Hot on the heels of Theresa Mays surprise snap announcement of a General Election on June 8th, Channel 4 reported that the Crown Prosecution Service would be considering charges against up to 30 Tory Mps for Election fraud which have been reported to them by the Police. They will have to make their decision on whether or not to proceed with these charges by the end of May or beginning of June.
With Theresa Mays government having a slim majority of 12, perhaps this is the real reason for their panic? Perhaps she really had no option, particularly if all these MPS were to be suspended.
However, whatever her real reasons, we in Scotland are faced with 2 elections in the space of a month.
As the Council elections and the General election run on different systems.. The Council election being Single Transferable Vote, and the General election on First past the post, I shall be utilising different tactics in each of them.
In the Council elections I will be voting first and foremost for the SNP , the Greens, and Independent Counselors in my area that I know support Independence.
In the General election I will be supporting the SNP.
It is imperative that we support ALL Independence parties in the Council election, and likewise it is imperative that All Independence supporters back the SNP in the Westminster election.
It will be a hard ask for the SNP to repeat its spectacular success of 2 years ago, but that is what we must seek to attain…. and if possible do even better and get the single Tory, Labour and Libdem out of Westminster too.
1 Month….. We must encourage everyone to make sure that they get out and vote, and we must ensure that we Win both elections….and that can only happen with supreme effort on everyones part…. We can Do this!!