Legacy Archive: Over 110 pro-UK Articles

April 27, 2018

We launched this site on 1 May 2018, but from 21 March 2012 to the 30 April 2018, we published over 110 Articles on British Union Philosophy, Policy and History on our previous site. We have linked back to them all here (each article opens in a new tab):



Understanding our Pro-UK Frame


Our Aim and Strategy


The 5,000 Year Old Union

A Force For Good: Our 4 Pro-UK Principles

It's about Service to Humanity, not "Freedom from the English"

Ever Closer Union is Our Destination, Not Separation


Wider Still and Wider is the Pro-UK Vision


Our Vision for Scotland is...in Britain


Believe in Britain and vote standing on that Rock of Principle, rather than the shifting sands of temporary policies you don't like


Our Dual Identity is a Massive UK Positive that Nationalists want to Negate


10 Reasons Why it's Great to be British


Scotland is Better able to Control its Future as Part of the UK


The UK Gives us One Big Home to Call our Own


The Union gave Scottish Industry its Life and it Will Continue to Give our Economy its Life


What is the Positive Case for the Union? One word...Britain


4 Reasons Why We Oppose a 2nd Referendum


How Westminster can Build a Cast-Iron Mandate against a Second Referendum

Sturgeon has No Legal Right to "Call" Referendum


Keep Calm and Just Say No to a Second Referendum


Time to Shut the Door on a Second Referendum


Beware the Bravado of the 'Bring it On' Brigade

20 Lessons Learned from the Official and Unofficial No Campaigns


The Franchise for the Scottish Referendum Explained


The Case for a Threshold at the 'Love the UK Day' Referendum


Shared British Identity

Being British: Some Practical Benefits and Spiritual Elements (Speech, 20-2-14)


These are Some Things, Some Things that Britishness is Made Of

The Happy and Glorious Games: "Britain, we did it right!"

Stand Up, if you Love England


Severing Muscle and Bone: Considering the Complexity and Danger of Separating the British Siamese Twins



British Monarchy

Scotland and the Monarchy

The Monarchy in the Public Mind and Political Body of the United Kingdom


The Alleged Rebellious Scots "Verse" Debunked


Arguments Against a British Republic

The Reason for the Grand Ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament

Making a Case for Britain's Monarchy



Union Jack

2014: The Year the Union Jack makes its Scottish Comeback


Scotland's Flag: The Union Jack


The Union Jack: The Story of the British Flag

These Colours Don't Run: The British Flag



(British) Commonwealth

Scotland Would Have to Leave Commonwealth if the Nationalists Won


Union Jacks at Glasgow 2014: The Enduring Britishness of the Commonwealth

Looking Towards the British Wealth in Common Games



British Armed Forces

Importance of the British Armed Forces to the Union


The Royal Navy: Another Union Positive for Scotland



British Broadcasting Corporation

The British Broadcasting Corporation Needs our Written Support


The Patriotic Case for the British Broadcasting Corporation


How to Defeat the SNP and Deliver Brexit (13-6-17)


Ever Closer Union: How to Promote the British Union in the Face of Separatist Opposition (7-6-16)


One UK: The British Union from 30 First Principles (18-6-15)


21 Reasons why England should Care about Scotland Separating (4-6-14)


Ever Closer Union: Over 50 Suggestions to Promote the Social Union and Cultural Value of the UK (18-6-13)


Five False Premises of Scottish Separatism: And why they make it Impossible, Impractical, and indeed Immoral for Scotland to Split (19-6-12)


Seven Stupid Separatist Sophisms (from Scotland and England) (26-2-09)


Why the SNP Want to Stay in the Single Market


How to Make Brexit a Great Success


6 Reasons Why Brexit Would Not Lead to Another Scottish Referendum


The Nature of Political Authority in the United Kingdom


Understanding what Devolution was Meant to Be

Danger of Devolution in the Presence of an Aggressive Separatist Movement


If Devolution is a Process then Powers should Flow Back as well as Forth


How to Do Devolution Properly



We Oppose the Slow Independence of 'More Powers'

"More Powers" Debate: Labour must be Careful not to Concede anti-UK Premise to Nats


Smith Commission: A 'Scottish Trap' for the Labour Party


Smith Commission: We Voted No. Not for More Powers

Smith Commission: Not a Law-Making Body and it cannot Bind the British Parliament


Why Full Fiscal Autonomy is Wrong for Scotland and the Union

Hugh McLachlan: A Union of Convenience: Scotland cannot seek to stay within the UK marriage but seek fiscal autonomy


Unity Debate: Which Policy Matters are Reserved at Westminster?

