The die is cast, support for Scottish independence has died, every among the SNP supporters, just after the referendum the result came in as a strong victory of 55% for keeping Scotland’s current constitutional arrangement with the UK. The losing side tried to make out that the 45% for Yes was a strong vote and it could be grown.
That 45% was in part based on emotion; now the cold light of day has dawned on the people of Scotland who voted ‘Yes’, the SNP aren’t the people who could ever lead Scotland to independence. If watch events, the old guard of the SNP are slowly but surely drifting away, the resignation of Angus Robertson, the defeat of Alex Salmond, and the sidelining of people like Alex Neil; don’t show rebirth, but a party in terminal decline.
Just as I said that Scottish independence is dead, so is the direction of the SNP, their record of government proves it, the SNP is a party in crisis, led by an ineffectual leader in Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP jumped on the bandwagon of identity politics, where they gave special treatment to minorities at the expense of all Scots, this created a vacuum. The same vacuum can also be found in other parties if you chose to look closely enough.
The SNP support was never sustainable for a simple reason, the SNP are awful in government, they don’t address the needs of the people, they are incapable of doing their job, and they don’t want to do their job.
That message has found its way down to the rest of the population, but as well as that the goodwill extended to the SNP by voters is deserting them. The recent elections under Nicola Sturgeon show this quite clearly, but as well as that; the support for independence has dropped significantly to 32%.
2014, the support was 45%, and now barely a little over 3 years later, the support has dropped to 32%, the question is why did the 13% abandon the cause? The answer is clear; the people of
that the current constitutional arrangements are developing.
Developing towards what?
Are we talking about an reinvention of the Union, I would say yes, the new powers coming to Scotland are a sign of this, Brexit leavers such as myself have done something which the SNP couldn’t do, delivered a stronger Scotland.
After Brexit is done and dusted, we will see a politically stronger
terms of powers, but there is something more powerful grown, the people’s
voice, this uncomfortable fact is doing to breakthrough into the public domain
as more people say to politicians, the word….. no!
Adam Tomkins, constitution spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives, said of the new poll:
“This poll shows that there is no mandate for any more constitutional wrangling. “Indeed, the highest quantity of respondents clearly endorsed the current constitutional settlement. What all voters want is for the SNP to stop banging on about independence and start improving health and education.”
This is pretty much a matter of fact statement; the problems in
health and education are ‘unacceptable’; yes the word for those services is
really ‘unacceptable’, we have to prioritise our services for our people.
An example of gesture politics which impacts our services is the ridiculous nonsense that the SNP want to continue to fund rich European students by providing them with free tuition while Scottish working class youngsters are being squeezed out of higher education.
How can that be right that the SNP is denying Scottish working class youngsters opportunities? The answer is painfully simple, the SNP don’t care about Scottish working class youngsters, they don’t care about giving the working class opportunities; in fact the SNP are keen to introduce measures to further curtail life chances for the poor.
The people of
slowly but surely waking up to this nonsense which is why Scotland is
in political flux, the voters are scunnered by what is going on.
The real challenge for the people of
in the election for Holyrood in 2021.
At the moment, the situation is looking very bleak for Nicola Sturgeon, she goes into that election dreading two things, firstly not getting an overall majority, and secondly not getting a mandate for a second independence referendum. Public services and the SNP record will feature promptly in that campaign and the blame for service failures will rest firmly at her door!
Finally, have a read at this, is a variation of this model in the works?
Is this the shape of a possible new
One thing is certain, change is coming.
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