Well she did it. Stealing thunder from Theresa Mayhem’s expected announcement on triggering Article 50, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will be seeking Holyrood’s permission to hold a second referendum for Scottish independence.
So what now?
The first thing that I hope to see is that people, regardless of who they vote for, realise that this referendum is not about a vote for the SNP but it is a vote for a democratic Scotland.
Secondly, I hope that the Yes movement encompasses those who believe in independence but vote; Tory, Labour and LibDems. Can you imagine a movement that boasts voters and members from all the main parties in Scotland? I can, and it’s an awesome thought.
Thirdly, I want to see a much better co-ordinated campaign that is inclusive of not only Bella Caledonia and the likes, but also Stu Campbell of WingsOverScotland. Like him or loathe him, he can produce some brilliant journalistic pieces that shreds the arguments of those who back the Union.
Lastly, let’s not get involved in any mud-slinging. Let us focus instead, on uniting and ultimately winning the democratic right to govern ourselves…and yes, get out of this rotten-to-the-core political union.
We can’t scream and shout and call people names when they still, for reasons known only to themselves, cling to the UK. We all need to show them that there really is a better way.
I don’t think the BBC, Sky or most of the media have learnt anything since 2014, and certainly going by last night’s evidence I would say it might be even worse. So folks, we need to hold fast, rise above it and win, but win with a smile.
Alba gu bràth!