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22 Feb, 16 tweets, 10 min read
@stonesister7 @FerretScot I agree, that is one to watch and to be alert to its' motivations and agenda.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot I have sensed the undercurrent in devolution and especially 'reserved matters' or more specifically, the current day reinterpretation of these to suit an agenda other than what we are accustomed to, in a democracy.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot The offensive over #ScottishIndependence, running roughshod over the rights of self-determination, for each of the four nations/province comprising UK.

UK is NOT a country but a union of four nations/province; each having distinctive histories, cultures and needs.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot I don't know if you agree, but the deployment of the union flag currently serves to impose the will of a mutated England over that of the other nations/province, overriding their distinctive heritages in the process.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "Professor Michael Keating, the chair of Scottish politics at the University of Aberdeen, told BBC Radio Scotland's The Sunday Show that the idea of Unionism is being made into one overarching idea of British Unionism, which never existed before devolution."
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "He noted that ideas of Unionism in Scotland and Northern Ireland were different to each other and before devolution these were given a great deal of recognition."

It seems that NI is being manipulated at this time to serve needs of others, according to an undisclosed agenda.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "He said: "From 1999 the Unionist parties conceded devolution, but on the other hand they seem to have lost that sense of the Union being different things."
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "Now that the Union is under pressure, they are trying to reinvent Unionism as something it never really was, namely a single thing right across all the nations of the United Kingdom and they just don’t fit together."
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "These Unions are very different things because these Unions are very different in nature so it’s becoming rather forced. Unionism then - rather than being an umbrella within which these various national identities could co-exist and co-operate - "
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "- has become a bit of a national identity itself with all this stuff about the Britishness debate and British values.""

But Brexiter ideology is NOT British and does not represent 'British' values and beliefs.

Brexit Britain is NOT Britain!!
@stonesister7 @FerretScot Tories have never articulated the agenda they pursue for Brexit - because they know UK citizens would never accept it.

Agreements to enter into union with England were actioned pre-Brexit and must now be reviewed and assessed by Scotland, Wales and NI.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot Brexit is English Tory by definition and arrogantly presumes subservient agreement from Scotland, Wales and NI, without requesting the consent of these nations/province.
@stonesister7 @FerretScot "Keating thinks that a conversation needs to be had around "rethinking Westminster sovereignty" where the central UK Government respects the decisions of devolved governments and not intervene in devolved matters."
@stonesister7 @FerretScot Independent Scotland could freely enter unions deemed to be mutually beneficial to Scotland but it would be the choice of Scots and not the will of others, imposed on Scotland resulting in exploitation of Scotland's people and resources, to the detriment of Scottish heritage.

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