Scotland would be better off in the UK

Scotland would be better off in the UK. So there we have it..No need for the referendum folks..It’s all been done and dusted and decided for us. And what’s more, it only took three hours to come to this conclusion. It was a decisive and overwhelming vote at that too. The result was 334-5. So that wasn’t just a defeat..it was a total gubbing! The YES side only got 1.47% of the vote. Truly magnificent achievement for the NO side.
But how come? Surely even the meanest of opinion polls have been giving the YES side at least 30% of the vote at this time? What could have gone so utterly and catastrophically wrong?
with even the British Government telling the world that the North Sea has the potential to be the Worlds Global Energy hub,and massive investments pouring in at unprecedented rates..surely the outlook for Scottish Independence is indeed rosy..even if the NO campaign have been busy shouting that It’s all running out again. How can this be? What should have caused such a catastrophic defeat for Independence?

Perhaps if we look where this vote took place, it all becomes much clearer. It was a three hour debate today in the House of Commons. In that three hours..Scotland took one hell of a beating, with only Pete Wishart of the SNP allowed a ten minute speech, being howled down by a rowdy bunch of jackals. Which gave the other mob…2hours and 50minutes to hurl abuse.
As Stewart Hosie has unfortunately had to take time off due to a mini stroke..The SNP were reduced in number form 6-5. Not that even the redoubtable Mr Hosie could have altered this result had he been fit and well.

But given that the meanest polls give Independence 30%…What does this result tell us? It tells us one thing, which we already knew…The vast majority of MPs at Westminster are totally out of touch with the wishes of the people of Scotland.
And it also begs a question…What the hell did they think they were achieving by having such a debate at this time? Or even at all, for that matter.
The people of Scotland will decide what we want, whether they like it or not.

BBC.. Scotland Commons debate

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I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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12 Responses to Scotland would be better off in the UK

  1. Tris says:

    It shows, I imagine that although somewhere between 30 and 40% of the population wants independence, and around 20% is undecided, the presentation of Scots views in the English parliament is very unrepresentative.

    I understand that a further proposal put by the SNP that Scotland would enjoy a special relationship with the UK, rather like that enjoyed by Canada, Australia and New Zealand, was defeated by a similar number.

    So it appears that the English (and the Welsh and Irish) don’t really like us. If we go they will not be friendly towards us. But they want us to stay.

    I can only conclude that that is because the North Sea has the potential to be the Worlds Global Energy hub. In other words they want our money.

  2. Brian Hill says:

    These people are clearly deranged engaging in a totally meaningless debate – if we could call it that.

    They must be really desperate to pull a stunt like this. I hope Ms Lamont will be highlighting the cost of this wasted debate, financial and MP’s time………holding your breath during this part of the exercise is not advisable.

    Meanwhile we get on with spreading the good news about Independence.

    VOTE YES

  3. Barney Thomson says:

    They really do live in a bubble, these creatures that currently control our lives – this is the debate from Hansard –

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-commons-debates/read/unknown/458/

    This bit is priceless –

    “Mrs Laing: [Tory from suburban London]
    My right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) makes an extremely important point, which is at the very centre of this debate. He mentions Afghanistan and Iraq, where he has seen recently and personally the contribution made by brave servicemen and women from every part of this United Kingdom and our allies in other parts of the world—from every part of the United Kingdom, and they do not ask each other, “Which is your country?”
    It is our country for which we fight, not only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but going back in our history, through the second world war, through the first world war, which in two years’ time, just at the time of the referendum, we will remember. That war started 100 years before the referendum is due to take place. Brave Scots joined brave Englishmen, Welshmen, Irishmen—

    Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP):
    And New Zealanders.

    Mrs Laing:
    Indeed, New Zealanders and Australians—to fight against the oppressor. The oppressor is not within this United Kingdom. The oppressor is potentially outwith the United Kingdom, and together we have fought oppression and won against oppression for centuries.

    Mr Mike Weir (Angus) (SNP):
    I am listening to what the hon. Lady is saying and she seems to have fossilised history. Yes, of course we have fought together in the past. We have fought the Germans in the past, but we co-operate with them on other things now. History does not stand still, and Scottish independence is an evolution of history.

    The Tory tart then went on to claim that people dying in Iraq and Afghanistan somehow keeps “British” people free but won’t do the same for Scottish people. Er.. or something.

  4. Things have never changed Westminster ‘hates’ Scotland.

    Acts of Union: The creation of the United Kingdom

  5. Macart says:

    They use Westminster for debating??????? :O

    • Arbroath1320 says:

      I never really understood what that building was for. One thought I did have was that it was kept as a memorial to Guy Fawkes in rememberance of his gallant but ultimately failed bid to blow up the Houses of Paliament but to actually hold debates well that really is a NEW one for me. 😆

  6. Brian Hill says:

    cynicalhighlander says: Things have never changed Westminster ‘hates’ Scotland.

    No ch, Westminster FEARS an Independent Scotland. We are too clever by half to have on their border. They fear their own citizens
    demanding what the Scots are getting via their Government. They fear Scotland’s system of People Politics succeeding while their Power Politics fails because of lack of money. They fear losing the ‘Top Table’ status they still have – mainly, according to a leading academic yesterday, because of Scotland’s involvement with the UK.

    They have much to FEAR and to LOSE when we go and very little if anything to gain, thus they will use every dirty trick in the book to hang onto us.

    VOTE YES

  7. mackisimul says:

    I was interested in the numbers voting, 334. Weren’t taking any chances were they? Methinks they’re feart.

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