I don’t suspect they do want him but there you go.
Who am I talking about? Gordon Brown of course.
He is coming to make a speech today about how supporting Scottish Independence is unpatriotic to Scotland. He believes remaining part of the Union is the only way the Scots can join in bullying the rest of the world.
According to the Daily Record the phrase he is expected to use is “belonging to the Union gives Scotland more opportunity to lead in the world because Britain offers a bigger canvas on which to paint.”
He is also expected to say how remaining part of the Union would be the best way for Scotland to remain involved in the systematic robbing of the worlds poorest countries through mechanisms such as the world bank (more on this tomorrow). I think he is going to describe this as ‘the way the modern world works’ or some such thing.
He is expected to attempt to scare the public by saying that labour are the last line of defence for pensioners, patients and pupils. This is while they are creepingly privatising the NHS, teachers are calling class sizes a disgrace and pensioners in the whole of the UK™ are being denied some of the things they have been given in Scotland alone.
The other side of this kind of nonsense is an accusation that is levelled at independence supporters of being parochial or provincial so I want to take that one head-on.
If the question is do I want an independent Scotland that deals with in-house problems before getting involved ventures to ‘democratise’ or ‘rob’ countries in other parts of the world, then my answer is absolutely.
If the question is do I want an independent Scotland that remains in 100% isolation from the rest of the world then the anwser is obviously no but that is what the propaganda coming from London portrays as the option, which is obviously ludicrous.
In order to be involved in the capitalist economy that those in charge so favour, Scotland would need to have something to sell, which of course, it does and plenty of it (problems with this kind of economy are for several other articles, suffice it to say for the moment that I have written about it a lot). From the intellectual properties produced by the excellent universities to the oil in its waters, the wind that can be generated in the climate and a huge abundance of clean fresh water (a commodity that will become more and more valuable with time), Scotland is in a fantastic position.
THAT IS PRECISELY WHY LONDON WANTS SCOTLAND TO REMAIN IN THE UNION.
An independent Scotland involved in the world economy then, could use the resources to deal with problems at home and instead of international involvement being restricted to bombing people we could do an infinite amount more good by using the bomb money for humanitarian aid.
I think we would make more friends that way too.
It is a simple enough argument if you boil it down.
If the question is does Gordon Brown see himself as more important than all of the people of Scotland combined just as his predecessor saw himself as more important than all of the world combined (probably the universe) then the answer is yes.
 Well that and so they can use us as a nuclear dumping ground obviously.