Lord Megabucks Kilclooney, also known as former Ulster Unionist Party bigwig John Taylor, has jumped once again feet first into the referendum on Scottish independence. Not content with suggesting last year that an independent Scotland should be “partitioned” with the Borders region up to and including parts of the city of Glasgow retained under London rule he has now revised the ideology of “Unionism” in Ireland. Apparently it is no longer concerned with maintaining British colonial rule over the north-east of this island-nation under the aegis of the so-called “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”.
Oh no, the “Great Britain” part has nothing to do with it. From a letter to the Scotsman newspaper:
“AS AN Ulster Scot I am obviously anxious about the possible outcome of the independence referendum next year.
Should there be a Yes majority for Scottish independence then we in Northern Ireland, being closer in both distance and culture with Scotland, would have to decide whether to remain with England or remain with Scotland.
Well there you go. “Ulster” Unionism. Or as we may more honestly term it, anything but the Taigs. I wouldn’t have one around the place y’know…