draykorinee wrote:...scots like Tony Blair...
What? I don't think he's Scottish and I don't think we'll be offering him a Scottish passport. If he applied, it would need special consideration.
draykorinee wrote:It's important for the uk to remain relevant...
Why? Scotland has huge relevance in terms of her contribution to science, medicine, technology and the arts. Scots culture is celebrated happily in all the places the diaspora reached. We are not in danger of losing that relevance; what we could happily lose is the power of the school bully as it is wielded by Westminster.
Is that last what you mean by relevance?
Blair was born in edingburgh, i won't argue that his 'scottishness' is about zero, but you have to accept some of the blame! (plenty to go around)
Again, I'm talking about global political relevance of which Scotland has none. Scotland had a rich history and culture that is known world wide, don't get me wrong in thinking that Scotland is not an important country in regards to science, literature, culture, etc it is and certainly has been, but it's not a world player like it was. However, like i did and others have questioned, does it matter? probably not, it was certainly not my stance that Scotland can't influence the world in others ways. the whole bully thing i would have to disagree with, but that's another discussion.
I personally hope the vote passes and Scotland can be independent if only to shut my Scottish sister in law and her mother up, feed up of hearing them bang on about the English even though they both married one :p