Yesterday’s New-Powers pledge signing “photo-op” was a disaster. One thing to raise the idea and have it rejected to howls of laughter in a strategy meeting, and quite another be so cosmically dumb as to action it.
The stunt is readily associated with Clegg’s university fees pledge that he and others of his ilk signed in blood. The other principals in this portrait are deemed culpable by association. The utter idiocy of it well serves the interests of YES.
This instance is a measure of the incompetence of the Unionist campaign from top to bottom. It evinces a cohort with the cognitive reach of a pubescent kinkajou and the political acumen of a cold mince pie.
The less charitable might argue that the UK Government are simply being consistent, demonstrating the same unfailing fecklessness and incomprehension that characterises their other doings.
Of course, just about the entire establishment exhibited the same hubris, condescension, and imperiousness, in their efforts to put the troublesome jocks back in their box. Indeed, it is without doubt the case that the serried ranks of the Fourth Estate were (and remain) clueless with respect to matters constitutional and Scottish.
Consider that the entire resources of the British state have been leveraged to defeat the independence movement. Even with all that power, all that control of the press and broadcasting, this bunch of dufuses couldn’t find their own assets if you gave them a torch and a map.
Crucially, they could not even articulate a substantive positive case for Scotland maintaining its union with England. We are indeed well served by the enemies Providence has provided us.
As a Scot, I would invite Unionists to meditate on this thought: You’ve fear bombed us, bullied us, belittled us, lied to us, defamed us worldwide, but it is WE who have all power on Sept 18