If what happened at Holyrood yesterday is anything to go by the next Scottish independence referendum will a nasty vicious affair, even more than the last one in 2014.
To refresh your memory if you wish to fight on the pro
side, stand by to be called paedophile, racist, homosexual, homophobe, apologist,
Uncle Tam, misogynist and anything else the Nationalists can think of to smear
you or your family.
I, myself was a victim of a hate crime as many people know; this led to the arrest of one of the seven worst cybernats outed in the Daily Mail. Tommy Ball repeated tweeted about sexual intercourse with very young children using a fake account setup in my name, using my picture and linking to my blog. It took several years to get him into Court but the effort was worth it.
He was convicted and was fined £1500 at
Glasgow Sheriff Court.
The SNP can claim to have the real scum on their side.
What unpopular Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are doing at present is to play a sick game called neverendum, they think they can setup a scenario where Scotland every few years gets pushed into a referendum by them on a trumped up excuse.
The SNP think that they can literally bully
voting Yes. Sturgeon says that denying Scots a second referendum would be
“wrong, unfair and utterly unacceptable”. She lost two referendums, in two
is saying no to Nicola Sturgeon if there is another vote.
To get straight to it, the SNP can no longer claim they are acting on the ‘will of the people’ so instead they are now claiming that they are acting on the ‘will of parliament’.
People are rightly becoming sick to death of the SNP but they have an opportunity to send Nicola Sturgeon a message at the Council elections and vote for pro
candidates such as myself.
Vote George Laird for Ward 3 Greater Pollok!
The new referendum isn’t a choice over accepting Brexit as claimed; it is a political calculation in which the Nationalists think that Unionists who voted Remain will switch to them, that won’t happen. Remain voters will realise as do SNP members that Brexit opens a new load of opportunities for them and
The SNP know that they are about to lose 180,000 EU National votes as once we leave the EU, they will have no right to get a vote. In order to try and ring fence their votes, the SNP want to start talks now before we leave. You will have notice that they want the window of autumn 2018 and spring 2019.
The laughable thing is that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP wouldn’t get a new independence vote in this timescale, they won’t even get talks started, everything will be put on hold till after Brexit.
And the post Brexit landscape will be rather unappealing to the SNP because a new deal will exist with Europe, already behind the scenes the
UK and Germany are talking on many issues.
The SNP aren’t part of any of these talks that are going on, they have been left behind, a good deal for the
spells disaster for the SNP so they want to go early so they can claim that Scotland’s
interests are being damaged which will be far from the case.
open to the World.
"The future of the people of
not be imposed upon us. It should be the choice of the people of Scotland.”
It seems that Nicola Sturgeon isn’t interested in the will of the people who spoke only a couple of years ago.
Brexit is just a pretext to attempt to secure independence, it is dishonest politics, it is the politics of the gutter and it shows how low the SNP leadership are willing to sink in their attempts to win.
You can expect now to see the SNP faced a barrage of criticism as campaigners take to the streets so that
Westminster knows that the sovereignty of the
Scottish people rests with the people and not Holyrood. For too long the silent
majority have been silent, this can no longer be the case. People need to
protest, to be vocal, and to fight the SNP at every opportunity.
The sham vote in Holyrood changes nothing as the SNP and the Scottish Greens scheme to set the country on a dangerous course which Brian Wilson wrote about, the are engaged in 'deliberate attempt to sectarianise Scottish politics', you can see this in their language as they use the word ‘Unionist’ all the time. The importing loaded political language from
Ireland hasn’t gone un-noticed by UK Ministers
who drafted in Martin McGuiness for help in dealing with the SNP. The thing is
to ‘deal’ with the SNP you have to marginalise them from power.
Holyrood needs fixed, one of the problems is the discredited list system which effectively blocks out independents in favour of smaller parties such as the Scottish Greens. Margo McDonald was effectively the only person to really make it through that system.
We don’t need so 129 MSPs when in the past Scotland had representation at Westminster with 59 MPs, perhaps it is time to redraw the political map of Scotland downwards?
There will be no Section 30 order granted for a referendum between the autumn 2018 and spring 2019, the likelihood is that if at all, everything will be pushed back towards at least 2021.
It maybe the case that the only way to realign Scottish politics are for new pro
parties to come forward with a radically different agenda instead of the
current status quo.
Scottish Labour sitting at 14% in the polls is looking like being decades from power, and they still haven’t got a narrative that works for them, or a united party. As to the new idea of federalism, it is the wrong thing, at the wrong time, it is almost like Scottish Labour is fiddling while
Finally, if you tune in regularly to the blog, you will already have read I said that indyref 2 would be even nastier than the first, George Laird right again.
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at