It's simple. We are a small country. So is New Zealand. New Zealand, you should note, has an attitude and the blatant confidence that 'we can do this' and it's 'stuff what you lot think, we can do it.' And hey, look at that, they can. The All Blacks dominate. Even the All Whites, the football team, outperformed everyone's...
It's simple. We are a small country. So is New Zealand. New Zealand, you should note, has an attitude and the blatant confidence that 'we can do this' and it's 'stuff what you lot think, we can do it.' And hey, look at that, they can. The All Blacks dominate. Even the All Whites, the football team, outperformed everyone's expectations at the last World Cup. 'Can't' does not seem to enter the Kiwi brain without a 'why the hell not' response. Outside of sport, it took New Zealand and Australia longer to enter recession, and it was shallower than ours, because their economies are less reliant on financial services for an income.
So why does Scotland believe, en masse, that Scotland cannot do it? Is it years of being told we can't afford to, or is it simply that too many Scots simply don't have the belief that we could do anything at all on our own?
There is no reason for this lack of confidence. There is nothing we cannot do IF WE WANT IT. And being told by Labour and the Conservatives that we can't; well that's just not good enough. I want a good reason for why I can't do something, and 'because I say so' is not a reason.
Just to make this clear, I am an SNP voter. I vote for the only party which can remove us from the constant circuit of Labour/ Conservative/ Labour/ Conservative.... Scotland votes Labour; what does that get us? Conservative government. What does that get us? Shafted. Because the Tories don't give a f*ck about Scotland, because Scotland doesn't vote Tory.
Rob C; this will attract you, I'm sure. Since the enemy of mine enemy is my friend, I would appreciate your input. We are undoubtedly both for Scottish independence, in our own ways.
This is also nothing to do with money; if I was worried about money, the nice cozy financial relationship with London would do lovely. Personally I would like the absolute uncertainty against the current arrangement.
Anti Scottish morons; I'm sure this will attract you as well... ah well, you can't win them all. I will be ignoring you, so you needn't bother.