Embassy cables reveal 34 nations pressured by UK to oppose Scottish independence

Diplomatic cables reveal the extent of the British Government’s collusion with foreign powers to damage the Scottish Government, undermine international confidence in Scotland’s economy, and to usurp the democratic process of the referendum on independence. […]

Official diplomatic cables prove conclusively that even as Cameron told the country the choice was up to the Scottish people and that he would play no part in it, he was pressuring other nations leaders […]

“… [T]he FCO has contacted the governments of China, Russia, the US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the 28 EU nations about the Scottish referendum in a global search for allies who might oppose independence.

— We ourselves

Tant que l’accès complet et immédiat à tout ce qui se passe dans nos états et nos gouvernements ne deviendra pas la norme – et le secret l’exception – nos états auront forcément tendance à d’abord protéger leur structure, leur fonctionnement et leur intégrité, au lieu de travailler dans l’intérêt du peuple et de la nation. Si on ajoute les intérêts personnels des élus et les intérêts collectifs des partis, c’est le bénéfice pour le citoyen devient au mieux un moyen, plus probablement un effet collatéral.

Le plus marrant – mais moins scandaleux – est cité dans un autre billet, toujours basé sur des extraits de câbles révélés par Wikileaks :

Prime Minister David Cameron met with Sony Pictures representatives 2 1/2 months before indyref to discuss the impending release in Britain of the Outlander series, according to WIKILEAKS. The series premier broadcast was inexplicably delayed here until after the referendum.

The Outlander series is set in Scotland in 1743 and it explores among other things the relationships and attitudes of British occupying military forces toward the local population. The picture painted is often one of British repression and brutality borne of visceral contempt for Scots.