The Scottish Independence campaign is really heating up now, with our inglorious leader Cameron urging people in England to persuade their Scottish inhabiting friends and family to vote for the union. You have to admit it – those Tories certainly know how to antagonise people. I think I’m what is called a floating voter as I was of the opinion that I probably wouldn’t have made up my mind one way or the other before I even reached the voting booth, but much more of the silly nonsense which has been coming our way in Scotland and I’ll be leaning towards the ‘go it alone’ side long before we reach the 18th of September.
Even the European Union President has reared his ugly head and joined the fray. Apparently it’s his opinion that Scotland wouldn’t be part of the European Union if we become independent. It’s really funny but I can’t recall there being one squeak of complaint when the whole of East Germany was brought into the European Union on the amalgmation of East and West Germany. Of course the EU president just happens to be Portuguese and has a vested interest in not giving hope to the two parts of neighbouring Spain which want to break away and become independent. People in Scotland are happy in the EU but the same can’t be said for folks in England and it looks like the best way for Scotland to stay in EU would be to vote for independence, as a referendum about leaving the EU would almost certainly end up with the UK having to leave, including Scotland of course – against our wishes.
Did you know that we’re all doomed here in the North of Britain?! Aye, doomed!! Well we certainly are if you believe all of the talking heads who have made their way up here to tell us just that. We won’t be able to cope on our own and we certainly can’t keep using the British pound. They are going out of their way to tell us what a disadvantage it is to have oil. I’ve never heard that before – have you? That oil has been used to keep Britain afloat since the 1970s and it has just been squandered. I’ll never forget watching the TV news when the first test tube of oil was wheeched down to London, it struck me then that there was something very wrong with that!
I could go on for a long time in the same vein, but it was when English friends of ours (who now live in Scotland on a temporary permanent basis – so have votes in the referendum) told us that they would be voting for the Union just because they worried about England being forever engulfed by Conservative governments without all the Scottish Labour MPs who even things out at the moment that I began to lean towards a yes vote. Of course it’s those Scottish Labour MPs who are most aggressively against Independence, well turkeys wouldn’t vote for Christmas would they, and those MPs know that they would all be on the dole without Westminster.
The real trouble is that England is in such a bad way. London is over-heated economically beyond belief, it’s impossible to live decently in the place if you aren’t a millionaire. The north of England has always been like a completely different country compared with the south, the North is a nicer country admittedly but it’s also mainly poverty stricken because London gets such a big share of the available money.
Earlier this week there was a UK Cabinet Meeting in Aberdeen, the first one which had been held in Scotland since 1921 – and that says it all.
In fact most southern English people wouldn’t dream of visiting THE NORTH, never mind Scotland. It’s a rare English bird which ventures over the Scottish border, in fact when I lived in England for a few years I only met one person who had visited Scotland, and the ignorance is gob-smacking. They often think that it’s possible to ‘do’ Scotland in one day!
And I haven’t even mentioned David Bowie – I’ve always been a fan – but really, what was he thinking of?!