Labour plotted to take Scotland’s North Sea oil

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-plotted-to-take-scotlands-north-sea-oil-grxq9lg83

From SNP Media today:

Following reports that the Labour party went as far as looking at moving borders to undermine support for Scottish independence, the SNP has said this shows neither the Tories nor the Labour party has ever had Scotland’s best interests at heart – and they never will. The Times revealed today that the Callaghan government plotted to move maritime borders to bring North Sea oil into “English waters” as part of a “clandestine publicity and propaganda” unit to counter the SNP – amid growing concern over the likelihood of an independent Scotland. The shadowy attempts to undermine Scotland and support for Scottish independence, are a forerunner of the current Tory government’s union unit and the power grab on the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:

This is a timely reminder of how successive UK government’s see Scotland. In the 70’s it was Scotland’s oil they set out to grab, now it’s the powers of Scotland’s parliament. There are echoes across the generations – the new union unit and legislation to take powers and funding from Scotland’s parliament are simply the modern day equivalent of trying to change the border to ensure the oil wealth could not accrue to Scotland. At any sign of Scotland becoming successful, standing on our own feet, and choosing our own future, Labour and the Tories put the interests of Westminster before the people of Scotland.  With both Labour and the Tories having acted to drag Scotland out of the EU against our will and continuing to refuse to acknowledge the mandate for a second independence referendum, it is clear nothing has changed.

Readers will be aware that similar threats to Scotland’s abundant water, tide and wind supplies could be next, if we stay.

10 thoughts on “Labour plotted to take Scotland’s North Sea oil

  1. We know, we remember… and Labour haven’t changed. The Unionist Parties are no different NOW than they were THEN. The wealth flows South.

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  2. O/T. BBC Scotland don’t half amplify some evidence-free bullshit assertions. I’ve just read an article on the Scotland page of the BBC News website written by James Cook under the headline: ‘Scottish election 2021: How will pupils catch up on lost education?’

    We are told that: ‘Jaspreet Kaur is in a good position to compare the public and private sectors. She teaches chemistry at a state school in Glasgow while paying for her children to attend a private school in the city.’ Based on these ‘credentials’, Mr Cook considers the following insight to be worthy of being communicated to the BBC’s readership as part of its public service mission:

    “Teachers in the private sector, she said, were generally more IT-literate …. “.

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  3. I have been told on good authority that by a military IT professional (English) had been hired to develop a plan to divert oil to England in the event of a Yes vote. I didnt question too much about it, but I guess it was something to do with diverting the flow from Grangemouth to Seal Sands in the NE of England. I know there is a pipeline there. Following independence all these little things really need to be looked at to expect the very worst from the UK government. Even voting fraud, catch them in the act its fine, catch them later there is no chance it will matter.

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  4. Labour liars once again. This information should have been released 20 years ago. Westminster criminal corruption. Labour illegal wars 2002 till 2013. Took all the banking crash 2008. Westminster total corruption and criminality.

    Cameron, Brown, Blair, Thatcher on the take. Getting personal donations to blow the world to bits. Leaving the world in poverty. Cameron and associates corruption to line their own pockets. They should be in jail. Hickley Point and HS2 the Tory slush fund. £Billions wasted that could have gone on essential services.

    Getting back handers from the Saudis. Totally corrupt and illegal The most repressive regime on the planet. Westminster selling illegal weaponry since the 1960’s. Harold Wilson. Keeping it secret under the Official Secrets Act. Politicians and royalty dancing with the Saudis.

    The twin towers came down. 2001. Killing maiming and murdering getting away with it, For donations to politicians and royalty. Westminster one of the most corrupt institutions on earth. Getting away with murder. Killing people. The UK the most unequal place in the world. They illegally took Scotland’s Oil. Kept it secret under the Official Secrets Act.

    Iraq, Lockerbie and Dunblane kept secret for 100 years.

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  5. The Oil pipeline goes to near Edinburgh. Thatcher tried to get it to Newcastle. The Oil companies had to pay for it. It should have been at Peterhead. The nearest land mass. The oil is now being extracted by massive super tanker barges, worldwide. Being transported to the nearest port, country. For processing and distributing.

    Decommissioning in the North Sea is the next undertaking.
    Shell have been decommissioning in Dundee. Then sent to Turkey, No smelters in Scotland? Thatcher shut one at Fort William. Scorch earthing Scottish economy. Building up London S/E on Scottish revenues. Tilbury Docks, 26 miles Canary Wharf etc. Lying about it. Kept it secret under the Official Secrets Act.

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  6. Jaspreet Kaur is an idiot who wastes her money. Public money at taxpayers expense and subsidy. Some people should try and get their facts right. Especially IT specialists. Letting down the education system. Telling lies.

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