Until the SNP realises it can’t spin its way out of having a substandard first team, it stands little chance of regaining support. And since it keeps making major errors, things will only get worse.
The habit of creating new dedicated bid funds every time the Scottish Government wants to give the impression it is addressing something has clearly failed. Proper policy-making is what is needed.
For those of us on the left, the last two years of being lectured about ‘Western Values’ and ‘our rules-based world order’ are feeling particularly hypocritical this week. All we can really say through the horror is that militarism has failed.
The SNP has set a ‘strategy’ everyone knows will fail and so the next year is one more dead year. I could be wrong about this, so here are some ways to tell you if I’m wrong.
Feel like you want to give up? I totally get it. I feel your exhaustion and disillusionment – but you can’t afford to sit down. You have to keep fighting for what’s worth fighting for.
There are no outcomes from the vote on the SNP’s independence strategy which are good. They’re all bad. Picking the right bad outcome could be key.
There are dozens of reasons that have been given for the SNP’s decline, but they’re all guesswork. The party better find out soon if it is to get back in the game.
Yes, it’s a grim moment in the SNP’s history, but that doesn’t need to be its future. Saving the SNP is not as hard as it seems – but only once it gets over its state of denial.
While the SNP will deny it, there is a very worrying lack of active members stepping forward to do the important work of maintaining a political party. That is not a situation it can afford to endure.
Four decisions recently made by the Scottish Government appear to have the main effect of contradicting the story it set out in its recent Programme for Government. Why?
Common Weal is about to publish an independence strategy paper – but that will never mean we don’t value our supporters who don’t support independence.
I’m about to launch a piece of work I care deeply about and I fear it runs a serious risk of being distorted, undermined or misappropriated. Can you help?