Over the years I have said many things about the SNP, they run on the ‘cult of the leader’ and that there was a genuine lack of talent in the SNP. As usual, I have been ahead of the curve on the SNP problems. Jim Sillars rightly gets a lot of press when he speaks; he also gets a lot of abuse from the brainwashed Nationalists. There is no hiding that the SNP are running a failed Government leaving aside their continual bleeping on independence.
Sillars says Nicola Sturgeon is running a "one-person" government.
Jim Sillars is right, for the most part, her ministers and MSPs have disappeared from public view, announcements; anything good is read out by Nicola Sturgeon to attempt to boost her profile.
What is lacking in the SNP is independent voices, new ideas, coupled with the problem of a repeated lack of “intellectual rigour”, plus an inability of Nicola Sturgeon to listen.
There is a bunker mentality exhibited by Sturgeon, this follows the pattern which led to the downfall of Alex Salmond, arrogance used to mask fear. Sturgeon is scared, not just of the opposition but also of those behind her, she doesn’t generate loyalty, and she isn’t a natural leader.
In the SNP Cult, Nicola Sturgeon is seen as the chosen one, all knowing and wise, kindly and hip, the reality is that she is a petty vain politician out of her depth and mentally and physically passed her sell by date.
Nicola Sturgeon is a ‘poundland’ Angela Merkel.
Jim Sillars adds:
“The SNP Government is a one-person show in which the First Minister calls not only the tune, but writes the verses, with ‘discussion’ and ‘debate’ words not in her lexicon.”
In a dig at the party membership, he says that the “mindless admiration” was bad for a party, but ultimately worse for its subject, you can’t really argue with that statement. The SNP as I previously blogged is a ‘rat ship’, that is permanently forced to be at sea because they can’t find a safe port.
Although Sillars, says the problem could be traced to the “Strong Leader syndrome” that developed under Mr Salmond, the correct term for what is going on is ‘Cult of personality’, think back to Stalin and Hitler who used the technique to great effect to exercise control.
One thing which the deputy contest will not change is the direction of the SNP, there is a lack of quality candidates, no one with any sense wants to be shackled to the ‘Fall of the Sturgeon Empire’. When she goes, the SNP must also get a new chief executive to replace Murrell and also several of the current staff, namely McCann. In the present political climate, there won’t be a referendum before 2021, and post 2021 with a possible hung parliament, no chance of getting a referendum bill through Holyrood.
Time is against Nicola Sturgeon.
When Jim Sillars says Sturgeon should hand over to "someone better"; that flags up another major problem; there isn’t anyone who is capable of uniting the party let alone
Jim Sillars said:
“I have been concerned about the lack of intellectual rigour within the SNP. The cry for an early referendum on independence immediately following the EU result is a case in point”.
“Another is in the contest for the party’s deputy leader, where a bidding battle for a referendum date is underway: despite;
(a) there has been no examination of why we lost;
(b) as a consequence there have been no new policy positions upon which to campaign;
(c) the central organisation essential to a successful campaign does not exist;
(d) there are no funds; and, (e) Yes has not moved from its polls’ position of 46 per cent.
ran a better technical campaign on the ground, the message was fraudulent built
on deception. Scotland
In regarded to the problem of Sturgeon’s continual leadership, he assessed:
“The result of the uncritical praise of a leader has brought about what everyone in the Holyrood SNP parliamentary party, and the group at Westminster, knows but will not say in public – that the SNP Government is a one-person show in which the First Minister calls not only the tune, but writes the verses, with ‘discussion’ and ‘debate’ words not in her lexicon.”
The fact that SNP MPs don’t know what the party is doing and are kept in the dark even at the leadership level at Westminster speaks volumes. Input is effectively not sought and knowledge is not passed on.
Finally, there is no vision in the SNP which explains why
getting worse and not better for its people, everything revolves around
Sturgeon and PR gimmicks replace substance. In order for the people of Scotland to
make a fresh start, Nicola Sturgeon has to go along with her government. The
experiment of ‘civic’ nationalism is a fraud and a disaster, instead of making
government work, we have government used along with Holyrood as a campaigning
tool by the SNP to foster division. Scotland
I have repeatedly said that stupidity is a poor substance for intelligence, but under Nicola Sturgeon, a failed career politician, that is all she can offer.
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