On her one day whistle stop, one day only, tour of the outer provinces of the new English Empire, smuggled into Ayr like a Butlins day visitor of the 1970’s hiding in their auntie’s chalet for the weekend, Theresa May unleashed her dazzling charm, charisma and strongly held convictions yet again on a pre-organised staged BBC propaganda slot for the Ministry of Truth.
Run folks, run, run fast, run now, don’t waste a spilt second to look back.
The Prime Minister of the British government, who is always telling people how clear she is, to deflect away from the fact that the near nonsense she spouts is as clear to the average voter as the ancient Dead Sea scrolls, is actually only clear in one sense, and I’m sure any expert in body language, facial expression, phrasing and tone of voice watching her in action would agree.
She is clearly, in fact very clearly, unconvinced that what she is trying to persuade the people of the UK into believing will be a successful endeavour, with lashings and lashings of ‘opportunities’, Brexit, will become anything other than an unmitigated disaster.
Her limited abilities in persuasive communication make hiding this very difficult, and I suspect you’d either need to be deeply immersed in the middle-England blue rinse, investment portfolio lunch club, bloody foreigners, throw them all in the channel, Daily Maixpress brigade, or really quite intellectually challenged between the lugs if you believe that what comes out of her mouth reflects accurately what it is she is actually communicating, doubt, uncertainty and mild panic. They have no clue, they have no winnable strategy, they have no Plan A or Plan B.
Clinging desperately to her standard phrases she’s moved on kicking and screaming from the not ‘Strong’ and not ‘Stable’ routine, but has switched to making constant reference to a new mythological invention of the scriptwriters down at Conservative Party Office, the ‘UK single, or internal, market’.
Scotland cannot possibly have control of the meaty powers returning from Brussels, the profitable ones, the ones that can be used as bargaining chips, because it might upset the ability for all four nations of the UK to continue to trade happily, and freely, and play nice with one another in the newly fabled ‘UK single market’ says the droning PM.
What a complete load of bollox. Who came up with that one as an excuse? Is there a Tory version of Malcolm Tucker in a pinstriped suit, an accent like Boris on a day out at Ascot, and the menacing ghostly pallor of John Redwood stalking the corridors of the Conservative Central Office thinking all of this crap up?
The current trading arrangements between those that laughingly are referred to as partners within the UK have been maintained, operated effectively and benefited all parties involved, for generations. These arrangements are intertwined that much that to try and disentangle them in any way would benefit nobody. They will substantially continue as they are now, even when Scotland takes the step of returning to its rightful independent state.
You are going to need to come up with something better than that Theresa as an excuse. Why not just come clean and tell us all that the devolution settlement must be reneged upon, and these devolved powers retained by Westminster to ensure that London maintains an overwhelming grip on power.
That would be one occasion when we would actually believe what comes out of your mouth.
Every hour, every day, an independent Scotland gets closer.