The Ignorant Jock is at the North British Labour Conference today (well he wouldn’t be at the English Labour Conference – there isn’t an English Labour Party) to tell the North British Labour Party faithful that independence would be a disaster for the nations and regions of the UK.
No doubt he’ll harp on about this mysterious “union dividend” that we apparently all benefit from. At first I thought the dividend might have been the subsidies paid out via the Barnett Formula but the dividend is supposed to benefit us all and the Barnett Formula costs English taxpayers billions.
The SNP are predicted to win the North British elections next year and have pledged to hold a referendum on independence when they do so. This has Labour worried as their biggest support base is in North Britain where they regularly use MP’s that have been elected to North British constituencies to pass laws in England.
The Tartan Taxman and Traitor Blair are actually telling the truth when they say that independence will be a disaster for North Britain. Over half of their GDP comes from the public sector whilst the entire country is insolvent, requiring billions of pounds of subsidies from the English taxpayer to pay the bills and keep the North Britons in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.
Whilst I remain a unionist, I do not agree that the union should be preserved at all costs. If the cost is the abolition of England and discrimination against its citizens then the price is too high. Ending the union would benefit England immensely and doing so on the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union would be appropriate timing. At least nobody can accuse us of not giving the union a chance – we’ve given it 300 years and it just isn’t working!