Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Democracy required to be one-sided ?

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/180642

- The petition to British govt taking a constitutional position that indyref2 now should not be authorised.

Because it is a high frequency neverendum, indyref1 has still only been over for 2 1/2 years, and had a 3 year lead in! and it is lop-sided, not parity, to gave frequent neverendum on an ussue where only 1 sice can choose to gave it after every loss, and the other side get finished by one loss. That is why Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to think democracy requires accepting it.

It would be different for an issue that both sides might want to revisit regularly,e,g. if a measurable public reaction against Brexit happens as they experience loss of European-linked facilities and open doors. Which, the EU and Spain have quickly retold us, we won't get back by the indy route.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

a story of Britnat racism?

WAY-HAY, Jim Sillars has stopped being a Yes!! If the fevered-up indyref2 is tied to backing our continued EU membership and held for the purpose of achieving that, he won't vote for that. He will abstain the news suggests, but it places him choosing the British union he has opposed for 40 years over the EU. The British union where his Brexit sympathies won the vote, unlike in his ain nation. It has taken him until the crunch point of indyref2 fever to express this, we can imagine he put it off for as long as possible.

The unionists jumping to call this a terrible enbarrassment for Sturgeon are quite wrong. It's a great opportunity. An opportunity to how an indy movement cleaned of its past racist wing and making citizenship by parental descent unrefusable, fixed as a constitutional red line of human rights before we vote not after.

Sillars, always a Brexiter, personified the bigoted strand of nationalism that was anti-outsider even to our ain folk's next of kin diaspora, andwanted it to be a project for the resident population. He was the prominent Yes figure whose words were cited in EU petition 1448/2014 to make the Scottish state a pariah racist state if it betrayed patental descent Scots wuthout citizenship of their own country. He was the monster who hatefully told a big Yes audience at Liberton school, Edinburgh, on 7-5-14 "We must not he afraid of this" that he wanted the parental descent diaspora treated the same as migrants with no background here and filtered for desirable skills, and said "We can't have an open door" exactly as Brexiters are now made fun of for. Sillars was the outstanding example of why Sadiq Khan was right, and anyone who was at that Yes meeting and in recent days has angrily denied a nationalism-racism link has been lying. Sillars's line was a humanitarian evil, it would break up families, against European human rights article 8, would stop them living together in the same country to pool their resources and helping each other, economically against Toryudm and in giving medical care.

Yes is far better off without him, yes.