Scotland, yet... Upcoming Referendum on a Free Scotland

by bluesbaby5050 on September 13th, 2014

Scotland, yet... Upcoming Referendum on a Free Scotland.
The Most Scottish Film I've Ever Seen

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Alexandra Bruce
September 13, 2014

The Scots have bristled for decades, while the wealth from petroleum produces some 80% of the UK's kitty, taken from the proceeds of the North Seaoil drilling platforms and mostly distributed to the far more populous region of the UK to the South; namely England - and that, for all that their resources which they contribute to the United Kingdom's economy, that their country has very poor representation in the UK, even if the some recent UK Prime Ministers have been of Scottish heritage. (The UK version of an Obama turn?).

'Scotland Yet' asks what it means to be Scottish, using personal stories to explain the current push for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. Crowd-funded in large part by members of the separatist movement, the film spends little time arguing against Scottish independence while educating viewers on the reasoning behind the grassroots campaign to diverge from the larger UK.

As estimated by numerous polls, the Scottish separatist movement is supported by only 29-32% of the Scottish people. I have a Scottish subscriber, who served "for the Queen" in the Royal British Army and who will pull up sticks and move to England, should the separatist succeed.

In this film, variety of working class activists indulge the audience in tales of Scottish pride, with novelist and playwright Alan Bissett considering the different types of "Scottishness" - something that may be synonymous with belligerence, progressive values, and an eagerness to identify as "the underdog."

Cat Boyd, a spirited young woman and member of political group Radical Independence, believes an independent Scotland would be in the best interest of representing working class voices. It is this value of working class representation that is prominent throughout the film.

Interview subjects indicate Margaret Thatcher disenfranchised the working class during her time as Prime Minister; however, though many had high hopes for a subsequent Labour Party win in the form of Tony Blair was widely felt to be a letdown, in its failure to pursue traditional Labour values, most notably that of social justice.

The primary voice of dissent in the film comes from George Galloway, who claims that an independent Scotland would hurt England by permitting a never-ending reign of conservative government. Ms. Boyd counters that it is up to England to vote for the government they wish to have, and that the Scottish have no obligation to help balance England's political scales. She takes care to emphasize that the desire for an independent Scotland does not come from any anti-Anglican sentiment, and, in fact, many English nationals are supportive of an independent Scotland.

From folk singers, authors, painters, and journalists, the majority of those interviewed here make the argument that people need to be put first beyond politics and systems. The subjects who share their stories are presented as rational, relatable people who simply want a government that will benefit the greater whole of their country after years of feeling let down by the current system.

Obviously, I find this film and the 21st century attitudes of the Scots to be amusing, as I grew up hearing legends about how, 700 years ago, my family was heavily involved in winning Scottish Independence from England.

So I dedicate this film to my recently-deceased father, Roger Bruce, who did not get to see if the Scots of today would choose to be free, in this day and age.
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13 Comments

Tim Lovell: I REALLY hope Scotland dosent

I REALLY hope Scotland dosent leave the UK it is a very foolish thing , to break up the UK is wrong, they wont be anymore Scottish if the leave than they stay , We all love the scots dearly it would be such a shame , im sorry that's my opinion , it makes me angry sry...

bluesbaby5050: The Scots already won their freedomfrom England ages ago.....

And a movie was made of that event starring Mel Gibson, in Braveheart. (Mel also Starred in the movie "Mad Max" from the 1980's when he was very young, when he got his first big break, and in the other spinoffs from this movie too)

Tim Lovell: Sry BB you are living in the

Sry BB you are living in the past , the scots arnt under English rulership , its not like hundreds of years ago and these guys who want separation are just using this to further their goals, in the end he is like a guy who always wanted to win when young but couldn't and this played out thru his entire life and now he is on the political stage playing out his need to win (in any way) by winning Scottish independence, if he even had ANY inclination of the overall implications for Scotland let alone the rest of the UK he wouldn't do it but his , ingrained unsatisfied `need` to win at all costs overrides this , THIS is why he is doing this , not any money quarals sry BB you do not live in the UK but nearly everyone I have spoken to dose not want this to happen , it is breaking up a family , forget your breaveheart analogies pls they don't apply here..

bluesbaby5050: I Know the Scots broke away from England centuries ago........

