Does David “Snackbeard” Mundell have any evidence to back up his claim that it is the First Minister’s “stance on a new independence referendum that was proving most damaging to business“? How does it compare, for example, with the damage done by his own stance on dragging Scotland out of the EU against the democratically expressed wishes of the people?
How does it compare with the damage done by the estimated £6bn cost to Scotland of Brexit? Or the ending of support for renewables? Or any of countless policies imposed on Scotland by a government we decisively rejected at the polls? What does that government’s sole representative in Scotland have to say about the socially corrosive and economically destructive impact of austerity?
And what does this British nationalist fanatic expect Nicola Sturgeon to do anyway? Does he expect her to simply disregard the voice of the Scottish people the way wee Snackbeard himself and his bosses in London ignore our choice to remain part of the EU? Is it his position that democracy must be sacrificed in the hope of appeasing the demons of uncertainty and instability? Demons which nobody has done more to agitate than the Westminster elite that Mundell speaks for.
We know that Mundell subscribes to the British nationalist dogma of “The Union At Any Cost”. Is he now saying that democracy itself is part of the price that WE must pay to preserve HIS political union?