The BBC ran a wee fluff piece the other day about how Scots are already influencing the UK and how effectively they have run the Government over recent times. Basically this article was to demonstrate to the Scottish Electorate that there really is no need to vote SNP in May because you already run the Government. Here is the list of the names mentioned.
Ian Duncan Smith
Why I found this interesting was that it was a change of tack from the more recent Jock bashing that we have all gotten so used to since basically the day after the referendum and the NO vote. The list while not being endless has tried to fit a unionist in from all the parties if they were born in Scotland; they even mention David Cameron who has Scottish roots.
However, and the unionists won’t like this bit, not one of them in my opinion would be identified as being Scottish in the traditional sense. My opinion is that they may have been born here, they may have family here, they may represent a Scottish constituency but they are all British first, British to the end, rule Britannia, kiss the ass of the elite and Scottish a very distant second. Scotland to them is the place where they are born and something to be used when it is to their benefit but something to be ignored at all other times.
Do they love their country, yes they love Britain with everything they have but Scotland for them, in my opinion, is just the place they were born. So while this is a nice wee change from Jock bashing I don’t think it will really convince anyone of the idea of Scots at the heart of Government, it reminded myself of people who may well be Scottish but.