Yesterday, I lost some followers on Twitter because I had dared to suggest that the Scottish parliament should not be suspended for the rest of the day but to carry on as usual.
“How dare you, show some respect for the dead” I was told. The comment that made me really angry was the inference that I was saying it because I wanted the Indy vote to still go ahead, which is utter rubbish. I live in England and it doesn’t affect me one way or the other if that vote had taken place. I would have said the same thing regardless of what the business of the day was. How dare someone try and state that about me!
I had every sympathy for what was taking place, and I felt sorry for those that were killed or injured, but, it was not Holyrood that was under attack. I believe, that in the face of terrorism the best thing to do is carry on our daily business as usual. If we don’t, then terrorism wins – plain and simple.
By all means, disagree with me, but unfollow? Really? At a time when the so-called supporters for a new referendum talk about being inclusive and respect those that voted ‘No’ last time, they unfollow you because they disagree with something one says or thinks. They don’t sound very inclusive to me. If this is what an independent Scotland would look like, then you know what, I don’t want any part of it.
There is no place for intolerance, especially where freedom of speech is concerned.