18th September A Personal statement on the Scottish Referendum


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Originally published at: http://fishheads.club/2014/09/18/18th-september-a-personal-statement-on-the-scottish-referendum/
What is going on up here in Scotland now and what has been going on for a very long time and what will be decided today I cannot ignore and would be an absolute lie if I chose to pretend it did not affect me and chose to avoid it for “commercial” reasons. I was…


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Derek
I am 65 an expat with great Scottish friends all over the world most would vote No could they vote.
Myself I would be saddened if the Scottish people vote yes but wish them all the best for the future, no-one really knows what the future holds but at least it would be in your own hands!
I do not agree with most of the politicos rhetoric basically putting obstacles in the way of the new Scottish regime -we should be offering as much help and assistance as is humanely possible.
I believe that the vast majority of English people wish Scotland well please do not take any notice of a minority of bigots who wish ill!
See you at the Fleece in Bristol later this year.
Take care and good luck on the tour.


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Thanks for sharing, Fish.

I’m in two minds about the result. I’m happy that Scotland is staying in the UK but I also feel for you as you had your hopes pinned on a “Yes” vote.

This is clearly the beginning of reshaping the UK political landscape, and I don’t completely agree with how it’s come about. I didn’t vote for an English parliament yet apparently that’s happening now because of the Scottish result.

For me, being English and British have been completely interchangeable and I worry that will change now. I’m not sure if it’s for better or worse.

Time will tell…


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Glad it went as it did. I’m Welsh and in my opinion if Scotland won the vote for independance then we’d be asking for the same, and i don’t trust our Welsh Assembly members to tie their own shoelaces let alone run a countries finances.

On the other hand i was quite happy to see the ‘yes’ vote win, watch Alex Salmond totally fuck everything up, and see Scotland come back begging for help.