US TV Star Joan Rivers Dies In New York Aged 81


R.I.P

Rest in peace

Just so happens I had been following this sadly departed comedian. When she  said “Palestinians deserved to die” I said Karma, in my opinion is God (Yes the great man himself) had a way to tell people they were wrong. I said in ALL blogs I would never DARE wish a person dead or rejoice in the death of another. I am from Scotland and I was one of Thatchers test cases as a kid, she was hated for being an evil woman, my Gran who did 88 years old 15 years ago would have had a glass of wine at Thatcher dying, the country partied when Thatcher died, but not me, I think we never can be happy a person is dead, unless deserved for obvious reasons, Rapist, Peadophile’s, Terrorists etc. Not people, normal people. But the UK partied

Thatcher Death Party in England

Thatcher Death Party in England, not for me…..

Joan Rivers: ‘Palestinians deserve to be dead’

http://shaunynews.com/2014/08/09/joan-rivers-palestinians-deserve-to-be-dead/

Joan Rivers regrets saying – ‘Palestinians deserve to be dead’ – Attacked by Miss Piggy for real!

http://shaunynews.com/2014/08/10/joan-rivers-regrets-saying-palestinians-deserve-to-be-dead-attacked-by-miss-piggy-for-real/

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#MissPiggyCakeGate

Joan Rivers hospitalised after suffering ‘cardiac arrest in doctor’s office’, police say

Joan at Rivers Mount Sinai

Joan at Rivers Mount Sinai

Comedian Joan Rivers has died in New York at the age of 81, her daughter has confirmed. The notoriously sharp-tongued comic had stopped breathing and gone into cardiac arrest at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last week while undergoing an operation on her vocal chords. She was put on a life support system until the day before her death when she was moved out of intensive care and “kept comfortable”, but her condition deteriorated. In a statement, her daughter Melissa Rivers said: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. “She passed peacefully at 1.17pm, surrounded by family and close friends.”

Joan Rivers started in television in the 1960s

Joan Rivers started in television in the 1960s

She added: “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” Ms Rivers was known for a long television career, during which time she broke the ‘glass ceiling’ by becoming the first female host of a late night chat show. More recently she was host of E!’s Fashion Police, which involved her talking about the unfortunate red carpet choices of Hollywood celebrities.  Her friend Jeanne Wolf, speaking to Sky News Tonight, said that her relatives must have known she was close to death as they made preparations. “It’s very sad. I’ve really been waiting for this news for days but I was hoping I wouldn’t get it and when I heard the words ‘she is dead’ it really hit me in the heart. “Even the people who didn’t approve of her or fought her back will miss her because she was so brave and so quick and smart and talented and funny. “I keep trying to think of jokes, which is a terrible thing to say, but it’s exactly what Joan would be doing if she was in the room right now.

She appeared in several TV shows in recent years with her daughter Melissa

She appeared in several TV shows in recent years with her daughter Melissa

She was known for putting celebrities and their wardrobes in their place

She was known for putting celebrities and their wardrobes in their place

“I think she was very insecure about her appearance. She never felt pretty. “Cindy Adams her dear friend said they brought in a hairdresser, and a make up artist. They must have known she was near death and dressed her up and that was understanding her. She really was a total fighter. “It was impossible for a woman to be taken seriously as a comedian. She fought to get those bookings when she thought ‘they are not going to hire me any more’. She said ‘I’ll show them…'” As well as her daughter, she had one grandson, Cooper. Her husband, Edgar Rosenberg, died in 1987. Melissa Rivers added: “Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.”

UK gearing up for Scottish ‘yes’ vote


Scotland First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond

This is from http://www.theaustralian.com.au/ and it is basically saying Westminster are bracing for a Yes vote. Strange our Media doesn’t report as honestly!

THE British Treasury’s most senior official has admitted it is readying a team to respond to market turmoil in the wake of a vote in favour of Scottish independence.

The admission, the first crack in the official line that no contingency plans are in place for a break-up, came after the pound fell sharply and borrowing costs rose following a YouGov opinion poll showing Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond to be within three points of victory.

