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Comment posted ForArgyll on Pause by Jerry McIver.

I hope the party faithful come knocking to generate support for indyref2. I’ll take pleasure in telling them I voted SNP previously as I thought a Scottish focused Government would be a good thing, unlike other Scottish parties who must have some influence from big brother down south. I did not vote SNP to get independence and assumed once in power they would make best use of it. But now, they got wilder eyed and the thirst for independent blood grew stronger. We had a vote. I voted no. We’re now faced with another vote. It will still be no. And guess what, at the election SNP will definitely not be getting my vote again. Their opportunity to prove themselves in Government has been squandered with this obsession to the extent it overshadows everything else and they are objectionable on principle.
An example? Some Conservatives suggested a new Royal Yacht, SNP rose up an decried it as wasteful and a stupid idea. Did not one SNP MSP or MP think for a second that Scotland has a proud shipbuilding tradition and several limping shipyards its desperate to keep afloat and has a whole executive agency who regularly need to buy or build large passenger ferries? This could have been an opportunity to build on that but dogma stood in the way.
Instead, it is happy to piss £tens of millions keeping loss making Prestwick alive with no obvious plan to turn it around beyond a ‘space port’.
Decisions like this shake my faith that SNP really has any competence to manage itself, never mind manage an independent country.

The reality is, none of the other parties will do a bad job as by and large, the Scottish population and its public servants are sensible people. Roll on the next parliamentary election in Scotland. Time for change.

Jerry McIver also commented

  • Fully agree on all counts.
  • Didn’t we have the ultimate ‘listening exercise’ in 2014?
    Is Sturgeon deaf.
    Or is it less a listening exercise and more a case of keep asking the question till you get the answer you want to hear?

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