The Guardian will still do anything to oblige the war criminals who invaded Iraq. The Bitter Together campaign has crashed in the polls. It has done so because people are not stupid, and they can work out that the cold logic of the unionist argument boils down to an assertion that Scots are too stupid, work-shy and poor to make a success of running their own nation.
The Bitter Together campaign therefore sees a need to be getting over a “positive” message. How do you do that? Well you get that brilliant economist Gordon Brown, the man who gave the bankers years of your and my earnings so they can gamble and snort cocaine again, to make a speech. The speech says that Scots are too stupid, work-shy and poor – and Gordon added unhealthy – to pay their own pensions. Then, at the last moment, you tack on a paragraph at the end about “five positive reasons” to support the union. Then you get a pisspoor, press release regurgitating, salary pocketing mainstream media lickspittle like Severin Carrell to promote it under the heading “Scotland has ‘five big positives’ to staying in UK, Gordon Brown says.”
Despite the fact that the exact same paper ran the story about the exact same speech yesterday, but using the old “warns” meme. It is so obvious it is laughable.
I analyzed a few months ago the BBC’s state propaganda linking the words “independence” and “warning”. I can guarantee you, now that one backfired, that one month from today, I am going to be able to present a similar table of BBC stories which link the words “union”, “UK” and “positive”.
Brown was at Glasgow University I also object fundamentally to the hosting by universities of closed political rallies. Universities certainly should host political debate – that is a function of a university. But for a university to host a political function where nobody – including members of the University – who holds a contrary view is allowed near, is absolutely wrong and the antithesis of the function of a university. The fact that the public are not allowed in to key Bitter Together meetings, and that Brown is scared to accept questions other than from handpicked cronies, should alert people to the fact that his arguments do not stand much scrutiny.