posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 10:32 AM
It is sad there is so much bickering between Scottish and English. I don't think it needs to be that way.
Yes the SNP got in due to the failure of Labour. However, prior to this the population of Scotland was wary of the SNP and didn't know whether to
trust them in government or not. Since getting in they have done such a good job that now the vast majoirty have lost their previous fear and are
quite happy to let Big Eck run the place.
Yes North England has had a rough time of it as well, so has Wales and other places. That is not for Scotland to worry about. The English should
govern themselves and sort out their own problems.
The place I see nationalistic tendancies the most is in England. I was in Newcastle last week and saw loads of cars going about with England flags on
them. We don't do that in Scotland. We know who we are and don't need a flag to remind us.
I would challenge anyone to name a country on the planet that has a much resources as Scotland for such a small place. It's not just oil, we have
wind, wave, tidal, hydro, nuclear, coal, gas and even timber to produce energy.
We have agriculture and livestock to feed ourselves, as well as fish stocks.
We have a hard working intelligent and well educated work force.
We have many world renowned brands, whisky, tartan, salmon fishing, game hunting, golf, sailing, outdoor sports, mountaineering.
We produce great art, music, celebrities.
We have ancient history and culture that tourists want to see.
I could go on and on but I'd be here all day.
The rest of the world could blow up and Scotland would still manage fine without them because we ahve everything here that we need.
Enough of that ...... somebody answer the question ...... is it extremist to want independence for your own country ?