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 Quinies and Loons.

The Mythical Cracks Appear On Schedule.

QuiniesThe Oddest thing that has to be the biggest irony the British nation has ever had to face is not on any schedule, list or agenda. And this little known fact could well cause considerable mirth and frivolity north of the border. Now is that crack a sign from the almighty over the great divide in the Highlander lowlanders schism. Now now stop cackling to yerselves its just not polite. But all joking aside awe well what the hell infer a penny in fir a poond.

Some time ago in the history of the mainland archipelago island in the once great British isles the divide was once a northern catholic nation with its own royal lineage and an aggressive envious southern divide that was invaded by German protestants. To illustrate this it is best seen as Catholics produced a sturdy female lineage also known as a matriarchy, while the southern cousins produced a patriarchy or good male line. Then to consolidate a union one Scottish king was welcomed into the southern lineage, an isn’t it funny in this day and age when we can look back in time to look at effective lineages to when kings were so bad in the lineage that they were discarded in any old car park and left to rot. It has a further point of irony when you realise that the strongest and best rulers of the line have all been women. Hmmmmmm begs the question doesn’t it. Fae a nation of quinies that sent 100 tae Kay Adams, where are the 100 men then, ow aye nae pittin yer heed above the parapit then, is that feet a hear shufflin and is that the humble as the mumble as they fumble the baw, jist on paper then.

And could that be why the bridge is cracking up at the irony. Just as a matter of interest has anyone had a selfy with this mythical crack. Jist askin so am ir jist askin min keep the heed the baws comin get ready fir it.

The Political Beast

Perception with Insight

Clan Scotland

Clan Scotland

With a final SNP vote count of 1,454,436. The political Tsunami which sprung out of the Independence Referendum, turned the tide of sneaky Westminster back door actions and interfering ways. The hard clout on the snout that they got was even more annoying when the newbies ignored the Commons traditional seating stances (er if you see what I mean). The facts are quite astonishing the result is unprecedented in any political system in the world today. 50 new seats, the old vanguard defeated and almost routed off the Scottish political map. The Labour Conservative and Liberal annihilation in Scotland has left this nation more aware of what can be achieved with a willingness to apply yourself to the given task, can produce landslide changes in the political landscape. The new Scottish political voice cannot be silenced while the non voters are too few in numbers and too widely spread to be effective or to make a significant impact in voting results. This should have been obvious to any anonymous brand of political activity. The other parties have been blooded and the fifty new scalps are now hanging from the SNP banners.

The post mortem of the ‘Tsunami’ will be ongoing and protracted. The achievements of the first minister are outstanding. She came out of the shadow of a formidable politician Alexander Salmond, under who’s wing she served a seven year apprenticeship, has shown that she has indeed learned from the master. This woman never halted from the IndyRef and hit the campaign trail ground running to spear head the assault on the Westminster Elite and provided her with another string to her bow in her arsenal of political tools for the coming struggle to effect changes in the governance of the people of Scotland.

The fact that Nicola Sturgeon is now an iconic figure for women’s causes in the country cannot go by without a mention either, as the amount of women voters must surely have had some impact on the final vote. While the own goals scored by the opposition cannot be ignored either. This plus the real idea that a great number of Scottish voters used the vote to get a head count of the Scottish army of voter willing to add their weight to the political system and helped swing the final vote cannot be ignored either. Now the task is set to wrestle as much power back to the country from the Westminster base is just about to begin in earnest.

The Indyref had a great swell in the political interest of the nation in just the last hundred days, the No vote result galvanised so many just a bit too late in the day to swing it to a Yes result. This had the effect of leaving Scotland wondering just how many of us think that we can govern ourselves and still work in a new fiscal partnership with the British coalition, sovereignty and home rule are now in the thinking and considerations of the new Scottish youth voters and some of the old vanguard are now coming on board as they realise what a difference this will make to the living standards of everyone that lives within the Scotland borders.

The swell in the Indyref numbers at the tail end caught the Westminster leaders by surprise and left them without enough time to take positive action, against the fated if not now inevitable turning of the political tide in Scotland. The campaign trail was littered with half cocked actions by the likes of Jim Murphy and even Gordon Brown was shown what the real people of Scotland really thought about them, Douglas Alexander and a few more notables were handed their P45’s at the poles and sent packing to think again.

This when coupled with the Labour tactics and Conservative lording It over the four nations of Britain. Saw the electorate in Scotland backed into a corner by austerity terror threats to the weakest and poorest in the land, as they appear to intend to want to keep filling the coffers of their corporate masters. The labour were in part also ousted by the English voters that had enough of the Labour lottery winning tactics of spend, spend, spend. While the UKIP and the Liberals took a tanking on the gory battle field of British politics voting system.

So a hefty congratulations to the Nicola and the SNP hard working newbies and volunteers that with their effort made this happen for this decisive win in a game that we traditionally have never ever won in.Hope over fear has shown what can be achieved.

