Monday, 15 October 2012

Scotland and the Break Up of the United Kindom

So Scotland is going to decide if it wants to be an independent country. If the vote in this referendum is Yes it will have large and serious long term effects not just for Scotland but for the rest of the United Kingdom. On the front of my passport is the name of this country, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Long winded, I know but that's it's name.

And the question I would like to ask David Cameron is why we, the people of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland aren't getting a say as to whether our country should, or shouldn't be changed in this enormous and far reaching way. Why don't we all get a vote when the question, probably, Do you want Scotland to be an independent country? is asked in 2 years time?


Kevin said...

I'd also like to know whether Mr Salmond's idyllic independent Scotland will be wholly financially independent, or will they expect a degree of subsidy from the British government?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad someone else has asked why we in England aren't included. The Acts of Union weren't a takeover but a unification. Hence we are one country and all of us should have a say in the future of that country.