by Eliana Benador
Finally, for the first time in world history, the political licentiousness of countries is going to be made accountable. Today, the United Kingdom under Prime Minister David Cameron are walking on a most dangerous tightrope.
As the situation in England continues deteriorating, a rising level of poverty has resulted from an indiscriminate Muslim immigration with an increased number of conversions to Islam, a surge of English-made terrorists waging Jihad. Such English jihadists are also part of the various denominations of the most recent horror factory, the ISIS or ISIL or Islamic State, and have benefited from English generosity.
The despair of the English has shown in David Cameron’s stern threats, as an unfaithful husband regretting untold excesses: “David Cameron has delivered a stark message to the people of Scotland that they would face a “painful divorce” from the rest of United Kingdom if they voted for independence in the referendum on Thursday.” Surely will Scots be mindful of this one.
The Kingdom of Scotland has a longstanding history and a more recent one where its fate merged with England. In fact, Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. Having entered into a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland following James VI‘s succession to the English and Irish thrones in 1603, Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with England on 1 May 1707 to create a single Kingdom of Great Britain. This union resulted from the Treaty of Union agreed in 1706 and enacted by the twin Acts of Union passed by the Parliaments of both countries, despite popular opposition and anti-union riots in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and elsewhere. Great Britain itself subsequently entered into a political union with Ireland on 1 January 1801 to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
One of the key elements in this election are women, whose role may tip the scales making the Scottish independence referendum also be on the border of the abyss.
A poll conducted by Opinium shows that without the female vote, the Yes campaign would be leading. Distressingly, an increasing number of women are in favour of voting No.
The results show that the No campaign has a 16-point lead among women who have decided which way to vote: 58pc of them say they will vote No, with 42pc planning to vote Yes. Previously, the No campaign’s lead among women was 14 points.
In another bold move giving some English carrots to the Scots, yesterday, the three main political leaders in England, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband, and Liberal Democrat chief Nick Clegg all united in a vow to deliver “faster, safer and better change” for Scotland if it votes “No”.
Interestingly, from all parts of Scotland, whether from the remote highlands or from the several hundreds islands all the way to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain’s allies, investors and other regions at home and abroad.
In the context of world interest and development, if Scotland’s independence referendum succeeds, it could be exactly the ingredient the world needs to be shaken from the ground, especially in what regards the unconscionable immigration, employment, economic and political measures that countries worldwide have been adapting to the detriment of their native populations.
Naturally, should the Scottish folk succeed to secede from their English partners, their future is uncertain but the comparison is thousands of miles away from any forlorn new country such as Kosovo or the Republic of South Sudan.
The Scots courageous determination and eventual independence, would definitely leave an indelible imprint, as the globalizing European Union countries could feel the warning ripples of the Scottish hurricane as it abandons Mother England’s political shores.
If there is a way to try to stop globalization to the detriment of thriving individual countries, maybe it is the Scottish way.
Eliana Benador: strategist consultant, adviser, opinion writer, and speaker, was founder of Benador Associates, is head of Benador International, Geneva, Switzerland. Her website iswww.elianabenador.com. You may follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.