“I will not take lectures on pensions from the people who stole the pension pot. I will not take lectures on the future of our oil and shipbuilding industries from the people who de-industrialised Scotland and lied to us about our reserves. I will not take lectures on the economy from the people who presided over the worst banking crash since the 1920’s. I will not take lectures on austerity from those who have doubled the national debt in 4 years to finance their assault on the poor and to enrich their donors. I will not take lectures on security from the people whose foreign policy brought terror to our shores. I will not take lectures on the NHS from those who would see it privatised. I will not take lectures on care for the elderly and disabled by the first government to be inspected by the UN on disability rights violations. I will not take lectures on nuclear weapons from those who don’t live with them in their back yard.”
Today I have the pleasure of handing over Auld Acquaintance to a very good acquaintance of mine, Murray Calder.
Murray has very kindly given me permission to reproduce here something he wrote recently.
Given all the activity on Twitter over National Collectives #YesBecause, where people have been galvanised into giving their reasons why they are voting YES, Murray actually wrote this himself before all that took off, and is very worth while reading. So with that said…over to Murray
I’ve been lucky. I was born, grew up, was educated and have spent the last 25 years working in Scotland, a country I love in all its parts from the wild, wild Highlands to wild nights out in Glasgow basements.
I’ve been lucky. I’ve had a successful and rewarding career which has taken me around the world while living and working in Scotland.
I’ve been lucky. I met and…
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