It costs the British government nothing to ignore a mandate for a new referendum. The cost is zero. It doesn't matter what zero is multiplied by, it is still zero.
Tag: Ian Blackford
Dear Mr Blackford
You insist that the mandate is indisputable. But, at the same time, you say it won't be indisputable until Boris Johnson stops disputing it.
Hope versus experience
However hard Ian Blackford tries to persuade himself, and us, that democracy must surely prevail, we cannot long avoid the reality that Carlaw's ignorant, arrogant bluster represents the true attitude of the British establishment. And that includes Jeremy Corbyn
Reports of “buckling” greatly exaggerated
The Tories' denial of Scotland's right of self-determination will NOT "go down like a bucket of cold sick" on the only doorsteps that matter to them. On Unionist doorsteps, it will be lapped up the way Winnie The Pooh guzzles honey.
Nicola Sturgeon is being somewhat disingenuous when she speaks of the "SNP plan". Ian Blackford has been roped in by Jo Swinson; apparently without consulting his colleagues. The "plan" to which the First Minister refers is a Liberal Democrat plan. If it's their plan, then we have to assume that they intend it to work … Continue reading Being used
Anger is an energy
Given all that is happening, the relevant question must surely be why support for independence isn't soaring. Or, to put it another way, why support for the Union remains so strong. We are quibbling over single-digit shifts that barely get out of margin-of-error territory when, by all accounts, we should be seeing changes dramatic enough … Continue reading Anger is an energy
What we see in SNP MPs is, not an inclination to 'settle in', but a susceptibility to Westminster's malign influence. To a varying extent, they exhibit symptoms of 'Westminster Syndrome'.
Dereliction of duty
All the talk of removing Johnson and putting in a caretaker Prime Minister and getting an extension and forcing a UK general election and having a new EU referendum - it is all founded on the delusional notion that there is a way of sorting out the Brexit shambles. There isn't. There are no solutions.
Relying on alchemy
The SNP leadership staked everything on Brexit while tragically failing to recognise that it is not the reality of Brexit that matters, but the perception. And who controls all the main tools for manipulating public perceptions?
Of course it would be "unacceptable" for the British government to "block Scotland’s democratic right to choose"! But it would be more than that. It would be wrong! In every sense of the word, it would be wrong! Even to attempt to deny the fundamental democratic right of self-determination is wrong. It cannot be right. It cannot rightfully be done.