Last night on Question Time election special, Ed Miliband promised that there would be no deal of any kind with the SNP. No coalition. No vote-by-vote basis to allow Labour into power. In fact, he went as far as saying that he would rather see a Conservative government back in power rather than work with the SNP in any way.
Sad as it is, that is Labour's choice and they are entitled to make that choice. But what they seem to be forgetting is that any elected MPs from the SNP have been voted by the Scottish people. Their message to the SNP is basically to ask them to tell their voters to vote for Labour. (Which political party would ever encourage its voters to vote for another party?) However rather than punishing the SNP, they are actually punishing the Scottish people for using their right to vote democratically. The message to Scottish voters is loud and clear - you are only worthy if you vote for Labour.
They want to blame the SNP if Tories get back into power. Somehow, the SNP must have twisted our arms behind our backs to insist that we vote for them. The SNP simply will not allow any of us lowly, uneducated people to vote for any other party. So, yes, if Tories get back into power it is all down to the SNP.
"Nicola, if you really don't want a Tory government, then why are you telling your voters to vote SNP? By getting them to vote for Labour, Labour will get a majority and the Tory party will be out on its ear" How often have we heard that over the course of the last few weeks?
The truth is that Scotland has predominantly voted for the Labour party for many years, but that has not guaranteed that Labour have won enough seats to get into power. We have had many difficult Tory years despite Scotland having voted Labour. So please don't put the blame of another Tory government onto the SNP or Scottish people.
If there are enough anti-Tory politicians in Westminster, Labour could work with other parties to ensure there is not a Tory government. But, no....Mr Milliband would rather see Tories in power than to have to work along side that horrific Scottish National Party.
Try to think about this Mr Milliband and colleagues.
The voters have turned their backs on the Labour party for a reason.
The reason being that the Labour party turned their backs on their voters. Not just in Scotland, but in the whole of the UK.
When votes on important issues have taken place at Westminster, many MPs didn't even vote. Aren't they supposed to be there to vote on our behalf? Isn't that why we 'employ' them? Have I got this wrong somehow?
In many issues over the last five years, Labour MPs simply abstained from voting. Abstained. They weren't prepared to fight against injustices. And on many occasions they voted in favour of injustices.
Further austerity measures written into the Tory budget earlier this year by Chancellor George Osborne, have had the seal of approval by Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor. Ed likes George's budget
Labour voted for bedroom tax. By simply not turning up to vote against it, they voted in favour of one of the cruelest policies. Who abstained?
Labour voted for £75 billion in cuts and tax rises Who voted?
Labour voted in favour of Tories plan of a further £30 billion of cuts. Where will the cuts be?
And of course, last year, Labour joined forces with the Tories for the Better Together campaign. They joined forces to lie, deceive and scare Scottish voters. They joined forces to create the Vow. The Vow which was only worth the price of the newspaper it was printed in. The three amigos with their vow
Those are just a few examples. Trust me when I say that there are many, many more. I think it is safe to say that the Labour party turned its back on, and betrayed, the people of
I think it is clear that Scotland has woken up to that fact and has now turned its back on the Labour party.
Next week's vote is not simply a protest vote. It is a vote to have something better. Our country wants and needs something better and the only way to get it is to vote for something better. And that is why I, and so many others, will be voting for the SNP.