By JR on Friday, September 19, 2014
The Scottish Fascists fell at the last hurdle
The vote against independence won by a large margin
The essential features of Fascism are socialism and nationalism. And the SNP has both those characteristics in spades. Its leader, Salmond, was a far Leftist in his youth and all his policies are still of a Leftist ilk. That includes his support for Greenie causes. Hitler and Mussolini were both distinctly Green too.
And it is fascinating how Fascists all turn to intimidation by street gangs to get their way. The behaviour of the Nationalist street gangs in Scotland was vicious and well within the range of what Fascist street fighters do -- often succeeding in silencing speakers opposed to Scottish independence and intimidating opponents of independence generally.
But the Nationalists walk away with a substantial second prize. The Westminster politicians have promised Scotland "DevoMax" if they stay in the UK. Broadly, that means that Scotland will be independent in all but defence and foreign policy. They will be responsible for their own taxes and will decide on their own government spending on welfare, health etc.
Nothing will hold their socialism in check, however, so their new powers are highly likely to be impoverishing. Expect a lot more useless but expensive windmills for a start.