The Council elections have been completely hijacked by the Tory and Labour Unionist parties. For them it is all about another Scottish referendum or the denial of one. Both of them are touting for Unionist votes and claiming that if you elect their Counselors they will Stop another Referendum. Apart from being an out and out lie, as counselors do not have the power to either deny or even grant a referendum, they make nothing whatsoever of what local people need in their own communities.
Council elections are supposed to be about policys with regard to things like Local Services, Waste collection and disposal, Social Services, Child welfare, local education policy, Special needs, Parks and Cemeteries, Housing, Homeless provision and a whole lot more.
But are they talking about any of these? No..they are banging on about Stopping a Scottish Referendum.
This is a total disrespect of everyone, be they supporters of an Independent Scotland or be they Union supporters…. Nobody is served by this outrageous campaigning.
It is also the gravest disrespect to the Will of the Scottish Electorate and the parliament it voted for. A parliament these parties are participants in.
The Scottish Parliament recently voted by a majority to pursue another referendum, and whether you are in agreement or not with that decision, the parliament represents all the people of Scotland and the electorate voted for a majority of Independence supporting representatives. This is democracy and in order for a democracy to exist, we must at least agree to abide by it.
That is not to say that these Unionist parties cannot campaign against Scotland voting for Independence, of course they can, that question is not in doubt.
What they should not be doing is hijacking Council elections for that purpose.
Unfortunately, like it or not, that is how these Council elections will now be played out. So much for serving you and I, these Unionist parties care for nobody but for their own small ends.
Ask of each and every representative of all parties how they intend to serve you locally and what their local policies are. If they cannot give you a reasonable account of themselves on local matters….Show them the door….
If they say they are using their platform to oppose a 2nd referendum tell them to take a hike and don’t stop until they reach Westminster.
Since when did Labour cease to be Internationalist and become divisive Unionists?
Since when did the Tory party care what you think?
You only matter to them both as voting fodder…don’t let them kid you otherwise.
Vote for those parties who actually want the best for the people of Scotland
But vote most of all for who you think will best represent your wishes locally.
That is what Council elections are supposed to be for!