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16 Sep, 9 tweets, 2 min read
Thread on independence. Please read it and tell me I am wrong.

The Tories have changed their tune recently. They are now using the sound bite “the SNP doesn’t speak for Scotland”.

This is a dangerous sound bite. Let me explain why.

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The sound bite implies that the democratic wil in Scotland is wrong and the Tories are right. This leads me to question why they would use such wording and are the SNP/SG paying attention to it.

By using this sound bite, they are setting a tone that undermines the

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Scottish election process and implying that somehow the democratically elected SNP are in some way not to be seen as a legitimate voice of Scots. Moreover, the May 2021 election may end up being a red herring in that no matter the result, it will not matter.

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Being out of the EU removes the EU legal protection for devolution. And by the UK pulling back on its own withdrawal agreement, it’s easy to say it’s the EU that are the bad guys as they have painted that picture for decades and it appeals to middle England’s baby boomers,

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You know, the same breed that we have here where WW2 is still ongoing and farmers still plough the land by hand and having an outside toilet was great and getting a loaf of bread from the bread van was “the British spirit”.

So with the EU gone and the UKIM in place

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And a major recession and the threat of a continued and sustained lockdown and new way of life, we find ourselves in the probable position that

1. The May 2021 election will likely not happen, and if it does it won’t matter, and/or
2. We won’t be able to protest against it

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Furthermore, a rallying cry will reek from the corners of the UK post Brexit to bring power back to London, halt devolved elections and have one single election UK wide. That way, the sound bite of “the SNP don’t speak for Scotland” will ring true as no Scottish elections

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Will take place.

I firmly believe that the Union has accepted they cannot win the argument, so they must win the argument by silencing the voice, and what better way to do so than prevent the sound of that voice and the ability for people to rally against the silencing.

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You may think “they wouldn’t do that”, but who thought 7 years ago we’d have 60,000 dead, a no deal Brexit, johnson as PM, and a rogue UK state?

If I see it, I hope to god the SNP and SG do and act on this possibility very very quickly. The end game is here!

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