The act of Union 1707. Ah!! Scottish Utopia!!! promises, promises, promises betrayal, betrayal, betrayal. 1745 Culloden. and the butchery of German Geordie
But you see we were sold out by a few unelected lords who took English bribes and betrayed Scotland
From that time Scotland has been brutally asset stripped by an avaricious Westminster government. All roads lead to London!!!
Westminster gathers all revenue accrued in the UK to the English Exchequer who top slices the income for Westminster needs then apportions a financial allocation to the Secretary of State for Scotland (Fluffy Mundell) who top slices finance needed to run the Scottish Office then passes on the residue to the Scottish Administration. But no-one really knows the full extent of revenue gathered by Scotland. eg Whisky manufactured, blended and bottled in Scotland is transported to England for worldwide distribution. Tax collected is credited to England. 3-5billion annually.
Then, if minded to do so – throw Scotland a few scraps – from time to time.
New untested ideas about tax collection. Probably unworkable. Introduce new measures in Scotland first The jocks are well indoctrinated
to Westminster’s authority. eg Poll Tax Experiment Yup!!
Industry!! – Order books a bit light!! – Close Scotland down Move companies to England
Coal- mining – Bloody minded Jocks and their Unions. Shut it down. Leave the coal in the ground. Purchase cheap dirty coal from Poland and South America.
Car production, Shut it down transfer it from Linwood and Bathgate to England.
Steel production – Sell it of to India. Shut it down in Scotland move production to England.
Retain a massively upgraded Trident nuclear weapons and submarine fleet – Yes!! But not in England – Option appraisal revealed the English public do not wish to have any Trident missiles or Submarines. Unacceptable risk having them them based within 50 miles of English cities. Bugger it – locate them in Glasgow.
Shut down ship building in Glasgow. Basing of UK of an expanded submarine fleet and Trident missiles in Faslane precludes any major industry on the Clyde
Construction of a few battleships (usually kit construction in England then shipped to Glasgow for assembly) from time to time will keep the natives happy.
Lets fight Johnny Foreigner!! – troops needed – Not a problem – Get them from Scotland.
Shut down factories – get the buggers on the dole or offer job security through service in the forces.
Death and lifetime incapacity for many young Scotsmen through injury on active service in many cavalier military actions entered into by Westminster. The answer- start a few charities for injured servicemen – cash for heros. Let it all die a death as public awareness recedes
Charitable housing for wounded – handicapped soldiers – no way, let the Scottish public find the money.
Upgrade the infrastructure. Great idea much needed but not for Scotland. England comes first but the Scots will contribute to the cost
Scotland – Natives restless – give them a, “wee talking shop parliament” but retain power in England.
William Hague clarified Scotland’s place in the Union
“Scotland is not a state. Westminster simply decided to delegate the games to be held in Glasgow, a city of the UK”
But they might find the confidence to ask for another independence referendum. Doubtful!! .They thrived for 300 years of abuse heaped upon them by Westminster.
Jocks are Luddites!!! Witness the Labour Party in Scotland. Returned to power at Westminster for nearly 60 years. They really did vote for donkeys wearing a labour badge and paid the price suffering rampant corruption.
Moaning Jocks!!! Promise them jam tomorrow – They’ll believe anything Yup! that’s it, buy the buggers off with a few sweeteners.
Those who choose to stay with the Union in 2014 voted for 30 years of austerity. Hell mend ’em
Rabbie Burns got it right when he wrote that “a parcel of rogues” sold Scotland out 300 years ago
The next referendum will provide another chance for Scot’s to get rid of Westminster Peers of the realm and politicians.
The fate of Scotland should be in Scot’s hands not the grubby paws of a bunch of rich toff’s, lord’s and even richer baron’s at Westminster
Feathering their own nest’s, selling the nation into bondage.
They told us they loved us and pleaded that we stay in the Union. We did. Now it’s payback time.
Vote “Yes” let those who live in Scotland decide their own governance.