Reasons why an independent Scotland should not be a member of the European Union

The SDA is implacably opposed to Scottish membership of the European Union (EU).  In contrast, the SNP is dangerously ignorant of the broader implications of independence that go beyond the glorified local government level that is devolution.  It is totally in hock to the so-called European Movement (Euromove) that dictates its EU-favourable policy.

Euromove was from the beginning a creation of the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS), invented by OSS head, William “Wild Bill” Donovan, just after the Second World War, and continued by its successor the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) when Frank G. Wisner was head of clandestine operations there; Euromove being funded by that body as well as through the American Committee for a United Europe (ACUE), which was, from the beginning, financed by US intelligence as well as by the likes of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and other agencies with close contacts to the US Administration.  The EU is, therefore, an American driven development, and it is still American policy to keep it under US control.  Papers revealing those facts were discovered among recently released material by a researcher at Georgetown University, one of the top Ivy League universities in the US.  The ongoing negotiations being carried out, mostly in secret, between the US and the EU to set up a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is just the logical extension of what master spy Donovan started after 1945; an arrangement if it receives legislative authority will amount to the end of democracy as we know it, and lead to the dictatorship of American turbo capitalism.

It is essential that the eyes of the SNP membership are opened to the manner in which the European Movement (so-called) has pulled the wool over the eyes of the SNP leadership.  The British used to do that with potential political leaderships in the dominions, especially India.  Young maharajahs were educated at Eton and Oxbridge in order to pull them into the English establishment and thereby keep them and their country under control.  Euromove has done exactly the same with the SNP and other Scottish parties for years on end by offering them prestigious active and representational positions to give them the illusion that they are doing something important.

It is a little known fact that 80% of EU “legislation” is simply taken over from institutions higher up the global order and presented as the EU’s own.  One of the hardest facts is that non EU, but European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and even tiny Liechtenstein have far more decision making clout than any EU member.   The reason being that they have voting power in their own right in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and a huge number of similar global institutions where the real decisions are made before being taken over by the sub regional EU, which has no power to alter them.  EU member states do not have this right to protect their own interests, because they are bound by the EU "common policies" rule that obliges them to support a single EU policy line at the higher decision making level within a whole range of global institutions.  And that single EU policy will not be formulated for the benefit of the smaller member states if that is not in line with the interests of Germany and France.

Only one of the five major European institutions is basically free of US domination, i.e., the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, which forced the recall of Scotland's Parliament and Government at the instigation of the Scotland-UN Committee, the SDA's predecessor.

Over Last 5 Years - Scotland would have been better of as an independent country.

 
Figures confirm that Scotland would have been £8.3 billion better off as an independent country : Business for Scotland (Report, 12th February, 2016)
 
Over the past 5 years Scotland’s would have been £8.3 billion better off as an independent country, when taking account a new report published into Scotland’s finances.

The new report demonstrates that Scotland generated £800 more in tax per person than the UK average during the last financial year.  Scotland’s spending was also lower than the UK average over the past 5 years.  Scotland’s spending was 44.2% of GDP over the last 5 years. The UK average was 45.4%.  Spending on social security last year was also lower in Scotland than the UK average. In Scotland it was 15.5% of GDP compared to 16% for the UK.

The front page of The Herald reported that Scotland’s economy is 11% better off in terms of GDP per capita than the UK.

The Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland Report continues 33 years of strong performances by the Scottish economy. Had Scotland been an independent country, it would currently have a net cash surplus of over £50 billion and no public debt.

Scotland’s economic position, relative to the UK finances, would have been £8.3 billion better off in the past 5 years alone. Scotland is clearly a wealthy nation with the resources to be a successful independent country.

Scotland is one of the world’s wealthiest countries
This means that an independent Scotland will be one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

 
Independence can make Scotland better off
However, without the full economic powers of independence Scotland cannot grow its economy, support domestic businesses or improve its economic competitiveness.
 
 
The extra £8.3 billion over the past 5 years would have allowed a Scottish Government to increase investment, reduce tax for key growth sectors and reduce overall government debt.  In contrast, Westminster has created a crisis in public finances with total debts of £1.3 trillion.
 
Westminster costs included in figures
Despite the strength of these figures, they still contain a number of substantial ‘Westminster costs’ which are placed on Scotland.

