Election Night: Scotland under media barrage
Before I get going, I should point out that this is about the 3rd or 4th election sitting on this particular sofa, and its still doing me fairly well. Also, we’ve just been told that in the ward in Sedgefield that Blair lives in, the Tories have taken just one vote.
Anyhow, Scotland. We’ve only got one seat in, and given that Yorkshire isn’t counting till tomorrow, I’m mostly concerned with a foreign election. Or rather, I’m hoping it will be! And the scary thing is the extent to which the press has come out to bash anyone prepared to stand up for the Scottish National Party. The BBC have shown us tomorrow’s Sun front page, and its all about the SNP being the noose around Scotlands neck.
The establishment media and the establishment parties are coming out to loudly in support of the so-called union with Scotland. I think it is disgraceful the abuse that Scotland is taking, especially concerning its ability for self rule and its ability to hold its head up in the global economy. Perhaps those in Westminster are more worried that they will lose the right to claim Scottish oil.
I really hope the people of Scotland have managed to stand up in their minds to this horrible offensive from the media and from the politicians. They’re certainly more intelligent than most in Westminster seem to be able to comprehend. I thought the Scottish Highers were meant to be harder than A Levels. Those who believe the world revolves around London have some serious waking up to do.
With ballot boxes from two of the four main ‘Western Isles’ now delayed until tomorrow, perhaps we won’t know until tomorrow. My main worry is that, should it be too close to call without the Western Isles, the SNP will not be able to confidently launch its major project of separation. Grrrr…