SNP forces Palace to back down in cash row – AS I PREDICTED!

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Now please cast your mind back to December 8th 2014 and you will see I wrote this article here ‘Nicola Sturgeon refuses to pay the Queen! Go on Nicola! <Click) An article many scoffed at and ridiculed the mere mention of Scotland stopping paying for the Royal Families upkeep. Where did I get the story in the first place? Well I research hard, I do say this often 😀  As Nicola and the SNP made a decision that will humiliate Buckingham Palace and Westminster, basically Whitehall 😀 This leaves the question of “What will the Unionist’s do” Now what I do mean is the people who won the ‘September 14th 2014 Referendum’ on Scotland voting herself free away from the British Union. Remember the winners? The 55% were the winners and a small percentage of the ‘No Movement are behind the Queen and all she stands for! Are kinda Protestant as they kinda sing to us ish, yet they never go to church, so this small percentage don’t seem the brightest right <Click) I say a small percentage because I hope so. These are Scottish born people singing ‘God Save The Queen’ so lets get one thing clear, I have no problem with someone born in the UK, I am British through birth just now myself, singing this song, in-fact I encourage being a Nationalist or to be proud of where you come from, there is nothing wrong with that. I said before in another blog, I can’t remember when I pointed out ‘It’s not about our flying the flag, it’s why we fly the flag’? Is it hatred? is it national pride? the reason we wave flags? You have your own answer I hope. Because these are the reasons we need to know Scotland. With no hate we try and co-exist and do what’s right for our kids future yet these people, BACKED BY THE MEDIA!!! Almost control. Every day call for the Scottish Unilateral Declaration of Independence things due to where they lean. Make sense? Please say yes!

I just happen to want a free Scotland away from an uneven Union, with knowledge of WHY

I just happen to want a free Scotland away from an uneven Union, with knowledge of WHY

Should we put up with this? If we vote yes next time or the SNP just  do they all come out the woodwork? It’s the anger, and it’s same anger we see in London Politicians faces when the rob a person already poor. I think the video above and below will match this image perfectly, both love England here ok. The images below are awful, but they are the same looks you get from a small percentage of no voters or Loyalists as the Media call them. Many Yes voters now talk about Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI<Click) So there are people on both sides looking for the end result today, sadly we must wait, we who want a free Scotland, I won’t brand us any more, we get that already by the uneducated, thankfully a small %

Because he won a vote condemning poor, poorer all over Britain

Because he won a vote condemning poor, poorer all over Britain

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He did it the year before, this guy is evil for money

They got NOTHING. Yes voters are fighting for a lie they fell for!

They got NOTHING. Yes voters are fighting for a lie they fell for!

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The Winners show Scotland exactly how they feel, but numbers are dropping! Lot of English voices there that night 😉

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…….We lost, so we got on with it, well we tried

Riots in Glasgow Scotland after independence referendum

Nazi Salutes At Glasgow’s George Square [Nazi Salutes At Glasgow’s George Square]

God Save the Queen Glasgow Style

So Scotland do we want to pay for all this, or do we want to have less Foodbanks? An already brilliant Education System made better? A better National Health Service although it’s all £Free up here, less bombs and more done for the bairns, disabled old and people life just beat up?? Where do you want your Tax money go? You be sitting thinking “I don’t work, what do I care” But you know you pay Tax buying any item on Earth right? Just saying! I know this blog might bring the usual hard men and comments I yawn at and all the hate you can imagine, but really I am ok with it all, people who want to harm you don’t give you a weeks notice in email 😀 In peace and solidarity with anyone in the World who is been stood on by the ignorance of the rest, we stand in Solidarity. Know 1 think my Loyalist in Scotland! Very soon you become a minority in Scotland the same as the Tory and Red Tory alike!

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The Queen is set to no longer receive funding via Scotland’s crown estate, a decision that means that the income of the monarch and the rest of the royal family could reduce by more than £2m a year.

It is understood that the Scottish parliament intends to retain the profits from the crown estate in Scotland for use in Scotland, which could have the consequence of reducing the sovereign grant, which funds the monarchy. Buckingham Palace intends to raise the consequences for the Queen with David Cameron and George Osborne.

