11 May 2015

The Great Scottish Debate #4: Unions New and Old Face Decisive Battles during Next Parliaments.

Democracy won a great victory in the UK this week. Against all the predictions, backbiting, backstabbing, spite and malice, the British electorate voted decisive victories north and south of the border.

The English referendum over E.U. clutches is gathering unstoppable momentum, as is the sea of yellow flags marching on to shape Scotland’s destiny.

The Brussels Federalists are getting a lesson in why democracy may mean little to them but is everything to the citizens they wish to control.

Bang on cue, some political and media commentators are displaying resentment and vulgarity towards the SNP victory.  This can be dismissed as immature.

What cannot be dismissed is the reality of political economics, now proving to be today’s mantra for votes and power.  As oil diminishes in size and revenue, Scottish plans for independence (one would imagine) should reflect the challenge to develop alternatives over time. After all if Scots can wait 300 yrs. Why not another 15 to get it totally prepared.

SNP victories are sea changing for the Old Union. Democracy is working.
 The question is asked will Democracy be permitted
 to shape the future of the New European Union in 2017.
 image Alex Aitchison / Documenting Yes 

There are plenty of examples where small nations have bitten the bullet and built up viable economies. But in contemporary society a sole diet of nationalism is not enough. A convergence of episodes face those who want to alter the shape and direction of two Unions

2017 is now a date for heads to contemplate. It is one of those dates which can become metamorphic in principal and in reality, for positive or negative.

Two Unions stand locked in debate about their future. The UK and the E.U. have emerged as the contenders to determine the near future for the London-Paris-Berlin sphere.

Brussels is managed by a near hysterical group of Federalists hell bent on their vision for Europe, regardless of citizen’s democratic wishes or objections.

In the run –up to 2017 they (Brussels) may see their objectives made all the easier if a disgruntled UK were to leave the EU. England may see their objectives made all the easier by handing over a new and significantly economically less powerful Scotland to be a vassal of the Euro. Does anyone wish to become another Greece!

Under these conditions the old Union may still have some life in it; albeit a Union with a much needed remolding over how it functions.

Scottish self-determination is a most likely a given in our lifetime. The question is - with the vote for independence now secured, can the SNP be leader enough to judge the right time to play this card.