“You are in for a considerable upheaval no matter how the vote goes, and allowing the Scots to play the English for suckers in the name of unity will ultimately result in massive disruption and civil unrest.”
Below is the text of a message I sent to the British National Party on this issue, it should be self-explanatory. It would seem that their posting my article caused a great deal of upset for the BNP, and that is a good thing as I see it, because the UK has never experienced this kind of event in some three hundred years.
I hope that I have managed to achieve something positive.
As a separate but related issue, I am delighted that Adam Walker has succeeded Nick Griffin as leader of the BNP. Adam is a retired tank soldier among other things, and although I never served in the Regular army, I put in two years as a member of the Junior Leaders Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps and that experience is burned into my brain. So, I am hoping for great things from him.
Nick Griffin’s idiotic behaviour over the Buckingham Palace tea party was unforgiveable, and although I have no reason to doubt Nick’s sincerity, his being replaced can only open up a new and better era for the country of my birth.
I see that the article I sent to you was taken down quite quickly, after accumulating a good number of comments.
I’m sorry if it was divisive, but this is something that the UK and the BNP will have to face up to. I agree that the union should be preserved, but I also feel that might not be possible, and that the BNP should be prepared to re-think its relationship with its Scottish branch, which could become quite hostile over time. I am also aware of the possibility of a nasty English backlash against the Scots.
I spent two years in the Junior Leaders Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps, and met many boys from Scotland, Wales, Ulster, and even the Irish Republic. I greatly value the Union, and have always thought that its value could be demonstrated and enhanced by a “youth corps” of some kind, which could bring youngsters from all parts of the Union together, working towards a common purpose.
If my thoughts have caused you to re-consider the situation and its negative potential in light of the serious dangers to be faced, then I have achieved my objective.
I like the article “Why does Scotland matter?” and see that the comments cover a great deal of ground, sometimes rather fractious.
You are in for a considerable upheaval no matter how the vote goes, and allowing the Scots to play the English for suckers in the name of unity will ultimately result in massive disruption and civil unrest.
It is important to remember that the English are Anglo-Saxons, and the Scots are Celtic. We are not the same, and we are brothers and sisters only through shared experiences, including some very bloody wars between us. The Scots carry the same resentment that the Quebecois do after their final defeat at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
The Union has always been somewhat of a contrived arrangement, and the North Sea oilfields have enabled the Scots to seriously consider going their own way. It may thus be that the Union is no longer viable…
All the best to you as you face these new challenges.
Visit the BNP website here, look for the entry “Why does Scotland matter?”
See my “Scottish Nationalism” category here.