Monday, November 13, 2006

The Union is there for the Sake of the Labour Party

Johann Hari's article in Wednesday 9 November's Independent was instructive in its view of the continuing debate on Scottish Independence.

Hari, a thoughtful and sensible writer, lamented the proposed independence for Scotland basically on the premise that it would deny Labour of ever winning power in London! He seemed to ignore the flip-side which is, were Scotland and Wales to leave the Union, then Labour may tailor its policies to suit English voters and by doing so recognise the different political culture there.

He also peddled the old lie that the UK subsidises Scotland. Look, Johann, it works like this. Scotland gives it's oil revenue to the London Exchequer, which then gives the Scottish money back in the form of 'subsidies' and by doing so kills two birds with one stone - creates a dependence culture in Scotland and gives the impression that Scotland is poor. Bravo!

Recent papers reveal that the Labour government in the 1970s lied over the oil benefits for an independent Scotland and would probably do so again.

Neither Scotland nor Wales should be voting fodder for the Labour party. It's time The British Nationalist Labour Party wasn't subsidised by Celtic votes.


Just me! said...

Well Said!

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cornubian said...

Cornwall has an annual £300 million balance of payments surplus with London - the richest city in Europe. This means that everyone in Cornwall is sold short by £600 per person and that £300 million leaves Cornwall annually. Therefore one of Europe's poorest nations subsidises the wage structure, public transport, educational services, cultural activities etc. of one of the wealthiest group of people in Europe. Although people fail to realise it, London makes for itself laws that suck decision-making power, talent and money out of Cornwall - this is the nature of colonialism.