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The Referendum: No, thanks. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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The Referendum: No, thanks.

My plea to my fellow Scots is here; a printable PDF version, here.

The ‘Shorter Catechism’ of it is here, and, PDFed and printable, here.

(Those who missed yesterday's 11 September remembrance may find it here.)

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17catherines From: 17catherines Date: September 13th, 2014 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I must admit, from a distance this is absolutely fascinating. The Scots I know on Facebook are mostly excitedly saying yes - I think out of a general "Yes, finally we get shot of the English" sort of spirit of nationalism. The Scots I know at work are all saying no - mostly because they don't want to lose medical research funding from the MRC, as well as for the pragmatic reason that they already have an independent legal and education system, and with no more oil, they actually need England's money.

And as a historian of sorts, my first thought was indeed, hang on, what are you going to do for a monarch? I don't *think* Bonnie Prince Charlie had any offspring, so I'm pretty sure Elizabeth is going to be as close to a hereditary Scottish monarch as Scotland can get.

I do wish our idiot Prime Minister would stay out of it, though. Whether or not this referendum is any of Britain's business (and I think you make a good argument that it is), it is certainly none of ours, and nothing we ought to be pontificating about in a patronising fashion...

love

Catherine, with some Scottish blood (and Scottish in laws), but given that I can pretty much derive my heritage from every country in Europe by the time I go back three generations, that's hardly saying much...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 17th, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Aye, weel.

It's no' sae fun up close, nae kiddin'.
17catherines From: 17catherines Date: September 17th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Aye, weel.

I imagine most events of historical and political significance are not.

Good luck. I shall pray that, whatever the outcome, it turns out to be the one that is best for all of the British Isles in the long run.

Catherine
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 18th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Prayer's a' verra weel.

I doubt me it suffices on its ain.
17catherines From: 17catherines Date: September 19th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prayer's a' verra weel.

Very true - but being from Australia and with hardly any Scots blood at all, that's about all I can do in this situation.
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