Friday, 2 August 2013
OH DEAR, RUTH
Whilst Better Together (including the Conservatives) argue that SNP members are "infiltrators" if they appear alongside Labour for Independence members in photographs, even if the original, undoctored photograph makes it quite clear that the picture is of a YES SCOTLAND event, it seems that Ruth welcomes contributions from people of all parties and none to CONSERVATIVE Friends of the Union.
How cheering it is that some things can be depended upon to never change. For example, when it comes to the Conservatives, it's one rule for them, and one for everyone else.
While we are on the subject of the poster, Ruth, isn't there something a bit Hitlarian about prophesying a regime that will last for a thousand years.
I note that you talk about the important things that we will decide for the future (if not for a thousand years, at least for as long as we, our kids and their kids live).
I see that you make mention of what passport we use. (It's that important, you say.) Of course, currently we use a European Union passport, but most people won't even know that. So I wonder just how important that is?
You worry about what currency we spend. I worry more about how much that currency will buy; how much it's worth. I can already use many different currencies printed by many different banks. English, Scottish, Irish, Manx, etc. I can even use Euros in some better shops. In Scotland we rarely see notes with the Queen's head on them. I wonder how many people really care about that.
Your third big worry is which army protects you. At the moment the UK army and Nato forces protect you. They don't do a great deal of it as they spend a lot of time and a great deal of money policing the world (poking their noses into affairs in parts about which they, and their political "masters", know nothing, and leaving havoc in their wake.) But many of these men and women, are Scottish. They would continue to be. And as all main parties support being part of Nato, Nato troops that would continue to help protect Scotland in the future.
I notice that sadly you don't make any mention of other matters. More mundane matters no doubt, but matters which, with respect, Ruth, are probably of a great deal more pressing interest to people in Scotland. Matters of pensions, social security payments, taxes, housing, house prices, inflation, fuel prices, internet connections, physical infrastructure, foodbanks, drugs, alcohol abuse, health, education, poverty, democracy...
Do these things not matter to you? Because if they don't maybe they should For sure as hell they matter to the "ordinary" people whom you purport to represent.