A GOOD LETTER..SPREADING KNOWLEDGE!
Leah Gunn Barrett is a member of the Steering Group tasked with setting up the Scottish National Congress and lives in Edinburgh. As Scotland remains tethered to a shrinking UK economy, which the IMF forecasts will be at the bottom of the G7 economies, below Russia, a friend made me aware of a little-known EdinburghContinue reading "A GOOD LETTER..SPREADING KNOWLEDGE!"
Leah Gunn Barrett is a member of the Steering Group tasked with setting up the Scottish National Congress and lives in Edinburgh.
As Scotland remains tethered to a shrinking UK economy, which the IMF forecasts will be at the bottom of the G7 economies, below Russia, a friend made me aware of a little-known Edinburgh site.
It is Summer House at Moray House, on the north side of Holyrood Road, where the 1707 Treaty of Union was signed. It was signed here and not at the Parliament because those who signed away Scotland’s statehood were terrified of a crowd of Scots who were enraged that their nation was being “bought and sold for English gold – such a parcel of rogues in a nation.”
So, for their own safety, they retreated to this summer house in a private garden to sign away Scotland’s sovereignty in peace.
Another little-known fact is that the Treaty’s Article 13 imposed a malt tax on Scotland, that existed in England to pay for its war with France. However, the Scottish parliamentarians balked at this tax, so Scotland was exempted. The exemption didn’t last long because the ‘Union’ imposed it on Scotland anyway in 1725, sparking riots in Edinburgh and Glasgow where nine people were killed.
Suppressing a nation’s history, constitution, and language is what colonisers do, because if the colonised people had this knowledge, it would be much harder for the coloniser to exercise control.
It’s time the Scottish people became reacquainted with their suppressed history and constitution, a constitution that guarantees their sovereignty over any government. Because when armed with that knowledge, they can finally break free.
Leah Gunn Barrett
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