SNP calls for independence referendum

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Alex the Salmon, First Minister of ScotlandAlex the Salmon, First Minister of Scotland, has proposed a referendum on the future of governance of Scotland with two questions – enhanced devolution or independence.

The Conswervative and Unionist Party, Liebour and the Illiberal Dumbocrats have all shrieked hysterically that it’s “the wild words of a panicking man” and an “attempt to drag an unwilling Scotland towards independence”.  None of them is supporting the referendum.

If they’re all so sure that the referendum will result in a vote against independence then why don’t they support it?  It would put Salmond and the SNP in its place and independence would be off the agenda for a good 10-20 years.  If they’re so confident that the unionist agenda they are pursuing is what their constituents want then why not let their constituents confirm that in a simple referendum?

They won’t support it for the same reason they won’t support a referendum on an English Parliament – because they will lose and they will lose badly.  Why else would they vote a pro-independence, nationalist government into power?  Scotland wants independence and the British nationalists should let them have it.

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  1. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Alex Salmond – whether opportunistically or not – said that the SNP believes in popular sovereignty, ie. that power rests with the people. This is an idea that’s alien to the Ukanian politicos. Recall that when the govt replies to petitions calling for a referendum on EU treaty / English question they always stress parliamentary sovereignty. I don’t believe that the people give up their sovereignty on election day…

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    United we stand and divided we fall, that is the thinking of the careerist politicians in Westminster, there are a good few Jocks who dont want to lose their cushy london jobs and flats, i think scottish independence is a certainty but sadly not due to positive action but more due to blind inertia.

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