Despite the fact that it is dated three months ago, I had not previously seen the Tweet from Mhairi Hunter pictured above. As you would probably expect, Ms Hunter has blocked me ─ doubtless along with all other voices that dissent from the Sturgeon doctrine. I am grateful to Stu Campbell (Wings Over Scotland) for bringing it to my attention. Not that I personally was under any illusions about the reality of Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘plan’ for a referendum / de facto referendum. I predicted it would be a sham even before it was announced and have been trying to point out the reality ever since. It may be helpful in getting this message through to Sturgeon/SNP loyalists to have someone so close to the First Minister state so clearly the fact that the ‘plan’ is a pile of pish.
Mhairi Hunter is wrong about one thing, however. It is not the Scotland Act that is preventing the Scottish Parliament legislating for a real constitutional referendum. What is preventing a referendum that stands as a formal exercise of Scotland’s right of self-determination is solely and entirely lack of political will on the part of the SNP+SGP/Scottish Government. It is the First Minister’s timorous aversion to confrontation that is the obstacle preventing progress for Scotland’s cause. It is the SNP’s pusillanimous prevarication which has put Scotland’s democracy and distinctiveness in great and imminent jeopardy.
Scotland has been failed in various ways by our entire political elite. It is long past time the people of Scotland got angry about this.
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