It had been understood that Scotland would still agree to contribute to the Queen’s costs after taking over management of the crown estate assets north of the border, worth £26m, but it appears that under Nicola Sturgeon this will not occur. “Originally, Alex Salmond did imply that might happen. But the new leadership said no,” one senior aide said.

The sovereign grant – which this year was £39.9m – funds the royal household. It is calculated on a formula that sees the Queen handed 15% of the annual surplus of the crown estate, one of the largest property owners in the UK. This year, revenue from the crown estate in Scotland stood at £14.5m, which represents a £2.2m contribution to the sovereign grant.

Snp are sending out a huge message here

SNP are sending out a huge message here

Palace officials raised the issue as they presented the Queen’s annual accounts. Sir Alan Reid, keeper of the privy purse, said the Scottish plans created a complication over future funding. “The transfer of the Scottish assets of the crown estate to the Scottish government does confuse the issue of renegotiating the percentage in due course because the total assets under the crown estate management will fall, and therefore 15% will be less than it would be if the transfer of the Scottish assets had taken place,” he said.

Under Alex Salmond, the SNP last year pledged that Scotland would retain the Queen as head of state, if the country had voted for independence from the rest of the UK last September. But the monarch faced criticism in Scotland after she was asked to make a rare public intervention in the final days of the Scottish independence referendum, speaking publicly to a well-wisher outside church near Balmoral saying: “I hope people will think very carefully about the future.”

Buckingham Palace stressed that the funding issue would not affect the royal family’s relationship with Scotland. The Queen will “continue to go to Balmoral, and to Holyrood, and she’ll continue to be Queen of Scotland”, said one source.

There appears to be no other mechanism in place for Scotland to contribute to the monarchy. Scottish ministers are thought to be considering transferring the management of the crown estate assets in Scotland on to the local authorities, with the intention of using the surplus for more social purposes.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said it was wrong to infer that Scotland would no longer contribute to the monarchy based on the change to the operation of the crown estate and its impact on the grant received by the Queen. The spokesman said it was an “entirely hypothetical” situation, and that though the sovereign grant was calculated on a percentage of the crown estate income, “there is a formulaic connection between the two, but there is no financial connection between the two”.

Scots would effectively still contribute to the costs of the monarchy because they pay taxes to the Treasury, which in turn supplies the money for the sovereign grant, he said. A Scottish government spokeswoman added: “Scotland will continue to make the same financial contribution to the monarchy as at present – there will be no reduction in the sovereign grant as a result of devolution of the crown estate.”

The Scottish government said that the level of funding the Queen receives from the Treasury under the sovereign grant is set by reference to 15% of the crown estate’s profits and does not come directly from crown estate profits themselves. With most taxes paid in Scotland continuing to be controlled by the Treasury, Scotland will continue to make the same contribution to the monarchy through general taxation.

The sovereign grant – which apart from security costs represents the main public funding of the monarchy – was introduced in 2011 to replace the annual civil list and property and travel grants. It is based on 15% of crown estate profits from two years previously, but its amount cannot drop below the previous year and the exact percentage is renegotiated every five years. It is due for review from April 2016. The crown estate income was surrendered to the Treasury in return for an annual civil list by George III. The Queen’s accounts show a 6.7% increase in funding last year to £37.9m, of which she spent £35.7m, setting the rest aside in a reserve account.

Defending the increase, at a time of austerity, aides said money had to be found for major repairs on property, including at Buckingham Palace. As part of a 10-year plan, aides have looked at re-servicing Buckingham Palace, with an initial estimate of £150m to bring it up to date. One option would involve the Queen and royal household moving out for the duration of repairs.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall notched up the largest travel bill – a £446,159 tour of Mexico and Colombia, a £239,710 tour of the United States and Charles’s visit to the Middle East, which cost £262,212 – all of them using charter flights.

Royal travel costs rose to £5.1m, up 21% on 2013-4. The Duke of York spent £62,856 on a charter flight to Kuwait and £43,343 on a charter to Saudi Arabia. Prince Harry’s tour of Brazil and Chile cost £43,872 on scheduled flights and £41,754 on charter flights.

