I’m a control freak! Rebels in the SNP are rallying against Nicola Sturgeon’s party’s beliefs.
By not adhering to the party’s essential beliefs, SNP members are staging a coup against Nicola Sturgeon and her inner circle.
The news comes as the SNP’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) is set to shrink from 42 to 32 members.
Around half of the party’s regional representatives, who represent thousands of members across dozens of branches across Scotland, are set to be fired.
Regional representatives inside the party and on the NEC, according to the SNP, have “less accountability” than other positions such as National Office Bearers and Affiliate organisation representatives, according to a new document.
As a result, party leaders discovered that some people were operating in their own interests rather than on behalf of the party and their local members, requiring reforms.
The action has heightened concerns about the party’s leadership, notably Ms. Sturgeon and her husband, SNP chief executive Peter Murrell.
“This is proof positive if any were required of the control freakery that has taken hold of the SNP,” said Kenny MacAskill, a former justice secretary who is now an Alba Party MP.
“It demonstrates a deep level of insecurity to want to eliminate anyone who dare to disagree, confront, or simply ask questions, but tragically, that is now standard operating procedure in Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP.
“The purpose of having a governing body like the National Executive, like any other Board of Trustees, is to ensure responsibility, good governance, and monitoring of choices made, including how money is ring-fenced or spent.
“This decision to lower the number of elected members of the SNP NEC in favor of party place men and women is not just an affront to democracy, but it also encapsulates everything that is wrong with the SNP.”
“This letter indicates that this decision was a deliberate attempt to diminish the voices of party members,” said Neil Bibby MSP, Scottish Labour’s Business Manager.
“It’s no secret that the SNP’s leadership dislikes being questioned, but it’s still remarkable to see them so close to admitting it.
“Not only is the SNP out of touch with the Scottish people, but it appears that they are no longer ready to listen to their own party members.”
“I shall come as no,” Wendy Chamberlain MP, Scottish Lib Dem Scottish Affairs spokesman, stated. Brinkwire Summary News