Unless you have spent the past couple of years in Fingal’s Cave, you will know that today could herald the beginning of the end of over 300 years of this United Kingdom and make Alex Salmond an unlikely modern-day William Wallace. For a short time.
Or we will remain as the full United Kingdom (less most of Ireland, which left nearly a century ago). The leaders of the LibLabCon Party have all been in Scotland recently to campaign for a ‘No’ vote. Suddenly they care about us. Or do they?
Personally, I believe that devolution was intended to produce a total break-up of the UK to weaken this (once) beacon of hope anchored just offshore from a continent which has produced quite a few individuals who were determined to control as much of it as possible through warfare.
It’s different this time only in that the empire-builders are using their brains rather than their (armed forces’) brawn. They have used schools and ‘entertainment’ to dumb down the past couple of generations; mass immigration to dilute patriotism and to divide and conquer; their friends in the media to instill fear into acceptance and appreciation of the EU.
I more-or-less got to the nub of the issue (in my view) in my previous post:
Scotland is a very rich country, but ‘independence’ would leave us (more) impoverished under the yoke of incompetent and compromised politicians and weighed down by the EU ball and chain.
‘Independence’, as I have argued all along, is direct rule from Brussels cutting out the Westminster middlemen. Between the EU and the SNP in particular, I can envisage Scotland becoming the model police state for the World.
So can Leg-iron, who is writing a dystopic novel,
Since I decided on Scotland for Panoptica, the story is flying.
What does ‘independence’ mean when we are largely ruled by outsiders, politically, and much of what is inside Scotland is owned by people outside Scotland.
For example, Scotland is famous for alcohol. Production and over-consumption. But few of ‘our’ major companies appear to be Scottish-owned. Of about eight alcoholic drinks/companies I explored, all were owned by non-Scots, from island malts to ‘our’ two biggest brewers. Scottish Power is owned by the Spanish. The Bank of Scotland is owned by Lloyds as is Scottish Widows. Scotland’s three top-selling ‘newspapers’ are owned by the Sun and Mirror. Every major town centre comprises roughly the same shops owned by transnational corporations. And so on. Much of our land is foreign-owned:
HALF of Scotland is owned by just 500 people, few of whom are actually Scots.
Dick Puddlecote wrote about a Telegraph piece by Chris Snowdon: Whose child is it anyway? about a school in Yorkshire where packed lunches have been banned and concerning the head teacher’s use of the term “our children”,
She uses the term to imply ownership by her institution, perhaps even by the nation.
Here in Scotland, “Our children and grandchildren” is a popular phrase right now.
The ‘No’ camp says that “Our children and grandchildren will be better off if we stay in the Union”.
The ‘Yes’ camp insists that “Our children’s and grandchildren’s future will be more secure when we are free to make our own choices”, etc., etc.
So, these are ‘Scotland’s children’. The SNP ‘government’ is rolling out GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child), which means that every Scottish child will have a “Named Person” as a state nanny throughout their entire childhood; the person depends at what stage in life the child is at, but they will be free to share personal information about the child with other ‘agencies’ without approval from the parents.
Clearly, up here, “our children” and all future children are considered property of the state.
This is happening with or without indepretendence.
Anna Raccoon sheds some interesting light on what could happen if we really do get indepretendence. She starts off whimsically,
For a start, ‘freed from Westminster rule’ – you’ll get 59 belligerent Westminster MPs dumped back on you – and you’ll have to feed and house them. They’re a fiendishly expensive hobby, used to lavish expenses, and some of them have proved none too honest; we shan’t be contributing to their board and keep any longer – personally, we’ll be glad to see the back of them.
She then agrees with me and quite a number of ‘Yes’ men and women,
I don’t quite understand how ‘independence’ and ‘freed from Westminster rule’ equates with your desire to join the EU and live under the yoke of Brussels.
The former Commission President, Jacques Delors, predicted in July 1988 that within ten years 80% of economic legislation, and perhaps also fiscal and social legislation, would be of EC/EU origin.
At present it’s about 50%. So you’ll only be half free…but if that’s what you want, you’re welcome.
She also mentions that the UK skipped out of the Schengen agreement, but Scotland won’t be able to,
…but when Gretna Green is chock full of returning Syrian jihadists terrorising the neighbourhood, waiting to thump some Weeggie lorry driver over the head in order to have a chance of getting over the border into the UK – and you pull into a newly ‘independent Scottish’ petrol station near the border at midnight and find the pavement covered in sleeping figures in djellabas hidden under a mountain of old rags…wha’d’you mean it won’t happen?
Free movement in Europe and all that, my wee Jock pal, the only reason we concentrate our efforts on the English channel is because that is currently the favoured place of illegal entry – once the word gets out in Bamako that you can ‘just stroll into the UK’ from those beautiful heather covered mountains up in Scotland, and there is nothing stopping you travelling to Scotland…
Salmond wants lots and lots of immigration, which makes you wonder what he thinks is so wrong with Scotland being full of Scots. Sounds like he doesn’t actually like his fellow countrymen and women and their “children and grandchildren” very much.
Or is he another globalist puppet like Cameron, Blair et al intent on delivering global governance? Does the sun rise in the east every morning?
I believe he is a traitor, just like all recent UK Prime Ministers and many of their ministers and civil servants.
Leg-iron made an interesting point that now is maybe not the right time for Scottish independence, but maybe in the fairly near future. I’m sure we’ll have another chance if what the globalists want is a disunited kingdom, like the Irish had a second chance to vote for the Lisbon Treaty after voting the ‘wrong’ way the first time.
But what of a ‘No’ vote. What’s to become of this EU Knighted Kingdom, already weakened through decades of subversion, job-destroying legislation and policies designed to deliberately plunge us deeply into debt?
Unless UKIP can get into government and do what they have promised, the UK is guaranteed to go the same way as a perpetually socialist Scotland, governed out of Brussels and Geneva and signatories to every dodgy ‘legally-binding’ international environmental agreement, further destroying our industry and power supplies and every ‘human rights’ manifesto, further robbing us of basic freedoms to accommodate the whims of the latest Chosen Group.
As far as I can see, with the world a more dangerous place than I can remember, even at the height of the Cold War, the UK is becoming ever more divided, debt-ridden, demoralised and ripe for a take-over.