With the poll indicating a sharp increase in support for independence among Labour voters, internal recriminations started to fracture the cross-party campaign to defend the union.

Michael Forsyth, the Conservative former Scottish secretary, said Labour had to do more to “get across the message to its voters” as he called for a “more robust” response to pro-independence claims about the threat to the NHS of staying in Britain. In private, senior Tories were more withering, blaming Labour infighting for hampering the Better Together campaign.

Labour leader Ed Miliband is due to make at least two and possibly three more visits to Scotland in the final 15 days of the campaign. His spokesman insisted Mr Miliband was “very well aware” of what was at stake.

David Cameron’s spokesman denied the British Prime Minister was complacent in the face of the growing prospect that Scotland will vote for independence on September 18. Mr Cameron is expected to visit Scotland once more before the referendum.

No 10 again insisted there were no contingency plans being drawn up, saying all efforts were going into winning the referendum. Nicolas Macpherson, the Treasury’s permanent secretary, admitted there were plans to cope with the fallout from a “yes” vote when he was challenged by MPs.

“There are plans and plans. We may have made contingency plans about contingency plans, by which I mean if Scotland were to vote for independence in the early hours of the morning … we will have a team in place tasked with dealing with this.”

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has admitted it has been working on plans to deal with a “yes” vote, but has not disclosed details. After the pound fell by 0.6 per cent against the US dollar and euro, Kathleen Brooks, research director at Forex.com, said: “For most of the campaign the foreign exchange market has shrugged off the risks of a win for Yes, as the No campaign had enjoyed a healthy lead. With just over three weeks to go until polling day, the tide is starting to shift.”

The Treasury boss also said it was not a “credible threat” for Scotland not to pay its “fair share” of the national debt. With all three main parties insisting there would be no currency union, Mr Salmond has suggested Scotland could withhold debt repayments if it was denied the pound, but Sir Nicholas said the threat would damage its ability to borrow on the international markets “from day one”.

To check momentum for a “yes” vote, Danny Alexander, the Treasury chief secretary, published correspondence from Olli Rehn, a former European commissioner, warning that Scotland’s use of the pound without a currency union would not be compatible with EU membership.

It was reported yesterday that Lloyds Banking Group was looking at moving its registered office from Edinburgh to London in the event of independence. Reuters said Lloyds had finalised contingency planning and that it was considering having the group’s registered office south of the border. Bank of Scotland, which it owns, would operate from Edinburgh as a foreign division.

**BREAKING** LONDON WOMAN BEHEADED IN BACK GARDEN!


Where the woman was beheaded

Where the woman was beheaded

IS/ISIS PROMISED THIS FOR THE UK/AND USA. I PRAY THIS ISN’T THE START. PLEASE GOD NO! I PRAY I AM WRONG!

Lee Rigby this happened to, this is now the 2nd beheading on English streets! http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/lee-rigby

LATEST VIDEO VIA SKY NEWS

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found beheaded in a back garden in north London, according to reports. The victim was found at an address in Nightingale Road, Edmonton just after 1pm after police received reports of a stabbing. Other potential victims escaped in what appears to be a random attack, Sky sources say.  Witnesses reported seeing a man running around the area as police arrived on the street. The Metropolitan Police said the man was detained by firearms officers and taser stun guns were fired. One officer was injured during the arrest and is believed to have suffered a broken wrist.  It is not known what weapon was used. Police say they are not prepared to comment on the exact nature of the woman’s injuries or the type of weapon used. Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a highly visible attack in broad daylight on a residential street

People who seen it are  getting special care as I type

People who seen it are getting special care as I type

“I can understand why this may cause people concern, however we are confident that we are not looking for anyone else at this stage. “Whilst it is too early to speculate on what the motive behind this attack was I am confident, based on the information currently available to me, that it is not terrorist related. “Local officers and specialist detectives are at the scene and will remain there for many hours to come.  “Specially trained family liaison officers will be deployed to support the family; we request that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.” Ambulance crews and an air ambulance were called but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Residents spoke of their shock.

