It seem that Unionist Politicians are intent on using the Olympic Games in attempt to block the move to Scottish Inexpedience .
According to Scotland on Sunday The Better Together campaign have said that Danny Boyle’s achievement was in successfully projecting to the entire country a new and more positive image of Britain which would have huge resonance among people across the country, including Scotland.
Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander, a leading Labour Unionist said:
“Friday’s opening ceremony was a big cultural moment that will impact on our sense of ourselves and politics here in Scotland even after the athletes have headed home. To win the referendum the Nationalists need to convince us that the rest of the UK has become so foreign a place with such different values that we should split apart.
“Friday’s ceremony did something completely different – by attempting to capture and define the essence of Britishness it reminded millions of us what we so cherish.”Alex Salmon's response was to state
“This puerile attempt to politicise the Olympics certainly wouldn’t win any medals. With the latest poll putting the SNP even further in the lead than last year’s election landslide, and independence ahead of every other constitutional option, Douglas Alexander and his colleagues in the Tory-led anti-independence campaign are clearly getting desperate,But of course the build up to the Olympics which has consecutively with the the Jubilee celebrations to the extent that if the satirical programe 2012 hadn't mocked it we might have seen jubilimpics used throughout the last few months.
During the Torch relay the organisers made sure to hand out Union Jacks to the public as the Torch and cameras passed by ( and then took them back) and made sure not to focus on any other signs of identity.
And I can only suspect that the constant use of "British" by BBC commentators is because they are on some kind of bonus to use it so many times per hour! Though some seem to forget themselves (John Inverdale) and still use England..
The Olympics may boost the Union for a few months especially if the UK reaches their medals target. But if they fai the Gold will tarnish even quicker when the true cost emerges.
What the Unionist fail to realise is that for many of us the Union Jack may be the flag over our champions but when they return home it will be Yr Draig Goch , Scottish Saltaire, and Cornwalls Saint Piran's Flag greeting them (Northern Ireland may be a bit complicated.
Lets face if Wales as and Independent Nation were to return from a future Olympic Games with just one Gold medal it would shine even more brightly .