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We’re Better Together as Britons. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
We’re Better Together as Britons.

If you’re in the UK, and not eligible to vote in the Scottish Referendum (a Cockney charlady hired away by an oil company to live and work in Aberdeen is eligible, for example; a member of Clan Wemyss who was born in Renfrewshire but happens to live in the West of England … isn’t. It’s all very odd and very convoluted), please consider joining me, and Dan Snow, and (as I post) almost nine thousand others, in reminding our Scots brethren – in many cases, our Scots great-aunts and cousins and in-laws and nephews – that we care, and wish them to stay part of our shared realm as they are part of our shared history and shared blood, our wider family. The Let’s Stay Together petition is here, awaiting only your signature.

PS: And wherever you are, you’ll have UK followers, as likely as not, so even if you’re not British, please consider reblogging this.

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steepholm From: steepholm Date: August 7th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did my bit a while ago, but surprisingly my idea appears not to have gained much political traction.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 7th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's not Westminster would kill the idea.

It's Morningside. You'd be hanged in Embro. And I don't mean in effigy.
nursedarry From: nursedarry Date: August 7th, 2014 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
So...my MIL born and bred in sunny Surrey, but who lives in Midlothian is good to go, but my husband who was born and bred in the City of Connery, but who lives in lovely Lancashire is going to be sidelined. *sigh*

Having said that, they'd both vote the same way, I suspect: the way you'd like them to :)

EDT: edited because I'm clearly hungry for bread.

Edited at 2014-08-07 04:47 pm (UTC)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 7th, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Go canny, lass...

... and don't burn the bannocks.
germankitty From: germankitty Date: August 7th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
So you DO have Scottish roots! I came across the name during our recent Scottish vacation (might've been at Dumbarton Castle -- don't remember exactly where, sorry, we were sightseeing so much, I lost track) and mentioned it to my husband, but he didn't think it likely ... shows what he knows! :)

And I couldn't agree more on the Referendum; as one guide at one of the churches we visited and talked to explained, "the heart says yes, the head says no, the wallet says HELL NO".

May reblog later ...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 8th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, I'm a walking genome of Britain.

A quarter of allsorts.
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