End of. Full Stop.

Isn’t it funny how things change in a couple of years. A couple of years ago the merest hint from European leaders that they’d prefer no changes to the existing settlement were spun into massive threats to veto Scottish membership of the EU. In fact even when those European representatives were talking about something else entirely, as was the case with the Croatian ambassador talking about the hurdles his country faced in gaining membership of the EU as it recovered from war and communist rule, it was still presented to us by Unionist politicians and media as a death blow for independence hopes. Yet here we are two years later, and now even explicit statements from EU leaders that the UK is kidding itself on if it thinks it can get special treatment from the EU post-Brexit are airily dismissed by our Tory masters. Because Britain is special. Britain is great. Normal rules of common sense don’t apply.

This week the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said that if the UK wants full access to the single market, then it has to accept free movement of people. He added it would be impossible for British citizens to have more rights than citizens of other countries outside the single market. However Fluffy Mundell, who is the Tory governor general of Scotland when he’s not doing his day job modelling fashion accessories for Paddington Bear, waved away what the Italian PM had to say with a flick of his polyester fibre stuffed paw. According to the Fluffmeister, who’s now an expert in international geopolitics as well as being the Tory McDictator General and Maymessage Bot, the Italian PM was just sounding off.

One after another EU leaders have lined up to tell the British government that it’s not going to get a preferential deal. Malta’s PM said recently that any deal secured by the UK needed to be worse than remaining a part of the EU. The Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that Europe would make sure that any exit from the EU would be very painful for Britain. That’s Malta and Slovakia, a tiny island of a few hundred thousand people, and a landlocked central European country of a few million poeople, both of which now have considerably more influence in determining the future of Scotland than the people of Scotland do. That’s what happens when Scotland is dragged along as a part of the UK into things we didn’t vote for. We’re now subject to small countries who have more power and influence than Scotland does, yet during the indyref we were constantly told that Scotland couldn’t have any power or influence as an independent country because we’re a small country. The truth is that it’s as a part of Britain that we have no power or influence. Instead we have Fluffy Mundell.

Meanwhile, according to the Guardian, German officials mutter that Mutter Merkel is getting less and less impressed by May by the day. Germany is rapidly coming to the conclusion that it’s not that May is guarding her negotiating position closely, it’s that she doesn’t actually have one. And in the vacuum of official UK policy we get hard right clowns like Liam Fox mouthing off instead. Mind you, Liam Fox is a vacuum all by himself. In this mess of a Brexit, Britain is heading for the worst of all possible outcomes, no access to the EU single market, no freedom of movement of people, trade tariffs with the EU. There’s a very real prospect that you might have to apply for a visa to go to Spain for a holiday, not that you’ll be able to buy much once you’re there because the arse will fall out the pound once the big financial institutions desert the City of London because they’ll have lost their passport to trade freely with the EU. Fluffy Mundell says all this is sounding off, as he waves his stuffed arms. Because Britain is special. Britain is great. Normal rules of common sense don’t apply.

The Tories are more concerned about those of us who’re seeking a realistic path out of the shambles of Brexmess that they have created than they are in finding solutions to their own disaster. How dare that Nicola Sturgeon try to use Brexit as an excuse for another indyref, said Fluffy, and Big Ted and Little Bear nodded in agreement as they sat down for tea in their red white and blue scarves. There’s not going to be another indyref, they chorused. End of. Full Stop. Because when you end your Tweets with End of. Full Stop. that’s a definitive end to the argument that supercedes any other facts or opinions.

Remember how during the EU referendum campaign Michael Gove said that it was possible that Scotland could control aspects of its own immigration policy post-Brexit. That’s now been definitively ruled out. Scotland getting a special deal within the UK in order to remain a part of the EU once the rest of the UK has left looks as likely as Fluffy taking off his wellingtons and his duffel coat and covering himself in marmalade during an interview with Gordon Brewer. How things change in two years, remember when the Tories were assuring us that Scotland’s voice would be respected, that we’d be a leader in this most perfect partnership of nations. Now we know that the reason they were saying stay with us Scotland, was so that they can take Scotland to places where we’ve told them that we don’t want to go.

