COULD YOU SURVIVE IN A SCOTLAND WITHOUT THE SNP PAYING YOUR WAY?

If you read this, research it’s truth and STILL don’t like the SNP, I can only say “You are selfish and/or scared” EVERYTHING above is what the SNP Government provides for EVERY Scottish person. So next time you get paid, please look at the list above and TRY and understand how a Devolved Scotland is helping your bank account. So when you vote Tory or Blue Labour, understand the SNP are financially helping you, holding you up and supporting you. The lies will be believed, people will say things like “THE SNP SIDES WITH NAZI GERMANY IN THE 1930” as a pathetic time travelling ruse to make you dislike the SNP. Also Labour canvassers are TODAY telling people in Motherwell, pensioners in Motherwell that “If you vote SNP you WILL lose your Free bus pass” This is a Lie! This is one of many lies that the old might fall for again.

Forget the Unionist and Loyalist hater, they are gone and will vote against the SNP out of racist and sectarian thoughts filled with hate and blind love of all things Royal and Tory. I say again ‘NOT TILL FISCAL TROUBLES HIT YOUR POCKET WILL YOU CARE” and “NOT TILL ILLNESS OR DISABILTY HIT YOU OR LOVED ONES WILL YOU UNDERSTAND BEING IN SCOTLAND WITH THE SNP WILL HELP YOU”.

Who in Scotland can deny the truth of the list above? Do some research and do the right thing for SCOTLAND! Not your bank account or your faith in anything outside your own life. I know some who hate the SNP and tell lies, I know people who tell me “Shaun, Foodbanks don’t exist, it’s a lie” Some believe it to be true, some just don’t see suffering. Trust me; if the SNP scrapped all the fiscal help to ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN Scotland, people would change their tune. I am wasting my time here, but the list above, seriously read it and ask “Where do they help me” and also “If all this help from the SNP stopped, would it affect me” Also leave you with a document I was sent today by a friend. Take it as you see it, or ignore it blindly, selfishly or with hate. I want Scotland free for all our kids, for Scotland in 100 years from now when we are all dead. What about you? Even forget the SNP if you must and just think ‘What would a free Scotland be’ – And people are STILL falling for the Tory/Labour and Media lies 😦 Tragic it is

IMAGINE THE POWER OF A FREE SCOTLAND WHEN WE SEE CLEARLY HOW EVERY SCOTTISH PERSON IS HELPED!!

Learn from the past Scotland:

April 17th 2015: ‘UN Human Rights Chief’ Compares UK Media to Nazi Propaganda

September 16th 2014: Scotland – Why did you vote Yes or No? Did you have reason? Have you changed?

September 10th 2014: Scotland – We can’t be scared nor selfish, don’t be the Worlds joke!

September 19th 2014: Scotland Vote No In Referendum – Selfish, Scared People, Well Done!

July 13th 2014: Why We Can’t Be Selfish In This Vote Scotland

July 22nd 2015: Fascist State Westminster Establishment? – The List!!

February 19th 2016: The awful Social Media Impact on the Scottish Yes Movement

November 29th 2014: Ex BBC Business Editor Slams The BBC For Anti-Scottish Independence ‘Propaganda’

MORE LOVE, LESS HATE

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THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT ALL DISABLED PEOPLE

THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT ALL DISABLED PEOPLE

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THE ABOVE IMAGE NEEDS CHANGED TO THIS – THIS REPRESENTS ‘BETTER’ FOR SOCIETY TO JUDGE

 

Politicians Greed Vs Benefit slashing Suicides – Wake up, vote them out! -Suicide Contact Numbers

As Austerity cuts deep into the poor and disabled they people WE PAY to work FOR US deny us, cheat, steal, and nothing is done! WAKE UP EVERYONE

As Austerity cuts deep into the poor and disabled they people WE PAY to work FOR US deny us, cheat, steal, and nothing is done! WAKE UP EVERYONE

