We Can Rule the World – Err, No We Can’t 188


Alistair Darling has warned Scots that they will lose diplomatic influence if they leave the United Kingdom.  He gives Syria as an example.  Syria having been such a resounding diplomatic success for the UK, and the UK having contributed hugely to the successful resolution of the conflict – or presumably his reasoning is something like that.

An Independent Scotland would almost certainly not have invaded Iraq and would be most unlikely to have occupied Afghanistan for ten years.  It would thus not have squandered vast sums of money, not contributed to the continued political disaster of both countries.  An independent Scotland would not be a permanent member of the Security Council.  This would impact terribly on the population, who would be benighted like the peoples of Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Australia, in all of which  the lives of ordinary people are absolutely intolerable because of their non membership of the Security Council, and all of which have been repeatedly invaded and wiped out in nuclear attacks continually throughout the last six decades.

I worked in multilateral negotiations in both the UN and EU and found colleagues from countries like Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada to be professional competent and influential.  The Scots certainly can be all of those.  Small countries contribute to policy, to peacekeeping and to humanitarian effort.  This latest bit of unionist nonsense is contemptible.


188 thoughts on “We Can Rule the World – Err, No We Can’t

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  • Jemand

    Anyone who insists on their (usually loaded) questions being answered obviously has a personality disorder and inflated sense of self-esteem. It’s also a common tactic of bullies – snide questions with an embedded insult.

  • Fred

    “Anyone who insists on their (usually loaded) questions being answered obviously has a personality disorder and inflated sense of self-esteem. It’s also a common tactic of bullies – snide questions with an embedded insult.”

    One of the reasons I oppose Nationalism is because every country has racist thugs and bullies and the Nationalist parties are the parties they will gravitate to. The leaders of the parties like the BNP, EDL, SNP, UKIP point out their parties do not condone it, even oppose tt but the fact remains many of their members do.

    There has been a case recently, a SNP SMP has been convicted of domestic abuse against three of his former wives. This is not to say all Nationalists are wife beaters or that he beat his wife because he was a Nationalist. I am saying he became a Nationalist because he is the sort of person who beats his wife.

  • Fred

    @Komodo

    Maybe should have added that this doesn’t mean that everyone in the world who ever hit their wife was a member of the SNP, didn’t think it necessary.

  • Komodo

    Maybe should have added that this doesn’t mean that everyone in the world who ever hit their wife was a member of the SNP, didn’t think it necessary.

    But you did. To clarify, what I think you were saying was that he joined the SNP because he was a wife beater and wife beaters tend to be nationalists. I am saying he was thrown out of the SNP because he was a wife beater. How many wife-beating Tories can say the same thing? A brave man who says there aren’t any – 8000+ convictions annually in the UK, and no, they’re not all Muslims.

    Actually, it looks as if the sort of man who beats his wife goes to live in the Costa Blanca:

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/363436/Shame-of-the-wife-beating-Costa-Britons

  • Suhayl Saadi

    “I am saying he became a Nationalist because he is the sort of person who beats his wife.” Fred.

    On what evidence do you make this assertion? Domestic abuse is no respector of social class, political affliliation, ethnic group…

  • Rehmat

    British Friends of Israel would never like an idependent Scotland.

    In April 2013, A 5,000-word report on “the Promised Land“, prepared by the Church of Scotland ahead of its General Assembly claims that Jews have no religious or moral right to establish the so-called “Jewish State” in Holy Land due to their mistreatment of Native Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

    The report concludes that Christians should not support exclusive Jewish claims to the land of Palestine or use the Bible to “settle contemporary conflicts over land”.

    http://rehmat1.com/2013/05/02/scottish-church-denies-israels-right-to-exist/

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