Tuesday, 1 June 2010
SNP TO DROP INDEPENDENCE MEANTIME-WELL YOU CAN HAVE MY RESIGNATION!
Alex Salmond thinks full Scottish independence should be put on the back burner and more financial powers for Holyrood made the top priority, according to one of the First Minister’s confidantes.
In remarks likely to dismay SNP members, Ben Thomson said Mr Salmond had told him the focus should be on making the Scottish Parliament “fiscally responsible”. Despite the SNP’s long-awaited Referendum Bill being unveiled shortly, Mr Thomson said the First Minister was “dropping the ideas of independence for a time”. Mr Thomson, chairman of investment bank Noble Group and head of think tank Reform Scotland, said the comments were made in a meeting with Mr Salmond last week.
I don't think Alex Salmond is taking the SNP in the right direction. He should have been making a case for INDEPENDENCE at the General Election. The GE campaign was a disaster, as I have said before on this blog. I am sure that myself and thousands of other SNP members will be aghast at these comments and will be considering our membership, if the Party are not taking us towards INDEPENDENCE. For FUCK'S SAKE ALEX, BE BOLD! Don't fanny about with halfway houses!