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The Unanswerable Case

By Craig Murray | August 9, 2019

Simon Jenkins gets it with this simple and unanswerable argument.

Scots are now very significantly poorer than the Irish, the Norwegians, the Swedes, the Danes, the Icelanders or any of their obvious comparators. Every one of those nations is in the top 10 of the UN Human Development Index. The UK is not, and Scotland is below the mean for the UK. It is not because Scots are stupid or feckless, it not because of climate and it is certainly not a lack of natural resources. It is because of the draining away of human and physical resource by London over centuries.

Against that fundamental fact, the cloud of stupid obfuscation around the minutiae of transition is a mere distraction, and a deliberate one at that. Countries which are far poorer than Scotland successfully run on their own currencies – scores of them. Why would people believe Scotland is unique among nations in being incapable of having a currency? Yet such pathetic shibboleths are pounded out by the media, and particularly the BBC, on a daily basis to make a significant number of Scots believe that what is possible for every nation that has tried it, is uniquely impossible to them.

It is particularly galling to see those that have made us poor tell us we cannot be independent because we are poor. Particularly when the entire system of government accounting has been manipulated over decades to ascribe Scotland’s revenue to the wider UK, to ascribe a portion of infrastructure projects in SE England such as Crossrail as Scottish expenditure, and to present an entirely distorted picture of the Scottish fiscal position.

I am entirely at the end of my patience. It really is time that we claimed our Independence and stopped this slavish adherence to the laws of the Imperial state which seeks to continue its leeching out of our resources.

August 9, 2019 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Economics | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Perfidious Albion has always put the needs of its elites above those of the people of the UK. The Scots would be better off with a Brexit of their own, but the nobility has put their profits ahead of their subjects since the passing of Robert the Bruce

    Comment by GIbson | August 9, 2019 | Reply

  2. I remember A Scottish American say that he was ashamed that Scotland, in the independence vote, was more afraid of losing some personal wealth than in getting free of the UK. It appears that a short term hit in the pocketbook might have gained them far more in the long run than they lost. Culturely(sp) they are English not Scots anymore.

    Comment by GGH | August 10, 2019 | Reply


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