Did the Scottish cringe impact the Indyref?

My Journey to Independence


Warning, the following article may be difficult reading for many Scots.
It’s not meant to be offensive just an observation from an outsider, who loves this country but is still deeply perplexed by her native citizens.

It’s now been nearly 3 weeks since the historic Scottish independence referendum. The day, 18 September 2014, when from the hours of 7:00am-10:00pm, Scotland was a sovereign nation. The eyes of the entire world were on this small country of 5.5 million people. Would they do it? Become the next independent nation on earth?

What the hell happened? I mean, why would you vote against governing yourself? Having all the decisions about what’s best for your country made here in Scotland. As an American it seemed a no brainier. I just didn’t understand.

But then I realised it was an inferiority complex at play here. Now I’m not saying every…

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About Hugh Wallace

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