It was astonishing to see Scotland treated badly at Westminster with regards to only 15 minutes been allocated to debate Scottish objections to the Tories EU withdrawal bill.
24 powers will be coming back to the UK after Brexit but all will be going to Westminster instead of Scotland, in areas already devolved to Holyrood. The SNP’s leader was barred from the chamber for a day for protesting the lack of time to debate the merits and objections to the bill, while his fellow SNP colleagues followed him out. It was blatantly clear to all who watched the session how degrading it was to watch the Speaker John Bercow and the Tories jeering the SNP MP’s who decided to walk out of the House of Commons in protest for the lack of respect shown to a country that was supposedly an equal part of the Union!
Better Together! Is this how an equal partnership works where we are always shafted by Westminster when it comes to devolution? To all Unionist out there, you have to remember one fact, which is, the United Kingdom is made up of four countries i.e. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was very clear for all to see what the elite and Westminster really thinks of equality in terms of the UK. It was appalling to watch Tory MP Ian Liddell-Grainger shout “suicide” when SNP Leader Ian Blackford asked what options are available to us in this house?
To make matter worse the Unionist/Monarchist/ Benefit Scrounger of all Scottish secretaries, David Mundell said, “Scotland is not a partner of the United Kingdom, Scotland is part of the United Kingdom”.
What a load of bull s***!
In one statement he exposed himself and the Unionist argument’s biggest lie that was at the heart of the “Better Together” campaign during the 2104 Scottish Independence Referendum; that Scotland was an equal and valued partner in the biggest political union on this planet!
David Mundell does not care about Scotland, and will do everything to delay or worsen the situation of his constituents and fellow Scots. Its time for some direct action to make people like him accountable to all of his constituents, not just those who blindly voted for him.
Finally, we do have to remember that he is only there for the money and power and like the Monarchy he supports he is MP/Scottish Secretary at Westminster while his son Oliver Mundell is MSP at Holyrood. Its a family affair after all, where you only look after your own.
Trump is truly on a rollercoaster ride since being sworn in as America’s President last year. He has single-handedly upset more people and countries than all previous US Presidents combined. History or facts are not this man’s forte and the latest faux pas on allegedly calling the African continent and Haiti as “Shithole” countries takes the cake.
Trump and his supporters should know that these very countries are responsible for making the West(Europe & America) rich and arrogant.
They have systematically over the last few centuries looted and pillaged these countries to make it what they are today; poor, impoverished, sick, corrupt and ruled by Dictators (Installed by the CIA, MI5, etc) to keep the resources flowing out of these countries. Trump will do to America what no other country could i.e. bring the US to its knees. That time is not far when one countries policies and military expansion to rule the world through its military might and its currency (Dollar) is coming to an end.
All Dictators follow the same pattern. It seems we never learn to see the signs and even if we do, we stand back and watch, until of course they come after you!!!!!!
We can only wait now and see what happens next in the US of A.
It seems since my last post in June 2017, the world has literally gone mad! We are closer once again to nuclear annihilation since the end of the cold war, right wing organisations and their associates are on the rise and closer to home we are speeding towards the cliff (Brexit) in order to secure the middle class and above from any financial ruin.
What can we do to stop this madness by our elected representatives? Apparently nothing. Why? Because we voted for them in the first place to show a finger at the establishment or elite as a protest vote! It beggars belief that people don’t realise that Donald Trump is the establishment and closer to home David Mundell and his cronies…
More individuals and families in the area I live are under immense financial pressures due to the “Austerity” policies introduced by the Conservatives since 2010. But the very comfortable people in my area don’t give a damn it seems, as long as their pensions and investments are secured. To hell with the rest of us they may say at their private lavish parties. We have worked hard for this all our lives and we deserve all we can get at the expenses of others.
The irony is that many go to church every Sunday and pray. I wonder what their almighty God/Jesus may be thinking while he is staring down at his followers crucified on the cross! Probably that he is not coming again to save us especially after what we did to him the last time, I personally don’t blame him at all. All religions preach love and sharing but the majority of their followers interpret the holy books to suit their very selfish motives and agendas.
Of course we can do something and it starts by taking whatever little step we can take as individuals without looking at governments or religious institutions to guide us. The power lies in our hands for change and we have to start changing ourselves first before we expect others to do so and live by our own examples.
Difficult, yes – impossible, no.
Its time for love, peace and understanding and make our differences work for us not against us.
Congratulations to our re-elected MP David Mundell for wining this election. I want him to clarify what his personal position is on his party’s (Conservative and Unionists) stance on forming a formal/informal coalition with the DUP which has links to terrorism in Northern Ireland. This alliance, if goes ahead is very likely to break the Good Friday Agreement that was signed by all parties that had a say in the governing of Northern Ireland going forward and the ceasing of violence from both sides. Theresa May lost her mandate for a tough Brexit negotiations stance by the British public and should have resigned like Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland; who did after losing the vote in 2014. But, as we now know we are dealing with power hungry Politicians like Mr. Mundell and his counterpart Ruth Davidson who are using the Unionist media to declare that the SNP have lost and the people no longer want a 2nd divisive Independence referendum!
Just to make this very clear, the SNP gained 35 seats and are still by far the largest party in Scotland even after taking into account all the Labour/Lib-Dem and Tory votes! These guys are so full of themselves that they seem to forget basic math’s and are all over the place claiming victory in Scotland and that Independence is dead!
