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What Now SNP?
May 8, 2015

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What Now SNP?

May 8, 2015

David ........on the ball (pardon the pun ) now as the undertaker in 'Dads Army ' would say .....'were DOOOOMED  were Doooomed ' and in a Scottish accent ...................what now is needed the special agreement that gives Scotland extra cash etc from the Exchequer cease and they (  Scottish Parliament ) raise and spend their own taxes and then see who gets in the next election.With a population of 4/5  mil that tail won't wag the dog,its so easy for the SNP's to blame Westminster for all their woes .so let them have the powers sit back and watch them self destruct ...also sorting the agreement on voting in Westminster ,that's the heart of Government for the UK (notice UK ) not just England /Scotland  or Wales and Northern Ireland , so whatever Westminster says GOES !!!!!!!!!!!!!! were ever you live in the UK

May 8, 2015

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What Now SNP?

May 8, 2015

A momentous occasion at last!!! The majority of the UK voters have seen through the ludicrous plans of the SNP and the Labour Party. The new government must now stop the ridiculous rule which allows SNP to vote on English,Welsh and Northern Ireland political voting on internal poicies immediately the new Parliament assumes control. SNP and Labour Party have lost their marbles totally, and have no real grasp of what this country really needs, and not what these loonies have as a pet project.

May 8, 2015

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What Now SNP?

May 8, 2015

Like others on here, I too am mightily pleased ( & relieved !) that the Tories not only won, but against all the Polls predictions, got a majority as well. Even if Labour hadn't lost all those Scottish seats to the SNP they still wouldn't have got in - Miliband focused on saying what (he believed) the Tories would do to the NHS etc, rather than coming out with policies of his own. Plus, IMO, his constant "we're the only party for the working man" crap was so insincere - his "lot" caused so many working men onto benefits to the extent that loads of 'em stopped being workers, instead relying on the the State handout schemes Labour had created , which encouraged non participation in finding jobs. Capping benefits was a policy winner for the Tories, as was their handling of the economy - who could ever trust Ed Balls & Ed Miliband with the nations finances again !?! The SNP ? DC needs to be strong and stem the tide of rabid nationalism wrecking Westminster's plans & policies - I believe he & his Cabinet are clever enough to control "Wee Nicola Sturgeon", although she will certainly ensure she makes an "entrance" ! Alex Salmond will remain a noisy nobody, so is of no threat to England, in fact I reckon he's a bigger threat to Scotland ! And is it me, or does anyone else find "Wee Nicola's " voice really grating, putting me right off listening to her ? Trident should now be in safe hands, although the SNP will certainly push for another Referendum on Independence sooner rather than later - Jocks, better get your passports ready !   The Future ? - without the handicap of the LibDums , the newly elected Government will hopefully have the will & power to do as DC stated today, to "make Great Britain greater" . With regards Labour, they need to re-visit their thinking, and get a new leader to take them forward - if DAVID Miliband chose to come back & take over, they'd have a much better chance of recovering from the devastating results of this Election, but it could be a long road back. All the above is my (unbiased) opinion of course, and open to debate !   John (JKW)

May 8, 2015

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What Now SNP?

May 8, 2015

Anyone who is not a Member of the Parliament and government of the UK who threatens the Parliament of the United Kingdom with a takeover, is by definition, not a misguided person, but  a lunatic and a traitor. and therefore an enemy of the state. One person fitting this description  is Nicola Sturgeon, since she is NOT a parliamentary member, and therefore open to the full power of the legitimate government to accuse her of words and actions against the state, and threatening to stop the due legitimate actions of the government of the time, now the re-elected Tory party. This is tantermount to revolution, and even treason, for those who are not a member of the parliament of the day. Therefore the forementioned Nicola Sturgeon, not being a member of parliament, should be arrested for sedition, a crime against the state. I would be quite happy to see her locked up indefinitely for such actions, but not at this stage hung, drawn,  and quartered as happened many years ago. (Until she starts spouting again against the UK.)

May 9, 2015

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What Now SNP?

