slowjo - Member
the more I see that Westminster is not in touch with this place and how to run it.
I don't think they have much idea what is going on anywhere outside London and care even less.
Exactly the point made by John Harris in yesterdays Guardian.
The debate so far shows there's potential for at least one part of these islands to reject the consensus and seek something better
I'd definitely vote yes. As a (very disaffected) northerner, its obvious the politics of Westminster, whichever party is in power, now serves the interests of absolutely no-one outside the capital and the South East. The rest of us are utterly irrelevant, and are becoming more an more so at a rate of knots.
Its alright saying, from Daves point of view,, independence would be great. He gets an eternal hegemony. But in reality, if Scotland went its own way, and the north was doomed to eternal Tory rule from a even remoter Westminster, do you think that the populations of Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Sunderland and Liverpool would just shrug, and say 'oh well' and just accept that?
Of course they bloody wouldn't!!! If Scotland goes, then who else is going to be looking for the Exit? Pretty much everyone outside the gilded South East, I reckon. Scottish independence would start a domino effect that would lead who-knows-where
I'm all for it!!!