Debunking Separatist Myths 6: "The Decision is for Scotland alone"


Alistair McConnachie and A Force For Good's Thin Red Line stood up for the immense value of the United Kingdom in Aberdeen on 17-8-19. Pic AFFG

Alistair McConnachie and A Force For Good's Thin Red Line stood up for the immense value of the United Kingdom in Aberdeen on 17-8-19, as the SNP-supporting march passed by.

For those of us who are pro-UK, the matter at hand is not about Scotland "becoming independent", it's about preventing Britain being broken up!

We're keeping things together, in the face of people who want to break things up and tear us apart.

We were reminded of this truth when we read a typical piece of Scottish Nationalist waffle recently. The SNP MP Tommy Sheppard was rehearsing the bunk that an independent Scotland would make Scotland more "equitable and just". (1)

But these are just words because what Mr Sheppard believes to be "equitable and just" apparently includes policies which many people would say were certainly not equitable or just.

For example, in his article, Mr Sheppard wants an independent Scotland so we can "build a new country with open borders which welcomes the world."

It is certainly evidence of the extent to which people like Sheppard live in their own mutually-reinforcing bubble. He has obviously never been confronted by the significant number of people in Scotland who do not believe that opening our borders to the world is an "equitable and just" policy!

There was also more waffle about using the "powers of an independent country to pursue progressive policies on the environment, transport, or climate".