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To think again

Today, July 3, the people of Scotland are to be addressed by an Old Etonian twat who happens to be Prime Minister of the Westminster Parliament, although his party holds less than half of its seats. Against that background, it’s more than a little ironic that he  will call on ‘The Silent Majority’ to speak out. A few words in that forthcoming speech leap out and grab me, those where he refers to ‘the silent majority who don’t want the risks of going it alone.’ In other words, he’s talking to  conservatives with a small ‘c’, and to cowards, with a capital.

In fact, there is a silent majority in Scotland. The problem for Dave is that he doesn’t recognise it, because he and his colleagues have been sweeping its existence  under the carpet for so long, they’ve forgotten about it. It’s made up of the Scots, twenty per cent of us, who live in poverty created by four decades of Westminster policies, and those of us who believe passionately that independence is the only way to reverse that unacceptable situation. In September, it will be our voices that will be heard.

Independence has nothing to do with ‘proud Edward’s army’, or any of that flowery crap. It’s about recreating the fair, just and honest society that we once had in Scotland before Westminster destroyed it, about restoring hope to the deprived, and about giving them and the next generations a future that they will never have under a government that has spent the last forty years gathering the nation’s wealth into a small corner of the south east.

 

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  1. July 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    So well said. I wish I could share this with the world so that they can understand.

  2. Lisa Scott
    July 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Couldn’t agree more.

  3. Fergus
    July 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Here’s a quote from Paolo Nutini (Q magazine, August edition): “I don’t think it should be Scotland versus anybody, it should be everybody versus f******g Westminster.”

  4. Brian Campbell
    July 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Once Scotland is independant, what will it take for President Salmond to do a Crimea on Northumbria.

  5. July 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    That’ll be the next referendum.

  6. Fergus
    July 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    No it won’t, we’re not that stupid and for many, the Geordies are already “honorary Scots” so what would be the point? They’ve been with us against Westiminster for yonks.

  7. July 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    If I was remotely serious about that, Fergus, and didn’t have my tongue firmly in my cheek, I’d point out that it would be their referendum. Putin went too fast. He should have stood well back from the Crimean referendum, then let them ask at least three times to join the Russian Federation.

  8. Fergus
    July 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I fully understand, my tongue is firmly in my cheek too but sometimes it really isn’t funny, as we can see and it seems to be all over the world just now, people die and that’s tragic.

  9. chris boyle
    July 25, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    This is probably the best piece I have read on why it we must vote YES.

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