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