Monday, 16 January 2012

Independence for Scotland?

The debate over independence for Scotland is quite frankly boring me to death and prompts a question I would like to pose to our politicians. Why can’t England have independence? Scotland will be having a referendum around 2014 when they will decide if they wish to abandon the United Kingdom to become a tiny, totally insignificant but independent country with the most wonderful scenery. And here’s another question (the West Lothian Question): Why can Scottish, Irish and Welsh MP’s vote on matters which are exclusively English? I would be sorry to see the United Kingdom fragmented by Scottish independence.

1 comment:

  1. You are correct, Father, this is becoming boring. However, it became inevitable once UK government conceded the principle of devolved government.

    The outcome of a referendum will make or break Alex Salmond politically. Of course, were the referendum about Scottish independence to be extended to voters in England, then I suspect the outcome would be overwhelmingly in favour!