Here we go again! Yet another round of Devo Plus Max utopia. The media are spinning the rubbish coming from the Westminster parties like it is at all likely to happen, and is a serious option. It’s not!
We have Gordon Brown as the warm up man for the Labour conference where they will seemingly report on more powers that they are willing to concede for Scotland, but only if we vote No.
We have Menzies Campbell spouting the Liberal version of more taxes, and the Tories are still to report back with their version.
There is one huge fly in the ointment, none of them can agree on what they will possibly be prepared to concede, and Labour cannot even agree with themselves. Labour MPs are trashing their Holyrood counterparts ideas big style.
We are somehow to believe them?
The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t matter what pipe dreams these parties Scotlandshire branches come up with, no matter how minimal, they will be overruled by their Westminster masters. The British state will concede nothing, give up nothing, care nothing, for what the locals think. Power is not conceded but retained.
If Scotland votes NO, Nothing is what it gets!
Remind yourself of this…. If Westminster was at all serious about Devo whatever, then the Westminster parties would have been perfectly happy to accept a further powers option on the ballot paper, the option was offered to them, and they shouted NO!
So do you really think that they are serious about further devolution?
If these Westminster parties are serious about further devolution, federalism or whatever, then let them put up or shut up.
Let them sit down together if they really are Better Together, and put definite proposals on the table now…Not thirty days after a No vote, Now!
Lets see the colour of their money, lets see what they have to offer.
If they cannot or will not do that, then forget further devolution, it is a dead parrot!
We had Jam tomorrow promised in the 1970’s by Sir Alec Douglas Holm, what did we get…Thatcher.
We had threats of disaster should we vote for devolution in 1997, what did we get..disaster but not of our doing, Labours mess of 2008.
Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling, both in government for over a decade, where were their bright ideas for further devolution then, when they could have implemented them?
Fool us once, shame on them. Fool us twice, shame on us, but fool us three times? we will deserve all that we ultimately get, and it wont be jam!