I should apologise for my undue optimism regarding the SNP’s chances in this election. I got it well wrong as the young folk say. I suspect many of the same young folk were charmed by Corbyn , abandoned the SNP and let the Tories in.  I don’t know if that’s a good guess or not. Alex Salmond said the same kind of thing. See also:


So, I’m going take an optimistic view and say that those same voters who returned to Labour, young or old, in a desperate attempt to stop Theresa are still with the Yes campaign. I don’t really blame them in seeing only the Tory menace. I did the same in the 70s. Also, doesn’t this put the SNP in a stronger [balance of power] position in Westminster now than before?

I did actually express my enthusiasm for Jezza the Red some time ago:

Wishing I was English: Can SNP members follow JC?




4 thoughts on “Apologies

  1. broadbield June 9, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Ah, sack cloth and ashes. I don’t think anyone called it correctly – there was always ifs & buts.

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  2. Clydebuilt June 9, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Obe wan kenobi … Or the Emperor.

    John in your Corbyn article you correctly Imo. State “only the SNP can do it for Scotland. Seems to me this is the simple message we need to get out. Heard several Yes folk say they were attracted to Corbyn and voted Labour. These folk need to understand that without SNP majorities they won’t get the chance of a 2nd Indy Ref.

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  3. Clydebuilt June 9, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    In the seats won by Tories from the SNP….. Would be interesting to see what part Yes supporters voting Labour played in the Tory gains.

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