How would you like to get off a sinking rat ship onto a lifeboat which is unseaworthy?
Does it appeal to you?
Pete Wishart, the SNP comedian has stated that Scots must board the ‘lifeboat of independence’ and row ‘as fast as possible’ away from the
to avoid a potential economic downturn caused by Brexit.
If anyone is in need of a lifeboat, I would suggest that it is Pete Wishart, he won his seat by a mere 21 votes. It is possible at the next
election, he will be unemployed and unemployable, of course busking remains an
option. The issue of Brexit is a red herring used by the SNP to appear
relevant; Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon lost the independence referendum in
2014 rather badly indeed. This led to Nicola Sturgeon grasping at any issue to
claim this is a ‘trigger’ for indyref 2. At the present moment, it is unlikely
that indyref 2 will happen for a long time. The SNP can’t do anything right;
and the prospect of a hung parliament in 2021 looks for some a racing
The reason for this is the Scottish Conservatives upswing in terms of votes and seats; however, although a hung parliament seems on the cards, the SNP at present is set to have the largest amount of seats. The political flux is still continuing in Scotland, losing 21 seats at the General election was a wake up call for the SNP, so they are trying to buy the vote, it worked before, this time around early on we see the bribe of childcare.
There will of course be other trinkets, there will have to be, the SNP can’t win over people on their appalling record so they will have to use the public purse. The Brexit debate was won, the vote was won, and still the SNP can’t accept that the people made a decision.
If, there is another referendum, and that is a big ‘if’, you are talking 2024 at the earliest as Theresa May will not make any decision until after the election in 2022, you can in the process of a Bill and other issues like talks, and 2024 comes in as a ‘maybe’. That being said if there is no majority for the SNP and Scottish Greens, then the SNP will not get a mandate out of Holyrood.
At that point the political career of Nicola Sturgeon is toast completely; she goes to make way for new blood. In fact, many senior nationalists are at the end of their political life, including Alex Salmond and Pete Wishart, it is time to take the pensions and run.
I just laugh at Pete Wishart’s claim that every household in
Scotland faces a £10,000 hit
over the next 20 years as a result of Britain leaving the European Union.
It is fantasy based on scaremongering; Brexit opens up Britain to global trade unconfined
by the European Union which is increasingly looking like an organisation which
has no future.
Recently even a German MEP was tearing into the organisation over Brexit.
Oh and Pete Wishart says 8,000 jobs at risk north of the border, the one he needs to watch is his own. The crying over leaving the EU in Nationalist circles is based on the few profiting by treading down the many for personal advantage. At present the SNP wake or Conference is happening in
Glasgow, the attempt to
appear upbeat and jolly is stage managed at least in the main hall, but in the
fringe events, we get the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on the myths and
opportunities of Scottish independence. Doom and gloom with a fairytale ending,
independence solves everything, the same flawed message of 2014 which bombed
with the public, the public wouldn’t be led, they won’t be tricked and they are
now wiser to the SNP and their game now.
One think which I see when I look at Pete Wishart is someone who isn’t a deep thinker, so when he trots out that a new economic message - one that moved away from debates on currency and focused more on the opportunities available to an independent
Scotland was required ahead of any
second referendum, I think fairytale Part 2. The people of Scotland were
lied to during the first independence referendum by the SNP and the phoney
groups setup by their members to garner support from those who didn’t want to
stand under the nationalist banner.
In an attempt to appear like a leader, Wishart said:
“We will be having another independence referendum, not because we want it but because the Scottish nation will be crying out for it as they start to experience the horrors of Brexit. They will be coming to the Scottish National Party saying ‘get us out of this mess’.”
I need to say bollocks at this point because he is talking bollocks.
He added that “being shackled to the
as we approach Brexit is the worst possible place to be economically. We have
the opportunity, there’s a lifeboat attached to the good ship UK that’s
heading for that Brexit iceberg - it’s called Scottish independence. Let’s get
on board that lifeboat, let’s row as fast as possible.”
Wishart’s ability to sell a message, otherwise known as spin is rather pitiful, let’s use a ship sinking and a lifeboat because the ‘wee people’ will get what I am saying! I don’t know about you but I am not so easily sold on any subject when someone comes out with rubbish like this, I don’t need someone to paint me a picture.
In his final pitch, Wishart said:
“We have to start thinking about it pretty soon because Brexit could collapse in two years time, he said. We could be leaving without any deal; the EU could just get thoroughly bored with the whining
UK. How on
earth did the Unionists get away with presenting the case substantially that
economically rich Scotland,
resource rich Scotland, Scotland that
has so many fantastic economic opportunities would somehow fail as an
independent country? “Somehow we have let the Unionists get away with this and
we must never ever allow this to happen again. We must start to redesign and
rechart our economic case for independence, which starts by saying what a
wonderful country this is and how economically prosperous we are.”
is so rich that the SNP would impose cuts severe immediately if they ever tricked
Scots into voting for their nonsense.
Scotland, where is the nirvana then?
We spend more than we collect in taxes, economic reality escapes Pete Wishart.
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