The echo chamber of the empty threat, the SNP in the shape of Ian Blackford has decided to look for trouble down at Westminster, the aim of this tactic is supposed to cause “maximum disruption” to the UK government’s programme in the Commons.
As we all know, the ‘grievo-max’ SNP at Westminster so far has been limited to clapping (each other), talking out the rear end, wasting time asking pointless questions and of course highlighting ‘issues’ to push their agenda.
The SNP Conference is in full swing, it is a time for rhetoric, for grandstanding, for stoking up the natives, and what better way than to punt the notion that
is being treated
badly. Ian Blackford told delegates at the SNP conference that his
35-strong group would not allow Scotland to be treated as a
“second class nation”. Having been primed up for action, the delegates are
supposed to have fire in the belly to go out and campaign for indy. Scotland
Reality is they are seen as a form of cheap labour!
But the gullible in the SNP are missing a key piece of information, Nicola Sturgeon isn’t going to deliver a second Scottish referendum anytime soon; and to highlight that fact, she is backing a second vote on Brexit to buy time.
Of course there isn’t going to be a second vote on Brexit, the so called ‘people’s vote’ is nothing of the sort, it is the elite’s vote. Even Bob Geldof has crawled out of the woodwork to pitch up a scare story about music industry being threatened by Brexit.
Bob Geldof famously delivered his ‘fuck you’ gesture to the working class by flipping them the V sign while sailing up to them in an expensive private yacht.
In the past, we have seen the SNP disgrace
Scotland down at both in the chamber and also
in the bars. Westminster
Here is an example of these clowns alleged behaviour:
“Standing on chairs in Parliament’s Sports and Social bar, a band of portly gentlemen are bellowing out Scottish folk songs. A young barmaid, only in her early twenties yet a seasoned veteran when it comes to turfing out unruly
approaches a new SNP MP and politely asks him to pack it in. Words are
exchanged. Multiple witnesses allege a drunken ‘f— you’ is uttered. Defeated,
the barmaid retreats behind the bar to mocking male laughter. So upset is she
by the incident, she will leave her job a few weeks later”. Westminster
The real problem will be what these people do in the Chamber of the Commons and in Committees, usually this is limited to cheap gimmicks like clapping or being out of order and then being put out by the Speaker. How many times do you have to walk out the Commons chamber before everyone regards you as an arse? Previously Blackford and the other SNP MPs left the chamber during Prime Minister’s Questions in protest over a ‘power grab’ on devolution caused by the EU Withdrawal Bill, it was a stunt that achieved nothing.
What Blackford doesn’t realise is the obstructionist tactics don’t equal good PR, which is why 56 SNP MPs are now 35 SNP MPs, failed tactic that had consequences, to repeat it may give short term happiness but when you have a mortgage, you might find that acting the clown causes long term pain.
“The Tories think they can do whatever they want to
get away with it. Well they cannot. Thousands of people joined us the day that
the SNP walked out of Scotland to
show the Prime Minister we will not have our parliament, our people, our
country disrespected. Westminster will
not be treated as a second class nation. We must act to protect our parliament
and Scotland ’s
voice. In Scotland ,
your SNP MPs will do all the we can to protect devolution. Let those in Westminster hear
this. If contempt continues to be shown to the people of Westminster Scotland and to our parliament, SNP MPs
will not hesitate in causing maximum disruption to the Tory government’s agenda
when and where needs
us to.” Scotland
What the SNP want is continued EU membership, their stance on wanting single market and the customs union is not a viable position, it is a tactic which will go nowhere. The SNP doesn’t have the votes and support to change anything, they are hoping for a political miracle, but that ain’t happening.
In what must be delusion, Blackford said:
“The Prime Minister needs to accept that Chequers has bounced. Let me be clear: the SNP will not give in to ultimatums. We will not follow the Tories through any lobby that leads to economic disruption for citizens across
the rest of the .
We will not sit back and allow UK to be dragged out of
the single market and the customs union We will not be complicit in a blind or
no deal Brexit. When the time comes ot vote on a Brexit deal, the only deal we
will accept is one that keeps Scotland in the single market
and the customs union. Any other deal sells us short. I put the Prime Minister
on notice here today - we will not support any measure, any measure, that
threatens Scottish jobs and living standards. We will not sit back
and allow Scotland Scotland to
be treated the way that wants.” Westminster
The Conservatives don’t need the SNP votes, never did, never will in this Parliament, the SNP are in no position to bargain, they aren’t being offered anything, and despite screaming in the corner, they are generally ignored or treated with contempt, which they have richly earned.
"The people of Scotland didn’t vote for this Tory government, they didn’t vote to have a referendum on leaving the EU, they didn’t vote for Brexit, they didn’t vote for a hard Brexit and they certainly didn’t vote to come crashing out of the EU with no deal.”
No one in
Scots didn’t vote for Brexit? Scotland
The truth is people in
Conservatives in every constituency, people voted for Brexit is every
constituency, are these people’s votes to be not counted? People in Scotland Scotland which is part of the UK voted in a wide
referendum for Brexit. UK
There wasn’t a ‘Scottish referendum’ on Brexit!
Finally, to return to the start of the post, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is attempting to buy time, not for Brexit, not for indyref 2, purely for the FM salary. All the hot air that Sturgeon and others spout at the SNP Conference is more like a mutual support operation because the Nationalists are on the side. Their Brexit campaign much like their Brexit referendum campaigning, a sham, Nicola Sturgeon cannot hold back the tide of change, much like she appears not to be able to hold back her pot belly stomach. It is hanging out like the stuffing on a burst couch!
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