AS I’ve mentioned in the past, writing a weekly column dealing mainly in current affairs, can often be extremely difficult.
If I could have published this piece the day after Sturgeon’s announcement of a further referendum, I would have had a positive tsunami of ‘column fodder’ to call upon. Now of course, over a week later, most of it has already hit the coastline.
Bearing this in mind, I thought I would concentrate on the consequences, should the ‘Krankie’ party’s ‘freedom at any price,’ disastrous ambitions ever be realised.
Undoubtedly we would first have to build the equivalent of a Hadrian’s Wall. As in times of yore, this would need to be erected purely in the interest of the South. With the advent of independence, Scotland would become a magnet for untold numbers of migrants landing on unprotectable Scottish beaches, before streaming across the country heading for England and its ripe pickings.
The South could not allow this to happen and Scotland can look forward to Calais style border ‘jungle camps,’ desecrating their once beautiful countryside for the entire length of the barrier. Good luck with that.
A strong border would also be needed to keep out the undoubted deluge of smugglers that will emerge. Whatever rubbish the SNP tries to foist on its constituents, Scotland would not be able to stay in the EU, or its free market.
It would be left hanging in no man’s land, trying to negotiate with an EU that is visibly crumbling as we speak. In any case what’s it going to negotiate with? At present Scotland is 15 billion in debt. Set to rise to 50 billion by 2020.
Its oil resources are plunging. Outside of whisky it has no serious industries of its own. A million of its workers rely on amalgamation with the UK and it doesn’t even know what currency it will be using! And the saddest fact of all? The rest of the UK citizens are so utterly peed off with the whole sorry affair that frankly my dear, they no longer really give a damn.
Keep the faith Love Leapy