Brexit means England will stand alone, Ireland will be united and Scotland will be a nation again

Fidelma Cook.

I am sharing this as many can’t read from the source:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/

NOT that long ago I wrote about living with a constant low-lying swirl of rage and irritability. It was, of course, to do with Brexit and, if anything, it has got worse, becoming a silent scream of impotent angst.

You may say, rightly, that I have too much time on my hands to scour the internet, read all the papers, tune in to Parliament live, and you’re probably quite right.

Two English friends, in favour of Brexit although living in France, were here the other day and, in different circumstances, it could have come to blows.

I am beyond rational discussion in the face of ignorance, for that is what I hear when confronted with tired cliches, demolished week after week.

In fact I am beyond stating a case for staying within the EU; if anyone cannot see beyond the charlatans peddling a right wing coup, then hell mend them.

Give me one, just one, positive case for leaving the EU and I will listen to you. Hello? Anyone there? No, because there isn’t one.

I am beyond being calm, measured, understanding. I have no empathy with those who are set on a course to destroy their own country in the ludicrous terms of ‘sovereignty, taking back control, will of the people.’

Usually when on a rant, I semi-apologise that I am viewing all through a telescope from another country.

And it’s true, as I’ve said time after time; I’m no longer linked into the nuances, the pub talk, the flow of the country I left behind.

I’m not in tune, or discussion, with the many people I knew or met daily or listened to in overheard chats, overheated arguments.

I admit I sit, a silent watcher, crouched over a Mac, trying to make sense and gather thoughts via social media and websites.

But today I’m not apologising any more. Life ‘back there’ doesn’t cease because one lives in La France Profonde. If anything it intensifies.

Particularly when Brexit is about to destroy so many lives in this/your country, and the one that is mine now for the immigrants who have made it so.

Distance, the telescope, whatever, actually casts the cold eye and makes one sit back in shock at all that is taking place.

Distance makes me appalled and saddened, deeply saddened, at a Press that is often partisan, not forensically detached.

Distance makes me pick over every argument and find the Brexiteers not only wanting, but shameless in their headlong rush to create a lie.

This week I watched live as Parliament ‘debated’ the amendments sent back from the Lords. Debated? Hardly, with two days to do so.

Perhaps after all my years here I have become a little foreign – a little questioning in my appreciation of democracy in action.

During the first devolution debate I reported for the BBC from the Palace of Westminster. That is a tale to be told for another day, but let me say I was shocked and often disgusted by all I witnessed there.

When, with instinctive journalistic verve I wanted to report certain facts, I was warned off in no uncertain terms. Told that was how things were.

And told that I couldn’t expect airtime and not to be so naïve about life in the House.

A touch enthralled about being in the centre of power I acquiesced and convinced myself that my nightly Reporting Scotland reports were honest at least. And they were.

I closed my eyes to the rest.

So, I was not surprised in a way to watch the jeering and hissing over the amendments that came before the House last week.

That’s what they do, although, since the introduction of cameras, they have become a touch more circumspect.

And then, we had the non-discussion of Scotland’s devolved powers and an arrogance and disdain that led to a walkout.

I have said, many times, in this column that I do not feel it right to discuss Scottish politics.

But there comes a moment.

I found the disrespect in the House towards Scotland and its representatives beyond all acceptable behaviour. And, like many commentators I believe that was the day the fight for independence took a giant leap forward.

On display was all the contempt that England has shown over and over again to its neighbours. Some of the statements made about Ireland and its border issue have been breathtaking in the ignorance and insensitivity of those making them.

By the end of this debacle England will stand alone, Ireland will be united and Scotland will be a nation again.

I hold no political allegiances, have never and will never take membership in any party, but were I in Scotland and asked to vote in an independence referendum, I would not hesitate.

While the English Government peddles hate and closed doors, all I see coming from Scotland is inclusion and social care.

I see a country looking to a future, a future in Europe, not a past founded on race memories of a colonial shame.

And I would say cut yourself loose – run for the hills while you can. The ship is sinking but you don’t have to go down with it.

