On the 18th of September, Scotland may break from the UK.
As a resident of these isles, I can tell you that the general atmosphere surrounding the vote is a bit…..”meh”.
This is kind of alarming. It’s a big f**king deal for both sides of the border and people should be paying a little more attention, especially up in Scotland, since it’s they who will determine what transpires.
My opinion on the matter is that unity brings strength, but people have a right to decide their own future and if the Scots feel they’re better off going solo then they should vote “Yes”.
However, I feel that those behind the calls for independence (the same people who will hold power with a “yes” vote) are playing on an opportunity presented to them by the economic downturn between 2008 and now. It’s made their sales pitch much more enticing to those whose finances were shaken over the last 6 years by evil forces in London (naturally, they don’t mention that all corners of Britain suffered, just as most of the Western world). They’re telling people that breaking from the UK will lead to greater prosperity for all North of the border.
And if you just give that Nigerian banker your credit card details, he’ll give you $1,000,000.
Never trust a politician, especially one who says the future is paved with gold (but only if you give him power).