Chaos as people (I hear tried to stop the man) as the man fought police

Chaos as people (I hear tried to stop the man) as the man fought police

May Yapp, a retired clerical officer, said: “My husband was working in the garden and he called and said come and have a look. “We saw a lot of policeman and a helicopter. They smashed a window. We were shocked.” Armed police are at the scene, another resident said.  The Metropolitan Police tweeted that they have not yet spoken to the woman’s next of kin. “We are not prepared to comment on the exact nature of the woman’s injuries,” they said.

More follows…

Was the James Foley beheading faked? What you think?


I watched the video, horrific AT FIRST! But he is VERY CALM, doesn't try to fight, no screams, nothing.

I watched the video, horrific AT FIRST! But he is VERY CALM, doesn’t try to fight, no screams, nothing.

I am not being callous, I am not being disrespectful, I am not toying with the emotions of people, that is something I don’t do. I am however, after days of research asking (ASKING) if the beheading of James Foley was fake or staged. He was very calm, he didn’t try to fight back, there was no screaming and no blood when the knife went in. EXPERTS are now saying “This could be fake” I will leave links below. I hope I am right and the man is still alive. I am just asking here. If this interests you, by all means watch, read and reply. If it doesn’t interest you, please, don’t comment. This isn’t the first time experts have called into question the death, beheading of people, Saddam Husain people think it was his double, he was too valuable alive, there were no WMDs in Iraq, I proved this here http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/04/craig-murray-former-uk-ambassador-to-uzbekistan-the-uk-knew-there-were-no-wmds-in-iraq/ So if one lie can be exposed to justify a means, can we then go a step further and call into question other motives. If you believe the Western Governments tell the truth and they don’t make false flag events happen to find a way to an agenda, think again.

I could bring into Question Sandy Hooks, Boston Marathon and right back to 9/11, if you can see 1 lie in 1 story, you can them pick the story to pieces. You are clever right? You know what I mean. People who once mocked the 9/11 truth movement are now onboard. The families started a site, they want the truth because they know FACT no plane hit the pentagon, so it brings the WHOLE DAY into question. http://www.911truth.org/

I did the blog above there on WMDs, if I am right, and the USA/UK and allies went in on a lie they knew about to justify getting oil and more importantly getting a HUGE foothold in the Middle East, where does the line between Conspiracies and Truth seeker start and end? Think about it logically

I will not show the James Foley beheading, if you want to, go ahead, you won’t see much, it is not gruesome as you think.

Experts Admit James Foley Islamic State ISIS Beheading is Fake Hoax

James Wright Foley Beheading HOAX! Parents = CRISIS ACTORS

James Foley ISIS Beheading Hoax – Siblings Kate and Michael Duping Delight – Fake Tears Obama Style!

BOMBSHELL! James Foley Video a FAKE According to Experts

A masked jihadist may not have actually beheaded American journalist James Foley in the barbaric video released by Islamic terrorists last week, a forensics expert said. Though there was no doubt that Foley was beheaded, it was possible the jihadists killed Foley off camera and staged the video to make it look like an execution, an expert told the Times of London. “I think it has been staged,” the visual forensics expert, who was not identified, told The Times after scrutinizing the four-minute, 40-second film. “My feeling is that the execution may have happened after the camera was stopped.” The analyst pointed to several pieces of evidence that suggested the video was a chilling bit of propaganda, but not an actual decapitation. First, although the masked jihadist can be seen repeatedly drawing the knife across the 40-year-old war reporter’s neck, no actual incisions were visible, the analyst said. Similarly, there didn’t appear to be any blood spilling from Foley’s throat, and the sounds he made at the moment of his death didn’t sound right. The analyst also found a slight blip in the scripted remarks Foley made in the video, suggesting he may have had to repeat a line, which was spliced into the final version, The Times reported.

In the video, as the beheading occurs, the screen suddenly fades to black

The next shot is of Foley’s bloodied head resting on his back. The analyst made clear, “No one is disputing that at some point an execution occurred.” Whether the beheading occurred on-camera, one terrorism expert said the Islamic State purposely featured an English-speaking executioner because the video was intended for a Western audience. “It sends a message to both the U.K. and the U.S. who are intervening at this stage in some way in the conflict,” Aymenn al-Tamimi, a fellow at the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum think-tank, told The Times. “I think it sends a powerful message that it doesn’t matter where you are from, your allegiance is with the Islamic State and one day the Islamic State will encompass the entire world in terms of their thinking,” he said. “Islamic State really revel in beheading,” he added. “They have definitely improved the production quality of their videos over the past couple of years.”

Meanwhile, British intelligent agents said they were close to identifying the masked extremist who appears in the video holding the knife to Foley’s throat He was believed to be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old London rapper and the son of an Egyptian militant facing terrorism charges in connection with Al Qaeda’s bombings at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.  Bary left his family’s million-dollar home west of London last year to fight for radical Islam in Syria and once posted a Twitter photo of himself holding a severed head. Investigators weren’t yet ready to officially name him as the killer, but were “close” to doing so, British ambassador to the United States Peter Westmacott told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. Foley was honored at a memorial mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish in Rochester, N.H. on Sunday. His parents released a letter written during his years in captivity, which had been seized by jailers but was eventually delivered to them by a freed prisoner who had memorized Foley’s words. Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye Ottosen spent 13 months in captivity with Foley. After his release in June, Ottosen, 25, called Diane Foley and dictated the letter to her. In it, Foley said the happy memories of times spent with his family lifted his spirits in captivity. “I think a lot about my brothers and sister. I remember playing werewolf in the dark with Michael and so many other adventures,” Foley said in the message. “I think of chasing Mattie and T around the kitchen counter. It makes me happy to think of them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/bill-gardner/11054488/Foley-murder-video-may-have-been-staged.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2741297/Im-evil-video-taunt-Jihadi-John-Footage-Steven-Sotloffs-murder-identical-clip-James-Foleys-killing-released-exactly-fortnight-ago.html

The Most Important Scene Is Missing From The James Foley Beheading Video… Why Did ISIS Censor Itself?

http://topinfopost.com/2014/09/02/the-most-important-scene-is-missing-from-the-james-foley-beheading-video-why-did-isis-censor-itself

Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan – “THE UK KNEW THERE WERE NO WMDs IN IRAQ”


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WE KNEW ANYWAY, THIS PROVES IT FURTHER

Thanks to Scott Mccarthy-Punzano for re-sharing this so I spotted it

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/?s=Conspiracy Being classed as a “Conspiracist” can be somewhat annoying at times, but it is just people looking for the truth. I believe man landed on the moon, I don’t believe little green men visit the Earth in space ships. I do though understand our World is ruled by a 1% that has more money than the other 99%. The “Conspiracies” are hard to sell sometimes, SO! When we get proof, we share it. Now what I am sharing here is PROOF Westminster lied about the Iraq War that left a working, cultural, normal country in the hands of Terrorists. I know people from Iraq and Libya through life and football, they say “It is not perfect but we live like you” So for me, Iraq and Libya worked as a Country for the people there as our’s does here, be you in the UK, USA or anywhere. The UK and USA knew for 100% fact there were NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ BEFORE BOMBING IT TO HELL.. I work with facts and the truth always. Many times people overlook it. I would love to hear someone try and call my bluff on this one and call me a liar! This is 100% proof, but we already knew right? Blood for Oil anyone? WAKE UP!

Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan

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Robin was from my City Edinburgh, I went to School with his son. Murdered for telling the truth? Or Accident same as JFK’s Conspiracy speech? You decide

♫ ♪ Stanley Odd – Son I Voted Yes ♪ ♫


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WELL WOW! My son just sent me a song done by a Lecturer from Edinburgh and Student , it is just WOW! I will let the Music and Lyrics speak for the blog, please listen and read! Thank you! 

