The SNP are a failing government being led by a lame duck leader in the shape of Nicola Sturgeon, despite getting a bloody nose at the General Election, Sturgeon is still embarking on stupidity.
Nicola Sturgeon got Brexit entirely wrong, even her own members know now that the Scottish National Party doesn’t believe in Scottish independence, they believe in being ‘ruled’ by
It is all about money, position and power not for your benefit but entirely for their personal benefit.
Simply put, they are willing to sell out
line their pockets.
Having been defeated in the Brexit vote, and see a million Scots vote to leave, and remember the Leave campaign was run on a shoestring with very little time, money and people. Nicola Sturgeon ignored the vote as she did in the Scottish independence referendum to embark on a fruitless crusade.
The upshot of this is an attempt to try and create a UK-wide constitutional crisis which sees the Scottish Government joining forces with the Welsh Government. Sturgeon has managed to get Labour’s Carwyn Jones involved in her little scheme which is doomed.
Sturgeon and Jones met to discuss their "alternative proposals" to the European Union Withdrawal Bill, a waste of time because although talk is cheap, power isn’t, and the Natioanlists don’t have power to affect change, power lies with
on this issue.
The European Union Withdrawal Bill legislation aims to transpose EU law into British law so that the same rules apply on the day of Brexit as the day before, years ago I blogged on the fact there would have to be a Bill to address such matters. I think I called it an encompassing act in back posts.
Transition out of the EU needs to be smooth and the legal framework being developed with deal with this, although we may not notice much difference it will filter through over time in the same way as rule changes do in other areas.
As Sturgeon scaremongers; David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, has dismissed such an assertion that a power grab is happening and has insisted; the UK Government is intent on giving
“powers bonanza” post Brexit. You wouldn’t see much happening as the SNP don’t
like to use additional powers to benefit Scotland as we have seen across the
This is why at the next Holyrood election, it is essential we have a change of government as the preferred option, failing that a hung parliament which makes the seats of the proxy SNP, the Scottish Greens irrelevant.
As a UK Government source said on the SNP paranoia which is ripping out of the Nats:
“No one in
wants to have control over Scottish hill-farming. It’s absurd.”
And as the EU farm payments scandal shows, best to leave all responsibility for that ongoing failure at the SNP’s door.
Sturgeon is basically using Jones as a muppet although they say they have ‘joined forces’ to oppose the bill and they would not recommend their governments granting legislative consent to the Bill as it stood, there are wider issues.
Frankly the SNP don’t really give a fig about Brexit other than the personal loss they suffer at the trough, opposition for opposition sake.
The coalition of the damned said:
"Most seriously, the UK Government's EU Withdrawal Bill is an unashamed move to centralise decision-making power in
Westminster, cutting directly across current
devolved powers and responsibilities. The Scottish and Welsh Governments have
already made clear that they cannot recommend that the Scottish Parliament and
National Assembly give their necessary legislative consent to the Bill. We
believe that the Bill must not be allowed to progress in its current form.”
Although Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, together with Mr Mundell met John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister, and Michael Russell, the Scottish Government’s Brexit minister, in bilateral talks in
Edinburgh to resolve the
political impasse over the Bill but were unsuccessful.
The solution has to be a Bill to remove powers, pandering doesn’t work, talks don’t work, goodwill is gone, in fact it never existed in the first place. I think a Bill to remove powers or a change in the various devolution acts is needed.
It is a waste of time to pander as I mentioned and the people would support a Bill or change to get Brexit pushed through, a million Scots certainly would do so.
The decks need to be cleared because the next Holyrood election is by far the most important election in Scotland for some time, the elephant in the room is who is best suited to be the main challenger to the SNP.
That is the big question for Unionist activists to consider, Brexit will take care of itself, but worth keeping an eye on, the real battle is Holyrood.
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