The purpose of the heart

I’ve long said that the head argument for Scotland becoming independent has long been won; anyone who says we can’t afford it is lying (though, to be fair, anyone who says we will be amazingly better off any time soon is also deficient in the facts department) so we certainly know we could go it alone. So it really boils down to whether or not we should. It is an easy one for me but I appreciate it might not be quite so easy for other people but I would say, follow your heart people!

Wee Ginger Dug

We’re told the independence campaign is a battle between head and heart, at least a lot of folk in the papers and on telly seem to think so. Usually, it has to be said, it’s those of a Nawish persuasion who see themselves on a self appointed mission to blind the bravehearts with a facsimile of logic. Yes supporters counter with logic of their own, and before you know it the debate has descended into an exchange of sterile spreadsheets and legal papers rolling back and forwards in front of the glassy eyes of a population who’ve lost interest and have gone off to have a laugh at Rory the Tory’s – did you know he’s Scottish? – attempt to build a big pile of stones on the Border as a symbol of unity. Even though I’m a supporter of independence, I’d be quite happy to donate a big heavy…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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