Identifying the problem

Boris Johnson is not Scotland’s problem.

Brexit is not Scotland’s problem.

The horribly dysfunctional British political system is not Scotland’s problem.

None of this is Scotland’s problem, unless we choose to make it our problem. Which is what Ian Blackford seems to be doing. He seems to be of a mind to treat England’s self-inflicted woes as part of Scotland’s domestic politics when we really need to be developing a mindset which places this firmly in the category of external affairs.

Boris Johnson, Brexit and the dysfunctional British state are not the reasons Scotland needs urgently to restore its independence. The reason is that the Union makes these things Scotland’s problem when they most definitely are not.

The Union renders Scotland subject to the vagaries of the Westminster/Whitehall machine. The Union makes Scotland’s democratic choices conditional on England’s concurrence and the British political elite’s approval. The Union stipulates that the likes of Boris Johnson will speak for Scotland regardless of how much we despise and detest everything that he represents.

Boris Johnson is not Scotland’s problem.

Brexit is not Scotland’s problem.

The ineptitude and maliciousness and corruption of the British political elite is not Scotland’s problem.

Scotland’s problem is the Union. The solution is obvious. We must dissolve the Union. Why won’t Ian Blackford just say so?


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3 thoughts on “Identifying the problem

  1. “The Union renders Scotland subject to the vagaries of the Westminster/Whitehall machine.” Spot on.

    In the recent past we’ve had the Falklands War 1982, (1st) Gulf/Iraq War 1991, (2nd) Gulf/Iraq War 2003 – these are just a few examples, none of which we had a say in and didn’t want. At present we have Brexit, the housing of Nuclear Weapons (on-going since Polaris in the 60s), Bedroom Tax and Rape Clause mitigation etc – again, none of which the Scottish people and its political representatives want. In the future it will simply be something else imposed on us that we don’t want.

    Anybody in this country (Scotland) who disagrees is either a supporter of such policies or is wilfully suspending their disbelief.

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  2. “…Scotland’s problem is the Union. The solution is obvious. We must dissolve the Union. Why won’t Ian Blackford just say so?…”

    Why not, indeed?

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