noble of you.
Not sure on the noble part but I was just being George Laird, ahead of the curve as usual.
The PM’s spokeswoman has been asked if she believed it was in any way feasible for one part of the UK to remain in the single market while the others left.
Let me jump right in, the answer is no!
As to immigration, the PM’s spokeswoman said:
“There is a very clear delineation between the issues that are reserved and issues that are devolved. What the Prime Minister does want to do is to work constructively with partners across the UK to secure the best deal for it as we leave the EU.”
Short version with padding it, the answer is no!
The official Brexit talks start in early 2017, the unofficial ones have already begun, if you missed it, let me fill you in, Boris Johnson came out and support Turkish membership of the EU despite the fact we are leaving.
The Turks aren’t anywhere close to getting on the first rung of EU membership, never mind anything else.
As part of Nicola Sturgeon’s grandstanding pitch, she announced a plan to appoint more Scottish trade envoys.
That would be SNP cronies and paid for by the taxpayers, meaningless nonsense who will not deliver trade deals because they will have no real authority.
Sturgeon has made it perfectly clear she would do everything in her power to keep Scotland within the single market.
Sturgeon has no power to keep Scotland in the single market because the Westminster Government has already said that freedom of movement will not be acceptable to the majority of voters who voted to leave the EU.
Finally, to return to the Brain family who decided to bite the hand that feeds them by allowing them to stay in the UK, after their Holocaust stunt to compare the Westminster Government who did bend over backwards to allow them more time to meet the visa requirements, I would deport them back to Australia.
The host country that allows them to stay is the United Kingdom, not a devolved Scotland.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University