Gordon Brown demands more money and influence for Scotland

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Gordon Brown might not bother going to vote in the British Parliament more than a few times a year since he lost the last election but he’s still capable of screwing England over. Today he made the following demands for the British nationalist parties to sign up to before Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum:

[fruitful_tabs type=”accordion” width=”100%” fit=”true”]
[fruitful_tab title=”A permanent role for Scotland in the evolution of the UK”]The former prime minister has already argued that the UK is on course for major constitutional change even in the event of a No vote. He wants a guarantee that any future constitutional change will be made with Scotland’s involvement. Some will fear that without such a guarantee, calls for more powers for England could be debated without Scotland being consulted.[/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”A guarantee of "fairness"”]Gordon Brown wants politicians of all unionist parties to sign a statement that the aim of a “modern union” will be one that secures “security and opportunity for all” by “sharing equitably the resources of the nations and regions”.[/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”A guarantee that the Barnett formula will survive and Scotland will be able to raise taxes to protect spending on the NHS if necessary”]Nationalists are likely to point out that there can be no such guarantees given that the unionist parties have not reached agreement on which powers to give Scotland in future.[/fruitful_tab]

I didn’t think it was possible for Gordon Brown to be any more offensive or detached from reality than he has been over the last few years but he’s really excelled himself. We didn’t vote for him, we don’t want him yet he still pokes his nose into English affairs (or “the regions” as he calls England) making demands for his beloved Scotland.

English people have had no input whatsoever into the promises the British government have made to give Scotland extra powers if they vote no so why should Scotland have any influence over how England is run? And why should the Barnett Formula – an arbitrary, temporary way of giving Scotland extra money drawn up on the back of a fag packet in the 70s – be guaranteed forever? It isn’t based on need, it’s based on greed; the irrational belief that the Scots are entitled to a share of England’s wealth just because they want it.

Gordon Brown signed the Scottish Claim of Right in 1989, promising to put the interests of the Scottish people first and foremost in everything he did. He honoured that promise throughout his tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer, during his brief but destructive stint as Prime Minister and he’s still honouring it now.

But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us by. But never forget.


  1. SJ NM (5 comments) says:

    Gordon Brown is beyond satire with these “demands”, but we musn’t forget this bending-over backwards to “save the union” are more than aided and abetted by David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Milliband.

    The whole farcical referendum process and the sight of Westminster politicians fawning over the Scots has demonstrated why England needs a parliament now more than ever.

    I pray to god there is a “yes” vote on Thursday!

    • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

      Most English people want to be rid of the Scotch but under the present arrangements, and given the willingness with which the British government promises to sacrifice English interests to satisfy the Jock’s insatiable greed, we should, in the happy although unlikely event of a ‘yes’ vote, expect to be savaged in the divorce settlement.

  2. Barry apsais (1 comments) says:

    Who can forget Gordon Brown conning perfectly solvent British banks taking over toxic, overstretched Jock banks just to placate his countrymen. If they vote for independence they’re on their own next time!

  3. Bob Anglorum (86 comments) says:

    Brown is another British establishment puppet, the British dipsticks just keep trotting them out untill they think they have found one who is well suited enough to bullshit the public.

    Why can they not get it into their thick heads, “Great Britain” is over folks. All those who have turned their backs on England and have attempted to sabotage our country will pay for it dearly, justice demands it. Even if they run up to Scotland to hide, the long arm of England will grab them one way of another. No longer should people be able to hide behind Great Britain to attack the English people.

    Most of the Scots are not stupid like Brown and other Labour Party fascists. They know they have no right to enter England and attempt to impose their politics upon us, God knows they tell us enough regarding the reverse.

    If Scots like Brown do not stop coming into England and stiring trouble, the English people have every right to use physical force against them. And he can tell that to his pathetic buddies in the Fabian Society, who will be one of the first targets for English resistance in the name of the law and in the name of England.

    The Fabian Societies “English Regions”, will have no power to divide England now the truth is coming out as regards their role in aiding paedophiles, asian rape gangs, treason and genocide. Their meddling is about to become the death of them, and good riddens to the shower of crap.

    • Bob McMahon (14 comments) says:

      Next May, will Labour’s opponents have the brains or balls to point out to the voters that Labour have been aiding and abetting (or, at ‘best’, turning a blind eye to) the nonces, rape gangs, Islamo-terrorists, etc?

      Mind you, the two parties in the coalition are hardly in a position to criticise Labour (an ironic name for such lazy bastards) for treason or sending our young men and women abroad to fight stupid, legally dubious and morally indefensible wars.

  4. I C Hall (1 comments) says:

    Great comments and I thought I was the only one with the same sentiments.
    Brown has never kept his promises anyway ie referendum on EU – perhaps he will double cross Salmond!

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