Scotland had to pay £4.02 billion in debt interest last year to Westminster. This is despite the fact that Westminster ran up this substantial debt. As a report by the Reid Foundation and the Fiscal Commission confirmed, an independent Scotland would not have needed this debt. This has cost Scotland £68.12 billion.

The Scottish figures also include service charges for spending outside of Scotland. This includes substantial costs for military services and nuclear weapons. Scotland also pays for the large civil service bureaucracy based in London. Scotland has paid £15.8 billion for military costs over the past 5 years, which will have been increased by the war in Iraq.

Scotland also has to contribute to the UK’s £3.5 billion tax administration costs,  £1.5 billion border control costs and hundreds of millions in Westminster expenses. Through efficiencies and common sense, an independent Scotland can save money in these areas and improve the economy. This will provide a large independence dividend.

EU: To Be or Not to Be.......

The UK population, having been promised a referendum on the subject of leaving or remaining within the European Union, have, along with those citizens of other EU countries, been betrayed by their financial and political leaders in the response they have taken to the current refugee/immigrants crisis.   In bowing hastily to pressure from international commentators, the governments of those EU countries, who have kept their borders open to large movements of peoples of other nationalities, are storing up considerable religious, cultural and economic problems in the near future for their indigenous inhabitants and long standing ethnic minorities.  They must:

1) Close their borders, 2) revoke special visas of migrants, and, 3) look to repatriate those immigrants who are identified as non refugees, back to their counties of origin.  They must take immediate steps in that regard.  Hundreds of thousands of fake refugees are still on their way across Europe, on the backs of genuine asylum seekers.  Observers have already confirmed that over 80% of those who came to Germany for “asylum” are neither Syrian, nor refugees.  If clearly identified as not being proper asylum seekers, they must be returned to their countries of origin, not lavished with the wealth of Europe for no good reason.  Hungary has shown the way.  Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his government made the decision to seal off Hungary’s borders in just one month.  The resulting closure of the Hungarian border through the erection of fencing, in conjunction with the threat of arrest for anyone caught entering that country illegally, has worked wonders.

Western media has spared no effort to demonise Prime Minister Orban and Hungary for enacting the exact same border policies of Israel, but did not succeed in cowering him.  He stood firm.  His policies worked instantly, and now continue to protect the homeland of the Magyar people.

The indigenous peoples of Europe are taking power back for themselves:  Slovenia like nearby Hungary has started building a wall along its borders, to protect its own populations, and maintain Slovenia for the Slovenians.  Austria has also begun to build a wall for its people, realising the true scope of the threat laid against it.  Montenegro likewise on its border with Greece

The bulk of Europeans are, however, being left wide open to the probability of a breakdown in the stability and security of their daily lives by their unquestioning governments being too ready to accommodate disingenuous people masquerading as refugees.  Many Europeans are however seeking alternative political solutions to the situation, by supporting local nationalist movements.  Nationalism, properly understood, is simply a nation’s immune system kicking in to ensure survival and well being.

The good news is that anti-globalist, pro-sovereignty nationalist governments are on the rise all across Europe, as people realise that spokespersons of nationalist parties were right in their views about the disadvantages of the European Union from the beginning.  One of the countries in that respect is France.  In that country, National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, is now the leading candidate in the presidential polls.  Polish people are also making their feelings felt in the same way.  The nationalist party there recently won so many seats, that there are literally no leftist MPs remaining in the entire government.

Finnish people have also been giving their support to the True Finns party, which has now begun to dominate elections.  Sweden, a country suffering undesirable effects of assimilating large numbers of immigrants, has seen its nationalist party become the largest political party in the land.  Denmark is now also closing its borders, and electing nationalists. The Netherlands’ government has laid down strict rules for those already in that country to either fully integrate or lose considerable cash benefits.

There are a few nationalist movements and parties who are on the hard left of the political spectrum, and will double down on failure, such as the ruling Scottish one, which is in thrall to the European Movement; but, all in all, most of them are committed to taking sensible decisions through adoption of policies which will be of utmost benefit, both socially and economically for their indigenous inhabitants and long standing ethnic minorities.   Such policies are against globalism, and pro-sovereignty.

It seems the reality of the religious and cultural threat to European civilisation that EU policies are proving, may finally accomplish what no financial crisis has yet accomplished:  The beginning of the end of the monstrous EU experiment.  That day can’t come soon enough.

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