View Full Version : Honour in politics

08-05-2015, 08:48 AM
Faced with the prospect of a significant number of SNP MPs voting on issues not directly related to Scotland and everything that comes with that I have a question.

Who's postion is more honourable.

A nationalist party that eg SNP that sends MPs to the parliament of a country that it wants to break away from with the intention of voting on issues that affect other parts of that country but not their part of the country.

Or a nationalist party that takes part in elections and then when elected refuses to take part in any of the parliamentary procedings eg Sinn Fein

08-05-2015, 08:55 AM
The former, fighting for its beliefs from the inside

08-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Expecting a big gesture to Scotland today.

08-05-2015, 11:00 AM
The underlying positions are so different that it's impossible to rationally compare the responses. One party accepts that the Westminster government is the legitimate constitutional seat and will seek to change that from within. The other regards the UK as an illegitimate occupier of part of the territory of another nation; hard to change that from within without being accused of Quislingism.