Monday, 20 January 2014

The Unions new friend. That great democrat Vladimir Putin.

Its begining to look like the Unionist are  starting to get desperate  (despite)the polls ) in finding alies for the NO side in the Scottish referendun

Thier new hero is Russian President Vladimir Putin   who has  has said the issue of Scottish independence is not a matter for Russia but is solely for the UK - while emphasising the benefits of being part of a "single, strong state".

But it looks like their wanted him to go further as the he Russian president was speaking to the BBC amid claims Downing Street had tried to encourage Moscow to oppose ­Scottish independence - which Number 10 has denied.
Putin said 

 "One should not forget being part of a single, strong state has some advantages and one should not overlook this. It's a choice for each and every people according to their circumstances." 
It's the choice the three Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania made in 1991 and I have never heard anyone say it was the wrong one.


Itar-Tass, the Russian state news agency, said over Christmas

 "Great Britain is extremely interested in the support of Russia, as holder of the G8 presidency, in two vital areas in 2014: the Afghan pull-out and the Scottish independence referendum.

" It cited an anonymous source in the office of Prime Minister David Cameron as the basis of its report.
Its report, which follows claims Cameron and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy have forged an "anti-separatist pact", sparked criticism last night from Alex Salmond.
The First Minister said:


 "This report from Russia raises serious questions about the UK Government's underhand tactics. If this is accurate, then Westminster has been caught red-handed trying to stir up hostility to Scotland instead of representing Scotland's interests - it seems the No Campaign's self-named 'Project Fear' has now gone global."
So there we have it I doubt if this Referendum  was to be held in the 1970 Unionist would have turned to the old Soviet Union or Franco quassi fascist regime  for support But it has no problem with its heirs maybe Russia embracing Capitalism whilst still having dubious democratic credentials is enough.

 



 

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