The Freeman of the Land……..Nothing but Snake oil

Posted January 23, 2014 by garryjbmacinnes
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I have been thinking about this subject for quite some time. It is an aside to my Independence material that I am cautiously working on slowly but surely; unfortunately time constraints at the present time are considerable.

Anyway, a number of my friends in the recent past have been absorbed by the phenomena of ‘Freeman of the Land’. Many, on the spot, will have a convincing argument and at times I have been caught off-guard in my aims to debunk the theory.

Instead, I have decided to sit down for 10 and actually think the theory through.

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Part 3: The Seemingly Absurd On Citizenship!

Posted December 13, 2013 by garryjbmacinnes
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It’s Friday, it’s almost the weekend and I have decided that there is much else to do than type about Scottish independence until next week. However, before I embark on some of the weekends festivities I decided to post this small part up before it slips my mind. I hadn’t originally considered it as an issue, and I hadn’t really thought about putting it in; but upon reflection (and after sitting in traffic on Balshagray Avenue for an age) I decided otherwise. It is a short but important issue to reflect.

I will call this citizenship, even although I may be using the wrong term. I suppose if I were to be totally correct on terminology we are not citizens of Great Britain, but rather subjects. However, we can probably leave that part at the door.

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Part 2: The Constitutional and International Implications of a ‘Yes’ Vote for the United Kingdom,and an Independent Scotland

Posted December 12, 2013 by garryjbmacinnes
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Part 2:

Fast forwarding just over the 300 years mark, and we approach the modern day. Scotland, as a Devolved nation within the United Kingdom, is still only recognised internationally as part of the United Kingdom framework. We have our own International sporting teams, but that aside, we are askew in the entangled constitutional workings of one larger, United Parliament.

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Part 1: Why Scotland doesn’t actually exist, and hasn’t since 1707.

Posted December 12, 2013 by garryjbmacinnes
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Part 1:

I have sat and thought about how to start this road to independence discussion at length; however I have kept coming to the same problems. Read the rest of this post »

Scottish Independence: An introduction

Posted December 11, 2013 by garryjbmacinnes
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I have been toying with the idea of a blog like this for a while now, and upon some reflection I have decided to put it out there.

This will be the first in a series of posts discussing the ins and outs of Scottish independence. It won’t be focusing on every subject but will take a more legal route towards the big issues where possible.

The reasons for this are simple: I am sick and tired of reading propaganda in the media.

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The Judiciary Don’t Like Tax Avoiders

Posted November 14, 2013 by garryjbmacinnes
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Tax avoidance is a relatively major talking point in today’s media. In Scotland there was the Glasgow Rangers debate, but more importantly we have had massive amounts of tax avoided by groups such as Amazon, Google, Starbucks, Vodafone and Goldman Sachs. Various news agencies sought to investigate tax avoidance schemes and in doing so the Times invited David Hartnett for a meeting. David Hartnett, in unfamiliar, was the Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC; I say Permanent, but clearly that wasn’t a title to be taken literally. As he is no longer in that position.

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Whole Life Sentence

Posted July 15, 2013 by garryjbmacinnes
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