Scottish English Alliance Party
SNP accused of deepening divisions over Scottish independence. Unionists want to set up their own Party in favour of Union with England alone.
Edinburgh Man Says – Start a
‘Scottish English Alliance’ Party
“The majority of Scots don’t want another referendum, but it’s clear that’s what the SNP are planning by refusing to rule one out from their manifesto next year.
The latest poll of voting intention in Scotland continues to spell bad news for Labour.
The Ipsos-MORI poll for STV puts the SNP on 54% – 34 points ahead of Scottish Labour, their biggest poll lead to date.
According to STV’s election outcome predictor, based on universal swing, it could mean the SNP win all of Scotland’s 59 seats.
But what about the Scottish Unionists ?
If Labour is out the picture, which it looks very much like they will be, then where do the Unionists stand concerning one true voice for Scottish Union with England besides the Unionist Party for all of the Union ?
Jimmy Cohens 74, of Edinburgh said;
“Its obvious what Nicola Sturgeon has in mind, but what about us Unionists ?
where is our voice and representation coming from in Scotland ?
we need to start up our own representation that supports the voice and opinion of Unionists only.
the SNP have obviously got their own representation for their wishes and desires, and we all know what they are, it’s quite simple, they do not accept the ‘No’ vote i believe, thats it”
Nicola Sturgeon makes it more than clear her intentions.
Jimmy went on to say;
“i have had enough of just sitting back and being told what is going to happen in Scotland.
i voted ‘no’ to independence, and no means no, end of.
we need a Unionist voice here, but where is it apart from Labour ?
but what about if we just don’t want Labour in power here anyway, regardless of the Union ?
nobody in their right mind wants another Labour Government after last time, we all know that the Labour Party is infested with people who just don’t give a damn about the workers, and they are only interested in power and Political Correctness, which in itself is immoral and wrong.
Political Correctness is a Marxist tool to suppress freedom of speech and to crush opposition, anybody who opposes them or voices an opinion contrary to left wing Political Correctness is labeled a Racist or a Fascist.
that cannot be right, and these people need bringing to trial one day for this blatant anti democratic tyranny.
but besides all this, that still leaves us Unionists without a Scottish English Alliance Unionist representation, and we need one quick”
Jimmy Cohens idea of a Scottish English Alliance Unionist Party emblem.
“we need a ‘Scottish English Alliance’ Party, or SEA for initials, to combat the SNP.
i put together a Party emblem of how it may look, just an idea, but anybody is free to use it.
we must combat politically the SNP and provide a strong voice for us Scottish Unionists.
we are not talking about Wales or Northern Ireland here, thats for them to decide, but us Scottish Unionists do want to remain in Union with the English, hence the –
‘Scottish English Alliance’
somebody has got to take the bull by the horns here, and many will agree with this, we just need our own representation here, that’s all we are saying.
i can’t do this or get this together because of my age and failing health, but by god i wish somebody with the balls would do it.
i love Scotland and all we represent as a people and a Union, but the way things are going, we are going to end up biting off our own tail just so we can say ‘look i got a muzzle’
problem is, we are going to end up muzzling ourselves and all that is good and cultured about the Scottish people as we are as a Nation, and a Union”
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has accused Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP of using the general election to stoke up ‘discontent and division’.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has accused Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP of using the general election to stoke up
‘discontent and division’.
Jim Murphy has accused the SNP of wanting to consign Scotland to years of deepening division over independence, after Nicola Sturgeon accused both Labour and the Tories of clinging to the idea that they are entitled to a Westminster majority instead of embracing the multi-party election that the public wants.
As new polling found that the SNP has extended its lead over his party to 32 points, the Scottish Labour leader warned activists in Glasgow that the SNP’s intentions were clear:
“They plan to use this general election to stoke up discontent and division so they can push for a second referendum.”
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“It is the nationalists’ clear intention to pursue a second referendum sooner rather than later if they are given the opportunity. They would consign Scotland to years of deepening divisions while the needs and priorities of working class Scots are set aside aside for another day, another year or indeed another generation.”