May 9, 2015

Well, the first issue Cameron will see to with his majority will be the boundary commission changes. That will give the Tories an automatic 20 more seats at the stroke of a pen and right the injustice that has aided Labour for decades and WOULD have been corrected three years ago had the Limp/Debs not reneged on their promises. He then needs to address the West Lothian Question once and for all and inject equality and equity in the system that currently allows nationalist Scottish MPs to vote on English matters but not the other way round!! THAT will stymie fat Alex and Toxic Nicola very quickly!! It will make the SNP  politically impotent when it comes to English law and statutes. I am soooooo glad the demise of the Limp/Debs has been so effective. The electorate has shown glib Clegg and his smirking, patronising mentor Paddy Pantsdown we will only be fooled for so long we will, only tolerate back stabbers  once off. Phoney Cable, GONE. Chief Backstabber Alexander. GONE, Smarmy Hughes GONE. This all  just goes to show, when the proverbial hits the fan, when the chips are down, when push come to shove the average man and woman in this country can be relied upon to do the right thing. Miliband and Balls' refusal to accept Labour's profligacy was a major contributory factor to the last big financial crash, their scaremongering about the Tories privatising the NHS when those of us who worked there KNEW it was Labour who tried to do that with their mad PFI and private contracts with non NHS health firms. It was LABOUR who rewrote the GP contract that has led to people in many places waiting weeks for appointments, no out of hours continuity of care, foreign GPs flying in at weekends to provide cover and being paid £000s. Too many of us knew the truth!! For me the least worst option prevailed. The SNP's bully boy (girl) tactics rebounded on them, the thought of a Sturgeon controlled Labour Govt headed up by Balls and Miliband was just TOO toxic to contemplate. UKIP fared as I thought they would. The electorate is happy for them to create chaos in the EU but not at home. Truth be told once Cameron announces the EU Referendum date UKIP will be pretty much old hat with nothing much left to campaign for. Nige will rise from the ashes though, he WILL put himself up for election as leader again of that there is no doubt. UKIP without Farage just doesn't equate! Anyway, like many others I am mightily relieved that sanity prevailed. I read the other day that the German finance Minister was telling the Bundestag  (German Parliament) that Britain, under the guidance of Cameron and Osborne, was an  example of how recovery from a potential financial abyss could be effected and we were leading the way in the EU in that respect. NOW, if the GERMANS are saying that, if the most powerful trading nation in Europe is backing our financial policies and plans, that must be the way to go!! As always just my personal opinion!!  

May 9, 2015

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Posts: 556
What Now SNP?

May 9, 2015

Dave, As always, a clear & well informed opinion - I detect a slight (!??!) dislike of the LibDums !!- No worries, their hindrance & wishy washy "policies"  which certainly held us all back, won't be even heard of again, never mind listened to, thank goodness. I do worry about the SNP though - their rhetoric (Salmond's outburst, Wee Nicola's "threat" to Westminster etc) will help drive a wedge between Scotland & the rest of the UK if they continue, creating the perfect opportunity for them to hold a 2nd "I" Referendum, citing "the lack of progress in giving the SNP the extra powers" they crave. With that said, I now have more belief (without the LibDums hindrance) in the Government being able to quell the revolt/revolution that the SNP are attempting - I just hope DC & Co are strong & don't try and pacify Ms Sturgeon with concessions unwarranted and undeserved - addressing the West Lothian Question would be an ideal starting point, and certainly prevent the SNP disrupting the Government's plans & policies. By all means, let the SNP fight the corner for Scotland, they were democratically elected to do so, but they were NOT given a mandate to wreck policies in the rest of the United Kingdom. Incidentally, I know 3 prominent Party Leaders have resigned,leaving less to focus on, but have you noticed the media, especially the BBC, have pushed the SNP to the very top of the publicity agenda, really hyping up, what in reality, was just a nationalistic fervour against Labour in Scotland (the Tories had lost there years ago),  and almost encouraging them to take on Westminster ? Anyway, in my book, we're on the right road now, just need to make it a LEVEL road ! John (JKW)    


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