Letter: Shropshire Star

! This post was written some time ago. I don't delete old posts but bear in mind that a lot can change in a year or more, including my opinions (and the amount of naughty words I use).



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  1. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    Of course. Commented at my place on this info.

  2. DougtheDug (17 comments) says:

    “Leader of the Scottish Labour Party”

    There is no Scottish Labour Party either. It’s just a branding excercise.

    Wendy Alexander is the Group Leader of the Labour MSP’s in the Scottish Parliament and nothing more.

    Labour party members, Councillors or MP’s in Scotland owe her no loyalty whatsoever.

    Interestingly enough the Labour Party is the only one out of Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib-Dems not to have a Scottish organisation.

  3. Don Nicholls (5 comments) says:

    It is a load of codswallop anyway; there is no Scottish nation. Originally the Highlands were full of Picts, then the Scots came over from Ireland. The western lowlands (Strathclyde) and the western side of what is now classed as England and down to Wales and Cornwall were all Britons, Cymru, Welsh (Wallace was one of these). The rest of southern Britain, from the Firth of Forth down, was conquered by the Anglo Saxons (Edinburgh was named after the Northumbrian English king Edwin). The Scottish Gaels call the Sassenachs (English). Robert the Bruce(De Brus)was Norman English (French)who wanted a kingdom. He used the so called ‘Scottish’ lowlanders to get it for him, then he built castles to keep them under his thumb. Apart from that there are more people of Scottish descent in England than there are in Scotland. Boiled down to it we are really one mixed up nation at loggerheads with each other. No wonder we’re getting taken over piecemeal.

  4. Don Nicholls (5 comments) says:

    It is a load of codswallop anyway; there is no Scottish nation. Originally the Highlands were full of Picts, then the Scots came over from Ireland. The western lowlands (Strathclyde) and the western side of what is now classed as England and down to Wales and Cornwall were all Britons, Cymru, Welsh (Wallace was one of these). The rest of southern Britain, from the Firth of Forth was conquered by the Anglo Saxons (Edinburgh was named after the Northumbrian English king Edwin). The Scottish Gaels call the Sassenachs (English). Robert the Bruce (De Brus)was Norman English (French)who wanted a kingdom. He used the so called ‘Scottish’ lowlanders to get it for him, then he built castles to keep them under his thumb.
    According to this we are all one nation under the skin. If we can’t understand this no wonder we are getting taken over piecemeal.

  5. Don Nicholls (5 comments) says:

    I was told that my posting had been disallowed, so you’ve got two, sorry. I meant to say that the Highland Gaels call the lowland ‘Scots’ Sassenachs (English).

  6. economist-wallah (2 comments) says:

    DOn….Have you considered reading some reputable histories of medieval England and Scotland? I recommend Prestwich, King, Barrow, Nicholson, Woolf, Keen, Duncan, Boardman for starters. Robert I was an Anglo-Norman to a far lesser extent that the Queen is German, Prince Charles is Greek Michael Howard is a Rumanian and Michael Prortillo is Portugese. What made the Bruces a ‘big deal’ in Scottish medieval politics was thge status of his mother, who was a Gaelic magnate.

  7. Don Nicholls (5 comments) says:

    Hello E-W. Maybe so, but my point is that he didn’t do it for the sake of the so-called Scottish people. He wanted a kingdom, and, in so doing, betrayed the only real Scottish hero, Wallace (the one made a fool of by Mel Gibson).
    I am a born and bred Lincolnshire Englishman who spent 27 years near Torwoodlea, sat on the Bruce stone and stood on that hallowed ground on which the saltire flies, believing erroneously that it is where Scottish independence began. Independence from what? We English have been under the Norman yoke for over a thousand years, and we are still blamed for what they did, by the Welsh, Irish and the so called Scots. I met my wife in Scotland.
    It is all false. Yes, our ‘Royal’ Family, as you rightly say, are German. Butcher Cumberland has caused the real Scots (and Picts ‘Pits’) to hate our name. Those so-called Scots in the south were more to blame, yet it is they who mostly drum up the hatred towards us. The truth is always hidden, all around the world. The governments trot out the lies, and the gullible believe them. It’s easier that way than to face the truth.

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