Thursday, 22 July 2010

Scotland Next?



Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia did not break international law, the United Nations' highest court ruled this week.

The non-binding opinion sets the stage for Kosovo to make a renewed application for further international recognition as a nation. International Court of Justice president, Hisashi Owada, said international law contained no "prohibition on declarations of independence".

Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008, after nearly a decade of international administration since the 1998-99 war. Its statehood has been recognised by 60 countries, including the US and most EU nations. Serbia and Russia lead a handful of others in staunchly condemning it.

It's now up to Scotland to make a stance. Will the people be brave enough? I can but dream.


17 comments:

Joe Public said...

"It's now up to Scotland to make a stance. Will the people be brave enough?..."

Or will the English beat you to it & cast the Scots adrift?

subrosa said...

I can but hope Joe. :)

Dramfineday said...

JP- please cast off for'ad and aft. Give us a kind push and lets depart friends and remain good neighbours.

PS make it as quick as you like as, while you are no a bad crew, you're hinging aboot wi some rum gadgies! (translation on application for our euro viewers)

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subrosa said...

I'll do the German translation Dram, you do the remainder. :)

RMcGeddon said...

Don't look to the United Nations for help subrosa..

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/deplorable-and-reprehensible-un-boss-savaged-by-outgoing-aide-2031240.html

http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2010/07/take-your-pick.html

I think we lack the skills of Kosovo in local knowledge of small arms training ( 5.62mm and 7.62mm heavy machine gun training) to be able to take on the government.

William said...

Scotland should aspire to be like Kosovo?! No thanks. I wouldn't even send Nicola Sturgeon to Kosovo.

subrosa said...

RM, we have a considerable presence in the British military and I have no doubt whatsoever that, if the Scots decided they wanted knowledge of small arms training, it could be done - speedily and efficiently.

subrosa said...

Your total hatred of the SNP is shining through this morning William.

Would you be surprised to know that cross-party there is a tremendous respect for Nicola Sturgeon. In fact tories and libdems publicly state that our NHS would be in far worse shape if she wasn't in charge and labour were. Because, of course, labour wanted Scotland's NHS to go down the English route of privatisation. Where's that got them? Nowhere.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Nicely done, SR. I'm going back to Yorkshire on the back of this article :-)

CrazyDaisy said...

Madame,

We are almost ready, just a few more months and the plans will be on the shelf ready to use! Writing one now :))))

CD

Sophia Pangloss said...

Ah want ma name oan that Declaration! Even if ah jist pit a X at the bottom.

subrosa said...

It's be grand to have you back GV.

subrosa said...

Sir, keep at it now. (Don't be asking the US for any advice though). ;)

Warm-ish here.

subrosa said...

Ye kin staun ahent me Sophia. :)

banned said...

Freedom for the Sanjack Of Novibazar, Now!

subrosa said...

Aye indeed banned. If we can't do it soon it'll be many years hence.

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