Why I’m voting YES

Very good post by Cameron McNeish on why he is voting Yes. Movingly captures the essence of independence. Originally published on Cameron’s own blog.

CAMERON McNEISH, Writer & Television Presenter

SOMEONE said to me recently that Alex Salmond has “divided a nation” with the independence referendum, but if division is about discussion, about debate, even friendly argument, with so many people engaged in something as important as the future direction of my country, then I’m absolutely all for it.

I heard someone discuss this on the radio the other morning and he said his family were Italian – and they often have loud, vociferous family arguments about kinds of things – but they still loved each other… 

I think it’s wonderful that a small nation like Scotland can reach this point in considering its future direction with what has been a campaign of hope, optimism and positivity.

But before I set out my reasons for voting Yes I should remind folk that I’m not a politician – mind you, that’s not stopped Danny Alexander from becoming First Secretary to the…

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2 thoughts on “Why I’m voting YES

  1. i’m delighted you brought this post to our attention. I must say, if half of what Cameron describes could be achieved, I’d amongst the thousands heading north. I may be an Englishwoman through and through, but the HIghlands are embedded in my soul and I’d cheer for anyone who could take the Scottish opportunity and set it free to flourish.

    It struck me though, that what’s true of the Scottish political situation also describes the reality for great swathes of the English and Welsh population too. Until there is reform of the electoral system that holds out true democracy, we’re going to face more of the same. The historian in me wants to scream.

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