For Months now there has been a cloud hanging over the independence movement, A cloud of fear distrust and indeed disappointment.
The fear has been brought about because of the Scottish governments pursuit of independence supporters supporting Alex Salmond. A particular case is the political charges made against Craig Murry, his crime was honestly reporting the case against Alex Salmond.
There is great concern regarding the dystopian, Hate crime bill which it would appear is being brought in along side the Gender recognition act, in order to quash any dissent with regard to the removal of woman’s rights. It could for instance be seen as a hate crime for a Woman to object to a biological Man to sharing women’s toilets, The biological man being there in the first place because he simply self identified as a woman.
The distrust is mainly in connection with the Scottish governments pursuit of Alex Salmond with what seems now as trumped up charges of sexual assault. This involved Nicola sturgeon misleading parliament. In other words she lied to parliament.
This is a huge subject and my propose here is not to go into the gory details of how the Scottish government and their civil service plotted to deprive an innocent man of his liberty, but the fact is, they did.
Now you could be forgiven for not realising that the raison d’etre of the SNP is to attain independence for Scotland. The reason you might not realise this is that ever since Nicola sturgeon took over as leader if the SNP she has constantly blocked any move towards independence.
During the last six and a half years of her tenure as leader of the SNP she has constantly ignored the many independence mandates given through the ballot box to the SNP. She has also deliberately failed to take advantage of god given opportunities to call a referendum. The dragging of Scotland from the EU is a perfect example of this but there has been plenty more.
Nicola Sturgeon has also constantly failed to acknowledge the simplest route to independence, which is (according to the UN charter on human rights ) simply to ascertain the will of the people and then declare independence. The most obvious way to do that is at an election to choose the government of Scotland.
She has constantly refused to do this and the most logical conclusion is that she has been actively working against the cause of independence. The action’s of the Scottish Government over the last few years in relation to the conspiracy against the one man who could have actually shown us a viable road to independence, I feel proves this.
Ok, so that is a very brief background to my assertion that over the last while, there has been a cloud hanging over the independence movement. People simply do not trust Nicola Sturgeon to deliver independence. That is of course, apart from the cult like following and science deniers that she has surrounded herself with.
Yesterday this changed. Alex Salmond launched a new independence party, Alba, an ancient name for Scotland.
It is a list only party, in other words it will only contest regional seats and leave the constituency seats to the SNP, constituency seats are fought on a first past the post system and hopefully the SNP will not be damaged to the extent that their regional vote is too affected. The fact that there is a new regional only party headed by Alex Salmond should help this situation.
Now there has been a lot of confusion regarding who we should vote for to gain the maximum amount of independence related members of parliament and the reason for this confusion is the SNP themselves who insist on both votes going to them. Now because of the voting system in place, a party achieving a large representation in the constituency vote is in the event penalised in the regional vote. Without going into the mathematics of it, a good example is, in the last election in 2016, the SNP had a good representation in the constituency vote and also almost a million votes in the regional section. They achieved only 4 seats for that million votes actually loosing two seats and allowing the unionist parties to get a disproportionally large representation in the Scottish parliament.
So there we have it , the SNP have been actively working against independence in order to keep themselves in power.
As I say, because of the new party headed By Alex Salmond , hopefully a wounded, but hopefully not mortally, SNP can be guided towards a reasonable representation in Holyrood which will be bolstered by a decent representation by Alba, where Nicola Sturgeon’s feet can be held to the fire and forced to pursue a proper road to independence.
We have been too long in the doldrums, becalmed by the unwillingness or inability of Nicola Sturgeon to properly progress the cause if independence.
Yesterday, a man who has went through hell over the last few years gave us the chance of a new road to independence, We must grasp this opportunity with both hands.
As for Nicola Sturgeon, after the election she will either fade into the obscurity she deserves or end up in the same prison cell she had earmarked for the man who will eventually take us to independence.
This is our road