Wednesday, 24 September 2014

At various times I've discussed how one of the most pernicious effects of immigration is that it tends to alter the political complexion of a country. There can be few instances where that issue is more serious than a vote on whether a country should exist or not. Recently released YouGov survey data has revealed that a majority of the Scottish-born voters in the referendum voted for independence. So, if the vote had been restricted to them alone, Scotland would now be on course to become a new a free country. Instead, it will remain shackled to Londonistan because immigrants tipped the balance in the referendum vote.
A total of 74 per cent of those voters who were born elsewhere in the UK voted No. Some 51 per cent of Scots-born voters supported independence.
Source: The Herald

Many people in the Basque Country in Spain yearn for their independence. But they know it is almost impossible to achieve democratically because of the non-Basque element in the population. The Basque country was one of the first parts of Spain to industrialise and modernise economically. As a result, it attracted migrants from many other parts of Spain. Those non-Basque immigrants and their descendants now constitute a significant proportion of the population, creating an almost impossible hurdle for the democratic Basque political movement to overcome. That's why there is a Basque terrorist movement. What becomes impossible to achieve democratically is pursued by other means because people feel, rightly, that the democratic game is not fair. They feel it is outrageous and unjust that aliens who have chosen to come and live in their ancestral home should have the power to deprive them of their freedom.

Although I am fairly sure that Scotland will become an independent country within the next 30 years or so, it is conceivable that immigration could decisively alter that outcome, creating a Basque-like situation in Britain.

Based on the recently published data, the Scottish government should call for another referendum to be held with a franchise restricted to those who were born in Scotland, currently resident in Scotland and both of whose parents were born in Scotland. If the Westminster government refuses to agree to another referendum on those terms, the Scottish government should simply unilaterally declare that the United Kingdom is now dissolved and Scotland an independent state.

3 comments:

  1. Florida, USA - The same thing happened in Quebec, flooded with Chinese immigrants.

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  2. Sure, an independent Labour Party dominated country. How quickly do you think the EU would gobble up Scotland?

    Considering the massive Labour Party support, Scotland folding into the EU would happen very quickly.

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  3. I wouldn't take this too seriously. The YouGov polls weren't noted for accuracy in the run-up to the referendum, and the Herald is notoriously and viciously pro-Nat, so sour grapes were to be expected. One of Labour's strongest areas is Glasgow, which was one of only 4 regions to vote in favour of independence. The highest no-voting regions were Orkney, the Borders (where I am), and Dumfries & Galloway, all 2:1 against independence but with minimal immigration. What is interesting is comparing the referendum results with those from the European elections. The Nats may well have support on many issues, but independence isn't one of them. Only 1 region in Scotland - Dundee - both voted SNP in the Euro election and yes in the referendum. The other 3 regions where yes won are all solidly Labour. This is actually quite a good analysis from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29255449

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