The SNP: decline and fall (15 and a half)

I  think this should wait till the Nats’  less than enticing conference in Glasgow is finished, next week. There’s a bit to talk about, not least their ahistorical and opportunistic alliance with the reckless and mad Puigdemont (and the more reasonable Catalan separatists). They’re still on the way down though. Read Stephen Daisley in the … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (15 and a half)

The SNP: decline and fall (15)

Things are ticking over nicely. Three little gems: 48. Unfunny ex MP Eck could be going on tour What is it about the bullying despotic politically inclined type that makes them want to go on stage? Eck is possibly following in the footsteps of gruesome thug Alastair Campbell (1, 2), in selling his tedious schtick for … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (15)

The SNP: decline and fall (14)

This is brief, because not much needs to be said, so complete is the SNP’s descent from the commanding heights (or whatever) of arrogant Holyrood hegemony, to the current state of bickering, embarrassed, low energy, intellectually barren bewilderment.  It didn’t take long. So…. 45. Alex Salmond kindly provides further proof that he is an unfunny, … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (14)

The SNP: decline and fall (13)

The wind has rather gone out of the sails of the whole SNP schtick. Those heady days of 2014 (up to 18th September that year) seem like last century. So it seems a bit harsh to continue to point out their failings. However, I’m up for it. 39. The upper chamber beckons… Here’s a Twitter … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (13)

The SNP: decline and fall (12)

  38.  Things aren’t going too well over in Hyndland and Bute Square. If you’ve sampled any of the earlier blog posts on this topic, you’ll realise that I am neither a fan of the SNP, nor a believer that they will get their alleged goal of independence. I know it’s a minority view and … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (12)

The SNP: decline and fall (11)

37.  And so it came to pass…. It’s nice to be right, and it’s been going on in this blog since last September. I mean the specific issue of SNP failure, rather than just well deserved SNP loathing. Most sentient observers could see it too, but much of the feeble media tended not to dwell … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (11)

The SNP: decline and fall (10)

36 (in a continuing series): Hard facts from intelligent people I am indebted to the legendary patriot @BrianSpanner1 for this absolute gem of brevity and hard fact, taken from a letter to the Scotsman  last July, written by retired law professor Alistair Bonnington. It introduces a refreshing real world analysis to the SNP’s fantasy role-playing as … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (10)

The SNP: decline and fall (9) – local election special

Thanks to last Thursday’s local (council) elections, we have a new snapshot on the Scottish political state of play. Nobody usually cares much about these episodes, although they can be fairly consequential. These latest polls are getting attention – correctly – as a political barometer. 34.  The ‘Yes cities’ are not actually Yes cities We … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (9) – local election special

The SNP: decline and fall (8)

  I’d like to claim that I got in early on the meme currently gathering momentum: that the SNP’s shrill, frantic and infantile yelling about independence is now proving counterproductive to their cause. In fact, it’s probably all over. I’m not criticising a legitimate wish for Scottish independence – the only coherent argument for which … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (8)

The SNP: decline and fall (7)

Perhaps the neatest summary of the state of play of the SNP in power is from the erudite and perceptive farmer/historian/Hellenophile/linguist, Victor Davis Hanson. He is describing the then mayor of NYC, billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s inadequacy in the basic tasks that he’d been given: The Bloomberg syndrome is a characteristic of contemporary government officials. When … Continue reading The SNP: decline and fall (7)