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Now Get Over Yourselves Those Seeking To Damage The Union

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 18/09/2014


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Now Get Over Yourselves Those Seeking To Damage The Union


Get Over Yourself, Scotland
Posted: 16/09/2014 17:01 BST Updated: 16/09/2014 17:59 BST
I’m sorry, I’m over this now. I’m tired of all the pandering to Scotland; the appeals from celebrities, the begging from politicians, the dire warnings from big business, the polite nudge from her Majesty the Queen. “Pleeeeease stay with us” has been the hysterical refrain since this all began. Well no more begging, no more dire warnings. I’m sorry, we don’t need to beg. It’s Scotland’s mistake. Let’s be very clear about this: Scotland is having a moment of national madness that it will regret for the foreseeable future. Scotland is sleepwalking into a catastrophic and irreversible decision. And now, after the endless grovelling, I’m inclined to call Scotland’s bluff and say “just go”. Scotland is a country that I adore, but she is letting herself down. Scotland is having a tantrum and behaving like a petulant teenager. And like a petulant teenager, she is neither big nor strong enough to go it alone. Get over yourself Scotland. You are a small country, deal with it.
Don’t get me wrong, by global comparison, England is small too. Wales and Northern Ireland are particularly small. But the key point is this: the United Kingdom is an acceptance of our relative smallness and a symbol of each nation’s humility. It is by definition an admission that we all need each other; that what we have, with all its compromises, is better than any of us going it alone.
What’s so special about Scotland anyway? Well, a lot actually. I think it’s one of the greatest nations in human history. For a small country, it has and continues to contribute a disproportionately large amount to the world. Scotland’s offerings in science, medicine, technology, music, engineering, entertainment and art are unparalleled. That’s not to mention the landscape, the cities, the drinks and the epic women.
But that doesn’t mean you have to break off and go it alone, causing discomfort for your neighbours and unadulterated pain for yourselves. The nationalists boast that Scotland’s contribution to UK GDP is a handsome 9%. That means that 91% of the GDP that Scotland shares with the United Kingdom comes from outside Scotland. And they want to leave? Hmm. Good luck with that. If you were in a partnership with another business and they were bringing in 91% of the turnover and you were bringing in 9%, would you seriously be considering setting up on your own? Particularly if the profits were pooled equally, which in the United Kingdom they are. Every penny the Scots have generated in recent memory has been returned to the nation, via investment and public services.
I just don’t get it. England is the strong partner in this relationship and ought to be clamouring for independence. But there isn’t even a whisper of it. England is the one which could realistically go it alone. The English would benefit hugely from sharing their resources with fewer people and acting in their own national interest. But it’s not on the agenda south of the border. And why? Because England isn’t caught up in some egocentric, poor me, nationalistic fervour that the Scots are currently getting drunk on. The English, the Welsh and the Northern Irish people gloomily and bleakly accept we are better together. It’s like a long marriage. Some of the sparkle may have gone, but you like each other, you have lots in common and you’re in a rare thing – a marriage that works.
I know that’s not very evangelical, but then the United Kingdom is not an evangelical idea. And therein lies its genius. It’s never been ideological or rammed down anyone’s throat. It’s a sensible, practical arrangement, in itself a very British idea. And we can be honest – these islands aren’t the force they once were. But that’s ok. By working as a single entity, Britain has remained a stealth-like economic, military and cultural powerhouse in the world, reflected in its status as the sixth largest economy on the planet and a place the world often looks to for economic, diplomatic or creative inspiration.
The Scots need to look at the English for a moment. England has every right to be up itself. London alone is one hell of a boast; some claim it to be the greatest city in the world. It’s also stable. There is an argument to be made that England is the best integrated multicultural, multiracial society on the planet. Plus there’s Shakespeare, Tim Berners-Lee and The Beatles. But the English don’t do chest-beating, and have never done so. It’s positively frowned upon. I still don’t know when St George’s Day is. England has accepted itself as part of the United Kingdom; she’s left her ego at the door, as have the Welsh, as have Northern Ireland. It’s time for the Scots to do the same.
Calm down and grow up. You are a separate country, you are a proud and great nation, and one of the most fabulous I’ve ever known. I adore Scotland infinitely. I had the happiest four years of my life as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh, a prettier more culturally rich city you’ll struggle to find. I owe Scotland my entire higher education and it pains me to see her make such an uneducated decision; Edinburgh itself is a seat of learning, not rampant, unguarded national emotion. Of course there are tensions and a careful redrawing of the economic and political boundaries for each nation are long overdue; devo-max, which sounds like a treatment for indigestion, looks to be an eminently sensible idea. We should definitely hand over new powers, so Scotland has a far greater say over how it is run. That would be good for England, Wales and NI too. But let’s not throw the bairn out with the bath water. Let’s not cut off our sporran to spite our kilt.
So Scotland, I implore you. Sober up, so we can drink together again. Four fine nations, pooling our collective resources and talent for the greater good. The good of Great Britain. Our country, that we all share. Come back to the party Scotland. And please, don’t make me beg.
Good luck Scotland a minnow in the ocean full of sharks where the gullible bay and bray in strident self loathing for a fake independence desperate for the jobs and hand outs they hope to get from enemies of the UK for their survival!
Listening to the lies of Alex Salmon the SNP and a rag bag of assorted nobodies on the world stage – dependent on a few actors doing what actors do and delivering lines supplied for them to raise their profile from insignificance to ego fed importance in their own lunch time!
Grants are now the sole remaining Scottish owned whiskey producer in Scotland – not a single oil company of any size or stature has it base in Scotland – Scottish ship building is dependent on UK defence and UK contracts, Scotland would be dependent on UK control of its economy without a say if it uses the Pound, Scotland’s wind and solar energy is dependent on UK subsidies, whilst farmers largely vote No crofters dependent on subsiiiideez may well vote to sever the hand that feeds them and how will Scotland fund its over large public service sector without a major finance industry which it hasn’t got when even RBS is planning to relocate its head occice south iof there is a yes vote!
18 Million Scots around the world have no say whilst there are enough Romanians, Poles, Pakistanis, Indians, Germans, Dutch and the like to vote in hatred against the UK!
With a Yes vote Scotland’s demographic with a rapidy ageing population will be unable to fund its pensions without opening the flood gates to third world immigrants who will overrun the indigenous population of 5 million, and to prevent the drift south of these immigrants a rigid border will be inevitable, with control of anyone from Scotland to prevent them working & living in the south!

