I really don’t see what Tommy Sheppard is on about. He says the election changes everything. Then argues that the SNP should do precisely what it has been doing in relation to #ScotRef and #Brexit. In reality, the election changes nothing. And that is why the SNP should maintain its position. After all, that position just won it another election.
Using 2015 as a basis for comparison is just plain idiotic. We know it’s idiotic because that is what British nationalists are doing. Emulating such idiocy is probably a very bad idea. Eschewing it, we see that the SNP won nearly six times as many seats as the last sensibly comparable UK general election. Excluding the extraordinary result of 2015 – as we must do lest we be thought profoundly silly – the SNP won more than three times as many seats as its previous best performance. They won more seats than all the British parties combined.
By any rational analysis, the SNP just won a decisive victory. So why all the panic?
As for the so-called ‘Corbyn effect’, it’s all smoke and mirrors. Why respond to it as if it was real? Why not point out just what a fraud Corbyn is? Why aren’t we pointing out that most of Corbyn’s supposedly ‘radical’ platform was cribbed from the SNP? Why aren’t we explaining to people that the SNP has already implemented that ‘radical’ manifesto, or is in the process of doing so?
Corbyn is the Pied Piper of Westminster. Where Thresa May was the British establishment’s first choice for Prime Minister, Corbyn was their second choice. Instead of following him into the British state’s labyrinth of deviousness and deceit, why aren’t we yelling out a warning about being duped yet again by British Labour? Why aren’t we bawling out reminders that this is the party that stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Tories in the first referendum campaign and has been working hand-in-hand with them ever since?
Why aren’t we pointing out as forcefully as we can that Corbyn’s position on the constitutional issue is absolutely no different from Theresa May’s? Why aren’t we ensuring that the people of Scotland are aware that Corbyn is a British nationalist who wants to deny their democratic right of self-determination and lock Scotland into a political union on terms imposed by the British state?
Why aren’t we throwing a spotlight on Corbyn’s hypocrisy – as illustrated by the following quotes.
“It’s about a political strategy that brings to worldwide recognition the plight of the people of West Papua, forces it onto a political agenda, forces it to the UN, forces an exposure of it and ultimately that allows the people of West Papua to make the choice of the kind of government they want and the kind of society in which they want to live. That is a fundamental right.” – Jeremy Corbyn – May 2016
“But just to be absolutely clear, I do not think there should be another referendum. I think that independence would be catastrophic for many people in Scotland.” – Jeremy Corbyn – March 2017
Why are so many in the Yes movement insisting we pander to Jeremy Corbyn when he is part of the forces determined to deny our aspirations for Scotland and preserve the union at any cost to our nation and people?
Nothing has changed. The Scotland is still being dragged into a Brexit that would be extremely damaging even if it was being managed competently and, more importantly, that we voted decisively against. Tommy Sheppard is definitively wrong. There is no Brexit deal that is acceptable to Scotland. We voted Remain. And Remain means Remain. Nicola Sturgeon attempted to reach a compromise with the British government only to demonstrate that this was an utterly forlorn hope.
Only independence will ensure that the democratically expressed will of Scotland’s people is respected. All of those who are aware of the urgency of the need to bring our government home have a responsibility to take that message – unadulterated, undiminished and undiluted – to the people. In the case of our elected representatives, that responsibility becomes a solemn duty.Views: 5900
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