In the past three plus years the U.K. have wholly failed to follow through on the promises and declarations made during their Better Together campaign. There should be little doubt now that Scotland can, and will, be a successful and forward looking independent nation. It is time to remove the shackles of Westminster and realise our true potential.
Let’s secure an #altogetherbetter Scotland for all our children. I can’t say it will be easy but it will be worth it!
Winning the next Independence referendum isn’t the end of the journey it is only the true beginning. A bit like a relay race we will pass the baton forward to the future generations.
The following quote by Martin Amis seems to summarise completely the madness of the ‘logic’ of nuclear weapons
“What is the only provocation that could bring about the use of nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons.
What is the priority target for nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons.
What is the only established defense against nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons.
How do we prevent the use of nuclear weapons? By threatening to use nuclear weapons.
And we can’t get rid of nuclear weapons, because of nuclear weapons. The intransigence, it seems, is a function of the weapons themselves.”
We cannot, perhaps, prevent Westminster from purchasing nuclear weapons but we can ensure that they are not sited on Scottish soil or in our waters. We can take the target from our childrens’ backs and remove the financial burden from their pockets. It can be done as easily as marking a cross in a box marked Yes!!
Wave a saltire and speak of freedom and instantly people outwith the iScotland movement think of the film Braveheart and mistakenly attribute that romanticised notion to the motivation of Yes. The fact couldn’t be further from the truth, Yes we want to regain Scotland’s independent governance but not as a return to the past but rather as a push toward the future. The chance to create something new from the ground up, a country driven for the good of its people(s) with social justice at its heart.
The dictionary defines freedom thus;
1.The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
1.1 Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
1.2 The power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity.
2The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
2.1 The state of being unrestricted and able to move easily.
2.2 Unrestricted use of something.
Freedom for Scotland simply put is this…
The chance to change and be better.
In a question and answer session at an event in London last night the First Minister was pressed on whether the subject of Scottish independence was “off the table”
“I’m not sure that independence will ever be off the table until it is realised,” she said
‘Seeking a better future for Scotland, and one different to the Tories shrill and ugly Orwellian anti-foreigner and Victorian one for us is the most rationale behaviour I can think of. That’s why I’m YES.’
Mike Dailly (@mikedailly)
During the 2014 indyref Mike (a solicitor advocate) campaigned for the No side. He has since re-examined the evidence and now believes that Scotland would be better as an independent nation.
He’s not alone!
If Scotland was currently an independent nation there would be absolutely no desire whatsoever to join the UK. So given the treatment which our country has received under the governance of Westminster why should we consider for a moment remaining?
If Scotland and England were humans in a relationship where the former was lied to, ignored, overruled, robbed, abused & manipulated what advice would you offer? I’d suggest getting the hell out and going their own way. So if we wouldn’t recommend the relationship for one person why would we possibly consider it for 5.3 million of us!?
If Scotland were to choose Independence it would save an approx 8% share in the total UK cost to replace Trident. That’s £16.4 bn to invest in Scotland’s future rather than Westminster’s ego.