There is great concern within the independence movement as to the abilities of Nicola Sturgeon to formulate a credible plan towards making Scotland an independent country. I have heard from various sources that there is some sort of plan to hold a Scottish election shortly after this brexit fiasco has settled down . If this is indeed the case then let me make it very clear that I do not believe this has anything to do with furthering the cause of independence but more to do with strengthening the SNP’s grip and tenure in power.
It would seem to be the case that not only is there great concern among the membership and grass roots groups regarding the way the SNP seem to be blowing in the wind without a credible plan for independence but both parliamentary groups are now seeing splits in their ranks regarding the lack of credible planning.
The only sop to a proper road map to independence was Andrew Wilson’s economic commission report, which was over a year late to start with and produced the very opposite of what we needed and that was a credible plan on currency. It was very obvious from the start that this was unpopular with both the membership of the SNP and the general grass roots movement. Instead of realising the mistake and getting rid of it ,Nicola Sturgeon has had Andrew Wilson going around the country trying to convince the membership, that in the event of independence , the policy would be ,adopting Sterling, and to make matters worse to have it as the currency of an independent Scotland for up to 10 years. This is one of the reasons we lost the last referendum on ,therefore this position is , from a strategic point of view, idiotic and for a first minister and leader of the SNP to think this is wise shows a tenuous grasp on reality.
I was intending going into a long diatribe regarding the lost opportunities and downright bad decisions made by the leadership of the SNP but instead I decided to simply attach a blog I did way back on April 2017 which I could have written today as the circumstances have not altered.
There are two ways out of this debacle the leadership of the SNP have gotten the independence movement in to. Either they elect a new leader and chief executive, or we start a new party ” The Scottish Independence Party” .
Now I know this will be met by the usual ” divide and rule accusations ,by some of the less able to think SNP acolites, and quite possibly some of the dwindling, ” Nicola has a cleaver plan” personality worshipers, but there comes a time when only major surgery is the only answer to cut out a malignant growth. because the alternative is the death of the independence movement.
Have a read of the blog I did on the 4th April 2017 and tell me if you think there is anything the SNP have themselves, done to forward the cause of independence since it was written, or indeed since the last referendum on the 18th September 2014