I’ll be voting against Scottish independence this year. Here’s why. In Summary:
- The cultural vision is weak
- The specifics are bad
- It’s a terrible time to be doing it
- I don’t trust the offer, especially in this political climate
Background: I’m Greek and have lived in Scotland since 1988. I’d be in favour of Scotland becoming an independent Celtic state like Ireland, or joining Ireland. But I think the offer on the table by Alex Salmond and the SNP is bad in the specifics, and since we can only say yes or no to specifics it’s a no. Missed opportunity. I’d like to see a better offer by someone else.