Prince Charles saw his income from the Duchy of Cornwall rise by 1.7% to £19.8m. His tax bill, after the deduction of business expenditure, was £4.5m. Presenting the accounts, which will be laid before parliament, Reid said: “The Queen, the royal family and the household continue to provide excellent value for money: at 56p per person annually.” He added: “Over the coming years, the maintenance of the estate and in particular Buckingham Palace will present a significant financial challenge. We will continue to work closely with the royal trustees to ensure that the funding for the royal household reflects that challenge.”

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U.K.’s youngest MP wows House of Commons in first speech

Mhairi Black has come a long way

Mhairi Black has come a long way

We have all had a day to digest exactly what Mhairi Black, even me spelling her name correctly 😀 She has went GLOBAL, she is being talked about from the west coast of the USA  to the East coast of Australia and all in-between. I watched the video again earlier and the more I watch her the more I can visualize David Cameron saying “Oh nooo, all I need” Because this young girl can put moral’s above many. She stated she is the ONLY 20 year old person in the UK David Cameron is willing to help with Rent Money! She attacked the Tory party with no hate, she was remarkable to say the least. Below is the video again for people who missed it and a LOT of Twitter comments and links also

FULL VIDEO BELOW>> Mhairi Black MP- Maiden Speech- Full Video Via: www.buzzfeed.com << For those who missed it

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Mhairi Black grabbed headlines back in May when she became the youngest person since 1667 to be elected to Parliament in the U.K. On Tuesday she made her first speech before the House of Commons as an elected official and her remarks are getting her a whole new round of headlines. Black, from Scotland, won over her audience with a few jokes, but soon the speech took a fiery turn. She lashed out against government policies on welfare and a recent decision to drop housing support for those below the age of 21. “We now have one of the most uncaring, uncompromising and out-of-touch governments the U.K. has seen since [late former Prime Minister Margaret] Thatcher,” Black railed at one point. Several times throughout her speech, her Parliamentary colleagues verbally agreed with Black, yelling out, “Hear, Hear!”

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Some twitter comments from Twitter users below

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/14/mhairi-black-first-commons-speech-snp

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Marhi Black Maiden Speech, Westminster – Full Speech Video

655524e5-e165-4d05-8345-4f95c74b7c02Untitled2Just watched the maiden speech from Marhi Black, left hand side in the image for those from different shores. She almost had me on my feet in tears applauding. She said something about the budget speech by Chancelor George Osborn said, roughly “Wherever the sun shines fairness will be applied” Marhi retorted back to Mr Osborn with “Where does the Sun shine” Simply brilliant speech by a girl younger than my 2 sons. . For now, Marhi, you represent and identify, you are a future SNP leader if you stay on this path hon x #Alba I leave the video below and some quotes by Marhi!

Mhairi Black MP- Maiden Speech- Full Video Via: www.buzzfeed.com

The SNP MP, who is aged just 20, said she came from a “traditional socialist Labour family”. But she insisted: “It was the Labour party that left me, not the other way about.”

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“The SNP did not triumph on a wave of nationalism … we triumphed on a wave of hope,” she said.

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“Hope that there was something different, something better than the Thatcherite, neo-liberal policies that are produced from this chamber.”

The MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South said she wanted to “hold a mirror to the face of a party that seems to have forgotten the very people they’re supposed to represent”.

You can watch her speech now here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/aa555458-25d4-4125-96ca-c4c9f834cd4c On the right there is a timeline, go to time 15:06, Mhairi Black MP (Paisley and Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party) and be amazed! 

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Above is Tommy Sheppard saying it how it is, below are some comments from You Tube

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Hunting vote delayed after SNP U-turn

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My Editor at Ace News Services <Click) picked this up, I had JUST blogged http://shaunynews.com/2015/07/14/fox-hunting-nicola-warns-cameron-to-accept-the-westminster-snp-vote/ <Click) And the Tories have stopped the vote for the day while they TRY and get some deal done with the SNP. I am hoping and probably know the SNP will stick to their guns on this one. Well played Nicola!

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A vote on relaxing the Hunting Act on Wednesday has been postponed after the SNP said it would oppose the changes.

The party had previously said fox hunting was the kind of issue it was unlikely to vote on.