How the Scottish Parliament Works



The Danger of Federalism

12 Reasons why 'Federalism' is a Stepping Stone to the Break Up of Britain

OUR LOBBYING (Submissions to British Government Bodies)

Dissolving Not Devolving: A Scotland Bill Briefing Alert

The UK is a Unitary State: Submission to House of Lords Inquiry on 'The Union and Devolution'


"More Powers" Debate: Principles, Guidelines and Strategies for Unionists


Devo Zero, Devo Minus, and Devo Mini: Our Pro-UK Principles-Led Advice to the Smith Commission


Deliver Us From EVEL, and Full Fiscal Independence


Our Aim: To Raise Support for the UK from 55% to 65%


The SNP Majority is a British Opportunity: How to Deal with the SNP


5 SNP Themes Exposed

Love the UK Day and the Unity Referendum: The Importance of Framing


We Endorse the United Kingdom on Principle, not the Nationalist Frame of "the status quo"


How Nationalists Use Words to Get us Thinking Separately


Understanding the "Decisions should be taken as Close to Home as Possible" Separatist Pied Piper Phrase


Beware Nat-Worming: The Disinforming Explanations for Unionist Success, Failure and Behaviour


The Talking Britain Downers: The How, Why and Who


Scotland gets the Government it Wants at Westminster, Two out of Three Times

Contrary to what Separatists Say, Sovereignty in Scotland and England is the Same (and yes we know all about Lord Cooper's famous dictum)


Why Nationalists are Wrong to Say that Scotland will Automatically Inherit all the UK's International Positions


There is No Right to Self-Determination when it is the Wrong Thing to Do


Scotland would Still Say No: 4 Ways the General Election was Different from the Referendum

Anti-UK March Attracts SNP Hardcore (and Basically No-one Else)


Nationalist March and Messages Fail to Attract Mainstream


A Separatist's Work is Never Done: Why the SNP will Not "Disband" after "Independence"


Remainer Rage Sends Former Pro-UK Novelist to Dark Side

An SNP Draft Manifesto for Holyrood 2021


The Progressive Alliance: One UK from A to Z

'Julian', the Tank which Glasgow Welcomed


The Britishness of Robert Burns


The Magna Carta: A Thoroughly British Affair

Sir David Wilkie: Synthesising Britishness


Scottish Desire for Union 1707 (6-Part Series)

1. No Parcel of Rogues


2. Dynastic, Religious and Britishly Patriotic Reasons


3. William Seton of Pitmedden and 'The Interest of Scotland in Three Essays'


4. George Mackenzie, British Union and the Dangers of Federalism


5. John Clerk's History of the Union of Scotland and England


6. Opposition with a Unionist Flavour



Scottish Origins of British Unionism (7-Part Series)

1. John Mair's 'History of Greater Britain'

2. David Hume's 'The Union of the British Isles'


3. John Elder's Highland Unionism


4. John Knox's Unionism of Monarchy and Faith


5. John Russell's Happy and Blessed Union


6. Thomas Craig's Vision of Complete and Perfect Union

7. The Covenanters' Movement for Religious and Royal Unification


Amusing Designs, Graphics and Slogans created by A Force For Good

General Photos, Slogans and Designs produced by A Force For Good


Our Commemorative Photos, Designs and Slogans


Our "Separation Won't Solve It" Theme


Our "Scotland is Our Country Too" Theme


Our "Made in the UK" Theme

Our "Vote KNOW" Theme


Our "Great Britain - Be Part of It" Theme


Our "Love the British Heart" Theme

Our "Backing Britain" Theme


Our "Gonnae NO Dae That" Theme

Our "British Caledonia" Theme


Our "British Lion Speaks" Theme

Our "British Wealth in Common Games" Theme


Our "Positive Vision" Theme


Our "Scotland Makes Britain..." Theme


Britain has Room for Nats but Not Vice Versa


Scotland's British Heritage: George Buchanan and James VI


British Canada: Heritage, Dominion, Flags (Part 2 of 2)

British Canada: Heritage, Dominion, Flags (Part 1 of 2)

Trump: MSPs Disregard Scotland's Interests

Article 50 Parliament Must Decide

Scottish Independence is Not Legitimate

UK Together Mandate Trumps SNP Mandate

An Open Letter to Theresa May


SNP No Right to Call Referendum


UK is a Unitary State

Our 4 Pro-UK Principles


Smith Commission: A 'Scottish Trap' for the Labour Party


Smith Commission: We Voted No. Not for More Powers


The UK Gives us One Big Home to Call our Own


Scotland is Better able to Control its Future as Part of the UK


Glasgow Spitfires Win Battle of Britain's First Fight

The Unionist View of Wallace


Union Jack - Glasgow City Chambers - Coronation 60th Anniversary

British Commonwealth Games 2014 -- Our British Wealth in Common


Albert Bridge - Scotland's British Heritage


Union Day and the Union Jack


John McTernan: "Remember Bannockburn? I'd rather not, thanks"


Andrew O'Hagan: "The SNP are a 'parcel of rogues'"

Lorna Martin: "Betrayed? No, Scots wanted the Union"


Henry McLeish "Kick politics of envy into touch"; Peter MacMahon "Jack McConnell should set an example"; Alastair McKay, "Be ashamed if you hate England"


David Aaronovitch: "I'm fed up with this myth of superiority spouted by the Scots" and "Meet Mr SNP and his fantastical snide-show"


A Force For Good's 2nd Annual General Meeting: Jan 2018



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