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Jenni Davidson on the left of three rightist women invited on to agree with Brewer’s anti-SNP dirges on a show fast drooping in audience share toward zero

Two days ago, in the Holyrood online magazine which, last time I checked, has about a quarter of our readership, Jenni Davidson writes:

‘It is only because of support for independence and the lack of other options that is keeping support for SNP as high as it is, but if it wants to beat the odds and try to get a majority at next year’s Holyrood election, as well as win over that vital 10 per cent of undecided voters, the party needs to clean up its act and show it can deliver on its promises.’

https://www.holyrood.com/inside-politics/view,scandals-and-polls-if-nicola-sturgeon-wants-to-build-support-for-independen_15084.htm

First, where is the evidence for that startling and stupid opening assertion? There is evidence of voters supporting the SNP who do not want independence and there is evidence that the SNP Government is trusted far more than the UK Government to look after the interests of the people who live in Scotland. ‘Only because of support for independence?’ Pure drivel.

Second, ‘clean up its act?’ So, three MSP’s who have sent inappropriate texts to adults and are now suspended and a former First Minister currently innocent and probably the victim of a stitch-up and this is why the 10% undecided won’t vote SNP? Multiple serious sex-offenders, including child-rapists, yet the undecided in England had no problem approving the Tories?

Third, ‘deliver on promises?’ Might the best health, education and police services, by some way, actually be why the SNP is hoovering up support?

Footnote: I haven’t sourced my claims. Why should I? No one else seems to feel the need to. However, I have them to mind if you want them. Just ask.