FIVE MILLION people in Scotland now live in political poverty according to everyone who lives here – same old same old.
Things will get worse – if we vote No we face further austerity, if we vote Yes we face a Nationalist regime with a centralised police force and virtually no clue as to what they’re doing.
Shamefully, the Nationalists are willing to let their noisy advocates say whatever it takes to get people to vote Yes.
Benefits will be higher. Wages will be higher. Business will flood into Scotland. And we will be the best wee citizens in Europe while snubbing the currency Union for the UK pound and dictating fishing rights to the other treaty members.
Yesterday I read Joan McAlpine’s ramping up of the grievance train in the Daily Redcoat.
“The UK damages your weans” she paraphrased.
“Vote Yes and we will damage your husbands an’ marriages an’ aw,” she didnae quite promise – previous actions speaking louder than words an’ aw that.
Most telling, she listed several of the powers currently in the hands of Westmsinster – SNP code for the basturt English – and blamed it all on Labour.
The reason is patently obvious. To gain any traction on the stalled Yes campaign, Labour voters must be wooed by pointing out to them the shortfalls of the allegedly socialist party.
But most telling – and we*’re entering the realms of conspiracy theory here – was the following line summarising Labour’s post No devolution plans:
“It’s made them a laughing stock and was immediately dubbed devo-nano.” declared Joan.
The term Devo-nano was coined by the hate-preaching blogger, Stuart Campbell, of Wings Over Scotland.
It’s another tacit signal of official SNP approval of the site from the upper echelons of the party.
‘Dear dear’ and ‘my oh my’ as Moanie likes to say in the face of incredulity.
Curiously, and worthy of note, a SNP MSP referred to by Joan in her comedy relief column, James Dornan, wrote to Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) earlier this year, demanding to know why a political advert by Wings was taken down.
He implied censorship when it was just a matter of the (SPT) ad agency following the Local Government Act 1986, section 2 – something he could easily have checked for himself.
The fact he didn’t, tells you all you need to know about ‘populist’ James – a move guaranteed to gain him popular notoriety with the online MobNat crowd.
MSPs have an obligation to their constituents and to the people of Scotland at large.
Do they think endorsement of a hate preaching blog, which is an embarrassment to Scotland, sends the right signal to greater, non-online, Scotland?
Moan thinks we* should be told.