Sunday, October 25, 2009

Post-Separation Scottish Power Struggle Begins

A favourite amongst the Craven Cottage faithful goes a little something like this:
Al Fayed whooaaa,
Al Fayed Whooaaa,
he wants to be a Brit,
And QPR are sh*t,
Al Fayed whoooaa
Not true anymore least not the "Al Fayed wants to be a Brit" part:
The Egyptian tycoon, 80, who owns an estate in the Scottish Highlands, said he was urging his "fellow Scots" to detach themselves from "the English and their terrible politicians".
Nothing to do with the fact that those "English" politicians (ie the United Kingdom parliament and government) have repeatedly refused him a British passport?
Fayed, who has been repeatedly refused a British passport, said he hoped to be offered Scottish citizenship if a planned referendum on Scottish independence leads to Scotland leaving the United Kingdom -- and then becoming a republic., obviously not. But it won't be all one way favours, Al Fayed, in return for that citizenship, is prepared to offer his services to the Scottish nation:
"Whatever help is needed for Scotland to regain its independence, I will provide it. When you Scots regain your freedom I'm ready to be your president."
The ultimate sacifice but not one without conditions:
"I will do anything for Scotland but I don't want this Alex Salmond," he said.

"I asked to meet him but he refused. I wanted to give him some help and advice, but he didn't want to know.

"I believe in Scotland but he still won't see me."
You could try offering to build him a golf-course I suppose, but even then I suspect Scotland is too small a land for two prematurely self-appointed Presidents.


tony said...

By far Unionism strongest argument on retaining British handcuffs on Scotland.

O'Neill said...

Just look what you might be missing;)

"And to show his dedication to Scotland, al-Fayed has also suggested an unusual gift from him to the Scottish people.

He claimed that he felt a close affinity to Scots, because he believes that are descended from an Egyptian princess called Scota.

Mythology dictates that Scota, the daughter of the pharaoh, fled his kingdom with her two sons, and the stone of destiny.

The princess is said to have died after discovering a new land on the north-west edge of Europe, naming it after herself.

Al-Fayed intends to donate a life-size £60,000 bronze of a kilted Scota to be displayed in Glasgow or Edinburgh to celebrate the link between Scotland and Egypt.

He added: “The Scots are originally Egyptians and that’s the truth.

“I will erect a statue to honour the close links between Scotland and Egypt – I will place the statue any place the Scottish people want it, Edinburgh, Glasgow or at Balnagowan.”