Give me strength. It was all I could do, not to throw my cup at the television when Ragin’ Ruth: Warrior Unionist appeared on screen, talking about “bringing people back together”.
The more I hear from Tories like Ruth and Murdo the Mentalist, the more I become convinced that they live in a bubble, where everything that ever goes wrong anywhere in the world is the fault of the SNP. They, and their colleagues, seem oblivious to the staggering ineptitude of their own government in London. Even the irrelevance who led her party to third place in May’s election, understands that every now and again when something is shit, it is down to the Conservatives.
Since she seems not to have noticed, someone needs to tell the Warrior Unionist that Scotland has not been “together” with her party for quite some years. The division Ragin’ Ruth erroneously attributes to the SNP exists because all but half of Scot’s are sick and tired of being maligned, marginalized and maltreated by Westminster, whilst a slight majority are happy to put up with it- and even think it is good for them.
If Ragin’ Ruth really is concerned about healing divisions over the result of the EU referendum, she would do well to caution her own government as to the perils of their appalling, arrogant approach to the Brexit process. Efforts by the Conservative government to circumvent Parliament, to disdainfully disregard the interests of Scotland and of Northern Ireland and the concerns of every one of the sixteen million souls who voted remain is only going to drive people further apart.
Perhaps, if the Warrior Unionist, the Irrelevance, the other one, and the parties they lead tried putting Scotland first, instead of after the Union, the United Kingdom, England, the Moon and Mars, folk might begin to feel a bit more “together”. Do that, and they would realize that we will never address the real causes of division- poverty and inequality, whilst chained to a nation where they cherish class and crave status.
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