The Scottish First Minister is calling for another vote on Independence, because Brexit. Why it seems only three years ago, because it was, that the cause of Independence was rejected by the Scottish voters. The Scots dodged a bullet that time. This time I hope the English dodge a bullet, and the Scots march off playing Scotland the Brave. As in 2014, here are my reasons for supporting Scottish independence:
Well, the Scottish independence referendum is up for a vote on September 18. I suspect that if the referendum supports independence that such a move will be an economic disaster for Scotland, combined with a socialist government whose economic forecasts seem to owe just as much to Groucho, Harpo and Chico as they do Karl. Having said that I am all in favor of Scottish independence. Why?
Depriving Labour of 63 Scottish MPs would probably ensure Tory government in England for the foreseeable future and that would be good for the US both in foreign policy and trade.
Socialists are completely dominant in Scotland and probably will be until they have total power to cause the type of disasters that socialists routinely bring about when they govern unchecked.
Scotland has bred since World War II generations who believe that a socialist utopia can exist in Scotland if it were not for malevolent forces south of the border preventing the building of paradise. They view Mel Gibson’s Braveheart flick as a documentary. Time to put this myth to a test. Vote Yes for Scottish independence if you have the misfortune to currently reside in the land of some of my ancestors.
Supporters of Scottish Independence came up short of their goal in the vote yesterday:
Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.
A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom’s separation.
Unionists won 55 percent of the vote while separatists won 45 percent with 31 of 32 constituencies declared.
Political leaders of all hues agreed that Britain would be changed for good nonetheless.
Unionists cheered, kissed and drank wine and beer in Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city where secessionists won, while nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat in Edinburgh, which supported the United Kingdom.
“Scotland has by a majority decided not, at this stage, to become an independent country. I accept that verdict of the people and I call on all of Scotland to follow suit in accepting the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland,” Salmond said. Continue Reading
“The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!”
Dr. Samuel Johnson
As faithful readers of this blog know, I am in favor of Scotland voting to break away from the UK. Go here to read my reasons why. I welcome Groundskeeper Willie to the cause, particularly because of his keen insight into the Scottish national character, as he demonstrates below in mentioning some of the mortal enemies of the Scots:
Update: Ah, PJ O’Rourke has joined the chorus calling for Scottish Independence:
This coming Thursday the Scots will vote on whether to make Scotland an independent nation. And I hope they do because it will be a disaster.
I don’t say this as a prejudiced Irishman. Even though the thistle-arse sheep-shagger Scots swiped Ulster and sent a herd of Presbyterian proddy dogs and porridge wogs to squat on our land and won the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 by using unfair—indeed, unheard of —- organization, discipline, and tactics on an Irish battlefield. We Micks only hold a grudge about such things for 300 years or so. Continue Reading