In the May 6 election in the United Kingdom, separatist parties won in Scotland. Not only the strong Scottish National Party but also the Green Party wants to secede from the United Kingdom. Why? Lorna Slater, co-chair of Independent Green Scotland, was very clear about independence during an interview: ‘After the epidemic, Scotland faces its biggest challenges. The people of Scotland have the right to decide what we see in this election …
In the May 6 election in the United Kingdom, separatist parties won in Scotland. Not only the strong Scottish National Party but also the Green Party wants to secede from the United Kingdom. Why?
Independent Green Scotland
When was Lorna Slater, co-chair of Scottish Greens An interview It is very clear about independence: ‘After the epidemic, Scotland faces enormous challenges. What we see in these elections is the right of the people of Scotland to determine how their future choices are made. For us, it translates to holding a referendum. (D) Will it be? BrexitAre the stories in London or a government in Scotland determining our future? “
That statement refers to what the Scottish Greens are about: the right to choose their own model of society other than Westminster, the headquarters of bourgeois and ‘navel-gazing’ globalists for them. In Party plan The ‘Greens’ read:’ The Scottish Greens believe that freedom in Europe will help us build a just and green Scotland. We all want to create a truly democratic nation state Empowered Where elected representatives are truly accountable to their constituents. ‘
Hostages by the United Kingdom
The Scottish Greens’ arguments for autonomy are similar to N-VA’s arguments in Flanders: the (federal) state is the sum of democracies that take each other hostage. For nearly two-thirds of Scots, the hostage situation was strongly expressed in Brexit. So the majority of Scots want new members of the European Union. After the short-lived independence referendum of 2014, there seems to be a small majority among the Scottish people in favor of breaking 315 years. Union With the ‘Tories’ England.
For Greens, the fence is a way to create an ecological community. The heart of the Green Dream is the strong (grinding) currents between countless Scottish rocks and islands. Water turbines can generate a lot of water energy and electricity there. The hope is to supply that power to the EU via an electric cable under the North Sea. Income should then be used to fund generous Scottish social policy such as low tuition fees at universities. In addition, Scotland wants to deploy its massive freshwater supply, build an army of wind farms and carry one Very ambitious climate policy Then England (or later Flanders).
Green power for red projects
Green projects collide with the Wall of London, where the Conservatives who won on May 6 see more bread at the new nuclear power plants – the horror of Scottish green. Westminster is also responsible for a submarine cable to the EU, as well as comprehensive land reform in the least populated areas in the north. These often belonged to English or foreign kingdoms.
The commitment to autonomy and a positive social outlook on the future of Scotland did no harm to the Greens during the elections. They did it last week with eight MPs Their best results. They will form a majority with the leading and progressive Scottish National Party and move for a new independence referendum. Paradoxically, the megalomaniac British Brexit dynamic would lead to secession within the UK.
Autonomous Community Project
Despite structural similarities such as democratic discontent, the Scottish situation is different from Flemish in some respects. What parties like the N-VA can learn from it is that it is not always enough to nail institutional nails like Belgium blocking democracy. It seems that a positive social program is necessary to attract more voters. The question is whether the right-wing, sometimes neo-liberal reflex – ‘driving out Wallonia’ – has such a nature to convince young or mostly economically moderate Flemish people. The Flemish region does not describe itself particularly ambitious in the field of climate policy. Nevertheless, the Flemish movement has a long-standing respectable social and environmental heritage.
Flemish nationalists are rightly concerned about the status and strength of Belgian democracy. Evolutions such as the acquisition of Luminous Ascendant, which will take three-quarters of the French population into French hands, seem to be of less concern in the Belgian energy supply. However, what is Flemish independence if one of the many strategic (utility) sectors is dependent on countries like France? Or where 70 percent of travel in high-traffic municipalities still takes place by car?
‘My father’s house was quiet as the days were slow because it lay in the shadows of the gardens,’ wrote Carol von de Vostigne about her flonders. To find that silence, the great poet will have to travel to Wallonia or Scotland today …