Saturday, 2 August 2008

The Last Prime Minister?

It is an intriguing thought, but there is a distinct possibility that the present Prime Minister of Great Britain could be the last. When Scotland declares its independence, as it surely will before too much time has elapsed, the United Kingdom will cease to be. When and how Scotland will choose to break away from the union is a difficult and delicate question to answer, but on sensing the mood of the people, we shall not have long to wait to find out.

Scotland was not won by conquest but through succession. King James I of England was King James VI of Scotland, and when James succeeded to the throne of England the countries were united. Scotland never had a Queeen Elizabeth I. To the Scots, it is the present queen who bears that title. Wales had already been absorbed, incorporated and annexed, and Britain became one state under one supreme ruler. Yet the people of Scotland continued to rebel against this fait accomplis - religion playing a part as the clans were Catholic - and their hopes were finally crushed at the Battle of Culloden in 1745, the last battle to be fought on British soil. Following this defeat, the clan system was broken up, the wearing of the tartan banned, and tribal lands sequestered and enclosed. Scotland lost its natural leaders, many of whom sought sanctuary abroad, along with their prince and last hope, Charles Edward Stuart, who could have taken London with his doughty Highlanders but returned to humiliation and defeat.

All this happened a long time ago, we know, but the Scots have never given up their culture and their pride as a nation, their national dress and their pipe bands. Their spirit lives on, and it falls upon the MSP for Strichen, Alex Salmond, to raise and restore the hopes and aspirations of his people, those loyal Scots whose allegiance is to Scotland alone, and to raise the banner, the Saltire of St Andrew, and to sever the links which bind the country to a withering constitution in the throes of decline.

Ireland has shown that it can be done. A country can shake away the fetters and survive, after long years of suffering resulting in massive emigration, and struggle to win its independence from British rule. Ulster too, which yet remains a part of the United Kingdom, will need to reconsider its invidious position following Scotland's declaration, and either opt to join up with the Republic in the south, or possibly unite with Scotland, with which it has historical ties.

So will our highly unpopular and unpalatable Prime Minister prove to be the last prime minister of a united kingdom? Probably not, and it could take another term of government, under the Tories, before this particular scenario is fulfilled. The question is : will this prospect and the advent of a Conservative government at Westminster open the floodgates in Scotland and induce the Scots to push hard for independence, with a vengeance?
I think it will!

P.S. Did Nostradamus write anything about this in his Quatrains?

Mr Cameron said today he believed the new talks could result in a “new force which is both unionist clearly wanting Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom, but also has the rich heritage and philosophy of the Conservative party”.
Warning: this is not the way to go. It is turning back the clock. Expect repercussions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8RFnfc4EZg
and : Your Sunday Reading
http://www.patagonia-argentina.com/i/content/la_gente_galesa.php

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why have you got a picture of Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 car? Surely he's German, not Welsh.

By the way, that's a nice little hat you've got.

alanindyfed said...

We don't have a Welsh Formula 1 driver ..... yet!

OK,Thx

Anonymous said...

yes, but why Schumacher? I don't see the relevance. Why not Lewis Hamilton? He's British.

alanindyfed said...

We're all Europeans now.
This is past century thinking.
And it could be Massa, or Raikonnen, not necessarily Schumacher!

Anonymous said...

Is it because Hamilton is black? You've got a track record of not liking black people.

alanindyfed said...

Absolute lies.
All people are equal under God, and you should be ashamed of such comments.
Furthermore you assume the driver of a red Ferrari is Schumacher.
The point I make is that Wales is in poll position and the driver is irrelevant, as are your comments.

Dewi Glyn said...
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Anonymous said...

you've also spelt it wrongly. It's POLE position, not poll position!

dewi glyn said...

why is Schumacher irrelevant?

alanindyfed said...

Guess you missed out on the play on words.

"poll" "pole"

The referendum - get it??

Anonymous said...

you're making up that play on words to cover the fact you can't spell. Nice little hat though.

Dewi Glyn said...

where do you buy little hats like that one?

landsker said...
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the not so mad hatter said...

Yer tiz.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/?_nkw=breton+cap&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270

Only too happy to help.

kerdasi amaq said...

What's all this twittering about?

The English should be grateful that Wales is only demanding to be recognised as an independent nation, instead of demanding the return of all their ancestral lands and the expulsion of the descendants of immigrants who have arrived since the fifth century!

kerdasi amaq said...

What's all this twittering about?

The English should be grateful that Wales is only demanding to be recognised as an independent nation, instead of demanding the return of all their ancestral lands and the expulsion of the descendants of immigrants who have arrived since the fifth century!