So, ‘Smart’ Alec Salmond has finally published details of his proposed independence referendum for Scotland. Whilst I have no real axe to grind, gut feel says the numbers don’t add up and increased devolved powers would be the safer option, I’m happy enough to do my research and use my vote.
What really stirs the pot however is the reaction of the three main political parties. They’re going to block it before the public get a chance to vote. Now, I accept these are elected representatives, but the point of a referendum is to allow the public voice to be heard. These third rate politicos are effectively choking that off.
Face it, any one with an ounce of ability and political ambition stands for Westminster, the ‘B’ team end up in Brussels and the devolved assemblies get the leftovers. A jumped up local council in effect. Give us our vote. If the case against is good enough, they have nothing to worry about.