The Scottish Government, under the First Minister and Bilderberg Group member Alex Salmond, has unveiled its white paper for independence. It's called Scotland's Future and can be downloaded here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/11/9348/downloads. It is over 700,000 words, longer that the longest Harry Potter novel. So far it seems to be only available in English, although
has two other official languages, the Scots dialect and Scots Gaelic. I'm sure
that the text of this document was not composed recently. Like all subject countries
seeking independence, Scottish statesmen have been compiling provisional
constitutions and governmental models for hundreds of years. Some of what's in
it are a great improvement on what the Scots have to put up with now; for
example, an independent Scotland would become a nuclear arms-free zone with the
Trident base on the Firth of Clyde removed, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/replacing-trident.html.
It also describes how Scotland
would organize its economy, defence, education and healthcare etc. A number of
years ago I was a Welsh nationalist and would have cheered at the prospect of
my fellow Celts casting off the yoke of the Anglo-Norman oppressor. I would
hope that Wales
would follow suit. If somebody had told me back then that I'd be advising the
Scots to vote no in this referendum I'd have called them crazy... But I am
doing just that.
The problem is that independence today means something very different to what it meant at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Our rulers have changed their names and reorganized their empire. The Scottish relationship to the rest of the
transform, but its relationship to the European Union is an entirely separate matter.
As you can see from this article: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Scotland-s-European-future-339.aspx;
the nation of Scotland
is actually very much a Europhile, more so than Great
Britain as a whole. The United
Kingdom has been a major stumbling block to
full European integration and the creation of the dictatorial European superstate.
My concern is that the Eurocrats could be trying to overcome this problem by
fragmenting the country into its constituent parts in order to absorb it more
easily; a bit like a washer-up breaking a large lump of potato into smaller
bits with their fingers to force it down a kitchen sink plughole. If Scotland
leaves the Union then Wales
will probably demand the same option, possibly with the same willingness to
cooperate with the EU agenda. My own uncle is still a Welsh nationalist who
describes himself today as a "federalist", who wants to see an
"independent" Wales as an "active member state" the EU.
This will leave only England
and possibly Northern Ireland,
a much more lightweight opponent than a united . As Nigel Farage
of UKIP says, if they vote yes then the Scots will be swapping their foreign
rulers in Euro-sceptic
Britain London for others in Brussels.
I'm not a UKIP supporter, or a patriot of the United Kingdom, but I think the
reality of the situation behoves us not to play along with any games designed
to break down a major force of anti-EU resistance, whether you feel personal
loyalty to it or not.