Wee Eck Salmond all round warm and cuddly gent with a social conscience that would put Tommy Sheridan to shame? Nah, I think not, not at all. This is a man who is of the same mould as Fred the shred, remember him? This is a man who shouts that Scots are persistently denied a voice in govt at Westminster. Strange then that this defender of democratic rights for Scots has disenfranchised every Scots man and woman currently serving in our Armed Forces who is posted outside of Scotland. Not content with that he also disenfranchised every Scot living & working in other parts of the UK, at the same time anybody who stepped off of a train, plane, boat or coach in Scotland 3 months ago has the right to vote!!!! I wonder why? Groups like Poles for Independence could answer that one in a heartbeat.
Wee Eck cares so much about democracy that he has stated openly a few months ago that if the result of the referendum is a NO victory, he will demand a referendum on independence ( I hate that word because its not what hes offering), he will demand a neverendum on the subject every TEN yes thats 10 years because EVERY GENERATION DESERVES A VOTE! Its a pity Andrew Marr failed to push him to clarify his 'once in a generation' comment this morning when asked if he would accept the result of the referendum as being final.
Wee Eck is in the business of politics, like every other career politician his real interest is whats in it for Wee Eck and his cronies but mostly whats in it for Wee Eck. I was lucky to attend an event the other evening where 4 MEP's, The former Polish Ambassador to the European Union, and 2 Councillors all spoke about Independence and what it would mean for Scotland, the UK and the EU. The points raised included things that I hadn't even considered and i'm pretty astute when it comes to politics, one such point was that Salmond is making promises that he can't possibly make. e.g. a nuclear free Scotland! It sounds wonderful doesn't it? However Wee Eck can't promise to do this for two important reasons, the first being that he has always maintained that a separate Scotland would seek to join NATO. Any member of NATO must grant the Navy of the other members access to its ports, the United States of America has many naval vessels that carry Nuclear weapons and being a major part of NATO, you can take it as read that the USA wouldn't allow Scotland an opt out of that vital part of membership. Why should they defend a nation that refuses its ships a haven? Secondly and its something so simple i didnt even think about it, the Scottish Elections are in May 2016, there is absolutely NO guarantee that the SNP would be re-elected at that point, ergo they cannot possibly guarantee a removal of the nuclear deterrent on the clyde.