It’s important we try and help the disabled and vulnerable https://shaunynews.com/2015/01/25/if-you-do-one-thing-today-share-this-you-will-be-saving-a-life-suicidehotlines/ < Is a link that if you see and don’t share, in my eyes makes you selfish, it takes seconds to care people. We have people committing suicide over Benefit cuts all over the UK and this is more than sad, especially when we look into the expenses scandal that is still happening in Westmonster. I don’t have to care about other people, I could turn a blind eye and say “I am ok, why should I care” I am asking, WHAT DO YOU SAY? Do you want to out these thieves or do you have a bought house, triple glazing and a comfy life and don’t care? Wake up! George Osborne and Ian Duncan Smith have (Allegedly) used expenses for food, for TV Licences and more, things you and I must pay for, work hard for, whatever. I will share what I can below..But the Suicides at the hands of ATOS were awful, this is still happening, people are taking their lives due to benefit cuts while the people we pay to help us spend OUR MONEY, a Millions o£ pounds and more every year for things like Dog beds, light bulbs, Sky TV, the list is awful. Are we sheep Britain? Prove your worth and join in, why leave it to others. If you think “Aww others will protest” you are selfish. Do it for the living, vote these scumbags out, if you think only about your own bank account, you are selfish. Sorry, I speak to the truth, should we ALL stand up we can beat these thieves

PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP SAVE A LIFE PEEPS..PLEASE

PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP SAVE A LIFE PEEPS..PLEASE

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British MPs in expenses controversy
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The man who runs the finances of the UK himself

 

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The man who runs the finances of the UK himself

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Via http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/government-benefit-cuts-are-already-being–blamed-for-the-deaths-of-three-vulnerable-people-and-there-may-be-60-more-9942735.html

Nothing quite says ‘Merry Christmas!’ like accusations of a government cover-up over a series of benefit claimants’ deaths.

But that’s exactly the festive message that disability rights groups say the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is sending out to the poor and disabled this week, with the news that they are still considering whether or not they will publish their reviews into 60 benefit-related deaths < Read this guys and gal’s 

The response came following a Freedom of Information request from the Disability News Service in which the DWP admitted to carrying out 60 peer reviews into deaths of customers since February 2012. In response to another FOI request to publish the conclusions of those reviews, the DWP said it required a further month under a section of the Freedom of Information Act to determine whether the information was “in the public interest”.

However disabled and anti-cuts campaigners have accused the government of “petty obstructionism” and attempting to cover up the truth that their policy of welfare cuts is leading to the deaths of vulnerable individuals. And who can blame them? The Government has repeatedly denied any links between benefit cuts and deaths, despite the fact that there is evidence to the contrary.

Like the case of David Clapson, a diabetes sufferer who was found dead from acute lack of insulin after his benefits had been stopped. There was no food in his flat – or in his stomach, an autopsy found – and he had just £3.44 in his bank account. Why? Because the ex-soldier, who was reportedly found with a pile of printed CV’s near his body, had been deemed not to be taking the search for work seriously enough.

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We owe Alex Salmond EVERYTHING we have Scotland. Starting NOW – #The45

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A REAL POLITICIAN, A REAL MAN.

How does this make you feel? I want to cry for Alex

How does this make you feel? I want to cry for Alex

I ask PLEASE the moderators of Groups to let this through. Scotland MUST know guys. Please, I beg..Let it through

This man should have been getting ready to lead Scotland into a brave new future. Scotland let him down. I did this blog here about Politicians https://shaunynews.com/2014/07/13/tory-child-abuse-whistleblower-i-supplied-underage-rent-boys-for-margaret-thatchers-cabinet-ministers-as-media-go-to-for-tories-and-westminster-hard/ Now before you say, the People were one of several news papers to go with the story, go research this please

Tory child abuse whistleblower: ‘I supplied underage rent boys for Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet ministers’ As Media go for Tories and Westminster HARD

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Without doubt this man is a REAL MAN. We let him down. We believed the lies, we allowed criminals to deny him his destiny. We have another bite at this Scotland. If you voted no, then redeem yourself by voting SNP and give Scotland her freedom. Alex is a man of the people. Many say he walking away from a sinking ship at the time, now you can all see exactly what he is doing. By taking a back seat Alex can do more. He isn’t stupid. But when I see that image above and these other two images I feel we have let down a family member. Alex was NOWHERE with SNP. He took the SNP from the same level as the Green Party, he changed Scotland, he did things people say he could not. He changed the face of British Politics. Anyone who thinks this man, 20 years the leader of the SNP is walking away from Scotland, I ask you please think again. We owe it to Alex to do what we need to do. And that is vote SNP in record numbers and free Scotland from this criminal Union. Many who voted no I (Fact) know feel let down, they know they have been fooled. Don’t be fooled a 3rd time Scotland. 1979, 2014 we as a nation didn’t believe. Well in 2015 we MUST believe, vote SNP and get Scotland out of this Union

