Monday, 28 January 2013
Calm Down Dear
"What is wrong with the SNP and its adoration of the EU?" a friend of mine asked this weekend. I was reluctant to answer. The friend then explained they had family in Ireland and they'd witnessed the way in which the EU had beaten the Irish into submission prior to their last referendum. "The bribery and threats were accepted by our politicians who left the voters nowhere to turn."
The past week or so Nicola Sturgeon has appeared to be obsessed with the prospect of an independent Scotland being a full member of the EU.
Articles, such as this one, openly display the SNP's desperation to belong to another bureaucracy whilst insisting they do not want to be controlled by that other bureaucracy - Westminster.
It makes no sense. Worse still, Ms Sturgeon's letter states the SNP want 'more ambitious EU targets on carbon emissions ...'. Further more she says the Scottish Government does not support David Cameron's 'promise' of an in/out referendum on the UK's membership.
Does she not realise people are awakening to the global warming and carbon credits scams? Is she not aware that more and more people want a referendum on the EU because they don't believe Scotland should jump out of the frying pan into the fire. Other countries manage to trade with the EU without being full members and thrive.
The more Nicola Sturgeon promotes the EU as being utopia for an independent Scotland, the more voters will decide to vote 'No'. It won't be the economy, our security systems, nuclear weapons on the Clyde or immigration policies which will sound the death knell of a 'Yes' vote, but the SNP's insistence that politicians in a independent Scotland must have seats and influence in the EU.
As the late Michael Winner said, "Calm down dear". Showing your adulation for the EU is not everyone's cup of tea. I for one find it oppressive.