Showing posts with label scottish independence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scottish independence. Show all posts

Thursday 11 December 2014

Scotland’s Makar Liz Lochhead

Scotland’s Makar poet Liz Lochhead has joined the SNP! Wonderful all these Scottish writers, poets, musicians and authors who back Scottish independence! : ))  This photo was of Liz at Edinburgh Book festival 2014.

She's been told as Scottish makar she should speak for all Scots and have kept quiet on her views. Must admit I'd have thought her religion or politics are personal. As with historian Tom Devine, I have wondered some artists feel intimidated to keep quiet on Scottish independence. Liz said she is about 'the language of life and the dance of words.'

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Independence Day!

Will we have fireworks! There is an expectant stillness in the air today as the Big Vote is on us....It has been  a very long road for some of us dreaming of a better way for Scotland and believing in it with heart and soul.... head too! Over the decades I have felt my vote and voice made no difference at all. For the first time in my life my vote can count and make a difference.

i don't want borders or boundaries or any of these other tired clichés I have heard of. I am voting YES for a new start for democracy where all the voices can be heard  - and not only a small elite who ignore the people. 
I have always thought first past the post system of voting was a ridiculous old fashioned system, the adversarial confrontations of right or wrong of the Westminster politics and their  short sighted policies....

I want to see a greener, more forward looking, more open-minded, inclusive policies. I hope the people of Scotland will seize this one chance to run their own affairs.
The people of Scotland never voted for the Union in 1707 - only a tiny number of rich nobles did (who were bribed with gold). The rich bankers are still wanting to bribe us with false promises - DON'T believe a word they say!

Its been very hard in the media with all the bias - ONLY one Scottish paper for independence and all the BBC bias, both obvious and more subtle. . 
There are many stories to be written and re-written now. But I hope we are on a journey to where we want to be as a country. I hope no matter what the vote Thursday, that we have all learned a great deal about ourselves and can move forward with more hope and faith in our shared future.

This debate has brought out a sense of community and shared dreams across our country. A strong sense of identity matters a great deal for a successful future.  The eyes of the world are now on us - lets not disappoint them by acting in fear....  but rather with confidence and hope in ourselves, our heritage and our beautiful country...