Lyrics:
Son I just wrote this
I thought you might like to know
That I chose to vote Yes
‘Cause a Yes vote provided hope
What the future’s holdin’
No-one can rightly know
Was tired of the same old script
And what’s next only time will show

I knew you’d ask at some stage
I look forward to us talking about it one day
So here’s the story of a hopeful guess
Cause you’re part of the reason that I voted yes
When I was your age, we had some discontent winters
Like in the fairy tales there was a Witch of Westminster
With the power and the contrast of a comic book villain
She’s passed away now but we didn’t say good riddance
‘Cause by the time she passed she was a feeble old lady
Who forgot what she was doing when she was going places
You should always treat people how you’d like to be treated
‘Cause the hurt and anger she left is deep seated
In school they stopped our free milk
It could be said in a wider context they stopped our free will
You can’t always separate feelings from cold facts
From the school bus I read graffiti saying ‘No Poll Tax’
See in 1979 people voted to control their own reality
But it didn’t happen on a technicality
Then in 1997 they said it wouldn’t work
But they supposed letting us try couldn’t hurt
Now in 2014 they asked the question
‘Do you want to be independent?’
I remember thinking, if we didn’t answer Yes
You could be 18 before they’d ask us again

Son I just wrote this

This isn’t about the colour of skin
Or where you were born, or who you call kin
It’s about pure and simple geography
And caring for everyone responsibly
It’s about people facing poverty with immunity
And building and supporting our communities
Too many people want off the path we’re following
It’s time to change how we ‘do’ politics
Responsibility and independence
Leading by example of the messages we’re sendin’
Character traits we hope for our kids one day
So why wouldn’t we want it for our country?
See the older you get the less you see things in black and white
And I’m just trying to do what I think is right
Just simply voting by Yes, the problem isn’t solved
But you can’t change the world taking no risks at all
Spin Doctors twisted strands of stories to control the plots
Like Rumpelstiltskin spinning gold from straw
Weaving threads like Charlotte’s spider web
And the trolls under the bridge became Cybermen
In a time of recession, food banks and destitution
Worldwide turmoil with very little resolution
Violence and terror as press wizards cast their best illusions
We were part of a peaceful revolution

Son I just wrote this

Some said we had our heads controlled by our hearts
But you make decisions with both by and large
As for those felt their hearts were controlled by their heads
They told the story of the goose that laid the golden egg
Meaning that sticking as we are was the safest bet
Which is basically succumbing to playground threats
And to me that just wasn’t making sense
‘Cause there’s the possibility for real change instead
They say yir home’s where yir heart is
From Oor Wullie’s shed to Doctor Who’s Tardis
But it’s also true that yir hearts where yir home is
And it won’t be that long ‘til you’re grown with yir own kids
Of course I had reservations, who didn’t?
Despite the white paper, Scotland’s future isn’t written
It’s wrong that a politician can only be the shepherd or the wolf
Cause that way they either want you for your flesh or for your wool
The biggest triumph of the 21st century state
Was to convince us that having a dream is a cliché
1% of the world has 90% of the wealth
And this system says to step on folks while helping yirself
I hope you’re hearing these thoughts with amazement
And inequity is consigned to history pages
I don’t want to see another lost generation
Rioting, frustrated and cross with their parents

Son I just wrote this
I thought you might like to know
That I chose to vote Yes
‘Cause a Yes vote provided hope
What the future’s holdin’
No-one can rightly know
Was tired of the same old script

And what’s next only time will show

The Most Emotional Scottish Freedom Video You Will Watch


This is one area, one place, but it's all over Scotland

This is one area, one place, but it’s all over Scotland

I will let the video do the talking here, this is Alex Salmond’s closing statement in his debate with Alistair Darling, there is music in the background and when you listen to what Alex is saying there are images of Scotland and why we should let us Govern ourselves. This Video, be we win or not Scotland will go down as a classic. It is both emotional as it is truthful, please share, please RT, Please, we all must see this. This video stirs both my past and my present and the hope of a better tomorrow for you and I,  the people of Scotland. DON’T LET THIS CHANCE GO, I BEG! CAP IN HAND!

Saorsa don Alba

Scottish inventions and discoveries – Lets now invent our own future!


