Scotland decides the future of the United Kingdom

10 Sep

Thanks for this piece. I find the lack of consultation with the English, Welsh & Northern Irish electorates indicative of the absolute arrogance of the Westminster parties & the dismissive patronizing which characterizes their interaction with their fellow subjects. note we are not citizens because we live in a democracy which may be part of the problem.

Sundry Times

I am writing from an English British perspective about the debate and referendum on Scottish Independence. Like most of my fellow Englishmen and women, who have expressed an opinion, my initial reaction was something like: “You can be independent if you like – that’s up to you”. We live, after all, in a democracy and while opposing sides have said rude things to and about each other, there has been no rioting in the streets and the troops have not been sent in. All sides have declared their intention to accept the outcome of the vote (I just hope it is not too close. 51% may be a mandate but will hardly inspire confidence).

Much has been argued about the economic and social benefits of independence/staying in the UK. The fact is that after the result it will be confidence that affects business and finance. The short-term investors will likely…

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