Great British Union Day Celebration, Speech 1: Reasons Why the 1707 Union Came About

On Saturday 1st May 2021, A Force For Good held its "1st May, Great British Union Day" celebration in George Square, Glasgow, attended by around 50 people (above). We were celebrating the 314th Birthday of the United Kingdom. On the other side of the Square, a Scottish nationalist group were agitating to destroy it! AFFG Founder, Alistair McConnachie gave two Speeches. The first one, based on the following text, summarised the history of the matter.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are here today to celebrate a Birthday – a political Birthday – for it was on this day, on the 1st May 1707, 314 years ago that a country was born which would become a giant among Nations, and whose Name was to become Great; a Nation which would stand for Hope, for Courage, and for Peace and Liberty in the World.

We're here to say, "Happy Birthday Great Britain!"

For it was on this day, 1st May 1707, that the Treaty of Union came into effect to join the parliaments of Scotland and England together; and to quote from that Treaty:

That the two Kingdoms of Scotland and England shall, upon the first day of May...and forever after, be united into one Kingdom by the name GREAT BRITAIN...

That the United Kingdom of Great Britain be represented by one and the same Parliament, to be stiled the Parliament of Great Britain.