There is an old saying, justice will eventually catch up with you; and for the SNP; there is a pressing need for the public to remove some of the SNP duds who have been sent to
The SNP’s work record at
Westminster is poor!
You could be charitable and say start up problems but the problem goes much deeper that plain ignorance, the SNP are a party who by their very nature cannot work with others. There is an arrogance of superiority which just doesn’t stand the test of scrutiny, cheap gimmicks; clapping, singing and being lazy are all you could pull from the 2015 stint by the Nationalists.
Voting records don’t lie!
Figures showed many Nationalist MPs claiming far more in expenses than the people they replaced and the kicker is that their work rate is below average.
How is this ‘Stronger for Scotland’, the SNP gimmick to fool people that their MPs are champions working out in the cold light of day?
People were duped!
And it isn’t just the real non-entities who aren’t producing, no, it goes right up to the top of the tree,
Westminster leader Angus Robertson and his
fellow veterans Stewart Hosie and Pete Wishart did not ask a single written
question according to the official records.
This snap election has caught many people on the hop, coming straight after the council election; there aren’t a lot of people kicking about the place to help. It is an open secret, that the Scottish Conservatives in some places such as Glasgow North East and
have effectively got ‘paper candidates’ standing in this election. The Scottish
Conservatives are putting a lot of eggs in the East Renfrewshire basket, you
can see this by their twitter feed, Conservative candidates who should be
pounding the pavements in their own seat, camped out in Glasgow North West East
Resources are scarce and people are even more valuable than money, although the Conservatives are swimming in cash compared to other parties such as Scottish Labour. In some areas, we are seeing a three way fight but with the ‘paper candidates’ of the Conservatives in
drafted elsewhere, we get the classic two horse race.
Glasgow North East is a classic two horse race between the SNP and Scottish Labour, the Conservatives although third in 2015, aren’t even close not even the swing can fix this for them, and with Jack Wyillie being AWOL, not even at the hustings, you can tell how where the priorities are. On the Glasgow North East seat, I think that the Conservatives should have given the seat to someone who was willing to make a go of it, they would still have lost but they at least would have put up a fight. Imagine going on stage knowing that you didn’t even try, which is what Jack Wyillie will do on election night. I have met him, and he comes across as a reasonable guy, we even campaigned in the rain together during this election (more on that in my election special).
The resources of the political economy are such that they have to be carefully managed, but sometimes having a big name can cover a lot of cracks. In this election,
has a rare chance to create a ‘Portillo’ moment. When Michael Portillo was done
in at a General election many people cheered loudly, losing was in his case the
best thing that ever happened to him politically.
I would even say, he became a better person.
Many people, and I include myself would really like to see some of the top SNP figures who are in danger of defeat to Tories get what they deserve and be put out on the bricks. Everyone wants to see SNP’s deputy leader, Angus Robertson as the highest profile casualty of this General Election. I don’t know about you but when a pompous git gets what is coming to them, the World just feels like a better place, you get a little faith back in humanity.
An exclusive poll findings put the Scottish Conservatives on a possible track to get eight seats, this translates to a two-decade high for them, they have failed to win more than a single Scottish seat since Tony Blair’s landslide in 1997. So, they see this election as a real comeback chance, if they can win
seats, they stand a good chance of cracking Holyrood seats, and they have a
goal, attempting to take control of Holyrood.
As you know, and as the polling shows, Scottish Labour is struggling badly against the SNP, although there are good candidates, there are also duds standing who don’t deserve the time of day never mind the vote.
According to the Electoral Calculus projector, Tory seats would be gained at the expense of the SNP which isn’t a revelation, several polls have shown a surge in support for the Tories in
because of their pro Uk
stance, after Kezia Dugdale dropped the ball on Unionism, the Conservatives
just scooped it up with no problem. If anyone has helped the Scottish
Conservatives, it is Kezia Dugdale, she also helped the SNP, but so far hasn’t
managed to help her own party.
The Scottish Labour Party hasn’t the money, the activists and the resources, said it before, say it again, they need a new campaign model, and aren’t in a fit state to campaign. That problem needs to be addressed post election or given the way they operate probably not, as long as the leadership have paid elected positions, there is no sense from what I see of urgency.
If constituencies such as Aberdeen South, Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, as well as Dumfries and
Galloway are seized by the
Tories, it will be because they targeted resources at the expense of other
areas. In Moray, Angus Robertson is defending a 9,065 majority but polling
suggests strongly he will fail to be re-elected. In Perth, Pete Wishart has a real fight as well,
Ian Duncan MEP is up against him, he is the Conservative candidate and he also
has a good record as an MEP to draw on, and of course, the real test, he is
willing to go try hard for the win. You have to like the attitude of someone
who is taking this seriously, as he is going, Wishart has been an MP for a long
time but this time, he really does face a test.
is where the Scottish Conservatives are sticking their activists and cash, it
could pan out them; eight seats aren’t to be sniffed at. One funny thing, this
is from Ruth Davidson, she said that the defeat of Robertson in Moray would be “a
real Ed Balls moment for Scotland”.
Ruth Davidson should be afraid to embrace that Robertson getting slotted would
be a Portillo moment, we all know this kind of defeat is a Portillio moment,
use the correct terminology, don’t go all ‘poundland’ with a second hand cheap
This is Michael Portillio’s defeat, you can clearly see, the boy is gutted.
Polling these days is a risky business; we have seen the polling get it spectacularly wrong the BMG polling put the SNP on 38 per cent, the Scottish Conservatives on 25, Labour 16. I don’t think the polling reflects the Labour position as others put them on 25% and neck and neck with the Conservatives.
The fight is still on for the parties, this campaign will probably be known more for the way that Scottish Conservatives and Scottish Labour targeted their resources and activists and how some candidates were either effectively abandoned or transferred to help out in places such as
In this election, I have an interest in several seats, Moray,
Perth, Ayr, Glasgow North East and East Renfrewshire for various reasons. Seeing Angus
Robertson get stuffed would be a hoot, but one thing to remember, in elections,
the best candidate doesn’t always get elected.
The proof lies in the
voting record, and verbal and written questions asked, and as we see with the
SNP, they might as well not be there for all the good they have done in the
last two years.
Finally, nominations for SNP Deputy leader are possibly about to open up, Angus Robertson if he loses will not be eligible....... as Jean Luc Picard famously uttered:
"Make it so"!
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