David Posted March 8 Author Share Posted March 8 5 minutes ago, MungoChutney said: This is the fundamental issue with Scottish politics. There are many who will defend the SNP no matter what and there are others who will happily form a view based on whatever opposes the SNP because of their dislike for them. That's not just an issue with Scottish politics, that's an issue with politics in general. 6 minutes ago, MungoChutney said: I think if you are prepared to believe Alex Salmond always behaved appropriately around women you are likely to be the latter. I believe Alex Salmond wasn't found guilty of what he was accused of. I also believe that considering the pressures and influence at play to have him convicted, if there was a whiff of guilt he'd have been found guilty. And I don't dislike what the SNP claim to represent. As I mentioned elsewhere, I've bounced from Labour to SNP throughout my voting life. I'm one of those rare oddities who has also switched back and forth on the subject of independence. I don't care for it from a nationalist "I hate Westminster and the Tories" viewpoint. I'm interested in independence if I think it would be a better option for the people of Scotland. I've went from being pro independence, to thinking it's not a great idea, to thinking it's an issue worth revisiting down the road, to thinking it may be viable again. I can't disagree with much else you've said with the exception of your appraisal of Sturgeon, and except that I'm fairly optimistic about Anas Sarwar and Scottish Labour at the moment. Again, they're not perfect by any stretch, but I believe they're the best of the current lot. Funnily enough, I actually think that someone like Kate Forbes would be the biggest threat to the Union in a long time.She potentially has what is needed to appeal to some of the soft "no" voters and help swing that pendulum in the favour of independence. The likes of Yousaf, and even Sturgeon to a degree had hit a wall and were only ever going to appeal to the audience they already have. Interesting times ahead in Scottish politics for sure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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