Wednesday, 8 January 2014
The Issue Which Will Lose The Yes Vote In Scotland
It was my intention to start the year with my own thoughts on the independence debate, but JRB has voiced them far more eloquently on the Ian Hamilton post and I’ve copied it below. Thank you JRB.
2014 has arrived - so the debate begins …
We have before us two stark choices, one a version of Independence as seen by the SNP and a few Europhiles, the other is merely the status quo, dictated by Westminster.
But from the outset I would ask you all to spare a thought for those of us who fear that ‘democracy’ is passing us by.
Much as though I may dream of an independent Scotland it is not of one where we are hamstrung and tied to an overbearing and over powerful Europe.
I therefore find myself, still very much pro-independence but unable to commit to the SNP’s deeply flawed interpretation of what it sees as independence.
So do I really have a democratic choice?
The other stark choice on offer is but more of the same. Totally unacceptable.
Had there been another option of remaining within a united kingdom but with considerablely enhanced devolved powers, I might have given that some thought.
So, again, do I really have a democratic choice?
If I don’t vote I may be accused of apathy but nothing could be further from the truth.
If I feel my only option is to spoil my ballot paper, then I have to ask – where is the democratic choice in all this?
Of this Hobson’s choice of a referendum, as I have said before – “I’m damned if I do, and damned if I don’t”
… and a word of warning - vocalised so well by Ian Hamilton [@]
“Scotland will never be the same again after this vote”
Captain Ranty’s started the year with his own concerns about an independent Scotland being part of the EU. It’s hard to believe the SNP’s determination to be part of this corrupt organisation. All I can presume is that money is at the core of their EU policy rather than democracy. If they were listening to the people, as they insist they do, then they would realise just how many voters are dissuaded from voting yes purely because of their EU policy.