I am an Independence minded Scot. I don’t think that anyone can have any doubt on that question.
I don’t support any given political party, but I am fully behind all those who share the same vision as myself, in pursuing the cause of Scottish Independence.
I will not agree with all policies of any given Scottish Independence party, In fact I may disagree on many things.
However the objective in front of all Scots in late 2014, is to decide what they feel is the best course of action for our country to take.
Do we become once more a totally Independent country, or do we stay in the Union which was created in 1707?
There is much discussion and debate to be had, and much in the way of educating our fellow countrymen and women, on what our choice will really mean for our country.
Unfortunately, to date, there has been much more in the way of party political mud slinging,accusations,and down right bad behaviour from our politicians, with very little in the way of substance.
It has been playground politics, rather than letting our fellow Scots have a forum for their questions and concerns.
Even politicians giving speeches are so entrenched in their opposite,and infantile rejection of anything the other lot says, that they come out with a whole load of garbage, pettiness,nonsense and fearmongering and completely miss the point altogether.
The whole issue, the whole question, is bigger than mere party politics and dislike of the opposition. It is a huge decision for all Scots, whether they be political or not. We will only get one crack at this, and it doesn’t matter whether you are SNP or Labour, Tory or LibDem, Socialist or Green, Rangers or Celtic or Partick Thistle, Catholic or Protestant or Muslim or Jew. We all have to decide for ourselves what we want to happen with our country.
So today, I issue a challenge to all supporters of the Status Quo who want us to remain In the UK. And indeed for those who are yet undecided which way they intend to vote.
The challenge is not to justify why you think we should remain, but rather to consider what you want to see for an Independent Scotland, should the outcome turn out at that way in 2014.
You will still be here, we will still be here, but what would you want for this new Scotland to become? What would be your positive hopes and aspirations for our country? How would you like it to be shaped differently, what would you like us to achieve? and anything else that you would want to see happen?
Here is your chance to think out of the party political box, so what do you want to do with it? Anything is possible, we are starting with a blank slate.
If I get a sufficient number of responses from UK supporters prepared to take up this challenge, I will write a corresponding article, which will set out my hopes and aspirations if the vote turns out to be NO.
The Floor is yours ladies and gentlemen. Are you up to the Challenge?