If she isn’t handing out wrong advice, backing the wrong people, failing to do her ‘day job’, or rectifying past mistakes, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is happy to talk down Scotland by making wild accusations which she has no evidence.
The latest ‘its all about me’ stunt is First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying that she would consider a second independence referendum in the event of a “sub-optimal” Brexit compromise. If you haven’t kept up with her delusion, it doesn’t matter if the UK gets a ‘good deal’ post Brexit, nothing will ever be good enough for her. Everything to the SNP is about getting independence, ironically to them hand it over to a political organisation called the European Union.
In front of Channel 4 news, Sturgeon’s latest soundbyte is that she didn't "want Scotland to have to settle for second best and become a marginalised part of a marginalised UK.” For the record, the UK has never been marginalised in its history and Scotland’s voice has been well placed in the UK parliament. In recent years, the voice was diminished by the quality of SNP MPs at Westminster.
Getting on the telly, Sturgeon added:
"If we end up being taken out of the European Union against our will, on the basis of a sub-optimal compromise that actually jeopardises Scotland's interests, I don't want Scotland to have to settle for second best and become a marginalised part of a marginalised UK”.
Scotland isn’t being taken out of the EU against its will, the EU referendum was a UK wide vote; Scotland didn’t vote as a country, this lie peddled relentlessly has failed to take root with anyone of any real sense.
“And I think in those circumstances, it would be right for Scotland to consider again whether being independent and having the option of being independent in Europe was better for our future”.
What she is talking about isn’t the people, the majority of Scots in recent polling all say the same thing, no to independence, the gap is getting bigger, as the inept government of Sturgeon drags painfully on.
"In terms of the timing of that choice, I think it's reasonable before I set out a path with timings, to first see what the starting point of that path will be. I hoped we would know that by now, but hopefully, we'll know that in the not too distant future."
So, yet again, Nicola Sturgeon refuses to ‘name the day’, because she doesn’t have a clue what she is doing, what is she waiting for like a passenger at a bus stop, events dear boy, events!
On the issue of currency, Nicola Sturgeon tried to fudge the issue if she ever won independence by saying that she accepted the principle of working towards the Euro, this means Brussels would ‘run’ Scotland and Sturgeon and co would be the regional overseers. They would control policy and budgets; we would become a slave colony losing jobs, investment and status.
And get this, people would have no job security under the EU, companies would simply bring in cheap foreign labour replacing Scots. In relation to the Euro problem, she added
"The practice is what matters here; and you don't have to be theoretical about this. Sweden is an example of a country that joined the EU after the requirement to join the Euro is in place, is not in the Euro and has no intentions of going into the Euro”.
Then she cites the outgoing EU Chief, Jean-Claude Juncker by saying:
"Jean-Claude Juncker said at one point that the EU is not in the business of forcing any country into the Euro against its will. Now Scotland wouldn't necessarily even meet the requirements for ERM (European Exchange Rate Mechanism). You have to be in the ERM two years before you can be in the Euro initially”.
How wonderful that Sturgeon can read off a piece of paper, but if you look at Greece, they entered the Euro by fudging figures and their country ended up being asset stripped, the got ‘loans’ from the EU and the money didn’t go to the people but to wealthy bankers along with Greek assets. If you want to know what future hell would be in store in an EU Scotland then Greece is your role model. Sturgeon would give up our fishing rights, oversee the national resources stripped, and SNP cult ‘bought off with a few trinkets’.
Europe is going to change over the next decade; the EU is losing support as people turn to parties interested in securing the sovereignty of their countries. In France, the suppression of the people has begun; the yellow vest protests running every week for the last 6 months have been threatened by state violence. Macron is finished the next time France gets a chance at the ballot box. In the midst of countries in the EU fighting for independence, one woman stands alone wanting inter-dependence, Nicola Sturgeon.
A Law professor once said he has failed in teaching Nicola Sturgeon democracy.
The Prof said:
“I fear I must accept responsibility here. I taught Nicola Sturgeon when she was in law classes at Glasgow University. I seem to have failed to instill in her the most basic rules of how the institutions of government work in the free world. We tried to teach that a one-party government which tramples on the independence of the other arms of the state, and indeed the independence of its own members, is the very antithesis of true democracy. How sad that we failed”.
Having read the assessment of her teacher, anyone get a sense of what Nicola Sturgeon is all about? As we have seen by the state of Govanhill in her constituency, people are never a priority for Nicola. Like her former boss, the lust for status is blinding her to the reality all around her.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University