West Lothian Question in Reverse

It appears to be a truism that the Guardianista don’t really like democracy. Neither do I, but I am open about it; it being the least worst option and no more. The latest example is Stewart Lee who is bemoaning the possibility of Scottish independence. His reasoning is, I suppose, logical in a perverse sort of way. It is this; that Scotland breaking free will withhold all those socialist votes from Westminster and allow the Conservatives a tighter grip on English politics. Never mind that for thirteen years England was in the grip of the Scottish Raj who cheerfully imposed upon the Sassenachs policies that did not apply in their own constituencies and never mind that a majority in England appear not to be socialist, Scotland must remain in the union in order to impose it upon us. Not for us, the freedom to choose a *non-socialist government.

Yes, that’s it, the will of the Scots –  should they choose independence –  and the will of the English –  should they choose a conservative government –  is but nothing in the Kremlin of Fleet Street. We should not be allowed the freedom of that choice, apparently. Well, there’s a surprise…

*Caveats about the modern Tories apply, of course.

5 comments for “West Lothian Question in Reverse

  1. February 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Dare the Scots to do it and see a different England emerge, more EU-resistant. Bring it on.

  2. john in cheshire
    February 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Until we begin to teach our children about the evils of socialism, we’re on a hiding to nothing.

    • Lord T
      February 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      They will learn soon enough. It is one the curriculum and I’m sure they won’t miss out.

      It is us that needed to learn the lesson. We didn’t and our children and grandchildren will be the ones to pay for it.

  3. February 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Lovely idea. It’ll be like North Korea, except with deep fried Mars bars. Alex Salmond for Eternal Leader!

    • Mudplugger
      February 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Or maybe a deep-fried Alex Salmond and an Eternal Mars-Bar (that second idea came from my good friend Marianne Faithful).

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