Pie in the Sky

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!

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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4 Responses to Pie in the Sky

  1. Bob Waugh says:

    The other thing that no-one seems to want to mention with all these devo-whatsit schemes is that once you go beyond the 1997 setup (which involved subjecting already devolved administration, some going back to Gladstone, to democratic scrutiny). then you bring in the other peoples of these islands as you start impacting on the general governance of the UK. Now the electorates of Wales and N. Ireland might well get on board and have their own points to make, but the electorate of the largest entity -England – has been studiously ignoring these debates for decades now, and they are not going to take kindly to being told they have to attend remedial classes to catch up. A big UKIPpy sulk will be the most likely result. And no sense will come out of that.

  2. edulis says:

    You have it in one with your observation ’30 days, why not now’. This is the crux of the matter. What Ming is saying is we don’t want to commit to anything until we know the outcome of the vote, because doing it that way puts most pressure on the ‘Yes’ voters. Once a ‘No’ vote is secured then we can water down our proposals because there will be less pressure on us to deliver maximum devolution, just as happened with the Calman Commission.

  3. bringiton says:

    The woman who was sitting behind Broon on the platform yesterday has previously said this:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10329316/Margaret-Currans-doubts-over-Scottish-devolution.html
    So 6 months ago devolution was a failure and now it’s back on the agenda.
    What has changed to alter Curran’s thinking?

  4. Aye another good piece,saying what is needed and I can agree with all of it.Alas I think most who read this will be already among the converted,so if you are and can please pass this important message to those that must know what is being offered =nothing.
    We need this type of message to get out there to all who may consider believing Brown and his Darling,Darling,they are only interested in their party and themselves.

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