Today sees the Scottish Nationalist Party (Backed by the Scottish Greens and Scottish Socialists, natch) launch their campaign to detach Scotland from the UK. Yes, the race for Independence is on! In a way, I hope Scotland does vote to leave the UK, as in a few years time the sight of a bankrupt Scotland quite appeals! However I know plenty of sensible Scottish people and I would not wish this disaster upon them. Anyway, it looks like Salmond and his pals have a a lot of work to do…
An opinion poll published by Alistair Darling, the former Chancellor, showed only 33 per cent of voters in Scotland want independence and 57 per cent are opposed. In his first intervention since becoming leader of the pro-UK campaign, Mr Darling said the poll showed Alex Salmond “doesn’t speak for Scotland” and support for independence has barely shifted over the last four decades.
Not sure if we can take this poll as valid but I suppose its some sort of barometer of Scots opinion.
Mr Salmond will be joined in Edinburgh this morning by celebrities and the leaders of minor left-wing parties to formally start his bid to end the 305-year-old Union between England and Scotland. Sir Sean Connery is expected to be among the stars who will encourage the Scottish people to vote for separation in the referendum, due in autumn 2014.
That’s Bahamas based Sir Sean Connery – proud Scot but not quite so proud he would actually LIVE in Scotland!
The SNP are the pied pipers of the land of Pipers — I doubt they can succeed with their mad economic plans but it will be a laugh watching them fail and then DEMAND devo-max.