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It is looking very likely that the SNP’s manifesto pledge to hold a referendum on independence will be rejected today by a coalition of the Labour Party, Conservatives and Liberals. The Labour Party have a debate today entitled Scottish government failure, scheduled to take place sometime shortly after 9.15 am. I have no doubt that even though the Labour Party have criticised the SNP’s failure to fight (waste time on) for manifesto pledges ie, the local income tax, they will not put the independence referendum into this category.
This morning’s debate should be quite amusing watching the Labour spokesperson attempt to spin an argument in direct opposition to the arguments they have recently been making on the SNP government’s inability to enact legislation they have in the past promised to bring about.
The conservative stance on an independence referendum has not changed in any way and as expected they will vote the legislation down. The Lib Dems have tabled an amendment calling on the Nationalists to forgo calls for an Independent poll and instead to concentrate on economic recovery. As any Scottish government’s hands are tied in as much as they cannot borrow I am not entirely sure what more moves can be made that have not already been made through the recent budget fiasco to try to solidify recovery in Scotland.
I will watch the debate with relish there is nothing quite as amusing as watching elected politicians trying to make a reasonable case in favour of denying the voters a democratic say in their own future. Perhaps they believe we are just not quite smart enough to make decisions on independence for Scotland but certainly stupid enough to continue to vote to keep them in positions of power and decision-making.
Firstly thanks to blond bloke for finding these two articles. They are well worth a read as they highlight the manipulation by those most interested in defeating freedom of speech action and religion at the UN. While we in the UK may feel we have structures in place to protect our freedoms there are many around the world who need the U. N. to protect them.
The first article gives you the meat:-
The second which is a response to the response to the first is this:-
I would urge all to read both pieces and think carefully about the implcations for the freedom of speech.
Then have a bash at Reading this document. Actually if I were you I would simply skip to the conclusions page, 22 I think.
I think it’s fair to conclude that at the U. N. the right-hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.Which is at best scary and at worst bloody dangerous.
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Geert Wilder has been sent back to the Netherlands in case he incites racial hatred. Why because he made a film. I include a link to his film so you can make up your own minds.
I actually watched this film when the fatwa was first put in place against Wilder and have to honestly say forgot about it within a day. Be interested to know what ordinary people think of its message.