The time has come

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Young and working class backed Scottish independence, new research finds

The over 65's lost Scotland freedom

Many of the over 65’s lost Scotland the referendum

Via: https://commonspace.scot/articles/846/young-and-working-class-backed-scottish-independence-new-research-finds

Poll after poll is showing the SNP could fill Holyrood, have a record number of members in Westminster. Labour could lose 80% of Holyrood seats. The article I did a week or so ago stated similar figures https://shaunynews.com/2015/03/20/bombshell-survation-poll-shows-majority-of-scots-now-support-new-independence-push/ The push for votes starts officially on Monday. So far everyone has spoken, made promises and told  the usual garbage. The SNP have been quiet and I think will be low key as they have a strong tide of support behind them without the need to promise more. Interesting few months ahead. This article is breaking down what we did in the referendum and look at the 65+ section, NOT ALL, had that been 20% the other way Scotland would be free from the Union, we were very close. I believe another chance will come sooner than many think and I think through May 7 voting Scotland will get the ‘Edinburgh Agreement’ and the ‘Vow’ given in full. Watch this space I am guessing. Also, this article is NOT saying “All over 65’s lost the referendum for Scotland” However it does point to that age group where more no voters were voting. I know many over 65’s who votes yes and hardly any who voted no, kinda surprised us all when the results come in. THE POINT of this article is to make sure next vote we are informed. These are my words, all the words under ~~~~Story~~~~ is the official story from the link above. So please, I am not, would never and wouldn’t hear ANYONE blaming all over 65’s, let us now come together and vote SNP on May 7th INFORMED! 

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THE LARGEST survey focused on Scotland’s independence referendum has found that a majority of young people and those on lower incomes voted Yes to Scotland becoming an independent country. Referendum survey suggests that age and social class were key to referendum result

The poll of over 5,000 people was released today by political researchers and found that age, social class and identity were all significant factors in how social groups voted in last September’s referendum. In figures covered by The Daily Record, every age group under 50 recorded a majority in favour of independence. The highest support for independence was amongst 16-19 years olds at 62.5 per cent.

The lowest support for independence was among those over 70 years old, where around one in three voters supported change. Voters who identified as ‘working class’ also supported independence by 53.6 per cent in favour to 46.4 per cent against. 56.5 per cent of those on the lowest incomes voted Yes in the survey.

The lowest support for independence was among those over 70 years old, where around one in three voters supported change.

Top and middle earners, as well as those who identified as ‘middle class’, were more likely to oppose independence when surveyed. National identity also provided a strong correlation to political views on independence. While only 10 per cent of those who considered themselves only ‘British’ supported a Yes vote, 88.6 per cent of people who identified as ‘Scottish’ voted in favour. Men were more likely to support independence than women. A narrow majority of men voted in favour of independence at 53.2 per cent, while only 43.4 per cent of women voted Yes. The survey conducted by the University of Edinburgh also found that those from a catholic faith or those who were atheists were more likely to support independence compared to those from a presbyterian background.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independence-referendum-figures-revealed-majority-5408163

http://inagist.com/all/581453158750298113/

HALF A MILLION HITS ON SHAUNYNEWS – I am DONE, but Scotland, I can’t thank you enough!!

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510,485 hits on ShaunyNews, 10+ blogs a day on Scottish Referendum and I will be honest I am GONE! I hurt, my Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain have taken a hold. My mind is what we call “Brain Fog” My wrists are burning hot, my fingers are like they are broken, my head is dizzy, but if on the 19th September, as expected I am doing a blog with video and images from Scotland’s biggest party EVER it will have been worth it. I am actually getting my son to type this as I talk here as I just can’t move my wrists. Almost 80,000 views today so far with an hour to go. I would be telling lies if I am not thinking of having a break or stopping altogether after the vote for Scotland’s freedom on Thursday. I really enjoy writing, telling media stories the BBC for example won’t go near. Since I started writing 2 years ago when I had to really stop being a football manager after a few attempts to keep going failed I have given this blog EVERYTHING!! I have only had ShaunyNews 6 months, 5 months really as I got no stats for a few months, then, well check, this is the monthly breakdown

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When I do something, anything in life I give it 100%, everything I have, I NEED AND MUST find the truth and anyone who has been reading my blog will know I have torn a few myths to bits. I have always said that Government’s lie, that we the people are lied to, Worldwide, and once not too long ago I got a hard time for suggesting this, now Scotland and the watching world has spoken about this very issue from Australia, to India, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and further afield. Our Governments lie to us, I have proven it without doubt in the last 5 months for sure. Also that Media, big Media will peddle the Government agenda to make stupid people believe every word. I am just happy I live in a country that has seen the lies, demonstrated against them as we did on Saturday at the BBC Headquarters in Glasgow, 3,ooo or so were there, there would have been more but it was football day and 50,ooo people were at Celtic Park watching my beloved Glasgow Celtic Football Club