If Mr. Mundell is so sure of acting upon the peoples mandate then he should advise his leader to step down gracefully rather than be dragged in the coming weeks or months from Westminister.
Finally, I would like to thank the voters of Mr. Mundell’s constituency for voting to keep the SNP out and unwittingly letting in a Terrorist organization, to support a minority Tory government. The DUP are the equivalent of ISIS i.e. they want to bring in laws from the old testament and are scathing about their feelings towards gays, immigrants and women’s rights. If we are not careful, we could end up with “Southern Scotland” a place very similar to “Northern Ireland” that was created by the British Establishment through their divide and rule policy in Ireland. Scotland will become Independent and it would be interesting to wait and see how this will unfold in the coming years. You! The voter will decide the future of your country.
The above was published in the Peeblesshire News on 23rd June 2017.
Today is election day and I hope the very best to the people of this island that they may have the vision and foresight to make a choice for others. We are at crossroads and the path we choose will determine what country we all want to live in, in the coming generations. Will we elect Politicians/Parties that have the interest of all at the heart through their policies and decisions or we will be selfish and vote for the parties that only have our interests at heart.
Personally I will be voting for the party that looks after the weak, vulnerable and disabled in our society and oppose wars to promote “Democracy” and safeguard their own economic interest before others. There is a clear choice for voters in this election, if you decide to vote with your conscience and compassion.
Hope we all wake up to a new beginning tomorrow that will take us all on a positive path for decades to come.
Hopefully by now, the dust is settled and people of this island have got used to the idea of a general election that has been forced upon them by a cunning prime minister. What have the Tories achieved since 2010! Quite a lot it seems and people in England are completely in awe of Tories and cannot get enough of all the good things they are doing for this country or countries!
A friend of mine emailed me this link, which is self explanatory about all the manifesto promises that have been kept by the Tories.
Its been a while since my last post, which incidentally was on the EU Referendum. The Pandora’s box has been opened and Great Britain has been on a roller coaster ride since that fateful day. We are entering a new phase and a new low with the Tories at the helm of Brexit. The Tory conference was a blast from the past, with proposals put forward which made us think like we were back in Nazi Germany. Not kidding! The pound has taken the fall to new lows and we now are looking at companies placing their foreign workers on a register!!!
Not to forget all the broken promises of Brexit and how Britain will be great again (Trump familiar).
What happens next will be very interesting especially from a Scottish perspective.
Until then Good Luck!
We now had the EU Referendum and the results were not surprising to many who have been following political events in this country.
England voted to ‘Leave” along with Wales, while Scotland overwhelmingly voted to ‘Remain’ along with Northern Ireland. The Pandora’s box has been opened and the belly of the “Great Beast” has been finally revealed. Lies and misinformation from the Leave campaign won while Remain were completely outflanked by the disunity among their ranks with the English public voting to kick the establishment and use this occasion as a protest vote! The lies are unraveling as we speak and Boris is no longer in the running for Prime Minister!
So! What next for Scotland? Nicola Sturgeon was the only Politician who presented a plan, post Brexit and the Unionists followers don’t like what they are hearing. The First Minister of Scotland got a mandate to continue in government in the last Holyrood elections with a manifesto that clearly stated that a change in circumstance would allow her to ask the Scottish Parliament for a second Independence referendum to protect Sottish interests.
Personally, I am not keen in Scotland holding its second referendum so soon, as I believe one of the key reasons we lost the previous vote was the currency and of course we don’t have the 60% or more support for Independence. If anyone with a brain who has actually watched Nicola propose a motion in parliament to protect Scottish interests in the EU would know that she mentioned IndyRef2 as a final resort after all available avenues were exhausted. Even then Nicola did say she would propose this in the form of a resolution to the parliament which would then be voted by all MSP’s. It seems all the Unionist and establishment media were only taking about her final option and failed to inform their readers about the first two!
Little England and Wales have voted to leave the EU and this must be respected at all costs. No second EU referendum must happen. This is Democracy and if people fell for the lies and fears on immigration then I am sorry to say we have to pay the price for our lack of judgement and information.
Interesting times are ahead for the UK & Great Britain. Will we follow the collapse of Yugoslavia, only time will tell.
So! Ian Duncan Smith, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has resigned with a conscience! What a day to resign on (Sports Relief Fundraiser Day), so that the news would be buried among the enthusiastic, fun loving, sporty people of this country. It did work because, questions were not asked by the media as to the real reason behind his resignation. By his own previous admission, he completely demolished the system that was meant to look after us all in times of need and crisis, either because of ill-health or loss of employment. The crocodile tears that were shed after his resignation as to the cause being George Osbourne is utterly hilarious. His pet project “Universal Tax Credits” has been a very expensive vanity Tory hate the working class and the poor ideology.
The National Audit Office said universal credit, the £2.4bn project meant to consolidate six welfare payments into one, has been beset by “weak management, ineffective control and poor governance”.Ministers have already written off £34m wasted on failed IT programmes for the project run by the Department for Work and Pensions and may be forced to delay its national launch beyond 2017, the NAO says.
By resigning, Ian has done what every clever, manipulating, conniving Politician of the lowest order has done in the past, deflected all the miseries caused by him onto George Osbourne!