Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Will they Stay or Will they Go?

As of the latest weekend polls, it is anyone's guess which way Scots will vote on September 18th, 2014.

According to news and discussions online, the interest in the referendum has been largely underestimated. Some online polls have reported that the "Aye" vote appears to edge over the "Naw" vote, creating what could only be described as a nervous panic in the UK!  They never paid much attention to Scotland before. And all of a sudden, they pull the family card. "We are family", says David Cameron Don't leave us!!!  We'll do better, I promise. Then like a jilted lover, he makes a vail threat, if you go, you can't come back. Too little too late, I think.

And I think it has more to do with the economics than being "family". The stock-market is not immune to the uncertainty and it too is becoming jittery, with the pound dropping to a new low.

If his pleas don't work, David Cameron is looking to the Queen to step up and save his job, because if Scotland goes, there goes his job. The discussion in the next while is sure to be interesting.

Hubby is watching with curiosity these goings ons and provide his thoughts on the vote in his ... blog post on Scottish independence.   

UPDATE:

On September 18, 2014 Scotland decided to remain with the UK by a vote of 55%/45%.  The people have spoken!  This is hubby's thoughts on the outcome.  



1 comment:

Alan Pratt said...

I am of two minds on the whole independence thing. The prospect of an Aye vote for independence is equally thrilling and terrifying. But Scots are certainly enjoying the attention!

I take the position that non-residents of Scotland, like myself should not have a right to vote. I have said that if Scotland becomes independent I will proudly carry a Scottish passport. If not, then Scotland will be more empowered in a restructured UK, probably under a new federal constitution.

Will the Aye voters get cold feet when it comes time to vote? Will Naw voters join the bandwagon and make it decisive? Who the hell knows!! But stay tuned...

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