Well, here it is. It’s a lot smaller than “Scotland’s Future” but still a big read. It’s the Scottish Government’s proposals for further powers being made to the Smith Commission. Time to load up my Kindle again and get up to speed. No rest for the radical.
We came close but didn’t win the coconut. However, it was a piece of history in the making when most of Scotland’s voters came out and decided whether to remain in the United Kingdom or go it alone.
I campaigned with others who could not see a way ahead for our most vulnerable citizens by remaining in the UK. However, the majority voted otherwise and I accept that. Now we need to work out a new settlement within the Union and I will continue to fight to get a fair deal for the poor, the old and the sick.
Gordon Brown gave us a timetable for change that was to be honoured following a vote for the Union. I have posted this timetable in the sidebar of this site and I will be checking our progress against it. Nearly half of Scotland’s voters voted to leave the United Kingdom. The rest voted to stay with a promise of better powers for the Scottish Parliament. This promise must be kept, or the majority will feel cheated and betrayed and the minority will see a chance to once again bring Scotland to the door out of the United Kingdom.
Sign the petition to back the programme for change promised to the ‘No’ voters. https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/promise-for-Scotland