Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Light-hearted Look At The Case For Scottish Independence

Thankfully Scots are quite good at laughing at themselves. Maybe it's our way of handling the inferior complex we have inherited from previous generations. Now the debate is underway it's good to have a little humour involved to lift the mood.

Precious Few Heroes explores many of the myths and misconceptions that surround the debate.

The film was written by Jack Foster and Alan Hunter, also examines the history of the movement, from the very foundations of the Union in 1707, to the North Sea oil discoveries of the 70s, to devolution, exports, inventions and economics.

But remember, this film is past history. We need to start planning our future history.

Keep positive!


Gedguy said...

I think that the Scottish parliament should put up a huge sign above the Presiding Officer's chair with the words from Burns:

'Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation'

to remind all MSPs of the betrayal of the Scottish peoples.

Brian said...

Or, outside, a banner with the words from the Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band:

"No Matter Who You Vote For the Government Always Gets In (Heigh Ho)"

to remind all voters to pay their taxes promptly. :)

Gedguy said...


Or as my father used to say:
"Never vote for a man who wants to be a politician".

pa_broon74 said...

This is a bit more like it.

A reasonable measured approach to the independence argument.

I'll think about posting it on facebook... I think I will anyway just to annoy that pal who reacted so negatively to the last one.


Gedguy said...


Too late. I've already done it.


Michele said...

Gedguy Agreed - and underneath why not :-

"... For never but by British hands
Maun British wrangs be righted !"
"...While we sing God save the King
We'll ne'er forget the People!"

Also by Burns, instigated I believe by some shenanigans over in France.

EU anyone?

footdee said...

Michele-----------------Rab was forced to thoses words by an agent of the exchecker threatening him with loss of his custom job--------however he did take part with the audience in the dumfries theatre in a sing song praising the French revolution ----thats problable why he was threatened.

footdee said...

Michele---forgot to add that even in those days the forces of reaction were unionist

Brian said...

A few points about the excellent film:

Scotland is more than capable of running its own affairs as Scottish men and women essentially ran the British Empire.
The Dominion of Newfoundland gave up self-government for direct rule from Britain in 1934.

I must also disagree with the contention that Lady Thatcher was the cause of the collapse Conservative/Unionist support in Scotland - it always had shallow roots:

Finally, I wonder why there was no mention of Wendy Wood, Hugh MacDiarmid and Arthur Donaldson.

subrosa said...

Glad you enjoyed it Gedguy,

subrosa said...

A friend of mine says that Brian. :)

subrosa said...

I've posted it on my Facebook page pa_broon. :)

subrosa said...

Maybe they couldn't fit everyone in Brian. :)

pa_broon74 said...

The response I got was a youtube video from Naked Video's Outer Hebredes Broadcasting Corporation with Gregor Fisher (I'd supply a link but I'm at 'work' and they don't let us look st youtube, you can google it though and it pops up, so to speak.)

He commented that this is what Scottish news would be like after independence.

I think this counts as the 'too parochial' card, I replied with a video of some morris dancers commenting that that would be what English nightclubs would look like after independence

subrosa said...

Well done pa_broon. I always think humour is best in these circumstances -once you've got past your ire. :)

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