Tag Archive: Scotland

Long live the status quo

They came, they saw… They bottled it. When the question was asked whether the people of Scotland wanted to be an independent country, the answer was a solid no. For every eight people that said Yes, nine said No. In only four of the 32 counts did the Yes vote score a victory. A week on, we’re already seeing the fallout from the campaign leading up to that day. Alex Salmond resigned a few hours after the result was announced; a denouement that brings a long career in front line politics to an underwhelming end. From now on, regardless of…
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Scotland: Just Say No

In a little over 48 hours, the polls will close across Scotland and we will have an answer to the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” If the majority votes yes, then a union lasting over 300 years and spawning the greatest empire the world has ever seen will come crashing to an undignified and messy end. The problem is that even if the majority vote no, then both Scotland and the rest of the UK will find itself in an uncomfortable position. By any logical measure, the rest of the UK should be praying for Scotland to sod…
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