Coming from Glasgow, it was ingrained into me never to allow myself to be bullied.
I am sure many of you were taught the same lesson, never back down to bullies.
It is not always easy to muster up the necessary courage to stand up to intimidation.
What my old man told me was always to remember that bullies are cowards that is why they behave in the manner that they do.
They always look for the ones most likely to crumble to their threats or violence.
From 1707 till 1939 the Westminster bully used the lure of the empire and reward and title to keep the home colonies in cowed obedience.
From 1945 till 2007 they had “Scottish” Labour, Liberal and Tory placemen and women they could bully into submission knowing these collaborators would only implement policies and initiatives that would never threaten or damage Mother England.
This all changed of course when the SNP assumed government in 2007 and started to implement policies based on common weal.
What we are seeing now under the guise of Brexit is the bullies last throw of the dice to stop the ‘natives’ from upsetting the cosy London overlordship.
The British ruling elite need to neuter Holyrood so they can impose their one nation Tory Greater England project.
They want to sell off our Water, and our NHS, sell fracking licenses, build nuclear power stations, dump nuclear waste in remote beauty spots, allow American Big Pharma to run our health service and make huge profits they can gorge upon.
In short they want to treat Scotland as a colony that they can use and abuse in any manner they see fit.
It is merely a profit centre for the spivs and shysters of the South East.
I was taught the only way to stop a bully is to hit them as hard as you can, I am speaking metaphorically in this instance because that is exactly what we need to do with Westminster.
My solution is quite simple, we tell Theresa May today, withdraw your legal challenge from The Supreme Court.
Amend the European Withdrawal Bill removing articles 11 & 15 and agree to repatriate all the devolved EU matters directly to Holyrood.
Refuse to do this, and we will immediately call an independence referendum as is the right of the Scottish people and reaffirmed in the Claim of Right.
Then the Scottish people will have a straight choice between independence and all the possibilities that brings or Brexit Britain and isolation.
Trust me, the bully will back down quicker than you can say Dark Money.