I'm sick of hearing the perpetuation of this grievance myth. It's the one the Tories pumped during the election campaign to good effect south of the border. There is an economic case for independence - everyone acknowledges that. There is no perception that the UK is working against Scottish interests, just that the present UK doesn't particularly suit Scottish interests - nor much of the rest of the UK either as it happens - and there is a distinction.
Well said Fiverings. I actually see the political awareness which the referendum aroused on both side of the border as being a good thing for the UK. It's time Westminster was given a wake-up call, although whether that call will ever be heeded remains to be seen, but I really do fear for the future of the entire country if it isn't.
Arthur.....I was born and bred in Glasgow and my parents voted Labour their whole lives! They really believed that Labour would make sure the working people got a fair deal! I've no idea what the Labour party was like in those days as I was too young, but it must be wonderful to have such a belief in a particular party and to think that if you support them, then 'they'll support you'! These days, living in England as I do, when I walk into the polling booth, I can only 'hope' that I'm voting for the best of a bad lot! Successive Westminster Governments have managed to all but ruin this country and as a result, with every passing year, less and less of the once 'Great' Britain, actually 'belongs' to the British! At the moment, we have in power a Government that only roughly one third of the people of this country voted for and they are 'untouchable'! They can not be 'held to account', because they only need to win over a third of the country! In an Independent Scotland, most people would get the party they voted for 'every time' and could hold them to account when necessary! What's wrong with that? Nobody is trying to make out the SNP are perfect, because they aren't..... but they could well be the means to a better end for the people of Scotland and before anyone accuses the Scot's of being selfish, there's nothing to stop anyone going to live there! The Scot's are famous worldwide for their hospitality, so rest assured, you'd all be welcomed with open arms!