Boss, do we send Tony da Bull or Prof Pennington?
The United Kingdom government has no God-given right to assume it will inherit every nation automatically at every general election.
Once you accept that maxim and hold rigidly to unionism right or wrong, you have no option but to seek out ways for the demonization of official enemies. To the right and left there is only one enemy in Scotland, the SNP. Ergo, those who vote for them or support their policies are to be side-lined or disenfranchised – a vast proportion of the electorate.
From having an empire from which it sucked great riches reduced to an essentially meaningless Commonwealth, the British Establishment hopes to hold on to what is left. By all accounts, the English would prefer to let the nations rule themselves. Caught between public opinion and the need to retain power the power elite warn us of dire things…
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