Good luck Scotland I hope you survive the immense damage done by Alex Salmond & the SNP where whether it is a Yes or No vote their strident bickering and abusive behaviour and self interested dishonesty has done more damage to these United Kingdoms than ISIS has or is ever likely to!

It is and has been my prediction for some time that sanity will prevail in Scotland and I fervently hope, not just for Scotland’s sake but for all of us in these United Kingdoms, that the vote will provide an 8% lead for No, as due to the bullying and abusive style of those seeking to damage the Union have felt unsafe to openly declare their vote, based upon patriotic common sense.

Part of the damage done by Alex Salmond, the SNP and the rump of the UK that has camp[aigned for and voted Yes for the destruction of these United Kingdoms reflecting their myopic introspection and hatred that would most certainly have proved catastrophic for Scotland and very damaging and costly for the rest of the UK as was all too presciently predicted in Judy Magazine in the 1800s!

As I published some 15 years ago and can be found in context in 2009 on my


One great thing about having a book shop is all of human knowledge and most thought is printed somewhere and when you miss reading it yourself someone points it out to you!

I am not normally an avid reader of ‘Judy’ Magazine for girls of the 1880s but I could be converted – here is a poem from the 28th. August 1889 which shows that little is new.

Please print this out and give out as many copies as you can afford to.

by: Miss J.E. Clarke of Eynsham

Plans for seperation grew worse
than those before,
Then they asked for two Parliaments,
now ’tis three or four.
Only just imagine if Home Rulers
had their way,
And this is something like the tale
the world might hear one day.
“One United Kingdom they fancied
wouldn’t do.
To please some grumbling Irish
they split it into two.
Two little kingdoms, but then the
Scots, you see,
Claimed their ancient throne and
rights, and then there were three.
Three little Kingdoms, and after
that one more,
For Welshmen claimed a parliament,
and then there were four.
Four little Kingdoms wouldn’t do
at all!
One of them was far too big; the
others far too small.
All throughout Great Britain ancient
hates revived.
Cornwall wants to rule herself, and
then there were five.
Five little Kingdoms, but London
in a fix,
Raised the ‘Southern English’ flag,
and then there were six.
Six little Kingdoms, alas! the ‘Home
Rule’ heaven,
Caused a rising in the West, and
then there were seven.
Seven little Kingdoms; Northmen
wouldn’t wait,
But started the Northumbrian state,
and then there were eight.
And the towns that one may visit
by the Eastern Counties line,
Held their own East Anglian Parliament
and then there were nine.
Nine little Kingdoms; the Midlands
people then
Called a parliament themselves,
and then there were ten.
Ten little Kingdoms never could
How to work together, and so
they went free.
Ten little Kingdoms with constitutions
Ten little Kingdoms always in a
Ten little Kingdoms too weak to
stand alone,
A foreign nation conquered them,
and now there were none.

