Infantile antics

“Questions raised over SNP’s £10bn Chinese trade deal”, declares the STV website. But are they sensible questions? Is it even a “trade deal”? And, whatever it is, was it actually shrouded in secrecy?

Or is this no more than the kind of infantile antics that have come to characterise the British parties in Scotland?

There was no secret. The signing of the memorandum of understanding was reported. If it was only reported in the niche media that’s because it is a matter of only niche interest.

It isn’t a trade deal. It’s an agreement to have discussions about meetings to have talks about talks about something as yet unsepecified which may, some time down the line, become something significant. It’s a trivial procedural matter such as is part of the day-to-day business of any government. If the Scottish Government didn’t release any “details”, it’s because there are no “details”. There’s nothing to report. Nothing has happened, except the opening up of the possibility that something might happen.

There are no sensible questions to be asked. There is nothing more to find out. Everything there is to know is already known. And none of it is stuff that we needed to know anyway.

The overblown, theatrical hysterics of the British parties would be comical were it not for the fact that it is yet another attempt to deceive the people of Scotland.

Are the people of Scotland fooled by this? Only those who want to be. Are voters impressed by the screeching of Jackie Baillie or the whining of Willie Rennie? Not if the polls are within an astronomical distance of being accurate.

Will the British parties ever learn that the people of Scotland are no longer susceptible to their puerile efforts at manipulation? It seems not.

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About Peter A Bell

Thinker. Listener. Talker. Reader. Writer. None of my attitudes are immutable. None of my conclusions are final. None of my opinions are humble.
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2 Responses to Infantile antics

  1. C Arthur says:

    They’ll soon be asking if Nicola takes tea or coffee, such is the trivial level of MSM investigative journalism in this country, probably wrong to equate this crap with journalism.

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  2. If the unionists are upset by this then they would have no chance of governing competently. Governments govern — that’s what we elect them for. Faux outrage from faux parties because they have to say something, have no policies and an election is coming down the line at the speed of a bullet train.

    All the lessons supposedly learnt from previous defeats, the conversations with voters, the discussions and soul-searching have been for nothing. They remain the same, stuck in the grove of the past, saving their own jobs upmost in their minds, and for that they will do and say anything.

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