Musings on scottish politics
Musings on scottish politics

Now I once fancied a girl called Nicola, back in the mid-1980s. However, I certainly don’t have eyes for the woman of that name who currently serves as Scotland’s First Minister.

Yet at one stage I could certainly see some logic behind those who were wanting Scottish independence. This was especially true in the Thatcher years, when they’d been used as guinea pigs for the hated Poll Tax. A free Scotland would be rid of the Tories and be able to enact radical policies of its own.

But then came the idea of Scotland coming out of the United Kingdom yet remaining within the European Union. And I couldn’t see any sense in this line of thinking, which remains SNP policy. For why would you want to pull out of an alliance with other countries (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) that shared your language and history yet still be tied to a remoter geographical alliance? If you didn’t want to be ruled by London, then surely you wouldn’t want Brussels making the decisions instead?

So today I’m hostile to the bleating’s of Ms Sturgeon and her colleagues. Which include her attempt to be hard line over Covid 19 measures, which I believe is at least partly being done for party political reasons. After all there is a Scottish Parliament election coming in 2021, and dear Nicola wants a big a majority as possible to try and push for a second once-in-a-lifetime referendum after the last one in 2014 didn’t go her way.

Oh, and did you know that when it comes to public spending, Scotland gets £2,000 a head more than us south of the border? That’s why they can afford to be more generous and have free medical prescriptions for all.

But this would be lost on independence, and we should remind Scotland’s dear leader that she can’t have her cake and eat it!


Tim Mickleburgh.

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