Sunday, 6 December 2009

Well Done Alex

You know I don't often agree with Alex Salmond but he has said the following about nasty and underground Internet comments that cause offence or are untrue.

"The internet is a wonderful tool. It gives us a means to engage with the public, to motivate activists and to affirm our positive case for Scottish independence.

"We must use the internet for positive campaigns, to build our case and not get engaged in the negative agenda. The SNP can only win and will only win on a positive agenda."
Of course I don't agree with his ultimate aim of his use of the Internet as a tool, but I respect his right to use it in a positive way to try and convince the other 75% of Scots of the need for Independence.

One does wonder if he also means to cover whenever any argument in comments threads in papers also ends up in name calling of the other three main parties.

Sadly he went on to make a few errors himself:

"There is a strong public majority for a referendum, and our job is to translate that public support into a parliamentary majority.

"Each of the three London-based parties – Labour, Tory and Liberal – say no, no, no to Scotland, in the same arrogant manner as Margaret Thatcher did."

For a start not all of those who want there to be a referendum on the subject want to vote SNP, nor do they want to vote yes in that referendum.

Second not all of the parties are London based. The Scottish Liberal Democrats are free to make their own policy decisions as far as Scotland is concerned, that is the nature of our party. That is why there are four occasions a year that we get to debate and vote on policy.

However, who really is saying no to Scotland?

The SNP have said no to Scotland over removing the unfair council tax.

The SNP are saying no to Scotland and Glasgow over GARL.

The SNP have said no to Scottish students for ending student debt.

So the SNP have said no, no, no to Scotland. In the same arrogant way that Thatcher did Alex is only saying on some of the above my way or no way.

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