An Independent Scotland?
Much has been written about the Scottish Independence debacle over recent months indeed, I’ve thrown my two penn‘orth into the melting pot from time to time (see here). Although I actually have a Scottish bloodline, I adore the country and love many things about Scotland, not least their amazing countryside, I still can’t help thinking Scottish independence the desires of a small minority (see here).
The Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has set out his timetable for an independence referendum however; according to some satirical sources it has been suggested “separation from the UK would make absolutely no difference” and the only change after independence would mean they’d simply have “one set of shitwit politicians on which to pin the blame” (see here), I would tend to agree.
To get to the top of any organisation these days, the whole process requires massive amounts of self-promotion and self-protection, without it you’re going nowhere. But on the way to the top and all too often, far to many of those who supposedly work for us, lose sight of the needs and requirements of those who helped them get there… Politics is the prime example!
These factors, along with modern-day business ethics where cash is king and people rarely matter, are all part of the root causes of our ever-increasing divide between the rich and the poor. Suppress the needs and desires of the have-nots so the haves have more!
Many of Salmond’s arguments for Scottish independence fall squarely into this quagmire of self-interest amongst the few and, despite masses of rhetoric about the Scottish people getting a better deal, it has little or nothing to do with the needs and/or desires of Scottish society. Total independence from the remainder of the United Kingdom will be a retrograde step that the Scotts would ultimately live to regret.
- Scottish independence: Lord Lawson rubbishes Alex Salmond bank claims (scotsman.com)
- Scottish independence: Professor discounts Nats’ MPC argument (scotsman.com)
- England and Wales want Scots to stay in the union, poll reveals (independent.co.uk)
- Treasury: Independent Scotland would have no control over interest rates (telegraph.co.uk)
- Alex Salmond predicts million-strong movement for Scottish independence (guardian.co.uk)
- Scotland the skint? (itv.com)