Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Yes. No. Who Cares?

The UK government has formally rejected a call from Scotland's first minister for a second independence referendum. Johnson said a referendum would "continue the political stagnation Scotland has seen for the past decade". And he said Sturgeon had previously pledged that the 2014 referendum would be a "once in a generation" vote.

This decision may lead to a constitutional confrontation similar to Catalonia's unapproved referendum.

 However, it should be no concern to us, the working people of Scotland.

The message of socialism is global. It reaches across the artificial national boundaries erected by government. 

The task of the Scottish workers is that of the workers everywhere — to fight against capitalism whatever the national flag under which it hides. 

The task of socialists is to keep this issue always to the fore, not to rouse deadly national rivalries which obscure the class divisions in society and hinder the growth of socialism. 

Another duty of socialists when they declare their opposition to Holyrood is to show clearly and unmistakably that they are also against Westminster and free from the suspicion of condoning its actions. 

Socialism is worldwide. For years we have affirmed it.


Unknown said...

absolute bollox

ajohnstone said...

Your reasoned counter-argument is very much appreciated.