That’s again the problem we as unionists have with the SNP, they’re riding a wave at the moment, yes they’re the biggest party and as you said the majority of the voters vote for them due to one issue. Scratch the surface and you’ll see their track record on health, poverty, education and public services like the police and fire service doesn’t add up. The bottom line is they do not have a majority. Yet they talk and act like they do. Hopefully this is the peak of their waveLike you, I was sadly disappointed that Dornan was returned but not really all that surprised.
The fact that he was, underlines levels of voter apathy and general ignorance. When I say that, I’m not having a go at the average man or woman in the street per se. Political parties and their strategists know full well that there are members of the electorate who exercise their franchise largely along ideological lines and seldom hold errant members of parliaments to account.
Obviously some have a list of misdemeanours allied to a public profile whereby they inescapably draw attention to themselves and pay the price, but others like Dornan seem to lead a charmed existence and apparently don’t incur voter wrath for their supposedly accountable actions.
Dornan has a list of previous which leaves me quite dismayed at the residents of Glasgow Cathcart. His obfuscation of the transgender issue with regard to women’s rights has been particularly problematic. I wonder how many females would have knowingly voted for him if they were fully aware of his arrogant, inane ramblings on the subject.