Concerning Nicola Sturgeon....By Peter Mullins
I watched and listened to Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon on the Andrew Marr Show and was confirmed more solidly in my opinion that she is a thoroughly nasty, self-seeking, perfidious, political weasel. Basically, her position and therefore her party's position is this. If the majority of the United (sic) Kingdom vote for Brexit she will arrange for another Independence Referendum if a majority of the Scots have voted with the Remainians. What would this mean in geo-political terms, though?
First point. If the majority of us, the British, vote for Brexit we will leave the E.U.. Fact. That means ALL of us, including the Scots. Our membership card of this club reads "The United Kingdom and Northern Island."
If Sturgeon and her bunch wish to pursue their independence cause they must first get this approved by both their own parliament in Edinburgh and then the U.K. parliament at Westminster. Two years or longer?
If the Scots vote for independence it will be another couple of years minimum to sort out the divorce settlement. During these years Scotland would have been a non-member of the E.U.as would England, Wales and Norther Ireland. Scotland, during this period, will be in a limboland, separate from the rest of us and certainly not part of any trade deals that we, the majority, will be conducting around the world.
At the end of this settlement, all military contracts with Scotland, i.e. ship building for the Royal Navy, would have been cancelled and re-allocated to English shipyards together with military installations and all other commercial and trade links. The 15 billion pounds deficit which Scotland's economy is running at the moment would be dumped, whatever the figure may be then, on Holyrood's doorstep.
With their shiny, new independence, the Scots would then have to start from scratch to negotiate with the E.U. on their acceptance to "The Club." This could take years.
If and when Scotland is allowed to join the E.U. that organisation, without the steadying hand of the U.K. on some of the levers of power, could be a VERY different organisation or, possibly, it may, as every other empire in history has done,have totally collapsed.
Do the "Canny Scots" really want to ditch an arrangement that has served them well for hundreds of years and join, some years in the future, some quasi-imperial dictatorship as a vassal of thirty or so completely alien states ruled over by Germany? My guess in they are far too sharp to even consider this.
Foot note by the Horwich Nationalist,
As some one who also has Scottish blood in the veins , I strongly urge our Scottish Brothers ans Sisters to wake up the the danger of the closet international marxist posing as faux nationalist. The are indeed as truely nationalist as Lipstick on a pig makes it attracctive.
Also the Famous quote of the Repulican Roman Cicero from 2000 yrs ago sums the up exactly.
PLEASE SCOTLAND AWAKE TO THE DANGER YOU ARE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cicero's Traitor at the gate ,
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."