I’ve been guilty of not updating this blog for a very long time……. must try harder in 2017. There’s been no shortage of events and things to write about. Brexit is everything, oh, and perhaps Trump is everything too….
I wrote these next few words as a reply to a comment a friend made on Facebook. Adding it to my blog as I’d like to keep it somewhere that I can find it again and maybe edit it from time to time. He was asking what was the point of the SNP as the Scottish people didn’t vote for Independence in 2014. We’re not in 2014 any more……..
Scottish people might like to have all their laws and civil rights protected by a right-wing xenophobic party operating and supported only in a different country.
Scottish People might like that their vote will never ever have any influence on the type of Government, they have, or the people who make up that Government.
Scottish People might like having a Government that spies on their every keystroke on a PC, that records every single phone call they make, that listens in on their Amazon Echo.
Scottish People might like to live and work in an economy which has been designed to ensure the rich get richer while the poor get poorer.
Scottish People might like not having to worry about pensions because they trust that Right-Wing Xenophobic Government will have raised the pension age till it almost matches their life expectancy.
Scottish People might like the idea of paying for an insurance policy in case they ever get sick and need to use a Health Service.
Scottish People might not have ambitions for their children to go to University.
Scottish People might like not being able to freely travel and perhaps work across Europe.
Scottish People might like having nuclear weapons stored on their west coast, close to their major population centre, while also having rotting hulks of previous nuclear machines stored on their east coast.
………….But on the other hand,
Scottish People might *not* like some or all of the above.
Scottish People might like to actually have a say in what their country looks like and feels like.
The time for choosing will come soon enough.