At first I thought it was a joke.
Not the issue of an independent Scotland but the appointment of Alistair Darling as the man to lead the Better Together campaign. This was the man you were supposed to trust and believe that he was making the best case against an independent Scotland. Trust Alistair Darling? With this man’s record I wouldn’t trust him to walk my dog.
Then again, Darling’s track record is excellent if you’re looking for someone who doesn’t mind lying and who excels at trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes. So maybe his appointment does make sense. With voting day fast approaching, Darling is already crowing that independence has been lost. But of course, he’s someone you should believe in.
On the other side there was Alexander Salmond leading the cause. Salmond was someone I didn’t really have much knowledge of except for the fact that he allowed Donald Trump to build a golf course in Scotland. Trump is a man I have very strong feelings for and none of them good. Plus Salmond is SNP and I’m in no way a nationalist. In fact since Labour become the alternative Tory party there isn’t really any political party I would align myself with. I mean I’m not going to vote for the Lib Dems now am I? Fool me once and all that.
Personally I thought this whole thing was a no go from the start. Why would I want to see the UK split up? I’ve lived and worked in London for years in the past and on the whole it was a positive experience. But I didn’t particularly like living the UK and it’s always been on my mind to escape to some other country, a country where the grass is always greener.
Why didn’t I like living in the UK? The answer is not because I dislike the people or the places I’ve lived in and I really don’t mind the weather at all. I like to live in a place where the seasons change. The answer to that question is pretty simple. It’s because of the governments and the political leaders we’ve always been ruled by.
previous article. You cannot pick up a newspaper or go online without seeing how this government is screwing over the people of the UK, not the rich but the ‘ordinary’ working person. Crime syndicates wish they were as organised as Cameron’s government.
I don’t trust politicians and I never have since Thatcher was welcomed as Prime Minister with a groan of despair from the working class. And politicians have given me no reason to change my mind in the years since she implemented her iron fist. When the independence issue first came up I wasn’t undecided back then, I was pretty much a ‘couldn’t give a toss’. Politicians look after themselves, the corporations and the rich, in that order.
And then I was asked to write an article for a company I worked for.
The entire article can be found here at Expats Post.