Tuesday, 10 June 2014
99 Days To Go
I'm voting YES because : Its got nothing to do with the SNP!
I am not an SNP voter - never have been. I am not the biggest fan of Alex Salmond, but I don't mind him (he certainly came across a lot better, in last nights edition of Scotland Tonight, than Alistair Darling). I vote Green and would love for Patrick Harvie to be our Prime Minister/First Minister or which ever the title would be, come independence.
The SNP as our "democratically elected government" (to quote our First Minister), is leading the debate and the push for independence, but take a look at some of the other parties/groups also behind the campaign - Scottish Greens, Labour for Independence, Women for Independence, National Collective, Scottish Socialist Party, Business for Scotland, Mums For Independence, English Scots for Yes, Scottish CND, Academics for Yes, Yes Scotland, and more - plus all the grassroots groups, like Yestival and Radical Independence, proper grassroots groups founded by the Scottish people, not bank rolled and fronted by MPs and their banker friends.... They are all striving for Indy too, believing that it is the best way to g - best for Scotland and the people, who both live and work here.
Once we are independent, we don't know if the SNP will be re-elected, it may be a Labour government to hold office. We will make that decision when we return to the ballot and choose OUR government. What is more, we will actually get the government of our choosing, to run our country, for the people of the country.
So voting NO, based upon the opinion of " I don't like Alex Salmond" or "I don't like the SNP" or "I remember when the SNP were essentially the Scottish Tories in the 80's" is not a valid reason for not voting YES.
Its not about the SNP, its about the reality of choosing our own government chosen by you, the people of Scotland, to run our country.