As I lounge in this cocoon shaped cashmere sweater devouring copious amounts of herbal tea the prospect of debating Scotland’s
independence summons mere hilarity. My scheme of politics is debating whether the kitten heel should be eradicated which is why I believe my judgement can provide a truly unbiased outlook (minus Gerald Butler admiration). Amongst us we have a matter of liberty drenched in sentimental quarreling, a quest for national identity sustained by whisky and shortbread. Witty remarks aside, if and when Scotland obtains its independence vote it shall be a campaign of visceral intensity.
London owned press such as The Sun have kept their gun powder dry whilst the native press employ a prudent ingredient in this bubbling cauldron of political turmoil. The past week has propelled the issue of sovereignty hoisting concern for Independent Scotland under Alex Salmond’s wing as a leap into an unstable economic climate. David Cameron in “coming days” is said to meet Alex Salmond to discuss plans for a referendum on Scottish independence; where a consultation of the legitimacy will take place.
Westminster has proposed a single yes or no poll with no date suggested as Edinburgh seeks to delay the poll till autumn 2014 and open the possibility of a “devo-max” option on the ballot paper (to save you a Google search this would permit Scotland with greater territorial fortitude on financial matters yet remain part of the union). A standard argument to say the least, one tactical Salmond is refusing to deliberate…how would an independent Scottish economy work? If Scotland retained the pound it would be a common currency with a foreign country which seems absurd.
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) accuses David Cameron of meddling, politicians are huffing and puffing whilst Alistair Darling’s ridiculously well groomed eyebrows are raised. Like Darlings eyebrows we can only hope England and Scotland meet halfway. What should voters be asked? Should this poll require a second question? Can Scotland be granted more power whilst remaining part of the union? Scotland at present has a lack of authority at the autonomy of matters in criminal justice, health, education etc. Darling disputes if the Scottish vote to leave the union the country will be plunged into economic uncertainly.
The public must decide, is the gamble worth the risk? The prospect of adopting a new currency is riddled with jeopardy due to the uncertainty of the value until the launch date; an economic danger far too great. The theatrical case of villain has been sugar-coated by Salmond moulding Cameron and Co as anti-Scottish domineering bourgeoisie overlords. Is this a case of currency distress? What lies at the heart of this debate is far greater than financial trivia but a desire for national liberty, and rightfully so.