Closing Thought–12Aug19

Back in 2014 Scotland voted to decide if it would be independent of the UK or if it would stay in the union…..

With the results in from all 32 council areas, the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes”.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers.

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted the UK would remain together and that commitments on extra powers would be honoured “in full”.

Mr Cameron said the three main unionist parties at Westminster would now follow through with their pledge of more powers for the Scottish Parliament.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29270441

So Scotland decided to stay with the Kingdom….

Then we have a conservative MP trying to win back a seat has issued a statement that I really would like to hear others thoughts….l

The Tory candidate for one of the party’s target parliamentary seats has sought to distance himself from a column he wrote accusing Scotland of “fleecing” English taxpayers and claiming that Scotland remaining in the UK would be a “catastrophe” for England.

Ryan Henson was selected last year as the Conservative candidate for Bedford and Kempston, which Labour won from the previous Tory MP, Richard Fuller, in 2017 with a wafer-thin majority of 789 votes.

In a 2014 article for Conservative Home, Henson wrote that, except for its contribution to Britain’s armed forces, “Scotland’s single biggest offering to the union over the past 50 years has been to provide the Labour party with parliamentary lobby fodder.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/04/tory-candidate-says-english-taxpayers-fleeced-by-scotland

I found this an interesting statement….now please if any of my British readers would like to clarify this please please do so….for to me it sounds a bit like the GOP in the US.

Then there is a statement from the UK’s Green Party…..

A female lawmaker in Britain thinks the UK is headed for ruin under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit leadership, and she’s floating a provocative idea to fix things: an all-female emergency Cabinet made up of 10 women from all the major parties. Why only females? “I believe women have shown they can bring a different perspective to crises, are able to reach out to those they disagree with and cooperate to find solutions,” writes Green Party MP Caroline Lucas in the Guardian. A news story in the Guardian calls the idea “extraordinary,” and the BBC notes that such an arrangement—in which parliament members from several parties join together to form a government—has not happened since World War II. The idea is a long shot, and it would begin by having parliament pass a no-confidence vote against Johnson.

At that point, the new national unity Cabinet of women would form to lead the country—and put forth a new referendum on whether to go through with Brexit or have the UK remain in the European Union. Lucas writes that Johnson seems bent on having Brexit take place as scheduled in October with no deal at all in place with the EU, which she and other critics say would be disastrous. She is hoping to meet with her female colleagues this week to set the plan in motion. “In my experience, women tend to be less tribal, they tend to find it easier to establish trust more quickly,” she tells the BBC.

The political rhetoric in the UK is just as bizarre as here in the US……

Let me hear from you guys.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

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6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–12Aug19

  1. I would have given Scotland independence in a heartbeat. Let’s see how they get on, trying to pay their health care, unemployment, and social bills without the British government. More Scottish people live in England, than Scotland. Will they all go ‘home’? Whisky is not going to sustain them as a single export. And the North Sea oil they go on about is mostly owned by ‘foreign’ companies anyway.
    I understand why they want that independence, but they will just re-apply to stay in the EU, and try to continue to exist on European subsidies, much like they do now. If they adopt the Euro, they will eventually be broken by the EU top two, (France and Germany) just like Greece.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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