It’s notoriously hard to get a Yes vote up in a general referendum when voting Yes means a huge change … look at what happened when we went to the polls to vote on a republic … so odds on Scotland will vote for the status quo and continue life as a minion of the Queen.
I don’t really care either way, speaking as someone with something like 1/8th or 1/16th of Scottish blood in my veins and dual citizenship (UK and Australia), but it is fascinating to watch.
I’ve been particularly amused by the flock of English heading north to talk their Scottish brethren into continuing to drink the Koolaid.
“THERE’S NO GOING BACK!! THIS IS FOREVER!! THIS IS A PAINFUL DIVORCE WITH NO TRIAL SEPARATION!!” old David Cameron and silly Gordon Brown have been spouting.
Please. You’d be better off talking about giving Scots, and the Welsh and the Northern Irish for that matter, a more democratic representation in the UK Houses of Parliament, and figuring out to continue to give Scottish shipbuilders dependent on Royal Navy contracts a pathway to employment, than playing the fear game.
Tony Abbott’s had his say. Because nothing says rational argument like using words like “friends of justice, friends of freedom” and implying that anyone who supports Scottish independence is not someone one would like to associate with. What an eternal fuckwit he is.
So good luck to you Scotland … vote with your hearts and heads. I wish you well whichever way you tilt — I’ll still come visit and travel your beautiful country.
I’m tipping you’ll vote no, because FEAR!! But if you vote yes, I will be tickled to watch the grief and horror from the English who once again will be shown that actually sometimes it takes a bit of work and attention to remain a BFF.