Speech: Hope Over Fear 2019

The people of Scotland are sovereign!

There is no qualifier appended to that statement.

No ifs or buts. No conditions or caveats. No question. No argument. No equivotation. No ambiguity.

The people of Scotland are sovereign.

There’s a tendency to use that phrase quite glibly.

Even that great champion champion of people power, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has insisted that the government must honour the choices of the people.

So long as it’s the right kind of people making choices he agrees with.

But what are WE saying when we assert that the people of Scotland are sovereign?

We are saying that all legitimate political authority derives from the people.

We are saying that the people are the ultimate arbiters in all matters of public policy.

We are saying, quite simply, that THE PEOPLE DECIDE!

WE DECIDE!

THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND ARE SOVEREIGN AND WE DECIDE!

312 years ago, the ruling elites of both Scotland and England conspired together to impose on Scotland a political union which denies the sovereignty of Scotland’s people.

The Union is a constitutional device by which the people of Scotland are prevented – PROHIBITED – from fully and effectively exercising the sovereignty that is ours BY ABSOLUTE RIGHT!

312 years ago, a tiny elite of those privileged by birth or wealth claimed to speak for Scotland. The descendants of that elite; the inheritors of that privilege, still claim to speak for Scotland.

I have a message for them. YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR SCOTLAND ANY MORE!

WE SPEAK FOR SCOTLAND!

THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND HAVE FOUND THEIR VOICE!

We have found our voice and we are saying THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND ARE SOVEREIGN AND YOU WILL RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF SCOTLAND’S PEOPLE!

To the British political elite I say, the days when you could, with impunity, overrule and override the democratic will of Scotland’s people ARE AT AN END!

THOSE DAYS ARE OVER!

FINISHED!

But we also need to send a message to our own political leaders – to Scotland’s political leaders. We must FORCEFULLY remind them that the sovereignty of Scotland’s people IS NOT NEGOTIABLE!

We are asserting our sovereignty and we will not have it traded away for WORTHLESS BRITISH PROMISES!

We will not have our sovereignty compromised in a desperate and futile effort to find a path to independence which adheres to the rules made by British Nationalists for the purpose of preserving their precious Union at any cost.

We will not have our sovereignty sacrificed to make life easier for the people we elect to defend our sovereignty.

OUR SOVEREIGNTY WAS SOLD THREE CENTURIES AGO. IT WILL NOT BE SOLD AGAIN!

We must not grow complacent because we have an SNP administration in Edinburgh and a pro-independence majority in the Scottish Parliament.

Our First Minister, our Scottish Government and ALL our MSPs must be repeatedly, constantly, incessantly, EMPHATICALLY reminded that THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND ARE SOVEREIGN!

But let’s end on a positive note. Let’s make Nicola Sturgeon a promise. Let’s offer her a solemn undertaking.

If she has the bottle to confront the British state…

If she is bold enough to defy British rules…

If she demonstrates determination to break the Union that was imposed on Scotland 312 years ago…

… WE WILL BACK HER TO THE HILT! 100%! OUR MINDS; OUR MONEY; OUR MUSCLE! WHATEVER SHE NEEDS!

We give this undertaking! We make this promise! And WE ARE THE SOVEREIGN PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND!



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8 thoughts on “Speech: Hope Over Fear 2019

  1. Premises for this are good.

    And because it is us, the people who are sovereign, we’ll have to have either an ante factum or a post factum referendum or a clear win on a manifesto commitment for whatever the Scottish people are ready to do. Some of that we have already of course, for some actions.

    So, if Scots want something futher that leads to hard no deal Scoxit, as long as the Scottish People make an informed decision to do it, let’s go ahead.

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  2. What an uplifting article to read. A rallying call to us all. Thanks for that. Yes the people of Scotland are sovereign but we need a MAJORITY of them, these Sovereign Scots, to get behind the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, as she’s the only person who’s in a position to dissolve this Union for us. She’s wanted Scotland to be an Independent country for most of her life and has ” got the bottle to confront the British state.” The question is do enough of us have ”the bottle” to show support for her? If she gets that support maybe she won’t have to defy British rules at all to achieve our objective? If she doesn’t get a majority of Scots behind her we can forget it, that’s for sure.

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    1. In the end, Petra, whatever she does, if we are to have independence, she must confront the British State. Sometimes, a push is what is required. Methinks a push is on its way.

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    1. Enoch Powell makes some very good points. And does so with all the persuasive power of an astute politician and a great orator. It is unfortunate that his reputation in some regards makes quoting him in support of Scotland’s cause somewhat problematic.

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  3. Petra: “…If she doesn’t get a majority of Scots behind her we can forget it, that’s for sure…”

    Alex Salmond had a majority of Scots (born Scots, or old Scots that is) behind him, and muckle guid it did him when other Scots (new Scots) voted it down. I can appreciate where you are coming from, but new people into an old country do not, according to the UN Charter, have the right to vote down the indigenous people’s independence. They can use their vote to vote it down, but they are and should be open to challenge, according to the very principles of international co-operation that we claim to espouse. Instead, the SNP hailed the NO vote as a vote for democracy – which it was far from being – and, by not even challenging that rUK (and EU, for that matter, albeit the strength of their NO vote was far weaker and their motives were very different) overwhelming NO vote effectively, and according to UN principles, it handed them all the aces. The same was done for the extreme Unionists in NI, early in the Troubles, and look at the years of misery and death that brought. There is no question at all that both the NI Scottish/English settlers in NI are entitled to exist in Ireland, just as rUK and EU residents are entitled to exist in Scotland, but, in both cases, as minorities in the wider context, are they entitled to lay down the future of both countries? Are they entitled in both cases to force the country/province in which they live to cleave to a Union that is so one-sided as to be ineffective for all parts except the English part, and even there, there is a question mark? The UN does not appear to think so. In Eire, there never was persecution of Protestants, and they were accorded privileges by the Irish Free State and the Republic; in Scotland, there is no persecution of English people, albeit there might be a few isolated cases, and even these, I think, are the result of anger at the perceived betrayal of the rUK voters in Scotland. Look at the Holyrood parliament, look at all our cultural and other institutions, and listen to the accents: the English in Scotland are represented at a much higher level than their numbers warrant. That, in itself, should ring a warning knell. Indeed, there are days on the BBC when one must wonder if there are any old Scots left in Scotland at all. The Treaty of Union is an international treaty. Resiling it would be entirely legitimate, legal and democratic according to UN principles, and it would afford us international recognition to boot, from day one.

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