Friday, 12 September 2014
The Scottish Independence debate and why the Scots will vote NO to Scotlands Independance
As a Scot living in
England right on the border with , having
lived in Wales half my life I am watching the Scottish Independence debate with
much interest. Because of where I live I get no vote which is a little ironic
as many English living in Scotland do get to vote, I would vote YES myself, but
in the last 48 hours feel the tide has turned and the NO vote is almost
certainly going to win. Wales
You see the Scots are a wild and passionate lot and in a battle will hold their pointy sticks and swords high and charge shouting rude things at the enemy even when outnumbered and with no hope of winning. Well I say that; this is what used to happen in the old days and 99% of the time sure enough we lose, but just on the odd occasion we win and we will cheer and relish the moment knowing that ultimately our glory will be short lived and we will be defeated by overwhelming odds. Just look at the Scottish football team.
The YES campaign lead by Alex Salmond (who needs to get into some tartan) at one time focused on this built in wild passion and belief that has seen the national football team continue to be supported even though most of the time they lose. But in the last couple of days the YES campaign has lost its passion it has been dragged down into the nitty gritty of everyday life and questions like . . . . Will my ASDA shopping cost a bit more . . . . .
Such arguments are futile, we are the people of
who can say if becoming independent will work or not for sure, or even staying
part of the United Kingdom
will be in ’s
long term interest. Let’s face it up to now the powers that be in Scotland England have not really cared about .
And saying . . . . ASDA will put its prices up . . . . Should
make no difference. We should be heading
towards polling day waving our swords and pointing pointy sticks singing and
making rude gestures at the English establishment. The people of Scotland should be following their
hearts and Rob Roy MacGregor rather than worrying about ASDA. Which is why I
knew the campaign for YES was doomed when I heard a Scot saying . . . . . . The supermarkets saying we should vote NO has
finally made me decide to vote to keep the Scotland Union
. . . . . . This is not the talk of a
mad rampant Scotsman charging over the moors his kilt flying in the air.
In other news Ian the Musical Hat Maker (A Scot) and Auntie Karen (A Viking) called by so that Mr Ian could tune our piano (from
. . . OK German made) and we all had a jolly good time. And had a lovely meal which all came from the
local village Market . . . NOT ASDA Scotland