The options for respecting the Scottish result of the recent referendum are growing increasingly narrow, yet Fluffy is appalled that anyone might consider the only option that can actually keep Scotland within the EU, a second indyref. If his own party had kept the promises that the Better Together campaign made to the people of Scotland during the first independence referendum campaign, then there would be no one asking for a second independence referendum. He’s only got his polyester fibre stuffed lying government to blame. End of. Full stop.

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21 comments on “End of. Full Stop.

  1. […] Wee Ginger Dug End of. Full Stop. […]

  2. gavin says:

    “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering”.
    Winnie the Pooh.

    Fluffy the Pooh—– 2016—does nothing, goes along, can’t hear us Scots, and doesn’t bother.

  3. Iain says:

    “Michael Gove”. Remember when he had a future?

  4. fillofficer says:

    the union. end of. full stop.

  5. Alasdair Macdonald says:

    I loved this one. Often, fulminations can sound or read better than their content actually says (‘full of sound and fury signifying nothing’) but this hit the right spots while giving us the lights and the music. Mr Kavanagh is not an idiot-tale-teller.

    The unionists do not know what to do. They are playing for time. It gives them time to continue to rake in the goodies. And, of course, they can scuttle off to their islands and European hideaways, with their wealth sheltered in tax havens.

    The reason that the independence opinion polls show only minor fluctuations is because so many thoughtful NOES, have no alternative information on which to make a considered judgment. I hope a number will eventually decide that nothing is coming soon from Westminster and that the SG, at least is doing things, getting allies, exploring possibilities.

  6. FM says:


  7. The Darling Duds of May, the Three Brexiteers wander the world blabbing any nonsense that comes into their heads, from Prosecco guzzling, to Turkey, to free access to the EU market but no free movement of Johnny Foreigner on this sceptre’d isle.

    If we had described the hellish outcome of the Brexit vote, and listed a Where Are They Now status of the key players before the vote, at best we would have been consigned to a padded cell, at worst. publicly lambasted as scaremongers.

    If we thought that Cameron, Osborne, May, Corbyn and MC Donnell were as bad as it got Down There, we now have May as PM, who actually thinks that she, along with Johnson, Davis, and room sharing Fox, have plenipotentiary powers, to draw up a Brexit strategy, set out the UK’s terms and conditions, negotiate with EU27, agree an exit package, and force it upon the UK citizenry without so much as a by your leave.
    We can forget scrutiny by WM apparently.
    Mad Boris will decide.

    Those 4 hoarse men of the Apocalypse actually believe that Brexit means that what they say goes. End of.

    We of an independent mind are guilty of Thought Crime, according to Big Brother Mundell.
    How dare we consider Independence. War is Peace, you fecking Nats.

    When the effect of QE cushioning by Carney at the BoE wears off, £60 billions in free money to the banks (Kerching !) and £10 billion in bonds underwritten every month, and Brexit starts to bite, and Toyota and the Money Men actually begin to move to the Continent, when the Silver Swallows in France and Spain see their monthly income reduced by a third, and faced with medical bills, when there is no longer freedom of movement or employment for Loyal Brits within the EU, and their Prosecco costs you 8% more, and hundreds of thousands of Leave workers jobs are lost to the continent, perhaps even diehard No voters Up Here may consider Self Determination and Remain in the EU as the only choice left.

    I will brook no argument that Ruth Davidson, Ian Murray, David Mundell, Alistair Carmichael, Kezia Dugdale, or Willie Polyester Rennie speaks on my behalf via May Johnson Fox and Davis.
    My head is not buttoned up the back.
    There is a gathering rage now.
    We shall no longer stand by meekly while they load us into cattle trucks for transport to Merrie Isolated England and its Colonies.
    A tremendous piece of controlled disdain, Paul. Thanks for keeping it real.

    • Anne says:

      Jack, I just read that it is International Blasphemy Rights Day so gaun yersel and let it rip!

