Brown’s trick question on the Act of Union

Writing in the Daily
, Gordon Brown urged supporters to speak up for the 300-year-old union and
resist any drift towards a “Balkanisation of Britain”.

The chancellor
Britain's success as a union should be acknowledged.

Tuesday it is the 300th anniversary of the 1707 signing of the Act of
Union, so where Gordan are the flags?, the banners?, the street parties?. 

government has made no plans to celebrate, because Gordon Brown has another
agenda and has posed us in his article with a trick question. 

he really wants to know is how much opposition would there be if he scrapped it!.

very quickly followed by the abolition of the Monarchy, and the Bill of Rights. 

building blocks as I have mentioned in earlier
are already in place for the formation of a Republic or Federal Britain.  It was this
government that instigated and formed the Assembly in
Wales and the Scottish Parliament,
and is trying hard to get Stormont up and running again.

only place not yet represented by a national parliament is
England, but he cannot blame secessionists for creating the want for a
national identity, his party has done that all on its own.

Critics have
questioned whether he would prove popular as a Scottish prime minister, with
Scotland devolved and nationalists pressing for

Well he wont have
to.  As head of a Federal Government, the
Prime Minister could be drawn from any of the member states,
England, Scotland, NI or Wales

But beware,
because this would not be a modern open and free Federal State, this would be a
repressive, controlling soviet style of federalism, which in the main has
already been legislated for, and would be controlled on a day to day basis by
the Politburo  Dept of
Constitutional Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs Home Office,
backed up by the Supreme Court.

So it is not
surprising that Gordon quotes George Orwell thus;

George Orwell
rightly ridiculed the old Left for interpreting patriotism as little more than
the defence of unchanging institutions and for posing a false choice between
patriotism and internationalism. 

Well it looks
like New Labour and Gordon are going to try and bring us both, Orwellian style.

Which leaves but one
more question. Where would the
Jersey states, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man sit in this new Federal arrangement. 

Could we see Jersey finally align itself with France, something that even William the
Conqueror could not achieve, see
Gibraltar finally sacrificed to Spain and the Isle of Man become a province of Ireland

finally, phrases like
pride, patriotic purpose, social responsibility, when used in speeches or
column inches remind me of the days when the
BBC felt it had to interpret for the benefit
of the viewing/reading public similar phrases from speeches made by the old
Soviet leaders. When those who didn’t fall silently into line with soviet government
thinking were regarded as socially irresponsible, therefore obviously working
against the state and referred to as ‘hooligans’ or ‘terrorists’.

Could I trust and
vote for someone who uses such old fashioned and politically misused rhetoric,
and whose government is actively promoting much of the same thought process.?  I think not.


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