An old age pensioner called David Bowie (67) said in a statement at the Brit Awards last night that he wanted Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom.
As a Scot myself, with three Scottish grandparents and one Irish grandparent, I don’t have the vote. But I am of the very strong opinion that Scotland should say “yes” to independence.
Despite the Labour, Liberal and Tory parties all lining up to support David Bowie’s stance, I am of the clear view that no-one should interpret a “yes” vote as a vote for the SNP. If Scotland does split from the UK, it will create a whole new political dynamic both north and south of the border. The left will continue to win seats in an independent Scottish parliament. The Tories are largely irrelevant in Scotland and will continue to be so. A glance at the 2010 general election results is very revealing.
A “yes” vote will create a lot of changes in UK politics – Scotland returned 41 MPs in 2010 to parliament.
I don’t really have much time for Alex Salmond after he backed the egregious Donald Trump over his nutty scheme to turn a slab of the wild Aberdeenshire coast into the modern equivalent of a desert, that is to say, a golf course. Nor, if Scotland says “yes”, do I care about being tied to the pound or to Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
My gut feeling is that an independent, democratic Scotland has every chance of being a viable, progressive force in Europe. And, again, folks of Alba, voting “yes” does not mean voting for the SNP. ♥
I live in Norfolk England. we have our own dialect (admittedly not as obscure and almost unintelligible as the Scottish) (Sorry Brackets) ( used I am sure incorrectly :) But I believe that we also should be independent of a government I personally cannot stand nor voted for, and a so called country I no longer see has any connection with my personal view of what I once thought myself to be. OK, I admit we live on a tiny silly little rock, most likely the tip of some long sunken mountain in the North Sea. And I have to admit that if we keep carving it up, we may well disappear up our own rear ends. But Norfolk is the Home of the Iceni, Boadicea is surly as greater local heroin as is Mel Gibso.., sorry William Wallace. I think we should keep carving up the world until there is nothing left to carve.
But really, it’s a shame that in all countries, the closest neighbors are always the worst enemies.
I hope Scotland gets independence, then they can show us all how right they always were. And how it really was always England’s fault that they have never become what they truly are. Just another bunch of rock dwellers trying to stay alive in an inhospitable spot at the north end of the same rock as the rest of us.