"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 24 August 2009

Stop Right Now

The decision of the Scottish Executive to release al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds has really stirred up a storm of protest but I have the feeling some people are sitting back, arms folded and chuckling.

Some Americans have called for a boycott of all things Scottish, the Scots are telling them where to get off (as would the English if caught in a similar situation) and there's supposedly a worry that any boycott would inevitably extend to all things 'British'.

Forget it. Let the politicians do the political back-stabbing and spout poisonous innuendo because that's all they're good for. Our verbal attacks should be directed against them, not each other.

Gaddafi has been wooed by America, Britain & Europe for the past five yrs at least and anyone who thinks the status of al-Megrahi wasn't discussed at the highest levels is naive. A boycott of Scottish goods & service won't serve any useful purpose; it would be an irrelevance and a distraction away from the real culprits - governments and puppeteers. It's time we stopped giving them permission to pull our strings.

3 comments:

  1. Of course it was all the decision of the Scottish Government (who?) and no-one else was in the least bit involved in it all.
    Bollocks.

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  2. The Americans boycotting Scottish goods? No more haggis and neeps for them, then. And no more Glen Morangie, either: it's back to the Jack Daniels. Aw, shucks!

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  3. Still no sign of Brown today. How Parliament can sit back and say it's nothing to do with them is beyond me. They do, notionally at any rate, have a higher authority than the Scottish Executive.

    Since the 3 govts know about it (4 if you include Scotland), yet pretend they don't, it will take a whistleblower get the truth out.

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