Post by MichilÃn Post by Mike MacKinnon Post by John Lamont Post by Scottish Patriot
They vote for all out war - just as Germans voted for hitler.
Just as Scotland voted to give up it's sovreignty to England without a fight?
A vote in 1706? Certainly wasn't a popular vote. Just remember, the
would be nouveau riche have no qualms about selling everyone down the
river. They'd sell their granny for a buck. They've been doing it all
through the ages and they'll do it again. Just like the priviliged few
did in 1706.
I think that's very unfair. William Paterson for one voted for the
Union because of his horror at the damage he had done to Scotland with
the Darien Scheme and his honest belief that a union with England
would allow Scotland access to the markets it was dying without and
helkp get it back on his feet. To the best of my knowledge he received
no compensation of any sort for his part in the negotiations, nor did
he seek any.
Without the Union, Scotland would have became the Lappland of Europe.
Back to the history books and less listening to those wildly
inaccurate Scottish pub nationalists!
What pub nationalists? True, the country was nearly bankrupt, but it
was also being squeezed by that country south of the border in order
to ensure the vote. Don't forget who our enemies were!
The Darien Scheme was a case in point. A foolhardy attempt at creating
a colony, doomed from the start and destroyed by the *nglish and
Also, the people who could vote at that time were bribed by the likes
of Daniel Defoe in order to ensure the vote. (what a parcel o rogues
etc....) I agree that for a while, the union was good for Scotland,
but tell me this, if Scotland was so poor and close to bankruptcy, why
did *ngland want the union? And don't tell me they were being
If you've read your Smout, you'll know that the mobs took over the
city of Edinburgh when the news broke of the union. No democratic vote
in those days. If there was, do you think the union would've happened?