If Scotland votes for independence, make sure border stays shut: Editor's Eye comment (From News Shopper)
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If Scotland votes for independence, make sure border stays shut: Editor's Eye comment
NOT being a political animal myself, I tend to avoid the nonsense which typically surrounds the conference season.
But, with just 12 months until our Scottish cousins vote on whether to go it alone, this question sparked my interest.
Readers of this column will know I have no particular political leanings, but surely those north of the border can’t really want to be independent?
With all the benefits the Scots have had in recent years, I can’t believe any of them would seriously think they’d be better off without us.
Unless, of course, they suspect the gravy train travelling north could be halted soon and they want to get out while they’re ahead?
As things stand, there’s very little chance of those voting “yes” actually winning. In fact, with the way they’re carrying on they’d have more chance of a resounding “yes” vote if they held the election south of Carlisle.
As someone who travels to Glasgow and Edinburgh on a regular basis I’m well aware of the “subtle” differences between our two nations, but these should be celebrated, rather than being seen as a reason to separate.
But, if by some miracle those voting “yes” do win, then it’s important that the border stays well and truly closed. There must be no halfway house with this one, if they choose to go the divorce must be absolute and all links severed.
And don’t forget, you can also tweet me your views: @parkestheeditor
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