A response to Mhairi Black by The Familiar
You were my #SNPGOOD.
I had a bit of a crush on you. I read your column in the National and shared videos of you in parliament. This time last year I convinced members of my family to vote for you.
Every so often a politician comes along who transcends party politics.
I thought you were the SNP’s Charlie Kennedy.
I thought you were the one.
I was wrong.
Politicians gonna politics.
My friends tell me – you can’t be sad about an SNP politician telling voters to vote SNP.
But it’s not WHAT you said Mhairi.
It’s the WAY you said it.
The SNP is your party and I fully expect you to help them campaign for #bothvotesSNP. I believe if your party is your passion that’s absolutely the right choice.
Your columns are usually thoughtful, gutsy and original with a recognisable narrative voice.
Your piece yesterday sounded like it was written by a commenter on Bella. Or the SNP press team?
I was Yes before I was Green. The vast majority of us are.
So to call us ‘a party other than the SNP which claims to support independence’ is a cheap shot. Especially for those of us that voted for you, campaigned alongside you and cried with you on September 19th.
Maybe that meant nothing to you?
If you’re going to use a betting analogy – let’s look at the odds shall we?
SNP to win:
Most betting sites are offering 1/100
Best odds 1/80.
It’s not on a knife edge.
It’s a dead cert.
You rightfully lambasted project fear.
What was this if not a scare piece?
You chastised Labour taking voters for granted.
What was this if not assuming the SNP are entitled to votes?
I love that you care so much about your party but you’re a hypocrite and I thought you were better than that.
Your article is insulting to those of us not in the SNP who have championed and supported you until now. Those of us who lend our vote to the SNP on a regular basis.
So Mhairi – it turns out you’re not my Tony Benn.
I’m not going to spoil my constituency vote because of some bangers on the Internet.
But I might do it for you.
So help me change my mind Mhairi, my first vote is yours to lose.