Friday, 7 February 2014
The French adore frogs, snails, wine, garlic and onions. The French enjoy kissing each other, and love to love.
In Canada's Quebec they speak French, one would imagine that many of the population consider themselves to be of a French disposition. Back in 1995, when the inhabitants were balloted on independence, they narrowly opted to stay part of Canada. Allegedly, a tactic called a "lovebomb" helped forge this collective decision, "rallies being held appealing to voters to embrace their Canadian identity". Daily Record
The same linked article claims that British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is using the same "lovebombing" tactics to persuade the Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom come referendum day. Yesterday, he made a speech from London's Olympic Park : "Seven months to do all we can to keep our United Kingdom as one, to save the most extraordinary country in history...Those voting are our friends, neighbours and family. Let the message ring out from Manchester, from Belfast to Bute: ‘We want you to stay’."
The Scottish don't go in for frogs, snails or "love" in the same manner as the French. The also don't like Mr. Cameron's political party - The Conservatives - very much.
Yesterday, another Conservative MP, Rory Stewart, sung from the same song sheet. Rory is organising a 100,000 gathering along "old, foreign, Roman, Hadrian's Wall" on July 19th : "Because in the end what matters is not the wall that divides us but the human ties that bind in the name of love." The 19th July is the anniversary of the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333, where the Scots got scalped and the English rejoiced, seeing it as payback for Bannockburn.
Roman Emperor Hadrian had "divine instruction" to "keep intact the empire", but "scholars disagree" as to why the wall was actually built. wiki
Rory Stewart is not just a Conservative MP. He tutored Princes' William and Harry at Oxford. In his own gap year he was commissioned into the Black Watch, on 2/11/91. He was a senior coalition official in occupied Iraq. He has carried out "cultural work" in Afghanistan. He received an OBE at the age of 31. He is a member of the Beefsteak Club, a glance at the letters after the member's names speaks volumes.
One thing about the Scots, is that they don't like being told what to do. Whilst a lot of them allegedly don't like the English very much. Thus when they hear "toffee-noses" calling for them to do something in the name of "love", they may well decide to do the opposite. Which appears to be the game plan.