The People MUST React to Repeal the Act!

I’m sure many of you are aware that the very fabric of the United Kingdom is intertwined in the Act(s) of Union (1707 and 1800).

What many of you aren’t probably aware of is that the Act of Union 1707 was initially created as a means of creating a single foreign policy across two separate and soverign countries (Scotland and England).

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The first Monarch to assume the crown of both Kingdoms was James VI of Scotland and I of England and Ireland, son of Mary Queen of Scots in 1603.  At the time there were fears by those in England that Scotland’s alliances with France would cause them huge problems should France choose to invade England.  If you want to know more about the oldest alliance in the world, which still stands to this day read here

The Union of the Crowns effectively put some ease to the notion that Scotland would come to the aid of France should an invasion occur.  This was the precursor and the moment in history where Scotland and England would develop the Articles of Union and then agree on the Act(s) of Union.

In 1698, the Company of Scotland sponsored the Darien Scheme.  Along with nearly a quarter of all of the money in Scotland at the time, subscriptions from Amsterdam, Hamburg and London were also raised.  William III only gave some support to Scotland’s endeavour, at the time England was at war with France.  England was under pressure from the East India Company, it forced English and Dutch investors in the Darien Scheme to withdraw financial support, and next the East India Company threatened legal action against the Scots on the grounds that they had no authority to raise funds out with the Kings realm. Do you see where this is going yet?

This forced the Scotland Company to refund the monies raised and left the only source of finance to the land of Scotland itself.  The colonisation resulted in a war with the Spanish in 1700.  Most Scots died of tropical diseases but it was a hefty defeat for the Political classes in Scotland and would ultimately force open the door to the Act of Union with England.  This Act of Union with England would get rid of the idea of Scotland having its own colonies, it would control the Scottish political establishment in Union and it would allow the East India Company to retain its monopoly.  The Scotland Company was a threat to the East India Company – the Scotland Company must be stopped, and it was.  The next step was to stop Scotland threatening England’s monopoly around the world…what better way to do it than to bankrupt their company and country via the Alien Act and force them into political union where their country and people could be controlled.

The Act of Union 1707 is still current legislation.  The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. By the two Acts, the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland—which at the time were separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch—were, in the words of the Treaty, “United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain”.  Note here that United into one Kindom applies purley to the Monarchy going forward – not our Sovereignty.

Scotland was forced into the Union due to the financial failings of the Darien Scheme, the Alien Act and the Act of Settlement.

The English political classes were forcing Scotland to succumb to their rule for one simple reason…remove the threat of Scotland warring with England whilst England was warring with some 25% of the known world.

The Act of Union was only made possible because the Scottish Parliament at the time ratified and approved the Union with England Act.  Bought and sold for English gold.

The Union with England Act states that all laws in Scotland, that are not in conflict with the Articles of Union, will stand.

That applies to the Sovereignty of the Scottish people.

In the mid-1990s, the UK Government and the EU discussed to possibility of Scotland gaining independence in the event of its impending Devolution.  It was agreed that for the EU, it would be very problematic because Scotland leaving the UK would be them effectively leaving the EU.  It’s funny how things occur anyway given the Brexit situation.

The UK Government also discussed the prospect of Scotland gaining independence after Devolution and it was advised at the time that should Devolution be rolled out, the Act of Union should also be re-written to bind Scotland to the UK.  That wasn’t done but that has since been identified and become more mainstream, hence why there is the drive by Labour and others to rewrite the constitutional framework of the UK.

Margaret Thatcher was aware of the right to self-determination by the Scottish people.  She stated that if Scotland wants self-determination, all it needs to do is elect 59 SNP MPs and declare independence.  I suspect most MPs are aware of this, as would most MSPs be.

Why do you think a Prime Minister would say such a thing if it were not advised ot her that it was accurate?

The problem the MSPs and First Minister face is that without public opinion being at least 50%, it could create civil unrest in Scotland to go against the 2014 ‘Will of the People’.

A referendum is not legally required.  Scottish elected officials need simply reconvene a National Assembly and vote to repeal the Union with England Act.

Scotland has its own legal system (Jeremy Corbyn has already hinted at getting rid of it), the laws which were in place prior to the Treaties of Union still apply in Scotland.

The unique and interesting aspect in all of this is that Scotland is in a very unique legal position.  No other country in the world has tried to gain independence when in a political Union such as how Scotland and England are today.  There is no precedent.  It stands to reason that in the event of huge economic problems for Scotland and a series of other threats to the Scottish people whilst in this Union that the First Minister, working under the Prerogative of the Crown could call a National Assembly to repeal the Union with England Act without any ability by Westminster to stop it and Scotland would cease to be in a political union with England, and resultantly out of the Act of Union.

The drive to gain independence is a misnomer.  Scotland is already independent.

It is simply in a political union and as with all laws in the UK, they can be repealed by the same mechanism as they were enacted.

The Union with England Act was enacted by the Parliamnt of Scotland by its elected officials, it can be repealed by the Parliament of Scotland by its elected officials.

Now can you see why Holyrood is Marked form Demolition and why Brexit is taking place?

Brexit is taking place so that Holyrood can be stripped of its powers and a new Constitutional framework foisted upon the people of Scotland whilst at the same time stripping away Scotlans legal frameworks.

The Continuity Bill is paramount here.  It MUST stand.  If it is overturned by the Supreme Court you will find that the UK Government will come after ALL Scots Law.

Businesses, politicians, the media and others are still being bought by English Gold.

