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Scotland, it’s starting…

Mon 24 October 2011, 4:09am

You can do some stuff with close to a million quid….
Angus Robertson at SNP conference at Inverness:

Today I am delighted to confirm that Scotland’s independence campaign has been generously supported by the late, great Scots poet and Makar Edwin Morgan with a substantial contribution of £918,000, which is ring-fenced for the referendum campaign

Whatever one thinks of Alex Salmond I think we can all agree he doesn’t lack confidence:
Nae limits:

Delegates
On the way to Inverness I noticed an outdoor company called ‘naelimits’. No limits is a beautiful idea, and somehow it carries more punch in Scots.
Nae limits to your ambition, your courage, your journey
Nae limits sums up the spirit of freedom which many of us take from our magnificent landscape, and which we wish for our society and politics
This same spirit was reflected in the words of Charles Stewart Parnell:
“No man has the right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has the right to say to his country, ‘Thus far shall thou go and no further’.”
No politician, and certainly no London politician, will determine the future of the Scottish nation.

Where are the Unionists going to get a million quid to fight this from I wonder?

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  1. FuturePhysicist (profile) says:

    Scotland is reducing unemployment and youth unemployment with the same fiscal constraints as the UK, and the same international global climate. Of course the SNP are on a high.

    As Cameron would boast about trying to secure the independence of the UK in the EU, many people in the 20-30 bracket have completely lost their emancipation.

    If only the little Ulstermen and Ulsterwomen in the Assembly could have at least 1/5 of the SNP’s economic capability.

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  2. Rory Carr (profile) says:

    “Where are the Unionists going to get a million quid to fight this from I wonder?”

    Maybe those London born Scots twins who now have their own independent kingdom of Brecqhou (and have imperial designs on neighbouring Sark I hear) might step in. They would hardly miss a piffling £1m from their estimated £1.8bn fortune.

    But then, for all I know, despite their mixed roots, they might after all be ardent ScotsNats and swing the other way. (Don’t tell the Hellograph readers.)

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  3. HeinzGuderian (profile) says:

    Whatever one thinks of Alex Salmond I think we can all agree he doesn’t lack confidence:
    Nae limits:

    Ayeee,just a whole lack of confidence to call the independence referendum now !! ;-)

    There’s as much chance of the good folk of Scotland voting for independence as there is of Wales winning the Rugy Soccer World Cup. ;-)

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  4. andnowwhat (profile) black spot says:

    Peter Robinson can make a fiver go a hell of a long way

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  5. [...] “It’s starting”, is it?  [Whatever 'it' is - Ed].  The Guardian’s Michael White spots a flaw in Alex Salmond’s cunning plan.  [Does it involve turnips? - Ed]  Neeps.  From the Guardian Politics Blog The SNP and the Tory Eurosceptics have much in common – and I don’t mean that as a compliment, decent people though so many of them are. The obvious tactic they currently share, apart from national chauvinism as a panacea for deeper problems, is the three-choice referendum option to gloss over electoral weakness and the important obfuscation that the SNP proposes. [...]

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  6. the late, great Scots poet and Makar Edwin Morgan

    I defer to nobody in my admiration of Morgan. Yet are not “poets” and “Makar(i)s” (apart from the capital to indicate the official position — now graced by Liz Lochhead) synonyms — so, especially from the mouth of a Scot, why provide both terms?

    Meanwhile:
    Unto the Death gois all Estatis,
    Princis, Prelatis, and Potestatis,
    Baith rich and poor of all degree:—
    Timor Mortis conturbat me.

    Please don’t let me be the only one round here who relishes William Dunbar (not to forget the 1938 Michael Innes teccie that stole its title from that poem)?

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