Scotland telling the BBC in no uncertain terms we demand heads to roll

Scotland telling the BBC in no uncertain terms we demand heads to roll

We have seen the funny side of it here in Scotland, some of the artwork done by people has been superb and we have had a good laugh at it. As a culture here in Scotland we don’t take ourselves or life too serious, so we tend to get angry at things then turn around and make jokes about them, here are a few of the best ones below. I will leave you with images, fun and real and a few songs and videos that came out as the months rolled past. One thing I can say right now is I am UTTERLY PROUD TO BE SCOTTISH. To be Scottish is to be lucky, we are an amazing race of people, when one stands up we all stand up, when one get’s an earful we back each other up. Scotland will ALWAYS be Scotland no matter the vote on Thursday, sure we want complete freedom from a Union that no longer fits 2014, Scottish people are smart, we demand answers to the lies but first we want over the line, it has dawned on people slowly that it is actually happening, we are going into the last 3 days with momentum behind us in part due to David Cameron and the BBC and others lying to us, had they been honest, it may have been different, but the no camp shot themselves in the foot in spectacular fashion in front of a watching World.

Below are some of my highlights on this long, painful road that is nearly over. I don’t know if I can keep this pace up, but I am averaging 30,000 views a day just now, people want to read and share, some blogs have been shared 10,000 times on the several facebook groups for a free Scotland I am on. Maybe it will calm after Thursday, maybe a major news outlet will offer me a job, who knows. Well here are the images and video’s that inspired a nation to “Think again” If you know me NUMBERS DON’T MATTER TO ME! I have no desire to show off or act the big man here. I am just delighted to be part of a movement by a culture hell bent on getting it’s way, we are ferocious in our demands but fair and loyal to the cause. Scotland can show the WORLD what can be done when EVERYONE stands up. Change can happen, and in 3 days time, we may have changed the dynamics of a sick World, see Scotland want’s the Nuclear weapons OUT OF SCOTLAND, and for England to keep them, they have none as things stand. We don’t wan’t illegal wars, we want to look after our old, scare tactics told us Banks would close, the only banks that will close are FOOD BANKS FOR POOR KIDS TO EAT FROM! We want to look after our disabled, have a living wage and not a minimum wage. Scotland, the World is watching, lets see this through, the talking from Politicians has stopped now, we just need to keep that 8% lead we have or had. I think it’s nearer 60%-70% but we will see. SCOTLAND, EVERYONE I MET, THANK YOU, FOR NOW….

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WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT'S OUR WAY

WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT’S OUR WAY

TRAINSPOTTING  - IT'S FUNNY!

TRAINSPOTTING – IT’S FUNNY!

THIS IS THE LESSON SCOTLAND LEARNED, I HOPE THE WORLD DID ALSO

THIS IS THE LESSON SCOTLAND LEARNED, I HOPE THE WORLD DID ALSO

ALL THE TIME, THE NO CAMP HAD NO SUPPORT, NOTHING TO ADD, TILL IT WAS TOO LATE

ALL THE TIME, THE NO CAMP HAD NO SUPPORT, NOTHING TO ADD, TILL IT WAS TOO LATE

THE LION IS READY TO ROAR

THE LION IS READY TO ROAR

BANKS WILL CLOSE! FOOD BANKS

BANKS WILL CLOSE! FOOD BANKS

I DON'T GET THIS, ENGLISH FAMILY I HAVE DON'T UNDERSTAND SCOTTISH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOTE NO TO KEEP THIS...BUT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE 'UNIONIST'

I DON’T GET THIS, ENGLISH FAMILY I HAVE DON’T UNDERSTAND SCOTTISH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOTE NO TO KEEP THIS…BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE ‘UNIONIST’

THE MYTH OF THE POUND I SMASHED TO BITS TWICE

THE MYTH OF THE POUND I SMASHED TO BITS TWICE

NOW THIS MADE US ALL LAUGH

NOW THIS MADE US ALL LAUGH

WE MOCKED THE BBC SCARE TACTICS OURSELVES, IT WAS THIS BAD! LOL

WE MOCKED THE BBC SCARE TACTICS OURSELVES, IT WAS THIS BAD! LOL

WE MOCKED THE BBC, WE PROTESTED WITH NO BAD FEELINGS, WE LET THEM KNOW WE KNOW

WE MOCKED THE BBC, WE PROTESTED WITH NO BAD FEELINGS, WE LET THEM KNOW WE KNOW

THIS WAS ANOTHER LIE, I MEAN..COME ON!

THIS WAS ANOTHER LIE, I MEAN..COME ON!

