This site published a video on three occasions – all for good reasons – one being First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to the Irish Parliament, the Dáil Éireann. No Scottish newspaper covered the event, a few merely gave it a page two mention. Her speech there and the warm welcome the politicians gave her must have riled our colonial cousins no end. (I switched travel dates to coincide.)
This video is an outstanding interview with the marine industry specialist, Professor Alfred Baird, who has studied the issue of Scotland as a colony of English rule. Since 2014, this site has publishd its own essays on English colonialism as it affects Scotland and countries abroad, pointing out how every aspect of our daily lives are manipulated by London’s power elite, our wealth and talent removed south. And yet when challenged, no English politician, House Jock, or person-in-the-street who calls themselves a unionist, can or will answer the question: if Scotland is an economic basket case, why does England’s hold tight to ownership of us?
Readers will know, Professor Baird contributed ten well-researched articles on the subject of colonialism in all is ugly anti-ethnic cultural aspects. Each is an extract from his book, ‘Doun-Hauden: The Socio-Political Determinants of Scottish Independence’, an indispensible work for any student of the subject. When first published, Professor Baird encountered a lot of animosity from his academic peers (as I did for early essays and writer-illustrator Alasdair Gray did for his ‘Incomers and Settlers‘ seminal essay. To date, the SNP has kept well away from the subject.
Professor Baird’s claim that, the fewer the Scots lecturing in our universities, the greater and the easier is the manipulation of Scotland cultural values, saw him belittled in his own academic territory, though not by the principal of his university who defended him.
He is interviewed by Roddy MacLeod, ‘Barrhead Boy’, about his views, and why he feels the Scottish National Party has let down its supporters on the desperate need for full self-governance. Nothing less protects a nation’s sovereignty than independence. England knows this, and England is happy to have a parliament that puts its people’s needs before any other in the UK.
Click on the image to hear the interview