A blow for Scottish independence

Slick

Guru
To go back to the theme of the thread title, now we really have a blow for independence.
Announcement from Douglas Ross.......... Boris Johnson will not be venturing over the Border to support his party faithful in their work to prepare for the forthcoming Election.
This despite the fact that very recently he had claimed that "wild horses would not keep him away".
Oh well, just another broken promise to add to the heap.
Whilst that definitely is a blow, I still think most of us will still recognise Boris and his cohorts as the buffoons they are without the need for stepping foot in the country. :okay:
 

Slick

Guru
 
I rest my case. :eek:
That was poor interviewing, as most polls show that independence is not a priority consideration for Scottish voters, the economy and normal actions of Government are, and the SNP fail on all of those metrics.

He was pushing a media driven narrative, not helping inform the public. Fair play to the politician for dismissing it for the pointless question it was.
 
In addition to the standard types of polling questions we use, as part of our extensive election research for this publication, we asked more than 2,000 Scots to tell us, in their own words, their most important election issue and why.

Issues that relate to Scotland’s recovery from the toll of the pandemic were those at the forefront of people’s minds.

Although the constitutional question remains important, Scotland’s economy and jobs were more than twice as likely as independence to be mentioned by respondents as top election issues.

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/f...cs/3028057/scottish-election-issues-pandemic/
 

JBGooner

Über Member
Interesting article here by the noted historian Niall Ferguson https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/a...ve-the-u-k-give-scotland-the-canada-treatment

"If the Scots were taught their own history better, they might also be less attracted by the idea of independence. For the country’s experience prior to the Union was hardly one of unalloyed happiness. To read the historical novels of Walter Scott — notably “Waverley” (1814), “Old Mortality” (1816), “Rob Roy” (1817), “A Legend of Montrose” (1819) and “The Abbot” (1820) — is to be reminded vividly that Scotland up until the defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746 was an exceptionally violent country, characterized by bitter internecine strife between Highlanders and Lowlanders, Catholics and Calvinists, MacDonalds and Campbells.

The miracle of Scottish history is that a country that for centuries so closely resembled Afghanistan in our own time — torn apart by compulsively warring mountain clans and religious fanatics, and subject to recurrent foreign interference — should have transformed itself in the space of a generation into a cradle of the Enlightenment. As Scott observed in the postscript to “Waverley”: “There is no European nation which, within the course of half a century or little more, has undergone so complete a change as this kingdom of Scotland.”"
 
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