Clinging onto Thatcher’s coat tails


Remember Margaret Thatcher?

A nasty piece of work who went out of her way to do wicked things to the economy and society of Scotland.

Thatcher blazed a trail with her sociopathic, ill conceived politics….Better Together intend to go several notches…..well, Better!

Better Together Aberdeenshire posted this noxious entry on their Facebook page which shines a bright light on the Dark Heart of the thinking of Better Together and the No campaign.

btstewartwhytefoodbanks

A truly frightening vision of the future for Scotland should No prevail. It is as shocking in it’s honesty as it is in it’s potential.

This vision, as advocated by Better Together appears to me to be moving to a position where the human compassion element of the Nation State is discouraged and effectively killed off. It is that despicable in it’s intention.

To find words to describe a possible No vote I struggled until I realised that it is sometimes a good idea to go into the camp of your opponent for inspiration. And so what better person to paraphrase and quote than Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader, on the eve of his election defeat to Margaret Thatcher in 1979. I’ve amended some of his words to suit these troubled times;

“If Margaret Thatcher is re-elected as prime minister Better Together win on Thursday September 18th, I warn you . . . I warn you that you must not expect work — when many cannot spend, more will not be able to earn. When they don’t earn, they don’t spend. When they don’t spend, work dies. I warn you not to go into the streets alone after dark or into the streets in large crowds of protest in the light. I warn you not to expect the NHS in Scotland to continue safe from Privatisation,  I warn you that you will be quiet — when the curfew of fear and the gibbet of unemployment Westminster Direct Rule make you obedient. I warn you that you will have defence of a sort — with a risk and at a price that passes all understanding. I warn you that you will be home-bound — when fares and transport bills kill leisure and lock you up. I warn you that you will borrow less — when credit, loans, mortgages and easy payments are refused to people on your melting income. I warn you that all of Scotland’s people will suffer and Foodbanks will be seen as the normal solution to the Social Fascism that Scotland will endure for having the audacity to yearn for something with fairness at it’s core. Westminster does not easily forgive nor forget.

If Margaret Thatcher Better Together wins on September 18th, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.

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