A good speaker has to be convinced that they are conveying something they completely believe in and Maggie was always 100% convinced she was right. Blackford never sounds convinced so he mainly blusters and that is always a poor performance. The quicker he is replaced, the quicker the SNP will have a far better representative👍
Blackford joined the SNP at the age of 16, and was formerly Treasurer of the SNP. He was considered something of a critic of Alex Salmond at the time.
Born in 1961, Blackford was educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh.
Prior to being elected to Parliament, Blackford worked in the city. He led Deutsche Bank’s equity operations in both the Netherlands and Scotland.
He later set up his own investor relations company called First Seer in 2002.
According to the Registers Interests he currently serves as the Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd, a trust established to hold, invest and administer the funds received from those who purchase funeral plans sold by Golden Charter Limited.
He moved to the Isle of Skye in 2004, buying a croft, but in my mind he is not a Crofter, not the type, I come from Crofter Stock on Mull and know the type.
Are you an SNP supporter?
Would you like Scotland to leave the UK?
As I’ve said before, personally I’d like Scotland to remain in the UK, both for our benefit and for yours. Yet SNP and their supporters are sure that things would be better for Scotland if it left the UK, though I don’t understand why.
Not exactly a supporter as they do a lot of things I don’t like or agree with. But yes I would like to see Scotland back as an independent Country. HOWEVER, I do not want to be taken back into the EU, in my book it’s swapping one overseeing group for another. But they do also keep their promises, they said they would duel the A9 to Inverness they did, they said they would drop bridge tolls they did, they said they would drop prescription charges they did. Ect ect, so I do trust them more than others.
There must be a lot we don’t know about, and I really don’t want to get into a discussion about independence as it always descends into a row. I haven’t forgotten how myself and a few others were treated back in 2014. Some of the members were really vicious and vile during the run up to the last one. Those members are still here and I refuse to be treated like that again.
This time around I will not take part in any of it, if Scotland gets independence it gets it, if it doesn’t then it doesn’t and I will accept the result as I did last time. But for the record I do not think it’s the time for another one.
I’d like to say that if the majority of Scots want Scotland to leave the UK, then we should all respect their wishes.
On the other hand, I believe that despite the votes for SNP most Scots want to remain part of the UK. Am I not correct?