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.