Saturday, 7 June 2014

Foreign Leader intervenes in Scottish Referendum,


Unionist Labour and Tory politicians as well as the media are crowing with delight  over US Barrack Obama seeming Intervention in the Scottish independence debate.
When asked at a G7 news conference in Brussels what the votes in Scotland and Europe meant to him and the people of the United States, Obama said the Scottish vote was for Scots to decide but that the United States wanted a "united" partner.
"From the outside at least it looks like things have worked pretty well and we obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we will ever have remains a strong, robust, united and effective partner,"

We can only wonder what the reaction would  be if any other foreign national leader  sought to seemingly influence a internal referendum (more below)

Or indeed if Obama had indicated that he saw no reason  why Scotland should not join the community of Nations.

There also seems little coverage of his call for the Uk to remain in the EU

But anyway as the Rev Stuart Campbell AKA Wings over Scotland in a Phone Programmer Obama’s intervention was a awkward, halting delivery from a usually brilliant speaker


But lets be clear Obama is no longer the magical Saviour of the World we pinned our hope on when he was first elected ,and his 2009 award of the Nobel Peace Prize which appears to be for what he might do in the future , is being to look like a very poor choice.

But not as bad as when back in January  the former USSR's leading news agency  reported  David  Cameron's Government sought  the backing of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the battle against Scottish independence, the former USSR's leading news agency has report
Official Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported that David Cameron's office wants support on the referendum from Putin's government
Official Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported that David Cameron's office wants support on the referendum from Putin's government
Itar-Tass, citing a source in the Conservative Prime Minister's office, said Britain was "extremely interested" in referendum support from Russia, which this year holds the presidency of the influential G8 group of rich industrial nations.
I imagine  after the intervention by the Russian President in the Ukraine that has been shelved or more likely locked a way in a dark cellar .
But it does look like Cameron's confidence in the Better Together campaign is so weak that he is seeking help from foreign leaders to help him in a internal matter.


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