It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting

Dennis Canavan, former Labour MP/MSP and former Chairman of YES, has said that the demand for self-determination has not diminished.

The yoon press have subjected us YES voters to an onslaught these last couple of months, it has been unending on all fronts, the power of the privileged owned press in Scotland. James at Scot Goes Pop has been great in pointing out the facts in relation to the SNP and recent elections against a back drop of the Scottish Conservatives have won when they lost, support for independence has dropped when it has remained at 2014 levels, peak SNP blah blah blah.

It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.’ The Declaration of Arbroath.

Do not listen to the media headlines that Scottish Independence has been dealt a fatal blow, or Ruth ‘ I was in the military’ Davidson when she bangs on about “Indyref2 is dead”, they are all talking shit. The campaign for the return of all sovereignty to Scotland has only just begun, it was never going to be easy, we knew there would be knocks along the way, we are campaigning against a political system that has had hundreds of years of experience of lies, threats and cheating.

I am never ever giving up on Scottish Independence, ever. I don’t know what it will take to convince that 10% more of the need for a YES vote, I don’t know or understand how they can support a union that treats the poor and vulnerable like dog dirt, treats all of us like servants. I don’t know how much worse off we have to get before people realise that the yoons are not the answer, but I am never giving up.

I have had some debates with people who think I am too honest, too blunt, take the piss out of yoons too much and that this blog does nothing to inform the debate. I’m sorry but boo hoo! I am way past making excuses for No voters, I am way past being nice to people who feel they can say and do what they want because the system allows it but challenge any YES voter who says something is a lie. I’ll leave the cuddles and back slapping to the politicians, if you can’t see what is right on front of you then there is little hope for you.

Painting a picture of a Disney land independent Scotland won’t work, won’t convince the soft no’s, we tried that in our optimism in 2014, what we have left now is truth and trust. The truth of what we know and see around us everyday, and the trust that we must put into the SNP and Greens, and all other policy makers on our side of the debate to get the facts and the process right.

But either way I’m never, ever, giving up on Scottish Independence. What is the alternative, the UK under never ending Tory Governments, f that.

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10 comments

  1. Stan Wilson

    Fully behind any push to enlighten those who are blinded by unionist dogma, lies and dis-information. Always optimistic that Independence will come before I leave this mortal world. Saor Alba

    • Anonymous

      Stan
      I think it will, once a country starts down the path it usually ends in independence, I really hope Scotland doesn’t break the mould and we are the laughing stock of the world. A country that willingly gave away it’s independence forever.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Bruce

  2. trispw

    It’s going to happen.

    People who believe in it aren’t going away.

    Scotland laid out a plan for independence back in 2013/14. It may need tweaked a little, but it is still there.

    Things change daily. Of course, the BIG deal is that the big threat that, with independence, we would be thrown out of the EU, although clearly, this would be very bad for us, and relatively unpopular, has done an 180 turn. We are now being dragged out of the EU by the UK and by a government that doesn’t seem to know its arse from its armpit. We really will be alone in the world.

    Already inflation has taken off, but still no change in the austerity programme.

    We have a prime minister who is clearly incompetent beyond the wildest dreams of the people who said that WE were too stupid to be independent. Everything she does is wrong, from her opportunistic calling of an election wasting negotiating time with Brussels and overturning a majority for a minority, to her inept handling of the London fire. She can’t negotiate a confidence and supply agreement with the DUP. How on earth are we going to get a deal with Brussels (especially as David Davis’s department has lost most of its ministers?

    Things can only get worse.

    Young people who once had the whole of Europe as their base will now find themselves stuck in dystopian Britain with no opportunity for travel, education and work in Europe. Our NHSs, care sector and many other industries will be starved of people. Europeans have stopped applying and are leaving.

    And if there is an election and Corbyn wins it won’t make much difference. Brexit does, indeed, mean Brexit. No change of government can change that. Out means out. And with out we get a pile of pants.

    Any notion that we will be better with a Norwegian-style agreement is fiction. We will pay more, we will get less, and, much to the bother of the kippers, we will still be obliged to obey every regulation, accept every court judgement and…. we won’t have a veto. Oh and you can look forward to a lot of Neandertals who what Johnson, Farage and Gove promised them, rioting on the street.

    Things can only get worse, to borrow Mr Blair’s theme song.

    So, in a few years time, we will be screaming to be allowed to leave Britain and join the EU.

    And we should never forget we got 60% of the seats. Our nearest rivals (Ruth Party) got 22%.

    Some difference.

    • Anonymous

      Tris

      I think we will and the reason might not be the picture of an independent Scotland but the vision of a back in the dark ages UK which is surely what will happen in a couple of years. May is finished in my opinion, yesterday refusing to meet the survivors of the fire in London stating security and then the Queen goes and meets them with few Police Officers in sight, that image has killed her. She also got roasted on Newsnight which surprised me of the BBC, she was torn apart and could only say there was a fire, no I don’t give her much time to be honest. This I suspect helps the indy cause, esp if the Tories go for someone like Davis, Hammond or Johnston and they dare not call an election. The DUP want massive investment in N Ireland as the bill for propping up the Tories and they can’t do that. N Ireland already gets more than anyone else and the north of England just won’t accept that and people in Scotland, called subsidy junkies for years, might just actually take notice. The UK is a disaster and I do think we are watching the slow but sure death of it.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Bruce

  3. Lanark

    Never apologise for your honesty. Like yourself and thousands of others, I will never stop believing in independence. With every day that passes, the folly of the No vote becomes more apparent.

    • Anonymous

      Lanark
      I’ve had activists from a few parties saying my tone doesn’t help as my blog is widely read now. Tough, I am honest with what I think to be true and if that upsets yoons I just don’t care. I’m way past that stage.

      Thanks for commenting.
      Bruce

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