KWASI Kwarteng’s mini-Budget is remarkably unsurprising.

The Nasty Party are simply doing what they always do: protect capital and disempower labour in order to protect their own vested interests, relentlessly introducing more anti-trade union legislation that the Labour party will never reverse.

It underpins Brexit whereby they continue to honour their commitments to those whose interests that are served by it: to set free the multimillionaires, property developers and hedge-fund spivs who financed Brexit and Johnson’s premiership bid.

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It is the same failed trickle-down economics of ancient times. It was adopted and then rejected as a failure two millennia ago by Imperial Rome. Earlier still, 2600 years ago, Solon, the Athenian statesman, noted that the root cause of the economic problems of ancient Athens was that the hyper-rich were accumulating all the wealth of the city and spending none of it on public works.

Every empire has its day. The writing is on the wall for the British empire. It is writ large and clear. The problem is that most of English electorate are too stupid to read it.

Scotland’s day is coming and the Scottish people will rejoice on the day we set a new course of our own choosing.

Gordon Murray