But Sturgeon earlier accused Westminster parties of “hitting the panic button” and failing to recognise what the public wanted from this general election, as a Guardian/ICM poll confirmed the likelihood of a hung parliament.
A TNS Scotland poll released on Monday morning indicated support for the SNP is continuing to build, with the party up two points at 54%, and Labour down two points at 22%, once 29% undecideds were discounted.
Sturgeon said: “Instead of embracing the multiparty election that the public want, Labour and the Tories are clinging to the idea that they are entitled to a majority in Westminster – which every poll indicates isn’t going to happen.
She said: “The reality is that this is the people’s election, and voters do not appear to trust either party with a majority. The SNP is being open and honest about our position, that we will work to keep the Tories out and to keep Labour honest.”
Sturgeon again warned Labour leader Ed Miliband, who has appeared to rule out any form of post-election deal with her party, that
“Labour would never be forgiven if they let the Tories back in, in preference to working with the SNP”.
But the shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, speaking alongside Jim Murphy in Glasgow, insisted that there would be no cooperation with the SNP. He said:
“The reason we say consistently no coalition with the SNP, no deals, no agreements, is because the SNP want something fundamentally different from our manifesto. We want to show, not by setting Scottish nationalism against English nationalism, that if we all work together we can have a stronger and fairer future together and the SNP don’t want that.”
In an interview on Monday, Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite told the Guardian he believes Ed Miliband could work with Nicola Sturgeon after the election.
Earlier on Monday, in a confident interview with Radio 4’s Today programme, the SNP leader rejected claims that she wanted a second independence referendum. She said:
“No, I don’t. I want to make sure that that decision is driven by what people in Scotland want.”
But Murphy referred specifically to a YouTube video of the SNP deputy leader, Stewart Hosie, at a hustings last October in which he suggests that if Westminster reneged on its promise of maximum devolution (the SNP’s manifesto pledge of full fiscal responsibility)
It would disappoint substantial numbers of those who voted no and thus be
“a game-changer for what happens on the road to independence”.
Continuing Murphy’s line of attack, Ed Balls said: “Of course Nicola Sturgeon says it’s not about another referendum. But Stewart Hosie when he’s talking to SNP supporters says the absolute opposite.
He’s given the game away. We know the plan is for SNP MPs to demand things that they know Labour would never deliver, like the end of the Barnett formula or the end of UK pensions, and if we won’t sign up to full fiscal autonomy, which we won’t, they will then say –
‘They betrayed us, let’s have another referendum’.”
Balls took on SNP claims to be the anti-austerity party. He said:
“The SNP is not going to Westminster to fight poverty. They want to go to Westminster to fight for another referendum.
And that is why we do face two roads and we’re going to decide in the next 10 days which road to take. Labour’s road, a better plan for an economy that works for working people or the road to another referendum.”
The shadow chancellor also turned his fire on the SNP’s economic policy, telling the audience that criticism from the Institute for Fiscal Studies of the SNP’s manifesto commitments as well as their flagship policy of full fiscal responsibility proved that the party “cannot hide from the facts any longer”.
Referring to the IFS findings published last Tuesday that SNP plans would lead by 2019 to deeper UK spending cuts than under Labour, and that the fiscal gap created by full fiscal responsibility would reach nearly £10bn by 2019-20
“The gap between the rhetoric and reality is huge and the SNP cannot hide from the facts any longer. The SNP plans mean longer austerity, bigger cuts, more debt and less money for public services than Labour’s plans. It is not fiscal autonomy but fiscal austerity.”
Nicola Sturgeon was also pressed by Today interviewer James Naughtie as to why anyone should believe – given her commitment to independence – that she had an interest in making Westminster work efficiently.
“That’s a very fair question because it’s no secret that I want Scotland to be an independent country. I argued for that in the referendum last year and people in Scotland chose not to become independent at this time.”
Saying that the SNP had a vested interested in better UK politics, she said:
“Why we can be trusted is that as long as Westminster decisions affect Scotland it matters to the SNP and to Scotland that those are good decisions.”