Happy St. Andrew’s Day – Homage To Caledonia?


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Like most non-Spaniards, I knew nothing of Catalonia until I read Orwell’s book, but after doing so, I was curious.

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There are echoes of Scotland, a once-independent country absorbed into a larger one, but for a very long time there was no serious interest among Scots in separatism.

Even with the rise of the SNP there, most of its leaders have – arguably out of self-interest – refrained from making republican noises.

It should be noted, nevertheless, that the party’s activists, overwhelmingly leftists, are uncomfortable with the leadership’s tactical reticence.

…the loudest applause in the lively debate were for the republicans…. SNP conference: SNP prepare ground for dropping the Queen |

This is in contrast to the Catalans, whose anti-monarchist, almost childishly petty, gesture-politics…

Monarchists hit back in Catalonia row over king’s bust – Yahoo News UK

….has infuriated Spaniards loyal to the Crown.

It may well be that royalists in Spain now see the secession of Catalonia as no bad thing, reducing the proportion of the electorate who are in favour of a republic.

This has echoes of the animosity aroused in England, where many people are as repelled as I am by that multicultist shrew Sturgeon…

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…whose nagging strident voice is rarely put to good use.

She was at her worst during that famous debate when she attacked Nigel Farage’s sensible opposition to importing diseased aliens to bludge off the tax-funded National Health Service.

All brands of Briton are surely horrified by the SNP’s pro-crimmigrant policies, which are antithetical to the ‘nationalism’ the separatist party affects to espouse.

The SNP has repeatedly called for a more relaxed approach to asylum. They have opposed the enforced removal of failed asylum seekers and have pledged to close the Dungavel Detention Centre, the only one in Scotland.  http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/10.33n

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As to any rational justification for the SNP’s Europhiliac obsessions…

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…what kind of ‘nationalists’ can they be who seek to keep their country chained to a supranational entity infamous for its hostility to democratic participation in decision-making?

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Most Brits, I think, still wish Scotland well.

It would be sad to wish it farewell.