The Scotland USED TO BE UNDER BRITISH RULE. You misunderstood what I said.

Tim Lovell: Yes BB I know this but this

Yes BB I know this but this is the past not the present , the idea of the UK was the uniting of everyone , to become one bigger `country` and stop wars , like those from the past , each country Wales, England, Scotland , N Irland etc was ALL equal and their same original identity not that englland is overlord etc , breaking up the UK is just more separation , which like you know they want for us , im sry this debate gets me a bit airy as I live in the uk and I really don't want Scotland to leave sry again..

bluesbaby5050: I studied the United Kingdom history .......

And World history was my favorite subject in school. And yes it would be a shame to separate the lands, and the peoples. The same thing is happening here in the U.S. Too. We even had a civil war over the split of our country, and the slavery combined while president Abe Lincoln was in office. The leaders on Criminal Hill are trying hard to establish martial law here. Just last night in PA State Troopers were fired on while changing shifts, and one officer was shot dead on the spot outside the police barricks in PA. Do you think this was staged too? Making it look as if a wild sniper did this, and now New York state troopers, and New Jersey state Troopers are all in on the hunt for the crazed shooter .This will make the Hellfires flame higher now, and this is only the beginning of it. The U.S. Consitution was signed in PA, and there is plenty of reasons to fan the flames of Tyranny in that location. Civil unrest is in the streets in different sections of the U.S. Police are clashing with people just like in the 60's in Washinton, DC, and in the 80's in L A, and it's ramping up.

Tim Lovell: Hmm this sounds pretty harsh

Hmm this sounds pretty harsh BB, but the internal politics of the united states are so convoluted , and as we all know corrupt (sry...) with a country as large as the US sometimes control is not a reality just governing..?

bluesbaby5050: There's Conruption Running Rampid on Capital hill /Criminal Hill

It's all about CONTROLING the masses of people. NO governing when the White House was stolen, and votes don't count.

Tim Lovell: my mum loved Scotland so much

my mum loved Scotland so much she went fishing up there twice a year on the river tweed and stayed in Kelson , I went a few times also such a beautiful river (I never caught a salmon tho lol) I love Scotland , this independence thing is just another way of separating us all, its like a child wanting its independence when its young , its just independence for the sake of it like from ages ago it dose not need to be had now , I mean the welsh are their own identity ffs , I mean look at their language compared to ours lol...

Tim Lovell: Kelso sry not Kelson*

Kelso sry not Kelson*

bluesbaby5050: Update: Scots Independence Is Risk for Clean-Energy Projects

Scots Independence Is Risk for Clean-Energy Projects, BNEF Says. Sep 15, 2014. Scottish independence threatens to discourage renewable-energy investments and delay decisions on projects because of uncertainty over regulation and support from a new administration, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

“The No. 1 priority for Europe’s energy sector is to achieve higher levels of market and technical integration, to balance variable renewable energy generation,” Michael Liebreich, chairman of the advisory board for the London-based researcher, said today. “Any change that threatens that, especially if it creates a long period of uncertainty, is a step in the wrong direction.”

Activists are fanning out across Scotland in the final countdown to a Sept. 18 referendum, with the pro-independence “yes” and pro-union “no” campaigns both saying they’re poised to win. Scotland has about 5.7 gigawatts of approved projects, representing more than $12 billion of investment, BNEF said in a report. Even before a possible “yes” vote, project delays mean Scotland is unlikely to meet its 2020 target to get all its electricity from clean sources, according to the report.

The country currently gets almost half of its electricity from renewables.

Scotland has “huge energy resources and potential and long established commitments to support the development of a range of technologies,” the regional government said last month. The U.K.’s “complex and slow moving” energy-market policy changes were the sole cause of any investment delays, it said.

