It would seem that the ‘both votes SNP’ crowd have gone silent could it be that they are finally realising that the party they have given their second vote to has wasted not only that one but their first also?
Back in May you were sure the SNP were the route to independence, how is that working out for you? Are we any nearer? Where is the masterplan you all spoke off, the one the blessed Nicola had up her sleeve? Not only are we out of the European Union but we are now faced with Nicola’s new pet project, that of climate change. Speaking at the Austrian Summit Sturgeon stated that we are all preoccupied with Covid but the “threats of climate change, nature loss, pollution, remains the single biggest challenge that the world faces.”
Whether you believe in climate change remains to be seen, that is not the issue, the issue right now is the fact that the Tories are coming for Holyrood, Boris Johnson has said as much. Of course, they will not close it overnight, that would be silly, all they need do is erode powers until it is nothing more than a museum.
South of the border they are in the process of handing over the NHS in England to their chums. When David Cameron told the Tory Conference back in 2006 that it was safe in their hands, he was not telling the public, he was addressing big business. There are huge amounts of money to be made from the illness of a public. Last year I wrote an article for this blog on just how much healthcare cost in America which is not for the faint of heart. It runs into the thousands and for the uninsured, well, that does not bare thinking about. We need out of this union but if Sturgeon and her cohorts are anything to go by, that is not going to happen, not when she has a new pet project to be getting on with.
“Scotland.” Sturgeon told the Austrian Climate Summit, “Is honoured that Glasgow will be the venue for COP and we are working closely with the UK government to make sure that it is successful.”
Does this sound like the First Minister has her mind firmly fixed on independence for Scotland? No, of course not. She went on “That honour comes with a massive responsibility. Scotland is one of the birth places of the industrial age so we are now determined to lead by example in the race to net zero.” Not leading the way in the race to independence then. Right now, Scotland faces a bigger crisis, that of being asset stripped for the Tory Brexit Sturgeon spent a great deal of time trying to stop. Out of the European Union and out of options, Scotland faces a very bleak future. The crunch of the interview came at the end when Sturgeon was asked to share why having taken the bold action over climate change, she was re-elected. “How do you do that; how do you get transformative policies into place and still win voters’ approval?”
That is easy, you just offer the electorate a vote on independence is what I would have said, had I been there.