To Live in the early days of a Better Nation


The plan for government introduced by the First Minister yesterday caught everybody by surprise, both her detractors and her supporters. Nobody but nobody was expecting it,and it caught everyone on the hop with its vision, its breadth of intent, its boldness and might we say even a bit of Scottish gallusness and audacity. It really was quite breathtaking, almost like the glow of the lights of the Saltire bridge was reflecting off it.
Who would have thought that in the midst of a Brexit calamity which threatens to tear apart the whole of these Isles that such thinking would be thought possible? Certainly not the floundering opposition who could only come up with feeble worn complaints about the constitution.
I wont trawl through all of the proposed 16 bills which have been widely reported elsewhere, but rather look at the implications of it all. In particular that of the development of a Scottish Investment Bank, for right there we see another intent and preparation altogether. We see the groundwork being prepared for a Scottish Central Bank and a new Scots currency for an Independent Scotland.

To quote the First Minister:

“This Programme for Government is our plan to seize those opportunities.

To build the kind of Scotland we all seek – an inclusive, fair, prosperous, innovative country, ready and willing to embrace the future.

It is a Programme to invest in our future and shape Scotland‘s destiny.”

Only once during this plan for government did the First Minister allude very briefly to IndyRef2, and that was to say that It would be looked at again after the result of the Brexit negotiations were known. As far as the Brexit process was concerned, any attempts to remove Scotland from the European Convention of Human Rights would be firmly resisted and steps taken to codify it in Scots Law. Otherwise it was a full on programme of innovation and promise.

Of course the Brit Nats who had already been spitting feathers through clenched teeth at the praise and worldwide approval and coverage the Saltire bridge had been getting were not in the least happy, and certainly it wasn’t too long before the BBC sought to downplay it, and the chattering press began to spout sour grapes at it, however the damage had already been done because the whole of Scotland already had been speaking about it. Organisations in every field were singing praises.

This of course is ultra bad news as far as the Proud Scots Brit Nats are concerned, and the howling on Social Media has been delightful to behold.
As an aside… Isn’t it funny how these Proud Scots must proclaim they are Proud Scots….But.
When every real Scot who is actually proud of their Country never ever feel the need to pronounce they are Proud Scots, because it is taken as a given that they are. So absolutely no need to make any such pronouncement as they are the Real Deal.
Whereas Proud Scots hate the Saltire and want it removed at every opportunity and replaced with the Union flag and joyfully cheer on any perceived Scottish failure and deflect and dismiss claim of any Scottish success. They really are a strange bunch.

As if the Saltire Bridge was not bad enough, they had been confounded by a whole load of other Scottish successes in quick succession.. The World tidal energy record generation on the Pentland Firth, The success of Glasgows satellite technology sector, Glasgow University coming up with potentially better ways of combating cancer than radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Edinburgh University with a whole body scanner which can see through the whole human body. The opening of the National Sports Training Centre at Inverclyde. And Now this programme of government…. And of course being voted the most beautiful Country in the world.
How they must have hated it!

And just when they maybe thought things couldn’t get any worse from their perspective, what happened? The leaking of the Westminster governments secret draft plans with regards to European Citizens is what happened. The contents of that 82page draft document proves how despicable they are, and the imposition of effectively a Nazi type apartheid regime which will cause untold damage to us all if implemented is not worth contemplating.
Not only that but European citizens who have long since made their life in this country and married and settled down may find themselves being asked to leave.
The damage which these measures alone will inflict on the Scottish economy, particularly in sectors like our hospitality and tourist industry, food processing, our NHS sectors alone are incalculable.
On top of that is the news that many of us suspected, the Government officially did the dirty on the promise they had made to the Clyde ship builders on the remaining 10 frigates they were assured of if they voted NO to Independence..these are now to go out to contract piecemeal across the UK.
Ruth Davidson gave an Interview where she stated that Brexit could do irretrievable damage to the British economy, but she still will not oppose it.
David Davies the Brexit minister again refused to meet with the Scottish and Welsh governments to discuss the negotiations.
What they assuredly will be extremely unhappy about is that Michel Barnier the EU chief negotiator is coming to meet with Scottish MSPs to discuss Brexit negotiations, that really is a 2 finger salute to Westminster and a clear indication that the EU are not prepared to leave Scotland behind and adrift.

So all in all… 2 very different sides to the Scottish constitutional coin..

Where  is all this leading?  I would suggest straight down the road to Independence.
For Scotlands own sake we have to get out of this British Union which is threatening to strangle us and throw us all over a cliff edge and the way to do that has already begun.
By showing that Scotland is both humanitarian and progressive and “To build the kind of Scotland we all seek – an inclusive, fair, prosperous, innovative country, ready and willing to embrace the future. ”

“It is a Programme to invest in our future and shape Scotland‘s destiny.”

In my opinion Indyref2 will be sometime in the next year or 18 months…no later.
We all know for all our sakes how we must vote then.

*I hadn’t realised until I published this, that this is my 500th article here… It seems like an eternity since I began in 2011. How appropriate that this should be that article for that milestone….. The early days of a better nation has begun*

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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14 Responses to To Live in the early days of a Better Nation

  1. Hazel Smith says:

    Nicola’s Programme for Scotland certainly felt like the beginning of a new nation. There were so.many good points to it. I’m sure behind closed doors there are lots of planning going on for our future independence. So much good news in Scotland lately, and to top it all off we have just been voted the most beautiful country in the world.

  2. Ian Johnston says:

    Good article and I love the Unicorn Saltire pic. Thanks for not blanking my signature.

  3. trispw says:

    Superb article and one to keep for reference in the future.

    Congratulations on your 500 articles.

  4. Reblogged this on charlesobrien08 and commented:
    A piece of writing that needs to be seen by as many unionists or those that think they are,as well as a boost to all us independence seekers.Rod sees it in a clear field of vision grateful to be able to share his thoughts and writings,try his poetry it is worthwhile.

  5. Of course I’ve re-blogged and shared on Facebook,and google,as always I remain a fan of your writing,thoughts are similar but you always say it much better than me and most others.I do hope you feel better and re-gain fitness but the rest is doing the rest of us a world of good with all the extra writing you are doing.

  6. Mark Rae says:

    If you’re “spitting feathers”, you’re extremely thirsty. You mean “spitting blood”…

  7. xsticks says:

    Congratulations on your 500th Rod!

    My how time flies and the worm turns. Who’d ever have thought we’d be here and still fighting for our self-determination.

    Following the pit of despair in 2014 we now seem to be neared our goal than ever.

    Thanks for all the inspiring words over the years.

  8. Hugh Wallace says:

    Congratulations on the 500th! You probably don’t realise just how delighted I was a couple of weeks ago when I checked here to see if you had started blogging again and found I had a backlog waiting for me to read.

    About being a Proud Scot; it’s funny, but I’ve never thought of myself as proud to be Scottish. I’m definitely not ashamed of it anyway but I take pride in my accomplishments and my actions not the (happy) accident of my birth. I wouldn’t want to be anything other than Scottish, I consider Scotland to be the most beautiful country in the world and, on the whole, like, respect and even love the people because I consider them ‘my people’, warts and all. But, unlike the Proud Scots, but, I have never, ever felt the need to establish that status because I do not denigrate my own country, its people or the things we do here. I am often critical, for sure, but never derogatory like so many of our fellow citizens. That is the single, over-riding thing about being Scottish that I detest above all else; fellow Scots who talk down Scotland because they want to be British and can’t find anything to talk up about ‘Great’ Britannia.

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