Nicola Sturgeon is a politician and as politicians go she is rather good one. That is not to say I like the woman or most of what she stands for, but I can see when it come to politics she is very good a playing the game.
Sadly, being good at politics does not naturally mean you’ll be any good at running a country. I know for a fact that many people in Scotland vehemently hate Sturgeon, I can see them begin to shake when I even mention her name. Likewise I’m sure there are many that think Nicola is the best thing to happen to the country since Irn-Bru I just haven’t met any yet, but saying that I do live in a very remote part of the Scottish Borders.
People who live outside of Scotland may believe that when Sturgeon speaks she does so as the heart, body and mind of this beautiful country. The fact is she doesn’t and that is why I’m writing, because it sickens me that she acts as if she does. As all great politicians do, Nicola manipulates every piece of news even the bad stuff to confirm what she believes or wants to believe is true.
Nicola Sturgeon would have the world believe that she cares passionately about the Scottish people and that she feels her peoples hopes and fears on a very visceral level. But for many, even those of us in Scotland, she is simply an opportunist. Quite frankly, Nicola has taken result of the Brexit vote and used it as a weapon to get the only thing she really wants :- Scottish Independence. Her claims are that because more people voted to say in the EU than to leave she now has the god give right to call another independence vote. The truth of the matter is out of 3,987,112 people eligible to vote only 1,661,191 felt strong enough about not leaving the EU that they actually turned up.
So lets do a very politician thing and restate this: Nicola Sturgeon is not speaking for the whole of Scotland on the EU, she is speaking for the 1,661,191 who actually voted Remain in the EU.
While 1.6 million is not an insignificant number, it is when placed next to the 5+ million population of Scotland or the 64.1 million of the UK as a whole, all who would be affected by Sturgeons actions. You can understand why so many people are angry and wish for now at least she would just be quiet and wait to see how Brexit plays out. If she can’t wait a few years then it would suggest the urgency has far more to do with how history will see Nicola Sturgeon than the needs of the Scottish People.
I have never had a good word to say about the EU that’s a fact. I was a young boy when the keys to this country were given up to the faceless bureaucratic machine that is the EU project. I have lived most of my 50 years enslaved to lands that have throughout the history of Britain been more often than not our enemies than our friends.The EU was a lie, sold to our parents and grandparents generations who still were trusting enough to belief the people in power had our best interests at heart. No matter our politics or what party we support few of us can really believe that our leaders do anything for the people, no those days are long behind us. That said I would rather be ruled by a bunch of liars from my own country than a bunch of liars from abroad.
Big Business, no doubt will claim that leaving the EU will be be bad for us, that the sky will fall in on us and this country will become a shadow of it’s former self etc etc. The truth is this country is already a shadow of it’s former self and business with it’s wish to make more and more profits is solely to blame. Business has no interest in keeping jobs in Britain. They claim they have moved everything abroad to remain competitive, maybe that is true but their actions have destroyed a nation’s dignity and forced a once proud country to make a living selling cheap foreign made crap to each other and live in a culture that worships at the altar of cheap over quality.
The EU may not be to blame for that, but when business bleat on about the fact we will all be worse off if we leave the EU, we must take a look at where we are and what we have and say how could that be possible. Are these people just not sowing the seeds of fear to feather their own pockets? The EU has no care for the people of Britain. They don’t care about our history or traditions and in our modern PC world we are told none of that matters but the fact is Yes it bloody well does!
If being Welsh, Scottish, Irish or English doesn’t matter vote to stay in the EU. But if you believe it does then you owe it to your kin to vote to leave the EU. If you don’t then in just a few generations your offspring will awaken to a world where a wish to be anything other that the vast sprawling homogenised state will be rejected as a disgusting politically incorrect thought-crime.
If we vote as a nation to stay in the EU then we are basically rejecting the notion of individuality and turning our back on the millions and millions that died for the right for our nation’s freedom. If that concept sounds politically incorrect to you, then you have already brought into a lie that being proud of your nation’s flag is wrong even racist.
So your choice is simple even if people in power will tell you it’s not. Choose your country or a faceless corporation, it’s up to you.
Final thought- A fixing of the vote should not be ruled out as I do not belive the hidden hand has any wish to leave the EU. Vote for what you want not for parties, personalities or revenge on people in power you don’t like. This Vote is the most important one our generation will ever have, waste it not, for it will never come around again.