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Did STV just come out in favour of the Union?

8 August 2014

6:20 PM

8 August 2014

6:20 PM

STV were left red faced after the live streaming of the independence debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling broke down, which meant viewers outside Scotland were unable to watch it on TV. The broadcaster has just issued an apology to anyone who signed up – the majority of whom were presumably English. Mr S was most heartened to receive this mea culpa.

More heartening though was the seemingly coded pro-union message embedded in the email. Beneath the images, a rather desperate message appeared: ‘Don’t leave us!’

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Now Mr S knows how important impartiality is to the broadcaster, given that earlier this year STV left the CBI after the body formally backed the campaign against independence. And while he would never dream of suggesting STV may have just relinquished their impeccably impartial position, it’s good to know that on some matters, we really are better together.

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  • William Clark

    How could any sentient being think that Scotland funds ‘London’? Has ‘Mr Rumbles’ had a labotomy? Be independent with pleasure but don’t talk utter nonsense.

  • william martin

    Personally I thought Darlings blood pressure had gone through the roof shouting and repeating himself erratically Salmond the political street fighter cool as a cucumber a proffesional politician unlike Darling

  • doug Rumbles

    we are nae leaving the planet or shifting our country away somewhere.we are merely taking full control of our affairs and future..its a perfectley rational thing to do.lots of countries have done it and quite well..they certainley would not go back ..england should try it..surely you have lots of natural resources to fund Republic of London yourselves..

  • https://sites.google.com/site/deanjackson60/home Dean Jackson

    The concept of Union has always meant security from outside invasion. What else would bring two diverse cultures together, the Celts of Scotland and the Anglo-Saxon Normans of England? And the threat of foreign invasion is more subtle today, even unseen, because the enemy is weak in numbers, hence the enemy’s need to conceal its identity. Who is this enemy that threatens Britain?

    The enemy is within and without, and are Marxists who’ve co-opted the political parties of the West, including the West’s leading institutions, from the media to religion. We know this to be true not only because we were warned of the enemy within by KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn in 1962, but because the West’s institutions failed to warn its populations that the collapse of the USSR (and East Bloc nations) was a strategic disinformation operation, as proved by the West’s failure to not only verify the collapse, but de-Communize the Soviet Armed Forces officer corps (which was 90% Communist Party officered in late 1991), and failure to de-mobilize the six-million vigilantes that assisted the Soviet Ministry of Interior and militia to control the populations in the larger Soviet cities.

    The West’s fate depended on verification of the collapse of the USSR, verification’s absence proving co-option of the West’s institutions. On the Soviet side, there could be no collapse when (1) the Soviet Armed Forces officer corps remained Communist Party dominated; and (2) six-million vigilantes continued to control the population.

    In order for Scotland to decide on Union or independence, Scots must be armed with all the information that’s necessary to make the correct decision. The co-opted media will not present the facts as laid out above.

    • Gwangi

      ‘What else would bring two diverse cultures together, the Celts of Scotland and the Anglo-Saxon Normans of England?’
      Except that that is an invented fantasy, cobbled together every bit as much as the idea that Scots had tartan, kilts and the Highland Games 1000 years ago (these hallmarks of Scottishness were actually all invented by Walter Scott and the English Victorians and imposed on a nation divided Picts, Scots, Irish, English, Viking, Saxon, Norman, Highlands, Lowlands, Borders – and between Catholics and Protestants: more Scots fought AGAINST ‘Bonnie Price Charlie than for him, doncha know?)
      The very word ‘Celts’ describes an invented myth – genetically and in terms of DNA the population of Scotland and England are hardly different. Normans were only 1% of the British population. The myth that the Anglo-Saxons replaced Celts in England is absurd. Most people stayed where they were and most native white Brits are descended from those living here 10,000 years ago.
      Just thought I’d point out the facts. Which can be proven now via DNA testing of origin.

      • https://sites.google.com/site/deanjackson60/home Dean Jackson

        I’ll certainly research your DNA observations, but you misread my post. I said, “What else would bring two diverse cultures together…”, so your claim that DNA differences between the Scots and English are minimal is not germane to my comment.

  • Wessex Man

    No such thing! It’s just another sign that the whole thing is sinking into farce, whilst giving us English a belly laugh it’s sad that the Fat Controller couldn’t hold it together for a few more weeks and of rid us of the Scots for good.

  • RoadrunnerNick

    The correct spelling, Mr Steerpike, is ‘mea culpa’.

    • Corlyss

      I was about to say that very thing . . . Editing, never mind education, is so hard to come by these days.

  • Alec

    STV were left red faced after the live streaming of the independence debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling broke down, which meant viewers outside Scotland were unable to watch it on TV.

    Never mind… highlights are here.

    ~alec

  • james allen

    You might be scraping the barrel a bit there, Mr S….

    • Archibald Heatherington

      Just a tad. I think I’ll have a look and see if any of the words in their announcement are Unionist anagrams, now, shall I? That ought to be revealing.

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