The Political Beast
Perception with Insight
With a final SNP vote count of 1,454,436. The political Tsunami which sprung out of the Independence Referendum, turned the tide of sneaky Westminster back door actions and interfering ways. The hard clout on the snout that they got was even more annoying when the newbies ignored the Commons traditional seating stances (er if you see what I mean). The facts are quite astonishing the result is unprecedented in any political system in the world today. 50 new seats, the old vanguard defeated and almost routed off the Scottish political map. The Labour Conservative and Liberal annihilation in Scotland has left this nation more aware of what can be achieved with a willingness to apply yourself to the given task, can produce landslide changes in the political landscape. The new Scottish political voice cannot be silenced while the non voters are too few in numbers and too widely spread to be effective or to make a significant impact in voting results. This should have been obvious to any anonymous brand of political activity. The other parties have been blooded and the fifty new scalps are now hanging from the SNP banners.
The post mortem of the ‘Tsunami’ will be ongoing and protracted. The achievements of the first minister are outstanding. She came out of the shadow of a formidable politician Alexander Salmond, under who’s wing she served a seven year apprenticeship, has shown that she has indeed learned from the master. This woman never halted from the IndyRef and hit the campaign trail ground running to spear head the assault on the Westminster Elite and provided her with another string to her bow in her arsenal of political tools for the coming struggle to effect changes in the governance of the people of Scotland.
The fact that Nicola Sturgeon is now an iconic figure for women’s causes in the country cannot go by without a mention either, as the amount of women voters must surely have had some impact on the final vote. While the own goals scored by the opposition cannot be ignored either. This plus the real idea that a great number of Scottish voters used the vote to get a head count of the Scottish army of voter willing to add their weight to the political system and helped swing the final vote cannot be ignored either. Now the task is set to wrestle as much power back to the country from the Westminster base is just about to begin in earnest.
The Indyref had a great swell in the political interest of the nation in just the last hundred days, the No vote result galvanised so many just a bit too late in the day to swing it to a Yes result. This had the effect of leaving Scotland wondering just how many of us think that we can govern ourselves and still work in a new fiscal partnership with the British coalition, sovereignty and home rule are now in the thinking and considerations of the new Scottish youth voters and some of the old vanguard are now coming on board as they realise what a difference this will make to the living standards of everyone that lives within the Scotland borders.
The swell in the Indyref numbers at the tail end caught the Westminster leaders by surprise and left them without enough time to take positive action, against the fated if not now inevitable turning of the political tide in Scotland. The campaign trail was littered with half cocked actions by the likes of Jim Murphy and even Gordon Brown was shown what the real people of Scotland really thought about them, Douglas Alexander and a few more notables were handed their P45’s at the poles and sent packing to think again.
This when coupled with the Labour tactics and Conservative lording It over the four nations of Britain. Saw the electorate in Scotland backed into a corner by austerity terror threats to the weakest and poorest in the land, as they appear to intend to want to keep filling the coffers of their corporate masters. The labour were in part also ousted by the English voters that had enough of the Labour lottery winning tactics of spend, spend, spend. While the UKIP and the Liberals took a tanking on the gory battle field of British politics voting system.
So a hefty congratulations to the Nicola and the SNP hard working newbies and volunteers that with their effort made this happen for this decisive win in a game that we traditionally have never ever won in.Hope over fear has shown what can be achieved.
From the 45%ers to the 56%ers of 1,454,436 votes and still rising Saor Alba. The tide is turned and the Scottish waters are next.
Posted on May 19, 2015, in Blairing Truth, Current News, Daily Bugle, Philosophy, Political, Psychology, Women and tagged Alex Salmond, Conservative, Election, England, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Poles, Scotland, SNP, Tsunami. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.