But its change of heart meant the plans, which apply to England and Wales only, would be unlikely to get through the House of Commons.

Changes restricting Scottish MPs’ voting rights on non-Scottish issues could now be introduced first.

BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the change to voting rights could “change everything” and “tip the balance back in favour of David Cameron and changing the rules on fox hunting”.

The government plans to change Commons rules to allow English, or English and Welsh, MPs a “decisive say” on legislation only applying there.

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The empty Scots properties turned into family homes to help needy

Once empty private homes are now being given a new lease of life by a new scheme, The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership. Picture

Once empty private homes are now being given a new lease of life by a new scheme, The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership exists to help councils and their partners pursue work to bring private sector empty homes back into use. The project is funded by the Scottish Government and housed by Shelter Scotland. Where we are seeing homeless, food banks and more we must turn the coin around and see what a half free Scotland is doing here. This project is being looked at by many English charities but they are getting nothing from Government sadly, for English people. This is why many in Northern England want to vote for the SNP. So well done the SNP for putting money where it is ACTUALLY needed. I blogged before about how the SNP is helping Homeless Girls with kids. Edinburgh, Scotland first in world to give teen mums support <Click) I think the SNP are doing more than proving Scotland can and WILL be independent. We see it with these 2 stories and others I wrote at the bottom. Glad to be Scottish. You?

Edinburgh, Scotland first in world to give teen mums support - Link above

Edinburgh, Scotland first in world to give teen mums support – Link above

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PRIVATE empty homes brought back into use in Scotland last year have an estimated market value of around £93 million. The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) <Click) identified and made fit for rent or sale 558 flats and houses in a range of locations from cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow to rural areas of Orkney, according to its annual report.

An empty Arbroath home after a successful revamp

An empty Arbroath home after a successful revamp

This is more than double the 278 private sector properties it brought back into use in 2013-2014. The Scottish Government estimates there are more than 27,000 long-term private sector empty homes in Scotland. A property is deemed long-term empty when it has been unoccupied for six months or more. It is estimated it costs £15,000 to bring such properties back into use, compared with £100,000 for a new-build. The project, run by Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity, and funded by the Scottish Government, has a helpline number for reporting empty properties.

This image of an Arbroath home was taken before its successful renovation, seen above

This image of an Arbroath home was taken before its successful renovation, seen above

A local authority officer will then trace the owner and discuss incentives such as the rent deposit guarantee scheme, grants to make the property habitable again or financial help such as the Scottish Government’s empty homes loan fund which provides funding providing the property is made available as affordable housing for a minimum of five years.

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, said: “Bringing Scotland’s empty homes back into use represents great value for money but it also provides homes to families and individuals who would otherwise struggle to afford a home of their own, or would be forced into expensive private rents. “Whatever the reason for an empty home – whether it’s because the owner has sentimental attachment to it or they simply don’t have the finances to carry out repair work – help is available. Bringing empty homes back into use has many benefits and whilst this alone won’t solve Scotland’s housing crisis, it can be part of the solution.”

SNP - Marco Biagi MSP

SNP – Marco Biagi MSP

Marco Biagi MSP, Scottish Government communities minister, said: “We want communities across Scotland to thrive and meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. “Bringing empty homes back into use is an important part of this vision and it’s vital to make the best possible use of these properties.

“Our support for the partnership, our work to encourage empty homes back into use and our recent announcement of a new £4m town centre empty homes fund shows the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to making best use of our housing stock. I’m delighted to see the Empty Homes Partnership is helping to achieve this across Scotland, creating stronger communities.”

Since its launch in 2010, the partnership has helped restore almost 1,000 empty properties in Scotland. Official statistics show there are 150,500 families and individuals in Scotland on council house waiting lists and over 35,000 households made homelessness applications in the last year.

