Bed for Skotland

Robert the Bruce: Lands, titles, men, power, nothing.
Bruce the Elder: Nothing?
Robert the Bruce: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it’s tearing me apart.
Bruce the Elder: All men betray. All lose heart.
Robert the Bruce: I don’t want to lose heart. I want to believe as he does.
                                                                          Mel Gibsons Bravehart

Ifølge et nyhedstelegram fra Ritzau, så giver en meningsmåling her fjorten før Skotlands folkeafstemning om selvstændighed, for første gang ja-siden flertal:

Knap to uger før en skotsk folkeafstemning om uafhængighed fra Storbritannien har den skotske løsrivelsesbevægelse for første gang taget føringen i en meningsmåling, der kan sende chokbølger gennem det i forvejen nervøse politiske establishment i London.

I YouGov-rundspørgen i Sunday Times bakker 51 procent af de adspurgte op om skotsk løsrivelse, mens 49 procent vil forblive britiske borgere i Det Forenede Kongerige.

NATO’s tidligere generalsekretær, lord George Robertson, rasede her tidligere på året mod den skotske frihedstrang. I en tale til en amerikansk tænketank sagde han bl.a.:

The loudest cheers for the breakup of Britain would be from our adversaries and from our enemies. For the second military power in the West to shatter this year would be cataclysmic in geopolitical terms.

If the United Kingdom was to face a split at this of all times and find itself embroiled for several years in a torrid, complex, difficult and debilitating divorce, it would rob the West of a serious partner just when solidity and cool nerves are going to be vital.

Nobody should underestimate the effect all of that would have on existing global balances and the forces of darkness would simply love it.

Og videre:

The geostrategic consequences don’t stop with what happens in the United Kingdom on the 19th of September. The ripple effects will go much wider than our own shores. The United Kingdom is not alone in having separatist movements.

In Spain, both Catalonia and the Basque country have declared that they want independence. Catalonia where million and a half people marched in the streets demanding independence –and remember that the SNP have never had more than 10,000 people in any demonstration—Catalonia says that it will have its referendum from Spain even if it’s in breach of the constitution of its country.

The Basque extremist have only in the recent past have backed away from terrorism, but they are watching Catalonia and Scotland with quote undisguised interest.

Then there’s Belgium, a country which is held together by a thread. The Flemish nationalists see Scotland as breaking the mold. We’re next if Scotland breaks free and becomes a member of the European Union, they quite openly say.

Lad os derfor bede til, at Skotland løsriver sig fra Storbritannien og at lord Robertsons profetier går i opfyldelse. Skal Europa bestå, må EU forgå.

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5 svar til Bed for Skotland

  1. Anders Sørensen siger:

    Et par gode og rammende citater. Jeg beder også for Skotsk, Flamsk, Catalonsk selvstændighed.
    Men der er et problem, ved blot at sige at EU skal forgå. I forbindelse med krigen i Ukraine, har USA lagt pres på f.eks. Kroatien, for at de skulle udlåne helikoptere til den ukrainske hær, USA har lagt pres på landene der har været med i South Stream projektet, for at de skulle skrinlægge projektet, de har også givet efter presset, på trods af, at det er så åbenlys en fordel for disse lande selv. Ville det ikke være bedre hvis disse lande kunne have et europæisk samarbejde, der muliggjorde at de kunne modstå et amerikansk pres, så de kunne varetage deres egne interesser. Naturligvis ikke et EU, med den politik der føres nu, men et stærkt samarbejde synes nødvendigt.
    Hvad er din holdning til det?

    • Martin Kasler siger:

      Jo, selvfølgelig ville det bedste være, at Vesteuropa stod sammen mod USA. Men det sker ikke. Dertil har vores magtelite investeret al for megen ideologisk, politisk og økonomisk kapital i amerikanernes verdensorden. Det eneste vi reaktionære, der sidder i indre eksil bag NATO’s linjer, kan gøre, er at berede os på det kaos der vil komme, når EU bryder sammen under sin egen vægt.

  2. anders sørensen siger:

    “Jo, selvfølgelig ville det bedste være, at Vesteuropa stod sammen mod USA. Men det sker ikke.”
    Eller også er det, det sker. Naturligvis med små skridt “European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule believes that it is time for the EU to establish formal links with the Eurasian Union and begin negotiations regarding a free trade area between the EU and the Customs Union. According to an UNIAN correspondent, Fule expressed this opinion during the 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) in Kiev. “We need a consistent policy towards Russia … It’s time to not hide behind slogans like” Free Economic Zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok. ” We must give some meaning to this, the content of which would go beyond trade, economic cooperation. And to be able to restore confidence in the security structure, the credibility of the security structures … I think we need to raise the stakes in this “game”. It is time, I think, for official relations at a high level of cooperation between the European Union with the Eurasian Customs Union “- said Füle. SEE ALSO Provisional application Ukraine FTA with the EU postponed until December 31, 2015 – Statement “I think we should start negotiations concerning the agreement on free trade between the EU and the Customs Union. I think so. It is time for the leaders of the EU not only offer fragments, as we did yesterday in Brussels, and let whole picture, “- said Füle.”
    : http://economics.unian.ua/finance/984437-fyule-chas-pochati-peregovori-pro-zvt-mij-evrosoyuzom-i-mitnim-soyuzom.html

  3. anders sørensen siger:

    Bliver England fri for Skotland, så bliver de også fri for en masse labourstemmer. I stort set hele Skotland er der labourflertal. Dvs. at Ukip eller de konservative vinder næste valg i England, hvis Skotland bliver frit. Så har Cameron lovet en afstemning om Englands tilhørsforhold til EU i 2016.
    Så alt kan ramle i 2016.

  4. anders sørensen siger:

    Kampen for Skotsk´s selvstændighed er ikke forbi. Den kan ovenikøbet blive afgørende for udfaldet af det kommende britiske valg. Det skotske nationalist parti står til at vinde over 90 af valgkredsene. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-faces-prospect-of-losing-more-than-30-seats-in-scotland-at-the-next-election-poll-reveals-9828786.html

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