reply to post by DontTreadOnMe
I do know a bit of Scots history...things like the Battle of Culloden....
You will know then that The Battle Of Culloden was the final battle of The Jacobite Uprising.
An uprising whose sole intention was to install Charles Stuart as the absolute monarch
over The Kingdom Of Great Britain thereby overruling the
authority of the elected parliament.
In addition he had absolutely no intention whatsoever of breaking up The Union and restoring Scottish independance - a Union by the way instigated at
the behest of Scottish nobles.
To do this Charles conspired with a foreign nation, France, with the express intention that France invade England - now why would the rest of the UK,
including a large number of Scots, resist such an uprising?
It is also worth pointing out that the subsequent Highland Clearances were by and large carried out by Lowland Scots against Highland Scots.
and the fact that England felt the need to make subjects of a proud and free people....
Scotland has never been a subjugated nation - again, The Union was instigated at the behest of Scots and Scotland has been a willing partner in that
Union ever since - to suggest anything other is both incorrect and something of an insult to the Scottish people and typical of the sterotyping of
those damned bloody English as the villains.
Of course there have always been some Scots who preferred independance - they are now being given the opportunity to decide for themselves - as is
right - and if they vote for independance then so be it - their choice - but that choice should be based on facts and reality and not romantic notions
of some idyllic and imaginary past.
I suspect most Scots are wise enough to realise this - for some reason it seems to be those who cling on to some alleged long lost allegiance to
Scotland who believe such nonsense and bollocks.
I hope Scotland votes for independence...
Exactly what is your reasoning behind such a hope?
and that they do what it takes to make it a success.
As do I - I have many good friends in Scotland, I'm a frequent visitor there and I think it's a great country and I'd hate to see them and it
suffer as a result of their choice.
I'd certainly bear them no ill will, for purely selfish reasons I'd perhaps even view them with a bit of envy - but as I've said on countless
occassions I firmly believe OUR
best chance for positive change remains with some form of Union.
But it is Scotland's choice and no-one else's, I just hope that choice is a reasoned and qualified choice and not one tempered with and by any