Alex Salmond, Leader Scottish National Party, Scotland’s First Minister
Alex Salmond has announced his programme towards a referendum on the future of Scotland. The aim of the Scottish National Party is to break away from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, hoping to take offshore oil production in British waters with them. There is debate over which oil fields could be transferred and independence would result in an animated negotiation over separation terms, the rest of the United Kingdom being able to argue that Scotland has already benefited from ‘English’ offshore oil and gas, which is now becoming depleted.
If those issues are placed to one side, Scotland would receive, from all offshore oil production, approximately the same amount of money as is already exported to Scotland from tax payers in the rest of the United Kingdom. This suggests a financially neutral situation arising from separation, because the tax money exported to Scotland would cease. That assumes that the rest of the United Kingdom would be prepared to perpetuate the heavy subsidies of Scottish public services, should Scotland remain in the United Kingdom.
Gordon Brown, Scottish Prime Minister, non-elected
Gordon Brown has responded through his spin doctors that new powers can be given to Scotland and equally that existing powers can be taken away. This raises the question of whether Brown is seriously considering removing the Scottish Parliament, which was created by his botched attempts at Constitutional change in Britain, or whether he is just attempting to intimidate the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people, who dismissed the Blair Brown regime from Government in Scotland.
The Blair Brown regime continues to resist demands that all Britons should be given the chance to vote in a referendum on the new Constitution for the United States of Europe as was promised in their manifesto at the last General Election.
There is every indication that Salmond and Brown are set on a collision course.
For Brown, Scottish independence is a serious threat. Personally, he is a Member of Parliament for a Scottish seat. Independence would either force his resignation as Prime Minister, or require him to find an English constituency that would elect him. Even then, his Party would be unable to win the seats required to form a Government in England because the current control in England depends on MPs holding Scottish seats.
English speaking people have responded vigorously before to politicians who seek to impose taxation without representation
In the meantime, he is hoping to cling to office with the support of MPs from Scotland who are voting one way on matters that affect England and seeing Scotland vote differently as those matters affect Scotland, assured that English tax-payers will fund the more lavish Scottish services and spending plans. This is in effect forcing taxation without representation on the English tax payers.
To add insult to injury, Scotland is now to hold a referendum on its future while Scots in the Blair Brown regime are denying that opportunity to the rest of Britain.
The Balkanization of Europe is already underway
The situation becomes more confused because Scotland can only become independent by also leaving the European Union and operating outside as Norway has very successfully managed. If Scotland did not leave the EU, it would be divided into three parts, each administered as States from outside Scotland. This process of splitting up England has already begun with the appointment of a French-speaking President, based in Paris, ruling the Republic of Arc Manche, which includes a large part of what has been southern England.
Not since the people of Austria broke the shackles, to reunite, have the countries of Western Europe faced the threat of subjugation under a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ruled by a political elite
The new European Constitution (available only as a document in the French language, contrary to the rules of documents published in all the official European languages) provides the means to break up every existing country and remove national identity. The British should be allowed to voted on adoption or rejection of a Constitution that has already been rejected by the voters of France and the Netherlands – and should therefore be dead and buried.
The Blair Brown regime and the Eurocrats are reluctant to permit voters to express their views because the French and Dutch have already misbehaved by saying NO, leading the Eurocrats to believe that the British would also say NO.
This is all so bizarre that it is difficult to believe that any politician could create such a total shambles. Then politicians have trouble understanding why they have sunk so low in the estimations of the electorate. However, this is also a failure of the electors for not rising up and voting in honest and sane politicians who will return probity and sanity to government