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Scottish independence gets the Taiwan animation treatment, Jimmy

by | 13th, January 2012

WHO wants independence for Scotland? Mel Gibson, that’s who. And he’s a Celtic fan. Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron are debating over a referendum on independence of Scotland. Salmond wants to be a leader of a free land (surely famous, of historial importance and powerful? -ed) and Cameron wants the thing decided quickly.

(The referendum is pencilled in for 2014 – 707 years after Mel Gibson’s death!)

Salmond recently declared his intention to hold a referendum in the fall of 2014. That’s when Tory austerity cuts are expected to hit Scotland hard, while Scottish national pride gets a boost from the Ryder Cup, Commonwealth Games and the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, when the Scots under Robert Bruce scored a decisive victory over the English in the First War of Scottish Independence.

Cameron, whose Conservative Party has only one Scottish MP in Westminster, is supported in his desire to hold a referendum before 2014 by Liberal Party leader Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband. Westminster maintains that only the British Parliament has the legal power to hold a valid referendum on Scotland’s future.

Of course, the matter should be decided by the British decathlon: darts, shove ha’penny, crown green bowls, snooker, British bulldog, stretch, stick in the mud, murder in the dark, cribbage and French cricket.

Posted: 13th, January 2012 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink