" - therefore the Queen’s Grace, Dowager and
Regent of this Realme and the Three Estates of the Samin thinks it guid
and agreeable that the like letter of nationalitie be given and granted
by the King and Queen of Scotland to all and sundrie, the maist
Christaine King of France subjects, being or sall happen to be here in
the Realme of Scotland in onie time to come with siklike
In this way the Scots granted Scottish nationality to
all the French in Scotland forty-five years after Louis Twelfth had
granted French nationality to all Scots in France.
It was, peculiarly enough, the same Louis whom the
Scots had kept in prison in La Grosse Tour in Bourges on the orders of
This Scottish law was annulled in August 1906 by the
Westminster Parliament. But the law specifies IN ONIE TIME TO COME which
made it a law fundamental to the Constitution and not subject to
Westminster claims an omnipotence which the Scottish
Parliament did not possess. But in the EIIR case Lord Cooper, with the
consent of Lords Carmont and Russell, maintained that it was not right
to assume that the joined parliaments of England and Scotland inherited
any powers which only one of them possessed.
The law of 1558 is therefore valid, its cancellation
being illegal in Scots law.
Scotland is not protected by any law against treason.
The suggestion that a Scottish Government might pass such a law and make
it retrospective would cause panic in Westminster.
Seventy-five per cent of Rutherglen people do not
describe themselves as "British". The Treaty of Union which
set out to destroy the individual nations of Scotland and England and to
replace them by a "British" one has failed in this
constituency as everywhere else.
If those seventy-five per cent called themselves
"British" our work would be doomed to failure even if
electorally we were completely successful.
For this is a fundamental issue.
"Great Britain" should be
"The Larger Brittany". The "Great" is merely a
comparative to make a distinction between two countries which in French
have the same name. It has now become as ironical as the
"Rico" in Puerto Rico.
No MP is allowed to resign. Instead, he
applies for instance for the office of the Chiltern Hundreds. Where or
what they are no one knows. The reason why Britain has no written
constitution is that in print it would be seen for what it is — a huge
For intriguing with the English Lord Hume and his brother were hanged
by the Scots in 1516. Today Scotland has no Law of Treason with which to
Monarchy, a medieval necessity, survives as a modern superstition.
The last words pronounced in the Scottish
parliament merely declared that it had been ADJOURNED.
The Daily Mail used to appear with the
motto — For God, King and Empire! The Empire has gone; the King is in
exile as the Duke of Simpson. That leaves the Creator of the Universe in
a rather exposed position.
I have just been looking at the Latin text of the Declaration of
Arbroath — "Non enim propter gloriam
divicias aut honores pugnamus..." "For we fight not for glory nor wealth nor HONOURS."
This is generally mistranslated (even by Dr Agnes Mure Mackenzie) as
"For we fight
not for glory, nor riches nor honour" which falsifies
the meaning. The fight for freedom is also a fight for honour (but not
for DISTINCTIONS). In Glasgow Cathedral the Royal Arms contain the motto
"Nemo me impune lacessEt" instead of the usual lacesslt (i.e.
the future instead of the present) "No one WILL dare to meddle with
me!" I much prefer the mistake because Scotland at the present
moment is not worthy of such a defiant assertion of its rights.
We must make Scotland worthy of it!
Lord Acton’s famous remark "All power corrupts; absolute power
corrupts absolutely" is incomplete. It is necessary to add ‘All
impotence corrupts and absolute impotence corrupts absolutely".
Scotland is governed by a caste system, the upper stratum being composed