And nineteenthly

And fourth, there is the sheer hypocrisy of my approach when appealing for independence for Scotland whilst opposing it as irrational for the UK to have it from the EU using the mirror image of the arguments in each case.

Sometimes is not just what he says but that he cannot see what he has said:

And fourth, there is the sheer hypocrisy of Johnson’s approach when appealing for Union in Scotland whilst opposing it as irrational with the EU using the mirror image of the arguments in each case.

17 thoughts on “And nineteenthly”

  1. So do we continue with a union that has lasted three hundred years with a country that shares our language, currency and largely culture and with which we share a border? Or do we stay in a union which is not yet complete with a bunch of countries that share neither language, currency or culture with us, and largely not with each other?
    It is not obvious that they are the same thing.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    The union with Scotland was always a political as well economic union. In ’75 the union with the other states was always an economic one and we were specifically told would never be a political union.

    That he doesn’t know the difference, or more likely doesn’t want to acknowledge the difference, shows speaks volumes.

  3. Dennis, He Who Made His High School Typing Team

    And fourth, there is the sheer hypocrisy of my approach when appealing for independence for Scotland whilst opposing it as irrational for the UK to have it from the EU using the mirror image of the arguments in each case.

    If the typing was a bit worse and had the obligatory Brexit whine in it I’d attribute this to Newmania.

    With Amanda Marcotte editing.

  4. I thought that the difference was that the UK voted to leave the EU while Scotland voted not to leave the UK.

  5. Jussi the proper northener

    Off topic, if I may, samizdata inspired an original idea. On Sweden, why did they of all countries choose the laissez-faire approach to the chinese virus? It’s because the police and the government have very little control over the somalis and the immigrants of the religion of peace. They wouldn’t have been able to keep the lid on that fucking peace-loving community in those soviet style 70’s ghettos.

    What do you think? Am I onto something here?

  6. “why did they of all countries choose the laissez-faire approach”: but compared to many countries Sweden has had a rather laissez-faire approach to industry. It never had nationalisations on the British or French scale for instance. It’s their welfare state that’s been socialist. If I’m to believe what I see in the papers their public health people are empowered to make decisions independently of the politicians. That’s neither laissez-faire nor socialist.

    Still, your point must be a bad one considering that it is the obscenely white parts of Britain that have had a mini-resurgence of the infection, eh?

  7. dearieme, not quite sure I follow because I don’t have the latest info what is going on in the UK nor can I understand what the fuck miniresurgenge is related to my question. Let me re-phrase: if the government thinks they will not be able to control the population in the Malmo ghettos and shit would kick off, why not just go laissez-faire? I can’t see any Swedish homo-hair-netted police-persons nor “army” trying to control their peace-loving immigrant population.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    I think the Swedes chose to do nothing because they do not have the same feral press Britain and America do.

    Boris Johnson’s original plan was to do what the Swedes did – nothing. Herd immunity. But it was obvious that the media would blame him for eve4ry death that happened so he had to do something.

    Of course none of it worked. But what else could he do?

    Sweden now has a large non-Swedish population so it too will turn into a low trust Third World shithole. But they don’t have enough Somalis for that yet.

  9. @Rev
    Easier to read, copy…

    Out of the 32 only these deserve peerage:
    Nigel Dodds
    Catharine Hoey
    Gisela Stuart
    Charles Moore

    Frank Field would have done 10 years ago, but he’s lost the plot now

    Bercow & Watson rejected this time….

  10. @Jussi
    No. Same in UK, France, Germany etc but police & msm ignore their refusal. MP today in hot water for saying BAME wouldn’t obey laws and rules

    @dearieme
    Ahem, it’s BAME parts re-locked down

  11. UK in EU: significantly under-represented in democratic decision making; major budget contributor.

    Scotland in UK: significantly over-represented in democratic decision making; major budget recipient.

    Nope, I can’t see any difference at all.

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