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December 16 2019

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The Scottish Parliament Does Have the Right to Withdraw from the Act of Union - Craig Murray

17 Dec, 2018

«English MPs or English ministers in their London Parliament can, at any time, impose any legislation they choose on Scotland, overriding Scotland’s parliament and Scotland’s representation in the London parliament. Yet, under the English Votes for English Laws rules of the London Parliament introduced by the Tories in 2015, Scottish MPs cannot vote at all on matters solely affecting England.

That is plainly a situation of colonial subservience.

I am firmly of the view that the Scottish government should now move to withdraw from the Treaty of Union. Scotland’s right to self determination is inalienable. It cannot be signed away forever or restricted by past decisions.

The Independence of a country is not a matter of domestic law it is a matter of international law. The right of the Scottish Parliament to declare Independence may not be restricted by UK domestic law or by purported limitations on the powers of the Scottish Parliament.»

«I have continually explained on this site that the legality of a Declaration of Independence is in no sense determined by the law of the metropolitan state, but is purely a matter of recognition by other countries and thus acceptance into the United Nations. The UK Government set this out plainly in response to a question from a judge in the Kosovo case:

2. As the United Kingdom stated in oral argument, international law contains no prohibition against declarations of independence as such. 1 Whether a declaration of independence leads to the creation of a new State by separation or secession depends not on the fact of the declaration but on subsequent developments, notably recognition by other States. As a general matter, an act not prohibited by international law needs no authorization. This position holds with respect to States. It holds also with respect to acts of individuals or groups, for international law prohibits conduct of non-State entities only exceptionally and where expressly indicated.

As I have stressed, the SNP should now be making a massive effort to prepare other countries, especially in the EU and in the developing world, to recognise Scotland when the moment comes. There is no task more important. There is a worrying lack of activity in this area. It may currently not be possible to spend government money on sending out envoys for this task, but if personal envoys were endorsed by the First Minister they would get access and could easily be crowd funded by the Independence Movement. I am one of a number of former senior British diplomats who would happily undertake this work without pay. We should be lobbying not just the EU but every country in Africa, Asia and South America.»

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Resolution - Craig Murray

«The disillusionment will be on the same scale as Johnson’s bombastic promises. The Establishment are not stupid and realise there will be an anti-Tory reaction. Their major effort will therefore be to change Labour back into a party supporting neo-liberal economic policy and neo-conservative foreign (or rather war) policy. They will want to be quite certain that, having seen off the Labour Party’s popular European style social democratic programme with Brexit anti-immigrant fervour, the electorate have no effective non-right wing choice at the next election, just like in the Blair years.

To that end, every Blairite horror has been resurrected already by the BBC to tell us that the Labour Party must now move right – McNicol, McTernan, Campbell, Hazarayika and many more, not to mention the platforms given to Caroline Flint, Ruth Smeeth and John Mann. The most important immediate fight for radicals in England is to maintain Labour as a mainstream European social democratic party and resist its reversion to a Clinton style right wing ultra capitalist party. Whether that is possible depends how many of the Momentum generation lose heart and quit.

Northern Ireland is perhaps the most important story of this election, with a seismic shift in a net gain of two seats in Belfast from the Unionists, plus the replacement of a unionist independent by the Alliance Party. Irish reunification is now very much on the agenda. The largesse to the DUP will be cut off now Boris does not need them.

For me personally, Scotland is the most important development of all. A stunning result for the SNP. The SNP result gave them a bigger voter share in Scotland than the Tories got in the UK. So if Johnson got a “stonking mandate for Brexit”, as he just claimed in his private school idiom, the SNP got a “stonking mandate” for Independence.

I hope the SNP learnt the lesson that by being much more upfront about Independence than in the disastrous “don’t mention Independence” election of 2017, the SNP got spectacularly better results.»

March 05 2015

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Brainwashing

from dannylsanctuary.tumblr.com (via hijabonita):

ta7yafilisteen:

Scottish primary school calls Palestinians ‘terrorists’ in homework worksheet.. this is absurd. Just know the Scottish do support Palestine but this is just ignorant from the primary school!

Here’s the story: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-31727699

Brainwashing children.

When propaganda enters our education system this seriously we know we are taking too much of a backseat.

September 19 2014

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March 02 2014

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Tags: Scotland
Reposted byjutynda jutynda

January 25 2014

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Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has agreed to take part as a candidate in the election for Student Rector at Glasgow University. The university’s Edward Snowden for Rector campaign said in a statement that his candidacy is a ‘unique opportunity to show our gratitude to a brave whistleblower.’ The ‘informal group of [Glasgow University] students’ praised Snowden’s stated motives for revealing the clandestine global surveillance activities of the US National Security Agency, saying he acted with the ‘sole aim of informing his fellow citizens of state criminality.’ The campaign said they contacted Snowden through ‘interlocutors’ from the university to Snowden in Russia, where he is currently living in an undisclosed location under temporary asylum. The group called on all students ‘committed to ending state intrusion into our private lives’ to declare support for Snowden’s candidacy. Snowden is among four official candidates for the three-year post.
Snowden nominated for Glasgow University rector (RT News, Jan. 21 2014)
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