From the 45%ers to the 56%ers of 1,454,436 votes and still rising Saor Alba. The tide is turned and the Scottish waters are next.

The Phoenix Arisen

50 Newly Created Scottish Jobs

Clan Scotland

Clan Scotland

The weather is again not staying within the predictors guidelines, April showers in May. The harsh winter again never materialised and some worrying new islands of the coast of Japan (first appeared in 2013) are giving us a better understanding that the planet is warm and growing but that there is no need for a worldwide panic at the moment, as the conditions are favourable if a little unpredictable.

The four nations have witnessed a near disappearance of the Red Rose of the Labours red’s in the bed. The Labour party just received a kick in the Ballots from the people, who’s money they were too fast and loose with, who’s party relied on its historic acceptance votes (Unions and the so called working man) lead to the conceit of a new labour that has no real life credibility, any more than any other Westminster party, maybe the Electorate did take some revenge, maybe the Mansion house tax spurred the wavering Tories back into the fold, IT is always easier to weigh a situation after the fact than before or during. And to jig the fact to reflect your strengths. Labour have paid a very real price in losing it’s party of the working man tag. The reduction of the working ‘class’ footprint in the nation and their inability to change with the electorate to still represent them was further hampered with the progressive reduction of our industry’s manufacturing base. This may well have had quite a bit to do with their losing their way. How can labour serve the working man when most workers in this nation are now blue collar, and they still aimed their campaign at the public profile of a mythical worker that no longer rings true in the present economic climate.Their drive to get the votes of the ‘Old Labour’ values and strongholds on line for their last election drive was maybe the death knell of the party after getting the old one two three in the ballots while they were given short shrift from an electorate that is not impressed with them, their tactic or their accountability. The elected party should be able to reflect the needs and wants of IT’s party followers and members. This is something for them to address in the future if they ever get up from the knock out blow that they just had at the poles.

The Referendum swing that only happened in the last 100 days, was the start of the turn of the tide last September. The fifty new seats have been filled and the last post is sounding for the Scottish Labour party. Jim Murphy the egg target and his Iron Bru crate are now consigned to history. So Scotland is again in a new accountancy position from the transition of the 45%ers to the 56%ers, Three seats were and still are the traditional base for the SNP, Congratulations to Nicola Sturgeon for running a well turned out campaign and for such impressive results. The stance is still being held by the people of Scotland as we now watch and wait while we ready the UDI status for the nation in case of more of the rule that behaves with a cavalier attitude to others sovereignty, with their stance of ‘we will do as we like’ behaviour from the Westminster Political machine.

Mr Cameron is still the British and English Prime minister, Scotland has a first minister and has now got the will of the people to make more of a stand against any other country that we only have a trading agreement with, even if coercion and force was used to secure IT 300 years ago. Our inherited sovereign rights are not at the disposal of any other country, We are an equal partner in a Union of countries, one country one vote. Yes Wales and Ireland when they begin to find their political voices in the British political system, as they begin to understand that there are four distinct countries in this British Union should stand up and be counted and not just attacking the establishment but have to get ready to roll their sleeves up with and be prepared to get their hands dirty in the cleaning up of this political nightmare of a democracy behaving as a dictator at home.

We are no longer a subjugated country getting the scraps from the masters table, we have teeth and are no longer naive and easily pushed around. I for one want a strong union with England in mutual matters and to leave them with the grace to better serve their own electorate without the interference of any other nation in it sovereign right to rule itself as IT sees fit than having to contend with bolshie states of an out of date Union as it creaks and cranks its way into the first half of the first century of the new millennium in a very changed world from the one that IT was conceived in. It is looking increasingly like the three silent partners in the ‘Union’ of old are all keenly aware of the changing political landscape of the world and will understand that England will assume the driving seat in the nations car as we ride as passengers along for the ride, benchmarking the driver and learning the highway code while educating our own to the system and then we can all go as the group of four into the first half of the first century of the new millennia new world order. We have a duty to pay costs and to bear the weight of some of the British responsibility but to never again allow our nation to be subservient to another nations Rule. There will be four votes in any new British decisions like the EU, education and policing as well as every other national decision, the real power now lies with the people of the four nations to learn to get over the past and to create a better device for the group of four and not just leave IT up to the driver to take us for a spin as and when they like. Anyone for a mystery tour ride?

Interesting to note that both England and Scotland decided to use their vote to strengthen their stance and reinforce their collective nationalities.

2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results

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The worst case scenario for the independence of Scotland would have been and economic collapse of the four nations historic investment in the union, we need to get up to speed with the political machine that fully serves the group of four for the new way forward for our collective future hopes. So lets get the UDI in place as a contingency plan against an interfering invasive English rule in case it reverts to type and shows IT’s spots again.