      • Anne, I met a chap on the terracings of New Kilbowie at a Clydebank Hearts game many moons ago, who approached me and asked me if I knew, well, my father, my namesake, since I looked very like him.
        He identified my dad as being his journeyman in John Brown’s where he served his time, and referred to my dad as ‘the wee gaffer who never swore’.
        Which was true. We knew we were in trouble and headed for the hills when my eternally patient father uttered ‘Blast!’
        Unfortunately, I have not inherited his temperate nature or language.
        I wrote,’Xrist on a bike’, the other day.
        Does that count as blasphemy?
        Mundell Davidson Rennie, and Murray Carmichael and Mundell may even have tested my Dad’s patience.
        I doubt it, but it would have been close.
        To borrow from the goons; they are a right bunch of Gruntfuttocks. (q.v.)

        Not long now.

  8. Speaking of Theresa May, did you see this (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/30/uk-heading-for-hard-brexit-say-european-diplomats)? “As pressure grows, the prime minister is ploughing through hundreds of pages of briefing papers on all aspects of EU policy. After six years at the Home Office, she knows justice and home affairs inside out, but is having to learn at speed the intricacies of the customs union and the impact of Brexit on 38 economic sectors. She wants to master the detail before revealing her hand, an approach closer to Gordon Brown than to her immediate predecessor, David Cameron.”

    • gavin says:

      Big Treeza strikes me as a School Perfect type, keeping the wee weans in line by an aggressive and “inyerface” attitude. A pat on her head from teacher, and her personality was formed.
      Now she is Capo di Capo among the Square heads and nothing can be decided without her say so. Luckily she has only the Three Stooges+ Fluffy to boss around. The consequences for the rest of us is genuinely serious. Independence is a risk to our standards of living, but not as risky as sticking with these loopy Britnat separatists.

  9. Calgacus says:

    I used to think Scotland was in the position of an abused spouse but now I feel Scotland is more like a victim being dragged up a dark alley by a mugger who doesn’t want any witnesses.

  10. Patience is a Virtue says:

    A trade deal with darkest Peru for supplies of marmalade sandwiches will likley be top of the agenda now under the Conservative ‘Brexmess’ that has been inflicted upon us… rather than the best interests of the Scottish electorate, 56 of 59 MPs elected by / representing a Country that is most definitely … O’ Independent mind.

    Let us watch with some interest as events unfold, how ‘Scotland’s interests’ are represented and reflected by Scotland’s lone Conservative MP / Secretary of State for Scotland.

  11. May was the headliner on BBC News Where We Are Tonight.
    No veto, we will be consulted but ‘the UK Government will negotiate the exit. We’ll do as we’re told by our Imperial Mistress.
    On a Scottish referendum 2?
    There ‘should not be one’.
    No Fluffy, no Ruthie, no Duggie, no Harvie (well he’s joined Better Together, has he not?) no Polyester Man.
    End of. Full stop.
    Well done to Sally Magnusson and the Scottish Branch of the Unionist Broadcasting machine. A wee sinecure at the Washington desk, perhaps?
    Have a great week end, fellow colonial serfs.
    Back in your box.

    • gavin says:

      Yup, this BBC Hootsman evening news was a new low.
      An “interview” with planted questions for pre rehearsed answers ( who in Scotland is calling for a veto?) and lots of Britnat Propaganda from an unelected PM.
      Honestly this was an affront. Neues Deutschland with pictures.

      • Nobody born in Scotland is allowed to comment on BBC News Where You Are,
        An English woman who, a few weeks ago was a minister in Came5on’s Cabinet, is now dictating my children’s and their children’s futures. I don’t think so.
        This is an omnishamblesfarce.

  12. Movy says:

    ‘If his own party had kept the promises that the Better Together campaign made to the people of Scotland during the first independence referendum campaign, then there would be no one asking for a second independence referendum.’ So true.

  13. Bill Hume says:

    Nailed. End of. Full stop.

  14. Brian Powell says:

    “Germany is rapidly coming to the conclusion that it’s not that May is guarding her negotiating position closely, it’s that she doesn’t actually have one.”
    I told German friends this some while back, and they said that can’t be possible, no one would do start Brexit in those circumstances. How I laughed.
    Still, there is now a Dept for Brexit with a kitty of £65 M a year and apparently 500 staff. However in the ideas office, tumble weed.

  15. Don McKillop says:

    Just back from Germany and all the people I spoke to there are very aware that Scotland voted to stay. They are not too happy about the English vote. They will welcome Scotland with open arms.

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