11 comments on “You Might Think That But I Couldn\’t Possibly Comment

  1. I just don’t think a single-issue party is tenable in our democratic system. Much better if there were a party founded on principles such as individual freedom with a minimal state, which then led directly to a policy of withdrawal from the EU.

  2. “the only party to comittd to completely reversing Scottish devolution.”

    So subsidiarity is good when it’s taking powers from Brussels, and bad when it’s taking powers from London. I see.

  3. “I just don’t think a single-issue party is tenable in our democratic system.”

    UKIP is not a single issue party. The reason I’m a member is that it’s the only party to comittd to completely reversing Scottish devolution.

  4. “I’m glad I don’t have to spell out the fact that London and Scotland still form part of the same nation”

    Tsk. And here was me thinking the ‘I’ in UKIP stood for Independence, not realising it actually stands for ‘Imperial’.

    You’d better scoot along and find some Redcoats in order “the rebellious Scots to crush.”

  5. “So subsidiarity is good when it’s taking powers from Brussels, and bad when it’s taking powers from London. I see.”

    Good. I’m glad I don’t have to spell out the fact that London and Scotland still form part of the same nation – one which does not include Brussels.

  6. “You’d better scoot along and find some Redcoats in order “the rebellious Scots to crush.”

    As Montcalm found at Quebec, us Scots tended to make the best Redcoats.

  7. Misquotation, my dear; actually “rebellious Scots to crush.” No “the”, so the meaning is quite different.

  8. Kay Tie – “So subsidiarity is good when it’s taking powers from Brussels, and bad when it’s taking powers from London. I see.”

    I can’t speak for UKIP but if they had a consistent policy of devolving as much power as possible (even more than Scotland has) to the historic counties of Britain (and the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish equivalents) I would support them. Needless to say this would also end Scottish devolution as all their powers would be given to Scottish local governments who would not give them back to Edinburgh.

    We just don’t take subsidiary far enough as a principle.

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