Just a few days ago, the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood up in the Scottish Parliament and told the world that plans for a second independence referendum were being put on the back burner for the time being.
However, the question that we all have to ask ourselves is ‘did she actually mean it?’
At the same time as it appeared that Mrs Sturgeon was performing a complete U-turn away from her seemingly never-ending drum banging about an independent Scotland, a website has appeared at mobilise.scot to gather email addresses in a bid to build up a huge following of people who are all keen for Scotland to say ‘YES’ to independence.
Emails gathered will apparently “help us build the case that decisions made by us – not for us – offer the best future for Scotland”.
The site’s publishers also push for campaign ideas and even donations for the SNP.
The promoter of this site? It just happens to be Peter Murrell, the Chief Executive of the SNP who has a very famous wife from the world of politics.
You might have heard of her. Nicola something or other, quite powerful north of the border,
She gave a speech in the Scottish Parliament the other day about delaying another independence referendum as well.
You couldn’t make it up, honestly.
What is it then Nicola? Was your display of humility after the general election thumping genuine, or are you just trying to buy some time?
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson put it best in a Holyrood debate when she said: “Nicola Sturgeon could have used today to show she had listened to people across Scotland.
“Instead, she has shown she is determined to press ahead with her referendum no matter what people say.
“She has lost touch and is losing credibility with every passing day.”
How many many times does Scotland have to say ‘NO,’ both directly and indirectly, before she gets the message?