The [EU] ‘Regional Policy’ was again published as a method of breaking up Britain into ‘squabbling’ little Assembly Regions of insufficient stature, to ensure dependence on the centre. Each little Region being in conflict and competition with its neighbour, leading to a loss of National identity and a need for subsidy from the centre.

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#G0611* – The Scots joined The Union because they were starving

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 25/09/2011

#G0611* – The Scots joined The Union because they were starving

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The Scots joined The Union because they were starving – that time was due to the failure of crops due to the eruption of Katla in Iceland.
This time it looks like it is likely that Scotland will be destroyed by its own self serving politicians manipulating a large under class of Scotland that believes and expects there is a future for Scotland living under direct rule and subsidy by the centralised and largely undemocratic EUropean Union which the more intelligent in Scotland will have realised is nothing more than a failed experiment – an arcane scam founded on greed and the self interest of a small clique of politicians and held together with a huge structure of bribes.
Whether directly ruled by The EU or in co-operation with the other members of these United Kingdoms who have supported and co-operated with Scotland on a partnership basis with the costs of Governance and defence shared and the peoples of Scotland assisted under The Barnet Formula to even out the difficulties in largely unproductive areas like Scotland and Wales.
A measure of the evil irresponsibility of the Lawyers, Bankers, Civil Servants & Politicians of Scotland is that they are willing to gamble and destroy the lives of Scots less fortunate than themselves, well aware that if it goes wrong for them as Politicians, Lawyers, Bankers etc. they can abandon Scotland as so many Scots have done in the past when work, food, income and the like dried up – You may well be aware that during The Napoleonic Wars the Island of Skye fielded 2,500 fully armed men – now if its entire popul;ation were to leave it could not make up such numbers.
The degree of Evil of the cartell of scheisters running Scotland are willing to put the gullible at risk in one of the most dangerous periods in history in economic terms. Do YOU really believe they have the moral right to risk the starvation their actions might bring for those less fortunate than them?

When you have listened to the clear and consise video you can save the text and check every detail for your own peace of mind.
Perhaps if you are a Scot and believe the propaganda that should read piece of mind!
One is forced to ask by what moral right these self serving, greedy fools can risk these United Kingdoms and the destruction of the Union just for their personal gain?

Exclusive: A war of independence: PM squares up to Salmond

Cameron orders ministers to campaign aggressively north of the border against the break-up of the union as panic hits Westminster
By Brian Brady, Whitehall Editor
Sunday, 25 September 2011

