– Scotland: Independence Is Not On The Table (UK Column, Sep 10, 2014):
Today the LibLabCon has joined forces to keep the Union together, they say. Very publicly “abandoning” Prime Ministers Questions in order to give the maximum impression that they actually wish to keep the Union together, all three have flown up to Scotland to campaign for a “NO” vote.
The Three Stooges are playing a clever psychological game. Their intention is clear as evidenced by the constitutional reform agenda – the breakup of the Union. They give the impression that they are fighting for Scotland to stay in the Union in the full knowledge that any right thinking Scotsman or woman will struggle to resist the temptation to punch them on the nose at first sight.
The inevitable consequence, therefore, is that more and more people are being pushed into a “yes” vote. And just in case the polls show it to be too close to call, there’s plan ‘B’, that 20% rise in the number of postal votes and the fact that EU citizens can vote to help guarantee things, but far be it from me to suggest there would be any sort of rigging or the result going on.
And even if it still goes against them, out pops Gordon Brown to detail plan ‘C’ – even more devolved powers. In other words, you’re getting it, whether you want it or not.
In last week’s Crane Report, Ian Crane argued strongly for people to vote “yes”, to take the bull by the horns and go for independence.
But if you look at the political leadership that is available, what have you got. Alex Salmond, friend of Prince Charles according to this 2009 Telegraph article, and protector of paedophiles, apparently.
Salmond also seems to have given away any Republican intentions long ago.
And if you look at the economic situation, there are no solutions on the table. No national credit, no national infrastructure plans, not even an answer for what currency Scotland will use.
Even Mark Carney recognises that Salmond’s desire to hold onto the pound is nonsense.
What we are witnessing here is classic British divide and conquer tactics. Right at the time that all the people of Britain need to stand together against these paedophile yes men in Parliament, they have very successfully made sure that the whole Scottish population is looking the other way.
Once Scotland makes that decision, the Scottish people are no longer in a position to do anything about what happens in Westminster.
It isn’t the Scottish government which is driving for war with Russia. And all of a sudden, a large proportion of the British population will no longer be able to do anything about David Cameron and his bought and paid for cabinet.
So while we should all support a nation’s right to self determination, I would argue that such a right should be carefully considered, particularly in light of the constitutional, geopolitical and economic crises we find ourselves in.