Sunday, January 08, 2017

How diminished she looked

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show this morning:

And I thought how diminished she looked.

Not for the first time she mentioned that a million people in Scotland voted Leave.  It was almost as if she wanted to use this fact as a reason why she is not able to press on with a second independence referendum.  As most commentators agree, if she called a second referendum she would lose.

The Leave vote has profound long-term implications for the SNP.

The revival of a British nation state offers a rival nationalism to the SNP's variety of Scottish nationalism.

If handled well, British nationalism could prove to be more appealing than the lightweight Scottish variety with its ersatz narratives.

Perhaps Ms Sturgeon already feels support ebbing away.

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