What type of country do you want to live in? Told you it was easy.
I don’t care if you voted Yes or No in 2014. In fact, if you were Cat Boyd the chances are you forgot to vote as you were away on holiday. However, now, today, 2017 the people who live in Scotland have a very big decision to address.
Is it acceptable to be pulled out of the EU against the country’s democratic wish just because of the way the people of England and Wales voted? Personally, I don’t think it is. Perhaps you want to grow up in a Scotland where foreigners are despised and made to feel very unwelcome. Or, it’s OK to shut our door to the refugee who is trying to escape some awful war in their own country. I know, while we are at it how about we vilify the disabled and drive them to extreme measures such as suicide because we have a government that shows them nothing but contempt. If so, then move to England, because that is what the England of today looks like. I should know, I’ve lived down here for 21 years now. In that time I have seen a huge shift to the Right, and with that a rather arrogant and uncaring nature has been allowed to grow too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that everyone in England is like this, but I’m afraid the good and decent people down here are losing their country too.
Perhaps though, you’d prefer to live in a country where you are still a citizen of the EU, the foreign person is welcomed, arms are opened to the refugee and support is given to the more needy in society. That country can be Scotland…an independent Scotland.
I don’t care what Party you vote for but I do care about the path that you want Scotland to travel on. Scotland, at least to me, has always seemed be outward-looking, warm of heart and just a great place to be. In an independent Scotland, Labour, Tory, LibDems, Greens, and yes the SNP would all flourish. But we as individual, decent citizens, need to get together, see beyond political boundaries and work to make it happen.
It’s a simple question; what type of country do you want to live in?