Watch this video from before the vote. He was RIGHT. Now lets back the man NOW 

We have time to share stories, explain to people why and do what we must do. I can share stories of Politicians in Westminster being criminals with expenses. I can share it all, it already has been shared. We didn’t listen, we thought our World was a better place than that. WE WERE WRONG. Scotland our Parliament is not full of Criminals, lets make sure it stays that way.

A Personal Message From Tommy Sheridan

http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/21/a-personal-message-from-tommy-sheridan/

For Alex, For Scotland, For the kids, For our Future, For your future. Vote SNP, and get Scotland free 

WE MUST DO THIS NOW SCOTLAND

WE MUST DO THIS NOW SCOTLAND

Podcast 2 – Scottish Independence and why we should vote yes! My voice, my thoughts

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We will be a laughing stock at a no vote. Stupidest country on Earth and we invented the modern World. Lets go own our own World!

A Podcast of reasons I think we should vote yes, my voice with images and charts and more! 

THIS IS THE VIDEO I SPOKE ABOUT! IF THIS DOESN’T CHANGE THE UNDECIDED TO VOTE YES, NOTHING WILL. I PLEAD YOU WATCH IT SCOTLAND! I BEG, THIS IS REALITY! A Reality many may not be aware about. If you have a comfy life with money and vote no, I ask you again, please! Watch the video below, it tells a story that is both heartbreaking and true and a reason Scotland will be the STUPIDEST country on Earth if we vote no! As I said in the above video, I URGE YOU PLEASE!! To watch the reality in the UK and Scotland regarding food banks, they have went up under the Tory Party. You may say “I am ok Jack” But we Scot’s are better than this, please watch below and understand what people like you and I are going through. If you watch this movie, I guarantee you WILL have a rethink. If not, you are lost and clueless. Why we want to remain in this below is beyond me.

https://shaunynews.com/2014/07/13/thatcher-covered-up-conservative-sex-scandal-wow-media-are-going-with-it/

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO ABOUT HOW BAD THINGS HAVE GOT AND HOW BAD THINGS ‘WILL’ GET, DON’T VOTE NO OUT OF LACK OF EDUCATION IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY ONLY TO REGRET LATER ON! Also here are some links to decent debating places where you can learn more. Please, please try!! 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/YESFORSCOTLAND/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/36994277593/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vote4scotland/

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LETTER FROM A MAN WHO LIVED THROUGH WESTMINSTER LIES ON OUR LAST ATTEMPT AT INDEPENDENCE AND SAW SCOTLAND DIE IN INDUSTRY

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This is an article I BEG  Scottish people read. It is a letter from an older Scottish guy who lived through 2 (TWO) failed tries at Scottish Independence. We had the devolution referendum in May 1979, we had the devolution referendum in May 1979 under the Callaghan Labour government and all the Westminster parties promised new powers for Scotland if we voted No, SCOTLAND WE WERE LIED TO TWICE. This letter is from a man who lost EVERYTHING. If you are voting no because you have a nice life, then STOP and READ! Because the LIES TOLD TO SCOTLAND TWICE FROM WESTMINSTER WILL MAKE YOU THINK AGAIN, IT HAS TO!

This is the letter, it’s long, but PLEASE, educate yourself on the past, educate yourself on the past lies from Westminster. Difference this time is the SNP are behind us. Be you like the SNP or not they got us here. We can’t be fooled 3 times Scotland. We would be called the stupidest people on EARTH if we fell for this again. WESTMINSTER LIES. EDUCATE, DEBATE, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. SCOTLAND READ THIS DAMN LETTER AND DO NOT LET THE REST OF US DOWN. THIS IS A TRUTH YOU CAN READ THEN GO GOOGLE! SCOTLAND WE MUST BE BRAVE !

