|A Northern Agenda|
|Written by Sarah Albion|
I am not sure what the Latin is for “you get what you vote for” however, I suspect the Scottish electorate will soon be discovering the political meaning of caveat emptor (buyer beware). Having voted the Scottish National party a surprise commanding victory at the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May they may soon find out, to their cost, exactly what the SNP stand for.
The SNP are rather unique amongst parties who call themselves “Nationalist” in that they apparently couldn’t give a toss about their nation’s nationals. Indeed they tend to take the view that a Scottish person, if such a creature exists, can be anyone from any part of the planet who has happened to land at Glasgow airport, arrived on the East Coast line from Newcastle or swum ashore at Carnoustie.
It would appear that their stated desire to break away from the united Kingdom has less to do with the Sovereignty of the native Scots as it is about creating a left wing fantasy multi-cultural melting pot to the north of Hadrian’s Wall.
In pursuit of this aim, and not content to play lip service to the Coalition government’s mythical immigration cap, the SNP Leader Alex Salmond insisted earlier this week that Scotland should be exempt from immigration controls and be allowed to open its boarders to thousands upon thousands on non-European immigrants, and that a wave of non-EU nationals should be allowed to settle north of the border.
Mr Salmond also put forward plans to allow thousands of jobless students from abroad to remain in the country.
Meanwhile the SNP External Affairs Minister, a plump, and seemingly very drunk woman called Hyslop argued that Scotland should be given an exception from the what she referred to as a 'damaging' and 'negative' migration cap ("damaging" to what one wonders, an agenda perhaps?).
Despite the evidence from across Western World where economies such as Greece, Portugal, Ireland Spain and Italy are struggling and collapsing under the weight of immigration, whilst closer to home where after decades of immigration at previously unseen levels the British economy is in the worst state it has ever been and immigrant swamped America is plummeting towards bankruptcy, Alex and his little band of socialists appear to be labouring under the belief that uncontrolled immigration will somehow “boost” the Scottish economy.
Can people quite so stupid have actually been voted into even limited regional power, and be seriously aspiring to run an independent nation?. How could this possibly have happened? How could voters have trusted such people to run the Scottish parliament? Recent news reports confirming that Scotland leads the world in cocaine use may offer some clues.
However, maybe I am being too generous to little Mr. Salmond and his band of pretend nationalists. Could it be that what I am characterising as stupidity is actually something more malevolent. They are arguing for uncontrolled immigration at a time when joblessness in Scotland is at its highest in and when the economy is suffering from the worst recession generations. They surely must know what damage their proposals would cause.
Furthermore, they are fully aware that whilst Scotland remains part of the Union, and even if they left the Union but remained within the EU, there is no legal or practical way by which immigrants arriving in Scotland can be prevented from moving to any other part of the country, thus spreading that damage as widely as possible.
There is no benign explanation for this latest political lunacy, yet are these people really lunatics? So what is the plan?
As politicians continue to put pursue ever more insane and damaging policies, there comes a time when one has to question their motives and what it is they are trying to achieve.
The SNP make no pretense over their ultimate goal of breaking up the United Kingdom, but do they really intend to do so in order to put a viable alternative in its place, or is the break up, the destruction of the nation, in itself, the ultimate aim?
Given the SNP appear committed to the creation of an independent Scotland which is no longer Scottish, such a conclusion is hard to resist.