Reverse the order to 6,000 sq miles of Scottish Sea, English
Only a vote for the SNP will stop the Tories slashing more Scottish budgets etc.
In 1999 Westminster moved Scotland's Marine Boundaries from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Carnoustie. Illegally making 6000 miles of Scotland's waters English.
When you play golf at St Andrews and look out to sea, you are looking at English Waters according to the treacherous Westminster powers that be.
Read the official order
Read the revised Government web pages showing the official 1999 order
There is a shocking fact that few people in Scotland or elsewhere know which is just as disgraceful as the 30 year Westminster administration and deceit over Scotland’s oil. This is the as-yet unexplained and secret action by Westminster Order in 1999 to move Scotland’s marine boundary from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Carnoustie. To this day this lost Scotland 6,000 square miles of the North Sea, nodded through at the time by the feckless and treacherous Lib/Lab arm of Westminster based in Holyrood.
The shocking thing about this secret order is that it was not openly discussed in the Commons, passed by the house of Lords and then passed by a very select Labour and Liberal committee in the Scottish Office.
One wonders if, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First of Scotland, knew how undemocratic this order was before she signed it ??
Help make this "secret" order common knowledge.
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Below are articles published by the Herald Newspaper
Pub Date Sun 23-May-1999
Byline By Nic Outterside
Word Count 574
HENRY McLEISH has been revealed as
the man who ''quietly moved''
The SNP and Liberal Democrats last
night joined fishing leaders in calling on First Minister Donald Dewar to
explain why McLeish gave away
Gordon Wilson, an SNP candidate in the forthcoming European elections, claims the alteration to the fisheries boundary is ''strategic'' in nature and sets a dangerous legal precedent.
Wilson added: ''If it had been land rather than water which had been robbed in such a fashion there would have been an uproar.
''This carve-up has been done under the guise of devolution and it is a threat to our rights under Scots law. Scottish fishermen fish between 80-85% of the waters which are affected and are now suddenly subject to English law.
''This area has been removed from Scottish jurisdiction ... it is a dangerous precedent.''
LibDem Euro candidate Robert Aldridge said he was ''very concerned'' about how the alteration to the boundary ''had come about''.
''It has been quietly done and seems to have bypassed any democratic process,'' he said. ''It has broader implications for democracy which are quite worrying.
''We will be pressing to have this looked at again with a public examination of the reasons for the boundary change which has been implemented.''
The former boundary between English
and Scottish waters ran due east from Berwick to a median line between the
The order was passed by the House of Lords and the Committee on Delegated Legislation on March 23, but was not openly debated in the Commons.
It was moved by McLeish - then a Scottish Office minister and now a senior member of the Scottish Cabinet - and reportedly received minimal opposition from a committee containing three other Scottish MPs - Tam Dalyell, Sir Robert Smith and John McAllion.
A Scottish Office spokesman said the change in the fishing boundary - which did not come to light until early last week - was necessary as a result of Scottish devolution. However, the spokesman could not explain the constitutional logic of the boundary alteration.
The spokesman said the area, which now comes under English limits, would be policed by Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food protection vessels rather than the Scottish Fishery Protection Agency.
Hamish Morrison, the Scottish Fishermen's Federation chief executive, said that although the boundaries became law a month ago, the federation had not been informed about the decision and there had been no effort made by the government to consult with the organisation on the matter.
A Scottish Office spokesman last night defended the controversial boundary changes, claiming that ''full and proper parliamentary procedures were followed''.
Pub Date Tue 14-Jun-2005
Pub The Herald
Word Count 613
WHEN will the people of Scotland wake up to the fact that for the past couple of centuries Scotland has been, and is being, demeaned and vandalised at the hands of our nearest neighbour?
Currently, we are likely to become a massive windfarm, although recently Sir Donald Miller, former chairman of Scottish Power, made a scathing public attack on the creation of windfarms, likening them to subsidy farming that would cost the customer up to four times that of other types of bulk power.
The costs of providing stand-by backup to cope with sudden reductions in output would be passed to the consumer, not the windfarm developer, and where will the power go? Small local and domestic turbines are attractive;
mass development is not.
Now, for nuclear dumping,
We are all used to the fact that
When one wishes to subscribe to a
site on the internet and has to insert one's address including country of
residence one is faced with a list of 238 countries, some unheard of, tiny and
remote, and no mention of
It matters not a jot whether one's
personal political standpoint is hard right or hard left or anywhere in the
middle - achieve independence, repatriate our Scottish senior politicians from
The SNP should gain massive popular
support to achieve independence and then we can all split up into the usual
political divisions in Holyrood. Independent, we can stand on the right or left
of the political spectrum in normal, untrammelled political debate about
I apologise for this undiluted whinge and have no wish to be categorised as a sad complainer. When these items are seen in isolation they are ignored, but if they can be catalogued a little, and I have missed out many in writing this, it may bring people to realise just what is going on. It takes scant account of 300 years of history, which could provide many, many further instances just as shocking as the above.
Nigel Dewar Gibb
Pub Date Wed 30-Jul-2008
Pub The Herald
Word Count 753
DOUGLAS Fraser reports (July 28) that Andy Kerr MSP, in his introductory speech for the Scottish Labour Party leadership campaign, apparently says that Alex Salmond wants to use fear to "shatter Scots' confidence". He goes on to say: "Mr Salmond wants Scots to believe the English are conning us, stealing from us. He (Mr Salmond) ignores all that unites us as he tries to create division."
The atmosphere in
Equally shocking is the as yet
unexplained and largely secret and unknown move of
The other union, the EU, also comprises many nation states. Can anyone seriously consider, say, the French who currently hold the presidency, proposing to move the Belgian, Spanish, German or any other member state's marine boundary without a revolt?
Taking only these two matters into
account, I think it may be fairly said that, even without the illegal
Interesting that in the same edition
of The Herald, a full page is devoted to the success of Gigha and the
improvements there after only six years of independence. This, I suggest, is a
likely marker for an independent
Nigel Dewar Gibb
LABOUR'S collapse in by-elections,
most recently in Glasgow East, shows what little confidence the British public
now have in the party. The roots of this distrust can be traced back to the
Its social-democratic standing has been further devalued by obsequious deferral to big business, utter failure to bring forward a coherent energy policy, contradictory behaviour over the environment and global warming, plans for new nuclear submarines and excessive use of PPP financing.
Tony Blair, the consummate political tap-dancer, was able to finesse these failures with the public through one more election, as long as other things in the economy went well. However, Gordon Brown now has to contend with an inhospitable economic climate, without a stock of public trust to draw on. Easy meat, even for an SNP which offers no more than rhetoric, an assorted jumble of opportunistic policies and a growing track record of broken promises.
Socialism is nothing if not a moral
crusade. Taking us into
Comment - David Henderson
GORDON Brown claims he can "feel our pain" during this period of financial hardship. Anybody who can put the cost of the TV licence for his second home on his expenses has not the foggiest idea what he is taking about.
Comment - Maggie Jamieson
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