ANOTHER PAPER cut on the road to the death of a thousand cuts. SNP decision to vote on the England and Wales foxhunting ban proves an old adage about politicians and lips moving. AhDinnaeKen reports:
By Ewe Turn – Compromised principles correspondent
IN AN unprincipled show of principle, the SNP will vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales.
Angus Robertson, the SNP’s Westminster Gruppenführer, said the party wanted to send a message to the Tories about how principled the SNP’s unprincipled stance on principle was.
“We want to show the Tories that our principles are every bit as unprincipled as theirs,” he said.
“Therefore, it is right and proper that we assert that Scottish SNP MPs have the same rights as the Tories to turn our backs on and ignore promises made before the election. That is our vow and it will be as trustable and principled as that other ‘vow’ we never stop whining and bleating about.”
Holyrood Gruppenführer, Nicola Sturgeon, also waded into the debate to defend her party’s indefensible stance:
“The English want us to be this unprincipled,” she asserted without evidence.
“The real reason we’re compromising our alleged principles is less to do with foxhunting and more to do with our lack of principle.
“David Cameron’s government has shown very little respect to the mandate that Scottish MPs have.
“We’re going to show even less respect to that mandate by sullying our ‘unsullied principle’ by voting for something we said we wouldn’t.
“That will send a clear and unprincipled message of principle to the Tories that, like them, you just can’t trust the SNP on anything we say you can trust us on.
“Trust me, this is one principle you can trust the SNP with – until, that is, we change our minds and decide you can’t.”