Many of us yesterday were not surprised by the decision of the Supreme Court in London regarding the triggering of the United Kingdoms exit from the EU but I found myself feeling increasingly frustrated and angry as the day went on. Not angry at the comments being made on the BBC Scotland website regarding the decision, but angry at the response of Unionist politicians like Adam Tompkins of the Conservative Party, Willie Rennie of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Barry Gardiner Labour MP for Brent North who all appeared on television last night and who were all very dismissive of Scotland’s opinion.
Willie Rennie in his delusion seems to think that the decision will lead to a referendum on any Brexit deal, what planet is he on. Adam Tomkins (with a smile) said the Supreme Court decision was a “comprehensive defeat” for the Scottish Government. Barry Gardiner in justifying the decision and trying to shut down the argument that Holyrood should have a say noted that “first and foremost I am a democrat” and it was a UK vote. Well we all are democrats, the bloody problem is that England has a built in majority in Westminster with 85% of MPs. It does not matter what Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland wants, even if they all join together, because if English MPs don’t want the same thing it is just not going to happen, that is not democracy that is Colonial Britain. While the yoons scream we must respect the referendum result in 2014, they have broken every promise they made and it turns out the Sewel Convention is just another big lie that too many bought into and that too many don’t care about.
David Mundell, Scotland’s only Conservative MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, recently admitted that he does not represent Scotland in Cabinet, when asked if whether his cabinet role was to represent Scotland Mundell replied “No” to the question. Maybe his title should be changed to Governor-General of Scotland as that is as much as our voice matters, we are one of the last colonies left of the British Empire and how they are going to fight tooth and nail to keep it and far too many people in Scotland are happy for that to continue, being a subject sits so well with so many.
I found all of this so depressing and started to think to myself that we are all English now. When so called Scots delight in the democratically elected parliament in Scotland being denied a say in the constitutional future of the country that we are told we are partners in you know all you need to know. Your vote, my vote, just do not matter as far as Westminster and the Courts are concerned.
Yesterday we didn’t just get slapped, we got punched, kicked, spat on and dragged along the ground by our hair as the Scottish Unionists like Adam Tompkins, Willie Rennie, David Mundell and the cyber yoons smiled and celebrated, is that what you want to be a part of! I don’t, I never did. This got me thinking that when indy 2 comes along, which it surely will, it will be do or die. If Scots vote no again then it’s over, we will be telling the world that we are not a country, we are not Scottish, our voice doesn’t matter and we don’t care.
Should that day come, God forbid, then I will join the 30%+ of people in Scotland who don’t vote in any elections. When your vote means nothing, then why bother to vote at all, and I won’t bother. I will not care if devolution is repealed, if Holyrood is turned into expensive flats for the good and worthy, what England wants England gets so we might as well just let English voters make all our decisions for us because yesterdays decision, and any no vote in the future, is exactly that, a continuation of colonial rule disguised as democracy in a system designed to keep Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland out, unless by some quirk of faith English voters just happen to vote for a party that Scottish voters do also. What a sad state of affairs.
This is not an anti- English blog post before anyone starts to jump all over me. I have many friends and family in England, this blog post is about the political make up of the United Kingdom and the lies we have been fed and the contempt that we are held in by the political establishment in this country. Some of you will argue that England is not Westminster but it is as long as England has a built in majority that allows it to ignore the will, the views and the wishes of the other so called nations in this so called political union.
It is decision time now, you are either happy for us all to be English now or you can look at your children and promise them the chance of something better, it won’t be easy but it will be better. Westminster does not want your opinion, it wants your taxes, wants to place its nuclear weapons on your doorstep and it wants you to shut up and get back in your box. Are you happy with that!
If you are then you can go do one in your victory, me I will get on with my life, do the best that I can for my family and mourn a country that used to be called Scotland but that no longer exists as we are all English now as far as Westminster and the Yoonionist Politicians are concerned.