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Westminster’s Past and Present Contempt for Scotland

Updated on July 12, 2018

Does Westminster want to put Scotland under direct rule or force us into a position where we can only leave the United Kingdom, with England waving us goodbye crocodile tears blurring their red white and blue eyes – minus the blue – but keeping the oil, that magic substance whose abundance mysteriously reduces along with its value when independence threatens, in defiance of the economists law of gravity, the law of supply and demand?

Why they walked out

On 13th June 2018 Scottish National Party MPs walked out of the House of Commons after the speaker broke his promise of an immediate debate following the scandalous 15 minutes allocated to Scotland’s response to the Westminster power grab, a move designed to castrate the Scottish Government and Parliament ordering its leader out of the chamber.

Scotland Is A Colony

The contempt in which the Conservative party, north and south of the border hold Scotland and the parliament for which Scotland overwhelmingly voted in 1997 and which Scotland still overwhelmingly supports became crystal clear.

The comments and behaviour of the Tory party in the House Of Commons show that the Tories in particular and the English Unionist parties in general regard Scotland as a colony not an equal partner in their glorious, morally superior United Kingdom, United Kingdom being a synonym for England, or to be precise, the Southeast of England.

Colonised By Bribery, Deceit and Lies

Colonisation is when one nation controls another. Westminster acquired partial control over Scotland in 1603 with the union of the crowns, and full control, by deception, bribery and corruption in 1707.

Unionists say Scotland voluntarily entered the 1707 union. Technically this may be true if one assumes only aristocrats were entitled to make the decision. One must assume the aristocrats bankrupted by the Darien Scheme accepted the bribes voluntarily, and ignore coercive measures such as the 1705 Aliens Act.

On the day the act of union was signed Edinburgh was not rejoicing but had to be placed under martial law and the act was signed in a cellar where the signatories were hiding from the Edinburgh mob.

After the signature of the Act Of Union the Scottish Parliament suspended itself – doubtless many suggested they should have been suspended from trees – and the aristocrats took their bribes down to London to spend them on London’s brothels, gambling houses and taverns.

Boost To SNP Membership

On 13th June 2018 the Scottish National Party revived a little of that 18th century opposition to the Union by walking out after their leader had been treated with contempt by the Speaker of the House of Commons, who can be seen on video grinning like the Cheshire Cat when the SNP walked out.

After the SNP walkout thousands more joined the party. Whether this means a strong and stable rise in support for independence remains to be seen.

The War On Scottish Culture

After 1707 English, not Scots or Gaelic became the language of education and the state, thus weakening Scottish culture and nearly extinguishing Gaelic. The war on Gaelic continues with anglophile scots deploring road signs in Gaelic as well as English.

England tried to erase Scotland’s memory of its past with English history being taught in Schools, a few token incidents in Scottish history, told from an English view point, being allowed.

Today the mainstream media try to erase Scotland’s identity with a stream of pro Westminster propaganda.

Contempt

Since 1707 England’s attitude to the scots was contempt. To be fair the contempt was aimed at all other nations in the United Kingdom: in the 19th century the Reverend Thomas Kingsley referred to the Irish as White Chimpanzees and the nursery rhyme that started “Taffy was aWelshman, Taffy was a Thief...” was popular in England till the mid 20th Century.

When the leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party asked the speaker what options remained for his party one of the master race on the benches opposite told him to commit suicide. Presumably in a chamber supplied by North Sea Gas.

Threats To Devolution

In 1997 Scotland partially regained some self determination when the Scottish Parliament was reopened. England had fought against this but bowed to pressure from the Council Of Europe.

Powers not explicitly reserved to the imperial overlords in Westminster were automatically devolved to the Scottish Government.

It has been clear for a long time that Westminster, the Tories in particular, want to get rid of the Scottish Parliament and Government. The Brexit vote of 13th June was another step in this direction.

David Cameron’s Scotland Act produced after the 2014 referendum said that the Scottish Parliament could only be abolished after a Scottish referendum. This clause could be abolished using statutory instruments on a Friday afternoon before Parliament goes into recess but at present some 80% of the Scottish people not only want to keep their Parliament but want it to have more powers.

Since the Scottish people want to remain in the EU and keep their parliament Westminster’s plan B is to emasculate the Scottish Government by withdrawing key powers little by little. Keeping 24 powers to preserve an “orderly” Brexit unobstructed by the Scots being just the start.

If they get away with this the next step will be a whispering campaign that Holyrood is a pointless talking shop responsible for all the country’s ills – never mind the contradictions this involves.

Holyrood will be blamed for everything Westminster does and the mainstream media and the Red Tories in the “Labour” party will support this all the way dreaming that Labour will magically rise in the polls buoyed up by Scotland’s longstanding hatred of the Tories.

What Now For Independence?

Now the Scottish Growth Commission Report has said what anyone could have seen in 2014, that Scotland would struggle for a few years after Independence then prosper, the fascistic tactics of the multicoloured Tory parties in the house of commons, highlighted by the SNP walkout may sway soft NO voters to become soft or even hard YES voters.

Even some of the Scottish papers seem to be coming round slowly to supporting independence with the former editor of the Daily Record, notorious for THE VOW (something for which nobody has yet accepted responsibility) now in favour of Independence.

Let us be grateful to Brexit and Tory contempt for Scotland. Without these Independence would still be a distant dream.

The example of the tax haven fancying plutosexual Brexiteers show us how not to handle negotiations when leaving a union. If Brexit succeeds we argue Independence will succeed. If it is a failure we argue we would be better off on our own, blaming Westminster’s manifest incompetence for the failure.

If Brexit is called off some Unionists who swung to YES appalled at the notion of leaving the EU may still support independence, knowing Westminster could restart the exit process, citing the 2015 referendum, at any time.

Another bit of good news is that the majority of Leave voters would rather lose Scotland than give up Brexit. Perhaps another way to independence is to frustrate Brexit and English voters so much that dissolving the Union becomes the settled will of the English people.

Independence is coming. When it will come is an other question. Whether its supporters will accidentally delay it for a generation is another.

We Have Her Now We Will Keep Her

The English attitude after 1707 was “We have Scotland, now we will keep her”

Between 1707 and 1997 England was a textbook example of a successful coloniser maintaining a monopoly of violence, education and the media.

Westminster’s mole in Scotland, also known as the Secretary of State for Scotland, revealed England’s attitude by saying Scotland is not a partner in the United Kingdom, merely a part of the United Kingdom. Other ministers have said Scotland should have no more powers than an English parish council and praised Oliver Cromwell for taking Scots as slaves.


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    • AlexK2009 profile imageAUTHOR

      AlexK2009 

      13 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thanks Jo. I am glad you liked the Hub.

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      Jo Miller 

      13 months ago from Tennessee

      Hi, Alex. I read this with interest. I actually know little about this issue, but during the last vote (2014/?) I was rooting for the separation vote, mainly because I just like rooting for the underdog. Now this piques my interest a little because I am so depressed by the state of politics in my own country. I'll commiserate with you a while.

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