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Friday, 20 January 2017

Scots Dominate UK

Scotland was always going to have another 'independence' referendum, as the Pandora's box that is devolution, was always going to be opened one day. So with talk of a second referendum in the air again, it might as well be now, as later ... we can't keep having this gun held to our heads. If they do leave the UK, and successfully get into the EU straight away, then they will be one of two small English speaking nations in the EU ... that should go well for them.

Flying The Flag For English ....

Of course the fact that they want to vote for 'independence from Westminster', only to then immediately hand over sovereign control to the EU commission, may seem somewhat paradoxical ... but I guess you have to have the mind-set of a Scottish Nationalist in order to untangle the logical flaws.

'English domination' as the SNP see it is, is something of a myth, as although they only make up 10% of the British population, they have very obviously wielded far more influence than that, even if we look at just the last 50 years. Here, just as an example of this influence, is a list of Scottish Ancestry Prime Ministers since 1945:

  • Harold Macmillan - His paternal grandfather, Daniel MacMillan (1813–1857), who founded Macmillan publishing, was the son of a Scottish crofter from Isle of Arran.
  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home - MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire from 1963.
  • Tony Blair - Blair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 6 May 1953. His Father Leo was a Glaswegian adopted as a baby by Glasgow shipyard worker James Blair and his wife, Mary.
  • Gordon Brown was born at the Orchard Maternity Nursing Home in Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
  • David Cameron - The younger son of Ian Donald Cameron, who was born at 'Blairmore House' near Huntly, Aberdeenshire. 'Blairmore' was built by Cameron's great-great-grandfather, Alexander Geddes, who had made a fortune in the grain trade in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Scotland in the 1880s. 

Scottish Ancestry British Prime Ministers ...

In the same time period, England with its vastly greater population, has also produced only six PM's (Attlee, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major and May). Hardly a fair balance of power based on relative population sizes. In fact Scotland via its native sons, has wielded power in the UK for more than half of the last 70 years .... not bad for a country being 'dominated' by the English.

Ah well, so much for that argument .... But as that fact is conveniently ignored by the nationalists, we have to assume that they will eventually get their referendum victory if they press for vote after vote.

2 comments:

  1. Funny how this dominance is never discussed by the SNP but then it would play to the wrong narrative for them.

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    1. Your right of course, but that's politics for you. Thanks for the comment.

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