THE SNP may be ahead in the polls but the Fairer Scotland survey shows posturing is much more important to the party than actually delivering anything worthwhile:
By Moan McVulpine – putting the rhetoric into rhetorical
WITH ALMOST two thirds of sovereign Scots set to vote for Saint Nicola of Sturgeon next year, the average voter could be forgiven for thinking the SNP had delivered a better Scotland over their eight year tenure.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The 62 per cent backing for the SNP in yet another opinion poll makes you wonder if we haven’t lost our collective heads to faith, fallacy and fervor.
More than a worry given that Nationalists have such an embedded hold on the country.
As the abdicated King, Alex of Salmond, said: “If the parliament succeeds in running education and health then the natural conclusion that people will come to is that we should be running the economy and macro policy as well.”
Maybe we should – in fact I’m sure we could run our own affairs well. But, on the abdicated King’s own criteria, the natural conclusion is simple – the Nationalists shouldn’t be running a sweety shop, never mind the economy and macro policy.
The fundamental bedrock on which all education is served and successfully delivered is numeracy and literacy.
On that record the SNP have unequivocally failed the sovereign Scots. Their ‘Social Justice’ mantra is as empty as their gesture politics. Perhaps we should all wear a little white South African rose as a mark of our capitulation to Nationalistic empty promises.
It’s on education – our children’s hope for the future – that the SNP are found most wanting. Witness the shambles of the variance in pass marks for different secondaray school subjects: or try and explain their rampant anti-Englishness where the English are the only people in the whole of the European Union whom the SNP will not pay tuition fees for if they attend a Scottish university.
Or what about the axeing of 140,000 college places in order to maintain the integrity of some “rocks in the sun?”
As for the Social Justice mantra. Where was the social justice when Mike Russell robbed cohorts of the least well off college students in order to maintain middle class tuition fee subsidies?
Education IS the fundamental bedrock on which a society and a nation, should judge itself.
It represents the hopes and aspirations of our children and our children’s children.
Is it any surprise that neither the abdicated king or the current saint ruling our country in the name of ‘not enough powers’ should have no children of their own to care or worry about?
Their children are their party members. They have no real conception of what it’s like to care and worry over the future direction of their own flesh and blood’s life.
Like Kirsty, the SNP’s hypothetical poor little IndyRef Scots girl, the idea of having her very own child is an abstract concept to Saint Nicola of Sturgeon.
And that’s why her political children by proxy are herded like cats and gagged like petulant teenagers. ‘Mummy’ Sturgeon and ‘Daddy’ Salmond know best.
According to blogging victim and Daily Redcoat whiner, Joan McAlpine, “One of the great successes of the SNP in government is giving Scotland its pride back.”
Unlike the Nationalists, the idea of pride in the nation is an abstract concept in the face of almost wholesale failure in education.
Joan paid for her kids education at private school. So she’s hardly one to talk about pride when it comes to the education of her own children.
They say actions speak louder than words.
Judge the SNP by their actions and not by their rhetoric and, like Joanie’s pride in Scotland, it will be found wanting.