Mandates for Dummies


Well what a week it has been…
May comes to Glasgow and meets with  Nicola Sturgeon in a wee hotel room, says nothing of any significance and sods off to do photo opportunities with the polis and then off to some place her government said in its press release is called East Kilbridge.
Nobody in Scotland knows where such a place exists, and Mays government knowledge of Scotland is such that they couldn’t care less what we Scots think, and will rename the Country to be called Maidenheid, after Thersa May in announcing in the Commons today as she actioned Article 50, announced that the views of the people of Scotland was of no more significance than her Maidenhead constituency.

On Tuesday we had the resumption of the #Scotref bill and debates in Holyrood..
Ruth the Mooth told wee Nicola, hey ya wee gobshite shut it and sit down! Heel!!
Ruth and all her Tory chums said Nicola has no Mandate!
Kezia..never to miss a trick, and always say what her bestie Roof says.. said Nicola has no Mandate.
Wee Willie Winkie… said Nicola has no Mandate
And The man who has never won an election ever.. despite hogging a well paid seat in Holyrood since its inception.. Murder Fraser…said……  Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah…. Nicola cannae get a date on the Man date dating site!!

OOh they had such fun comparing mandates they did..

The Lib Dumbs, The Slavering Slabs, and the LavaTory parties got the band back together again and sang/barked discordantly “You don’t get referendums cos your part of the Union”   ” Oh Mandate, we miss you today oh Mandate”  ” Oh Weeds of Scotand”
” Sweet 16″ or 17…you don’t get a vote”  ” God Save our gracious May”  and various parodies of Foreigner songs..

But No…contrary to reports they are only unofficially getting the Band back Together, so the rumour that they were officially reforming and changing their name from “Better Together” to “New Direction” is entirely untrue… the Only New Direction that they are going together is down the cludgie, out of Scotland and out of Europe.

Anyway…enough of that….back to business..

They all collectively came out with the same old guff…
Scotland voted in 2014 and said No…. and Alex Fishface had PROMISED that there would not be another referendum for a generation! SO… the people of Scotland had voted and that was that!
Only problem being as we all well know… Is that Alex Salmond said … “In my opinion, and it is just my opinion, this is a once in a generation opportunity for Scotland.”
And for those that doubt…. I have directly quoted from an article in the Torygraph ( and we all know how they are massive fans of Independence) on 14th September 2014.
So this bullshit that they keep shouting from the rooftops…. is par for their course…utter bollox! It was no promise, It was not set in stone… it was an OPINION!

But Yes… they are right… the people of Scotland voted NO in 2014, because sufficient people wanted to believe their rubbish.. Sufficient people were bullied into thinking they would lose their jobs, sufficient people believed HMRC jobs would be safe in Theresa Mays East Kilbridge, sufficient pensioners were terrified by raving Labour supporters bussed in from down South, that they were going to lose their pensions, sufficient dockers believed the 13 frigates story, sufficient people believed that only by voting NO could they be assured of Scotland staying in the EU, and sufficient people believed the VOW on the front page of the Record. Yes the majority voted NO, but under a false contract!

Imagine for one moment if you will….

You are buying a used car….the salesman miss sells you it…promising it has been completely customised to your expectations, has numerous great new added benefits and runs like a dream … It even comes to you with comprehensive 5 year insurance and free road tax and a years supply of petrol..
Great says you… I will buy it… you sign the contract and the car is yours..
You don’t even get to drive it out of the forecourt before it terminally breaks down and is a write off..
whats more you discover that all the supposed add ons do not exist, The Insurance is worthless because in the small print the word “normally” has been included. It has road tax, but it only covers tractors, and the years supply of petrol is not free, but comes at the price of twice its market value.
Hey says You….. You sold me a pile of junk and totally misrepresented it… I demand my consumer rights and want my money back!
Sorry says the salesman… you bought it sight unseen… and signed on the dotted line a waver which says… you have no recourse for any faults and if you have been daft enough to believe the salesmans patter..hell mend you!
The contract stands…. now jog on!!!

That is the attitude that bunch of free loading lickspittles are taking to you and the democratically elected by you…Scottish Government.. In effect..they are ALL telling you… Sod Off…. We don’t care if you were sold a heap of rubbish… We don’t care that we were the ones that sold you it. We don’t care that you have elected this government to speak on your behalf and do your bidding.. We DO NOT RECOGNISE ITS AUTHORITY! As one Tory MSP actually had the temerity to admit on Scottish Television..

To sum up on Mandates..

The SNP may have lost their overall majority in seats.. it was a miracle they ever had such, given the parliament is designed so no party is supposed to be able to have that.
They did however increase their percentage of overall votes to a record number in the parliament. So they are the majority party.

The Torys, the Lib Dems and Labour….have NO such mandate for anything.
Neither for that matter have the Scottish Greens.
A mandate is only supposed to be enforceable if you have the governing party.
Whatever the other parties have put in their manifestos, they are not bound by. They are free to respond to whatever proposed legislation the governing party put forward in whatever way they like. So the attack by them on the Greens is nonsense!

The SNP had a very definite Mandate as they are the party of Government and in their Manifesto which they asked the Scottish populace to vote on,… the following words were absolutely clear in black and white… ‘The Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold another referendum…if there is a significant and material change in the circumstances that prevailed in 2014, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against our will.’

All of them…. All the SNP and the Scottish Greens… spoke in a very clear, concise manner, laying out why they were voting to have another Scottish referendum so soon.
Not even the SNP would have been relishing it this early on, they and all of us could really do with a wee break before plunging back in again.. But they were left with the choice because of the intransigence and downright refusal of the Westminster government to engage in any meaningful way whatsoever to attempt to reach compromise that would allow the wishes of the 62% majority of Scottish people to remain in Europe… if not in the EU at least in the Single market… But No Dice!
They All said….. we want this opportunity in a referendum, not for the sake of our names, not for party policy, but so that ALL the people of Scotland can have a voice and it will be their choice, not ours… The People Must Be Allowed to have their Say!
We are being brought out against the Democratic wish of the majority of the people of Scotland and that is just simply not acceptable.

What did Theresa May say….. “Now is Not the Time”
In fact her puppet Scottish Secretary immediately went further and suggested that it could be shoved back until past 2021

Even on the Day when the Article 50 was handed over, the Scottish Torys, Labour and Lib Dems were still Refusing to accept that the Scottish Government has a Mandate..
That is utterly repugnant that they should have such scant regard for democracy, and they should all resign their seats in the Scottish parliament for they are there under false pretenses if they do not adhere to its Sovereignty on behalf of the people of Scotland.

Not Now… This is not the time, says Maggie May and her bunch of self serving megalomaniacs ….  YES NOW….. YES WE WILL….. Now maybe not the time quite yet…but in the time scale set out by our parliament!

In Scotland……The People are Sovereign! Never forget that!

About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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3 Responses to Mandates for Dummies

  1. Reblogged this on charlesobrien08 and commented:
    Just getting the words to say it right,thanks Rod,the best bit so far;

  2. Dare I say brilliant and thanks for finding the place where the “once in a generation” came from,we need to copy and paste this at the top of our pages every day so we get it it into the thick skulls of those that keep bringing it up.Thanks Rod the best I’ve read since 2014,and that’s the truth.No not Rooth,truth she doesn’t know what truth is.

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