…until we can all commence in fact hoping to achieve independence once again.
(Except if they replace him with Kirsty sodding Blackman or a little something, obv.)
We have no strategy still who could possibly stand to succeed Blackford – the completely dreadful Stephen Flynn is evidently possible to toss his hat in the ring, but we never know if there’ll be a contest. Maybe Pete Wishart will take a tilt at a different Westminster role and use it to block independence there way too.
Blackford’s exit was firmly in retaining with his pretty extensive file of vacant guarantees in the Commons (“Scotland will not be [insert thing that subsequently happened to Scotland]“) – just final week he’d informed The Scotsman he was likely nowhere.
Whoever ends up in the work will be in workplace at the most important time in the Certainly movement’s historical past due to the fact 2014. It seems to be like this is where by we obtain out the moment and for all if there’s anybody left in the party’s cosy, very well-fed Westminster contingent who’s worth everything at all, or if like Blackford they’re all converse and no trousers.
Certainly we’d really like to see Joanna Cherry stand and get and truly place the cat among the pigeons, but we’d be surprised if it happened (while if Flynn wins uncontested we reckon she’ll get her preceding job back, which would be anything).
Except it does, anticipate rather significantly business as normal from the Pension Posse. And right until the serious roadblock is removed, independence is nonetheless likely nowhere.