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A British Nationalist condemns Scottish Nationalism

The Brexit, Trump, and, yes, even the unforeseen 45%, or so, that the “YES” campaign got in the last referendum, were all sort of unexpected, and that is why an element of caution should be advised when it comes to listening to what the possible outcome of a second independence referendum might be. Still, a couple of conversations in Glasgow last week informed me that another referendum at this point in time might not have the desirable outcome for the SNP and the independence movement.

And there you have her, Theresa May, the sorry strategist, thinking the same thoughts. But, the drivel, the verbal diarrhea, prattle, prattle, hyperbole, hypocrisy, and puerile pathos?  Instead of being obsessed with , “a tunnel vision nationalism”, the Scottish government should be more concerned about “public services like the NHS and education,” she gibbers, and there was me drifting back to one of the two conversations that I had in Glasgow last week.

“Yes, the NHS in Scotland might offer a better service than it does in England, but waiting three hours for a doctor is not much of an improvement on waiting four hours.” There you have it and the SNP, instead of looking for independence, should be making sure that Scots have a health service and public services that are not just a bit, but much much, better than the services that are being provided elsewhere in the UK.

And the “tunnel vision nationalism”? Might that be waking up and walking away from the nightmare that is misplaced myopic megalomaniac Brexit Blighty! Of course, the Scottish people will miss out on all of these super trade deals that are going to happen. “Super trade deals” my arse! Unless, of course, what is meant is selling arms to countries like Saudi Arabia, which is bombing civilians in Yemen and that type of rentier capitalism which sucks money from all over the planet into the pockets of the 1%. Or, in other words, makes lots and lots of money for Theresa and her criminal clique.

Apart from the “prattle, prattle, hyperbole, hypocrisy, and puerile pathos” there is nothing holding the United Kingdom together and it really is time for Scotland to break free. Nevertheless, with “prattle, prattle, hyperbole, hypocrisy, and puerile pathos” still bedazzling and beguiling many north of the Tweed, it might be advisable for the Scottish government to play this one out a bit. Of course, Edinburgh could ask the UK government to grant a Section 30 order, which makes the referendum legally binding, and just hope that Westminster rejects the request until the Brexit negotiations are over.

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

One thought on “A British Nationalist condemns Scottish Nationalism

  1. Well done! Good point!
    However, yesterday or the day before Melanie Phillips claims Ireland and Scotland are not real nations whiles Britain is. She wrote in The Time: “Does that mean that Westminster should tear up the Good Friday Agreement and bid farewell to Northern Ireland? No, because it has an obligation to the Unionists; and because the claim to unite Ireland is tenuous since Ireland itself has a tenuous claim to nationhood, having seceded from Britain as the Irish Free State only in 1922.
    “Scottish nationalism and Irish republicanism are cultural phenomena rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred of the other in the form of the English or the Protestants.”
    She continued: “Britain, by contrast, is an authentic unitary nation.”
    So, please, put your two pounds in. TA

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