There are many who call themselves British I however am not one of them therefore you can imagine my surprise to wake to find ‘one nation one Britain’ trending. Are you kidding me? How dear these pompous arses eradicate my country and my identity. I am not and never will be British. This is a ploy by Westminster to eradicate the identity of every nation of the UK so that England remains ruler of the state and there are those in Scotland who would be only too happy for this to happen.
The ones who constantly talk the country down.
Scotland is a country, not a state and certainly not a region of England, although many would like it to be. Scotland is in my soul. I often wonder what William Wallace or Robert the Bruce would think if they happened on Scotland today. Invaded by England, or those coming from England to set up home, raise a family and make a living, new Scots as we like to call them. But are they? Is Scotland in their blood the way it is in mine? When it comes down to a referendum how would they vote? I am guessing some would vote for Scotland to be an independent country, however, I am of the belief that most would not care a jot for the country in which they reside as long as they are able to make a decent living, buy a cheaper house in which to raise their family.
Last evening, I saw a tweet of someone wishing to go to London as they could get better care and another in answer to the tweet that they were thinking of going to Liverpool as it was like Scotland. Does this sound like people who would fight for this country, no, it is sounds like someone who has made Scotland their home because it suited them at the time? Or someone from Scotland leaving because the country does not suit their needs.
There are many incomers to Scotland that are diehard Scots and would vote yes in a referendum but there are those who couldn’t care less because they know nothing of Scotland or her history. They know nothing of the clans, or the genocide of the Highland Clearances. To be fair though, there are Scots who also know nothing of these things.
I believe when it comes to the question of independence it should be a question for those born in Scotland, or those of Scottish descent. If the shoe were on the other foot and it were England who were wanting to succeed, would Scots living in England be given the vote? Would other foreign nationals? Were Europeans given a vote on the EU referendum? No, of course not, therefore why should the world and its mother have a say on our independence? Of course, there will be those who say, well I live here I should get to vote. Living here does not in my opinion give you the entitlement to vote on the constitution. I am not anti-English, or Anti foreign nationals, you are welcome here. I just believe that when it comes to a question on whether Scotland should be an independent country the answer should come from Scots.
I know this will be an unpopular opinion and quite frankly, I don’t care.