In the Herald, yesterday, yet another SNP Civil War prediction from a Tory, blue or red version. Support for the SNP is at 54/55% in the last 5 polls, up from 45% in 2019, in a period when the Alex Salmond case has been positively drooled over by the MSM. It’s not going to happen.
Stevenson is also the latest in a long line of contributors in the Herald with their identities concealed from the reader.
We see John McLellan (Con), Brian Monteith (Brexit) and Brian Wilson (Lab) on a regular basis with no mention of their inevitable biases rooted in their party allegiances.
We see Hugh Pennington and several other less-recognisable members of Scotland in Union, rant against the SNP and the FM with their identity hidden.
This is deeply anti-democratic.
Now we see Struan Stevenson Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland from 1999-2014 and a member of the Executive of the Scottish Conservative party, allowed to dribble about the upcoming inquiry into the handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond:
JIM Sillars, the SNP’s former deputy leader, claims the rot at the core of the independence movement is so extreme that it may have to be replaced by a new ‘untainted’ party. He is certain that Alex Salmond’s forthcoming keenly anticipated book will be like a “volcanic eruption” for the SNP. But the curtain raiser for the nationalists’ unfolding civil war is the committee of inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of harassment complaints against Nicola Sturgeon’s predecessor as party leader and First Minister.
Readers will no doubt remember many such predictions before. The number turning out to be correct is zero, FA, zilch, diddly squat!
Ironically, Stevenson is a bit of a green energy denier with a book title telling us so much about him:
Here’s a bit of his flat earth stuff:
The time has come to expose Scotland’s green energy myth. The truth is that wind turbines violate the principle of fairness by transferring vast amounts of money from the poor to the rich. They despoil our unique landscape and environment; they risk plunging the nation into a devastating energy crisis and through noise, the flicker-effect and vibration, they abuse the health and welfare of people and animals which have to live near them. They are visual monstrosities that produce a trickle of electricity at vast cost to the consumer and they do not significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
Violating the principle of fairness by transferring vast amounts of money from the poor to the rich? Wait a minute! Isn’t that a Tory principle?