The Anti-Secession Axis Threatens Scotland and other Aspirant Nations
Wayne MADSEN | 25.01.2014 | OPINION

The Anti-Secession Axis Threatens Scotland and other Aspirant Nations

British Prime Minister David Cameron has enlisted the support of a Scottish former NATO Secretary General and an English transvestite actor-comedian in the «Better Together» campaign to keep Scotland within the United Kingdom. English politicians and their Scottish «quislings» are growing concerned about the lackluster performance of the «No» campaign in the lead up to the September 18, 2014 referendum in Scotland that will simply pose the question to voters: «Should Scotland be an independent country?»…

Scottish National Party (SNP) First Minister Alex Salmond, who hopes to become the first prime minister of an independent Scotland, has seen support for the «Yes» vote in the independence referendum hover in polls between 33 and 40 percent. But all that may be changing in favor of the pro-independence side.

Growing support in England for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) for the European Parliament election in Britain has many observers seeing a boost for the UKIP also contributing to support for the «Yes» vote in the Scottish referendum, especially among Scottish Labor voters.

Throughout England, the UKIP is placing second in polls behind the Labor Party and is finishing ahead of the Conservative Party of Prime Minister Cameron. Scottish nationalists have charged that the Conservatives and Labor are working together to defeat the Scottish «Yes» vote for independence, with the Conservatives providing the campaign cash for the «No» supporters while Labor provides the activist manpower. 

A rightward tilt by England in favor of the UKIP could result in left-wing members of the Scottish Labor Party opting to support the SNP in the referendum. The Scottish Greens have announced that they are also in favor of independence. A contentious split at the upcoming Scottish Labor Party conference in March between anti- and pro-independence wings is expected by many political observers.

«Better Together» is chaired by Scottish Laborite Alistair Darling, a former British Chancellor of the Exchequer, whose lackluster performance in rallying support for the Scottish «No» campaign has many anti-secession leaders worried. A number of Scottish Labor Party stalwarts are upset that Darling is working with the Tories to deep-six Scottish independence. In Scotland, popular hatred for the Tories is stronger than any disdain for independence. For that reason, Scottish Tories hold a mere single seat among Scotland’s seats in the British national parliament in Westminster.

Former NATO Secretary General Sir George Robertson, a Scottish Laborite, was enlisted to pen an op-ed column that appeared in a number of newspapers in the United States, including the pro-establishment Washington Post, warning how Scottish independence would «re-Balkanize» Europe. Robertson used the tired old refrain of how Spain’s Catalonia and Basque regions would follow Scotland into independence with Belgium’s Flanders joining the fray. Robertson also warned how an independent Scotland would eliminate the presence on its territory of Britain’s nuclear deterrence submarine force. Overall, Robertson stoked fear by claiming that a «Yes» vote in Scotland would lead to the withdrawal of the UK and Scotland from the EU and the withdrawal of Scotland from NATO. The SNP has stated that Scotland would remain in both the EU and NATO.

Robertson’s opinion is typical of the pro-union forces led behind the scenes by former Labor Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, as well as the crypto-Zionist Labor Leader of the Opposition in Westminster, Ed Miliband. Darlings’s poor performance in rallying pro-union voters in Scotland has resulted in calls for Brown to step out of the backbenches and replace Darling as the leader of the anti-independence forces in the UK. 

Independence supporters have called the anti-independence campaign «Project Fear» because of the tactics employed by the «No» vote side. The «Better Together» campaign has be-knighted transvestite actor and comedian Eddie Izzard as its unofficial spokesman for the «No» campaign. Izzard, whose was born in Aden when his father was a British Petroleum employee during a time when Britain’s MI-6 was more than active in the restive colony plagued with a Nasserite rebellion, is not who Scotland’s «No» supporters envisaged as a celebrity leader for their cause. The choice of Izzard is especially worrisome to the pro-unionists who have to contend with the better-known celebrity which the «Yes» campaign has enlisted as its public relations leader. That is none other than Sean Connery, 007 James Bond’s first portrayer. In Scotland, when it comes down to choosing between the macho Connery and the cross-dressing Izzard, there’s not even a contest.

What is more galling to Scots is that, according to the Russian ITAR-TASS news agency, Cameron pleaded with Russian President Vladimir Putin to help defeat the «Yes» campaign. According to the report, a senior aide to Cameron approached Putin, as the current head of the G8, to help derail the Scottish yes campaign. The Russian news report also stated that Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a political heir of the Francisco Franco Fascist party, forged an «anti-separatist» axis to defeat Scotland’s and Catalonia’s independence referenda. 

Spain’s El Pais newspaper reported that Cameron’s chief adviser on Scotland, Andrew Dunlop, met with Rajoy in Madrid to discuss Anglo-Spanish cooperation in the fight against the secession of Scotland and Catalonia. 

Rajoy, like Cameron, is worried about an independence referendum set by Catalonian regional president Artur Mas. The vote is scheduled in Catalonia on November 9, some two months following the Scottish referendum. A «Yes» vote in Scotland could dramatically bolster the pro-independence forces in Catalonia. A «Yes» vote in both regions will undoubtedly see increased support for independence and autonomy across Europe, from Cornwall and Wales to Flanders and the Basque Country to Brittany, Venice, and Corsica. 

There is also fear across the Atlantic in Canada that yes votes in Scotland and Catalonia will spur on French-speaking Quebec’s drive for independence. An independence referendum in Quebec like that planned in Scotland failed in a close vote in 1995. Although Quebec’s separatist Parti Quebecois (PQ) premier Pauline Marois met with Salmond in Edinburgh in 2013, public links between the PQ and SNP governments have been downplayed. However, it is believed that the SNP referendum question - «Should Scotland be an independent country?» -- was chosen for its simplicity because of the complicated nature of the Quebec referendum, which asked «Do you accept that Quebec should become sovereign, after having formally offered Canada a new economic and political partnership, within the scope of the legislation on the future of Quebec and the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?»

Salmond and other pro-independence forces in Scotland accused Cameron of using foreign countries to bolster his failing fortunes on the Scottish referendum. It is clear that the pro-independence movements in Europe are surging in tandem with anti-EU sentiments. Although Scottish and Catalonian nationalists favor continued EU membership for their nations, Europe’s increasingly popular right-wing nationalist political parties, including the French National Front, the UKIP, and the Flemish secessionist Vlaamse Blok in Belgium are not so keen on the EU. 

The rising support for right-wing nationalists and centrist and left-wing secessionists is creating a «perfect storm» for Europe. It is a storm that the globalists and central bankers fear will sweep them away and restore Europe to a continent of nations rather than a union of states subservient to bureaucrats in Brussels and bankers in Frankfurt and London, as well as to a shadowy group of military-industrialists at NATO headquarters, the Pentagon, and the CIA lair at Langley, Virginia.

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