Letter

A SCOTSMAN’S DREAM.
I love Scotland, because I was born there, went to school there, worked there, my children were born there, and I met the love of my life there. Someday, my ashes will be scattered there too. However, I had no easy start in life being born in 1947 in the East End of Glasgow in a Bridgeton slum with an outside toilet shared by the neighbours. I shared that one roomed flat (single end) with my brother and parents for four years. Like so many poor working class people who endured bad conditions in the Glasgow slums, my family succumbed to the dreaded Glasgow disease TB. My father, brother and me were shipped to sanatoriums, only my mother escaped. I spent a year in hospital from the age of four. The reason I share this with my F.B. friends is to highlight the fact that many Scottish people have suffered hardships in the past because this Union we are locked into has maintained an iron grip on Scotland and limited our ability to change our lives.
Hardship and poverty is therefore not a new thing for Scottish families, it has been going on for years and years, and it is still going on today. When I was a child there was no food banks for the poor, everyone had to make the best of it, difficult as it was. At School I was made to stand in a line at school meal times with the other children who had free meal passes until the paying kids were served and then we were allowed to be fed. I remember the humiliation I felt then as though it was yesterday. Consequently, I can empathise with those Scots who now rely on food banks to feed their family. A small child knows nothing of its surroundings and adapts better than adults do, but that is no excuse to allow child poverty to continue and escalate in Scotland today. Neither is it pertinent to point out that there are poorer people elsewhere in the world as if that makes the level of poverty we have in Scotland acceptable.
Back then when I was a boy there was no established SNP, no vision of escape from the system that kept us locked into the situation we found ourselves in. Nevertheless, there burned a resentment for change in the breasts of many and I was one of them, young as I was. I had a great teacher at school whose eloquence and pertinacity to teach Scottish history introduced me to my country’s past. I learned then that my people had been suffering long before my own humble beginnings and had suffered much greater hardships, even death at the hands of our supposed partner in this unholy Union of Unequals. The seed was sown then in my young mind and has grown steadily ever since for Scottish independence.
I left school at fifteen, and got a job in engineering, but throughout my working life I saw one great manufacturing company in Scotland close, one after the other.
We had the devolution referendum in May 1979 under the Callaghan Labour government and all the Westminster parties promised new powers for Scotland if we voted No. I remember how excited I was as a young man of 32 with a young family that at last Scotland would have a political wedge between us and London. Despite winning 52% of the vote we were denied devolution by Westminster when a Labour MP George Cunningham, a Scot from an English constituency proposed the unprecedented 40% rule that the Labour government eagerly accepted. This stipulation had never been employed in British government elections before, but they used it on Scotland. They moved the goalposts on us because they could, such is the power of Westminster.
The Tories under Lord Hume had promised to address the concerns of Scots if they voted No and devolve more powers to the Scottish Secretary, the de-facto Governor General of Scotland. But his pledge wasn’t honoured when Thatcher came to power months later after she deposed Ted Heath. The lesson learned from 1979, was that we Scots cannot trust Westminster promises to Scotland, and we must never forget it.
Scotland then endured 18 years of hell when Thatcher systematically destroyed the industrial heart of our country. I remember when Rootes of Linwood closed in 1981; people thought it would never happen because it was so big. But it did. 13,000 lost their jobs as a direct and indirect consequences of the closure because Westminster wanted to cease car manufacturing in Scotland, and offered no help. There was no Scottish devolved government then to save the plant like Alex Salmond did with the Grangemouth refinery in 2013.
After Linwood, many more institutions that were bastions of employment in Scotland were destined to follow suit. Thatcher demonised the miners as the “Enemy Within” because they had the audacity to challenge her authority in trying to save their industry. The coal industry was destroyed in an act of vengeance against the miners for what they inflicted on the Tory government in 1972 &1974. But Thatcher was only getting started. When Scott Lithgow closed in Greenock, it paralysed that town and the neighbouring Port Glasgow, because it employed so many of their citizens; the place was like a ghost town for years afterwards. But, the yards of the Lower Clyde were not to be alone. The Upper Clyde shipyards soon followed, and one after another the shipyards that had made Glasgow and created so many iconic ships closed. Thousands of our skilled men and women were thrown on the ever rising scrap heap of unemployment.
