The Tories make clear they have no respect for the Scottish Parliament. Never again will the line that Scotland is an equal partner in Westminster system be believed. The decision to act without our consent, and the manner of doing it, will not be forgotten. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland
First Scotland’s Oil, now Scotland’s Constitutional rights
It isn’t only in London’s streets that you stand to get robbed by hooded oiks on a moped. The same happens in the motherfucker of all parliaments.
On Tuesday 12 June 2018, the Tories at Westminster aided and abetted by Labour’s dim-witted gang of professional abstainers reduced the Scottish Parliament to an assembly. Any decision it might make in the name of Scotland’s electorate can be vetoed by any party in power at Westminster.
There are two nations in a Treaty, England just reduced the other to a joke province.
Dumbass voters duped
“Even if we’d had 100 hours of debate, the situation wouldn’t have changed,” said the spineless, waffling, sweetie wife of a Scottish Secretary David Mundell about the Withdrawal Bill. In other words, this is the Tory plan, stop Scotland’s march to full democracy dead in its tracks, undermine its ability make democratic advances permanent. Voters duped.
The Tories sneered, scoffed and brayed at the protests made by SNP MPs asking for a time to debate what Brexit will do to Scotland’s economy and ambitions, pushing through the objectionable clauses of the EU Withdrawal Bill which effectively abolish Scottish devolution for the next seven years or more, perhaps pemanently. Voters duped.
People in Aberdeenshire that voted Tory on the promise they would protect fishermen’s rights now see their rights taken back by Westminster. Voters duped.
England’s empire starts with owning Scotland
An unelected prime minister called Treeza, wallowing in the phlegm and slop that is Westminster spittoons, on the back of an election that gave her party less than 35% of the UK vote, she of no fixed morality, is handed complete power to override Scotland’s Parliament. She can veto all critical matters such as fishery policy, Trident, visits by Trump, land management, resistance to privatisation buy-outs, agriculture, food safety, and even the environment that includes fracking.
Treeza didn’t have to dismiss SNP or Labour amendments to the Bill because Labour did the job for her, they abstained – that fine old Labour tactic of showing absolute commitment to constitutional rights.
Devolution is dead
Anyone who believes that after seven years Scotland will get all its powers returned, seven years the length the Tories say they will hold those powers, longer than a political parliament, needs their brains undergo shock electrical therapy.
The Tories have taken powers back, and it’s the first in a long line of withdrawals on the table. There is more to come, or should I say, go. The Union is a sham, always has been.
At stake is Scotland’s oil, ergo, England’s balance of payments. It needs the revenues to stave off economic disaster, a situation in the making before Brexit made certain it will happen. It needs Scotland’s taxes. It needs Scotland youth for its illegal wars of conquest. Without those things England knows it will become a small country with no empire.
The precedent is established that Westminster can now over-ride any and all of Scotland’s devolved responsibilities whenever it considers it necessary – which is pretty much all the time. Home rule is over, as dead as a Treeza’s empathy.
What Treeza has done is make the case for an independent Scotland not only a fine ideal but a slam dunk necessity. Scotland in any form will not survive without the powers to protect its own integrity. Independence is the only method by which a people’s rights and their humanity can be protected.
The 1998 Scotland Act is buried, cremated, ashes scattered. The Tories hated it, Labour failed to protect it because they too disliked it. Scotland is taken out of the European Union against the will of the people.
“The will of the people” the phrase used by Tories and Labour alike to piss all over the will of the people. The “most powerful devolved parliament in the world” is toilet paper.
We have yet to see how the UK’s Supreme Court (another illegitimate British institution) will rule on the legitimacy of the Continuity Bill passed by Holyrood earlier this year. Also hanging in the air is the Legislative Consent Motion which Scotland’s Parliament threw out as unacceptable. But we can be sure the Tories will continue to treat with contempt all attempts to rescue our rights. They are intent on invasion and recolonizing.
Is there an alternative to a referendum on these profound catastrophic changes to Scotland’s rights? There is none.
Should we wait to see what happens next. Hell, no!
When burglars are kicking in your door to steal your possessions who waits to see if they will discuss matters civilly before you call the police?
Scotland has been robbed, and it isn’t for the first time.