Interesting piece I contributed to in yesterday’s Times.
It’s pretty accurate except for the piece where I say the headline is going to be laughed out of court.
The headline I was referring to was one that claimed that Scotland would be one of the world’s wealthiest nations after independence.
I stand by that as it’s way too extreme a claim to make (true or otherwise) .
The ad in the article is actually more benefit driven and works well (IMHO) and, consequently, is much more believable.
Margaret Thatcher loathed the benfit driven leeches that she perceived Scotland to be.
But, we never elected her, just like we never elected David Cameron and his cronies.
Cameron is too scared to even debate independence with Alex Salmond because he realises AS OUR LEADER he a) has no mandate b) we loathe him c)In his own admissions he is too posh.
It’s interesting then, that in between the 70’s and teenies Independence pushes, Thatcher was an unwitting advocate of the outcome of independence.
By paraphrasing the quote below she was saying “We don’t want this lot. We want to break them. We want rid of them.”
Well, let’s grant her her wish posthumously; shall we?
I am indebted to James Mclaughlin for the inspiration for this poster idea, but please forgive the shocking art direction and general cobbled togetherness.
It’s the thought that counts.