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!
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!
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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