Lots of other areas of Scotland followed Glasgow’s fate at the hands of the English Tories who continued to rule over us. Irvine, Bathgate, and Methyl all suffered, as did Uddingston in 1987 when the giant Caterpillar tractor plant closed, with the loss of 1200 jobs. Thatcher didn’t raise a finger to save any of them. I was around to see them all turned into rubble. Our fishing community was also decimated when Thatcher traded the Scottish waters to the EU in exchange for her rebate. The fisherman might hate the EU these days, but it was the Westminster Tories that sold their industry down the river and removed their birthright.
But Westminster was not finished with destroying what was left of our engineering heartland. They turned their eyes to the profitable Ravenscraig Steelworks, the only steel producer in Scotland. Despite having a world reputation for quality and the longest strip mill in Europe, Westminster decided on a whim to shut it down and concentrate steel production in Wales. Ravenscraig had a buyer, but Westminster didn’t want competition for British Steel, so the offer was declined. The jewel in the crown of Scottish engineering was closed courtesy of Westminster, and like all the rest, turned into rubble. It was then Lanarkshire’s turn to suffer the blight of mass unemployment. Once again we Scots were expendable in Westminster’s eyes, something that will never change.
I was made redundant like all my friends and every member of my family in Thatcher’s purges and with all the closures it was hard to find a job. Like many men I had to leave my home to find work at a cost of a normal family life. My kids were still in primary school and I had a mortgage to pay, so I had no choice. This is a scenario still familiar to many Scottish families today with the bread winners quest to find a job becoming harder, and harder.
We had to wait another 20 years before we gained devolution and only the rise in support for the SNP delivered it, but the Labour Party in government gave it the dismissive title, “The Scottish Executive,” as though it was no more than a quango. They didn’t want the Scots to get above themselves with delusions of government. Since the SNP took control of Holyrood and showed the Scots how they could govern well even with their limited resources, the seeds of independence were sown in the minds of a new generation of Scots the length and breadth of Scotland.
The de-industrialisation of Scotland has left an open wound that will never fully heal, making long term unemployment a way of life for many. Our people have been forced to take zero hours contracts with no guaranteed wage or lose their benefits, something that wasn’t around in my day. Many working people still cannot make ends meet which is an irrelevance to the Tory led Westminster government. Because Westminster still favours Thatcher’s monetarism policy over manufacturing we have seen London grow into a city state to the detriment of every other region of the UK, and to the steady decline of industry. To finance London’s rise, Westminster used North Sea oil revenues, which also provided tax breaks for the rich. In parallel to London’s rise a new generation of poor grew up with little likelihood of escape or change of attitude from Westminster. The ghost of the past was returning to haunt us.
The Tories now call the poor and disadvantaged on welfare, scroungers, such is their empathy and lack of humanity. The fact that Westminster policies have created the feeling of hopelessness and lack of opportunities for many Scots escapes them and is something that never ceases to anger me. It is why I hate the Tory Party and everything they stand for, and I make no apologies for that. The best cure for unemployment is not welfare but jobs and government investment in industry. But, the Tories would rather swell the ranks of the unemployed than invest in our national industries. To emphasise the point only last year Westminster allowed a shipyard in Portsmouth to close making 1200 skilled workers redundant, and forced the redundancy of another 800 Scottish shipyard workers in Glasgow. Cameron’s government then went on to place a multi-million pound order for Royal Navy auxiliary ships in South Korea using taxpayer’s money that those same men made redundant contributed to. Pounds before people is always the Tory way. Never forget that, because it will never change.
Westminster have systematically lied to Scots about the value of our oil for the past forty years and they are still doing it today. They don’t want us to realise its true worth and potential. That is why only government sponsored quangos predict a negative viewpoint on oil values and longevity than those of the industry and academic experts. It is so obvious why they are doing it, because they need the revenue for their own grandiose plans down South. We must not be fooled by it. Oil will make Scotland very rich; just look at the other oil producing nations in the world if you doubt it. Better Together is the greatest lie in a long list of lies perpetrated on the Scottish people. We must stop believing these Westminster’s lies, and believe in what we can do, not what they try to convince us we cannot do.
