‘If I recall correctly, Scotland(and Ireland)fought tooth and nail to remain free of England but the English just had to take over their country.’
Just like the Native Americans fought tooth and nail to remain free of the white settlers, but you just had to take over their country. ;-)
If England hadn’t been a nation of conquerors invading other peoples countries, do you think you would have had the opportunity to fight the American revolution, or indeed, to converse with me in English from your successful country based on the English language, English law and founded by Englishmen?
None of this, of course, has anything to do with the article, which has been caused by the entirely socialist scots being given free reign by the Labour party resulting in English conservatives being forced to pay for Scottish socialism.
This is the element of the SNP that is so perplexing. They shout for independence. *All* of their problems will go away if they can just have independence. Independence from the UK. Independence from Westminster! .... Just so they can join the EU?
Another baffling one, is the idea that all their poverty will be eliminated if only they had control over the North Sea oil. They will divide the revenue among the population and *presto* no more poor Scots. They claim to want the vibrant economy of Ireland, only without all that distasteful "profiteering". Just yesterday I was reading about the housing boom in Inverness and how the cost of housing has just skyrocketed. 'There should be price controls!' the comments said. 'No one should be allowed to charge that much!' Amazing. Where was Adam Smith from again?
First, I am sure that my ancestors would have rather stayed in Scotland as free people to begin with. Secondly, my statement has everything to do with the subject at hand. The English turned Scotland into what they are today, they are now reaping what they sowed. If Scotland was a free independent country England wouldn't have to worry about giving them freebies would they?
I guess you are a big proponent of world conquest since you seem to think it was a great idea for the Brits to take over half the world in their heyday.
As to freedom, the reason we fought the brits was so we would have some and yes, we based some of our law on English law, but a whole he** of a lot of it was not based on English law. Too bad the Brits didn't follow suit, they wouldn't be a socialist he** hole now with freedom being a dim memory for most of the subjects.
“”If England hadnt been a nation of conquerors invading other peoples countries, do you think you would have had the opportunity to fight the American revolution, or indeed, to converse with me in English from your successful country based on the English language, English law and founded by Englishmen?””
If England hadn’t been a nation of conquerors invading other people’s countries then people like calex59 would be living in a 3rd world country probably speaking Spanish by now.