Monday, September 15, 2014

Scotland's Independence Vote This Thursday

The vote in Scotland to leave, or to stay in, the United Kingdom has been followed by this resident of a former English colony.  In my opinion, we made the right move in 1776.

Whatever the pros and cons of Scottish independence, it seems pretty clear that David Cameron and the English parliament only came up with offers for greater Scottish freedom within the U.K. because they feared losing Thursday.  They never spontaneously made that offer to the Scots.

And what about the Irish and the Welsh?  Why weren't they given the same offers?  Why not Commonwealth status for them, like the Australians and the Canadians have?

In my view, this is continuation of English - Colonial history nowadays: the English screw their colonies!

Nuts to England!


  1. The approach the "no" advocates seem to be using is counterproductive.

  2. we had a referendum (compulsory vote) about 5 years back to become a republic - the vote was overwhelming to stay in the commonwealth - it wasn't even close.

  3. And right after they become independent the Scottish army can fight off the Russians when they come to annex them.