Ultimate prize is peace (Stuart Hill)

When, at a local hustings, the question was asked “Is this a two-horse race?” my answer was “Yes – me and them”.

In Orkney and Shetland this is no flippant answer. The government can show nothing more than a magazine article as proof of its authority here, so it relies on us repeatedly sending representatives at every election, to take our power and give it away once again.

In this election we have a choice for the first time – to send or not to send. We can send an MP of whatever colour, who will take our powers and sit as one of 650 others with a fat salary and a tiny voice in the vain expectation that they can get their “policies” through parliament in the next five years – or we can keep our powers here and be free to pick any or all of their policies and put them through in a month.

When elected, I have not the slightest intention of pledging allegiance to a foreign occupying power. By not doing so, our power remains at home – we wake up on Friday as owners of our land, owners of our seas and seabed out to 200 miles. Our agriculture and fisheries are off the Brexit negotiating table. In addition, we have an extra £160 million in our joint economies.

The people of Orkney and Shetland are then free to decide how we want to run our society. I have plenty of ideas about that (www.stuarthill.com), but none of them includes electing me as a leader. It is not my place to tell the people of Orkney and Shetland what to do.

The world is watching. The New York Times recently published an article about what is happening here. I’ve had Belgian and English film crews following my progress and an Irish internet radio outfit is carrying my daily campaign updates. The final one will be their coverage of an interactive meeting at Whalsay on Tuesday evening.

We are a society small enough to make change, and big enough to matter. If we get it right, what we do here will spread like a virus to the rest of the world. A world of small units with the power firmly rooted at the bottom and working together to their mutual benefit will eliminate war.

One per cent of the world population control half of its wealth. The abundance of the world has been cornered by a few, who now con us into thinking we are in scarcity and need to endure austerity – while they continue to line their pockets. Scarcity breeds fear – just what the doctor ordered.

It is never the people who want war, only big government, big business and big banking – all of whom profit from war and engineer the situations to promote it. No matter whether the government is communist, fascist, capitalist, or whatever “ist”, if the people withdraw their support, the tyrants will fall.

A world of peace and abundance is the ultimate prize in this election.

Stuart Hill


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  • Haydn Gear

    • June 15th, 2017 11:18

    Couldn’t have put it better myself Stuart Hill . Would anyone else like to give it a try?

  • Gareth Blance

    • June 24th, 2017 13:18

    Hi Stuart Hill
    I think your Idea Is a very good Idea to now take control back of Shetland for what’s left , You should keep up your campaign so that we can give Shetland a good tidy up & take away Its 3rd world status , We can build A brand new Hospital , We can Own our own cargo Ships & Island Ferry’s all Islanders could buy this business , Our business economy will prosper from the tourist trade with all the extra money , Cos everything will be luxury fitted , Our hotels will afford luxury’s like swimming pools .
    I don’t think that Scotland or England will lose anything at all cos of all the holidays or other visiting movements to Scotland & England , As well as all the business coming from Shetland & buying In all the stock , Although I think that Shetland will not receive as much money from the fishing , Unless that Shetland builds a very large warehouse , To buy In large quantity’s of stock to trade for the money so people can buy Shetland fish .
    We can get back all our Industrial factory’s that we have lost over the years which Includes to many to mention , No one talks about It cos they are so busy fighting over each others jobs .
    Keep up the good work Stuart Hill I think you are correct I don’t think that England deserves the rest of the money Its to do with trading .

  • Gareth Blance

    • June 30th, 2017 13:12

    Hi Stuart Hill
    Don’t forget that there are other areas of Interest to add to your campaign , For example : Shetland Is believed to have more Individual owners than one , The Norse owned most of the North Of Shetland as well as many outter Islands , The Stuart’s of Scalloway castle owned most of the Shetland mainland from South to North , The ownership dispute that you & HM Services are having , Has to be about something that Is smaller like a small Island believed to be Papa Stour .


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