THE EDINBURGH AGREEMENT - CAMERON WANTED TO CHANGE AT THE LAST SECOND, HE KNOWS HE IS OUT OF A JOB

THE EDINBURGH AGREEMENT – CAMERON WANTED TO CHANGE AT THE LAST SECOND, HE KNOWS HE IS OUT OF A JOB

BELOW EDINBURGH CASTLE IN MY CITY WE GATHERED

BELOW EDINBURGH CASTLE IN MY CITY WE GATHERED

WHEN ED MILLIBAND FROM LABOUR SAID THIS, WE WERE ANGRY, BUT WE MADE FUN OUT OF HIM AND HAD MORE FUN

WHEN ED MILLIBAND FROM LABOUR SAID THIS, WE WERE ANGRY, BUT WE MADE FUN OUT OF HIM AND HAD MORE FUN

I DON'T WANT TO BE THAT PARENT OR GRANDPARENT ANY DAY SOON, DO YOU? FOR THE KIDS? "ALEX WHO" THEY WILL ASK

I DON’T WANT TO BE THAT PARENT OR GRANDPARENT ANY DAY SOON, DO YOU? FOR THE KIDS? “ALEX WHO” THEY WILL ASK

MANY HAVE DONE MORE THAN OTHERS

MANY HAVE DONE MORE THAN OTHERS

IT'S NOT ABOUT ANY ONE PERSON OR PEOPLE, IT'S ABOUT SCOTLAND

IT’S NOT ABOUT ANY ONE PERSON OR PEOPLE, IT’S ABOUT SCOTLAND

 

WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT'S OUR WAY

WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT’S OUR WAY

Empire strikes back

Scotland The Brave

PROCLAIMERS, CAP IN HAND 

Stanley Odd, Son I Voted Yes

Scotland, listen and be at one with our future!

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Veterans for independence – Scottish Military Myth Put To Bed *VIDEO*

Scottish Veterans for independence

Scottish Veterans for independence

Well I am trying, like many to put Myths to rest left right and center, Scotland we have put to bed many issues. The Currency, NATO Agreement’s in place, Where and why we will be better off. This is a man speaking for Veterans for independence, he tells it as it is, Scotland will have a defense force, an army and more. All the bases are up here in Scotland. The only thing we won’t have are Nuclear weapons. Please watch as this man puts this issue to bed. All the Scottish regiments that were stopped can and will be re-started. It is nonsense to believe Scotland won’t have a military, But just note, NATO, many nations in NATO are Nuclear free, the country who heads NATO just now are Nuclear free, so we can 100% put this one to bed. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Shaunynews/

Podcast – Scotland Independence Referendum

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER!

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER!

A 10 minute podcast/AudioBlog – Please find time to listen and give me a reply of some kind.

Video>

WE WERE LIED TO LAST TIME IN THE 1970’s REFERENDUM!
https://shaunynews.com/2014/08/12/1970s-deja-vu-as-westminster-oil-figures-are-questioned/
The hatred I mention in my Podcast, Woman kicked by No voter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29020575
Thatcher covered up Conservative Sex Scandal
https://shaunynews.com/2014/07/13/thatcher-covered-up-conservative-sex-scandal-wow-media-are-going-with-it/

 

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200+ business leaders back ‘Yes’ vote in newspaper letter #IndyRef

Sir Brian Souter: Stagecoach chair signs letter to Herald.

Sir Brian Souter: Stagecoach chair signs letter to Herald.

Around 200 business leaders have backed Scottish independence in an open letter.

It comes the day after a group of 130 company leaders insisted that the case for leaving the UK “has not been made”. The signatories, led by Stagecoach chairman and SNP donor Sir Brian Souter, includes Clyde Blowers boss Jim McColl and retired William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping. Published in The Herald newspaper on Thursday, the letter reads: “We are involved in business and entrepreneurship at different levels in Scotland and around the world. We believe independence is in the best interests of Scotland’s economy and its people. “We will gain the powers to give our many areas of economic strength even more of an advantage in an increasingly competitive world. There will be more opportunities for our talented and determined young people to stay and succeed here in Scotland.”

The letter says that the “real possibility of a British exit from the European common market” is the biggest threat to Scottish business. “We believe Westminster governments do not and never will pay sufficient attention to the interests of Scotland’s economy,” it said. “The tax raids on our oil industry and pension funds by Labour and Conservative-led governments are clear examples of a short-term focus rather than a long-term strategy. Scottish industry is so often treated as a cash cow rather than a strategically important part of a more prosperous and a fairer society.

“The real threat to Scotland is the real possibility of a British exit from the European common market. “Scotland must look outwards to the world of opportunity that awaits us. A Yes vote is the business and jobs opportunity of a lifetime for this and future generations.” The letter written on Wednesday by pro-Union business leaders highlighted the “uncertainties” they believe surround leaving the UK as they argue that “by continuing to all work together we can keep Scotland flourishing”. The group included Weir Group chief executive Keith Cochrane, Audrey Baxter, of Baxters Food Group, and Boyd Tunnock.

http://events.yesscotland.net/tags/economy?page=3

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