SNP pos­tur­ing a great dis­ser­vice

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - FEATURES -

Ian Lakin, Pinelands, Mur­tle Den Road, Mill­tim­ber, Aberdeen SIR, – The child­like shenani­gans of the SNP MPs in Westminster led by Black­ford was un­called for, un­nec­es­sary and un­help­ful to ev­ery­one! Point­less pos­tur­ing is all the SNP can now give.

They are a blight on Scot­land, they bring dis­hon­our and ridicule from around the world and what is worst of all our ser­vices are strug­gling as Scot­land falls be­hind the rest of the UK!

One could hope for some hu­mil­ity in th­ese cir­cum­stances how­ever all we get is bit­ter­ness, di­vi­sion and griev­ance pol­i­tics. leader Ian Black­ford should sur­prise no one. It is clear that Black­ford left the Speaker with no op­tion but to sus­pend him and it is equally clear that the sub­se­quent de­par­ture of the re­main­der of the SNP group was de­lib­er­ately chore­ographed with a view to max­imis­ing pub­lic­ity for the lat­est per­ceived in­sult to the SNP cause and thus by their def­i­ni­tion to “the peo­ple of Scot­land”. Whilst the Westminster par­lia­ment can at times seem stuffy and anachro­nis­tic, there are cer­tain con­ven­tions which it is clear are ex­pected to be up­held. Con­trast this with the rowdy scenes reg­u­larly wit­nessed in the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment par­tic­u­larly from the SNP benches and you re­alise that such ju­ve­nile be­hav­iour is no more than can be ex­pected from th­ese em­bar­rass­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

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