An independent Scotland’s ability to fight terrorism would be “diminished” as the country would lose out on key intelligence from MI6 and MI5, Home Secretary Theresa May warned today.
This is, of course, no more than a rather contrived variation on the old theme of "Too wee! Too poor! Too stupid!". While every other country in the world manages its own security, Scotland is held to be uniquely incapable in this regard, as in all others.
All those other countries which enjoy the normal constitutional status of independence also manage to cooperate with one another in matters of security knowing that this is to their mutual benefit. It's not quite clear from Theresa May's little exercise in scaremongering whether she considers that Scotland's innate inadequacy extends to such cooperative efforts or if she is making some thinly-veiled threat that the government of rUK would refuse to collaborate with the Scottish Government in efforts to combat terrorism and organised crime.
If the former, then I would ask her to explain what grounds she has for supposing that Scotland is so incorrigibly inept. Although I would not expect any kind of meaningful response to such an enquiry. The usual practice of duplicitous British nationalists when questioned so directly on their contempt for the people of Scotland is indignant denial of the contempt that is glaringly apparent in their utterances.
If the latter is true - if May is actually saying that rUK would not cooperate with Scotland on matters of security - is this not a totally irresponsible attitude? I'm pretty sure other nations will want to know whether this reckless pettiness applies only to Scotland, or if it is more generalised.