Scottish Fabians prefer an unholy pact with Tory England over their supposed progressive values

Think about this. Those supposed social democrats, allegedly champions of a fairer society with a strong NHS and universal human rights are prepared here to encourage you and their admittedly few followers to read the ideas of Stephen Daisley in the Spectator, Boris Johnson’s natural home in journalism.

This is a plan to neuter the Scottish Parliament and, in so doing they hope, to nip the SNP and Yes surge in the bud. It won’t work, I know, but it’s a shameful and revealing move by the Fabians.

I’m reminded of how, in the Spanish Civil War, Stalin’s communists enabled the fascist victory by turning on the anarchists, preferring that to any challenge to their authority within the left movement.

Readers may remember Daisley. Here’s one of his earlier pieces:


According to Jason Michael of Random Public Journal in March 2017:

We remember when last year another great numpty of the Scottish unionist press, David Torrance, concocted his “Ulsterisation of Scotland.” Dragging the bitter feuds of old religious sectarianism and bigotry into the Scottish argument is nothing new. These people will do whatever it takes to safeguard the Union, even if that means bringing our country to its knees in a decades-long factionalised and violent conflict like that in Northern Ireland. And this is exactly where Daisley has returned. He has cunningly identified – read: imagined – Scotland’s Catholics as the stronghold of nationalism. He might be right in saying that 56 per cent of Catholics backed independence in 2014 and that only 40 per cent of Protestants did the same, but Catholics are no more than 16 per cent of the population – hardly a freaking stronghold.

Details, however, don’t matter in Daisley’s fantasy of a popish plot. Willing as ever to stir up a hornet’s nest, the clown has barged in there – all guns blazing. You Catholics, he explains, don’t understand your own religion, before going on to describe how the Catholics of Scotland should get back in their little box – just like “Mass-going, Celtic-daft Jim Murphy” – and start doing what their Church tells them to do. The Catholic Church, according to this nugget, is under threat from rampant Scottish nationalism; the cult of Nicola Sturgeon challenges the authority of the Pope and the dogma of the SNP undermines the teaching authority of the Church of Rome.

The unholy alliances to undermine the SNP are becoming more common. Private care home owners, Tory donors, the GMB and Scottish Labour should make uncomfortable bedfellows but we have seen them combine to attack the SNP.

7 thoughts on “Scottish Fabians prefer an unholy pact with Tory England over their supposed progressive values”



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  2. I read the Stephen Daisley version about 10 days ago, and like a lot of his stuff, its off the wall looney-tunes.
    I read a version on the Scottish Fabian site the other night, and its pure Franco era subjugation. No democrat could support this and certainly no Scot would sit still for their country being placed under the Westminster jackboot with no democratic route out.
    Not sure if Daisley recognised N Ireland has an constitutional get-out, but the Fabian version did, and the new Act of Union did not cover them.
    This is the thing–N Ireland has an out because it has resorted, and would resort again, to political violence to achieve its aims. If Scotland gets handcuffed into a situation where it cannot have a reasonable democratic prospect of choosing our own future, then like every other colony, we are looking at justifiable unconstitutional action for our national liberation.
    I doubt this will have time to become law before Indyref2 is an issue again, and I doubt even a Boris Johnson, worked from the back by Gove and Cummings, would be a party to it. But…….you never know.

    My prediction?
    The SNP win big in 2021, not as big as predicted because the media are already showing their Unionist teeth, but still a majority. The UK will be in an economic hole, with high unemployment and Brexit driving the population deeper into penury.
    There are rumblings in the right-wing press about Boris right now—- he is not ( and never has been) as popular in the Tory party as he is in English society. I think he will go, he is no Churchill and lacks the stomach for a fight.
    Gove (in cahoots with Cummings) will step in, a much more devious and slippery figure. He will have an offer for Scotland, but it will be in the nature of a Trojan Horse. If his “offer” is spurned, then the new Act of Union could be put in play.
    Boris quitting and the succession might take a while, but we have to have Indyref2, section 30 or not, get it done and be ready for the divvying-up talks by then.
    For the sake of decent people in England, as well as our own.

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  3. More irresponsible reporting from the BBC John, I can’t believe the schools are only just back but the BBC is slavering over anything they can sell as bad news for Scotland:

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  4. Fabian ? Wasn’t he a second -rate Elvis look-a-like in the late 50’s ? And as relevant today as the Fabian Society to Scotland !


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