I don't ever recall the SNP claiming the Saltire as their flag. Meanwhile...
And, whilst we are at it, who's national emblem is the rose?....
Need I say more? No, I didn't think so.
To borrow a phrase, I still believe that oil is a bonus, not the basis for independence. I simply do not accept that Scotland, almost uniquely amongst western nations, couldn't "afford" independence. Nonetheless, it is fascinating to hear someone from across the pond say that without Scottish oil, Little England (his words, not mine) wouldn't have much to sell.
The mainstream media, Unionists, and BritNats, love to tell us that Scotland is a “subsidy junkie”, weighing heavily on the UK’s “broad shoulders”. I for one, never thought for a minute, that the British Establishment is determined and desperate to hold on to Scotland out of benevolence and solidarity, it simply isn’t in their nature. Rather, I suspect they know all too well they can ill afford to loose an “asset” (for that is how the see things) of such economic and strategic importance to them.
There's desperate, there's dishonest, and then there's plain daft. Plain daft is where London Labour's Scottish satellite is at.
I fail to understand how a minority government "forced through a vote". That would be majority government. For a minority administration to get anything through parliament requires a degree of cooperation and/or consensus, in this instance provided by the Greens. In other words, there was a majority in the Scottish Parliament for a second independence referendum, and this was reflected in Tuesday's vote. Nothing was "forced". If anything, the only forcing being done, is by the Tory Government at Westminster, determined to drag Scotland out of the EU against our will, and to make sure we can't do anything about it before it is too late. Labour would realise this if they weren't obsessing over an increasingly unattractive union.