Saturday, 5 January 2008

Messieurs, faites vos jeux...

"..the days of waiting for Westminster to do things for Scotland - those days are over...We need to make our own initiatives now, solve our own problems, take our own opportunities.
There is a growing realisation that this country has the talent and ability to stand on its own two feet - and we have got to find the democratic structure that will allow us to do that. That is what 2008 is going to be all about."
(the Prime Minister of Scotland).

"With firm conviction and resolve, we will make the case for the United Kingdom - standing up for the cause of the Union and against secession, showing people in all parts of the country that for so many of the challenges our country faces - from climate change to terrorism - there are no Wales-only, Scotland-only or England-only solutions."
(the Scottish Prime Minister of England and Wales).

Les jeux sont faits. Rien ne va plus.


Anonymous said...

Note that the Scottish Prime Minister of England and Wales is not gambling at all. He "will make the case for the United Kingdom", i.e. will try and talk the ball to fall on his number, without risking anything. Should the Prime Minister of Scotland get his own way - as he probably will - Broon will not even have to eat his words.

hatfield girl said...

The layers of mendacity and denial in the Leader's words are of historic proportion C, he could lie for England and, to our infinite damage and regret, he does.

Note that we face 'challenges', not clearing up the mess and destruction of a decade of authoritarian 'socialist' plundering to reward the client base, and these are 'global' challenges, not even national, and certainly not of Brown and his chancellorship's making, oh no.

He's taken to representing the economy as a weather system, to be coped with by ameliorations and defences chosen by him, rather than a politically and socially constructed reality made worse by his appalling dead men's agenda and utter intellectual and moral bankruptcy. He wants to use the word 'moral'?