Scotland taking its place in the world and showing the world that right-wing policies and warmongering is not the only option.  Scotland showing the world that in a May/Trump led Western World that things can be different.

Scotland, like the Darien Scheme, undermines what Western Governments are trying to achieve – the stripping of rights, wars and the complete control of respective populations and resources for the wealthy few.

Brexit will allow the UK Government to remove Devolution, Scots Law and create a New Constituional Framework.  The UK doesnt make mistakes, it makes calculated choices for further and ultimate control.

It’s the way it has always been and it’s the way it will always be unless people start Reacting to Repeal the Act!

 

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10 thoughts on “The People MUST React to Repeal the Act!

  1. ‘The unique and interesting aspect in all of this is that Scotland is in a very unique legal position. No other country in the world has tried to gain independence when in a political Union such as how Scotland and England are today. There is no precedent. It stands to reason that in the event of huge economic problems for Scotland and a series of other threats to the Scottish people whilst in this Union that the First Minister, working under the Prerogative of the Crown could call a National Assembly to repeal the Union with England Act without any ability by Westminster to stop it and Scotland would cease to be in a political union with England, and resultantly out of the Act of Union.’

    Morning Mac, another interesting read. You are clearly ferreting around the legal logistics of this situation, and have no reason to doubt your conclusions, however, I if I may say, there is a distinct lack of politics or economics here. As well as a political union The Act of Union is also the establishment of a UK single market, with free movement of goods and people, it would be catastrophic for Scotland to unilaterally withdraw Scotland from this arrangement. Look at the mess unfolding over Brexit, the course of action you seem to be suggesting would be opposed by all but the most vociferous supporters of indy, delivering incalculable political turbulence……Scotland it would yield would be endure decades of hardship.

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  2. Hi Tommy.

    I’m not ferreting around the legal aspects, i am simply highlighting what is contained in the Scotland Act 1998 (as devoloped by Westminster) and how independence will actually be declared.

    There will be no other method of declaring independence other than what i write above, all i am saying (or trying to say) is that a vote isnt actually necessary, the vote would purely be the means to enact public opinion to do the above.

    People forget that it was the Parliament of Scotland, and its elected officials that ratified the Union with England Act, the same means to ratify will be the means in which it stops.

    I read those words ‘UK Single Market’ quite regularly these days. Its odd really because they were never used in UK politics until Scotland voiced concerns about its place in this Union. I have serached high and low to find the Governments legal status as documented in statute but i cannot find any details on the UK Single Market. Can you point me in the right direction to the Governments official page on it?

    But on that point, the establishment of the ‘UK Market’ was forced via the Alien Act and Act of Settlement – Burns wrote a good poem of the time on it if you arent keen to dig a bit yourself. Here is the link for ease. http://www.robertburns.org/works/344.shtml

    I agree that unilaterally withdrawing from the arrangement would have potential problems for Scotland but one thing i know is that Brexit will have problems for Scotland too. It just simply comes down to who do you want to handle those problems for Scotland? Westminster and the rUK, or Holyrood and the Scottish people? No matter what i write and blog about, independence will come. World history teaches us that. Seeds are only planted to grow, its just a matter of when, not if.

    Thanks for your comment!

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    1. Good afternoon Mac. Thanks for the reply.
      No offence meant with the ‘ferreting’ remark, this is entirely legitimate, and I fully understand why you would turn your attention to these matters, more on that later. First let me address the matter of the UK single market.

      Click to access articlesofunion.pdf

      Line after line in this document addresses the issue of trade, tariffs and customs, as well as currency, weights & measures and other forms of market regulation. This unquestionably yields a UK single market. The reason why term has perhaps been a recent addition to the lexicon of our indy debate is, in my opinion two-fold. Firstly, Brexit has shaped all subsequent discussion of trade relations as we consider options in a post Brexit framework, this would be the immediate and necessary reason for the ubiquity of this phrase. Secondly, the idea of the ‘the Union’ as such, has historically been a hegemonic reality. Colin Kidd (2005) argues a period of ‘banal unionism’ (borrowing the term from Billig’s seminal book Banal Nationalism, 1995) left the whole notion of the Union under theorised and under analysed for decades of not centuries. Events of the late 20th and early 21st century have certainly changed that situation!

      Is this a tacit admission that the campaign for independence has reached its limit in terms of the popular vote? Repealing archaic legislation and declarations based on parliamentary arithmetic is now the obvious way forward? Last week you were questioning the legitimacy of political parties who oppose indy, now you appear to be attempting to bypass those pesky voters who stubbornly refuse to accept that the nationalists are right.

      Serious question, do you think a new party will emerge for indy fundamentalists? Because the leadership of the SNP appear to have no stomach for this approach.

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  3. If Scotland can get agreement from the EU to be in a ‘holding area’ as has been suggested, this problem goes away. We’ll be treated as EU members with whatever trade the EU has with the RUK, which is where we’d end up trade-wise anyway. Then we can sort out our long-term EU relationship without economic fear.

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    1. Dinna fash Hamish. It’ll come. It’ll be a hard slog to get it but it’ll come. Westminster knows it, they just won’t ever admit it. They will likely never accept it either.

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  4. “Westminster knows it, they just won’t ever admit it. They will likely never accept it either. ”
    Therein lies the real issue. Ask for a referendum? Even if Westminster grant one, and Yes wins, Westminster are not going to roll over. We will have to take back our Sovereignty and renounce the Union.

    There is no other way.

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