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The Coalition’s ministers will target areas where Mr Salmond is seen to be vulnerable
David Cameron is to go head to head with Alex Salmond in a bitter battle over the future of the union between England and Scotland. The Government is to fight what it sees as “outrageous” claims and increasingly aggressive moves towards complete self-rule from the Scottish First Minister in a desperate attempt to stop Scotland from “sleepwalking into independence”.
The Prime Minister has ordered an aggressive government attack on the SNP in the hope of raising the alarm in England and Scotland about the prospect of Scotland voting to split from the United Kingdom. He believes the First Minister has had an easy ride and not faced enough questions on how an independent Scotland would stay afloat – and bankroll its huge pensions and benefits bill without raising taxes.
The more “muscular” approach, agreed by the coalition’s ruling “quad” of ministers, will target areas where Mr Salmond is seen to be vulnerable – notably on the economy and welfare.
The frantic switch follows widespread unrest among English MPs over the enhanced subsidies available to Scotland, which fund improved services including free personal care, university tuition and prescriptions, which are not available in England.
The gear change comes as Labour announces plans to beef up the position of its leader in Scotland, partly to face down the SNP resurgence.
One senior minister pledged yesterday that the Government would no longer be the “passive recipient” of proposals from the Scottish Executive, including the Budget presented by the SNP Finance Minister John Swinney last week.
Instead, coalition ministers including Mr Cameron and Nick Clegg will take on Mr Salmond in a series of visits and interviews in the coming months. Michael Moore, the Scotland Secretary, has already begun telling government departments to shape their pronouncements to spell out the advantages of the union to the Scottish public.
“We have all allowed Salmond to have it his own way for too long,” one minister said yesterday.
The change in strategy betrays a growing frustration at the heart of Government that Mr Salmond has been allowed to dictate the debate over Scotland‘s destiny. His enduring popularity has made a vote for independence – or further devolution christened “devo max” – a real possibility at a referendum promised within the next four years.
The “quad” – Mr Cameron, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, the Chancellor, George Osborne, and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander – have rejected a more positive campaign in favour of an aggressive response targeting Mr Salmond himself.
After a series of meetings with Mr Moore, they have pulled in ministers from across the Government and told them to join the effort to counteract the SNP message.
Mr Moore warned last week that an independent Scotland would risk a Greece-style economic collapse. He added: “When the economy changes we have bigger bills to pay on unemployment. Scotland would have to think how on earth that was done.”
Ministers concede that UK parties had given Mr Salmond a free rein to present himself as the defender of Scotland‘s rights over several years, culminating in the SNP’s victory at the Scottish elections in June.
A senior Scottish Lib Dem minister confessed last week that the party had missed the chance to rein in the SNP by refusing to form a coalition government when the Nationalists emerged as the biggest party, but without a majority, following the 2007 Holyrood elections.
Instead, Mr Salmond used the result as a platform to establish his party as a credible government for four years, and then to win an outright majority at the elections held in May this year.
The strategy presents the Prime Minister with a difficult balancing act, however, as it requires him to defend a settlement which has provoked hostility on both sides of the border.
A group of young Tory MPs has now called on Mr Cameron to end Scotland‘s subsidy and give Holyrood greater tax-raising powers – effectively forcing the nation to pay its way within the union. The gap between public spending and taxes raised in Scotland stood at £14bn in 2009-10, and the country receives subsidies amounting to almost 20 per cent more per head than in England.
John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, said the coalition parties had recognised the problem late, as the prospect of a referendum was remote. He added: “They are having difficulty putting forward their argument because no one can match up to Mr Salmond.”
Nicola McEwen of the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh said the Government “has a legitimacy problem in Scotland, being made up of the third and fourth-placed parties”.
A spokesperson for Mr Salmond said yesterday: “Scotland‘s future will be decided by the people of Scotland – not by the Tory-Lib Dem ‘quad’ holding secret meetings in Downing Street.
“The people of Scotland have already spoken decisively this year, overwhelmingly backing the SNP government’s positive vision of progress for the nation, and a recent poll shows independence has moved ahead of support for the status quo.”
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Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/12/2010

Picture of Julian Assange during a talk at 26C3Image via WikipediaHi,

one is forced to ask, in the light of the lack of substance in the material, whether Julian Assange has in fact been duped.

There would seem to be no important material amongst the Wikileaks & does it not seem strange that an International Arrest Warrant has been issued or more to the point a EUropean Arrest Warrant where no proof is investigated nor required not even evidence and a perfectly innocent individual can be hauled off to be incarcerated in an alien jail. 

Whether guilty of the murder or not can it be seen as just to have held the American girl Amanda Knox in jail for a year before her trial for the murder of the poor girl in Perugia – but that is EU law for you!

Now we see Julian Assange subject to an EAW and his crime we are told is having sex with two mature women who had befriended him but failing to use a condom!!!

Is WikiLeaks just America using a sap to empty their dustbin to avoid continuation of care and classification for this low grade prattle of its less relevant public servants and paper pushers? Alternatively could it be a smoke screen – not dissimilar to the largely jingoistic garbage put out by Jeff Rense and his Mormon Tabernacle puppets, muppets and gossip columnists or even much of the ill researched material of Alex Jones and his devotees – we know Arctic Beacon and Greg Semanski (sp?) are believed to be CIA operatives.

We are not alone and have our own Snake Oil salesmen and nutters peddling drivel to the underbelly of life and the gullible – the likes of Brian Gerrish with his risible UK Column, David Icke with his befooled and befuddled following or Jim Corr with his paranoias and quaint corn cob Irish Bog tales of being chemically sprayed and more!

Little in life is as it may seem at first glance – you may still be behind the 8Ball & think Westminster makes our laws and sets our taxes, sadly dream on!

However when you look at the news stands and study the front pages of the Newspapers arrayed before you they too have little or no news – Just an array of tittle tattle and gossip about mostly non entities.

When did you last see a NEWS story – yes I accept natural disasters DO feature but even then in a soap opera sort of way – one has to go off and track down the facts on the internet.

Following in the style of a friend of mine we now have the self serving Wimbledon lad Alex Salmond trying to point score to strengthen his Scottish Nasty Party – he is promising Free Degrees at Scottish Unis. can we be sure they will not just be massively dumbed down Polytech qualifications from embarrassingly irrelevant organisations like Stow College with its irresponsible wee puffed up failures like Matt Quinn involved in offering degrees in Meeja Studies!!!

In fact did Alex Salmond mean The Three Degrees?


An interesting view found subsequent to my views above!

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The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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