At last, are we seeing the death of the empire?

Events, my dear boy, events. A famous quote by Prime Minister Harold MacMillan in the 1960’s, and he was spot on. The more I try to learn about politics the more I am convinced that it is just organised chaos that can change in a second due to events, and that I believe is where we are now.

A wee bit of context first, there are only 22 countries in the World that Britain has not invaded, and at its height Britain controlled 23% of the world’s surface, 458 million people, Britain pretty much dominated as much of the world as it possibly could.

It all started to change though with the American Revolution. The stranglehold that Britain held over huge parts of the world started to weaken across the globe. Other countries followed suit like India and the free Irish State (Eire). Today the UK has 14 territories across the world, or tax havens as most people know them now. The map above has well and truly changed for the better. Now while the Unionists among us believe that Brexit will return Great Britain back into some sort of global force the reality is of course it won’t.

The so called British Empire is nothing to be proud of in any shape or form. Just check out Crimes of Britain and learn about what Empire really meant, the suffering it caused around the world and the continued actions of a Westminster that still thinks it can rule the world even today.

However, the influence that Great Britain thinks it has is going to come home to roost, the photo below highlights the dramatic potential fall in how Britain will be viewed in many ways across the globe. I personally can’t wait.

This country continues to be the plaything of the wealthy, and the influential families of old such as the Windsor’s. It’s bad enough that we don’t live in a democracy in any true sense of the word but that for generations we have been born into a class system no less influential and elitist than it was 100’s of years ago. It’s coming to an end though in my opinion. We currently have the most useless set of politicians in the history of man, Brexit has allowed certain elements out of the bag and the media which has always been right wing now has no fear, they can say and do what they like knowing that large parts of England support their view. As we know in Scotland, what England wants England gets.

While there are those who feel that England will never loosen its grip on Scotland and that independence is further away than it has always been I am not so sure. In little under two years time the UK, and mainly England, is going to wake up and realise that the tolerance that the world had for it has evaporated on the back of Brexit. There will be no argument to keep the UK on the security council, will Germany or America fight for that, no I don’t think they will. Will the UK remain a member of the G8? How can it as it falls further and further down the economic league table and a national debt that will actually hold true the term banana republic.

As the pain of Brexit hits hard, and it will hit all of us, how will the voters in England react when the car manufacturers in Sunderland start to lose interest, when the Navy are building ships abroad, when the banks have all moved and the poor house beckons. What will we do in Scotland, sit back and allow ourselves be dragged down even further than we are now. I just can’t believe that we will when push comes to shove. The slow break up of the empire brought with it freedom of sorts for India, Ghana, New Zealand, Australia etc. That same freedom is coming Scotland’s way and soon, those of us on the yes side have got to be ready to grasp the metal.

While the unionists fight to keep their precious union together right now, how hard will they fight when they have to fight to keep their precious England together, that will be our time to move, our time to finally put the final nail into the coffin of the empire. I really believe we are watching the end of the United Kingdom, it won’t happen overnight, who knows it might take another 10 years but it will happen. Our path is going in a different direction, some days I don’t see it myself but today when I sit back and look at this shitty country I have a wee smile, it’s all falling down around them.

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6 Responses to At last, are we seeing the death of the empire?

  1. Brian McGowan says:

    You can tell that the Tory govt, and it’s tame MSM, thinks so too, trying to deflect attention onto Russia and indeed, Alex Salmond and RT. Now May and Johnson admit there is no evidence of Russian interference in UK Elections.
    Salmond interviews Puigdemont. What happened to BBC, Sky, ITV and other pillars of western democracy?

    • Brian

      Some days I am depressed about Scotland situation but today when I was having a wee skiffy of the news, of the economy, of our politics I just thought it is falling down around them and they don’t know what to do. Our chance is coming, possibly our last chance and we have to grab it with both hands. This blog is not an anti-English blog, I feel for many down south who will have to suffer their country being woken up to it’s place in the world, but the simple fact is England dominates the UK and it’s politics and it is falling down, and I can’t wait to see it happen.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Bruce

  2. Jim Morris says:

    England will never reach a position where Scotland is a liability, Scotland is and will be for the foreseeable future of two or three hundred years the “assets” of the U.K. Independence will only come by a democratic conviction and determination of those living in Scotland.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jim
    Sometimes I think that but its all falling down around them now and I agree we will have to be determined but things like brexit, universal credit, debt, democratic deficit are all taking a toll now. I have heard people say that the next time it’s yes, people who I would never ever have thought they would say that are, I am not thinking it’s going to happen overnight but I really do think the UK is finished and that it will happen.

    Thanks for commenting.

    Bruce

  4. East Neuker says:

    Bruce,
    You underestimate the deep UK state. They will resort to oppression and bloody repression. English troops and “police” will be back on Scottish streets before they will ever let it go.
    Brexit hands them the chance to abolish devolution, and they will take it. The Leave vote was a fascist wet dream. I know you see the situation in Spain as a vindication of that vote, but in reality what it did was hand absolute power to the bastards now running the uk government apparatus.
    I’m sorry to be so bitter and negative, but handing power to May, Johnson, Fox, Gove et al was always going to be the result of a leave vote. It was clear.
    It has not mad things better, but much worse.

  5. East Neuker

    Don’t you think that if the UK were to put soldiers on the streets then they lose full stop, I don’t disagree that the UK will resort to really under handed tactics and worse than the last time but you can only push people so far and I really think that we have been here before. Universal Credit and the continued split between Tory and labour in England will result in unrest, esp when the jobs start to go down south. I think its the perfect storm in so many ways and a snap referendum will ratch the pressure up and I just don’t think the UK can cope, esp given how thick the current Government are, I wouldn’t understimate Momentum members either, they are not as unionist as their party and they will be putting a lot of pressure on at the next election. I read a really interesting article the other day about the next election and how they are holding fire but de-selections are coming. We will always respectfully disagree about the repercusions of the EU referendum and both are in a wait and see but I value your opinion and our discussions. Really interesting times and getting more interesting by the day.

    Thanks for commenting.

    Bruce

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