A SMALL % OF WHAT SCOTLAND INVENTED

A SMALL % OF WHAT SCOTLAND INVENTED

Above is a very small percentage of what Scotland invented. I showed all this to my Son who is off work and he couldn’t believe it, so I showed him the list and link below. I am using the truth to gather a yes swell in ANYONE I can. Scotland we INVENTED THIS WORLD!!! LETS NOW GO AND INVENT OUR OWN! We don’t get the plaudits for many more inventions as they come under the “British” Banner, but the list below is mind blowing, from the flushing toiler to cats eyes in the road to Oil prodcution and Penicillin, WOW we went some, I ask Scotland we go one step further. We are a very proud race of people yet we can do much better and I believe come September 19th we will have a chance to become Scotland, we will be free to run our own affairs. As my last blog was about “Cap in Hand” from the proclaimers and NATO saying “We invite Scotland to NATO” I know we can do better still. The Myths just keep getting put to bed one after another. The Currency debate was put to bed, Faslane where the British Submarine fleet are along with Nuclear weapons WILL STILL be used by Scotland, we will need a military. Scottish Military regiments were closed, many of them, we can rebuild these regiments in a free Scotland. As we are now exactly 2 weeks from a vote, I ask simply “What is holding NO Voters back” I know unsure people are voting yes now in a HUGE sway of change, so we have  three week s to put to rest ANY of the doubt about any of the issues at hand. NO CAMPAIGN OFFER FEAR! YES CAMPAIGN OFFERS SOLIDARITY AND HOPE! We can do this and I believe we have an I know Westminster knows it. I will be doing more blogs and articles and podcasts, same as everyone else for the next 2 weeks, the official poll has a 6% lead for no, not counting 18% undecided, so why this here I done, I see a 70% YES VOTE all day long. http://shaunynews.com/2014/08/13/straw-poll-has-aye-over-50-ahead-ahead-in-scotlands-independence-vote/ On the ground it tells us it’s done and I believe it is, BUT SCOTLAND WE MUST FIND THE TIME TO VOTE! Don’t sit at home and think “Ach others will vote yes, I am find” NO! GO VOTE! For now I leave you with what we did for this planet below! NOW LETS THINK ABOUT OUR OWN LAND!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_inventions_and_discoveries

I copied/pasted this into here, would have taken a week to write, but be shocked, I was! 

Road transport innovations[edit]

Civil engineering innovations[edit]

Aviation innovations[edit]

Power innovations[edit]

Shipbuilding innovations[edit]

Military innovations[edit]

Heavy industry innovations[edit]

Agricultural innovations[edit]

Communication innovations[edit]

Publishing firsts[edit]

Culture and the Arts[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Scientific innovations[edit]

Sports innovations[edit]

Main article: Sport in Scotland

Scots have been instrumental in the invention and early development of several sports:

Medical innovations[edit]

Household innovations[edit]

Weapons innovations[edit]

Miscellaneous innovations[edit]

Scottish independence: Nato members ‘WOULD WELCOME’ Scotland – ANOTHER TORY LIE/MYTH DESTROYED!


The SNP ended its 30-year opposition to Nato membership in 2012

The SNP ended its 30-year opposition to Nato membership in 2012

ANOTHER WESTMINSTER MYTH WE CAN ADD TO, CURRENCY ISSUES, PLAN, A, B TO Z! WAKE UP SCOTLAND, WE CAN GO IT ALONE!

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would be welcomed into Nato even if it ditched Trident, says a former UK ambassador to the nuclear-based defence alliance. Dame Mariot Leslie argues that none of the Nato allies would want to interrupt the organisation’s defence arrangements in the North Atlantic and North Sea by excluding Scotland from the defence pact.

Nato would welcome an independent Scotland even if the country removed Trident, the former UK ambassador to the military alliance has said. Dame Mariot Leslie was responding to a warning by Sir Richard Shirreff, a former Nato deputy supreme commander. She revealed she will be voting “Yes” in the independence referendum. The Better Together campaign said expelling the UK’s nuclear deterrent would be seen as a “block” to Scotland’s membership of Nato.

Sir Richard described the SNP’s defence policy as “dangerous” and “amateurish” at the weekend, and said Scotland’s future in Nato is “uncertain” if it leaves the UK and expels nuclear weapons from the Clyde. But Dame Mariot, who was born in Edinburgh and retired as the UK’s permanent representative to Nato earlier this year, said she drew “a different conclusion” from Sir Richard. In a letter to the Scotsman newspaper, she wrote: “I am sure that it would be in Scotland’s interest to join Nato and to continue to anchor our own defence in a wider alliance of Western democracies. “But I am also in no doubt that the other 28 Nato allies would see it in their interests to welcome an independent Scotland into Nato. “No ally would wish to interrupt the integrated Nato defence arrangements in the North Sea and North Atlantic – least of all at a time of heightened tension with Russia.

