I have noted that many opponents of Scottish Independence appear to do so with some vague loyalty to the British flag. They claim to be British, and don’t want to stop being British. The language of Separation looms large in their vocabulary. I cannot make head nor tale what their reasoning is, but they are perfectly entitled to their view. I keep looking for evidence that we really are served better by this political union, but I fail to find that evidence. Nor has anyone managed to convince me that they have a cogent argument for such a view.
If Scotland should vote NO to Scottish Independence in 2014, then I will just have to accept that as the will of the majority of the Scottish people, and grit my teeth as I prepare for what is to inevitably follow.
A No vote will also persuade me that my confidence in the majority of my fellow Scots has been badly misplaced, and that a NO vote is indeed the correct decision to make, simply on the grounds that the majority don’t have the ability or the vision to make Scotland a better fairer and aspiring society for us all.
If we do not have the courage and conviction to believe in ourselves, if we cannot aspire to better than what we are served with now, then we are a poor reflection on ourselves,never mind the country we belong to, and we will deserve all that is coming to us as a result.
In no realistic sense can Scotland as part of the union, ever aspire to influence Westminster, by mere dint of population and of representation, it would be a case of the tip of the tail wagging the dog.
London alone has a greater population than the whole of Scotland with over 8.2 million in comparison to the whole of Scotland at 5.2 million.
It doesn’t matter which political party Scotland votes for either, it makes no difference to how we are governed. Even when Labour was actually worthy of the its name, it mattered not when we sent all our Labour MPs down there in opposition, they were absolutely powerless and feeble and could not prevent our industry being dismantled under successive Tory governments. The current lot either abstain, or have actually been responsible for the shit hole we are in now, and introduced the hated measures being taken against the poorest in society.
In effect, vote NO to an Independent Scotland and you may as well embrace this manufactured concept of Britishness and wave by bye to our country.
If we really want to be be British, then be British entirely.
Which means that the Westminsters recent government paper stating that Scotland ceased to exist and was taken over in the Acts of Union in 1707 is in fact true. Scotland no longer exists as country and is instead a small region of Greater Britain.
So a vote No and vote to be Better Together, means that we should stop kidding ourselves, and those who ardently support the British flag and being British, should do so honestly and be British.
In effect…embrace the union jack and ditch the saltire, do away with our Scotland football team and be part of Team GB, ditch our separate laws and education,and health service, do away with our devolved government. Be British and accept that Scotland as a country is no more and but a relic of the past.
If we are such a feeble people, then let others decide our fate for us, but stop moaning about it, because we will have given up the right to say that we are Scottish and are somehow different.
Don’t try to kid on we are Scottish and British, being Scottish will have no more regional relevance than being from Yorkshire, Lancashire or Somerest.
So if you are happy with giving your allegiance to a British flag, and the British state, and all that…then go ahead! Don’t be surprised if an old Highland Scot like myself looks at you with pity though, for I and such as I will be in mourning that we should have come to this.