London’s Devious Plans for Scotland’s Independence Referendum
Wayne MADSEN | 10.09.2014 | OPINION

London’s Devious Plans for Scotland’s Independence Referendum

With recent polls showing either a virtual tie between the Yes and No for Scotland independence campaigns or the Yes faction with a slight edge, Scotland should brace itself for a manipulated referendum result on September 18. There are credible reports that the British government, which includes the Conservative and Liberal Democratic parties, as well as the Labor opposition, have colluded with the British media to downplay in articles, news broadcasts, and published opinion polls the actual strength of the pro-independence «Yes» campaign in Scotland. 

On September 18, Scotland will vote in a referendum on whether or not to seek independence from the United Kingdom, and thus end Scotland’s 307-year old parliamentary union with England. The hyped news reports, including «news» about a looming terrorist threat and a new royal baby on the way, as well as skewed polling numbers, are preparing Scotland for a razor-thin loss for the pro-independence «Yes» vote in an “engineered” election result for which Americans and others have become all-too-familiar.

For example, a few months ago, the British government instructed the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in a confidential document to undermine at every opportunity the Yes vote, especially when interviewing Scottish voters. There is a strong belief that other British networks and newspapers, including Rupert Murdoch's Sky News and the Times of London, received the same instruction and obediently carried it out.

In fact, ground reports reveal the actual «Yes» for independence vote is leading the «No» vote by a full 11 percentage points. That means the actual number of Scots who will be voting in Scotland and who are now doing so abroad via postal vote, is in the absolute majority range of 60 percent. However, the British government will argue that, with a razor-thin loss for the Yes campaign, that the pro- independence side lacked an absolute majority in any event.

This wave of support for independence, which is being led by the Scottish National Party government First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, has sent shock waves through the City of London banking infrastructure, parliament, Number 10 Downing Street, the British intelligence agencies, and Buckingham Palace. 

In a classic «carrot and stick» strategy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his ministers promised increased “home rule” powers for the Scottish parliament, Holyrood, in return for continued union with the UK, while also using the tried and true fear factor to frighten Scotland into submission. Cameron raised the terrorist threat level to the second highest category in response to an alleged plot by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to carry out attacks in Britain as a way to convince Scottish voters they were safer inside the UK. 

There is concern on both sides of the Scottish border that the British government might stage a terrorist incident a day or two before the September 18 referendum. Whatever might be planned would be designed to unite the entire UK in grieving just before the referendum, thus swinging Yes votes to the No column.

The alarm bells on Scotland actually voting to become independent were not sounded until polls showed the election tightening. In 2013, every media poll showed the Yes campaign losing by a double digit margin to the unionists. 

The No forces are now in such a quandary over polls showing the Yes campaign being slightly ahead of the pro-unionists that they have asked for Queen Elizabeth II to intervene and speak out against Scottish independence. However, Salmond has pointed out that Elizabeth II will remain as the Queen of Scots because Scottish voters are not being asked to dissolve the 1603 «Union of Crowns» but only the 1707 «Act of Union» between the English and Scottish parliaments. 

Labor leader Ed Miliband has come up with a rather dishonest gimmick. He has asked Britons to raise the Scottish “Saltire” flag on government and private buildings throughout the UK to demonstrate British commitment to Scotland remaining within the United Kingdom. It would appear odd that Miliband would request Britons to raise the flag of an independent Scotland as a way to show their desire for Scotland to remain a part of an English-dominated union.

Another gambit being carried out by the Liberal Democrats, which are neither “liberal” nor very “democratic,” has been to bribe the 72,000 inhabitants of the Norse tradition Shetland and Orkney Islands and the strong Gaelic Western Isles with special deals if they reject Scottish independence. The attempt has backfired with many islanders saying they will have a better deal at “special status” within the EU with an independent Scottish parliament in Edinburgh than a distant and unconcerned parliament in London. “Special status” for the northern and western isles is anathema to NATO war planners. To NATO, these islands are actual or potential military bases and the last thing NATO wants is for the Shetlands, Orkneys, and Western Isles to be making common cause with the Danish-ruled Faroe Islands, Iceland, and the semi-independent Isle of Man to upset NATO war planning strategies with some renewed concept of Norse nationalism.

The City of London banking community, which is implanted with Rothschild family and George Soros financial manipulators, has warned, in concert with the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, that an independent Scotland will be tossed out of the pound sterling currency union and face an economy without the pound. The pre-referendum drop in value of the British pound appears to be manipulated and there is no better person in the world of currency manipulation than Mr. Soros, who became a billionaire by shorting currencies. 

The British government's friends at the European Union headquarters in Brussels have warned Scotland that it will have to reapply for EU membership, something that will take a number of years and be subject to a veto of just one member, for example, the rump United Kingdom of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which will remain a member. 

Britain's intelligence and NATO allies have also been called upon to weigh in with comments about the dire problems if Scotland votes to break the union. Among the leaders who have abandoned neutrality and come to London's defense are U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Scotland has been told that it will be expelled from the FIVE EYES intelligence alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand until it «proves» itself as a trustworthy intelligence ally. Never mind the fact that Scots make up a majority of the British MI-6 Secret Intelligence Service ranks and are among the best analysts and cryptographers within Britain's NSA counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). By keeping «Releasable to GBR» within the FIVE EYES pact and refusing to consider a «Releasable to SCO» caveat, the FIVE EYES will effectively become «FOUR AND A HALF EYES».

Undoubtedly, massive election manipulation, including tampering with the absentee postal votes, is what is in store for Scotland on referendum day. There will be an attempt by London to manipulate the vote to show a razor-thin loss for the Yes vote in what could be a 50.1 percent vote for «No» to independence to a 49.9 percent vote to «Yes». 

Manipulation of votes in regions that threaten to upset NATO’s stranglehold on its member states is commonplace. In the 2014 Quebec election that saw the pro-independence Parti Quebecois (PQ) go down to defeat at the hands of a Liberal Party, which is anything but “liberal” but a pro-Ottawa and pro-business party, the polls were upended by a massive PQ defection. The PQ defectors rejected independence and formed their own party, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), which was headed up by politicians, including some with ties to Soros’s election manipulation machine, who were willing to cut deals with the Tory Harper government in Ottawa, as well as the federalist Quebec Liberals led by Philippe Couillard. 

The CAQ drew 23.05% of the vote total, mainly from the PQ, which won only 25.38% and lost 24 seats in the Quebec National Assembly. The loss by PQ Premier Pauline Marois of so many seats to Couillard’s Liberals, which garnered 41.52% of the vote, put an end to any hope of another vote on Quebec sovereignty from Canada. Had the PQ rebels not defected, the PQ would have soundly beaten the Liberals with a 48% total. The last Quebec sovereignty vote in 1995 resulted in a very dubious razor-thin 50.58% vote “No” vote against sovereignty to a 49.42% Yes vote. The Soros “No” manipulators also infested the Quebec referendum campaign with slick propaganda and cash. The message from Quebec should not be lost on Scotland. The same razor-thin vote, give or take a few tenths of percentage points, is what is being engineered for September 18.

Current Scottish polls that include the undecided voters show 51%-49% in favor of Yes to independence. The vote will be immediately declared by the media and British government as «conclusive» and as the «will of the Scottish people». Of course, any suggestion that the vote was rigged will be immediately be discounted by the BBC and its fellow co-conspirators in the British government and media as an unfounded «conspiracy theory».

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