September 28, 2011

Whose Brine Is It Anyway?

One of my cleverer blog titles. Like it?

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.


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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?

This is what it states on the site below:  On the 23rd of March 1999 Scotland handed over jurisdiction of 6,000 square miles of North Sea to Westminster. The remarkable thing about this transaction is the fact that it occurred without the knowledge or consent of the people of Scotland. 

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.

To their eternal shame Tam Dalyell (Labour), John McAllion (Scottish Labour) and Sir Robert Smith (Scottish Liberal Democrats) sat on this committee and allowed this act of treason to be carried out without authority from the Scottish electorate or the Scottish Parliament. 

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=

To amend the Scotland Act 1998 and make provision about the functions of the Scottish Ministers; and for connected purposes.
Brought from the Commons on 22nd June 2011Debates in the UK Parliament re this Bill that is to give more powers to the Scottish Parliament.  Debated here regarding the number of SNP’s in the UK parliament etc. To amend the Scotland Act 1998 and make provision about the functions of the Scottish Ministers; and for connected purposes. Each item voted upon separately etc. Brought from the Commons on 22nd June 2011

The Bill: 


MSPs call for 6000 square miles of fishing waters to be returned to Scottish Murray Ritchie and Graeme Smith 10 Dec 1999


The Scottish Parliament seems set for a showdown with the Scotland Office and Westminster after cross-party MSPs yesterday called for the return of 6000 square miles of Scottish fisheries handed over earlier this year to England. Holyrood's Tory-chaired rural affairs committee - where Labour is in the minority - produced a critical report on the fisheries boundary issue and recommended that Scottish Secretary Dr John Reid should have the controversial decision reversed by Westminster, as demanded by Scotland's fishing fleet. Only the Government in London has the power to change the boundary again.
Labour's coalition partners in Scotland, the Liberal Democrats, abandoned the joint party line and voted with the SNP and Tories. By doing so they were adding force to moves in the Commons by Lib Dem MP Archy Kirkwood to have Westminster reinstate the old boundary. Scottish Executive spokesmen have argued since the change that technically there never was a boundary and that the decision to create one was purely for administrative reasons after devolution. The new fisheries boundary no longer bears resemblance to the boundary which delineates Scotland's territory in oil and gas fields as formalised in 1987

Scotland is a NATION not a Region!  (Then they should read this from their Parliament, European Committee,Tuesday Afternoon 22 May 2001 -- Ben Wallace (North-East Scotland) (Con): Manfred Dammeyer talked about constitutional regions. Will he define them?

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:-

1975 letter and alleged “Secret” article

The debate re Coast Guards-Why do we need to update Coast Guards? 

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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. 

Just change the /1/ to 2, the 3,the 4, then 5

If you look at 

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:  

The letter is of course dated 23 April 1975 all to do with the then The European Community, but what was the reason for the 1999 “grab”?

From page 15 of the letter, but perhaps it is better to read in full.  It should also be remembered that the Treaties are signed-without the people’s agreement-and ratified by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

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.  

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My thanks to Peggy (made up name) for the piece. Great research!



Bill said...

Sorry but none of this is shocking. We all know Blair preferred business behind closed doors, he's still doing it today and probably did prior to becoming 'Leader of the Labour Party'.

It matters not one jot at what level of government politicians are to be found they are all corrupt the only variance being degree.

It's not their fault though.
It's ours because we keep playing their games by voting and consenting to be taxed to death.

At some point a penny has to drop.
These people are aliens who have been dropped into place by other people as the last ditch line of defence against scrutiny.

The government is not ours. It never has been.

Captain Ranty said...


If Alec Salmond knows about this he ain't saying anything.

North Sea Oil & Gas has remained his central plank for at least the last ten years.

The government should be directed by the people. Not the other way around.

It's a noble cause, regaining control of it, don't you think?


James Higham said...

The Scots have their own particular ways of dealing with such traitors. Might be time for them to depart.

subrosa said...

This sticks in the craw of every politically aware Scot Ranty.

Captain Ranty said...


I don't doubt that for a second.

If only they were aware of the theft.


Captain Ranty said...


It was a nasty deception. I'd be interested to see what Eck thinks about it all.

He has to know, surely?


mescalito said...

i urge everyone to participate in group projects such as this, if we unite and execute these projects in big groups it will have a positive effect.

thank you my friends.

Anonymous said...

Nicked the bugger Capt`n, it might do the trick, I can only hope it will anyway, great artical, not a bad title either lol.