Monday, 30 November 2009
The Defenestration of an Independence Referendum
Read all about it here... (if you can stand the bitter recrimination)
So the SNP threw their principal manifesto commitment out of the window - seemingly a big boy did it and ran away, it's not their fault - how could they have anticipated opposition from; well, erm - the opposition?
The SNP have expended considerable energy delivering a few other vote winning manifesto commitments, but blame the 'others' for not being able to deliver their principal one, their raison d'être - a commitment diluted and now unrecognisable from the ambitious promises made in the run up to the election.
I suspect, from the wording of this document, that there is little likelihood of independence this time around. However the party would respectfully like those motivated by that one prime mover to vote SNP in 2007, to vote SNP again in 2011. Next time around, you see, they will guarantee independence - see what a sniff of power does? Once tasted you just can't give it up.
Politicians - just cannot desist from that grubby power grab...