Time To Think The Unthinkable?

Ok, so politics in the UK and indeed in Scotland are all over the place. Theresa May is in deep trouble because of her disastrous decision to try to take advantage of a perceived weakness in the Labour leader. This was only matched by her awful campaign where she hid from the public

She is about to compound this disaster by forming an alliance with a bunch of knuckle draggers who amongst them are anti women’s rights, anti-gay marriage and believers in creationism. They are a party with distinct links to terrorism.

I somehow do not think that is going to come out too well, and when you add to that the fact that this motley crew will not even be able to vote on England only, legislation along with the newly elected Scottish contingent of Tory MPs so in any English only legislation they will start off with a 20-seat handicap. Add to this the impending Brexit negotiation and I cannot foresee this government lasting any more than 6 months possibly a lot less.

Now as to Scotland, I am sure the SNP are having wee huddles and deciding that it was anyone’s fault except them and I have already had a comment from one of their less able to think ,Dundee West constituency office embedded acolytes, actually trying to apportion blame to me   for some of their misfortune. If they think one insignificant blogger of constructive criticism can affect an election result to this extent then they must feel very insecure indeed.

The facts are as I have been saying for quite some time and that is the SNP have veered away from their day job which is the attainment of independence for Scotland, and the Jeremy Corbin campaign shows just that . He nailed his colours to the mast and went for it, as opposed to the SNP’s disastrous campaign with yet again keeping independence in a locked cupboard. This was displayed in the awful manifesto they produced.

OK so where do we go from here? Well there is a couple of options both of which will bring a storm of criticism from some of the less able to think SNP worshipers, and before I go any further I would like to make it plain that I did in fact vote SNP as being the only way to keep the Tories out, not because I thought it would take us any nearer independence because the manifesto actually put another referendum further away than it was a few weeks ago.

So here goes. I feel that if we are to continue to allow the SNP to pursue independence I think it should be under new leadership as the Man and Wife team there at present have presided over a steady diminution of support since the 2015 General election.

Another option is to start a new party named something along the lines of “The Scottish Independence Party” whose sole purpose would be to attain independence for Scotland.

So now to the more controversial option and at this point I must pass on some of the responsibility for this to Rudy Cajka who is a politician from Texas deeply involved in the Republican movement and a guy I have had some very intense debates with regarding their daft president and also my views on Israel. He does however closely follow our fight for independence and corresponds ;, and criticises my efforts regularly.

The SNP form an alliance with the Tories, (yes you heard right ) and this is the reasoning and strategy behind this.

From Scotland position and indeed the independence movement 

We have a hand in the Brexit negotiations.

The Tories would agree to a referendum in two years.

The Tories would agree not to campaign against independence ( a requirement any way from the UN)

The Tories agree that we can use the pound until a separate currency is decided on ( not that they can stop it any way but that was one of the main problems the last time.)

Tories guarantee a smooth transition to independence if it is carried in the referendum.

Tories agree on a program for removal of Trident from Scotland ( which would happen anyway if we were independent)

There is a clear cut definition of any effect on pensions in an independent Scotland.

There would be pre-independence negotiations on sharing of assets, share of the national debt etc.

SNP would get a number of cabinet positions thus protecting Scotland from any prospective harmful legislation.

We can pull out at any time triggering a General Election.

 

Benefits to the Tories

354 members of Parliament = a stable government.

A guaranteed 5 year term.

A strong hand in the Brexit negotiations

The Tories could consolidate their hold on power for a longer time

Tories could negotiate an extended period to remove trident from Scotland

An arrangement like this would remove the possibility of restarting the troubles in Ireland.

If the Tories are forced to have another election they will lose it.

 

So just a few thoughts from the point of view of Scotland becoming an independent country which is supposed to be what the SNP are all about.

 

2 thoughts on “Time To Think The Unthinkable?”

  1. “if we are to continue to allow the SNP to pursue independence I think it should be under new leadership”

    I’m not a member of the SNP. I’m not even a supporter of the SNP. I didn’t vote for them. So, that’s a matter for them, not me.

    “Another option is to start a new party”

    I’m in my seventy sixth year, without ever in my entire life being a member of any political party, and I’m not going to start being a member of one now.

    “So now to the more controversial option and at this point I must pass on some of the responsibility for this to Rudy Cajka who is a politician from Texas deeply involved in the Republican movement”

    You mean the Republican Party. The party of Donald Trump. I am very much involved in plans for demonstrating against Trump’s visit later this year. Your right-wing Texan friend knows bugger all about what is politically possible in Scotland.

    “The SNP form an alliance with the Tories”

    Anybody who forms an alliance with the Tories is automatically my enemy. I never paid much attention to Ulster’s DUP before today. But now, they are my enemies. And it’s going to cost them.

    “The Tories would agree to a referendum in two years”

    I don’t trust the Tories, and, in any case, I want a referendum now, or anyway a lot sooner than that.

    “The Tories would agree not to campaign against independence”

    I am quite happy for the Tories to campaign against independence. I think they can be defeated. I prefer them to campaign against and be defeated. I prefer it to be YES versus the Tories.

    “The Tories agree that we can use the pound until a separate currency is decided on”

    We don’t need their agreement. Neither the Tories nor anybody else could stop us from using the pound anyway.

    “Tories guarantee a smooth transition to independence if it is carried in the referendum”

    Their “guarantee” would be meaningless, and, in any case, it is not needed.

    “Tories agree on a program for removal of Trident from Scotland”

    Their agreement isn’t needed.

    “There is a clear cut definition of any effect on pensions in an independent Scotland”

    That already exists. Anybody who says otherwise is spouting propoganda.

    “There would be pre-independence negotiations on sharing of assets, share of the national debt etc”

    That would happen anyway. There is no need for any “alliance” with the Tories.

    “SNP would get a number of cabinet positions”

    I am not a member of the SNP, but I would be very much against any Scottish politician accepting a cabinet position in a British government. Them days are gone and I will fight to make sure they stay gone. Anybody who accepts such a position is going to face vigorous opposition at home. That’s a gaurantee.

    I don’t believe there is the slightest possibility of anything like this happening, but, if it did, there would be civil war. And it sounds to me like you could be on the opposite side of the barricades from me, Bob Costello

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s