Be Careful What You Vote For

Scottish IconsOn the eve of one of the most important decisions the British people have made in centuries, the Scots go to the polls tomorrow to decide the future of their country.

Whilst I envy them the power to influence such an important constitutional decision, I fear that, given the huge lack of detail available, the people of Scotland will be voting with their hearts rather than their heads.

Passion is a powerful driver in such situations, but I would warn that you must be careful what you wish for. You might just get it, and then it may turn out that it wasn’t what you really wanted at all.

As a passionate Englishman, proud of my nation despite the mistakes we have made over the centuries, I would like to think that Scotland is better served within an alliance with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Having said that, it is not my decision, and I refuse to try to influence anyone’s decision.

Whatever the outcome, I pray that as intimate neighbours, we remain good friends, and can work together in the interests of both nations. I also pray that the friendly, if passionate, banter will continue and that both the Yes and the No sides will remain united as members of the Scottish nation.

We all remain transfixed by the whole process. Whether you are in or out of the Union, you have a unique opportunity to decide your own future and I wish you all the very best of luck with this historic event.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. daniellemylifewithless
    Sep 17, 2014 @ 22:30:24

    One of the nicer things about the vote. I agree slightly about the rest of United kingdom not getting much say, althtough 38 out of 60 years we have had a government we voted for. It’s amazing the feeling here just now every time cares about what is going on in their country and I hope we can continue this no matter what the result. I never cared about politics before now but I will continue to be interested. There is no doubt the vibe where I live 90% all want this but that is just my town not sure where else. This hopefully will wake up the UK to the bad way this country is run and hopefully change will happen. I’m excited atmosphere amazing, I had 30 cars pass my house at dinner Scotland flags and balloons and yes stickers beeping and mics going. The wee blue book is interesting read about this. I just hope its peaceful and no violence at all. Sorry for this random comment just very excited to this future I’m all for the change, change and growth is always good 🙂

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    • daniellemylifewithless
      Sep 17, 2014 @ 22:34:52

      Correct me I mean 38 years we have had a government that Scotland did not vote for. It’s late 🙂 brain a bit fuzzy 😀

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