Monday, 13 May 2013

Better Together erm Apart, erm United

BBC News reported this afternoon that Better Together have decided they're not Better Together after all.

“Organisers of the ‘United With Labour’ campaign say they’re arguing for a fairer, better Scotland that stands strong within the United Kingdom. They’ll work with the ‘Better Together’ campaign run by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.”

Oh my sides!

 #500 Questions: Is "United with Labour" independent of or is it separate from "Better Together"?  Will "United with Labour" get any of Ian Taylor's dirty money in the divorce? Where does this leave Captain Darling?

Do any other factions want to split off from the 'togetherness' of Better Together? I note that they do both seem to be rather fixated on notions of "strength" whereas most Scots would subscibe to a lesser-known passage from the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath:

May it please you to admonish and exhort the King of the English, who ought to be satisfied with what belongs to him since England used once to be enough for seven kings or more, to leave us Scots in peace, who live in this poor little Scotland, beyond which there is no dwelling-place at all, and covet nothing but our own.
The Union may keep its illegal warmongering and its functionally useless and horrifically expensive Trident Politicians' Penis Extensions roaming the World's oceans. Most Scots want no part of their "strength".

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