In saying that Nicola Sturgeon, as the head of the devolved Scottish government, is not an “international leader” the London government is clumsily trying to kill two birds with the one stone; remind Scotland that it is not considered a nation – as “not an inter-national leader” would imply – and curtail our government’s conversations with our European friends.
We are going to be lied to and manipulated relentlessly until we finally give ourselves a shake and decide to leave this rotten pile of crumbling imperial excrement behind us. Scotland deserves so much better than it is currently getting from Britain, and we have long since passed the point where we have only ourselves to blame.
It is a slow burner, but more people in this country are wakening up to the awful reality that these people are not to be trusted. I do not accept for a single moment that 2014 was a fair election. The evidence from the media analysis of the 2014 campaign alone shows that powerful actors in London were manipulating us.
Scotland under the SNP is the only place in Britain where strong and stable have kept their original meaning. So the more that Ruth Davidson and Kezia Dugdale scream about the decline of Scottish nationalism, the more like a comedy routine it becomes.
Brexit has become the zombie apocalypse of Scotland’s 2014 Yes campaign. We recognise what is happening. It is familiar to us. But – at the same time – it is all wrong, and we know that if we don’t shoot it in the head soon it will come running after us.
Of these two heads of government Ms Sturgeon is the only one elected to her office, the one with the mandate, and the one representing the will of Scotland.
If we wanted to – which of course we don’t – we could have a referendum on independence every six months. There is nothing in law – be that Scots law or the British law that has been imposed upon us – that states we cannot do this.
The Scottish government has given Downing Street every opportunity to consider the needs of Scotland and the Scottish people. Our government has offered the Prime Minister a set of proposals which would afford London the change to negotiate with Scotland terms for Brexit