Friends and readers.
As we or those that are interested get caught up in the hype of the yes no debate over Scottish Independence, Pilton Sucks would like to draw our wide and growing readerships attention to what has been up to now our hidden national disgrace.
How many of you know who owns what in Scotland and how much? Not many we guess so let us put you out of your quizzical misery. A little known organisation called the land reform group has released a report suggesting the Scottish Government set a limit on the total amount of land in Scotland that can be held by a private landowner or single beneficial interest.
Let Pilton Sucks take this a step further and give you some shocking figures. Scotland covers around 20 million acres of land, of which a fifth belongs to the 20 biggest landowners. The archaic structures which allows this is a shameful hidden privilege of the elites, owning and controlling one fifth of all the land is worse than dreadfully wrong. Pilton Sucks is happy to publish the names of some of these robber barons who are insulated against any vote on independence in fact they couldn’t give a damn, and just see it as a diversion to keep the plebs happy, as it won’t affect their wealth and power.
DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH-270,000 ACRES.
ALWYN FARQUHARSON-125,OOO ACRES.
DUKE OF WESTMINSTER-120,000 ACRES
CROWN ESTATES COMMISSION-106,000 ACRES
COUNTESS OF SUTHERLAND-90,000 ACRES
CHARLES PEARSON [THE RIGHT HONOURABLE] 77,000 ACRES
LORD MARGADALE-73,000 ACRES.
BLAIR CASTLE CHARITABLE TRUST-140,000 ACRES
ALCAN MINERALS-135,000 ACRES
DONALD ANGUS CAMERON-90,000 ACRES
FORESTRY COMMISSION-1,640,OOO ACRES
THE SEAFIELD FAMILY-84,000 ACRES.
There are more, but this gives you an idea of how much land is in the hands of the few. Nobody wants or can do anything about this, so if independence is to have any real impact on peoples lives then we must have control of this land so it can be used in the interests of all not in the interests of the few. But you all know well that this won’t happen, so we miss the vital ingredient in the independence debate. Common ownership of this disgraceful situation can convert declining areas into vibrant communities ripe for business growth.
But dear friends the communities revolution frightens the political classes and landlords who are desperate to cling on to their privileged position, and so it will be glossed over and pushed to one side. The present Government in Scotland have an opportunity to address this archaic bullshit and after all it is their Land Reform Group which is asking for action. The other party’s in Scotland don’t want to know. The Tories are in bed with these robber baron landlords. The Labour Party don’t give a toss and want to sit at the top table with these relics of the past. Forget about the Lib Dems, they can’t agree on what day it is and will soon become another relic of the past.
We are asked to vote yes to the status quo when it comes to the privileged owning a fifth of all Scotlands land, and we have not seen this fact printed in any literature, and we challenge the yes campaign to prove us wrong, they can’t but feel free. It’s the major weakness in their argument and no-one within that campaign has had the courage to mention it or had any idea what to do about it. We have a generation of homeless people crying out for somewhere to live, and we have all this land doing virtually nothing except making and hoarding money for the few elites who think they have some divine right to own this land.
Pilton Sucks are no armchair revolutionaries but we can see clearly the same old jokers holding on to their inherited privileges claiming under some law that they themselves invented and backed up by a judicial system owned by these punters as well, making any yes vote nothing more than an itch to these landowners. If you vote no then you vote to cement the position of these parasites so weigh it up carefully as the no camp don’t mention this disgrace in any of their literature either, but then they wouldn’t would they as they support the established order.
So Labour, the Tories and the Lib-Dems, all who know about these facts we have printed but won’t tell you or even mention it support the retention of this stinking rotting carcase of a nation that allows this medieval ownership to continue without as much as a tut tut. Useless bastards who only want to dip their nose in the public trough and fuck everybody else. We are surrounded by these philistines who would steal the sugar out of your tea and then come back for the milk. This disgrace has to be addressed or at least talked about, what is everybody afraid of, possibly offending these robber barons, fuck them. This land is our land but it is owned by faceless individuals who use it as a huge tax dodge and personal indulgence.
In all the debates and arguments up to date whether on TV or in public arenas, this subject has never even been mentioned, which more than suggests the chattering classes don’t want you to know anything about it and neither side have any desire to address this massive deficit in democracy. Once again the electorate is not getting the full picture, once again we are asked to take a decision without knowing the reality of what we are taking a decision on. Once again we see the faces of either side and read their propaganda promising and threatening overtones of voting one way or another. So what is going to happen to the privileged land owning elite who live off the fat of the land if we vote yes, well at least let’s open up the discussion and see who runs for cover. And if we vote no what happens then. Well that’s simple nothing changes and the political classes protect their benefactors.
Once more we see the stupidity of voting for people that have never touched real life and have no understanding of what is required to produce a level playing field. These elitists who just laugh it all off as, the plebs having a nosebleed, realise that the chances are the mugs will vote no and retain the status quo, handing them another 100 years or so of untouchable privilege. What fuckin mugs we are. but what on earth can we do, if we vote yes then there is a remote possibility that it might be brought up in conversation, but that’s about it. If we vote no, then forget it, no discussion, no debate. Hobsons choice, but it’s your choice.