Do we want to be attached to an Americanised, privatised nuclear-driven England or a greener, fairer future. After the Project Fear Scotland went from 28% to 45% supporting Independence.
Scottish since 2014
The SNP has become the third largest party in the UK as membership soared and they won landslide victories. In the EU Referendum 62% of Sots voted to Remain. All this cannot be ignored. There are clearly large numbers, especially young people, who see their future as independent in Europe and not part of a crumbling Imperialist power.
The YES movement has grown and even the right wing Sunday Times media recognised this cannot simply be ignored. There has been talk of a Scottish Six. I’m tired of listening to English news in health and education. We even have some independence supporting newspapers now! How brave. In Scandinavia they have a law for equality in the press – that the press cannot only represent one point of view. Freedom of the Press is essential for democracy. We have a drip feed of 'Britain' on the BBC - we are not a region OR north Britain! We have separate Laws, Education, history, culture - we have our own story.
The 2014 Referendum was the most enlightened and hopeful and refreshing experience of my lifetime. For the first time there seemed a chance peoples voices were bing heard. I was also ashamed of the Great Lies put about in the BBC and the Sunday Times – from Burns was unionist (as if!) to as England’s most important partner, we can’t use the pound. These are obvious, downright Lies. After Project Fear Scotland went from 28% to 45% supporting Independence as it became clear this was not a partnership at all.
**SONGS for freedom
Scots Wa Hae
For These are my Mountains
Freedom Come All Ye
The capitalist exploitation of Scotland and the people who live there.
Over the centuries many Scots have fought for freedom, This journey is a long one, with many voices – from Burns, Wallace and all those who have been oppressed.
Scotland has been invaded and run by those elites. There are concentrated patterns of large scale private land ownership …… more than found in any other country in the world. This is criminal in todays world and we should all work towards making radical changes.
Landownership by the few
Half of Scotland is owned by 0.008% of population – exceptional level of inequality for a democracy. ( 432 owners , 16 owns 10%. Women fought and were gravely injured projecting their homes. People took to the streets after the Union. And the young people only have to leave when they can’t own a croft.
We used to also have a third of the pollution, before union and before centralization in London. Since Union Scotland has been bought and sold, de-populated, viewed as a satellite; and repressed culturally,
What is needed for Democracy?
Land Reform, free press, no private schools,, …..
Do we want Scotland to flourish as a future place to do business and increase productivity or become a retirement and tourism region of Britani?
**INDEPENDENCE MEANS Independence!
I imagine today great numbers of Scots are both disappointed and confused. We should ride the storm of Brexit for now, as no one knows what it means. I feel certain the other European countries are not going to play ball with the UK demands. Scotland is in even more danger of becoming an even smaller satellite of London – which only drags down our productivity.
In 2014 The YES movement had to prove every answer for every possible future, known or unknown! All that is really required though is broad sweeps of advantage, taking back control and pursuing what’s in Scotland best interests which has to be a good thing – who can argue this is not!? The SNP White Paper on independence only gave opponents something to pick holes in. They tell us Scotland is too poor while they are extremely fearful of loosing all our resources, oddly!! They seem to view or country as simply north Britian.
Meanwhile down in Westminster – no one has any plan over any possible future, even over those big sweeps over what Brexit actually means! Not even the PM. Will we join the single market? Will we need visas? What will it mean for universities? My moneys on UK leaving the single market and its going to be messy and take 5 to 10 years.
It will be very bad news for universities and academics research. Already Westminster has allowed 4 English universities to have a visa extension for International students – why not Scottish universities too? A large number of university academics are from Europe.
**We can choose. I don’t believe England would put troops on the border – or would they? Is that the fear? Ireland has managed and peace has come to Northern Ireland. Are we mature enough to really believe in democracy? Is that the question? Or do we cling to feudalism, elites, superiority?
It is not possible via Westminster and the elites there are too entrenched and the system is rotten – and actively work to protect the status quo. There are the new elites who took over after Thatcher de-regulated, just as in Russia or France after they over threw the aristocrats simply to build another elite. It doesn’t have to be their way, it’s not inevitable. Everyone I know in Scotland wants a fairer, more equal society and I believe if we voted on that it we would win by a landslide
*There is a choice between being a capitalist outpost or one looking north to our Scandinavian cousins and the realisation that – landownership, fairness, justice, equal opportunities and fewer extremely rich or extremely poor iS totally possible and only with independence.
We CAN choose!
When I was 17 I visited Finland and stayed with a family there only a mile from the border with Russia. I also visited Helsinki I and wondered – where were the slums and poverty?
Do we want to be attached to an Americanised, privatised nuclear-driven England or greener fairer future.
Labour is lost in Scotland, but has found an honest voice in Corbyn down in England. The SNP now needs to be more radical and stop tinkering at the edges and bring in more radical reforms. I voted SNP in my twenties to give Scotland hope and confidence back. Today years I vote SNP – not for borders or anti-English – but because I believe in a fairer, more equal society is possible here because the people of Scotland wish it.