Not good enough!

The LibDems are throwing vows at the Scottish electorate again. I’m sure we all remember the one that was signed by the then LibDem leader, Nick Clegg, a couple of days before the 2014 vote. Now Jo Swinson is promising “practical steps to ensure that Scotland and Wales both have strong voices in the future of the family of nations”. It’s déjà vu all over again!

Of course, Swinson could only sensibly make this promise if the one made more than five years ago hadn’t been honoured. Even in the crazy world of British politics it wouldn’t make any sense to offer in an election manifesto something that had already been delivered. In 2014 we were assured that Scotland would “lead” if we did not leave. The voters chose to accept that offer. But instead of the promised leading role, we got EVEL.

The promise to ensure that Scotland has a “strong voice” in the UK has to be treated with great scepticism. Even if it was possible, why would we want a “strong voice” in the UK when we can have a strong voice in the world simply by dissolving the Union and becoming a normal country once more?

But it isn’t possible. We know that Swinson’s promise won’t be kept for two reasons. Firstly, the fact that the LibDems are proven liars. Secondly, the fact that the main purpose of Union is to ensure that Scotland cannot have a meaningfully influential role in the UK.

The Union is a constitutional device by which the people of Scotland are denied the full and proper exercise of their sovereignty. This, too, is proved by observable the reality. Scotland actually has a strong voice. The Scottish Parliament is our voice. But the British establishment parties deny the authority of the only parliament which has democratic legitimacy in Scotland. When our Parliament. When our Parliament says there is a mandate for a new independence referendum, the British parties simply refuse to recognise the validity of that mandate.

Scotland has a strong voice in the large number of SNP MPs we elect. But when they try to speak in the British parliament they are treated with utter contempt.

Scotland has a strong voice in it’s people. But when the people of Scotland vote decisive in favour of remaining part of the EU, we are told our vote doesn’t count. It doesn’t count because the Union decrees that, no matter how strong it may be, Scotland’s can never be stronger than that of England-as-Britain.

On Thursday 12 December, we have an opportunity to speak loud and clear to Jo Swinson and her counterparts in the other British establishment parties. By voting in overwhelming numbers for SNP candidates in the coming UK general election we can send the message that we do not want a “strong voice!. We want an equal voice! And the only we can have an equal voice is by dissolving the archaic, anomalous, grotesquely asymmetric Union and restoring Scotland’s status as a normal independent nation.



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3 thoughts on “Not good enough!

  1. Every time a BritNat makes a proclamation you know that you have to take the polar antonym of the meaning of the announcement of what they have declared to get somewhere near the truth of what they mean and/or will do (if given the chance).

    So like the charlatans Cameron, Miliband and Clegg before Swinson’s ‘vow’ for Scotland (and the other parts that constitute the UK) to have a ‘strong voice’ actually means to be totally ignored. Similarly Brown’s 2014 ‘vow’ of ‘as near to Federalism as possible in the British system’ for Scotland actually meant being locked into the British system without influence. There are numerous other examples no doubt but these are the most pertinent to Scotland in the recent history of its people being fooled by agents and lackeys of the British state.

    It is strangely ironic that the only candid words spoken by a proponent of the UK came from that arch-Unionist Enoch Powell during the 1970s debates on Devolution when, in what now seems like halcyon days of political honesty and even naivety,who informed us that power devolved is in fact power retained. How true.

    Let’s hope that Scotland’s people scream their opinion of these British Nationalists from their rooftops come 12th December rather than being the dummy to their ventriloquist.

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