"Closely followed by a "Night of the long knives" then a modern day "Reichstag Fire" to justify a big law enforcement power grab....
Then again the fanaticism of many SNP supporters (see r/scotland to see what I mean) reminds me more of the DPRK aka North Korea.....slavish devotion to "The Party" and extreme vitriol towards anyone who questions the benevolence of the party....
I wonder how soon after Indy that portraits of "the Leader" are mandated alongside statues...parhaps Nicola will manage 19 holes in 1 at her first attempt at golf and Ben Nevis to weep in her honour..."
To be honest, it's the current UK Government that really much more terrifies me about all of the above, with sudden fetishistic creepy flagshagging, over-the-top police reactions to peaceful vigils, vile hateful othering of foreigners, etc. (Yes, there sadly is some worrying and nasty anti-English, anti-foreigner sentiment among some Scottish nationalists, but, as far as I am aware it is thankfully a very small minority, and hopefully kept that way.)
I'm no particular fan of the SNP (and not really of independence), but when your neighbours go rogue you can kind of see that Primal Scream (yes, I know it's not their quote originally) maybe had a point:
"Just what is it that you want to do?
We wanna be free
We wanna be free to do what we wanna do
And we wanna get loaded
And we wanna have a good time"
(I don't doubt that some SNP members show slavish devotion, but, to be honest, I see that reflected in far too many centre-left political discussions online. The amount of vitriol thrown between some members of parties which have more in common than separates them is often incredible, it's possibly even worse than football fans!)