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Seems it’s been put back due to SNP Voting 😀 Looks like SNP have stopped the vote for now from AceNews https://acenewsservices.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/bbcbreaking-hunting-vote-delayed-after-snp-u-turn-acebreakingnews/ <Breaking News

http://shaunynews.com/2015/02/05/more-health-and-education-cash-in-scottish-budget-2015-16-plans/

http://shaunynews.com/2015/01/20/nhs-scotland-extra-100m-to-help-cut-numbers-waiting-to-be-discharged-from-hospital/

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Fox Hunting – Nicola warns Cameron to accept the Westminster SNP vote

A well used image to show the contempt Nicola holds over David

A well used image to show the contempt Nicola holds over David

Touche Nicola Sturgeon here. Where Cameron (Westminster ancient ethos) want to keep votes on English only affairs to English Politicians is being challenged by the SNP, Nicola said yesterday “We will be the ones to stop your Fox hunting law” See this form of voting and scuppering the Tory plans is a sure fire way to get certain laws passed and more via an imbalanced Smith Commission for Holyrood. I said many times now we must allow a process to just happen. Where Austerity hurts us we hurt them back! Tory back bench voters are likely to vote no on this law so it looks like the SNP will for sure make this law fail when the vote happens, WE HAVE THIS POWER NOW! Keep it up SNP in London! We will get our day. This is why we celebrated voting 56 SNP Members to Westminster, we can and will change this game. Watch this space, Nicola ain’t playing!

Nicola Sturgeon celebrates the May 7th wipe-out

Nicola Sturgeon celebrates the May 7th wipe-out

~~Via: http://www.heraldscotland.com/ ~~

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Nicola Sturgeon has warned David Cameron that he must respect the mandate of Scottish MPs at Westminster as the SNP threatened to scupper Government plans to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales.

The Scottish First Minister confirmed that SNP MPs would break with their normal practice of not voting on England-only matters to oppose the proposed change to the law on hunting in tomorrow’s Commons vote. And she warned that her party would be prepared to vote on other issues where Scotland is not directly affected in the months ahead. Ms Sturgeon directly linked the move to the Government’s plans for “English votes for English laws”, known as Evel, which would give English MPs a veto over England-only legislation at Westminster.

The decision of the SNP to vote against the legal change – which would actually bring the law on hunting in England and Wales into line with the law1436855203-436 Scotland – means it is almost certain to be defeated. With a number of anti-hunting Conservative MPs planning to vote with Labour and the SNP in the Commons free vote, Ms Sturgeon said it was a reminder to Mr Cameron just how slender his Commons majority was. “Since the election David Cameron’s Government has shown very little respect to the mandate Scottish MPs have. On the Scotland Bill reasonable amendments backed by the overwhelming majority of Scottish MPs have been voted down,” she told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

“The English votes for English laws proposals brought forward go beyond any reasonable proposition and look to make Scottish MPs effectively second-class citizens in the House of Commons. “So if there is an opportunity, as there appears to be here, and on an issue where David Cameron appears to be out of touch with majority English opinion as well, to actually remind the Government of how slender their majority is, that is an opportunity we will take.”

The SNP decision drew an angry response from Conservative MPs and is likely to lead to demands for ministers to press on with English votes for English laws as more power was devolved to the Scottish Parliament in the wake of last year’s referendum vote.

Senior backbencher Tory Sir Peter Bottomley said: “The Scottish National Party risk making themselves look foolish, unprincipled and unwise by voting against making English law similar to Scottish law. “This action is naive – it makes them look silly and is perhaps the first major mis-step by Nicola Sturgeon.”

THIS ISN'T ANGER, IT'S SCOTTISH DETERMINATION

THIS ISN’T ANGER, IT’S SCOTTISH DETERMINATION

A Conservative source said: “Hunting is a devolved issue. The SNP’s decision to vote on a draft law that does not affect Scotland at all shows exactly why Conservatives committed in our manifesto to ensure laws that only affect England can only be passed with the consent of English MPs.” The bitter political row erupted as animal welfare activists prepared to stage a rally against the proposals to amend the Hunting Act which would bring England and Wales into line with Scotland on using dogs to flush out foxes to be shot.

Traditional fox hunting with dogs is illegal across Britain, but in England and Wales just two dogs can be used to flush out a fox so that a farmer or landowner can shoot it, while in Scotland an unlimited number of dogs can be used. High-profile animal welfare activists including Queen guitarist Brian May will take part in a rally outside Parliament by the “Team Fox” coalition of animal welfare groups, including Animal Defenders International, urging MPs to keep the ban intact.

Celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Morrissey, Sadie Frost and Stella McCartney have joined the campaign against the proposed change, which has prompted accusations that the Government is trying to sneak fox hunting in through the back door, knowing it would not win a free vote to repeal the Hunting Act in Parliament.

Actors Colin Baker and Julia McKenzie, comedian Alexei Sayle, TV presenters Chris Packham and Victoria Stilwell, naturalist Dame Jane Goodall and former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe are among more than 20 high-profile people who have signed a letter to MPs. The letter warns that the Government is attempting to “weaken the Hunting Act though the back door, knowing full well that a free vote would maintain this effective, compassionate law”. But hunting supporters are backing the move, saying traditional hunting would remain illegal and it would make it easier to manage fox populations.

Tory former defence secretary Liam Fox accused Ms Sturgeon of hypocrisy, saying she had previously made clear that hunting was the sort of devolved issue which SNP MPs should not vote on “What we have seen is really a pretty toxic mixture of opportunism and hypocrisy coming from the SNP,” he told the Today programme. “It is particularly galling because the Government has been very careful and Parliament has been very careful to try and protect the Union by moving slowly and thoughtfully and constructively in terms of English votes on English laws. “It seems while we are trying to be reasonable to the SNP they are sticking two fingers up at us.”

For Labour, shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray said that Mr Cameron was paying the price for his failure to build a political consensus over his proposed voting reforms at Westminster. “The issue here is with regards to how the Prime Minister has cack-handedly gone around this particular issue and risked the Union. He has put together on the back of a cigarette packet English votes for English laws,” he told the Today programme

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http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/snp_threaten_to_block_conservative_bid_to_relax_fox_hunting_laws_1_4151607

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3160223/Rally-fox-hunt-law-change-bid.html

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Alex Salmond on WMD’s issues – William McNeilly – Scottish UDI – Robin Cook

The Royal Navy’s Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard

The Royal Navy’s Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard

Allowing British Crown immunity from giving Scotland, the SNP and in this case Alex Salmond and for us who live in Scotland ‘Information on the state of Trident is wrong. In a democracy the safety of these WMD’s on OUR LAND in Scotland are by all means, and through one Whistleblower named ‘Able Seaman William McNeilly’ <Click) tell us Trident is BREAKING DOWN. Should there be an accident in Faslane Naval Base it would be bad, I will leave an image below. Alex is demanding disclosure of ALL issues and repairs needing done to these WMD’s because he knows they are so bad it could cause a bad accident in Scotland. The video below shows us how Westminster and it’s speaker are so blind and uncaring toward Scotland is so unjust. I can understand “Sure fix them” But on the other hand I say as Scotland says as one (Almost) “When fixed go place them on the Themes behind Westminster!” I know, it won’t happen and hope Trident is placed where if there were an accident it would be low is casualties and it’s as safe as can be, there must be land somewhere on the British Isles? surely? Last I heard Wales were seemingly happy to take Trident <Click) and the something like £50M that comes with keeping them as far away from London as possible. There are many debates all in one here, but lets watch the videos and then take it from there should we want to debate this. The speaker at the end says “We here in London are as worried about a Nuclear accident as Scotland are” Well that is easy for the speaker in Westminster to say living in Lower London! Lets slowly allow ‘2020 Vision to be allowed to progress, then free Scotland from all this’ Funny as it is #2020 #Vision I made up is now being used by others, THIS IS OK TO SHARE 😀 So here today 😀 At near 7am I declare on Sunday 28th of June 2015, so when the MSM Steal my saying, WE KNOW I SAID IT FIRST!! 😀 Alex TOLD Westminster under no uncertain terms “We in Scotland will NOT allow Trident in our Land for all of time” Or words to that effect 😉 In laymen’s terms “We will not tolerate Nuclear bombs in Scotland for much longer”

One mistake and this whole area in Green is dead people and dead land for thousands of years.... Get them out!! Get them safely somewhere else!

One mistake and this whole area in Green is dead people and dead land for thousands of years…. Get them out!! Get them safely somewhere else!