“A democratic, non-nuclear Scotland with strong military and technological traditions would fit naturally alongside similar Nato members in Northern Europe, and would be likely to join them – and the UK – in looking for multinational solutions to the pressures on their defence budgets.”

‘Security agencies’

Dame Mariot, who also formerly served as director-general for defence and intelligence at the Foreign Office. said any comparisons between Scotland and countries such as Ukraine and Georgia, who also wish to join Nato, were “out of place”. She added: “There is no ‘queuing order’ for membership of Nato. Each candidature, and its timing, is considered separately on its own merits by the Nato council.” Outlining her reasons for voting in favour of independence on 18 September, she said: “I am a democrat, and believe that the geography, economy, demography and politics of our country are so distinctive that they are best served by our own sovereign government. “I nonetheless have affection for the UK, am proud to have been a British diplomat for more than three decades, and have enjoyed working with our highly professional armed forces and security agencies. “Of course the closest and most important defence and security relationship for an independent Scotland would be with the United Kingdom.

Dame Mariot Leslie (left) said she would be voting Yes.

Dame Mariot Leslie (left) said she would be voting Yes.

“It’s clear that as Scotland made the transition to independence there would be some tough negotiations over defence, nuclear and wider security questions, because there is a lot at stake on both sides. We are already witnessing some staking out of positions. “But nothing in my long experience of British or international security make me think that either country need emerge as a less safe place when those negotiations were concluded.” Her comments were welcomed by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who said: “Dame Mariot is an enormously experienced diplomat who worked at the highest levels, and she speaks with authority on Scotland’s potential and opportunities as an independent country. “I am confident that having experts of her calibre publicly backing Yes will encourage many more undecided and No voters to decide in favour of Yes.” But speaking on behalf of the Better Together campaign, former Nato secretary-general George Robertson said: “Ms Leslie is entitled to her opinion but even she will see how difficult it would be to get 28 countries to agree to admitting a country determined to disarm another Nato state. “The SNP is not just non-nuclear, it is anti-nuclear and no other Nato country takes that position. Expelling the UK deterrent – especially when President Putin is reminding the world about his – would be seen as a serious block to Scottish membership.”

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/03/scottish-referendum-former-uk-ambassador-nato-vote-yes

http://rt.com/uk/184732-scottish-independence-ambassador-nato/

http://news.stv.tv/scotland-decides/news/290685-former-uk-ambassador-to-nato-supports-yes-vote/

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/politics/former-nato-ambassador-to-vote-yes-1.556361

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scottish-independence-scots-welcome-in-nato-1-3529122

Scottish Duo – Proclaimers hit No1 in the Music charts with – Cap In Hand! – Scottish Freedom Vote!


Cap in hand, Proclaimers (Sang 500 miles)

Cap in hand, Proclaimers (Sang 500 miles)

I done a blog on this song 3/4 weeks ago http://shaunynews.com/2014/08/15/%E2%99%AB-i-cant-understand-why-we-let-someone-else-rule-our-land-%E2%99%AA/ I felt it was fitting towards my Countries Independence. The lyrics are in the video below. I have met these 2 lads Craig and Charlie in a few Leith (Place in Edinburgh) pubs and clubs, real good lads. Will be best known for “I could walk 500 miles” A song that has been used in so many Hollywood Movies. This song I love, always have and it just FITS the Nations agenda right now and it WILL hit number one in the Music Charts!

http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music/scottish-independence-proclaimers-song-tops-chart-1-3527999

This song stirs feelings of nationalism through my veins and I know it will with others. A song written and released in the 1990’s has sprung to life to be Number 1 in the Download charts is amazing. Craig and Charlie, well done lads!

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For anyone who doesn’t know who these lads are, you will when you watch this! This is live at Murryfield Stadium a few miles from my home!