I am quite upset at the dishonesty in
Scotland when it come to openness. I have always said that at the
end of the day an Independent Scotland should be truly honest with
its dealings and show ambition to promote Scotland to the world.
Right now an Independent Scotland under SNP leadership would be a
disaster for Scotland as they are clearly not honest or competent.
Let's us look at the recent Sturgeon v Salmond enquiry. The Scottish
Government won a majority to ask the SNP to make available the legal
advice they got on this sad matter not just once but twice and yet
only when a threat of a no confidence vote was threatened on John
Swinney did he eventually make available a redacted version and only
a little before Sturgeon went on the stand to answer questions.
Then we have the current situation where they are also refusing to
release the report on the state of Education in Scotland and have
now said it will only be released after the next election. I would
understand this only if the report is not a good one for Scotland as
why else would they delay it's publication?
What are they hiding? It's obvious to most that this SNP Government
is no longer fit for purpose. In fact it's now being seen globally
as a tin pot third world regime.
After 14 years in power they seem to have cowed both the law and
journalists in that neither are also fit for purpose any more.
I don't mind if a government gets it wrong as long as they admit
their mistakes and tell us how they intend to fix them. That's the
honest thing to do but the SNP are clearly not honest.
In fact when it comes to the EU they clearly want to re-join as soon
as possible despite all the problems the EU have with several
countries looking at leaving the block and even Germans looking
increasingly anxious to leave the EU themselves.
Right now the EU is in a mess and yet the SNP clearly ignore all
that. I've also noticed that the SNP are uping their attacks on
Westminster. I guess they figure the more they piss off the English
they hope the English will vote to kick out Scotland. What they fail
to realise is that if they succeed on that front then the English
will also not wish to purchase Scottish goods or services. And let's
not forget that Scotland exports to the rest of the UK is some 60%
and then the US is in second place and the EU then comes up in third
And in 14 years of being in power what have they actually achieved?
All I can see is a drive towards getting more power to the central
Government and less power to our Councils and Police and Justice
system. Where is the ambition for an Independent Scotland? What have
they done to promote Scottish business and exports?
Considering they will lose the some 10 billion in the shared money
they get from the UK Government how will they replace that?
They have shown absolutely nothing to suggest they have any talents
to promote the country other than to run it down and make it a
laughing stock around the world.
It's clear to me that the saying "The best of Scots have left
Scotland and left the also rans behind" is increasingly true.
That's not to say of course that there aren't local Scots with real
talent as there are but increasingly if they aren't SNP supporters
they rarely get a look in.
The SNP has been a disaster for Scotland and why the significant
number of SNP supporters haven't rebelled is beyond me. It must be
because the news in Scotland is very much against Westminster and
thus incapable of holding the SNP to account. Why is it that no
newspapers in Scotland are asking the ackward questions? Like
Scotland is now the drug capital of Europe. Homelessness is greater
in Scotland than anywhere else in Europe. They can't even build a
new hospital on budget and in time. The police in Scotland are
probably the most ineffective in Europe due to centralisation. Our
legal system is a disaster with Judges not fit for purpose and our
legal system can't keep up with all the outstanding legal cases and
is just getting worse.
Then where has all the extra money gone that they received from
Westminster? At last account they can't explain where some 2.7
billion pounds has gone. At last account Scotland gets some 2,000
pounds more per head than they get in England but they get it as a
block grant and while it is calculated to be risen for health,
police, transport, etc. they are no rules on how it should be
applied once the money arrives in Scotland.
There are just so many questions like how an independent Scotland
will be independent under the EU which is not a democratic
organisation. It's clear to me they will be rule takers under the EU
and if you look at how the EU has treated Ireland recently you have
to wonder if Scotland would fare any better.
Of course we do know why Sturgeon wants to be in the EU as an
Independent country... it's because Sturgeon knows the SNP are
incompetent and they'll need the EU to run lots of matters for them.
That's even worse than being under Westminster.
And let's not forget the lessons under the Darien scheme and also
how as a result Scotland joined with England and some years later
became hugely successful in it's own right.
The Civil Service in Scotland are also
seen as being biased and dishonest from the Salmond fiasco.
With Brexit now behind us Scotland continues to work on the premise
that it will all go away instead of doing their best to take it in
their stride and work to make a success of it. Yet in the Scottish
Press there is rarely a mention of the some 60+ free trade deals
that the UK has already signed with lots of promise of many more to
come. The SNP are increasingly looking to be totally out of touch
with reality and don't seem to understand where global trade is
going in the world. By 2030 some 60% of the global middle class will
be in Asia and that's where the UK are working very hard to be a
So while Scotland is languishing in poverty and seems incapable of
getting past this independence idea the world it moving on and
leaving Scotland behind.
And let us remember that health equality is now worse in Scotland
and our life expectancy is well down on the average in Europe.
Poverty is rife in Scotland, and our social system is getting worse
every year and yet far too many Scots see Sturgeon as doing no wrong
and yet in actual fact she's been a disaster for Scotland.
We can't even build ships in Scotland and our wind turbines are all
made outside Scotland.
And never mind the current pandemic where again secrecy has dealt a
blow to Scots by ignoring the Nike outbreak in Edinburgh and the
care homes scandal.
What has Scotland done well under Sturgeon? I can't think of
anything at all. So why have Scots become so unambitious for their
country? They simply lack honest information and instead just get
biased information from journalists and Government. Even the new
history curriculum in schools in Scotland is dishonest.
Why aren't we building the 5G network in
Scotland and why aren't we moving to add electric re-charge stations
throughout Scotland and why aren't wee looking to build electric
cars in Scotland?
If you read just some of the history on
Electric Scotland under the "Scots Diaspora" you'll be amazed what
Scots have done and achieved in the world. This shows what Scots
were capable of yet today we're s pale comparison to what we once
I say if you really want to be an Independent country then you need
a new government and get rid of the dishonest SNP. And I respect
Scots rights to suffer financially if they are successful in getting
independence. After all that's what we got from Brexit. After all
the doom and gloom predictions from the remainers the people of the
UK were prepared to risk that to get out of the EU. I respect that
and would also respect the Scots for also making that decision. BUT
you do need to ask yourself if the rather incompetent and secretive
SNP can deliver and do you really want to live under an autocratic
And to finish I would simply say that
I'd be happy to receive any comments and information on how you
think the SNP have done well for Scotland.