This comes from the ‘newspaper’ which claimed that Nicola Sturgeon had “hailed” the so-called ‘reverse Greenland’ option to maintain Scotland’s relationship with the EU. That was an outright lie. So is this.
Party members had been discussing the next Yes campaign for weeks, if not months prior to Sturgeon’s announcement. It was widely anticipated as one of the possible high points of her conference address. The only question was regarding the timing – which was never going to be specified, and nobody thought that it would.
The British nationalist media trip up on these inane smear stories precisely because they haven’t a clue what is going on in the SNP. Stuff like this is written by hacks who still can’t think of the the SNP as a political party. To these dinosaurs, there are only two real political parties. They hark back to a time, now long past, when all of politics was about the faux rivalries of the establishment parties – British Labour and British Conservative. With maybe the odd mention of some third party just to make it look a wee bit like there was actually a contest of ideas going on.
They give themselves away by inadvertently allowing glimpses of their ignorance. Such as the fact that they were totally unaware a new independence drive was being openly talked about. And the plainly ludicrous notion that Nicola Sturgeon was not fully conscious of the reaction her announcement would provoke, both among members and in the British nationalist media.
They’re not even clever about how they concoct the lies. Note the dumb contradiction in simultaneously claiming that the announcement was inserted for the purpose of eliciting applause and that the applause took Sturgeon by surprise. That is just plain stupid!