Proof at last we are Better Together…just when nationalists tried to claim there was something distinctive about the Scots and their political culture, the strength of the Union shattered the myth and confirmed we are just as racist, bigoted, small-minded, self-seeking, regressive and primitive as anybody else in Britain.
The pathetic claims to a more enlightened and community-minded country opposed to misogyny, racial discrimination, class bias and elitism are exposed as delusion propagated by naïve fantasists. How deeply satisfying is the old security blanket of self-loathing and deference, of sly prejudice and the reassurance that we deserve nothing better than to be run by a club of trough-scoffing careerists.
We really are just a lumpen herd of numpties to have our base instincts teased out by manipulative blowhards. Ambition? Inspiration? Aspiration? Don’t be silly. They’re for real countries, not our inept little rock of failure. Think we’re better than the nutters? We’re not. We’re just like them and that means Labour can rejoice as it stays in business even when there’s a Tory-UKIP coalition government. As the British government’s legal advice said: Scotland no longer exists. It is now part of Greater England.
The future stares us in the face…saddled for ever to the blood-sucking Britnats and their Neanderthal new friends. Here’s what we can expect when Dave invites Nigel to be deputy Prime Minister.
No support for immigrants – all must pay for themselves for five years – meaning only the wealthy can come in, most of whom do not work and are elderly, the opposite of Scotland’s requirement.
Immigrants must pay for private health insurance, hastening the end of a free NHS. Tourists cannot enter without private health insurance, forcing a serious downturn in a vital Scottish industry.
Exit from the EU will destroy Scottish businesses and jobs, prevent students studying here with a serious impact on universities, restrict European visitors and jobseekers and cut us off from our friends in Europe, leaving us to find other markets and without shared services.
Scrapping green taxes and wind power subsidies, ending Scotland’s new powerhouse energy sector, renewables.
The introduction of fracking.
Cut foreign aid which helps the less well-off in the developing countries and creates a constructive relationship with the world.
Get rid of the European Convention on Human Rights which safeguards all of us from abuses. It is the ECHR which brands as illegal Britain’s low benefits levels.
Bring back elitism into education with grammar schools.
And, of course, ‘only UKIP will return self-government to the British people’.
Self-government, you see – a highly desirable objective and a political slogan…so long as you apply it to Britain. Britain is their country, not Scotland. That is exactly the choice we face in September, more glaringly now than ever – either Britain, with all of the above, is your country and you vote No, or Scotland is your country and that means Yes. It was only the need to canvass in Scotland that led to UKIP reversing its policy of effectively abolishing the Parliament by using Westminster MPs to replace MSPs.
I think the Unionists celebrating the election of an odious right-winger are completely wrong – this result will galvanise a section of the vote which believed that it couldn’t happen, that just because we’re Scots we would prefer anyone to him. Well, they were wrong. It did happen and so can a Tory-led government overtaking a comatose Labour Party…a Tory government with much in common with UKIP and which makes a much better fit than wet Liberal Democrats. (If you’re looking for someone to blame for UKIP’s advance, look no further). The contest now is between two different futures and those who have been complacent should now grasp the reality. While it could be written off as an England only issue, we need not worry. But that has changed. The wolf is at the door and there is now no room for error. As the Tories trim and twist to accommodate the extremists even with the possibility of an electoral pact, we are about to subsumed into the woman-hating, foreigner-bashing Daily Express twilight zone of casual bigotry under the banner of Britain.
The sick irony is that the Labour leadership prefers that to an independent Scotland. The omens couldn’t be clearer…we are embarrassingly well set up for independence – no country has been better prepared – and now a bleak future of right-wing cuts and cultural ignominy awaits. Every warning light is flashing red. The klaxons are blaring. It is now urgent and demands a response.by