reply to post by christina-66
I believe we should all be proud of the things that define our uniqueness and various differences whilst also recognising and accepting the many
things that unite us.
At present, for various reasons, we don't seem capable of doing either.
I firmly believe we should put more emphasis on that which unites rather than that which divides - divide and conquer seems more relevant today than
The Poll Tax was a disgrace, as was the whole of Thatcher's government.
She purposely destroyed whole communities and we are still paying the price for many of her policies.
I know we have covered this before but the North East suffered at least as bad as anywhere else.
Westminster has never been a friend of the North East regardless of who has been in power.
I can't recall The Labour Party ever doing anything special or specific to help the region, if anything it has just taken the area and it's people
for granted - remarkable considering the level of support it has / had in the region.
.....although celebration of our culture may be evident, it tends to be the tartan biscuit tin variety....not the meat and potatoes. We’re not so
different from you in that respect.
Not so different in many respects.
has spent much of his own time, and I suspect money, to promote Direct Democracy and it's benefits both here on ATS and out there in
the 'real' world.
All with very little success.
It is as if people are conditioned to believe that there is no viable alternative to current electoral and parliamentary systems.
The 'establishment' has much to lose and will do anything to maintain the current gravy train and all the inequalities and injustices that they seek
to exploit for their own personal advantage.
I suspect that independance for Scotland will just mean replacing one unrepresentative gravy train with another and that our best chance for true
change and reform lies with a strength through numbers approach.
It seems that we may have a common goal, just differ in how we feel best to achieve that goal.