Ironside’s quote, not Churchill’sOzzy, I carefully check any facts that I post here. Thus far we have some trying to say that Norway never really benefitted from North Sea Oil and others posting infantile pictures of Nicola Sturgeon in a Nazi uniform. However, what makes this thread hypocritical and one sided is that none of the usual suspects challenge that type on nonsense. From the very first post, this was not a thread intended to discuss Scottish Politics, but has been instead a platform to vent about one political party, the SNP. I joined in the debate to hopefully restore some balance and to hopefully at least get people to look at the situation as a UK wide and Scottish Issue across all parties. Now I am only to aware of the SNP failings, just as I am of the Tory and Labour failings in the UK over the same period. That's what happens when a party moves from opposition benches to actually being in government, they get measured on their performance rather than how well they jeer at the current leaders.
With regards to the SNP trying to ally with the Germans, I do not dispute that either, but at that time the SNP were a fringe party and probably had some unsavoury characters.
However, you cannot let these comments pass without acknowledging that Churchill himself was at odds with the Government at one point because he wanted to negotiate terms with Germany. Nobody defines the Conservatives by the pro-Nazi opinions of some of their members in the past. Likewise nobody states that Labour are pr0-fascist because of Oswald Moseley. Nobody calls out the British government for their collusion with Mussolini.
In the same revelations that some in Scotland were Nazi sympathisers it was also revealed that Churchill and Field Marshall Edmund Ironside had decided that Scotland must be sacrificed to protect England at all costs. I quote "I only have the troops for the barest defence there and cannot send any of my reserves North, for that will be the thing the Germans will want me to do. I shall have screams from Scotland to go and save them, but I shall have to try to resist that, or I shall not have the people ready in the South for the main thrust. England should receive total priority for defence."
Should modern day politics be tainted by these things?