Tuesday, 26 August 2014
And The Winner Was ...
The winner of last night’s debate was Alex Salmond, without a shadow of doubt.
I was critical of his last television performance and was delighted to see the return of his excellent debating skills. While Darling stuttered and stammered over his scripted answers (or non-answers in most cases), Salmond embraced each question with enthusiasm.
In true Salmond style he cornered Darling with his responses regarding the NHS, the currency, child poverty, oil and nuclear weapons on the Clyde. Darling was hampered by the fact the No Campaign only has Project Fear.
I read somewhere a comment which stated ‘Best line of the night from Darling was “we do not need to divide these islands into separate states in order to assert our Scottish identity”’. Let me return to my Scandinavian friends. None calls themselves Scandinavian. Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish is their identity and that is how it should be. In my 68 years I’m never called myself British and I will refuse to do so until my dying day.
Independence is not about Scottish identity - it never has been - it’s about self determination and choice.
Darling is tainted by his pro-WMD, pro-privatisation and association with the big parties at Westminster. The greatest fear of the No Campaign is that should the vote be Yes, then a majority in England will start to campaign for an independent England. I will support them.