Skip to comments.Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning
Posted on 04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll.
Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs.
As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality...
As part of its women's pledge, the SNP said it would:
- Support women into work by increasing free childcare, raising the minimum wage, ending zero hours contracts, and ending the gender pay gap
- Invest in women by continuing free education and increasing apprenticeships
- Ensure that no girl grows up or woman lives in fear of abuse and violence
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the SNP have a "chilling" plan for a second referendum on independence.
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The major parties in the UK are invested in fear campaigns right now to keep voters from choosing UKIP.
Hence all the fear of the SNP and Labour forming some sort of alliance.
I think we could see a hung parliament leading to an official Uniparty government in the UK involving Conservative and Labour.
I guess the fight now is to see which of the Uniparties finishes first to get the PM slot in the new national unity government.
If they really wanted independence, they’d declare war and take it.
Tories win plurality, they partner with UKIP; Labour wins, they can’t, leaving them the Lib Democrats and the Greens (and they’d probably need both).
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The Scots didn’t want to get out, as it turned out; the “Asian” and “African” immigrants in some of Scotland’s urban areas wanted “independence”, IOW, wanted a tiny new member of the EU and even more immigration.
Nick Farage, leader of UKIP, put out an op-ed shortly before the “independence” vote, telling the Scots that going out would be a big mistake, and why.
The only scare tactics going on in the campaign have been by the soon-to-be defeated smaller parties — none of which will partner with the Tories anyway, nor have more than a handful of seats — and the media, which has largely debunked the Labour, UKIP, SNP, and LP claims, while snarking about Cameron’s campaign fatigue induced gaffes. Farage appears to be headed for Parliament — there was a possibility that he’d lose his race regardless of how UKIP fared — and has otherwise been laying back.
The current polling shows the Conservatives at 33 and UKIP at 16, bringing them up to 49 nationally; of course, how that all shakes out will depend on the actual numbers of seats won, but the big story may be that there will be a two-party coalition with a strong drift of Euroskepticism, with a possible continued participation of the Liberal Democrats, otherwise, a closely divided Commons, exposing Cameron to no-confidence and early elections. Best guess is, Tories/LD/UKIP.
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from the muzzie perspective:
> Nigel Farage has “detected quite a sharp rise in anti-Semitism, not just in this country, but across the rest of Europe too. What’s fuelling it is that there are many more Muslim voices, and some of those Muslim voices are deeply, deeply, critical of Israel. In fact, some of them even question the right of Israel to exist as a nation.”
In August 2014, when asked what UKIP’s stance is on the Gaza-Israel situation, Farage said: “I don’t have a solution for it. I don’t think anyone in the world does. Do I think Israel has a right to exist and defend itself? Yes. Do I think Israel is over-reacting? It looks like it is. Although I’m reminded that when Hitler sent the doodlebugs here we bombed their cities to the ground. It looks like they’re over-reacting, but think about it, we did much the same kind of thing. Do I think there needs to be a two state solution? Ultimately there has to be, longer term.”
On the vote to recognise Palestine as a state Farage said that the EU has no legal right to recognise states.
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There are all kinds of permutations as to what will happen on May 7th, but the frightening thing is that almost all of them end in Scottish independance.
UKIP will NOT go into a coalition with the Conservatives.
Thanks Vanders9. Clegg says the LD won't join a coalition that also includes the UKIP or SNP, but earlier I read that he may lose his seat, meaning new LD leadership. Farage has said UKIP would, then wouldn't, and more recently that it might, in order to prevent Labour and SNP from forming a ruling coalition.
I’ve begun to wonder if this guy’s just a weasel:
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Issue by issue arrangements are certainly possible, but a UKIP Conservative tie in is, I think, unlikely.
Only one or three are possible as far as I can see.
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