So this quickly I will say bring into play the Scottish UDI – Unilateral Declaration of Independence <Click) Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) is a formal process leading to the establishment of a new state by a sub-national entity which declares itself independent and sovereign without a formal agreement with the national state from which it is seceding. The term was first used when Rhodesia declared independence in 1965 from the United Kingdom (UK) without an agreement with the UK.

Alex is as REAL as they come. You wouldn't see London Politicians being THIS REAL. We must understand 'What is Scotland' and 'Who are we' This image helps? yeah?

Alex is as REAL as they come. You wouldn’t see London Politicians being THIS REAL. We must understand ‘What is Scotland’ and ‘Who are we’ This image helps? yeah?

Alex, Nicola and the SNP are playing a BLINDER with and against the 'Establishment' 2020 Vision ;-)

Alex, Nicola and the SNP are playing a BLINDER with and against the ‘Establishment’ 2020 Vision 😉

We must thank this poor lad who is not in Military Jail. He told the truth 'Trident is unsafe'

We must thank this poor lad who is not in Military Jail. He told the truth ‘Trident is unsafe’

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Salmond’s parting shot: Scotland could leave the UK of its own accord <Click)

Just a decent lad. Gives wages to charity, for whatever reason, he gives while OTHERS take ..Moral High ground they call this..

Just a decent lad. Gives wages to charity, for whatever reason, he gives while OTHERS take ..Moral High ground they call this..

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Alex Salmond on the nuclear issues and AS William McNeilly’s safety allegations
VIDEO Via: Peter Curran on You Tube

THIS VIDEO I CAN’T EMBED SO HERE IS DIRECT LINK TO PETER’S VIDEO
https://youtu.be/HDXDzJRb1L4  Sorry, you must copy and paste this 😦

With the UTMOST respect and friendship. Sadly Peter has set his page settings to ‘View only’ so nobody can become knowledge in this debate, so please respect Peter and link into his page. I respect you Peter by if Scotland is to become free, as you want it to also, why then block information that was widely available to all, free, on TV? I respect you, you are a very good man, so I had to say this. It’s backwards and it’s not just you my friend. People share but don’t allow further sharing, meaning Scottish people who don’t always get all the news but we all share so we can, end up not getting the full story 😦 I am just saying Peter and I mean no offence my friend. So I hope I can share the video here with a link? Please? So I can inform myself and others can inform themselves and their friends…Thanks man!! #Solidarity So I can share this above and it’s KINDA what Alex was saying….

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Alex Salmond: Maintaining the Trident Ballistic Submarine System Is Irrational
VIDEO Via Brookings Institution on You Tube (Way back in 2013)

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Story Via: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/18/navy-whistleblower-on-run-alleged-trident-safety-failings

A Royal Navy submariner who blew the whistle on a catalogue of alleged security failings around the Trident nuclear programme has said he will hand himself in to police. Analysis Trident whistleblower needs to be listened to, even if he is exaggerating We do not have to believe Able Seaman William McNeilly to be anxious about the picture he paints of the problems with UK fleet of nuclear submarines

Able Seaman William McNeilly, 25, a newly qualified engineer, claimed that Britain’s nuclear deterrent was a “disaster waiting to happen” in a report detailing 30 alleged safety and security breaches, including a collision between HMS Vanguard and a French submarine during which a senior officer thought: “We’re all going to die.”

McNeilly wrote that a chronic shortage of personnel meant that it was “a matter of time before we’re infiltrated by a psychopath or a terrorist; with this amount of people getting pushed through”. The police and the navy launched a hunt for McNeilly after he failed to report back for work last week at the Faslane submarine base on the Clyde. But on Monday morning he said he would hand himself over to the authorities despite facing a possible prosecution under the Official Secrets Act 1989

Speaking to the BBC, McNeilly said: “I’m not hiding from arrest; I will be back in the UK in the next few days and I will hand myself in to the police.  Prison – such a nice reward for sacrificing everything to warn the public and government. Unfortunately that’s the world we live in. I know it’s a lot to sacrifice and it is a hard road to walk down, but other people need to start coming forward.” In the 19-page report, titled The Secret Nuclear Threat and published online alongside a picture of his UK passport and Royal Navy identity card, McNeilly said he wanted “to break down the false images of a perfect system that most people envisage exists”.

