Last month, closely following the impressive march for Catalan independence through the streets of Barcelona in Spain, Scottish nationalists also staged a large march through the streets of Edinburgh in an attempt to rally the Scottish people to the cause of Scottish independence to be decided in a referendum planned for 2014.

Under the firm leadership of Alex Salmond, the Scottish National Party (SNP) now rules in Scotland, but he is demanding greater powers to deal with Scotland's troubling social and economic problems in the middle of an economic downturn caused by a credit crunch in the international financial markets and a debt crisis at the heart of Europe.

The corrupt, multicultural British state is also in crisis with a burgeoning debt problem proving a drag on economic growth, unpopular foreign wars costing the lives of young soldiers, and dangerous racial and religious strife on the streets of many towns and cities across the British Isles.

Within that context, the dynamic of devolution (currently manifest in Scotland, Wales and Ulster, but not England or even Cornwall!) and potential Scottsh independence in less than two years time could prove the greatest challenge to the internal cohesion of the British state since the Irish War of independence following the end of the First World War in 1918.

Within Scotland, the left of the political spectrum outside of the Labour party (principally the Greens and various far-left sects) has embraced the cause of independence, a strand of nationalist thought that goes back to the early twentieth century. On the right, a small group of ethno-nationalists see political space as a result of Scottish independence, though the bulk of the mainstream right in Scotland remains opposed to Scottish independence.

One of Scotland's most influential business leaders has also declared his support for an independent Scotland. Jim McColl said that Scotland needed "the levers of full economic control" and wrote in a recent newspaper article that "it appears that only independence as defined by the Scottish government, an independent nation within this social union and common market of the United Kingdom, will allow England and Scotland to pursue distinct economic policies in the face of different demands and competitive pressures."

With North Sea oil rapidly running out, SNP nationalists argue only full independence and economic self-determination for Scotland will prevent economic catastrophe.

The future of England

Scottish independence will have a profound impact on the other constituent nations of the UK, principally England, which is easily the largest of the historic nations of the British Isles. While Scotland will have a state to defend its interests, England will merely have a British parliament based in Westminster, a corrupted assembly that has repeatedly betrayed the interests of the native English people for decades, if not centuries!

Since 1945, and the end of the Second World War, massive Third World immigration and multiculturalism, sponsored by the British state following the collapse of the British Empire, has weakened the cohesion of the English working class and led to enormous social and cultural problems culminating in last year's riots in London and various towns and cities across England. The industrial base of England has also been reduced thanks to globalisation and misguided trade union militancy so that youth unemployment, although not as bad as the equivalent unemployment rates in Spain and Greece, is an explosive issue in England's increasingly diverse larger towns and cities.

With Scottish independence, the politics of England will invariably take a shift to the right, something the leadership of the Labour party wants to avoid hence their resolute opposition to Scottish independence.

Within the Conservative party tensions have arisen between those with an ideological attachment to the union between England and Scotland and those who see the party's future where its electoral strength is largely based, namely England.

With the political culture of England revitalised as a result of Scottish independence (and, as a result, increasing Welsh and Cornish demands for greater autonomy from the British state) issues long buried because of political correctness (such as the demographic future of England) will become much more important and the native English people will come to realise that a state of their own is their only protection from eventual Third World colonisation and potential homegrown Muslim domination.

This political narrative would result in more concrete political opportunities for genuine nationalists and more permanent electoral gains, something the likes of the BNP under the failing leadership of Nick Griffin has recently squandered.

An English state would also put the demands of English workers first, rather than pander to globalist demands for cheap immigrant labour. It would also lead to a greater appreciation of those English-speaking countries of the world, such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the latter a country that faces its own secessionist pressures and demands. Moreover, England would have a more honest relationship with the historic nations of Europe who for a long time have seen England as merely a puppet of US imperialism in the world.

Even now, English political demands, as opposed to the globalist economic exigencies of the British state, are becoming increasingly clear to the political, business and media elites of these islands

Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, one thing is certain, the politics of the British Isles will never be the same again!

A version of this article was first published in Dutch on the Flemish nationalist news website Rechts Actueel.

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