He that must not be named!

I am sure many have enjoyed Ian McWhirters Road to referendum three part series, serialised on STV.
On the whole I found it to be very well balanced and fair. I don’t think that either side of the debate can have had much to complain about.
However, I did note a couple of very relevant and extremely obvious omissions…Namely there was no mention whatsoever of the McCrone Report, which had been kept buried and locked up for 30 years in a Westminster dungeon, until it was released from its imprisonment by a freedom of information request. Without that request, I very much doubt that we would have heard of its existence yet.
Indeed, the mere mention of McCrone sends our broadcasters into a total spin, as they very rapidly move on to discussing anything and everything else, on the very very rare occasion that it is mentioned.
What surprises me is the seeming reluctance of nationalist politicians to bring it up themselves. Why are they not shouting it from the rooftops?

Again, in what was a very good political history, McWhirter failed to mention it, why??

The other significant omission was that of Blairs 6000 sq mile sea border grab in the North Sea , moving the English sector of the North sea up to Saint Andrews.. With the silent compliance of Labour in the Scottish government.
Neither was there any mention of the attempts to annex the Shetlands for the British state, nor the move in the house of Lords to lay claim to Rockall in the Atlantic for rUK.

We need to hear more of these things, not allow them to be hushed up….The people of scotland rightly deserve to know what they are dealing with, and the extents that British interests will go to in order to hold onto what is not theirs by right.
There lies the real crux of their opposition, Scottish resources and Oil … 95% of which lies in Scottish territorial waters. Without that, they wouldn’t give a damn about us being Independent.

About auldacquaintance

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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2 Responses to He that must not be named!

  1. Neil Ralley says:

    “…crux of their opposition, Scottish resources and Oil … 95% of which lies in Scottish territorial waters. Without that, they wouldn’t give a damn about us being Independent.”

    Not only would not give a damn but would probably welcome it with open arms! Anyone who thinks that Westminster is a colony populated by warm-hearted philanthropists is sadly deluded.

    There really IS only one sensible way to vote in 2014, I just hope that a majority of Scots living in Scotland have the courage to step into the Brave New World which you can surely create.

  2. panda paws says:

    You have read my mind as I was thinking the same when the programme ended. But to mention the sea grab would have meant bringing up Dewar’s role in the sorry affair, thus ruining the Father of the Nation persona. McCrone had better feature prominently in Yes leaflets and referendum broadcasts -it’s an open goal.

    As for Cameron, what has the guy got against foreigners? Scotland and England would be foreginers, instead of neighbours he said. Aren’t Germany and France neighbours as well as soverign nations?

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