reply to post by mirageman
I personally believe that if the Scottish people want to be independent from the rest of the UK, then I believe that is an affair for them to decide.
I do not believe that the rest of the people of the United Kingdom, have sufficient understanding of the reasoning which lead to the suggestion that
Scotland leave the UK, to vote on it, because most of us have no idea what sort of treatment Scotland has received in times past, from Whitehall and
The whole reason that this thing even came up in the first place, is because the UK government consistently gathered power and resources about itself
and refused to share them properly across the breadth of the nation as a whole. The maltreatment of central governments responsibility to share its
spoils across the entirety of the nation, lead to some Scots deciding that enough was enough, and actually suggesting that Scotland take its
successful industries, its wonderful countryside, and its cultural centers and festivals, and try and go it alone, since the government in London were
so adamantly opposed to significantly changing their poor attitude toward the north, and matters pertaining to its financial and social security.
I can well understand that, because even though I do not live in Scotland, I am the sort of person who pays attention to things. Every news report,
blog, comments here on ATS, youtube videos, and even lighthearted social commentary, points to the improvements in Scotland, being a result of purely
Scottish initiatives, under the devolved government, and indeed to the fact that the only thing Whitehall has done for Scotland in the last twenty
years, is hold it back from making progress toward achieving its optimal efficiency and productivity.
Heck, I live in Essex, right on the mouth of the Thames Estuary, and I often feel like our little town is being left behind, and we are only 40.7
miles away from London! There are people living in the rest of the UK that would also probably quite like to separate themselves from the awful,
grubby, slimy, dirty scumbags that run the UK right now. I say, if Scotland has the stones and the infrastructure to take this leap, then I say good
luck to the entire unconquered land, and everyone living in it. I would also say, that if you do not live there, were not born there, have no family
there, and do not work there, nor visit in any way regularly, you have no business assuming that you are qualified to vote on the matter.
When I use the word "you" I do not mean anyone in particular, but in the general sense.
edit on 29-11-2013 by TrueBrit because: Clarification
edit on 29-11-2013 by TrueBrit because: More clarification... tsk... must learn to be more detailed in my delivery!