Saturday, 19 September 2015
For a' that.
A year on from the referendum and the political change or progress made in Scotland in the last year has been inescapable – but really it’s the climax of a far longer and more deep rooted movement – largely fuelled by the historical ignorance, avarice, self - and dis-interest of established politicians in both Tory and Labour parties and the UK establishment.
One year on I am more optimistic than ever for Scotland and its people. There is light at the end of the unionist tunnel, the light of taking responsibility for our own affairs, playing a unique part in the world not filtered through the needs of the UK and being a good neighbour to England and wider afield. Scots are not rushing towards it in an emotional pell mell of Braveheartery or anti-Englishness, but rather approaching in a measured way, considering the benefits of change, and noting the disadvantages of the current set up, reinforced as they are daily through a mainstream media with little or no journalistic integrity.
When we are ready, we will become independent, on our own terms .
It’s coming yet for a’ that.