reply to post by yorkshirelad
You highlight genuine fears I, and many others, have about the direction Cameron is taking us - I firmly believe his, and obviously those whose agenda
he is pushing, has every intention of taking this country back to something akin to Victorian like society along with all the injustices and
inequalities that went with it.
In previous threads I have stated I genuinely fear that a vote for Scottish independence will consign England and the rest of the UK to a Tory
government for the foreseeable future. I admit that is a purely selfish reason for hoping the Yes campaign fails.
I firmly believe we have a better chance of turning this island / Union into something we can all be proud of by remaining together - personally I'd
like to see increased devolved power to all the regions of the UK within some sort of Federal framework and with radical reform of electoral and
parliamentary procedures, (a discussion for another time and place I suspect).
I understand why Scotland would wish to take it's chances alone given the direction we are going, I just believe there are better options than
People may ask why I have such passionate views on this, but only a fool thinks that Scottish independence will not have ramifications for the rest of
Scotland has reaped many benefits from The Union. Many within the Yes campaign try to portray The Union as some sort of oppression of the Scottish
people - that is an insult and so wide of the mark.
Sure, they have also suffered, but not all of that suffering has been the doing of those damned English, some of it has been of their own doing.
But surely the answer doesn't lie in the past - we could argue the toss forever and a day about historical events and the positives and negatives of
The Union, the important thing is Scotland has to decide what is best for itself in the future and that should be based on facts and not a misguided
romantic notion of 'freedom'.
reply to post by Gordi The Drummer
And thank you for your kind words.
I think we share a common desire to see a progressive, caring, vibrant nation free from the shackles of those who constantly seek to control and
exploit, it's just we differ on how to get there.
I have an idea... why don't you come join us?
I don't think you realise how tempting that is - but I am both English and British and always will be.
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