He described bags going unchecked and said it was “harder getting into most nightclubs” than into control rooms, with broken pin code systems and guards failing to check passes. “All it takes is someone to bring a bomb on board to commit the worst terrorist attack the UK and the world has ever seen,” he wrote. McNeilly, who said he was on patrol with HMS Victorious from January to April, accused navy bosses of covering up a collision between HMS Vanguard and a French submarine in the Atlantic Ocean in February 2009.

At the time Ministry of Defence officials played down the incident and said the Vanguard had sustained only “scrapes”. But McNeilly said a navy chief who was on board at the time told him afterwards: “We thought, this is it – we’re all going to die.” The more senior submariner allegedly told McNeilly that the French vessel “took a massive chunk out of the front of HMS Vanguard” and grazed the side of the boat. Bottles of high-pressured air came loose in the collision, he claimed, meaning the British submarine had to return slowly to Faslane to prevent them from exploding. He also raised concerns about a number of his fellow seamen, including one whose hobbies he claimed were killing small animals and watching extreme pornography. Another submariner, whom he named only as “Pole”, had threatened to kill two fellow navy personnel and was routinely aggressive, McNeilly claimed.

He described how HMS Vanguard’s missile compartment doubled up as a gym, leading to potentially disastrous mishaps when seamen dropped weights near the boat’s missile firing system. McNeilly said he raised these and other concerns through the chain of command on multiple occasions, but that “not once did someone even attempt to make a change”.

The whistleblower also revealed that there had allegedly been a fire in the missile compartment when the boatwas in harbour. He claimed the blaze was sparked by overheated cables setting light to stacks of toilet roll. “The chief said if it had been at sea there would’ve been about 50 dead bodies on three deck because of the amount of people struggling to find an emergency breathing system,” he claimed. McNeilly said his decision to go public was “the easiest yet most painful” of his life, and that he had “sacrificed everything” to make the claims. He wrote that he was hopeful of receiving a pardon from David Cameron when he handed himself in to the police. “I also believe it’s in the prime minister’s best interests to release me. Prosecuting someone for alerting the people and the government to a major threat isn’t a good image for any government,” he added.

Angus Robertson, the Scottish National party leader in Westminster, described the claims as extremely concerning and said the allegations add weight to calls to scrap Trident altogether. He said: “It reads as a nightmare catalogue of serious safety breaches aboard and alongside these nuclear-armed submarines … Shortages of all types of crew on these submarines has been well-documented and the description of personnel in extremely stressful situations must be alarming given the huge responsibility some of these sailors are given.

“Failure to follow standard safety procedures is unacceptable in any workplace but on a Vanguard submarine on patrol it could result in extreme tragedy not just for those on board but indeed for the entire planet.” A Royal Navy spokeswoman said on Monday that the service disagreed with McNeilly’s assessment, describing the report as containing “a number of subjective and unsubstantiated personal views”.

The spokeswoman said it was right for the allegations to be investigated but that the publishing of the report did not pose a security risk. She added: “The Royal Navy takes security and nuclear safety extremely seriously and we are fully investigating both the issue of the unauthorised release of this document and its contents. “The naval service operates its submarine fleet under the most stringent safety regime and submarines do not go to sea unless they are completely safe to do so.”

End Story

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Here is a good article to back up, with better knowledge I am saying: http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2014/10/12/the-case-for-scotland-making-a-unilateral-declaration-of-independence-in-may-2015/

I heard of a possible Unilateral Declaration of Scottish Independence from the late Robin Cook MP in 1983 at the Labour Party Conference in Perth City Hall. I asked Robin about Labour’s prospects at the election. We will win Scotland, we agreed but it looked like another Thatcher victory due to English dominance of seat numbers.

He then said How can we let the Scottish people suffer another Tory government hell-bent on union destruction and driving down living standards? I am seriously considering leading all Scottish Labour MP’s over the burning bridge to join with the SNP and declare UDI

I went to School with Robin's son. Born in 1973, same as me. Robin was a good man. What does this image say to you? or suggest? Be Honest!!

I went to School with Robin’s son. Born in 1973, same as me. Robin was a good man. What does this image say to you? or suggest? Be Honest!!

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