If you are Scottish, you will not like what follows.
In 1999, Labour politician and later Scottish First Minister-from 2000-2001-Henry McLeish signed away ownership to the waters surrounding Scotland. He gave away oil, gas, fish, and all that presumed wave-power the Scots thought were theirs by birthright.
Have we learned yet? Politicians never give. But they take plenty. It doesn't even have to belong to them in the first place.
If there was ever a reason for the 5.2 million Scots to rise up, or at least enter Lawful Rebellion, it is this.
Read it and weep, my Scottish cousins. Then, cause a stramash. It's in your DNA. You are good at it when you need to be. Remember the Poll Tax? That was a scratch. This is an amputation. As usual, you were not asked. It all happened in secret.
Is it the United Kingdom’s Sea?
Or, all as listed as ‘united’ in the UN under the 12 mile Limit? To be eventually transferred to the EU for its Motorway in the Sea?
In fact it was a Labour government led by Tony Blair that ordered this bizarre act of treachery towards the people of Scotland and it was a senior Scottish Labour politician, Henry McLeish that sanctioned it. What is even worse is the fact that the whole affair was conducted in secret at committee level denying the House of Commons or the Scottish Parliament an opportunity to properly debate the issue.
Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
Tuesday 23 March 1999
[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]
Draft Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 But here=
MSPs call for 6000 square miles of fishing waters to be returned to Scottish Murray Ritchie and Graeme Smith 10 Dec 1999
Ben Wallace: We are aware, especially within our regional devolved national Parliament, that we have different political agendas. My colleagues in the Scottish National Party would like to have greater influence above the national level and directly into Europe. As a member of a unionist party, I favour a different method. I was interested to know how constitutional regions fitted in at a national level and Mr Dammeyer has answered my question.
Mr Dammeyer: (simultaneous interpretation) We have to respect that Scotland is a nation but, at the European level and in the European discussion, Scotland is like a region.
Colin Campbell: In size, but not in spirit. End of quotes
The above complete is here:-
The shocking thing about this secret order is that it was not openly discussed in the Commons, passed by the House of Lords and then passed by a very select Labour and Liberal committee in the Scottish Office.
or read this pdf file on Scotland reduced fishing zone.
Why did the UK Government do this and why was it not debated in the House of Commons? Is it for the same reason I have put in the Title? The United Kingdom’s Sea. All as listed as ‘united’ in the UN under the 12 mile Limit, to be transferred eventually to the EU for its “Motorway in the Sea”? To make sure you realise this is not a fabrication of the truth, here you can access the “Official” Documents.
you will note that many changes were made (See Falklands too) in 2009.
A must read for interested Parties the UK’s Standard note. Here:
Conclusion:-This paper has shown that the advent of North Sea oil has completely overturned the traditional economic arguments used against Scottish nationalism. An independent Scotland could now expect to have massive surpluses both on its budget and on its balance of payments and with theproper husbanding of resources this situation could last for a very long time into the future.
And this is why Scotland wishes to be independent from the UK.
European Union today, UK Library Note. Just in case they have forgotten what they have done!
The REAL treachery and tragedy for the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland started in 1972.
My thanks to Peggy (made up name) for the piece. Great research!