The Scottish National Party (SNP) is really the Scottish EU Party – the political party in Scotland that wants to take Scotland back into the European Union.
For many decades the SNP has ‘explained’ its concept of an ‘independent’ Scotland as being ‘independent in Europe’, by which it means the European Union.
This is simply replacing our English-speaking UK Government with multilingual EU control by politicians we cannot understand. I do not know Angela Merkel of Germany except through the filter of the media who choose what material to translate from her German language into English for me to read.
The SNP wants to take Scotland back into this Babel of confusion. Gaelic translations belitter road signs, public buildings and other features in the Highlands of Scotland, and Gaelic even takes first place on the answer machine of The Highland Council switchboard. Is this for the benefit of those Gaelic speakers who do not understand English? Perish the thought that it is to force English speakers to learn Gaelic! (My mother was a native Gaelic-speaker and I am a learner of this beautiful language.) After all, joining the EU is not intended to force us to learn European languages, or is it? Ask the French. The current SNP Scottish secretary for finance, Kate Forbes, once gave a speech in the Scottish parliament entirely in Scottish Gaelic. I say ‘Scottish’ to cover the multitude of jealousies among islanders about Skye, Barra, North or South Uist, Harris or Lewis Gaelic, etc., which inhibits learning this native language. Kate Forbes chose to study and graduate from an English University, not a Scottish one, similar to those Labour MPs who send their children to private schools.
It is basic to democracy that we should be able to understand the language of our elected representatives. This is what sets apart the UK independence (Brexit) debate from the Scottish ‘independence’ debate.
The Scottish National Party is the Scottish EU Party. A majority of Scottish nationals do not support the Scottish EU Party nor its agenda.
6 Apr 2021: George Galloway calls the STV the SNPTV.