We did a poll on Twitter/X yesterday:
When do you expect to see release of the full & unredacted findings of Operation Branchform?
This year 14.1%
Next year 5.1%
Final results ·
Feb 5, 2024·2,237 Views
If we hadn't included the words 'full and unredacted' then the results would surely have been different.
The often-quoted notion of "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results" is not a definition of any clinical or legal term. It's more of a proverb about futility and perseverance.
The poll itself is nothing more than a blurry snapshot of general opinion and we leave readers to do their own analysis.
But one thing is clear - there is no expectation that Branchform will 'settle' anything. Instead, for anyone interested in getting to the truth of what really happened, it will merely complicate matters.
Sturgeon/SNP loyalists have already dismissed the investigation as being part of a vindictive conspiracy to further discredit the independence cause. Any further investigation into why Branchform has taken so long will be similarly rejected.
The only hope for removal of the lockjam now appears to depend on the outcome of Alex Salmond's legal action. Until and unless that reveals the information so long withheld, redacted or otherwise obfuscated by characters who are now, it seems, turning against Sturgeon and her allies, the 'truth' remains, for many, a matter of faith.