The Labour Party has been complicit in this duplicity as much as the Tories, and these days it is hard to tell them apart. The Scottish people have been conned by the Scottish Labour Party for years as they continue to masquerade as the party of the underprivileged. In reality they are only the voice piece of the London Labour Party and do what they are told by their London leader. When we had a Scottish Labour Prime Minister, and a Scottish Labour chancellor who did nothing to redress the London-centric policies of Thatcherism to the detriment of Scotland, it is madness for Scots to continue to support them. Success in England is more important than fighting for the Scottish people, that is why they do what they do. When Scots wake up to the fact that voting Labour won’t help them, like it didn’t help the men and women of my generation we might get somewhere. Only the SNP fights for Scotland and only Scotland, and all Scots should recognise that by now.
The present Labour MP’s and MSP’s are a sorry bunch, as they collude with the Tories and their Lib. Dem. lap dogs to talk Scotland down. When the odious Scottish Labour leader Lamont, admits on national TV that we Scots are not genetically programmed to make political decisions, everyone with half a brain must realise what voting Labour really means for Scotland; a wasted vote. They and their Tory friends are this generations parcel of rogues selling out Scotland.
For someone who has endured hard times in my life it pains me greatly to read that so many young Scots are suffering poverty when I know we should be a rich country. We have the resources, the brains and leaders with political acumen to match anyone in Westminster. The litany of Scottish achievements would fill volumes of books, and we are recognised the world over as an inventive, industrious, and caring people. But, what we don’t have in abundance is courage and the belief in ourselves. Countless years of being told what to do by our political masters in London has left an indelible inferiority complex in the minds of many Scots. They believe the negativity and lies perpetrated from London by Westminster’s friends in the media and the national mouthpiece known as the BBC.
Like many others, I believe the only way to reverse the problems that face Scotland is if we take control of our own country. Westminster is no friend to the Scottish people and the past has proven that beyond doubt. Sadly, throughout our long history there has always been Scots who favour London’s rule in Scotland regardless of what they do, and these days are no different. The reason these CEO’s, and London based politicians support a No vote is because they have a vested interest in maintaining the London system of control in Scotland. The same can be said for foreign politicians that have answered Cameron’s call to denounce Scotland’s independence. None of them care about the welfare of our people, all they care about is their own selfish interest.
Those ordinary Scots who intend to vote No, have just given up on Scotland. They think it is acceptable to continue letting the people of England choose who governs Scotland whether it be Tory or UKIP, and that we should just submit to London’s rule regardless. If they are successful they will have to watch when Westminster turns the screw on Scotland after the 2015 election and cuts our budget by billions. The Tories will then set out to finish what Thatcher had started, and the No voters will be responsible for that. Their supine subservience to Westminster rule makes them the saddest people of all.
I won’t apologise for rambling on about the past, because I lived through it and don’t want to see our young folk being made to suffer at the hands of English Tories like I did. They don’t care about the Scottish people, they only want to suck us dry for their own benefit. A No vote is a sure fire way to turn the clock back instead of going forward and it will be the biggest mistake in our country’s history if we don’t vote for our independence. With UKIP on the rise in England the situation is becoming critical for Scotland. 307 years ago the Scottish people had no vote regarding joining this Union, but now we have, and we must not waste it. A No vote is a Tory vote, and we should all be clear about that, because it is the only way the sneering Tories will get their dirty, greedy hands on Scotland again.
I am retired now and a pensioner, so my days of struggling to get a job are over. However, I never lost sight of my dream. I still want to see Scotland flourish. I don’t want to see anymore English Tory governments riding roughshod over my country, treating my fellow Scots with indifference. I want to see Westminster humbled by removing their nuclear weapons from Scotland for ever. I want to see the unelected House of Lords never again legislating on Scotland. I want to see Scotland gaining benefits from our oil and gas revenues for the first time in forty years, and see the gravy train to London stopped for good. I want to see jobs created not destroyed to give our young folk a better start in life. I want to see poverty eradicated with decent housing for all our citizens. I consider child poverty in our country in this day and age an obscenity. I want to see a stop to unfettered military spending when our people endure the lowest pensions in Europe. I want Scotland to have a properly funded NHS and welfare system that will be the envy of Europe. If we are in control of all our finances and resources and stop paying for Westminster excesses, we can afford to do it all. I want Scotland to be a land of opportunity not of despair, and if the English government wants to be our enemy after independence we should rise to that challenge like our ancestors did. Scotland will prevail.
But most of all my friends, I want to see Scotland become a free and independent country for all time, and for all its citizens to have a better life than those who went before them.

Alan N McPhail