It was read out today in front of the British Government Offices in Edinburgh
“We declare the right of the people of Scotland to the ownership of Scotland and to the unfettered control of Scottish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign government has not extinguished that right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Scottish people”.
Queries: Remind you of anything? Maybe this?
The 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic
“We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people”
Unlike the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic which proceeded with a call to arms, the 2022 Scottish Proclamation proceeds with a call for signatures, with the aim of setting up a modern, Scottish National Congress, “to defend and assert our rights and to end the abuses of a foreign government that now threatens our lives and very existence as a nation”.
You can support it by signing up here https://liberation.scot/index.php
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Comment: I presume they welcome all supporters, not just Scots in and outwith Scotland
Queries: Will Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP join in with this? Will they make it public if they sign it?
The Salvo group who delivered the Scottish Proclamation held a memorial for Scots who had killed by the Union
Reaction: really emotional to watch people laying flowers in memory of the victims of the Union, so glad I went along to take part.
Neale Hanvey MP (Alba party) made a speech that was dedicated
To the victims of the Union 1707 – 2022
It started: “I was not born a Scottish nationalist, but I am very proud to be one. My early years were imbued with the unionist exceptionalism of Northern Ireland”
Comment: He’s originally a Belfast man! Another Irish Connection!
The SSRG (Scottish Sovereignty Research Group), a non-partisan Scottish think-tank which was set up in 2020 and has upwards of 16 members, welcomed and endorsed The Edinburgh Proclamation, describing what they envisaged the Scottish National Congress could be.
Remember: Watch out for further developments!
Comment: The 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic is the Foundation Document of Modern Irish Nationhood. It is perhaps the single most important and most iconic document in the context of Modern Irish History.
Query: Will the 2022 Edinburgh Proclamation resonate in the same way throughout the Scottish nation and over time ?