Gerry Hassan demands, following an editorial trend in much of Scotland’s supposedly pro-independence new media, that independence must be the answer to an as yet unknown question. This is not an episode of Jeopardy! The progress of a nation through time need answer no questions. It moves by its own accord, under the steam of its own initiative, following the complex calculus written out by the thousands of expressed and unexpressed desires of its people.
Comrade Corbyn is marching north to Scotland with his wee pokey army to “win back” seats from the SNP because he wants to be Prime Minister of a united Britain. He appears to have gotten it into his head, no doubt emboldened by Cat Boyd and her like, that Scotland is right on the verge of turning back to Labour and embracing Corbynism; this wonderful new brand of socialism.
In Scotland we are blessed to see some of that genuine goodness being done by a Scottish government eager to make a difference in a nation that has suffered long at the hands of a self-serving and negligent London government.
What we learn from this fiasco is that we weren’t actually meant to know about it, and this is even less reassuring. If a mishap ever does happen at Faslane we can be absolutely certain that we’ll be the last to know about it.
On top of the repugnancy of spending so much on weapons of war, and the real and significant risk these weapons pose to Scotland, we can’t avoid the fact that they are weapons of a by-gone age.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Back in the day, when our primary school teachers were showing us how to cower properly under our desks to stay safe when the Russians decided to unleash their nuclear arsenal against us, I remember my dad saying that the Russians were the least of our worries – our own atomic bombs will … Continue reading Holy Crap Holy Loch