Archive | October, 2014

The Blame Game

19 Oct

Well written Rod I have read your blogs,and the poems,thanks for them.I am 62 the noo,I I have stopped smoking again,and never was a great drinker,a “two can Dan” and my Alice made sure I never drank that often.I had a thought about how the SNP behaved over the course of the referendum debate.I recall it being said on more than a few occasions that if a majority of Scottish seats in the Westminster parliament went to the SNP then that would be a vote for independence and that is how we shall win through.The referendum was just the first half of the game.The question I think remains is this,have enough people been convinced of independence and that the referendum was somehow not fair or “Kosher” the ire may be fresh in all of the minds as to vote for the SNP come May and we win the 30 seats needed.Like you I found myself shouting at the TV “why don’t you ask this or that ” and my suspicions were aroused several times when I could see that the yes campaign from the SNP was not as robust as it should have been.Is Alex Salmond smarter than I even thought has he been playing the game ten times better then I thought?It looks like Westminster will be in a strange mix come the May elections,turmoil might describe it better,with UKIP,with Labour in dispute with itself,Lib-Dems a big question over if and any?The Tories leaning very far right and having tied themselves into another referendum over an EU exit.The SNP could be the only party with the same message and with cohesion.The more I think about it the more it makes for a plan,and don’t you just love it if a plan comes together!The referendum may have been dismissed by Westminster as a new parliamentary session is not bound by the previous one,but a majority of seats cant be ignored! is this when the whistle will blow.I have had confidence in Alex Salmond and certain he had a plan although nothing came out as a game changer in the last few days of the referendum like I and I suspect many others thought it would.I was dismayed and wondered why there was not a storming finish perhaps I’ve guessed right for once.

Auld Acquaintance

I am knackered, Bushed, Exhausted, Drained, Burned Out….You name it….I am absolutely gubbed!
I have given 3 years of my life to write and fight for Scotland to regain it’s Independence..
Why did I do so? Well not for me.. I have lived most of my life now, and I do not expect to live all that much longer.. If I make it to 62, I will have done better than than the male expectancy in some parts of Glasgow!
My mother died at 62, and only saw two years of her pension after grafting and scrubbing away for all her life.
So I have no real expectations for myself…Not because of where I live, but rather the lifestyle that I have led.. I smoke too much and have never really looked after myself…that is my choice,and there is a price to pay some day, and I can’t blame anyone…

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