Monday, 8 December 2014

Getting ready for May

Alex Salmond has now officially declared his candidacy for the Gordon constituency in the coming General Election in May, to absolutely no-one's surprise.  Before the campaign has even begun he is already polarising opinion.  Independence supporters are looking forward to seeing him back at Westminster, striking terror into the hearts of the mainstream parties, while Unionists are pouring cold water on the idea that he will even win the constituency, much less have any influence.

I welcome the pourers of cold water to be honest.  They correctly remind us that the election is 5 months away, and a lot can happen in that time.  I also think it's a good reminder to supporters of independence parties that we can't take anything for granted and that we need to fight the election as if we were a long way behind in the polls.  Every vote will count and we must not be complacent about any of them coming our way.

Mind you, if the Labour party don't up their game it could well be an embarrassing defeat for them in Scotland, especially if they're going to treat us like complete idiots.   Margaret Curran, in a speech to Labour's MPs and election candidates, said that 'even Nicola Sturgeon would want the Scots to vote Labour to get rid of the Tories'.  Oh well, that's it then.  No need to think, just do what Ms Curran says, she wouldn't lie about Ms Sturgeon would she?
 
Really Ms Curran?  That's the best that you can do?  1/10 must try a lot harder.

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