Wednesday, 28 August 2019


In the Shetland Isles the Scottish Tories are too scared to admit who they are and have morphed into the "Ruth Davidson's Party"

Today Boris (chanelling Oliver Cromwell) Johnson's move to prorogue the UK Parliament to avoid being scrutinised over his car crash, "No Deal" Brexit must be on the way to reducing his party's vote share in Shetland even further from its already low 7%. I just wonder what the LibDems, the only Unionist Party with a chance in the same bye-election, are thinking, the silence of Willie Rennie et al speaks volumes. Just how many each way, Libdem voters will Boris' prorogueing pish push into the SNP camp in what is already going to be a close run thing.

You would think the Scottish Tories would be howling at the actual Tory Party's stupidity announcing this sort of move, the day before a bye-election.

In one move Boris Johnson has highlighted in 40 foot high, lighted letters why Scotland is wanting out of the UK Parliamentary Union, Scottish Tories and Scots in general do not matter in his new British Empire.

Neither is it a good look for Boris' "Toom Tabard" in Scotland, Alistair Jack, to be seen actively avoiding interviews today and running away from a pre-arranged interview with BBC Scotland while trying to media manage the idea this is all the narrow nationalist SNP's fault (again). Jack gave the game away when he stated the narrow minded SNP were stopping Boris' glorious plan for Brexit rather than co-operating to ensure it was a success.

Ruth the Mooth has disappeared or been disappeared, no reply to the First Minister's challenge to condemn a no deal Brexit and how was she going to make her Scotch MPs stop a no deal Brexit. No point Ruth trying to answer, I suppose, because Ruth's Scotch MP's ignore her and do what they are told to by the ''Toom Tabard'.

(1800 update, it appears Ruth is going to resign as Scotch Tory leader, some time on Thursday)

Nothing either from that other 'empty jaicket', what's his name, leader of Scotch Labour, you know who I mean or maybees naw?

Just what have the Unionist Scottish limbs to say as their great Unionist Parliament has been turned into the biggest democratic black hole since Hindenburg prorogued the Riech Stag in 1933 on Hitler's request. The First Minister's Questions are going to be fun, on their return, next week.

I have been a supporter and defender of Nicola Sturgeon's long game, the independence gold standard she is seeking to create through the Scottish Referendum Bill which is now in its final stages at Holyrood. I think, after Boris' move today, that events, the prorogueing of the UK Parliament, are now moving against this ethical measured approach for international approval and sanction of Scottish Independence.

One approach, given the 1707 Act of Union of the Scottish Parliament was made under Scots Law and constitutional practice and has nothing to do with the UK Union Parliament, except it is one of two instruments that allow the UK Parliament to exist in its present form, would be for the current Scottish Parliament to repeal the 1707 Act made under Scots Law and constitutional practice of Scotland which remains extant.

Whether there would be a majority to pass such a bill at Holyrood is possibly moot but I doubt, as it would be a matter of Scots Law, this could be delayed by the presiding officer shifting it the the Supreme Court, yet given the split on the vote to hold a referendum on independence if Scotland was taken out of the EU against its will, a repeal bill would have a good chance of succeeding whether Labour voted or as, per usual, sat on their hands.

"Do you still hear it, Clarice, do you still hear the Silence of the Bams?"

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Scottish Secretary: J' Accuse!

According to Mr Jack (MP for Dumfries and Galloway) all those who vote for the SNP are guilty narrow minded nationalism.

The injunction from many years of old school Sunday School, “Take the beam out of your own eye before picking at mottes in other folks” is one you should have a good look at Mr Jack.

In "Brexit goes forth”, Mr Jack is General Melchett with Ruth Davidson as Captain Darling, the Scottish Tory Party members who recognise the dangers of Brexit are Blackadder which makes Jackson Carlaw, Baldrick and Boris Johnson Lieutenant, The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh.

Brexit will be Scotland’s 21st century’s equivalent to the “Somme” where the only beneficiaries will be the General Melchett’s while the Scots and those from England’s Northern reaches will be thrown to the dogs in the best interests of the British Empire, yet again.

It will not be funny for those on the receiving end of Mr Jack’s narrow British nationalism.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Electrifying News

So the SE is in trouble with out Scotland's energy subsidy to England ... you don't say.

On Friday we saw what happens in England when the 7000 megawatts a day from Scotland does not get through. It has happened before on this scale in 2008 because Longannet had a generator failure when it was asked by the National Grid to pick up load.

On that occasion fires in computer main frames were reported in Oxford, in London and the SE trains and the tube stopped running, electric substations caught fire, England's nuclear plants shut down to protect them from surge making the whole problem far worse.

Now think; just how will old Greater Engerland fare post Brexit if the HVDC cross channel interconnectors are switched off by France, Ireland and Holland while an independent Scotland chooses to send its surplus energy via HVDC to Norway and the EU for commercial reasons rather than across the border to Greater Engerland.

On Friday 1 million homes in England and Wales were directly affected by a one hour loss of Scottish interconnector and the knock on effect and damage to local distribution and transmission systems which is taking days to fix. All this during summer when loads on the National grid are at a seasonal low. What would it have been like if it had been a cold day in February?

The National Grid warned successive UK Governments the SE was routinely within 10 minutes of transmission collapse due to lack of capacity and aging supply systems.

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