The alienation of an alien nation

“Alienation is the first step to independence. When you’re alienated, you’re already independent, you just haven’t realised it yet.”

Wee Ginger Dug

So we’ve had Danny Alexander making up statistics about start up costs and his arithmetical nervous breakdown being taken apart by the very man who supplied the raw data to begin with. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been running Liz’s state coach and horses through the civil service neutrality guidelines and using British diplomatic staff to drum up support for No. We’ve had the running sore of the CBI and its yes-no-yes-no-yes we’re a no saga and the highly dubious manner in which its registration was handled and a supposedly apolitical business organisation that is in fact highly politicised. And over the weekend the director of a leading pro-devolution body, Reform Scotland – a group which, let us remember, is in favour of retaining the Union – strongly criticised the UK government for its misleading and inaccurate statistics on Scotland’s potential oil revenues, and said that the true picture…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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