England and Wales imported less than 4 percent of their power consumption from Scotland in 2012, compared with 4.7 percent from Europe, the BNEF report showed. Scotland may be more reliant on England and Wales as a customer for its power than England and Wales are on Scotland as a generator, BNEF said. “Our concern is that in the event of a ‘yes’ vote, there could be a loss of momentum as investors worry about the likely price and market for electricity their projects could generate,” said Angus McCrone, a senior analyst for BNEF. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-15/scots-independence-is-risk-for-...

bluesbaby5050: The Queen Tells Scots To 'Think Very Carefully' Ahead

The Queen Tells Scots To 'Think Very Carefully' Ahead Of The Independence Vote. Updated: 09/14/2014 5:59 pm EDT. LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."

But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.

Still, some may interpret her comments as a suggestion that Scots looking to embrace independence should be cautious about severing Scotland's long ties to the United Kingdom, which date back more than 300 years.

The queen spoke after a Sunday church service near her Balmoral estate in Scotland. She made the comment to a well-wisher in the crowd.

Buckingham Palace recently issued a statement indicating her plans to remain neutral before Thursday's vote.

She was seen as resisting calls from some Conservative Party lawmakers that she should make her views known before the historic vote because it could possibly lead to a breakup of the United Kingdom.

She is well known to have a deep affection for Scotland and to spend much of her free time every summer at her extensive Balmoral estate, where she can be seen walking in the woods or riding horses.

Weekend polls have suggested the race is too close to call with both sides planning a frenetic final few days of campaigning.

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to return to Scotland to attempt to persuade voters to reject independence and remain part of the United Kingdom.

The "Better Together" campaign has been emphasizing the economic uncertainties that would face an independent Scotland, while pro-independence forces have been predicting a rosy future for an oil-rich Scotland free of the United Kingdom.

If Scotland votes for independence, it would split from the United Kingdom in 18 months. Scottish leaders have indicated a desire to have the queen serve as head of state of an independent Scotland if the Yes campaign triumphs. LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."

But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.

Still, some may interpret her comments as a suggestion that Scots looking to embrace independence should be cautious about severing Scotland's long ties to the United Kingdom, which date back more than 300 years.

The queen spoke after a Sunday church service near her Balmoral estate in Scotland. She made the comment to a well-wisher in the crowd.

Buckingham Palace recently issued a statement indicating her plans to remain neutral before Thursday's vote.

She was seen as resisting calls from some Conservative Party lawmakers that she should make her views known before the historic vote because it could possibly lead to a breakup of the United Kingdom.

She is well known to have a deep affection for Scotland and to spend much of her free time every summer at her extensive Balmoral estate, where she can be seen walking in the woods or riding horses.

Weekend polls have suggested the race is too close to call with both sides planning a frenetic final few days of campaigning.

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to return to Scotland to attempt to persuade voters to reject independence and remain part of the United Kingdom.

The "Better Together" campaign has been emphasizing the economic uncertainties that would face an independent Scotland, while pro-independence forces have been predicting a rosy future for an oil-rich Scotland free of the United Kingdom.

If Scotland votes for independence, it would split from the United Kingdom in 18 months. Scottish leaders have indicated a desire to have the queen serve as head of state of an independent Scotland if the Yes campaign triumphs. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/14/scotland-independence-queen_n_5...

bluesbaby5050: Bombshell: Video Proof that the 'Scotland Independence Vote' Was

Bombshell: Video Proof that the 'Scotland Independence Vote' Was Rigged! - video
Scotland produces 80% of the UK's GDP

ForbiddenKnowledgeTV
Alexandra Bruce
September 22, 2014

Here is damning video evidence that shows that this vote was a fraud.

Just from the video and the pictures alone, we can see errors! Can you imagine how much is wrong? This is the Best Video proof you will also ever get showing the votes were changed to "NO" on purpose!

Remember, Scotland produces 80% of the UK's GDP. - See more at: http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/fraud/bombshell-video-proof-t... Bombshell: Video Proof that the 'Scotland Independence Vote' Was Rigged! - See more at: http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/fraud/bombshell-video-proof-t...

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