9/28/2007

Are the SNP really that dim ?

Iain Dale has an interesting story about the SNP trying to persuade Alex Salmond to stand against Gordon Brown in Kirkaldy.

The SNP seem to believe that Alex Salmond's popularity will transfer to a general election.

Personally I think Brown would romp home and Alex Salmond would, as Iain Dale states, be seen to be playing a cynical political game. I see no advantage to Kirkaldy or to local constituents in having Alex Salmond as their MP whilst he remains as Member of the Scottish parliament for another part of Scotland. Given his so called "loyalty to the Scottish parliament", it would mean Kirkaldy residents would get the thin end of the wedge.

I also don't believe the SNP are that dim. Are they ?

8 comments:

Grendel said...

No of course they aren't that silly. But for the sake of a game of fantasy politics wouldn't it be fun. And if the dark lord was not to win....snigger..

G

Anonymous said...

Since Kirkcaldy SNP has already picked Ewan Dow as candidate this story has as much credibility as Gordon Brown angling topless.

ZanderLibra said...

would be a silly Publicity stunt likely to do more damage to the SNP than Labour.

I can personally see the newspapers having a field day if this happened... Esp the Daily Record.

Salmond wouldn't win it... but the publicity it would gain for the SNP cause would be massive. A little stage would become first page news.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the purpose of SNP is not to get Salmond elected to Westminster, now when he is the Scottish First Minister, but just to damage Gordon.

Calum MacLeod said...

I am an SNP member and this story is a load of nonsense. Stragedy wish it would be a disaster for the SNP and I agree that Brown would beat Salmond in this seat. Salmond is a brilliant tactician, as demonstrated by his excellent start so far to governing Scotland and would never risk this. As for the general election, it always becomes a bit harder for the SNP, despite their popularity in SCotland at the moment, as the SNP are seen as a (somewhat unfairly) a bit more irrelevant at General Elections.

Best Regards

Calum MacLeod

Lord Higham- Murray said...

I'd be interested in David Farrer's view on that question.

Harry Haddock said...

this story has as much credibility as Gordon Brown angling topless

Anonymous, you obviously weren't down at Trent Bridge the other day...

.. or was that just a dream? I did wonder why my drowning of the PM didn't at least make the Nottingham Evening Post...

Ordovicius said...

Salmond has made quite clear that he will give up his Westminster seat. He can not and would not backtrack on this. Give the wily Scot some credit!

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